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Austerity measures threaten legal aid for New Yorkers facing foreclosure

By Ali Ismail, 30 June 2011

As the economic crisis continues to take its toll on working families in New York, the state”s foreclosure-prevention programs and homeowner-counseling agencies are now coming under attack.

Corporate discontent triggers dispute in Australian opposition party

By Mike Head, 30 June 2011

A rancorous conflict in the Liberal Party points to concerns in ruling circles over the failure of the Liberals to outline any plans for a deeper attack on the social position of the working class.

Egyptian military carries out bloody crackdown on protests

By Joseph Kishore and Jonathan Aswan, 30 June 2011

Over one thousand have been injured in clashes that began Tuesday and continued into Wednesday morning, with protesters demanding the ouster of the Egyptian military regime.

ICC prosecutor clarifies purpose behind charges against Libya’s Gaddafi

By James Cogan, 30 June 2011

The International Criminal Court chief prosecutor’s statement is a mafia-style ultimatum to the Libyan political elite—abandon Gaddafi, or share his fate of death or imprisonment.

Obama backs trillions in “painful spending cuts”

By Patrick Martin, 30 June 2011

Issuing the fraudulent slogan of “balanced” deficit reduction, Obama declared his determination to impose cuts on the elderly, the sick, school children and college students.

Washington continues to escalate tensions in South China Sea

By Joseph Santolan, 30 June 2011

A US Senate resolution passed this week deploring China’s use of force and supporting continued US military operations heightens the danger of a confrontation in the South China Sea.

Greek austerity package: Social counterrevolution in Europe

By Peter Schwarz, 30 June 2011

The vote in the Greek Parliament approving another package of austerity measures marks a political watershed for the whole of Europe.

Spanish unions, “left” parties facilitate anti-worker reform of collective bargaining

By Alejandro López and Paul Mitchell, 30 June 2011

There is massive opposition to the changes to workers bargaining rights approved by the Spanish Congress last week.

One thousand teachers to be fired in Chicago

By Kristina Betinis, 30 June 2011

This week, 1,000 thousand pink slips are being sent out to Chicago Public Schools teachers, as well as 150 support staff.

Birmingham, Michigan teachers denounce education cuts

By Shannon Jones, 30 June 2011

Teachers in Birmingham, Michigan, along with educators across the state, are facing drastic concessions and the threat of job cuts.