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Australian government slashes spending as global crisis deepens

By Mike Head, 30 November 2011

Treasurer Wayne Swan made clear the government’s acceptance of the dictates of the banks and finance houses that are imposing austerity measures on governments across Europe.

Euro crisis deepens amid warnings of depression

By Nick Beams, 30 November 2011

Euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels have again failed to come up with any solution to the deepening euro crisis amid warnings that the increasingly likely break-up of the single currency will have catastrophic consequences for the European and world economy.

First round of Egyptian parliamentary elections begins

By Alex Lantier, 30 November 2011

Voting in parliamentary elections began Monday and continued yesterday in nine of Egypt’s 27 governorates.

Sri Lankan government imposes austerity budget

By Saman Gunadasa, 30 November 2011

Amid a worsening global crisis, the budget has inflicted new burdens on working people, while giving tax breaks to business.

WikiLeaks wins top Australian journalism prize

By Richard Phillips, 30 November 2011

The Walkley Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Journalism” flies in the face of a vicious US-led attack on WikiLeaks and indicates the depth of support for Assange among serious journalists.

American Airlines files for bankruptcy protection

By Kate Randall, 30 November 2011

American Airlines, which filed for bankruptcy on Tuesday, is the last major legacy air carrier to seek Chapter 11 protection.

Article sheds light on the fabrication of charges against Strauss-Kahn

By Patrick Martin, 30 November 2011

A lengthy article by long-time investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein, published in the New York Review of Books, sheds new light on the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the International Monetary Fund, last May in New York City on bogus rape charges.

West Yorkshire, UK parents and teachers march against school privatisation

By Barbara Slaughter, 30 November 2011

More than 200 parents, teachers and residents of Otley, West Yorkshire, marched Saturday to oppose the transformation of their local senior school into a privately run academy.

Germany: The referendum on the “Stuttgart 21” rail project

By Ulrich Rippert and Marianne Arens, 30 November 2011

Voters in the state of Baden-Württemberg rejected the referendum on the controversial rail project “Stuttgart 21” Sunday.

For a general strike to bring down the Cameron government!

By Socialist Equality Party (UK), 30 November 2011

More than two million workers across the public sector in the UK are taking part in today’s Day of Action against the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition’s attack on their pensions.