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Austerity budgets imposed across Europe

By Alex Lantier, 29 September 2012

The French, Spanish and Greek governments all announced multibillion-euro austerity plans yesterday in the face of massive popular opposition.

Catalonia plans referendum on independence from Spain

By Alejandro López, 29 September 2012

On Thursday, the Catalan regional parliament passed a resolution to hold a referendum on self-determination.

China: Bo Xilai expelled from the Communist Party

By John Chan, 29 September 2012

While an agreement in the top Chinese leadership has been made about Bo’s fate, none of the bitter inner-party factional differences have been resolved.

US scuttles Syria negotiations, backs anti-Assad forces at UN

By Niall Green, 29 September 2012

Washington has used the UN General Assembly as a venue to plot with its allies refashioning the Middle East in line with US interests.

AKP government moves against Turkish army

By Jean Shaoul, 29 September 2012

Several generals were sentenced to lengthy prison terms on charges of plotting a coup against the Islamist AKP government.

Report reveals deteriorating social conditions in Wisconsin

By Niles Williamson, 29 September 2012

A recent report released by the Center on Wisconsin Strategy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison revealed the conditions faced by working people in the state.

Harlan, Kentucky coal miner killed in roof fall

By Naomi Spencer, 29 September 2012

A roof collapse in a Tennessee mine early Wednesday claimed the life of a Harlan, Kentucky, miner.

UN delegation snubbed by Pakistani officials as violence ravages Balochistan

By Ali Ismail, 29 September 2012

A United Nations team investigating the fate of thousands of alleged “disappeared” in Balochistan was snubbed by the military and other leading Pakistani institutions during a 10-day visit earlier this month .

Witchhunt intensifies against anti-US protesters in Australia

By Mike Head, 29 September 2012

The “war on terrorism” is being revived as a mechanism for building up the state apparatus to be used against mounting discontent.

Slovenia: Government and opposition join ranks to impose austerity

By Markus Salzmann, 29 September 2012

Slovenia’s conservative government is working closely with the opposition Social Democrats and the trade unions to impose another austerity package.