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Temp labor at record levels in US

By Andre Damon, 2 September 2014

In a Labor Day speech in Wisconsin, President Obama hailed the run-up on the stock market and the record pace of corporate profits.

Ukraine and the militarization of Europe

By Peter Schwarz, 2 September 2014

The politics of the European bourgeoisie is a mixture of ruthless aggression and desperation. Confronted with the hopeless crisis of their system, they are rushing toward a catastrophe, just as they did in 1914 and 1939.

GM moving production from Mexico to Tennessee

By Shannon Jones, 2 September 2014

The move is part of a deal based on huge concessions imposed on American auto workers

French unions open for business with new pro-austerity government

By Pierre Mabut, 2 September 2014

The trade union bureaucracy opposes strike action to challenge the deeply unpopular Valls government, lest it fall.

Germany: ThyssenKrupp announces more job cuts

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 2 September 2014

The company official who announced the layoffs was Oliver Burkard, who recently quit his post as local boss of the IG Metall union.

Venezuela announces plan to sell US oil operations

By Alexander Fangmann, 2 September 2014

With the government experiencing a cash crunch, Oil Minister Rafael Ramírez has announced a bid to sell Citgo for $10 billion.

New protest in Ferguson, Missouri over police murder

By Gabriel Black, 2 September 2014

While Democratic Party speakers urged faith in Obama, a section of the protest broke away to demonstrate at the local police station.

Anti-government protests deepen Pakistan’s political crisis

By Sampath Perera and K. Ratnayake, 2 September 2014

After a violent police crackdown last weekend, a discussion is now taking place within Pakistan’s political establishment on whether the military should take power.

Australia: Tasmanian budget cuts public sector jobs, wages

By Patrick Kelly, 2 September 2014

Tasmania already has the worst poverty and unemployment levels of any Australian state.

Economic downturn shifts New Zealand election campaign further right

By John Braddock, 2 September 2014

New Zealand’s government, which previously appeared to have a winning position, is increasingly under fire over scandals and economic policy.