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Syriza and the banks: a Greek tale for U.S. workers

The banks declarations have been painfully exposed as lies, as Greece's economy has shrunk nearly one-third since it began following austerity policies.

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Greece’s Tsipras declares end to austerity, favors jobless over creditors

Alexis Tsipras set his leftist government on a collision course with Greece's creditors, proclaiming an end to the era of austerity and "five years of bailout barbarity." 

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Left victory in Greece breaks new ground

All eyes are on Greece, where left-wing Alexis Tsipras became the new prime minister on Monday, Jan. 26.

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Germany continues along austerity track

Tragic when it doesn't occur to an economics minister that needed investments in infrastructure and education could be made if only taxes on the upper class were increased.

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Ukraine fascists turn against right-wing government

The demand by the Ukrainian far right that UPA be recognized as a patriotic force means the results of World War II would be officially reinterpreted in favor of the Axis.

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Europe: The sky's not falling

"The subjugation of democratic process to the markets was the reason why we have the crisis today...we predicted from the onset...that austerity-based policies would backfire."

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Greek unions hold 24-hour general strike against austerity

Transport grinds to a halt and schools close as thousands march through Athens in protest.

 

 

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EU promises loans to Ukraine for Greek-style austerity

Several European foreign affairs ministers are promising to help Ukraine obtain a loan from the International Monetary Fund.

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Nowadays it doesn't take tanks to overrun Europe

Because Germany has the biggest economy in the EU, and is at the center of a "core" of wealthy nations that also use the Euro - France, Austria, and the Netherlands - Berlin largely calls the shots.

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Germany's Left Party deals with water, fire, air and dirt

BERLIN - Two elements threatened the congress of The Left Party in Dresden over the weekend: water and fire.

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