BERLIN - Two elements threatened the congress of The Left Party in Dresden over the weekend: water and fire.
Angela is losing "patience" with irresponsible lands and leaders to the South, reluctant to bear the required share of their burdens.
This election is of significance because it took place in the context of the world crisis of capital. The crisis has hit Cyprus hard is due to the close connections of the nation's banks to the Greek economy.
Hundreds of thousands of workers, students, pensioners, and others marched against the right-wing government of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho and his enablers.
Austerity is the key issue facing Cypriot voters as they head to the polls for the second round of the presidential elections.
Some 350 historic buildings in the capital and historic towns across the country are to be sold off.
While the 2012 Summer Olympics bring athletes together in spectacles of sport, the Games will also bring crippling debt, especially galling given the latest austerity measures in the UK.
Madrid saw a massive show of support for miners who are protesting austerity moves by Spain's conservative government, which they say will completely destroy their hardscrabble livelihoods.
Union leaders, including AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, delivered the strong message that "austerity does not work," and only makes things worse for workers, to the G-20 leaders of the industrialized world, meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Police repression coupled with draconian measures to limit peaceful protest have failed to stop a student strike in Quebec.