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Greek workers stage second general strike in two weeks

Two million Greek workers walked off the job for the second time in two weeks Thursday after the country's Parliament backed slashing of the nation's pension system.

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Economic crises and modern Greek mythology

Major media in the U.S. and Europe offer myths to explain Greece's economic crisis.

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Con-Lib coalition deal could mean 170 new peers

LONDON (Morning Star) -- The coalition agreement between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats could result in the parties appointing more than 170 new peers [House of Lords members].

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MTA public hearing in Brooklyn erupts in a fit of anger

A recent NY public hearing on proposed cuts to the city's transit system was the site of considerable rage, with angry protest by the many students on hand as well as a series of others who offered bristling testimony.

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General strike paralyzes Greece

Greece has been brought to a standstill by a general strike, with up to 2 million workers in a 24-hour stoppage against the government's austerity program.

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