Austerity as a strategy is more than just throwing a scare into countries, it is also undermining the social contract between labor and capital that has characterized much of Europe for the past two generations.
Attended by representatives of 75 parties in 63 countries, this meeting featured vigorous discussion about the role and policies of communist parties in today's world.
A list of 14 quotes from Pope Francis that help believers and nonbelievers in the quest towards a better world.
In Pope Francis' document, he denounces the anti-human effects of the "idolatry"of the market and the radical wealth inequality resulting from it, but what is really new is making this issue the center of the Catholic Church's mission.
The author did not embroider what she saw or heard. The result did tend to make me angry, but not because of prejudice or dishonesty; it was because of the story she told.
Moscow seems engulfed by the modern world of advertising; the signs, ads and billboards sometimes remind me of Times Square.
Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been arrested and released again, this time in connection with a prostitution scandal.
Recent events in Cyprus, occurring in the context of the global capitalist crisis, have led to a sharpening of the class struggle in this small island nation.
Warning of a new "NAFTA for the Pacific Rim," labor is demanding a new deal being negotiated for the Pacific region include protections for workers rights, health care and the environment.
The leaders of the world's unions are demanding that national leaders put jobs first as the way to get the globe out of its continuing deep recession.