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Greece - and the world - at the crossroads

Socialist Prime Minister George Papandreou of Greece stunned the world with his announcement of a national referendum on new austerity measures.

Union leaders to G20: World must focus recovery on workers, jobs

World leaders must pivot and focus the international economy - and its recovery - on getting workers into jobs, union leaders will tell international leaders meeting in Cannes, France.

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General strike shuts down Greece; demonstrators attacked causing one death

There have been many demonstrations in Greece during the past two years since the government's solvency crisis began, but this past week surpassed all in terms of militancy and scale.

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From grime to green: Chinese city transforms

Shenyang, China - population 8 million - was once heavily polluted by blankets of soot and smog. Now, it is transforming itself into a growing center for green technology.

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No surrender in Chicago as Occupy movement mushrooms worldwide

Millions protested at more than 950 demonstrations in 80 countries Saturday, marking a month since the rallies against the global financial system began.

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Protests in Spain against austerity cuts gain wide support

The European Union and European Central bank are forcing European nations saddled with heavy debt loads to cut public services. Spain is among them.

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Struggles sharpen in Cyprus

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.

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Chile resists - students and labor join forces

Anational strike called by the Workers' United Center of Chile (CUT), massed 400, 000 people in the capital city of Santiago and 200,000 elsewhere.

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Power struggle rages in Iran

With less than two years to go before the next presidential election in Iran a power struggle to determine its outcome is in full swing.

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Massive protests shake up Israel

Nearly 300,000 Israelis took to the streets in Tel Aviv on Saturday, chanting, "The people demand social justice."

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