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News stories this week:
- Riot police have stormed Elliniki Halyvourgia, the Greek steel plant that has been on strike for 9 months
- A new wave of strikes is sweeping across Egypt – the revolution is “unfinished business” for workers. See out SnipIt collection
- We’ve been in discussion with unions in Italy and Brazil – read a quick history of Brazilian unions here
- Spain is the next country to watch as the same policies that failed Greece are introduced there
- Follow the international campaign to boycott Hyatt Hotels, because #HyattHurts by exploiting workers, especially immigrants and women
- The austerity that is causing so much suffering around the world isn’t necessary: the rich have hidden $21 trillion in secret tax havens, enough to solve the Eurozone crisis and much more. See this Guardian article too, and follow our SnipIt collection on economic analysis
- Join our web conference with Professor Steve Keen of the University of Western Sydney and author of Debunking Economics – this Sunday night at 10pm GMT
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