Miners’ protest revives anti-austerity movement in Spain

Miners in Spain protesting

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN? The struggle against austerity policies and the undermining of civil rights in Spain continues, and it is gaining strength. In the past month, Spanish miners have joined the efforts of other workers in other sectors, including education and health care, marking a new turning point: They have the support of most of …

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Wisconsin’s recall election: an ominous crucible of US politics

Wisconsin Protester holding sign, "I voted for Walker and I'm sorry!"

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN The right threw resources into Scott Walker’s anti-union fight, while the Democratic party stood by. That’s a recipe for defeat Forget the old saw, “All politics is local.” There is a kettle’s worth of tea leaves to read in Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s triumph over Democratic challenger Tom Barrett. The acrimonious 5 …

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