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Saturday, March 12, 2011

US tsunami of cuts

AlJazeeraEnglish on Mar 12, 2011 - The mayor of Providence, the capital of the US state of Rhode Island, is facing criticism after he fired all of the city's nearly 2,000 school teachers in an effort to tackle a $100m deficit.Not all will ultimately go, but sending dismissal notices to everyone means the city can fire teachers at the end of the school year without regard to seniority.

Angel Taveras, who only took office in January, defended the move by saying it was a necessary "protective measure" to help tackle the shortfall. Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from Providence.



Wednesday, March 9, 2011

An Upside-Down Economy

TheRealNews on Mar 3, 2011 - A wide ranging interview with Rob Johnson on austerity, taxes, money and politics




Standoff in Wisconsin

TheRealNews on Mar 7, 2011 - Kristine Mattis: What started as a small battle for the unions, is now a war of the working people against the corporate elite.