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Anger in Athens at savage new cuts

by our European Affairs correspondent

MOUNTING anger against savage cuts erupted into violence on the streets of Athens last weekend as riot police advanced to break up demonstrators on the eve of the parliamentary vote to accept the latest European Union and IMF austerity demands.

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Firefighters join pensions battle

by Daphne Liddle

THE FIRE Brigades Union last week joined other major public sector unions who are preparing for another one-day strike on 28th March.

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The proletarianisation of the ‘squeezed middle’

RESPECTABLE, stable, well-paid families in decent homes throughout the western world are living in terror of the nightmare that is striking them down in growing numbers, as the effects of the global financial crisis hit home.

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