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The Ordeal of Julian Assange: The Corruption, Voter Fraud and a Neoliberal Dark Turn Behind His Arrest and Expulsion
The New Republic
Moroccan unions call for a 24 hour national strike on October 29 to protest cuts in pensions and subsidies for gasoline and fuel oil. These cuts have been demanded by the International Monetary Fund.
The Wall Street Journal
There is a growing impatience with austerity among public-sector workers, as the government prepares a budget for 2014 that will inflict a seventh year of spending cuts and tax increases. Irish governments have sought to control costs in response to the country's worst-ever property and banking crisis that started over five years ago. The country is obliged by its bailout with the European Union and International Monetary Fund to public sector spending and jobs cuts.
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International Policy Digest
Why, given the failure of austerity economics, haven't we seen a policy shift to stimulation of the economy?...the push for yet greater austerity has less to do with a deep concern by Europe’s elites over debt—it is high but manageable—than as part of a stealth campaign aimed at dismantling rules and regulations that protect worker rights, unions, and the environment. Meanwhile Washington is concerned with the effect of the economic crisis on the viability of NATO.