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Senate rejects broad and sweeping Veterans Affairs bill

“I don’t know how anyone who voted ‘no’ today can look a veteran in the eye and justify that vote,” Daniel M. Dellinger, national commander of the American Legion said on Thursday after the Senate rejected a sweeping Veterans Affairs bill.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 6 comments

Spain's loss is Harvard's gain as scientist is offered position

After working for 18 months without pay at Jaén University in Andalucía, Spain, a Spanish researcher has landed a job at Harvard's prestigious medical school.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Video: Spanish scientists lip-dubbing to YouTube success

Valencia - Scientists at the Príncipe Felipe Research Center in Valencia, Spain needed some serious cheering up with the latest budget cuts, which led to almost half of their staff being let go. They decided to raise morale a bit by entering a lip-sync competition.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Spain's healthcare cuts put Spaniards' lives at risk

According to a study published in the British Medical Journal on Thursday, budget cuts and austerity measures in Spain could cause the dismantling of a large part of the Spanish health system, potentially damaging the health of the population.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Spanish scientists protest against spending cuts countrywide

Madrid - Friday saw hundreds of Spanish scientists along with their supporters, marching through the streets of Madrid, as well as 18 other cities including Barcelona and Seville.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Cost cutting: Spain's national police buy own bullet-proof vests

Madrid - Due to lack of government funding, many members of the Spanish national police are being forced to cough up around €1,000 each for bullet-proof vests and slash-resistant clothing.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Budget cuts put US kids at elevated risk of lead poisoning

At a time when hundreds of thousands of US children are suffering from lead poisoning, budget cuts mean there are fewer resources available to deal with the problem.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

Op-Ed: Obama will agree to sell out seniors in changing Social Security

Washington - Obama will agree to a change in the Cost of Living Adjustments(COLA) for Social Security benefits that would slash $129 billion from payments over the next decade.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

U.S. government cuts spending on science

Of the $85 billion in cuts announced by the U.S. government, almost $8 billion will be cut from science spending (a 5% reduction). This is the outcome of the sequester agreed to by Congress and the White House to pass the debt ceiling.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 10 comments

Portugal takes to the streets against austerity (video)

Lisbon - In yet another example of the fact that austerity just doesn't work, hundreds of thousands of Portuguese people took to the streets in around 30 cities all over Portugal on Saturday and protests will continue on Sunday.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments
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The Coalition government and the cuts: An Introduction

In the UK the coalition government has embarked on a massive drive to reduce spending and implement budget cuts to...
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