21 November 2012

Israel continues blitz against Gaza amid truce talks

By Bill Van Auken, 21 November 2012

Israeli warplanes continued to pound Gaza Tuesday, inflicting mounting civilian casualties amid predictions that an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire would soon take effect.

Tensions at ASEAN summit over South China Sea

By Peter Symonds, 21 November 2012

The Obama administration has exploited the maritime disputes to drive a wedge between China and its neighbours and justify a US military build-up.

China’s new leaders: Profiles of oligarchs

By John Chan, 21 November 2012

The seven Politburo members represent the new property-owning elite created by the regime’s program of restoring capitalism over the past 30 years.

South African farm workers’ strike spreads

By Joshua Lumet and Iqra Qalam, 21 November 2012

The three-week strike by farm workers in the fertile farmlands of the Boland in South Africa has now spread to 24 different areas and led to further violent clashes with police.

Firefighter says budget cuts are “killing people”
Elderly couple dies in Detroit fire

By Lawrence Porter
and Bryan Dyne,
21 November 2012

A fire on the west side of Detroit early Sunday morning resulted in the deaths of an elderly couple in their 70s. The elimination of fire companies has deadly consequences.

SEC announces settlement with JPMorgan over mortgage fraud

By Andre Damon, 21 November 2012

JPMorgan Chase and Credit Suisse will pay $416.9 million to settle charges by the Securities Exchange Commission that they lied to investors about the quality of mortgage-backed bonds.

Thousands of miners to lose health care, pensions in Patriot Coal bankruptcy

By Clement Daly, 21 November 2012

Patriot Coal is seeking to discharge health care and pension obligations for more than 22,000 miners through bankruptcy.

California state police to deploy in Stockton

By Julien Kiemle, 21 November 2012

After a year of record numbers of homicides, California Highway Patrol officers will be brought in to help police the impoverished city.

Sri Lankan president presents austerity budget

By Saman Gunadasa, 21 November 2012

The budget is in line with IMF demands for higher taxes, lower social spending and concessions to big business.

New in Romanian

Noua conducere a Chinei - un regim de criză

De John Chan, 21 noiembrie 2012

Noua conducere a Partidului Comunist Chinez (PCC), care a fost instalată la putere săptămâna trecută în cadrul celui de-al XVIII -lea Congres Naţional, va fi o conducere care va duce la aprofundarea crizei.

New in Turkish

Çin’in yeni önderliği: bir kriz yönetimi

John Chan, 21 Kasım 2012

Çinli işçiler, hazırlanan toplumsal yıkıma ve savaş tehlikesine karşı, yalnızca, işçi sınıfının, iflas etmiş olan kâr sistemini ortadan kaldırmak için uluslararası ölçekte verdiği mücadelenin bir parçası olarak ÇKP yönetimini devirmeyi hedefleyen siyasi bir saldırı yoluyla mücadele edebilirler.

New in Russian

Результаты ПСР на выборах 2012 года

От нашего корреспондента, 21 ноября 2012 г.

Кандидаты Партии Социалистического Равенства (ПСР — Socialist Equality Party) на пост президента и вице-президента США Джерри Уайт (Jerry White) и Филис Шеррер (Phyllis Scherrer) получили 1 тыс. 130 голосов в Висконсине, Луизиане и Колорадо — трех штатах, где их имена были официально внесены в бюллетени для голосования.

New in French

Stop au massacre à Gaza !

Par Bill Van Auken, 21 novembre 2012

Le gouvernement israélien, le gouvernement Obama à Washington et les grands médias invoquent tous le « droit à se défendre » comme justification à l'agression israélienne.

New in German

Die neue chinesische Führung – ein Regime in der Krise

Von John Chan, 21. November 2012

Die Wirtschaft wächst deutlich langsamer und die USA versuchen alles, um den Aufstieg Chinas zu einem potentiellen Rivalen zu verhindern.

Stoppt das Massaker in Gaza!

Von Bill Van Auken, 21. November 2012

Die israelische Regierung, die Obama-Regierung und die Mainstream-Medien berufen sich auf Israels „Recht auf Selbstverteidigung“, um dessen Angriffe auf Gaza zu rechtfertigen, bei denen bereits hunderte von palästinensischen Zivilisten getötet oder verwundet wurden.

Die Haltung der International Socialist Organization zum Ergebnis der Präsidentschaftswahl

Von David Walsh, 21. November 2012

Die ISO zeigt sich nach der US-Präsidentschaftswahl allgemein zufrieden über Barack Obamas Wiederwahl und ist mehr denn je von der Frage der Hautfarbe besessen.

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Hostess bankruptcy: The brutal face of American capitalism

21 November 2012

Hostess Brands has sought authorization from the bankruptcy courts to liquidate its bakery business and wipe out the jobs and pensions of 18,500 workers.

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Stop the massacre in Gaza!

By Bill Van Auken, 20 November 2012

Obama’s trip intensifies US push into South East Asia

By Peter Symonds, 20 November 2012

China’s new leadership—a regime of crisis

By John Chan, 19 November 2012

New York Times acknowledges conspiracy of silence over “fiscal cliff”

By Andre Damon, 19 November 2012

Social Crisis in the US

Thousands line up for winter coat distribution in Detroit
“There are a lot of people here who need help”

By Shannon Jones, 20 November 2012

Notes on the social crisis in America

By Naomi Spencer, 20 November 2012

Auto Workers Struggles

For a European-wide struggle to defend auto jobs

Statement of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Germany) and the Socialist Equality Party (Britain), 19 November 2012

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Workers Struggles

University of Illinois graduate assistants authorize strike

By Marcus Day, 20 November 2012

Arts Review

The Law in These Parts: Israeli military justice in the Occupied Territories

By Kevin Kearney, 21 November 2012

Ra’anan Alexandrowicz’s documentary is a penetrating look at the Israeli military legal system in the Occupied Territories on the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip over the last 45 years.

Artifact: A musician’s struggle against a giant corporation

By Robert Fowler, 19 November 2012

LincolnSteven Spielberg’s Lincoln and the historical drama of the Civil War

By Tom Mackaman, 12 November 2012

Socialist Equality Party (US) Election Campaign

The SEP vote in the 2012 elections

By our reporter, 16 November 2012

Bankstown Fire

Residents voice concerns about fire safety at Bankstown apartment

By Richard Phillips, 17 November 2012

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On November 22, 1987, the Sandinista government of Nicaragua released 985 prisoners suspected of affiliation with the US-backed Contra terrorists.

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50 years ago: China declares ceasefire in Sino-Indian War

The People’s Republic of China declared a unilateral ceasefire on November 21, 1962, ending the Sino-Indian War.

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75 years ago: British aristocrat holds talks in Nazi Germany

Lord Halifax, Lord Privy Seal and President of the Council in the British Government, returned to London to speak with Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain after his visit to meet Hitler and other leading Nazis on November 22, 1937.

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100 years ago: Peace discussions in First Balkan war

This week in 1912, fighting in the First Balkan war slowed, as both sides explored a possible armistice and end to the war.

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