22 November 2012

US and Egypt announce ceasefire in Israeli assault on Gaza

By Jean Shaoul, 22 November 2012

After supporting a ceaseless bombardment for the last eight days of densely populated Gaza neighborhoods, the US was concerned that the conflict could threaten its broader agenda in the Middle East.

Judge approves Hostess liquidation, eliminating 15,000 jobs

By Patrick Martin, 22 November 2012

A federal bankruptcy judge issued a ruling endorsing the immediate liquidation of Hostess Brands, closing dozens of plants and distribution centers.

Hostess
“This is a case of corporate harvesting”
Striking Hostess workers speak

By David Brown,
22 November 2012


Bakers on the picket line in Sacramento, California spoke with the World Socialist Web Site about the Hostess bankruptcy.

Clinton outlines global US economic offensive

By Peter Symonds, 22 November 2012

Obama’s pivot to Asia is part of a comprehensive campaign to maintain US dominance in Asia on every front—diplomatic, economic and strategic.

France’s conservative UMP faces split after leadership race

By Alex Lantier, 22 November 2012

The UMP faces a possible split after a contested vote Sunday for the party presidency and rising tensions over its ties to neo-fascist forces.

French President Hollande’s prime-time speech promises austerity, war

By Antoine Lerougetel and Alex Lantier, 22 November 2012

On November 13 the French president gave a televised address and interview to some 400 journalists assembled at the Elysée palace.

Former leading member of Tamil nationalist LTTE assassinated in Paris

By K. Nesan, 22 November 2012

On November 8 a leader of the pro-LTTE Tamil Coordinating Committee was assassinated in Paris.

LTTE officials work with Sri Lankan government after civil war

By K. Nesan, 22 November 2012

LTTE cadre Selvarasa Pathmanathan’s career exemplifies how the Sri Lankan government works with Tamil nationalists to police the working class.

The “Black Friday” protests at WalMart

By Phyllis Scherrer and Jerry White, 22 November 2012

A series of pickets and protests are planned throughout the US against the giant retailer Wal-Mart for “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving and traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.

Sicily elects new regional president

By Marianne Arens, 22 November 2012

Voters' illusions about Sicily's new regional president are bound to explode as the economic crisis continues to create fertile ground for the Mafia and other reactionary organizations.

Australian government intensifies anti-refugee policy

By Mike Head, 22 November 2012

The Gillard government is increasingly violating the basic democratic rights of refugees, and repudiating any adherence to fundamental precepts of international law.

Australia: Students and staff protest University of Western Sydney cuts

By Mark Church, 22 November 2012

The sweeping cuts follow similar moves at other universities across the country, flowing from the Gillard government’s “education revolution.”

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بقاتی در رابطه با "صخرهی بودجه"

ن ۱۷ نوامبر ۲۰۱۲

که بزرگترین دغدغهی نخبگان اقتصادي و كلان شركتها میباشد: کاهش بیلیونها دلار در پوشش خدمات درماني سالمندان، بيمه ي درماني نيازمندان، و دیگر برنامههای اجتماعی.

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La nouvelle direction chinoise — un régime de crise

Par John Chan, 22 novembre 2012

L’économie chinoise se ralentit sensiblement et les Etats Unis montent une offensive pour bloquer la montée de la Chine en tant que rival potentiel.

Le budget péquiste et la grève étudiante de 2012

Déclaration du Parti de l'égalité socialiste

Le texte qui suit sera diffusé à une manifestation étudiante qui a lieu aujourd'hui à Montréal par des partisans du Parti de l'égalité socialiste (Canada).

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Griechenland im Würgegriff der EU

Von Christoph Dreier, 22. November 2012

Die Kreditvereinbarung zwischen der Troika und der griechischen Regierung sieht die faktische Außerkraftsetzung sämtlicher legislativer Befugnisse des Parlaments vor.

Die Hostess-Insolvenz:
Das brutale Gesicht des amerikanischen Kapitalismus

Von Jerry White, 22. November 2012

Die Firma Hostess Brands hat gerichtlich die Eröffnung eines Insolvenzverfahrens beantragt, um ihr Bäckereigeschäft einzustellen und die Arbeitsplätze und Rentenansprüche von 18.500 Beschäftigten zu liquidieren.

Israel setzt Angriffe auf Gaza während Waffenstillstandsverhandlungen fort

Von Bill Van Auken, 22. November 2012

Auch am Dienstag bombardierten israelische Kampfflugzeuge Gaza. Die Zahl der Toten wächst, bald könnte ein Waffenstillstand in Kraft treten, den Ägypten ausgehandelt hat.

Bielefeld: Historisches Quartett diskutiert Trotzki-Biografie von Robert Service

Von Wolfgang Weber, 22. November 2012

Die Trotzki-Biografie des britischen Historikers Robert Service und die Auseinandersetzung darüber waren am 5. November Thema der Veranstaltungsreihe "Das Historische Quartett", die regelmäßig im Bielefelder Buchladen "Eulenspiegel" stattfindet.

Spannungen beim ASEAN-Gipfel wegen Südchinesischem Meer

Von Peter Symonds, 22. November 2012

Die Obama-Regierung nutzt die maritimen Streitigkeiten aus, um einen Keil zwischen China und seine Nachbarn zu treiben und eine militärische Aufrüstung der USA in der Region zu rechtfertigen.

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Perspective

Greece in the grip of the EU

22 November 2012

The latest draft of the credit agreement between the Troika and the Greek government envisages the virtual abrogation of all the legal powers of parliament.

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Commentary

Hostess bankruptcy: The brutal face of American capitalism

By Jerry White, 21 November 2012

Stop the massacre in Gaza!

By Bill Van Auken, 20 November 2012

Social Crisis in the US

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.

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

Arts Review

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

By Kevin Kearney, 21 November 2012

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

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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Bankstown Fire

Residents voice concerns about fire safety at Bankstown apartment

By Richard Phillips, 17 November 2012

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25 years ago: Sandinista regime releases Contra prisoners

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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