23 November 2012

European Union budget talks deadlock

By Stefan Steinberg, 23 November 2012

Sharp conflicts have emerged over the negotiation of the European Union budget, as British Prime Minister David Cameron demanded deep spending cuts.

Moody’s downgrades French debt rating, presses for austerity in Europe

By Alex Lantier, 23 November 2012

On November 19, the credit rating agency Moody’s downgraded France’s sovereign debt by one notch from Aaa, the top rating, to Aa1.

Egypt’s President Mursi claims vast new executive powers

By Johannes Stern, 23 November 2012

The main target of the declaration is working class opposition to Mursi and the ruling Muslim Brotherhood.

Push for pro-market reform after Chinese Communist Party congress

By John Chan, 23 November 2012

International and local business elites are pressing for a new round of economic restructuring in China, especially targeting state enterprises.

UK: NHS Trust quits South West Pay Consortium after unions agree cuts

By Eric Gold, 23 November 2012

The withdrawal of Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust from the South West Pay Consortium is not the victory proclaimed by the unions.

Big business applauds Quebec budget

By Louis Girard and Keith Jones, 23 November 2012

Big business and the corporate media have enthusiastically applauded the austerity budget the Parti Québécois provincial government presented this week.

Australian government pushes for energy privatisation

By Terry Cook, 23 November 2012

The White Paper demands that every avenue for profit in the energy sector must be opened up for the major corporations and finance houses.

IMF steps up pressure on Romanian government prior to election

By Diana Toma and Markus Salzmann, 23 November 2012

In their latest report the International Monetary Fund and European Union call upon the Romanian government to continue its brutal “structural reforms.”

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Israël continue le bombardement massif de Gaza au milieu de pourparlers en vue d’une trêve

Par Bill Van Auken, 23 novembre 2012

Les avions israéliens ont continué mardi de pilonner Gaza en causant un nombre croissant de victimes civiles tandis que l'on voit se profiler un cessez-le-feu négocié par l'Egypte.

Pour une lutte de défense des emplois dans l’industrie automobile à l’échelle européenne

23 novembre 2012

Les trusts de l’automobile font porter la crise du système capitaliste aux ouvriers en leur reprenant tous les droits et tous les acquis sociaux obtenus grâce à la lutte de générations entières de travailleurs

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Otomobil sektöründeki işleri savunmak adına Avrupa çapında bir mücadele için

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Almanya)ile Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (Britanya) açıklaması, 23 Kasım 2012

Bütün otomobil işçilerine sesleniyoruz: Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Uluslararası Komitesi’nin günlük yayın organı Dünya Sosyalist Web Sayfası’nı okuyun ve yayın kurulu ile ilişki kurun. Eylem Komitelerinin kurulmasında ve uluslararası bağlantılar kurmanızda size destek olacağız. Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’ne katılın ve işçi sınıfı içinde yeni bir devrimci önderliği inşa etmeye yardımcı olun.

İsrail’in Gazze’ye hava saldırılarında ölü sayısı artıyor

Patrick Martin, 23 Kasım 2012

İsrail savaş uçakları ve gemileri, Gazze Şeridi’ndeki Filistinlilerin evlerine ve kuruluşlarına yönelik saldırılarını, bu yoğun nüfuslu bölgeye yönelik saldırının beşinci gününde ölü sayısını 75’in üzerine çıkartacak şekilde hafta sonu boyunca yoğunlaştırdı.

Gazze’deki katliamı durdurun!

Bill Van Auken, 23 Kasım 2012

Son tahlilde, Ortadoğu’daki kanlı krizden ilerici bir çıkışın tek yolu, Arap, Musevi ve diğer işçilerin bir Ortadoğu sosyalist devletler federasyonu uğruna mücadele zemininde Siyonizme, emperyalizme ve Arap burjuva yönetimlerine karşı ortak bir mücadelede birleşik seferberliğinde yatmaktadır.

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USA und Ägypten verkünden Waffenstillstand in Gaza

Von Jean Shaoul, 23. November 2012

Die USA haben die pausenlosen Bombenangriffe auf den dicht besiedelten Gazastreifen in den letzten acht Tagen unterstützt, machen sich aber Sorgen, dass der Konflikt ihre weiteren Pläne im Nahen Osten gefährden könnte

Parteitag der Grünen stellt sich hinter Europäische Union

Von Michael Regens, 23. November 2012

Die Grünen unterstützen ausdrücklich die Sparmaßnahmen der Troika, deren Spardiktat in Griechenland eine soziale Katastrophe von ungeheurem Ausmaß angerichtet hat.

Protest gegen Sparpolitik in Slowenien

Von Markus Salzmann, 23. November 2012

Am vergangenen Samstag haben in der slowenischen Hauptstadt Ljubljana rund 30.000 Menschen gegen die Sparpolitik der Mitte-Rechts-Regierung von Premier Janez Jansa protestiert.

Stimmen für die Socialist Equality Party in der US-Wahl 2012

Von unserm Korrespondenten, 23. November 2012

Jede Stimme für die SEP war eine klassenbewusste Entscheidung, denn auf Arbeiter und Jugendliche wurde enormer Druck ausgeübt, für eine der beiden großen Parteien der Wirtschaft zu stimmen.

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Perspective

Bombardment of Gaza portends further criminal wars in Middle East

23 November 2012

For eight days, the Israel Defense Forces rained down devastation on Gaza that has left it in ruins. More than 150 Palestinian lives were lost, including 40 children.

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Mehring Books

23 November 2012

The Mehring Books holiday sale is an ideal opportunity to build your Marxist library and introduce friends and family to the history, theory and politics of the socialist movement.

Commentary

A significant report on the global economy

By Nick Beams, 23 November 2012

China and India will not be able to provide the basis for a new period of global growth.

Greece in the grip of the EU

By Christoph Dreier, 22 November 2012

Arts Review

Sorry at New York’s Public Theater: American liberals on Election Day

By Fred Mazelis, 23 November 2012

The third in a series of plays set in Rhinebeck, New York, Sorry reflects a certain retreat from critical issues.

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

By Kevin Kearney, 21 November 2012

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

By Tom Mackaman, 12 November 2012

Book Review

Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History by Jenny Hocking
An exercise in myth-making

By Nick Beams, 23 November 2012

Whitlam’s demise is presented as the downfall of a social reformer, almost totally ignoring the global context in which the 1975 Canberra Coup took place.

Workers Struggles

Nurses in California go on two-day strike

Joseph Santolan, 23 November 2012

On November 20, over 3,000 nurses and hospital tech workers in the California Nurses Association Union went on a two-day strike at eight Sutter Health facilities. It is seventh such strike since September 2011.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

23 November 2012

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

Judge approves Hostess liquidation, eliminating 15,000 jobs

22 November 2012

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

22 November 2012

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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