24 November 2012

Mass protests erupt in Egypt against Mursi’s antidemocratic decrees

By Johannes Stern, 24 November 2012

Mass protests against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and the ruling Muslim Brotherhood erupted throughout the country on Friday.

GazaIsraeli forces break Gaza ceasefire as Netanyahu outlines his political calculations

By Jean Shaoul and Chris Marsden, 24 November 2012

The ceasefire that brought to an end Israel’s eight-day blitzkrieg against Gaza is already under strain, after Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man on the border.

Japan’s election dominated by right-wing nationalism

By Peter Symonds, 24 November 2012

The election campaign is rapidly becoming a contest with each of the parties seeking to outbid each other as proponents of nationalism and militarism.

US spy agencies edited Benghazi “talking points”

By Patrick Martin, 24 November 2012

Their purpose was to conceal the connections between the US intelligence apparatus and gunmen linked to Al Qaeda.

China: Homeless children found dead in rubbish bin

By Oliver Campbell, 24 November 2012

The gulf between circumstances of the children and the lavish surroundings of the recent Communist Party congress highlights the deep social divide in China.

UK unions and Socialist Party isolate striking Mid Yorkshire NHS workers

By Mark Blackwood and Paul Mitchell, 24 November 2012

The Socialist Party is helping public sector unions Unison and Unite isolate 300 National Health Service clerical and administrative workers employed by Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust.

Germany’s Green Party backs the European Union

By Michael Regens, 24 November 2012

The German Greens expressly support the European Union and the austerity measures of the Troika, which have led to a social catastrophe in Greece.

Ontario high school teachers union accepts concessions

By Carl Bronski, 24 November 2012

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation has reached agreement with seven provincial school boards on concessions demanded by the Ontario government.

CTAChicago Transit Authority proposes large fare hike

By Jeff Lusanne, 24 November 2012

CTA has announced steep fare hikes for riders who use passes, while the need for service improvements and major infrastructure upgrades continues to go unmet.

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La faillite de Hostess : Le visage brutal du capitalisme américain

Par Jerry White, 24 novembre 2012

Hostess Brands a demandé l’autorisation au tribunal de la faillite de liquider sa société de pâtisserie et d’éliminer les emplois et les pensions de 18 500 travailleurs.

Tensions sur la mer de Chine du Sud au sommet de l'ASEAN

Par Peter Symonds, 24 novembre 2012

Le gouvernement Obama a exploité les différends pour introduire des dissensions entre la Chine et ses voisins et justifier le renforcement de la présence militaire américaine.

Le président français Hollande promet l’austérité et la guerre dans son discours télévisé

Par Antoine Lerougetel et Alex Lantier, 24 novembre 2012

Le 13 novembre, le président français a prononcé un discours télévisé et donné une conférence de presse devant 400 journalistes réunis au Palais de l’Elysée.

New in Romanian

Grecia în strânsoarea UE

De Christoph Dreier, 24 noiembrie 2012

Miniştrii de Finanţe ai UE au amânat marţi din nou plata următoarei tranșe a ajutorului financiar pentru Grecia. Tranşa trebuia iniţial acordată în această vară. Aparent, decizia va fi luată luni.

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Bombardierung Gazas kündigt weitere kriminelle Kriege im Nahen Osten an

Von Chris Marsden, 24. November 2012

Acht Tage lang hat die israelische Armee Zerstörung über den Gazastreifen gebracht. Mehr als 150 Palästinenser starben, darunter vierzig Kinder.

EU-Haushaltsgespräche in Sackgasse

Von Stefan Steinberg, 24. November 2012

Bei den Verhandlungen über den Haushalt der Europäischen Union sind scharfe Konflikte sichtbar geworden. Premier David Cameron fordert tiefe Kürzungen.

De Maizière wirbt für deutschen Militarismus

Von Martin Novak und Peter Schwarz, 24. November 2012

Ausgerechnet in der Dresdener Frauenkirche, die jahrzehntelang als Mahnmal gegen den Krieg gedient hatte, warb Bundesverteidigungsminister Thomas de Maizière am 1. November für weltweite Bundeswehreinsätze.

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Perspective

The social crisis in the US

24 November 2012

As President Barack Obama and Congress prepare to slash social programs that keep millions out of destitution, the prevalence of hunger and poverty in the United States has reached rates unseen in decades.

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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

Bombardment of Gaza portends further criminal wars in Middle East

By Chris Marsden, 23 November 2012

A significant report on the global economy

By Nick Beams, 23 November 2012

Book Review

Gough Whitlam: A Moment in History by Jenny Hocking
Part 2—An exercise in myth-making

By Nick Beams, 24 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.

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan SEP public meeting on Historical and International Foundations document

By our correspondents, 24 November 2012

Workers and students discussed the main perspective resolution adopted at the SEP’s founding congress in 2011.

Arts Review

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

By Fred Mazelis, 23 November 2012

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

24 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

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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