26 November 2012

Worst factory fire in Bangladeshi history

By Peter Symonds, 26 November 2012

A blaze that gutted the Tazreen Fashions building near the capital of Dhaka on Saturday night killed at least 112 workers and injured another 150.

Obama administration pushes ahead with drone killings

By Patrick Martin, 26 November 2012

The New York Times estimates that US drone strikes have killed more than 2,500 people.

The New York Times continues its campaign: Breast cancer screenings cause more harm than good

By Kate Randall, 26 November 2012

An opinion piece in the New York Times argues that regular mammography screenings to detect breast cancer are “not all they're cracked up to be.”

South AfricaSouth African farmworkers speak on issues in strike

By Joshua Lumet and Iqra Qalam, 26 November 2012

The trade unions and the political establishment are seeking to demobilize the farmworkers’ struggle, following the eruption of strikes in the mining industries.

Massive job losses in UK’s National Health Service

By Robert Stevens, 26 November 2012

The ongoing offensive against the NHS has led to 28,500 health workers losing their jobs since the Conservative /Liberal coalition came to power in 2010.

SYRIZA leader visits Barcelona to prop up Greens and Stalinists

By Alejandro López, 26 November 2012

Alexis Tsipras attended a public meeting in Catalonia just three days before the regional elections.

Protests hit Walmart stores

By our reporter, 26 November 2012

Protests were held at Walmart stores around the US on November 23 to oppose management abuse, irregular working hours and poverty wages.

German defence minister promotes militarism

By Martin Novak and Peter Schwarz, 26 November 2012

The cynicism of Germany’s ruling class was demonstrated by the German defence minister's choice of a war memorial church as the venue for delivering militaristic propaganda.

New in Persian

چین – رژیمی در بحران

۲۰۱۲ جان چن

انتصاب شد، درگير يک بحران تعمیق یابنده خواهد بود. در بحبوحهی بحران فروپاشی سرمایه داری، از یک طرف چین با کند شدن رو

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Бомбардировка Газы предвещает дальнейшие преступные войны на Ближнем Востоке

Крис Марсден, 26 ноября 2012 г.

В течение восьми дней израильские вооруженные силы обрушивали на Газу шквал разрушения. Погибло более 150 палестинцев, включая 40 детей, большая часть города лежит в руинах.

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Criza socială din SUA

De Andre Damon, 26 noiembrie 2012

În timp ce preşedintele Barack Obama şi Congresul se pregătesc să reducă trilioane de dolari din programele sociale care ţin un număr mare de oameni deasupra sărăciei, prevalenţa foametei şi a sărăciei în Statele Unite a atins rate nevăzute în ultimele decenii.

Proteste de masă în Egipt împotriva decretelor antidemocratice ale lui Mursi

De Andre Damon si Barry Grey, 26 noiembrie 2012

Vineri au erupt în întreg Egiptul proteste de masă împotriva preşedintelui ţării, Mohamed Mursi şi a conducerii Frăției Musulmane (MB). Cu o zi înainte, Mursi a emis o declaraţie constituţională nouă care extinde puterile sale dictatoriale.

New in Turkish

Çin’in yeni önderleri: Oligarkların kısa özgeçmişleri

John Chan, 26 Kasım 2012

Bu "beşinci" kuşak ÇKP önderliği, Çin’in yeni burjuvazisinin, hem açıkça Batı mali sermayesi adına faaliyet gösteren hem de Çin için dünya çapında daha büyük bir rol peşinde koşan milliyetçi eğilimleri kapsayan değişik tabakalarını temsil etmektedir.

Tamil Kaplanları yetkilileri iç savaştan sonra Sri Lanka hükümetiyle birlikte çalışıyor

K. Nesan, 26 Kasım 2012

2009’da, Tamil Eelam Kurtuluş Kaplanları’nın (Tamil Kaplanları / LTTE) askeri olarak ezilmesiyle iç savaşın sona ermesinin ardından, LTTE’nin eski üyesi Selvarasa Pathmanathan’ın kariyeri, Sri Lanka hükümetinin Tamil milliyetçilerini nasıl Tamil işçi sınıfını denetlemek için kullandığına örnek oluşturuyor.

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Perspective

The way forward in Egypt

26 November 2012

President Mohamed Mursi’s assumption of dictatorial powers raises critical questions of political perspective for the Egyptian revolution.

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25 years ago: Namphy regime calls off Haiti ballot after election day massacre

Dozens of Haitians were killed and scores more injured in violence on the day of the scheduled national elections, November 29, 1987.

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50 years ago: India, Pakistan tensions over Kashmir

With its war with the People's Republic of China over disputed territory in the Himalayas still at a cease-fire stage, India found itself embroiled in new controversy with Pakistan over disputed areas in Kashmir.

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75 years ago: Japan recognizes Franco regime in Spain

The Japanese cabinet publicly recognized General Franco’s fascist forces as the sole legitimate authority in Spain on December 1, 1937, flouting the Republican government in Madrid and international law.

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100 years ago: Albania declares independence from Ottoman Empire

On November 28, 1912, Albania proclaimed its independence from the Ottoman Empire.

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History

Twenty years since Deng Xiaoping’s “Southern tour”—Part 1

By John Chan, 26 November 2012

The tour became a key turning point in the process of capitalist restoration in China.

Arts Review

The Man with the Iron Fists: Reactionary Kung-Fu

By Kevin Kearney, 26 November 2012

The film, directed by rapper-music producer RZA, follows a collection of warriors in mythical 19th century China who band together to defeat a common enemy.

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

By Fred Mazelis, 23 November 2012

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

By Tom Mackaman, 12 November 2012

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.

Commentary

The social crisis in the US

By Andre Damon, 24 November 2012

A significant report on the global economy

By Nick Beams, 23 November 2012

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.

Book Review

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

By Nick Beams, 26 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.