27 November 2012

Mass protest against Mursi set for Egypt’s Tahrir Square

By Chris Marsden, 27 November 2012

A mass protest will be staged today, provoked by President Mohamed Mursi’s decree granting himself virtually dictatorial powers.

Garment workers protest after Bangladeshi fire

By Peter Symonds, 27 November 2012

The protesters demanded the punishment of those responsible for the Tazreen Fashions factory fire that claimed at least 112 lives on Saturday night.

Separatist parties dominate Catalan election results

By Paul Mitchell, 27 November 2012

The Catalan parliamentary election held November 25 resulted in a significant vote for parties calling for independence from Spain.

Rebel soldiers advance in Congo

By Ernst Wolff, 27 November 2012

Rebel soldiers attached to the Movement M 23 are continuing to advance in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

ISO paves way for Chicago school closures

By Kristina Betinis and Jerry White, 27 November 2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Public Schools district are moving ahead with plans to close as many as 120 public schools, and open up 60 new charter schools over the next few years.

Hurricane Sandy and the criminal failure of the utility companies

By Philip Guelpa, 27 November 2012

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, popular outrage has grown over the failure of the government and corporations to adequately prepare for and respond to the storm’s devastating impact.

Under threat of bankruptcy, Detroit escalates assault on working class

By Bryan Dyne, 27 November 2012

Detroit Mayor David Bing and the city council are using the threat of potential bankruptcy to escalate the assault on city workers.

China’s leadership announces new anti-corruption campaign

By John Chan, 27 November 2012

The regime is not only fearful that corruption will fuel a working class rebellion, but is exploiting the issue to push through its pro-market agenda.

Protest against austerity measures in Slovenia

By Markus Salzmann, 27 November 2012

On November 17, 30,000 people protested against austerity policies in the Slovenian capital.

New in Persian

رهبري جديد چين – رژيمي در بحران

19 نوامبر 2012 جان چن

رهبري جديد حزب كمونيست چين )CCP( كه در هيجدهمين كنگرهی اين حزب انتصاب شد، درگير يك بحران تعميق يابنده خواهد بود.

مسائل طبقاتي در رابطه با "صخرهی بودجه"

آندره ديمن 17 نوامبر 2012

با پايان انتخابات 2012، دولت اوباما خود را بر روي اولين عمل اداري خود و موضوعي متمركز ميكند، كه بزرگترين دغدغهی نخبگان اقتصادي و كلان شركتها ميباشد: كاهش بيليونها دلار در پوشش خدمات درماني سالمندان، بيمه ي درماني نيازمندان، و ديگر برنامههاي اجتماعي.

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El camino a seguir en Egipto

Por Johannes Stern, 27 Noviembre 2012

El reciente asesinato de cuatro niños en un ataque de EEUU y la desaparición y muerte de civiles a manos de las tropas ocupantes han provocado de nuevo indignación y protestas entre el pueblo afgano.

New in Romanian

Calea de urmat în Egipt

De Johannes Stern, 27 noiembrie 2012

Decretul Constituţional al preşedintelui egiptean Mohamed Mursi, prin care Mursi îşi atribuie toate puterile legislative, constituţionale, executive şi judiciare, ridică întrebări de bază în legătură cu perspectiva politică a clasei muncitoare.

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Der Weg vorwärts

Von Johannes Stern, 27. November 2012

Das Verfassungsdekret des ägyptischen Präsidenten wirft grundlegende Fragen der politischen Perspektive für die Arbeiterklasse auf.

Israelische Truppen verletzen Waffenstillstand in Gaza

Von Jean Shaoul und Chris Marsden, 27. November 2012

Nach der Ermordung eines Palästinensers an der Grenze durch israelische Truppen ist der Waffenstillstand, der Israels achttägigen Blitzkrieg gegen Gaza beendet hat, wieder in Gefahr.

Aufständische Soldaten im Kongo auf dem Vormarsch

Von Ernst Wolff, 27. November 2012

Die Haltung der Großmächte zur Rebellenbewegung in Kongo ist ambivalent und von unterschiedlichen Interessen geprägt. Ein Grund könnte das Engagement Chinas im Kongo sein.

Tausende protestieren gegen Angriff auf Maruti Suzuki Arbeiter

Von Arun Kumar, 27. November 2012

Mit einer Demonstration von Tausenden Arbeitern, einem Hungerstreik und einer Sitzblockade reagierten indische Arbeiter trotz massiver staatlicher Repression auf Entlassungsdrohungen bei Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) im Industriegürtel Gurgaon-Manesar im Bundesstaat Hayarna.

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Des protestations de masse éclatent en Egypte contre les décrets antidémocratiques de Morsi

Par Johannes Stern, 27 novembre 2012

Des protestations de masse ont éclaté vendredi dans tout le pays contre le président égyptien Mohamed Morsi et les Frères musulmans au pouvoir..

Les forces armées israéliennes rompent le cessez-le-feu à Gaza et Netanyahu décrit ses calculs politiques

Par Jean Shaoul et Chris Marsden, 27 novembre 2012

Le cessez-le-feu qui a mis fin à la guerre éclair de huit jours menée par Israél contre Gaza est déjà menacé, après que des forces israéliennes ont tué un Palestinien à la frontière.

Des représentants du LTTE collaborent avec le gouvernement sri lankais après la guerre civile

Par K. Nesan, 27 novembre 2012

La carrière de Selvarasa Pathmanathan, un membre influent du LTTE, montre comment le gouvernement sri lankais collaborent avec les nationalistes tamouls pour policer la classe ouvrière

Un ex-dirigeant du parti nationaliste tamoul LTTE assassiné à Paris

Par K. Nesan, 27 novembre 2012

Le 8 novembre, un dirigeant Comité de coordination tamoul en France, une organisation pro-LTTE a été assassiné à Paris

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The “fiscal cliff” fraud

27 November 2012

Using the pretext of the “fiscal cliff,” the American ruling class is preparing an unprecedented attack on entitlement programs.

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Socialist Equality Party

Report to the Second National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party

By David North, 27 November 2012

We are publishing here the opening report to the Socialist Equality Party (US) Second National Congress, given July 8, 2012 by SEP National Chairman David North.

Sri Lankan SEP public meeting on Historical and International Foundations document

By our correspondents, 24 November 2012


The growing impact and dangers of global warming

By Bryan Dyne, 27 November 2012

The impact of climate change on all aspects of life has been more concretely analyzed in reports issued over the past decade.

Bankstown Fire

Australia: Safety experts discuss Bankstown apartment fire

By our reporters, 27 November 2012

Experts voice concerns about fire safety in multi-storey apartments and inadequate building codes.

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Twenty years since Deng Xiaoping’s “Southern tour”—Part 2

By John Chan, 27 November 2012

On his 1992 tour, Deng made no secret of his embrace of capitalism.

Workers Struggles

South AfricaSouth African farmworkers speak on issues in strike

By Joshua Lumet and Iqra Qalam, 26 November 2012

Protests hit Walmart stores

By our reporter, 26 November 2012

Workers Struggles: The Americas

27 November 2012

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


The way forward in Egypt

By Johannes Stern, 26 November 2012

Obama administration pushes ahead with drone killings

By Patrick Martin, 26 November 2012

The social crisis in the US

By Andre Damon, 24 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.

Arts Review

The Man with the Iron Fists: Reactionary Kung-Fu

By Kevin Kearney, 26 November 2012

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

Book Review

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

By Nick Beams, 26 November 2012

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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Letters from our readers

27 November 2012

A selection of recent letters to the World Socialist Web Site.