28 November 2012

TahrirMass protests against Egyptian President Mursi

By Johannes Stern, 28 November 2012

Hundreds of thousands protested in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and throughout Egypt against Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood.

No debt reduction for Greece

By Peter Schwarz, 28 November 2012

Euro zone finance ministers rejected calls by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), among others, to reduce the debt of the highly indebted country.

Chinese journalist arrested for reporting homeless children’s deaths

By Oliver Campbell, 28 November 2012

Li Yuanlong’s arrest is a warning that the new Communist Party leadership will be ruthless in suppressing political dissent.

Bradley Manning hearing focuses on unlawful pre-trial punishment

By Naomi Spencer, 28 November 2012

The Army’s pre-trial hearing resumed Tuesday against Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks.

Australian prime minister defeated on UN vote

By Nick Beams, 28 November 2012

Gillard was forced to back down on the UN Palestine vote after opposition in the cabinet and on the Labor Party backbench.

Union corruption scandal plagues Australian PM

By Patrick O’Connor, 28 November 2012

The issue has been promoted by the Murdoch press as a means of placing pressure on Gillard to implement further austerity measures.

Irish unions make show of opposition to new austerity measures

By Jordan Shilton and Dermot Quinn, 28 November 2012

The president of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, Eugene McGlone, was booed as he started to speak at last Saturday's anti-austerity march in Dublin.

Britain: Soup kitchens become part of mainstream welfare provision

By Mark Blackwood, 28 November 2012

Since the outbreak of the economic crisis in 2008, there has been a huge expansion in the UK of soup kitchens, known euphemistically as food banks.

Portland, Oregon port union accepts concessions contract

By Hector Cordon, 28 November 2012

Port of Portland security workers have received a new concessions contract while longshoremen face a Wednesday deadline on a “best and final offer.”

New in German

Der Betrug mit der “Haushaltsklippe”

Von Andre Damon, 28. November 2012

Unter dem Vorwand der “Haushaltsklippe” bereitet die amerikanische herrschende Klasse einen beispiellosen Angriff auf Sozialprogramme vor.

Kein Schuldenschnitt für Griechenland

Von Peter Schwarz, 28. November 2012

Die Finanzminister der Eurozone haben sich am frühen Dienstag auf die Auszahlung der überfälligen Kredittranche an Griechenland geeinigt. Einen Schuldenschnitt lehnten sie aber ab.

14 Tote bei Brand in Behindertenwerkstatt

Von Marianne Arens, 28. November 2012

In Titisee-Neustadt im Schwarzwald (Baden-Württemberg) starben am Montag vierzehn Menschen, als in einer Behindertenwerkstatt der Caritas ein Großbrand ausbrach.

Piraten rudern nach rechts

Von Christoph Dreier, 28. November 2012

Auf ihrem Parteitag in Bochum hat die Piratenpartei am Wochenende ihr Grundsatzprogramm um Abschnitte zur Wirtschafts-, Außen- und Sozialpolitik ergänzt.

Eine wichtige Untersuchung der Weltwirtschaft

Von Nick Beams, 28. November 2012

China und Indien können nicht als Grundlage für eine neue globale Wachstumsperiode dienen.

Arbeiter protestieren nach Brand in Textilfabrik

Von Peter Symonds, 28. November 2012

Demonstranten forderten die Bestrafung der Verantwortlichen für den Brand in dem Textilwerk Tazreen Fashions, der am Samstagabend mindestens 112 Todesopfer gefordert hat.

New in French

La voie pour aller de l’avant en Egypte

Par Johannes Stern, 28 novembre 2012

L’appropriation des pouvoirs dictatoriaux par le président Mohamed Morsi soulève des questions de perspective politique pour la révolution égyptienne.

La crise sociale aux États-Unis

Par Andre Damon, 28 novembre 2012

Tandis que le président Obama et le Congrès s’apprêtent à retrancher des billions de dollars des programmes sociaux qui empêchent qu’un vaste nombre de personnes ne sombre dans le dénuement le plus complet, la faim et la pauvreté aux États-Unis atteignent des sommets jamais vus depuis des décennies.

Le chef de SYRIZA en visite à Barcelone pour soutenir les Verts et les staliniens

Par Alejandro Lopez, 28 novembre 2012

Alexis Tsipras, était présent à une réunion en Catalogne tout juste trois jours avant les élections.

New in Turkish

AB’nin pençesindeki Yunanistan

Chhristoph Dreier, 28 Kasım 2012

İlk adım, Yunan işçi sınıfının Avrupalı kardeşleri tarafından savunusudur. Troyka’nın saldırısına ortak bir saldırıyla karşı koyulmalıdır; tersi durumda, işçiler Avrupa’nın her yerinde aynı yazgıyla karşılaşacaklardır.

New in Romanian

Ministrul Apărării din Germania promovează militarismul

De Martin Novak şi Peter Schwarz, 28 noiembrie 2012

Biserica Maicii Domnului din Dresda a fost aleasă în mod ironic de către ministrul Apărării, Thomas de Maiziere, drept locaţia în care, la 1 noiembrie, a militat pentru extinderea militarismului german.

Other Languages


The brutal face of global capitalism

28 November 2012

The conditions at the Tazreen Fashions factory where 112 Bangladeshi workers died were not the exception, but the rule.

Earlier Perspectives »

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 “fiscal cliff” fraud

By Andre Damon, 27 November 2012

ISO paves way for Chicago school closures

By Kristina Betinis and Jerry White, 27 November 2012

The way forward in Egypt

By Johannes Stern, 26 November 2012

Obama administration pushes ahead with drone killings

By Patrick Martin, 26 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.


The growing impact and dangers of global warming

By Bryan Dyne, 27 November 2012

Workers Struggles

South AfricaSouth African farmworkers speak on issues in strike

By Joshua Lumet and Iqra Qalam, 26 November 2012


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

By John Chan, 27 November 2012

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.

More on the Bankstown fire »

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.

More »

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.

More »

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.

More »


100 years ago: Albania declares independence from Ottoman Empire

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

More »