30 November 2012

Egypt’s proposed constitution enshrines dictatorial powers and military rule

By Chris Marsden, 30 November 2012

The rushing through yesterday of Egypt’s new constitution by the Constituent Assembly is an aggressive move by the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohammed Mursi.

“The eight-hour day is a thing of the past”
UAW sanctions “alternative” work schedule at Chrysler

By Jerry White, 30 November 2012

In an effort to pump ever-greater productivity and profits out of auto workers, Chrysler is implementing a so-called Alternative Work Schedule at its US plants.

Detroit bankruptcy threats escalate as bonds are downgraded

By Shannon Jones, 30 November 2012

A major credit rating agency further downgraded Detroit’s debt as city officials advance new proposals for cuts.

Bradley Manning testifies on his detention

By Naomi Spencer, 30 November 2012

Bradley Manning took the stand to speak on his pre-trial detention Thursday. It was the first public statement from the accused whistleblower in over two years.

Psychiatrists testify on military mistreatment of Bradley Manning

By Naomi Spencer, 30 November 2012

Psychiatrists testified Wednesday that recommendations to end Manning’s solitary confinement were ignored.

New Japanese party formed to capitalise on anti-nuclear sentiment

By Peter Symonds, 30 November 2012

The establishment of the Japan Future Party is another sign of deepening political crisis in the lead up to the December 16 election.

Australian opposition leader under pressure after accusing PM of criminality

By Patrick O’Connor, 30 November 2012

Abbott failed in his attempt to use a union scandal to force the prime minister to resign and hold an early election.

Brandenburg teachers protest state education policies

By Ernst Wolff, 30 November 2012

Teachers in Brandenburg staged a protest against the education policies of the state’s administration—a coalition of the Social Democratic Party and Left Party.

Comet failure highlights UK retail jobs crisis

By Julie Hyland, 30 November 2012

UK electrical retailer Comet’s 6,600 workers could all be laid off by Christmas and the entire business closed.

Washington, D.C. parents and teachers oppose school closings, charter schools

By Ed Hightower and Nikolai Barrickman, 30 November 2012

Parents, students and teachers have reacted in anger to a plan to close 20 public schools in Washington, D.C.

New in Greek

Λιτότητα δίχως τέλος

Του Πέτερ Σβαρτς, 30 Νοεμβρίου 2012

Το κύριο μήνυμα από τη συνάντηση της Δευτέρας των υπουργών οικονομικών της ευρωζώνης είναι ότι ο Ελληνικός λαός βρίσκεται αντιμέτωπος με χρόνια, αν όχι δεκαετίες, λιτότητας.

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Manifestations de masse contre le président égyptien Morsi

Par Johannes Stern, 30 novembre 2012

Des centaines de milliers de personnes ont protesté sur la Place Tahrir au Caire et partout en Egypte contre le président islamiste Mohamed Morsi et les Frères musulmans

New in German

OECD korrigiert Prognose:
Weniger Wachstum und mehr Arbeitslosigkeit

Von Bryan Dyne, 30. November 2012

Die OECD hat in ihrem aktuellen Bericht ihre Prognosen korrigiert. Sie warnt jetzt vor der Gefahr einer „tiefen Rezession und Deflation“.

Nach dem KPCh-Kongress:
Forderung nach Marktreformen

Von John Chan, 30. November 2012

Internationale und chinesische Wirtschaftseliten drängen auf weitere wirtschaftliche Umstrukturierungen in China. Sie haben es vor allem auf staatliche Unternehmen abgesehen.

Spanien: Widerstand gegen Zwangsräumung von Wohnungen

Von Francisca Vier, 30. November 2012

Die Zwangsräumung von Eigentumswohnungen und Häusern ist in Spanien zum Massenphänomen geworden.

Vor zwanzig Jahren: Deng Xiaopings Reise durch Südchina
Teil 1

Von John Chan, 30. November 2012

Dengs Reise 1992 wurde zum Wendepunkt für die Restauration des Kapitalismus in China.

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Perspective

After the elections: Obama escalates war drive in the Middle East

30 November 2012

The Obama administration is escalating its intervention in Syria as part of a broader strategy of neocolonial conquest.

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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.

Mehring Books

KingNow available from Mehring Books: Russian Revolutionary Posters by David King

29 November 2012

Mehring Books is proud to offer for sale a new book, Russian Revolutionary Posters: From Civil War to Socialist Realism, From Bolshevism to the End of Stalin by David King (Tate Publishing).

Commentary

Austerity without end

By Peter Schwarz, 29 November 2012

US fiscal cliff talks target the working class

By Barry Grey, 29 November 2012

The brutal face of global capitalism

By Peter Symonds, 28 November 2012

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe & Africa

30 November 2012

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

Illinois graduate assistants’ union attempts to force through sellout contract

By Marcus Day, 29 November 2012

Australia: Victorian teachers’ union abandons wage claim

By Susan Allan, 29 November 2012

South African farmworkers speak on issues in strike

By Joshua Lumet and Iqra Qalam, 26 November 2012

Arts Review

filmSilver Linings Playbook: It’s the little things in life …

By Joanne Laurier, 29 November 2012

The Man with the Iron Fists: Reactionary Kung-Fu

By Kevin Kearney, 26 November 2012

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

By Tom Mackaman, 12 November 2012

Science

The growing impact and dangers of global warming

By Bryan Dyne, 27 November 2012

History

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

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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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