17 December 2012

Egyptian constitutional referendum marked by low turnout, allegations of fraud

By Johannes Stern, 17 December 2012

On Saturday, the first round of voting on Egypt’s new Islamist and military-backed constitution took place in ten of the country’s 27 governorates.

Right-wing LDP government to take office in Japan

By Peter Symonds, 17 December 2012

The election outcome was not a positive vote for the LDP, but an overwhelming rejection of the ruling DPJ.

Rash of gun violence, arrests follows Connecticut massacre

By Patrick Martin, 17 December 2012

A series of bloody incidents and preemptive arrests took place across the United States in the three days following the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

Protests erupt after Chicago police kill unarmed man

By Kristina Betinis, 17 December 2012

After Chicago police shot and killed Jamaal Moore, protests erupted in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

Vast increase in compensation for US college presidents

By Matthew MacEgan, 17 December 2012

A list of the top ten earners in 2010 shows that each had a total income falling between $1.5 million and $3 million per year.

Instigator of 2002 Gujarat pogrom seeks new term as chief minister

By Kranti Kumara, 17 December 2012

Chief Minister Narendra Modi, an unabashed Hindu supremacist, is hoping he can use victory in the Gujarat state elections to catapult himself into the national political arena.

British Labour backs welfare benefit cuts

By Robert Stevens, 17 December 2012

Labour has utilised the coalition government’s recent budget to assure big business it is prepared to enforce attacks on the poor.

German union boss becomes head of personnel at ThyssenKrupp

By Dietmar Henning, 17 December 2012

Another leading trade union official accepts a multi-million-euro reward from big business.

After devastating Samoa, Cyclone Evan hits Fiji

By Oliver Campbell, 17 December 2012

The Samoan government has announced a state of disaster after the cyclone left 4 dead, 8 missing and 200 injured.

New in French

La Syrie en ligne de mire

Par Joseph Kishore, 17 décembre 2012

Les Etats-Unis et leurs alliés sont en train de préparer une intervention directe en Syrie avec le déploiement de batteries de missiles Patriot en Turquie et la reconnaissance officielle de l’opposition.

Au-dessus de la loi

Par Barry Grey, 17 décembre 2012

Les requins voleurs de la finance d’aujourd’hui établissent leur propre loi

L’establishment américain et la grossesse royale britannique

Par David Walsh, 17 décembre 2012

L’annonce que Kate Middleton, femme du Prince William et duchesse de Cambridge, attendait un bébé a provoqué des cris de joie inconvenants dans les médias américains et dans l’establishment en général.

New in Romanian

Siria în vizor

De Joseph Kishore, 17 decembrie 2012

SUA şi aliaţii săi imperialişti plănuiesc o intervenţie directă în Siria. În vederea acesteia, opoziţia siriană a fost recunoscută în mod oficial drept "reprezentantul legitim" al poporului sirian, iar în Turcia vor fi desfăşurate baterii de rachete Patriot şi noi trupe de soldaţi.

New in Persian

اهميت تاريخي ركود اقتصاد جهاني

4 دسامبر 2012 نيك بيمز

كاهش قابل توجه دورنماي رشد اقتصادي 34 كشور عضو سازمان همياري اقتصادي و توسعه ) OECD ( آخرين هشدار از سري هشدارهايي است كه سازمانهاي مهم اقتصادي جهان در باره سقوط اقتصاد جهاني ابراز كردهاند.

يونان در چنگال اتحاديه اروپا

22 نوامبر 2012 كريستوف دراير

وزراي دارايي اروپا در روز سه شنبه پرداخت وام اضطراري به يونان را بار ديگر به بعد موكول كردند، وامي كه در حقيقت موعد پرداخت آن تابستان گذشته بود. طبق گمانه زنيهاي موجود در روز دوشنبه آينده در اين باره تصميم گرفته خواهدشد.

نقطه عطفي در اقتصاد جهاني

10 نوامبر 2012 نيك بينز

پيش از انتخابات رياست جمهوري در سال 2008 در آمريكا، بخش هاي قابل توجهي از "از ما بهتران" در پي بحران مالي كه با ورشكستگي بانك برادران ليمن شعله ور شده بود، مصمم شدند كه از اوباما حمايت كنند.

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Perspective

Horror in Newtown

17 December 2012

Beyond the individual motivations of the killer, the mass shooting at Newtown, Connecticut lays bare a brutality that pervades American society.

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25 years ago: Wall Street insider trader sentenced to prison

Ivan Boesky, 50 years old and one of Wall Street's most successful speculators, was sentenced to three years in prison on December 18, 1987.

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50 years ago: Juan Bosch elected president of the Dominican Republic

The first free elections in the history of the Dominican Republic, held December 20, 1962, resulted in the election of the left bourgeois nationalist Juan Bosch.

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75 years ago: “Rape of Nanking” by Japanese army horrifies world opinion

The first reports of the mass slaughter of Chinese residents of the city of Nanking by invading Japanese forces reached the world December 18, 1937.

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100 years ago: Fake Piltdown man unveiled

On December 18, 1912, one of the most notorious of scientific hoaxes began.

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Commentary

Ireland’s United Left Alliance presents its “alternative” budget

By Jordan Shilton, 17 December 2012

The United Left Alliance’s “alternative budget” for Ireland makes clear that the pseudo-left is lining up to defend capitalism against growing opposition within the working class.

Syria in the crosshairs

By Joseph Kishore, 15 December 2012

Rice abandons bid for secretary of state nomination

By Bill Van Auken, 15 December 2012

US military trial to censor testimony on CIA torture

By Naomi Spencer, 15 December 2012

Indian establishment mourns founder-leader of fascist Shiv Sena

By Nanda Wickremasinghe, 15 December 2012

Above the law

By Barry Grey, 14 December 2012

The financial robber barons of today are a law unto themselves.

Socialist Equality Party

Australia: Keen interest in socialist perspective at Tsar to Lenin screenings

By our correspondents, 17 December 2012

There was intense interest in socialism, the history of the revolutionary movement and the life and writings of Leon Trotsky.

Workers and youth speak about the relevance of the Russian Revolution today

By our correspondents, 17 December 2012

Audience members in Melbourne and Sydney spoke with the WSWS about the Russian Revolution and its contemporary significance.

Auto Workers Struggles

India: Thousands join convention and protest to defend victimised Maruti Suzuki workers

By Arun Kumar, 15 December 2012

Detroit area auto workers speak on passage of Michigan right-to-work law

By a WSWS reporting team, 15 December 2012

GM-Opel plant in Germany to be shut down

By Dietmar Henning, 12 December 2012

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Arts Review

The Life of Pi: In a lifeboat alone with a tiger

By David Walsh, 15 December 2012

Bankstown Fire

Australia: Fire safety problems in new student accommodation

By Mark Church, 14 December 2012

South West NHS Fightback

Lobbyists collude with UK government on National Health Service privatisation

By Tony Robson, 13 December 2012

Visit the South West NHS FightBack web site »

Mehring Books

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

By David Walsh, 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 Stalinism by David King (Tate Publishing).