Mursi declares state of emergency as protests escalate in Egypt

By Alex Lantier and Johannes Stern, 28 January 2013

President Mohamed Mursi declared a 30-day state of emergency in three cities Sunday, amid mass protests following the Egyptian revolution’s second anniversary.

Greek government extends strikebreaking against subway workers to rail and tram workers

By Christoph Dreier, 28 January 2013

The Greek government has turned to state repression to halt sympathy strikes after using emergency powers and police violence to break the Athens subway strike.

Refugees subject to vicious treatment by Greek, Italian police

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 28 January 2013

A report by Human Rights Watch documents the way in which Italian border police are deporting groups of asylum seekers to Greece without any attempt to examine their grounds for asylum.

Fire in Brazil night club kills 245

By Rafael Azul, 28 January 2013

A lack of fire equipment and fire exits, the use of cheap building materials, and inadequate inspections combined to push up the number of casualties.

IMF cuts world growth forecast

By Andre Damon, 28 January 2013

Newly released data shows that the economies of Germany, Britain and Spain contracted in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Chinese media on war footing

By a correspondent from China, 28 January 2013

Chinese TV, newspapers and Internet blogs promote militarism and war.

Former CIA agent responsible for torture revelations sentenced to prison

By Tom Carter, 28 January 2013

The Obama administration’s vendetta against whistleblowers continues with the sentence handed down on Friday for former CIA agent John C. Kiriakou.

Forty years after Roe v. Wade: Abortion rights under sustained attack

By Matthew MacEgan, 28 January 2013

Four decades later, women’s reproductive rights are under severe attack, particularly regarding the affordability and accessibility of services for working class women.

Detroit house fire kills nine-month-old child

By Bryan Dyne and Lawrence Porter, 28 January 2013

The Wayne County Medical Examiner issued a report stating that the child, Akira Perkins-Williams, succumbed to smoke inhalation.

Australia: Protest over privatisation of hospital hydrotherapy pool

By Mark Church, 28 January 2013

The sell-off at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney is a direct result of deep health care cuts by the state and federal governments.

Ontario unions stage protest as cover for facilitating Liberals’ austerity agenda

By Carl Bronski, 28 January 2013

Over 15,000 workers attended a rally in Toronto Saturday called by the Ontario Federation of Labour to protest the austerity measures and attacks on democratic rights implemented by the provincial Liberal government

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Doi ani de la revoluţia din Egipt

De Johannes Stern, 28 ianuarie 2013

Clasa muncitoare trebuie să rezolve problema istorică a conducerii politice şi a perspectivei care este reprezentată de revoluţia egipteană.

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Le gouvernement grec mobilise la police anti-émeute pour briser la grève des employés du métro d’Athènes

Par Christoph Dreier, 28 janvier 2013

Le recours aux lois dictatoriales et à la violence d’Etat équivaut à criminaliser toute forme de résistance collective des travailleurs.

La pseudo-gauche couvre le refus de SYRIZA, du PASOK et des syndicats de s'opposer à Aube dorée

Par Chris Marsden et Christoph Dreier, 28 janvier 2013

Les appels à un « front uni » contre Aube dorée en Grèce visent à présenter les partis officiels et les syndicats comme un bastion contre le fascisme.

Lincoln, le film de Steven Spielberg et le drame historique de la guerre civile

Par Tom MacKaman, 28 janvier 2013

Lincoln, sorti dans les salles de cinéma aux Etats-Unis le 16 novembre 2012 et en Europe en janvier 2013, est un film qui traite avec grande force la lutte de l’administration Lincoln pour faire passer un amendement constitutionnel abolissant l’esclavage en 1865, la dernière année de la Guerre de Sécession américaine.

Deux ans après la révolution égyptienne

Par Johannes Stern, 28 janvier 2013

La classe ouvrière doit résoudre les problèmes historiques de direction politique et de perspective qui sont posés par la révolution égyptienne.

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The fight to defend Britain’s National Health Service

28 January 2013

The NHS is hated by the ruling class as a symbol of everything they were forced to grant the working class in Britain in the post-war period.

Earlier Perspectives »

25 years ago: Massive FBI spying on US antiwar groups

On January 28, 1988, the New York Times reported on the public release of documents exposing a wide-ranging spying campaign against American organizations opposed to US policy in Central America.

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50 years ago: France blocks UK from Common Market

On January 29, 1963, France vetoed the United Kingdom’s application to join the European Economic Community (EEC), also known as the Common Market.

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75 years ago: Nazis reveal grandiose plans for rebuilding of Berlin

On January 31, 1938, Professor Albert Speer, speaking on behalf of the Nazi regime, announced plans to rebuild Berlin.

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100 years ago: Balkan War negotiations break down following Young Turk coup

On February 3, talks between the antagonists in the Balkan War broke down, and hostilities on all fronts resumed.

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Workers Struggles

New York school bus drivers remain determined as back-to-work injunction looms

By Robert Fowler and Sandy English, 28 January 2013

Almost 9,000 school bus drivers, matrons and mechanics continued their strike on picket lines across New York City this weekend.

Letter from a school bus driver

25 January 2013

Why the New York Times backs Bloomberg’s assault on school bus drivers

By Bill Van Auken, 24 January 2013

More on the New York school bus drivers strike »

South Carolina board authorizes strikebreaking against school bus drivers

By Rosa Shahnazarian, 26 January 2013

Auto Workers Struggles

Union limits Indian auto workers to “go-slow” campaign over wages

By Arun Kumar, 28 January 2013

Over one thousand workers at Hero MotoCorp’s (HMCL) Gurgaon and Dharuhera plants in the northern Indian state of Haryana carried out a “go-slow” job action on January 23.

Forced overtime at Dundee, Michigan Chrysler plant as layoffs hit

By Shannon Jones, 26 January 2013


Japan’s currency war

By Peter Symonds, 26 January 2013

Greek pseudo-left leader Tsipras auditions for State Department, IMF

By Bill Van Auken, 26 January 2013

The Nation defends John Brennan, Obama’s nominee for the CIA

By Joseph Kishore, 26 January 2013

UK Socialist Party backs Len McCluskey reelection in UNITE union

By Paul Stuart, 26 January 2013

Arts Review

Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land: A deal with the devil?

By Phillip Guelpa and Julien Kiemle, 25 January 2013

Socialist Equality Party

OFL and NDP complicit in Liberal attacks
Workers need a new perspective and new organizations to mount class political struggle

By the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 26 January 2013

Mehring Books

New from Mehring Books
The theoretical and historical origins of the pseudo-left

18 January 2013

This report by David North was delivered at the Second National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party.