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Australia: Police report reveals real instigators of Cronulla race riots

By Fergus Michaels, 30 November 2006

Below we are publishing part one of a three-part series on the December 2005 race riots at Sydney’s Cronulla beach. Part 2 was published on December 1 and part 3 will be published on December 2.

Bush to deliver ultimatum to Iraqi prime minister at Jordan summit

By Peter Symonds, 30 November 2006

The planned meeting between US President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in the Jordanian capital of Amman failed to go ahead yesterday, after a secret White House memo detailing US plans for Iraq, and critical of Maliki, was leaked to the New York Times.

For Your Consideration: A disappointing effort

By Ramon Valle, 30 November 2006

For Your Consideration, directed by Christopher Guest, written by Guest and Eugene Levy

International report documents repression in Indian-controlled Kashmir

By Parwini Zora and Daniel Woreck, 30 November 2006

A recent report by the US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) documents the systematic human rights abuses carried out by the Indian security forces in the state of Jammu and Kashmir with the protection of the Indian government and legal system.

Letters from our readers

30 November 2006

The following is a selection of recent letters sent to the World Socialist Web Site.

New York City mayor seeks to quell outrage over police slaying

By Sandy English, 30 November 2006

In the five days since New York City police shot and killed 23 year-old Sean Bell and wounded two others in the predominantly working-class borough of Queens, the city’s media and political elite have sought to blunt any mass protest and obscure the circumstances and root causes of the murder.

Nicaraguan election: Ortega’s victory and the dead-end of Sandinismo

By Rafael Azul and Patrick Martin, 30 November 2006

Daniel Ortega, the long-time head of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) of Nicaragua, won the country’s presidency in a general election November 5. Ortega received 38 percent of the total vote, about nine percent more than his nearest opponent, the US-backed conservative Eduardo Montealegre of the National Liberal Alliance (ALN), who received 29 percent.

Australia: Union protests provide no way forward against industrial relations laws

By Terry Cook, 29 November 2006

This article is available as a PDF leaflet to download and distribute

Berlin panel discussion on Kosovo: Marxism vs. nationalism

By our correspondent, 29 November 2006

A panel discussion on Kosovo last Wednesday in Berlin illustrated the profound gulf between a Marxist attitude to the national question and a petty-bourgeois radical approach.

Borat: Whose pie and whose face?

By David Walsh, 29 November 2006

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, directed by Larry Charles, screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Peter Baynham and Dan Mazer