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By James Cogan, 2 March 2009
In the midst of a deteriorating security situation, Karzai’s decision to call an early election has been met with open opposition from the Obama administration and exposed the rift that exists between the White House and the US client state in Kabul.
By Bill Van Auken, 2 March 2009
In a cynical bid to quash a Supreme Court ruling on the Bush administration’s detention of “enemy combatants,” the Obama Justice Department has brought criminal charges against the last individual held in the US on this basis, Saleh Kahla al-Marri.
By Kapila Fernando, 2 March 2009
The response of the Sri Lankan government, the media, police and university authorities to clashes between rival student groups at Kelaniya University is a warning to young people and workers throughout the island of the methods being prepared to suppress unrest as the country’s economic crisis deepens.
By Sinan Ikinci, 2 March 2009
Twelve years after the Turkish military last presented an ultimatum to the Islamist-dominated coalition government, there are growing discussions in Turkey of the dangers of a military coup.
By Tim Tower, 2 March 2009
Workers at Ford Motor Company attended informational meetings and votes this weekend on proposals by the United Auto Workers (UAW) to impose new concessions. Workers speaking to the WSWS expressed the widespread opposition to further cuts in wages and benefits.
By Patrick Martin, 2 March 2009
Obama’s speech to thousands of Marines at Camp Lejeune was an effort to legitimize the US conquest and occupation of Iraq and present the US military as an instrument of liberation rather than imperialist war and oppression.
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By Joseph Kishore, 28 February 2009
President Obama formally announced his administration’s plans for the continued US military occupation of Iraq on Friday. The plan will maintain present troop levels for one year, with a substantial military presence at least through the end of 2011.
28 February 2009
The rallies organised in Germany by IG Metall and the European works councils at Opel on Thursday had nothing to do with the defence of jobs. Instead, they were an opportunity for the trade union leadership to propagate its nationalist and protectionist conceptions.