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By David Walsh and Sean South, 30 April 2009
The outbreak of a swine flu epidemic that threatens to assume global proportions is exposing the disastrous consequences of the subordination of all aspects of social life to the capitalist market and the competing interests of nationally-based corporate elites.
By Peter Symonds, 30 April 2009
The human tragedy unfolding in northern Sri Lanka has become the occasion for an outpouring of hypocritical concern, on the part of the major powers, for the plight of an estimated 50,000 civilians trapped in fighting between the army and the LTTE.
By Bill Van Auken, 30 April 2009
With the death toll in Mexico’s swine flu epidemic having risen to at least 159, measures taken to halt the spread of the disease are deepening the country’s economic slump. Meanwhile, criticism of the government’s handling of the crisis is growing.
By Keith Jones, 30 April 2009
Tens of thousands of Pashtun-speaking villagers have been forced to flee from their homes in recent days as the result of the punishing offensive the Pakistani military has mounted, at Washington’s urging, against pro-Taliban militants in the country’s North-West Frontier Province.
By Barry Grey, 30 April 2009
Wall Street’s response to the dire gross domestic product report reflects the class divide that dominates American society. It is also an expression of the growing confidence of the financial elite that it has in the Obama administration a pliant defender of its wealth and power.
By Sarath Kumara, 30 April 2009
Sri Lankan troops have continued shelling the tiny area still held by Tamil separatists in the island’s north, killing and maiming scores more civilians, exposing the lie of the government’s assurance that it would stop the use of aerial bombardment and heavy weapons.
By Tom Eley, 30 April 2009
The closure of Detroit’s American Axle plant further underscores the reactionary character of the United Auto Workers. The UAW isolated and defeated last year’s strike at the company and told workers accepting massive concessions would “save” jobs.
By Chris Talbot, 30 April 2009
The election victory of the African National Congress and its leader, Jacob Zuma, is a distorted expression of powerful social tensions within South Africa.
By Julie Hyland, 30 April 2009
The British Conservative Party at its spring conference over the weekend outlined its plans for a new “age of austerity” in response to the global economic crisis.
By Tom Peters, 30 April 2009
The New Zealand National government of Prime Minister John Key revealed on April 19 that it had received an official request from the United States for the highly trained Special Air Services combat unit to return to Afghanistan.