Search Results

Showing results 1 to 10 from 289

Obama answers failed airline bombing with threat of new wars

By Bill Van Auken, 30 December 2009

Three days after the failed attempt by a Nigerian student to trigger an explosion on a US passenger jet, President Barack Obama threatened to unleash US military power in Yemen and across the globe.

Greece: Social democratic government passes austerity budget

By Markus Salzmann, 30 December 2009

The ruling Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) has pushed a drastic austerity budget through the Greek parliament.

Thirty years since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

By Alex Lantier, 30 December 2009

An examination of the US role in provoking the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan sheds light on the imperialist motivations behind US policy in Central Asia.

GM confirms closure of Saab

By Jordan Shilton, 30 December 2009

Despite last-minute talks with Dutch sports car maker Spyker on a potential sale, General Motors has confirmed that it will push ahead with its plans to wind down operations at Saab.

Billions more for bailout of US mortgage giants

By Andre Damon, 30 December 2009

The US Treasury announced Thursday that it will remove a cap on federal support to mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, extending to the firms an unlimited amount of funds for three years.

British transport union accedes to anti-union laws, suspends strike ballot

By Paul Barnes, 30 December 2009

On the same day that a high court judge upheld British Airways’ legal challenge to an overwhelming vote in favour of strike action, the Rail Maritime Transport Workers Union (RMT) suspended a ballot for industrial action over pay at London Midland Railways.

American Greetings to close Michigan plant

By Tom Eley, 30 December 2009

On December 22, the greeting card and party goods maker American Greetings said it would close its Kalamazoo, Michigan, plant by April, resulting in 225 layoffs.

Australian report canvasses nuclear weapons option

By Mike Head, 30 December 2009

An Australian government-funded military policy think tank advocates re-opening the option of acquiring nuclear weapons under conditions of waning US power.

In praise of George Eliot’s Adam Bede on its 150th anniversary

By David Walsh, 30 December 2009

This year marked the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, along with Marx’s A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy. The publication of George Eliot’s Adam Bede in 1859 also deserves to be noted.

Sri Lankan SEP to hold election meetings

30 December 2009

The SEP has organised public meetings throughout Sri Lanka as part of its campaign for the January 26 presidential elections.