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Obama administration targets Iran for aggression

By Patrick Martin, 30 November 2010

The Obama administration has devoted enormous attention and effort to a worldwide campaign to destabilize Iran and open the way to direct military aggression, the latest mass of documents released by WikiLeaks confirms.

Diplomatic secrecy and imperialist crimes

By Bill Van Auken, 30 November 2010

The release by WikiLeaks of the first of some quarter of a million classified US embassy cables from around the world has provoked expressions of outrage and demands for retribution from Washington and its allies.

Financial oligarchy dictates terms of Irish bailout

By Jordan Shilton, 30 November 2010

The €85 billion bailout agreed on Sunday evening between the European Union, International Monetary Fund and the Irish government will further impoverish the working class.

Obama imposes pay freeze on 2.1 million federal workers

By Tom Eley, 30 November 2010

President Obama on Monday announced the imposition of a two-year pay freeze affecting 2.1 million civilian federal government employees.

Britain: Which way forward for the student movement?

By International Students for Social Equality (UK), 30 November 2010

As students and school pupils in Britain organise a third day of action against the brutal cuts in education, it is necessary to review the experience so far.

SEP member addresses student occupation at the University of Manchester

By our reporter, 30 November 2010

On November 26, Jean Shaoul, a member of the Socialist Equality Party and professor at the Business School of the University of Manchester, was invited to speak to students occupying one of the university’s lecture theatres.

Switzerland approves reactionary “Deportation Initiative”

By Marianne Arens, 30 November 2010

Just one year after a referendum banning the construction of minarets, another referendum in Switzerland has sharply tightened the country’s immigration law.

China imposes price controls as inflation threatens social unrest

By John Chan, 30 November 2010

Measures announced by Beijing to try to curb rising prices indicate the fragility of the Chinese economy.

German state exploits terror alert to expand police powers

By Dietmar Henning, 30 November 2010

With the support of the entire political establishment, the German government is using a recent terror alert to expand the use of armed police and attack democratic rights.

Michigan families face rising poverty, hunger and homelessness

By Helen Halyard, 30 November 2010

A WSWS reporting team recently visited Pontiac, Michigan to investigate the impact of rising poverty, hunger and homelessness.