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Australian government aligns with Washington’s anti-China stance in Asia

By James Cogan, 29 October 2011

Gillard’s paeans to the Obama administration were clearly motivated by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s sweeping outline of the global strategy of US imperialism in the latest edition of Foreign Policy magazine.

Record low mobility reflects US social crisis

By Joseph Kishore, 29 October 2011

Geographical mobility has fallen to the lowest level on record dating back to 1948, according to figures released by the US Census Bureau on Thursday.

Sri Lankan SEP campaign to release political prisoners: Plantation detainee and relatives speak to WSWS

By M. Vasanthan, 29 October 2011

Political prisoners and their parents in the central plantation areas of Sri Lanka denounced the parliamentary parties and trade unions for doing nothing to free detainees.

Twenty thousand displaced as Philippine government bombs Mindanao

By Joseph Santolan, 29 October 2011

The ‘lawless elements’ whom President Aquino has ordered attacked, are the primary hurdle to a US-backed ‘peace’ process in the southern Philippines.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

29 October 2011

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

Whirlpool cuts 5,000 jobs, other US companies prepare for economic slowdown

By David Walsh, 29 October 2011

Whirlpool, the world’s largest appliance manufacturer, announced plans Friday to cut 5,000 jobs and close its plant in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Some 26 million Americans are already out of work or working part-time involuntarily.

Notes on the social crisis in America

By Naomi Spencer, 29 October 2011

Relentless budget cuts are felt in public education, the justice system, and in health care programs for the poor.

New York City Mayor steps up harassment of Occupy Wall Street protesters

By Sandy English, 29 October 2011

New York City’s billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg escalated harassment of the anti-Wall Street protesters who have occupied a small plaza in New York City’s financial district since September 17.

Police raid Occupy San Diego, make 51 arrests

By our reporters, 29 October 2011

Police carried out a raid early Friday morning on Occupy San Diego, making 51 arrests and clearing out protesters who had been maintaining their encampment for three weeks.

Occupy Pittsburgh: “The rich own both the Democrats and Republicans”

By Samuel Davidson, 29 October 2011

Occupy Pittsburgh protesters are in their second week of mobilization against the massive inequality and the damage being done by the elite who rule America.