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Protests erupt against presidential elections in Egypt

By Johannes Stern, 30 May 2012

Protests in various cities broke out in Egypt after the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) announced the official results of the initial round of the presidential elections.

Obama uses Memorial Day speech to rehabilitate Vietnam War

By Bill Van Auken, 30 May 2012

President Obama delivered a Memorial Day speech in which he feigned sympathy for veterans as a means of rehabilitating the Vietnam War.

Guantanamo military tribunals proceed despite evidence of torture

By Tom Carter, 30 May 2012

At Guantanamo Bay, the Obama administration continues to prosecute five alleged September 11 conspirators before a military commission over objections from defense attorneys regarding torture and challenges to the legitimacy of the proceedings.

Student associations in talks with Quebec government

By Keith Jones, 30 May 2012

Quebec’s province-wide student associations held talks Monday and Tuesday with the provincial Liberal government, even as it continued its drive to break the 16 week-long student strike.

Murdoch’s acolyte Tony Blair testifies before Leveson inquiry

By Julie Hyland, 30 May 2012

Former Labour prime minister Tony Blair’s appearance before the Leveson inquiry highlights the fraudulent character of the official investigation into press ethics.

Kazakhstan: Eleven workers, one officer sentenced following police massacre

By Clara Weiss, 30 May 2012

Following a ferocious police intervention ending in the deaths of 16 striking oil workers in the city of Zhanaozen on December 16, a court has sentenced 11 workers in Kazakhstan.

India: Nationwide protests against fuel price hikes

By Deepal Jayasekera, 30 May 2012

Like its counterparts internationally, the Indian government is seeking to impose the burden of the worsening global crisis of capitalism onto the backs of working people.

The ouster of Philippine Chief Justice Renato Corona

By Joseph Santolan, 30 May 2012

The removal of Renato Corona was the culmination of a concerted campaign by President Aquino to undermine the judiciary and extend executive power.

New charges filed against Malaysian opposition leader

By John Roberts, 30 May 2012

The politically-motivated charges are aimed at undermining the opposition coalition as the government prepares for a possible early election.

Germany’s six-point plan for sweatshop Europe

By Peter Schwarz, 30 May 2012

The German government has drawn up a plan to establish cheap-labor “special economic zones” in Greece and other highly indebted European countries.