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HRW report details persecution of Burma’s Rohingya Muslims

By John Roberts and Peter Symonds, 30 August 2012

The Human Rights Watch report found that the Burmese security forces stood aside when communal violence erupted, then went on a rampage against the Rohingya.

Hurricane Isaac pounds Gulf Coast

By Andre Damon, 30 August 2012

Hurricane Isaac made landfall in eastern Louisiana Wednesday morning, forcing thousands of people to flee, leaving hundreds of thousands without power, and causing untold millions in property damage.

Nixon-Whitlam tapes shed light on current Australian rifts over US-China conflict

By Mike Head, 30 August 2012

An essay documents acrimonious exchanges in 1972–73 between the Nixon administration in the US and the Australian government of Gough Whitlam.

Perspectives of the Socialist Equality Party

30 August 2012

Published here is the main resolution adopted unanimously by the Second National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (US), held July 8-12, 2012.

US SEP presidential candidate speaks with Sri Lankan plantation workers

By our correspondents, 30 August 2012

Visiting presidential candidate Jerry White discussed the necessity for the unity of the American and Sri Lankan working class.

The tripling of US arms sales

By Bill Van Auken, 30 August 2012

The massive rise in US arms sales is driven by the accelerating turn toward aggressive war as a means of achieving the strategic objectives of US imperialism.

Republican National Convention: A celebration of reaction

By Patrick Martin, 30 August 2012

The convention adopted an ultra-right platform and rubber-stamped the nomination of Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential candidate.

Israeli court rules army not responsible for Rachel Corrie’s death

By Jean Shaoul, 30 August 2012

Haifa’s district court has dismissed a civilian suit brought by the parents of Rachel Corrie against the Israeli security forces for the death of their daughter in March 2003.

Socialist Party leads polls in Dutch elections

By Sven Heymann and Peter Schwarz, 30 August 2012

Polls predict that the (former Maoist) Socialist Party (SP) will win the Dutch parliamentary elections due on September 12.

Right-wing think tank calls for sale of UK council housing

By Marc Milton, 30 August 2012

Downing Street has endorsed a proposal by the right-wing think tank Policy Exchange that empty council housing in Central London be sold off.