A recent article in the New York Times took note of The International Workers Bulletin’s coverage, as presented on the World Socialist Web Site, of the economic crisis in Asia. Entitled: “Tracking the Asian Economic Crisis” and appearing in the Business section on January 19, the article listed 17 web sites that provide news and analysis on the topic. With the exception of the IWB, the sites listed were those of major capitalist publications, banks, government agencies and educational institutions.
After reviewing a number of web sites originating both in the West and the East Asian countries at the center of the crisis, the author of the article, Sreenath Sreenivasan, made the following recommendation:
“For another perspective on the situation in Asia, check out The International Workers Bulletin, the journal of the World Socialist Web Site. It addresses ‘the urgent need for a revolutionary socialist response to the crisis of the world capitalist system’ and has a series of articles about the consequences of the situation for workers.”
The Times article has been moved to the paper’s archives, but it can still be found at: http://www.nytimes.com/library/cyber/sites/011998sites.html.