10 December 2012
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By Patrick Martin, 10 December 2012
Army officers have been given the power to arrest civilians to maintain “public order.”
By Bill Van Auken, 10 December 2012
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said he is willing to offer US troops immunity from prosecution after 2014, amid fresh reports of war crimes.
By Oliver Campbell, 10 December 2012
The composition of the new council exposes the reactionary character of the Syrian opposition, dominated by Islamists, lacking any popular base and reliant on the major powers.
By Antoine Lerougetel, 10 December 2012
The UGTT union has called a one-day national strike for December 13 amid rising working class protests and clashes with right-wing Islamist groups.
By Clement Daly, 10 December 2012
St. Louis-based Peabody Energy has announced it will permanently close its Willow Lake Mine in southern Illinois, laying off 400 miners after a miner was crushed to death last month.
By Sandy English, 10 December 2012
Essam Attia, an artist who designed and surreptitiously placed satirical posters dealing with the NYPD's potential use of pilotless drone aircraft was arrested last week.
By Stefan Steinberg, 10 December 2012
Discussions between European Union finance ministers on the formation of a banking union for the euro zone broke down last Tuesday.
By Markus Salzmann, 10 December 2012
On December 3, tens of thousands took to the streets in Slovenia to demonstrate against the austerity measures of Prime Minister Janez Janša's right-wing government.
By Joseph Santolan, 10 December 2012
At least 100 of the deaths were the result of collapsed or buried evacuation centers.
By Patrick O’Connor, 10 December 2012
The Australian energy network is now among the most deregulated and corporatised in the world, but the Labor government is demanding further privatisation.
New in French
Par Johannes Stern, 10 décembre 2012
Les protestations de masse contre le gouvernement islamiste du président Mohamed Morsi soutenu par les Etats-Unis se sont propagées hier à toute l’Egypte.
Par Chris Marsden, 10 décembre 2012
Les allégations infondées selon lesquelles la Syrie envisage de recourir à des armes chimiques sont un prétexte tout aussi évident pour une agression militaire que l’étaient il y a une décennie les « armes de destruction massive. »
Par Julie Hyland, 10 décembre 2012
Le ministre des Finances britannique George Osborne a ajouté 5 milliards de livres de coupes budgétaires visant les prestations sociales aux mesures d'austérité déjà prises par la coalition conservatrice-libérale et qui se montent à 155 milliards de livres.
Parti de l'égalité socialiste (Australie), 10 décembre 2012
Voici la sixième de sept résolutions adoptées à l’unanimité lors du premier congrès national du Parti de l’égalité socialiste (Australie) qui s’est tenu du 6 au 9 avril 2012 à Sydney.
New in Romanian
De Johannes Stern, 10 decembrie 2012
Protestele în masă împotriva hotărârii Frăţiei Musulmane islamiste (MB) şi a Preşedintelui Mohamed Mursi, susţinut de SUA, privind afirmarea puterii sale dictatoriale, s-au răspândit vineri în întreg Egiptul.
New in Spanish
Por Rafael Azul, 10 Diciembre 2012
En medio de un gran resentimiento popular, el nuevo presidente mexicano tomó el poder el primero de diciembre. Obreros, estudiantes y campesinos protestaron a través del país.
Por Alejandro López y Paul Mitchell, 10 Diciembre 2012
Esta es la segunda parte de un análisis de la los movimientos separatistas catalanes.
New in Turkish
Peter Symonds, 10 Kasım 2012
Tazreen Fashions yangını gibi trajediler, hükümetlere ve ulusötesi şirketlere yapılan çağrılarla durdurulamaz. Böylesi suçlara son vermenin yolu, tüm dünyadaki işçilerin, barbarca kâr sistemine bir son vermek ve toplumu planlı bir dünya ekonomisi temelinde yeniden örgütlemek uğruna birleşik mücadelesinden geçmektedir.
Peter Symonds, 10 Kasım 2012
Küresel şirketler, Bangladeş'in hazır giyim sanayisinin tamamında çok kötü ücret, çalışma koşulları ve güvenlik standartları olduğunun farkındalar.
Johannes Stern, 10 Kasım 2012
Mısır Devlet Başkanı Muhammed Mursi'nin, bütün yasama, anayasal güçler, yürütme ve yargı güçleri üzerinde hak iddia ettiği Anayasa Kararnamesi, işçi sınıfının önüne temel siyasi perspektif sorunlarını koymaktadır.
10 December 2012
The introduction of means testing signifies the transformation of Medicare from a universal health care program into a poverty program, the first step in its being starved of funds and ultimately dismantled.
For an independent political struggle by the working class
No to Snyder’s ‘right-to-work’ legislation
Statement of Socialist Equality Party, 10 December 2012
The Michigan right-to-work bill is a fundamental attack on the right of the working class to resist attacks on jobs, wages and living conditions.
By Iqra Qalam and Jashua Lumet, 8 December 2012
By Michael Stapleton, 7 December 2012
This Week in History: December 10-16
The plant where the great Flint sit-down strike of 1936-37 began was permanently shut down on December 10, 1987.
On December 14, 1962, the NASA probe Mariner 2 became the first spacecraft to transmit from another planet back to Earth.
The American river gunboat the USS Panay was sunk by Japanese bombers in China on the Yangtze river on December 12, 1937.
On December 16, 1912, peace talks on the ongoing Balkan War began in London, convened under the auspices of the major European powers.
By Hiram Lee, 10 December 2012
A significant figure in postwar American culture, Brubeck's classic 1959 album Time Out sold a million copies, the first jazz album to hold that distinction.
By Fred Mazelis, 6 December 2012
American composer Elliott Carter reflected the trajectory of Western classical music in the past century.
By Tom Mackaman, 12 November 2012
By Peter Symonds, 8 December 2012
By David Walsh, 7 December 2012
By Christoph Dreier, 7 December 2012
By Shannon Jones, 7 December 2012
By Johannes Stern, 6 December 2012
Auto Workers Struggles
By the World Socialist Web Site, 6 December 2012
By Jerry White, 5 December 2012
Socialist Equality Party
By David North, 27 November 2012
We are publishing here the opening report to the Socialist Equality Party (US) Second National Congress, given July 8, 2012 by SEP National Chairman David North.
29 November 2012
Mehring Books is proud to offer for sale a new book, Russian Revolutionary Posters: From Civil War to Socialist Realism, From Bolshevism to the End of Stalinism by David King (Tate Publishing).