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Germany: PSG holds meetings in defence of Greek workers

By Marianne Arens, December 22, 2012

The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) recently held a series of meetings in Germany under the slogan “Defend Greek workers.”

Letters from our readers

December 22, 2012

A selection of recent letters to the World Socialist Web Site.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

December 22, 2012

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

The Libor swindle

By Andre Damon, December 22, 2012

Not only has the Libor swindle exposed the criminality of the banks, it has laid bare the nexus of corruption and complicity involving governments and financial regulators the world over.

UN Security Council approves military intervention in Mali

By Ernst Wolff, Alex Lantier, December 22, 2012

On Thursday the UN Security Council authorized foreign intervention in Mali, under the pretext of freeing northern Mali from occupation by Islamist forces.

Thousands affected by floods in Sri Lanka

By our correspondents, December 22, 2012

Most of those affected are poor farmers, fishermen and workers, who received no official forewarning.

UN admits Syria wracked by sectarian civil war

By Chris Marsden, December 21, 2012

A United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry has finally admitted that a sectarian civil war is raging in Syria.

French President promotes corporate interests, Mali war in Algeria visit

By Alex Lantier, December 21, 2012

On December 19-20, French President François Hollande made a 36-hour visit to Algeria, to expand military and trade ties between France and its former colony.

Germany’s Left Party mobilizes for war against Syria

By Johannes Stern, December 21, 2012

Last week leading figures of the German Left Party signed a statement calling for intervention in Syria.

The German chancellor’s Christmas message

By Ulrich Rippert, December 21, 2012

In an interview last weekend with the Financial Times, the German chancellor declares that the European welfare state cannot be sustained.

Australian refugee lawyer condemns deportations to Sri Lanka

By Mike Head, December 21, 2012

A lawyer involved in 16 recent Sri Lankan deportation cases explains that methods being used by the government are unlawful.

US, Arab allies call for intervention in Syria after bombing of Palestinian camp

By Jean Shaoul, December 20, 2012

All media reports of the bombardment of Yarmouk stress that the Syrian government is guilty of a crime and must pay a price.