By Mark Blackwood, December 22, 2012
A report reveals that when compared to the London area, the UK’s poorest region in the North East has almost three times the rate of self-harm/attempted suicide hospital admissions.
By Bill Van Auken, December 22, 2012
President Obama has nominated John Kerry, the richest individual in the US Senate and a trusted defender of the interests of the US ruling establishment, as Secretary of State.
By Lawrence Porter, December 22, 2012
The Republican-controlled state legislature has passed a series of reactionary measures in its “lame duck” session.
By John Roberts, Peter Symonds, December 22, 2012
The decision to prosecute Abhisit is another indication that the bitter political feuding in the Thai ruling elites has not abated.
By Barry Grey, December 22, 2012
Whether a budget deal is worked out before the New Year or after, it will initiate an assault on all that remains of the social reforms enacted in the last century.
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.
By our correspondents, December 22, 2012
Most of those affected are poor farmers, fishermen and workers, who received no official forewarning.
By Julie Hyland, December 22, 2012
The Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition intends to roll out the conditions that exist in academies to all public schools, in preparation for the handing over of education to the private sector.
By Rafael Azul, December 22, 2012
The death of 24 people in the course of an escape attempt at a Mexican prison shines a light on the deterioration of Mexican society during the drug war.
By Patrick O’Connor, December 21, 2012
Next year’s election is shaping up as a conspiracy against the working class—all the parliamentary parties are committed to a savage austerity agenda, but none will discuss it publicly.
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.
By Bill Van Auken, December 21, 2012
The disciplining of four State Department officials and the report issued by the inquiry into the attack on US facilities in Benghazi, Libya amount to an official coverup of the real issues involved.