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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Inequality the issue for 2014

With everyone from Pope Francis to US President Barack Obama bemoaning the effect that inequality is having on the world today, the national director of New Zealand's Unite union Mike Treen says it has become a decisive issue across the world. But, to tackle inequality, Treen says we must go to its source -- capitalism.

Protests as military drags Egypt back to dictatorship

The military-dominated regime that seized power in Egypt in July last year has escalated its attacks on freedom and democracy in the country, writes Canadian socialist Roger Annis. By all evidence, Egypt's economic and military elite are taking the country back to the darkest days of the rule of former dictator Hosni Mubarak or even further into the abyss.

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From GLW issue 994