US sends fighter-bombers to Korea amid rising risk of war

By Alex Lantier, 1 April 2013

American F-22 stealth fighter planes arrived in South Korea yesterday, placing East Asia on hair-trigger alert as the US escalated its confrontation with North Korea.

Britain: Conservatives and Labour step up witch-hunt against immigrants

By Paul Mitchell, 1 April 2013

UK Prime Minister David Cameron calls for the denial of welfare rights to migrant workers and immigrants.

Banks threaten to increase repossessions as Irish mortgage crisis deepens

By Jordan Shilton, 1 April 2013

As the vast scale of the mortgage debt crisis emerges in Ireland, the government and the banks prepare to increase repossessions.

Detroit workers speak against emergency manager

By a WSWS reporting team, 1 April 2013

WSWS reporters spoke to Detroiters over the weekend about the appointment of Kevyn Orr as emergency manager of the city.

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US states cut higher education spending by nearly a third

By Zac Corrigan, 1 April 2013

State governments in the US have cut funding to public higher education by 28 percent since the beginning of the recession.

Budget cuts severely impact US community college students

Thousands of California teachers receive layoff notices

Bangladesh National Party heightens confrontation with the government

By Sarath Kumara, 1 April 2013

Violent clashes between the Awami League (AL)-led government and the right-wing, Islamist-aligned opposition are continuing in Bangladesh.

Burmese opposition party congress adopts pro-market agenda

By John Roberts, 1 April 2013

The congress was a bureaucratically managed affair, entrenching Suu Kyi’s leadership and her increasingly close relations with the military.

Pro-French Central African Republic coup leaders scrap Chinese oil deals

By Thomas Gaist, 1 April 2013

After seizing control of Bangui last week, Seleka leader Michel Djotodia intends to transfer Chinese oil contracts to the European powers.

Augusta, Georgia: Police hold back crowd in near-food riot

By Eric London, 1 April 2013

The crowd of 300 watched in anger as the large pile of fresh groceries was thrown into dumpsters and carted away to rot in a nearby landfill.

Fire kills five near Sherrard, Illinois

By George Marlowe, 1 April 2013

A deadly fire in Sherrard, Illinois killed five people in a double-wide mobile home.

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La guerre de la CIA contre la Syrie

Par Johannes Stern, 1 avril 2013

La semaine passée, le soi-disant voyage de « paix » en Israël du président américain Barack Obama a clairement montré que l’impérialisme américain, en ce dixième anniversaire de son invasion criminelle de l’Irak, intensifie son intervention sanglante au Moyen-Orient

Canada : Les conservateurs sabrent dans les dépenses sociales et promettent de nouvelles réductions d’impôts pour les riches

Par Keith Jones, 1 avril 2013

Le gouvernement conservateur a mis sur table un autre budget d'austérité – un budget qui au nom de l'élimination du déficit annuel intensifie la manœuvre de la grande entreprise qui consiste à faire payer les travailleurs pour la crise du capitalisme.

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The drive to dismantle Medicare

1 April 2013

Following the imposition of $1.2 trillion in sequester spending cuts, Obama and the Republicans are turning their attention to slashing and ultimately dismantling Medicare, the government health insurance program for the elderly in the United States.

Earlier Perspectives »

Fifteen Years of the World Socialist Web Site: 1998-2013

The WSWS is posting a year-by-year Chronology, selected from its archive of more than 45,000 articles, to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the critical events of years 1998 to 2013.

We urge our readers to study the Chronology and review how the great events, political issues, social processes, and cultural and intellectual controversies of the last 15 years were reported on and analyzed by the WSWS.

The year in review 2004

We publish today the seventh installment in the year-by-year Chronology, which reviews the course of the brutal US occupation of Iraq, the destruction of Fallujah and the significance of the Abu Ghraib torture photos. Accompanying the growth of militarism was the attack on democratic rights within the United States and in all the countries involved in the “global war on terror.”

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25 years ago: Honduran protesters killed at US embassy

On April 7, 1988, five protesters were shot to death outside of the US embassy in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa.

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50 years ago: Mass arrests in Mississippi, Alabama civil rights struggles

On April 3, 1963, 19 blacks were arrested in Greenwood, Mississippi, where they were marching in a demonstration led by the comedian Dick Gregory in support of a voter registration drive.

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75 years ago: Lerida falls to Franco

On April 3, 1938, the Republican-held town of Lerida, capital of the west Catalan province of the same name, fell to General Yague’s Moroccan Army Corp.

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100 years ago: First trial run of the auto assembly line

On April 1, 1913, the moving assembly line, which revolutionized production in the United States and throughout the world, was first tested at the Ford Highland Park Factory in Michigan.

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David North to speak at WSWS anniversary meetings in San Diego and Toronto

30 March 2013

These meetings, on April 11 and April 21, will review the political and theoretical basis for the WSWS and its roots in the struggle for revolutionary socialism. In reviewing this history, they will address the most fundamental question in contemporary politics: the struggle to build a socialist movement of the working class in a new epoch of war and revolution.

Public meeting at Wayne State University
A financial dictator for Detroit - How to fight the emergency manager

30 March 2013

The IYSSE at Wayne State University will hold a meeting on April 3 the way forward to fight the attack on workers and young people in the city of Detroit.

World Socialist Web Site 15th Anniversary Meeting in Detroit
Mobilizing the working class against the bankers’ dictatorship

We call on workers and young people throughout the region to attend this important April 14 meeting on the 15th anniversary of the WSWS

Mehring Books

Into the Maelstrom: The Invasion of Iraq and the Crisis of American Imperialism
New pamphlet available from Mehring Books

28 March 2013

This pamphlet contains three major statements from the World Socialist Web Site on the 2003 invasion of Iraq, including two essays by David North.

Fund Appeal

SEP National Secretary Joe Kishore: Support the WSWS!

26 March 2013


Stock markets and food stamps at record highs
The two sides of the US economic “recovery”

By Kate Randall, 30 March 2013

US Supreme Court hears arguments on gay marriage

By Barry Grey, 30 March 2013

The European Union’s looting of Cyprus

By Julie Hyland, 29 March 2013

The trade unions and Michigan’s “right to work” law

By Joseph Kishore, 28 March 2013

Auto Workers Struggles

IG Metall union joins offensive against GM-Opel workers

By Dietmar Henning, 30 March 2013

Spain: Sacked Delphi workers confront trade unions

By Vicky Short, 29 March 2013

More on auto workers struggles »

Workers Struggles

Protest against school closures in Chicago
Teachers union seeks to channel opposition behind Democratic Party

By Jeff Lusanne and Shane Feratu, 29 March 2013

Caterpillar prepares confrontation with South Milwaukee workers

By Niles Williamson, 29 March 2013

Arts Review

Letters to Trotsky: A remarkable play at Bielefeld’s Theaterlabor in Germany

By Sybille Fuchs, 30 March 2013


Two cases of a “functional cure” for HIV/AIDS

By Shane Feratu, 30 March 2013