US escalates military tensions over North Korean nuclear program

By Alex Lantier, 3 April 2013

The major powers in the region are holding military exercises amid fears of war driven by the US “pivot to Asia” and moves against North Korea’s nuclear program.

Extreme right prison gang suspected in Texas killings

By David Walsh, 3 April 2013

Federal and state authorities are continuing their investigations into the shooting deaths of Kaufman County, Texas District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, apparently killed last Friday night.

Emergency manager’s ex-law firm hired to oversee Detroit restructuring

By Bryan Dyne, 3 April 2013

Jones Day, the law firm where Kevyn Orr worked before becoming Detroit’s emergency financial manager, has been retained by the city of Detroit as its “re-structuring counsel.”

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T-Mobile lays off several hundred workers in Washington State

By Hector Cordon, 3 April 2013

The communications company, owned by global giant Deutsche Telekom, is currently preparing for a merger with Dallas-based MetroPCS.

A week of human carnage in China’s mines

By John Chan, 3 April 2013

Each of the three latest disasters occurred in a large enterprise directly owned and operated by the national government.

Trial of political activists underway in United Arab Emirates

By Jean Shaoul, 3 April 2013

The despotic United Arab Emirates regime has begun a trial of 94 pro-democracy activists.

Australian court criticises Labor’s refugee deportations

By Mike Head, 3 April 2013

The ruling sheds light on the lawless methods to which the government is resorting amid a reactionary anti-refugee bidding war with the Liberal-National Party opposition.

Germany: Pirate Party makes overtures to the far right

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 3 April 2013

At rallies in North Rhine-Westphalia, Pirate Party flags could be seen prominently alongside posters of the far-right Pro NRW.

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US-Jagdbomber treffen in Korea ein - Kriegsgefahr steigt

Von Alex Lantier, 3. April 2013

Am Sonntag trafen amerikanische F-22 Tarnkappenjäger in Südkorea ein. Die USA verschärfen damit ihre Konfrontation mit Nordkorea und heizen die Spannungen in Ostasien weiter an.

Griechisches Parlament kippt Recht auf frei zugängliche Bildung

Von Robert Stevens, 3. April 2013

Der Athene-Plan, wie er zynisch genannt wird, sieht die Schließung zahlreicher Universitäten und technischer Institutionen vor. Er wurde verabschiedet, obwohl er offen gegen die griechische Verfassung verstößt.

Bundestag erlaubt Polizei Abfrage von PIN und Passwörtern

Von Johann Müller, 3. April 2013

Mit den Stimmen der Regierungsparteien und der SPD beschloss der Bundestag vergangenen Monat Änderungen des Telekommunikationsgesetzes. Dabei wurde die so genannte Bestandsdatenauskunft erweitert.

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Les marchés boursiers et les coupons alimentaires à des niveaux records
Les deux côtés de la «reprise» économique américaine

Par Kate Randall, 3 avril 2013

Le plus grand facteur dans la hausse explosive de l'aide alimentaire est la pauvreté.

Les Etats-Unis envoient des avions de chasse en Corée alors que le risque de guerre s'accroit

Par Alex Lantier, 3 avril 2013

Des avions de chasse américains F-22 sont arrivés hier en Corée du Sud, mettant l’Asie de l’Est en alerte maximale alors que les Etats-Unis intensifient leur confrontation avec la Corée du Nord.

France : l’ex-ministre du budget Jérôme Cahuzac reconnaît avoir menti sur les comptes cachés

Par Olivier Laurent et Alex Lantier, 3 avril 2013

Hier Jérôme Cahuzac, l’ex-ministre du budget, a reconnu devant les juges d’instruction avoir menti en niant qu’il détenait un compte caché en Suisse.

Après Chypre, encore plus d'austérité pour la Grèce

Par Robert Stevens, 3 avril 2013

Tout juste revenue de son pillage financier de Chypre, la bourgeoisie européenne menace de retenir des fonds devant être versés à la Grèce à moins qu'elle ne se plie à des licenciements massifs dans le secteur public.

Les dirigeants pro-français du coup d’Etat en Centrafrique jettent au rebut les accords pétroliers avec la Chine.

Par Thomas Gaist, 3 avril 2013

Après avoir pris la semaine dernière le contrôle de Bangui, le dirigeant de la Séléka, Michel Djotodia, envisage de transférer les contrats pétroliers chinois aux puissances européennes.

Le parlement grec annule le droit à l’enseignement gratuit pour tous

Par Robert Stevens, 3 avril 2013

La loi, cyniquement appelée Plan Athéna, appelant à la fermeture en masse des universités et des instituts technologiques a été adoptée en violation flagrante de la constitution grecque.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2000
Pourquoi je lis le WSWS: Courrier des lecteurs

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The terrible cost of Washington’s wars

3 April 2013

The report that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will end up costing as much as $6 trillion is another indication of the terrible price paid by working people the world over for the crimes of imperialism.

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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 2005

We publish today the eighth installment in the year-by-year Chronology. The year 2005 unfolded under the impact of two great natural disasters that exposed the failure of world capitalism: The Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, which killed nearly 300,000 people, and Hurricane Katrina, which struck the Gulf Coast of the United States, inundating New Orleans and killing more than 1,800.

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Understanding Lincoln: An interview with historian Allen Guelzo

3 April 2013

Leading Abraham Lincoln scholar Allen Guelzo recently spoke with Tom Mackaman of the World Socialist Web Site.


Three years since West Virginia’s Upper Big Branch mine disaster
Sequester cuts pose new threat to US mine safety

By Kate Randall, 2 April 2013

Greek parliament overturns right to free, universal education

By Robert Stevens, 2 April 2013

The drive to dismantle Medicare

By Andre Damon, 1 April 2013

Socialist Equality Party

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

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

Arts Review

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

By Sybille Fuchs, 30 March 2013

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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