US Secretary of State blackmails China over North Korea

By John Chan, 15 April 2013

Kerry made clear that the US would continue to deploy advanced weapons in the region, unless Beijing “put some teeth” into forcing North Korea to denuclearise.

Raid by guards triggers clash with Guantanamo inmates

By Ed Hightower, 15 April 2013

The resistance of the inmates by means of a hunger strike, or any other measure of collective action, is something the overseers of the prison cannot tolerate.

WikiLeaks cables confirm collusion between Vatican and dictators

By Marc Wells, 15 April 2013

Diplomatic communications expose the relationship between the Vatican and dictatorial regimes, from Chile’s Pinochet to Argentina’s Videla to Spain’s Franco.

EU finance ministers demand more austerity at Dublin summit

By Stefan Steinberg, 15 April 2013

Despite data indicating that Europe’s recession will continue this year, European finance ministers meeting in Dublin over the weekend agreed to intensify austerity measures.

Leaked report reveals army torture, killings during the Egyptian Revolution

By Johannes Stern, 15 April 2013

A leaked report seen by the Guardian implicates the Egyptian military in detaining, torturing and killing scores of protesters during the first 18 days of the revolution.

Australian foreign minister outed as long-time US informant

By Patrick O’Connor, 15 April 2013

The news sheds fresh light on Carr’s sudden and unusual elevation from retired state premier to unelected federal senator and foreign minister in March last year.

Australia: Former public servant condemns Iraq war lies

By James Cogan, 15 April 2013

The rhetoric over WMDs was the propaganda screen behind which the mercenary decision was made to participate in a war of aggression because of the US-Australia alliance.

Detroit Mayor Bing proposes $300 million cut in city budget

By Bryan Dyne, 15 April 2013

The final decision on all spending will be made by the city’s emergency manager.

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Irish unions support government austerity

By Jordan Shilton, 15 April 2013

Ireland’s trade unions are intensifying their collaboration with the government in order to implement a further €1 billion in austerity cuts.

Sri Lanka: Pro-government thugs set fire to Tamil newspaper office

By Subash Somachandran and S. Jayanth, 15 April 2013

The attack on Uthayan is part of a wave of violence against the government’s political opponents and media critics.

North Carolina bill requires background checks for public assistance

By Matthew MacEgan, 15 April 2013

The North Carolina House has approved a bill requiring background checks for those seeking welfare assistance or food stamps.

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Maduro de Venezuela dirige campaña derechista como antesala a la austeridad

Por Alexander Fangmann, 15 Abril 2013

Con las elecciones presidenciales programadas para el 14 de Abril, después de la muerte del presidente Hugo Chávez el 5 de Marzo, el ex vice presidente y ahora presidente provisional Nicolás Maduro—escogido personalmente por Chávez— parece estar muy por encima del candidato adversario, el gobernador del estado de Miranda, Henrique Capriles, quien compitiera contra Chávez en octubre.

Trabajadores despedidos por Delphi confrontan a los sindicatos

15 Abril 2013

Un vídeo ha aparecido en YouTube que muestra airados enfrentamientos entre decenas de trabajadores despedidos por Delphi, la fábrica abastecedora de piezas de automoción clausurada en 2007, y los sindicatos que se supone representan a esos mismos trabajadores.

New in Romanian

Uniunea Europeană cere mai multă austeritate în Grecia

De Robert Stevens, 15 aprilie 2013

Liderul Eurogrupului, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, a avertizat Grecia că trebuie “să-şi intensifice eforturile" pentru a se conforma cu programul Troicii.

New in French

La politique du ‘coup de pouce’ monétaire au Japon conduira à une escalade de la guerre monétaire

Par Nick Beams, 15 avril 2013

La politique d’« assouplissement quantitatif » de la Banque du Japon, intensifiera une crise économique déjà profonde et stimulera d’autres attaques contre la classe ouvrière japonaise.

L’Union européenne exige davantage d’austérité en Grèce

Par Robert Stevens, 15 avril 2013

Le président de l’Eurogroupe, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, a prévenu que la Grèce devait « accélérer ses efforts » afin de se conformer au programme d’austérité de la troïka.

La France lance une offensive militaire et de propagande au Mali

Par Ernst Wolff, 15 avril 2013

Contrairement aux affirmations du président français selon lesquelles son pays a apporté une réponse éclair à la menace terroriste, l’invasion du Mali avait été planifiée de longue date..

Les syndicats norvégiens évitent une grève nationale

Par Robert Stevens, 15 avril 2013

L’accord sur les salaires signifie une augmentation infime tout en étant totalement dans l’intérêt des employeurs.

Conférence de David North en Australie sur les 15 ans du WSWS

Par nos correspondants, 15 avril 2013

David North, président du comité de rédaction international du WSWS et président national du PES aux Etats-Unis, était l’orateur principal de réunions sur les 15 ans du WSWS ayant lieu à Melbourne et Sydney en Australie.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2001
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The great unmentionable: Mass unemployment in America

15 April 2013

There is no reflection in what passes for the “news” or the discussions that dominate the political establishment of the concerns of the broad masses of the population.

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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 2006

In 2006, the bloody war in Iraq entered its fourth year, with the eruption of full-scale inter-communal civil strife between Sunni and Shi’ite-based militias, stoked by the US occupation. As the US began to ramp up threats against Iran, it also encouraged brutal wars by its allies, including the Israeli invasion of Lebanon.

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25 years ago: Israeli death squad murders PLO leader

In an April 16, 1988 pre-dawn raid on his home in Tunis, Palestinian leader Abu Jihad was shot to death by an Israeli assassination team.

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50 years ago: King issues “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

On April 16, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. issued his famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”

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75 years ago: Britain signs deal with Italian fascism

In the Italian capital on April 16, 1938, the British and Italian governments signed a series of agreements that saw the government in London acknowledge Italy’s imperialist control of Ethiopia.

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100 years ago: Racist Alien Land Act passed in California

On April 16, 1913, the Webb-Heney Alien Land Act was passed in California’s House of Representatives.

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Mehring Books

Mehring Books Spring Sale ends Saturday

13 April 2013

Mehring Books is pleased to announce the launch of a one-week Spring Sale. We are offering discounts of up to 50 percent on a wide range of titles. Take advantage of this sale to build up your Marxist library or introduce your friends to socialism.

Auto Workers Struggles

Chrysler Canada intensifies shop floor harassment

By Carl Bronski, 15 April 2013

Chrysler Canada is targeting older, ill and injured workers and “the CAW is turning a blind eye to the discrimination and harassment,” explains a Windsor, Ontario Chrysler worker in a letter to the WSWS.

India: Victimized Maruti Suzuki workers stage fresh protests

By Deepal Jayasekera, 13 April 2013

General Motors in drive to cut skilled trades jobs in US plants

By Shannon Jones, 11 April 2013

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Japan’s monetary boost to escalate currency wars

By Nick Beams, 13 April 2013

Sri Lankan pseudo lefts back bogus US calls for human rights

By Nanda Wickremasinghe, 13 April 2013

Obama’s budget

By Joseph Kishore, 12 April 2013

The petty-bourgeois “left” promotes the CIA war in Syria

By Alex Lantier, 12 April 2013

Detroit in Crisis

Detroit area gas explosion reveals deadly state of pipeline infrastructure

By James Brewer, 11 April 2013

A Call to Action
Oppose the bankers’ dictatorship in Detroit!

the Socialist Equality Party, 8 April 2013

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Arts Review

No from Chile and The Sapphires from Australia

By Joanne Laurier, 12 April 2013

Crisis in Education

Newark, New Jersey students protest education cuts

By Dan Brennan, 11 April 2013

What is the Common Core US education initiative?

By Allison Smith and Phyllis Scherrer, 11 April 2013