New report documents US war crimes over three administrations

By Ed Hightower, 17 April 2013

On Tuesday, the Constitution Project, a Washington, DC think tank, issued a report by its “Task Force on Detainee Treatment” on decades of crimes committed by US imperialism.

Obama proclaims Boston bombings an “act of terror”

By Bill Van Auken, 17 April 2013

President Barack Obama used a briefing Tuesday to declare the bombings the day before at the Boston Marathon “an act of terror,” though the FBI and police still had neither suspects nor a motive for the attacks.

More than 10 million Americans among the working poor

By Kate Randall, 17 April 2013

Nearly a quarter of all those living in poverty in the US are working, but low wages keep them below the federal poverty threshold.

Gold price fall points to global deflation

By Nick Beams, 17 April 2013

The downturn in the gold price decline flies in the face of market expectations that it would rise or at least remain firm.

Unemployment deepens in Australian working class areas

By Mike Head, 17 April 2013

Joblessness has risen to depression levels, and is worsening, in suburbs across Australia.

Malaysian election: PSM promotes illusions in Anwar’s opposition coalition

By John Roberts and Peter Symonds, 17 April 2013

The Socialist Party of Malaysia is playing a key role for the ruling elites by shackling workers and youth to opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and the parliamentary framework.

Right-wing opponents of the euro found party in Berlin

By Ulrich Rippert, 17 April 2013

The Alternative for Germany is an attempt to deflect growing resistance to the anti-social policies of the EU into right-wing nationalist channels.

Siemens to slash 4,000 jobs in its industrial sector

By Elizabeth Zimmermann, 17 April 2013

Siemens plans to cut 4,000 jobs in its industrial sector worldwide in order to save 1.1 billion euros by 2014.

National Union of Students complicit in British government attacks on students

By Thomas Scripps, 17 April 2013

The National Union of Students has launched a phoney campaign to “Bring Back” the Educational Maintenance Allowance, after previously sabotaging the opposition to its abolition.

UK Green Party helps impose cuts in Bristol

By Richard Duckworth, 17 April 2013

The Greens’ track record once in power, in Britain and across Europe, is one of reassuring the financial institutions and banks that they will implement austerity measures.

Arrests of New York politicians reveal systemic corruption

By Philip Guelpa, 17 April 2013

The recent arrests of numerous New York Democratic and Republican politicians on charges of bribery and influence-peddling provide a glimpse of the corruption that is an integral part of capitalist politics.

NDP “prepares for government” by emphasizing its kinship with Obama

By Keith Jones, 17 April 2013

Canada’s social democrats used their convention as a fresh opportunity to demonstrate to the ruling class that they are a suitable replacement for the Liberals as its “left party” of government.

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Nedemn de menţionat: şomajul de masă din America

De Andre Damon, 17 aprilie 2013

În ciuda profiturilor record pe care le înregistrează bursa şi corporaţiile americane, ţara rămâne prinsă în cea mai profundă criză a locurilor de muncă de la Marea Depresie încoace.

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Un groupe de réflexion australien présente les projets de guerre américains contre la Chine

Par Peter Symonds, 17 avril 2013

« Le Pentagone a commencé ‘à réfléchir à l’impensable’ : une stratégie militaire pour mener et gagner une éventuelle guerre contre la Chine. »

Le NPD se réunit à Montréal: un parti d’austérité capitaliste et de guerre impérialiste

Par Graham Beverley, 17 avril 2013

Le NDP veut démontrer qu'il est un parti d’austérité et de guerre impérialiste prêt à remplacer les libéraux comme parti de gouvernement de la classe dirigeante.

Inde: Les travailleurs de Maruti Suzuki, victimisés, organisent de nouvelles protestations

Par Deepal Jayasekera, 17 avril 2013

Les travailleurs victimisés de l’usine d’assemblage automobile Maruti Suzuki (MSI) à Manesar, dans l’Etat de l’Haryana, continuent d’organiser des protestations contre le licenciement et l’emprisonnement arbitraires de près de 150 travailleurs à la suite d’accusations graves fabriquées de toutes pièces.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2001
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Moskau wirft Obama in der Frage der Menschenrechte Heuchelei vor

Von Bill Van Auken, 17. April 2013

Die Kritik der Obama-Regierung an den Menschenrechtsverletzungen der russischen Regierung ist ein Musterbeispiel für die Redensart „wer im Glashaus sitzt, soll nicht mit Steinen werfen.“

Der reaktionäre Nationalismus der „Alternative für Deutschland“

Kommentar von Peter Schwarz, 17. April 2013

Die Entstehung einer rechten Anti-Euro-Partei in Deutschland ist die logische Konsequenz aus der Europapolitik der Bundesregierung, die auch von der SPD, den Grünen und der Linkspartei unterstützt wird.

Opel: Wie General Motors und IG Metall gegen die Belegschaft arbeiten

Dietmar Henning, 17. April 2013

Die medienwirksame Ankündigung von GM-Chef Dan Akerson, in den nächsten Jahren vier Milliarden Euro an den europäischen Standorten zu investieren, ist Teil einer globalen Strategie, die sich direkt gegen die Beschäftigten richtet.

EU fordert noch mehr Sparanstrengungen von Griechenland

Robert Stevens, 17. April 2013

Der Vorsitzende der Eurogruppe Jeroen Dijsselbloem hat Griechenland ermahnt, seine Anstrengungen zu verstärken und sich an das Sparprogramm der Troika zu halten.

Medien urteilen vorschnell über Bombenanschläge in Boston

Barry Grey, 17. April 2013

Bei der Explosion von zwei Bomben in der Innenstadt von Bosten wurden mindestens drei Menschen getötet und 144 verletzt, fünfzehn davon schwer.

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Another bumper year for hedge fund billionaires

17 April 2013

Amid mass unemployment, swelling poverty rates and falling wages, Wall Street hedge fund operators once again raked in astronomical pay packages last year.

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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 2007

We publish the tenth installment in the year-by-year Chronology. The events of 2007 demonstrated that it was impossible to fight the growth of militarism, in the United States and internationally, through the old political parties and the machinery of bourgeois democracy.

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Detroit in Crisis

Emergency manager to select former law firm as Detroit’s “restructuring counsel”

By Bryan Dyne, 17 April 2013

Emergency manager Kevyn Orr is set to select his old law firm, Jones Day, to oversee the restructuring of Detroit’s debt on behalf of the bondholders and banks.

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

By the Socialist Equality Party, 8 April 2013

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Socialist Equality Party

David North to address public meetings:
15 Years of the World Socialist Web Site

April 21, 2pm - Toronto, Ontario

May 5, 2pm - London, England

May 11, 3pm - Berlin, Germany

WSWS 15th anniversary meeting held in Detroit

By Shannon Jones, 16 April 2013

Workers Struggles

Australia: Victorian teachers’ union shuts down industrial campaign

By Will Marshall, 17 April 2013

Behind the backs of teachers, the union is engaged in closed door discussion with the state Liberal government to finalise a sell-out enterprise bargaining agreement.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Fight Labor’s cuts! For a socialist perspective to defend education!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) Australia, 17 April 2013

The following statement was distributed to Australian students who attended rallies in opposition to the Gillard Labor government's $2.3 billion in cuts to university funding.


Media rush to judgment in Boston Marathon bombing

By Barry Grey, 16 April 2013

Moscow calls Obama’s human rights bluff

By Bill Van Auken, 16 April 2013

Cahuzac affair exposes bankruptcy of French petty-bourgeois “left”

By Anthony Torres, 16 April 2013

The great unmentionable: Mass unemployment in America

By Andre Damon, 15 April 2013

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.

Arts Review

SXSW Music Festival 2013—Part 2

By Zac Corrigan, 16 April 2013

Auto Workers Struggles

Chrysler Canada intensifies shop floor harassment

By Carl Bronski, 15 April 2013

India: Victimized Maruti Suzuki workers stage fresh protests

By Deepal Jayasekera, 13 April 2013

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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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