US ramps up plans for military intervention in Syria

By Joseph Kishore, 24 April 2013

The expansion of aid to US-backed oppositional forces in Syria and the deployment of hundreds of US troops to Jordan come amidst new threats against Iran.

70,000 Danish teachers locked out

By Helmut Arens and Christoph Dreier, 24 April 2013

In a historically unprecedented act, the Danish government has locked out 70,000 high school teachers for more than three weeks.

After Boston bombing, Australian media escalates “war on terror”

By Peter Symonds, 24 April 2013

All the legislative machinery is in place to impose virtual martial law in an Australian city, as was done in Boston.

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Canadian government unveils “terror plot” as it adopts draconian new law

By Keith Jones, 24 April 2013

Canadian authorities announced Monday afternoon they had broken up a terrorist conspiracy, just as the country’s parliament was to debate new anti-terrorism legislation that would give the state draconian new powers.

European Union cites Boston attack to justify major anti-terrorist operation

By Chris Marsden, 24 April 2013

On April 17 and 18, anti-terrorist units of numerous European Union member states participated in an operation involving simulated terrorist attacks in nine different countries.

Snyder administration plot to privatize Michigan schools exposed

By Jerry White, 24 April 2013

Officials in Governor Rick Snyder’s administration have been holding secret meetings to map out a strategy to finance corporate-run schools with public funds.

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350 working without a contract at Master Lock in Milwaukee

By Niles Williamson, 23 April 2013

Workers represented by the United Auto Workers (UAW) at the Master Lock facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin have been working without a contract since April 3.

One-day Lufthansa strike grounds flights in Germany

By Ernst Wolff, 24 April 2013

A strike by Lufthansa ground crew on Monday led to the cancellation of flights at airports across Germany.

Spain: Polls show support for all parties, unions and monarchy at record low

By Alejandro López, 24 April 2013

The huge decline in support for the political parties, trade unions, and the monarchy can only mean huge social struggles are on the horizon.

Car companies threaten 55,000 jobs in Australia

By James Cogan, 24 April 2013

The heads of Ford and Toyota in Australia have joined General Motors Holden (GMH) executives in threatening to shut down manufacturing operations in Australia if there is any reduction in the financial subsidies from federal and state governments.

Official opposition protests Montenegro presidential election result

By Ognjen Markovic, 24 April 2013

Both candidates in the recent presidential election in Montenegro support the austerity policies of the European Union.

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Amerika se demokrasie in ‘n gemors

Deur Barry Grey, 22 April 2013

Met die oplegging van ‘n staat van beleg in Boston is ‘n geskiedkundige drumpel oorsteek. Vir die eerste keer ooit is ‘n groot Amerikaanse stad onder die ekwiwalent van krygswet geplaas. Die reeds uigerafelde fineer van ‘n stabliele demokrasie gebasser op grondwetlike beginsels is aan flarde.

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Observaciones de una visita a Cuba

24 Abril 2013

José es un taxista que trabaja en La Havana. Mientras baja su tono para contarme su disatisfacción con la situación de su país -entre otras cosas- me pide que seamos cautelosos. No quiere que nadie los escuche afuera de su taxi.

New in Russian

«Письма к Троцкому»: Замечательная пьеса в Theaterlabor немецкого Билефельда

Сибилла Фухс, 24 апреля 2013 г.

Постановка пьесы «Письма к Троцкому» (Briefe an Trotzki) в Theaterlabor Билефельда в Германии удачно воспроизводит атмосферу молодой Советской республики после окончания Гражданской войны.

New in Romanian

Povestea celor două oraşe

De Barry Grey, 24 aprilie 2013

Atentatele din 15 aprilie din Boston continuă să domine mass-media americană. Cele două explozii, care au avut loc în apropierea liniei de sosire a maratonului anual, au ucis trei persoane şi au rănit grav alte 170.

New in French

L'histoire de deux villes

Par Barry Grey, 24 avril 2013

Les attentats à la bombe de Boston continuent de dominer les médias américains tandis que l’explosion dans l’usine d’engrais au Texas a quasiment disparu des journaux.

Soutenez D'Artagnan Collier, candidat du Parti de l'égalité socialiste à la mairie de Detroit

Par le Parti l'égalité socialiste (États-Unis), 24 avril 2013

Le Parti de l'égalité socialiste (États-Unis) annonce aujourd'hui qu'il présente D'Artagnan Collier comme candidat à la mairie de Detroit, dans le Michigan au premier tour des élections qui aura lieu le 6 août.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2002
Pourquoi je lis le WSWS: Courrier des lecteurs

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Offene Fragen bei den Anschlägen in Boston

Von Bill Van Auken, 24. April 2013

Eine Woche nach den Anschlägen von Boston ist noch vieles unklar, darunter auch das Motiv der Täter, ob weitere Personen beteiligt waren, und in welcher Beziehung die Verdächtigen zum FBI und zu anderen Behörden standen.

Bundeswehr bleibt in Afghanistan, rüstet Katar auf

Von Johannes Stern, 24. April 2013

Um den Hunger der deutschen Wirtschaft nach Ressourcen zu stillen, geht der deutsche Imperialismus zusehends militärisch vor.

Neue Enthüllungen über die Verbindungen des Staats zum NSU

Von Sven Heymanns, 24. April 2013

In der vergangenen Woche sind neue Informationen über die engen Verbindungen zahlreicher Behörden mit dem Nationalsozialistischen Untergrund (NSU) ans Licht gekommen.

Frankreich: Cahuzac-Affäre entlarvt Bankrott der kleinbürgerlichen “Linken“

Von Anthony Torres, 24. April 2013

Der Steuerhinterziehungsskandal um Ex-Haushaltsminister Cahuzac entlarvt Frankreichs Establishment und bringt die Regierung Hollande aus dem Konzept.

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The Boston bombings and the roots of terror

24 April 2013

Of all the possible explanations for the bombings in Boston, the least plausible is the official claim that the main suspect in the case had fallen beneath the FBI’s radar.

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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 2008

In 2008, the crisis of world capitalism, long developing beneath the surface, erupted in the biggest financial upheaval since the 1929 stock market crash that ushered in the Great Depression. Among the major political developments of the year was the election of Barack Obama and the founding congress of the SEP in the US.

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Support D'Artagnanon Collier for Detroit Mayor

SEP mayoral campaign in Detroit wins strong support in first week

By Lawrence Porter, 24 April 2013

The campaign to place D’Artagnan Collier, a city worker and member of the Socialist Equality Party, on the ballot for mayor of Detroit has gotten off to a strong start.

Support D’Artagnan Collier, Socialist Equality Party candidate for mayor of Detroit!
Throw out the emergency manager! End the bankers’ dictatorship in Detroit!

Socialist Equality Party (US), 19 April 2013

The Socialist Equality Party (US) is running D’Artagnan Collier as its candidate for mayor of Detroit. The following is his statement announcing the campaign.

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Socialist Equality Party

Reject the Australian Education Union’s sellout agreement!
For a political offensive of the working class to defend public education

the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 24 April 2013

The deal stitched up by the union behind the backs of teachers accepts the central demands of the Victorian government and opens the way for further attacks on public education.

Sri Lankan SEP and ISSE to hold May Day meeting

24 April 2013

The meeting will discuss the program and perspective of international socialism to fight the growing war drive by US imperialism.

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

May 5, 2pm - London, England

May 11, 3pm - Berlin, Germany

Attend the SEP campaign launch on May 5
Public meetings in Sydney and Melbourne

The SEP’s election campaign will expose the accelerating drive to war and give the widespread opposition to militarism a powerful voice and the means for its conscious political expression.


A tale of two cities

By Barry Grey, 23 April 2013

American democracy in shambles

By Barry Grey, 22 April 2013

German Left Party supports imperialist intervention in Syria

By Johannes Stern, 23 April 2013

The Left Party has responded to the intensification of imperialist intervention in Syria by working more openly with right-wing Islamist forces and US imperialism.

US sequester furloughs delay flights, threaten airport safety

By Kate Randall, 23 April 2013

Arts Review

The Flat: A family examines a Nazi-Zionist friendship

By Fred Mazelis, 22 April 2013


Two planetary systems with potentially Earth-like conditions

By Bryan Dyne, 22 April 2013

25 years ago: Polish strikes shake Stalinist regime

Transport workers in the cities of Bydgoszcz and Ironoclaw walked out on April 25, 1988, beginning a strike wave that spread throughout Poland.

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50 years ago: NLF inflicts damage on South Vietnamese government forces

Forces fighting for the National Liberation Front (NLF) killed more than 40 US-backed government forces on April 28, 1963.

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75 years ago: Nazis order liquidation of Jewish property

On April 27, 1938, Field Marshall Hermann Goering ordered that all Jews living in “Great Germany,” citizens or not, report all property valued at more than 5,000 marks.

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100 years ago: Capture of Scutari ends First Balkan War

On April 22, 1913, after a six-month siege, Montenegro took the Albanian city of Scutari, which had declared independence from Ottoman rule in November 1912.

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