84 million US adults lack adequate health care coverage

By Kate Randall, 29 April 2013

One-quarter of adults reported being unable to pay for basic necessities such as food, heat or rent due to medical costs.

Bangladesh: Death toll nears 400 in building collapse

By Sarath Kumara, 29 April 2013

The total number of deaths may never be known in one of the world’s worst industrial disasters.

New questions on Boston bombing suspects’ ties to US intelligence

By Andrea Peters, 29 April 2013

Information continues to come to light raising questions about the relationship between US intelligence agencies and the Tsarnaev brothers.

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Governing coalition suffers huge losses in Iceland

By Jordan Shilton, 29 April 2013

Voters in Iceland have inflicted a massive defeat on the Social Democratic-Left Green coalition, which has ruled the country for the past four years.

Italian bank scandal reveals depth of financial crisis

By Mike Jobson, 29 April 2013

Italian prosecutors ordered the seizure of €1.8 billion in a probe of Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank.

EU demands further austerity in Slovenia

By Markus Salzmann, 29 April 2013

Slovenia is regarded as the next likely candidate for an EU bailout to shore up its banks.

Sri Lankan mass grave recalls rural massacres

By Gamini Karunasena and Evan Weerasinghe, 29 April 2013

An estimated 60,000 youth were killed or “disappeared” during the 1988-90 repression.

Malaysian parties signal pro-market measures after election

By John Roberts, 29 April 2013

Whoever wins the May 5 poll, big business has already set the agenda: to impose the burden of the global economic breakdown on working people.

Eight children dead in fires in the US south

By Nick Barrickman, Rosa Shahnazarian and Matthew MacEgan, 29 April 2013

Two devastating house fires claimed the lives of nine people in Georgia and South Carolina last week.

Pennsylvania plans sell-off of state liquor stores

By Douglas Lyons, 29 April 2013

The privatization of state-owned liquor stores will result in the layoff of up to 5,000 workers.

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L’écroulement d’une usine au Bangladesh et la course au profit

Par K. Ratnayake, 29 avril 2013

Cette tragédie est l’une des pires catastrophes industrielles qui se soit produite, mais elle ne sera pas la dernière dans la mesure où les sociétés transnationales sacrifient la sécurité des travailleurs aux exigences du profit

Washington menace d’envahir la Syrie

Par Bill Van Auken, 29 avril 2013

Les allégations américaines concernant l’utilisation d’armes chimiques par les forces gouvernementales amènent les Etats-Unis au bord de la guerre avec la Syrie.

Le chômage atteint des niveaux record en Espagne et en France

Par Alex Lantier, 29 avril 2013

Le nombre de travailleurs sans emploi a atteint en Espagne et en France des niveaux inégalés tandis que l’effondrement de l’économie européenne s’accélère sous l’effet de mesures d’austérité dévastatrices.

Des dizaines de milliers manifestent à Montréal contre les coupes dans l'assurance-emploi

Par nos reporters, 29 avril 2013

Les nouvelles mesures sur l'assurance-emploi vont restreindre l'accès aux prestations et créer une main-d'oeuvre bon marché qui va exercer une forte pression à la baisse sur les salaires partout au Canada.

No du Chili et The Sapphires d'Australie

Par Joanne Laurier, 29 avril 2013

No, du réalisateur chilien Pablo Larraín, est le dernier film d'une trilogie sur les conditions de vie sous la dictature de Pinochet; The Sapphires est l’histoire, à la fin des années 1960, d’un groupe de musique composé uniquement de femmes aborigènes

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A Grand Coalition for austerity in Italy

29 April 2013

The formation of a Grand Coalition government in Italy shows the degree to which the global financial oligarchy dominates political life.

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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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25 years ago: Gdansk shipyard strike provokes Polish state repression

The 12,000 workers at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk went on strike May 2, 1988 in solidarity with striking steelworkers in southern Poland.

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50 years ago: Birmingham police turn attack dogs on children.

This week in 1963 the world’s attention was drawn to the barbarism of Jim Crow segregation in the American South

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75 years ago: Nazis burn books in Austria

On May 1,1938, in the newly annexed Austrian part of greater Germany, the “Aryanization” of social, cultural and economic life by the Nazis continued.

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100 years ago: New Haitian president elected amid political turmoil

On May 4, 1913, Michel Oreste was elected president of Haiti, amid political turmoil and infighting within the country’s ruling elite.

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Support D'Artagnan Collier for Detroit Mayor

Campaigners for D’Artagnan Collier near signature goal in Detroit mayoral race

By an SEP campaign team, 29 April 2013

Supporters of the Socialist Equality Party have collected close to the 1,000 signature goal to place Collier on the ballot for Detroit mayor.

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

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Arts Review

Country music legend George Jones dead at 81

By Hiram Lee, 29 April 2013

Legendary country singer George Jones died in Nashville on April 26. A remarkable performer, Jones was a significant figure in American popular music during the second half of the 20th century.

Finks dramatizes the 1950s anti-communist blacklist

By Fred Mazelis, 26 April 2013

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party to contest Australian federal election: A socialist program to fight the drive to war

The central objective of our campaign is to develop a broad, international anti-war movement among workers and young people on the basis of a socialist and internationalist program.

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

Sri Lankan SEP and ISSE to hold May Day meeting

Television Review

PBS Frontline’s “The Retirement Gamble”

By Fred Mazelis, 29 April 2013

A television broadcast examines the crisis facing American workers as pensions disappear and Social Security comes under attack.

Workers Struggles

After strike vote against wage-cutting demands
IAM agrees to contract extension at New York Air Brake

By Steve Filips, 29 April 2013

New York Brake is demanding wage cuts of up to $4.15 an hour for workers whose pay averages $20.88.

Opposition grows to Australian Education Union sell-out in Victoria

By Frank Gaglioti and Patrick O’Connor, 27 April 2013


The Bangladesh factory collapse and the drive for profit

By K. Ratnayake, 27 April 2013

Washington fabricates chemical weapons pretext for war against Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 27 April 2013

Washington’s threat to invade Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 26 April 2013

Barack Obama pays tribute to George W. Bush at presidential library opening

By David Walsh, 26 April 2013

American democracy in shambles

By Barry Grey, 22 April 2013