10 January 2013

India and Pakistan clash again in disputed Kashmir area

By K. Ratnayake, 10 January 2013

Clashes in Kashmir between the militaries of Pakistan and India underscore the highly volatile situation in the region.

Venezuelan legislature postpones Chavez inauguration

By Bill Van Auken, 10 January 2013

The postponement of the inauguration of cancer-stricken Hugo Chavez for a fourth presidential term has ratcheted up political tensions.

US Army judge rejects motion to dismiss charges in Bradley Manning case

By Naomi Spencer, 10 January 2013

Manning was granted only a 112-day reduction in sentencing on a life term in hearings this week.

2012 was hottest year recorded in US

By Bryan Dyne, 10 January 2013

The average temperature for the past year was 1 degree Fahrenheit above the previous recorded warmest year.

Indian establishment manipulating anger over Delhi rape

By Deepal Jayasekera, 10 January 2013

The case is being exploited to further strengthen the repressive apparatus of the state.

Sri Lanka heads toward constitutional crisis

By K. Ratnayake, 10 January 2013

The government and the Supreme Court are at loggerheads over the impeachment of Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake.

Finucane review shows links between British intelligence and loyalist death squads in Northern Ireland

By Steve James, 10 January 2013

Finucane was killed less than a month after a Home Office minister declared, “There are in Northern Ireland a number of solicitors who are unduly sympathetic to the cause of the IRA.”

Australia headed for deepening slump in 2013

By Mike Head, 10 January 2013

The unravelling of the mining boom is compounding a contraction throughout the rest of the economy.

Detroit city workers face new cuts

By Shannon Jones, 10 January 2013

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and the city council are discussing a new round of drastic cuts, including layoffs and pay reductions.

New in Greek

Εντείνονται οι πολεμικές απειλές κατά της Συρίας μετά τις εκλογές στις ΗΠΑ

Του Μπιλ Βαν Άουκεν, 10 Ιανουαρίου 2013

Μια εβδομάδα μετά την επανεκλογή του προέδρου Μπάρακ Ομπάμα κλιμακώνεται ραγδαία η απειλή πολέμου κατά της Συρίας.

Ο Λέων Τρότσκι και η υπεράσπιση της ιστορικής αλήθειας

Διάλεξη που δόθηκε από τον Ντέιβιντ Νορθ, πρόεδρο της Διεθνούς Συντακτικής Επιτροπής του WSWS, στο Πανεπιστήμιο της Λειψίας στις 16 Μάρτη 2012

New in German

Europa im Jahr 2013

Von Peter Schwarz, 10. Januar 2013

Heftige Klassenkämpfe stehen in ganz Europa auf der Tagesordnung. Doch die Verschärfung des Klassenkampfs löst nicht automatisch die Frage der politischen Perspektive, sondern stellt sie erst in aller Schärfe.

Sparpolitik treibt Arbeitslosigkeit in Europa auf Rekordniveau

Von Stefan Steinberg, 10. Januar 2013

In der Eurozone stieg die Arbeitslosigkeit im November auf beinahe zwölf Prozent. Schon fast neunzehn Millionen Arbeiter sind ohne Arbeit.

Brennans Nominierung:
Eine Regierung von Folterern und Mördern

Von Bill Van Auken, 10. Januar 2013

John Brennans Ernennung zum CIA-Chef zeigt, dass die Kriegsverbrecher der Bush-Regierung ungestraft davonkommen und unter Obama ihre Verbrechen noch verschärfen können.

New in French

Obama et la torture

Par Bill Van Auken, 10 janvier 2013

Le président démocrate poursuit les crimes de son prédécesseur et va plus loin encore.

L’austérité fait grimper le chômage à des niveaux record en Europe

Par Stefan Steinberg, 10 janvier 2013

Dans les 17 pays européens formant la zone euro, le chômage a grimpé en novembre à 11,8 pour cent et le nombre de travailleurs sans emploi a atteint 18,8 millions.

L’aide humanitaire canadienne au service des minières

Par Louis Girard, 10 janvier 2013

Le gouvernement fédéral canadien a modifié son aide humanitaire afin que l’argent serve encore plus directement les grandes sociétés canadiennes, particulièrement des lucratives sociétés minières.

Le plus grand marxiste d’Asie du Sud de la seconde moitié du 20e siècle

Par Wije Dias, 10 janvier 2013

L’article suivant est le second d’une série de deux articles portant sur la lutte pour l’internationalisme prolétaire menée par le fondateur et secrétaire général de la RCL au Sri Lanka.

New in Romanian

Economia mondială în 2013: iluzii şi realitate

De Nick Beams, 10 ianuarie 2013

Anul trecut a fost martorul distrugerii unei serii de ficţiuni promovate asiduu de purtătorii de cuvânt a elitelor conducătoare în urma debutului crizei financiare mondiale.

New in Turkish

Kur savaşları 2013’te yoğunlaşacak

Nick Beams, 10 Ocak 2013

Dünyanın önde gelen ekonomik güçleri arasında yatışan kur savaşı, ABD Merkez Bankası (Fed) tarafından bu ayın başlarında alınmış olan “parasal gevşeme” sürecinin hızlandırılması kararının ardından, önümüzdeki yıl önemli ölçüde yeniden kızışmaya hazır.

Afganistan: 21. yüzyıl yeni-sömürgeciliği için bir model

Peter Symonds, 10 Ocak 2013

Afganistan’daki NATO operasyonları için sürenin sonu olan 2014 yaklaşırken, Obama yönetimi, ülkedeki ABD askeri varlığını belirsiz bir süre için uzatmaya hazırlanıyor. New York Times tarafından bildirilen planlar, ABD önderliğindeki işgalin yağmacı yeni sömürgeci karakterini vurguluyor.

ABD ve Fransa Orta Afrika Cumhuriyeti’ne birlikler sevk ediyor

Patrick O’Connor, 10 Ocak 2013

Hükümet karşıtı birlikler başkent Bangui’ye yaklaşırken, ABD ve Fransa Orta Afrika Cumhuriyeti’ne (OAC) ek birlikler gönderiyor. Bu müdahale, Washington ile onun Avrupalı müttefiklerinin kıta üzerindeki stratejik egemenliklerini ve onun doğal kaynakları üzerindeki denetimlerini korumak için üzerinde çalıştığı Afrika çapında emperyalist askeri operasyonları yoğunlaştırma planının bir parçasıdır.

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Perspective

Europe in 2013

10 January 2013

Europe remains mired in its deepest economic and social crisis since World War II.

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Socialist Equality Party

Why the SEP (Germany) rejects a state ban of the neo-fascist NPD

By the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG), 10 January 2013

Last month, the German upper house of parliament agreed to take a case to the Supreme Court aiming to ban the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD).

Resolution of SEP (UK) Congress: “Build the International Youth and Students for Social Equality”

10 January 2013

Published here is the fourth resolution, “Build the International Youth and Students for Social Equality”, adopted unanimously by the First National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), held November 17-19, 2012

Auto Workers Struggles

Witch-hunt continues against Maruti Suzuki workers in India

By Arun Kumar and Kranti Kumara, 10 January 2013

Police have arrested another Maruti Suzuki worker in India, bringing the total number of framed-up and jailed auto workers to 150.

Arts Review

Hitchcock: Small change, for the most part

By Joanne Laurier, 10 January 2013

Sacha Gervasi’s new film focuses on the making of Psycho (1960), one of Alfred Hitchcock’s best known works.

Superhero graphic novels from DC and Marvel: Symbols and avatars, not images and people

By Adam Haig, 9 January 2013

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained

By David Walsh, 5 January 2013

Commentary

The Brennan nomination: A government of torturers and assassins

By Bill Van Auken, 9 January 2013

President Mursi, IMF prepare austerity policies in Egypt

By Johannes Stern, 9 January 2013

The world economy 2013: Illusions and reality

By Nick Beams, 8 January 2013

After tax deal, spending cuts dominate Washington agenda

By Patrick Martin, 7 January 2013

Workers Struggles

Australia: Victorian paramedics protest over poor conditions

By Margaret Rees, 8 January 2013

New York City school bus drivers may strike over job security

By Sandy English, 8 January 2013

25 years ago: Second Kentucky coal miners’ frame-up trial opens

The trial of miner Paul Smith opened on January 11, 1988 in a federal district court in London, Kentucky.

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50 years ago: Togo president assassinated

On January 13, 1963, Togo President Sylvanus Olympio was assassinated in a military coup d’état.

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75 years ago: Spanish Republican forces take strategic town of Teruel, Aragon

Republican forces finally took the town after a weeks-long battle on January 7, 1938.

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100 years ago: Tibet and Mongolia sign defense treaty

On January 11, 1913, Tibet and Mongolia signed a mutual defense treaty in which they proclaimed their independence from China.

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Correspondence

Letters from our readers

10 January 2013

A selection of recent letters to the World Socialist Web Site