US life expectancy lowest among industrialized countries

By Kate Randall, 11 January 2013

Unaffordable health care, high levels of poverty and income inequality, as well as the prevalence of gun violence, are major contributing factors to the poor life expectancy rate in the US.

Obama nominates Jacob Lew, budget-cutter and ex-banker, to head Treasury

By Andre Damon, 11 January 2013

Obama’s nomination of current White House chief of staff Jacob Lew as treasury secretary underscores the administration’s commitment to slashing entitlements.

Saudi Arabia executes young Sri Lankan housemaid

By Vilani Peiris, 11 January 2013

The execution exposes the callous indifference of the Sri Lankan government toward its migrant workers, as well as the reactionary character of the Saudi regime.

Three Kurdish nationalist activists assassinated in Paris

By Kumaran Ira, 11 January 2013

Three Kurdish nationalist activists were found early Thursday morning, shot execution-style in the Kurdistan Information Centre in Paris.

South African police fire on striking farm workers

By Joshua Lumet, 11 January 2013

Confrontations between striking farm workers and South African police and private security guards have left several people wounded and some 50 arrested.

Government prepares to dissolve South London National Health Service Trust

By Paul Stuart, 11 January 2013

South London hospitals are facing devastating budget cuts, ward and service closures.

Danish Red-Green Alliance supports budget cuts

By Sybille Fuchs, 11 January 2013

Although the budget enacted by the Danish centre-left government pursues the same austerity policies as its conservative predecessor, the pseudo-left Red-Green Alliance has voted for it.

Ontario government threatens teachers with fines in bid to thwart walkout

By Carl Bronski, 11 January 2013

Ontario’s Liberal government has urged the province’s Labour Relations Board to declare the one-day walkout by 76,000 teachers planned for today illegal.

Federal judge rules New York “stop-and-frisk” policing unconstitutional

By Fred Mazelis, 11 January 2013

Stop-and-frisk has become notorious for making large numbers of New York City residents virtual prisoners in their own homes.

US Supreme Court refuses to hear lawsuit on suicide crisis facing war veterans

By Eric London, 11 January 2013

Eighteen veterans kill themselves each day, and the three branches of government have each answered with callous indifference.

Fijian military objects to draft constitution

By Frank Gaglioti, 11 January 2013

The military is insisting that it continue to have a say in the governance of the Pacific island nation.

New in Russian

Книга Русские революционные плакаты Дэвида Кинга

Дэвид Уолш, 11 января 2013 г.

Издательство "Меринг Букс" (Mehring Books) с гордостью сообщает о том, что начинает продажу недавно вышедшей книги Русские революционные плакаты (Russian Revolutionary Posters) Дэвида Кинга (David King), которая была выпущена в 2012 году британским издательством Tate Publishing.

New in Romanian

Austeritatea urcă ratele şomajului european la niveluri record

De Stefan Steinberg, 11 ianuarie 2013

Datele lansate marţi de către Agenţia de statistică Eurostat arată că politica de austeritate inexorabilă adoptată de către elita politică europeană a dus la creşterea şomajului la niveluri record pe întregul continentul.

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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 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

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Billionaires gain as living standards fall

11 January 2013

The world’s 100 richest people increased their wealth by $241 billion in 2012.

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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

Socialist Equality Party (UK) holds First National Congress

By Julie Hyland, 7 January 2013

Arts Review

2013 Academy Award nominations: Extraordinary and glaring contradictions, even greater than usual

By David Walsh, 11 January 2013

This year’s Academy Award nominations were announced Thursday morning during a media event at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California.

Hitchcock: Small change, for the most part

By Joanne Laurier, 10 January 2013

Auto Workers Struggles

Witch-hunt continues against Maruti Suzuki workers in India

By Arun Kumar and Kranti Kumara, 10 January 2013

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

11 January 2013

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

New York City school bus drivers may strike over job security

By Sandy English, 8 January 2013

Bankstown Fire

Bankstown apartment fire survivor tells media how blaze began

By Richard Phillips, 11 January 2013

Yinuo “Ginger” Jiang has explained how her apartment caught fire, forcing her and another Chinese student to jump from a fifth-floor window.

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Europe in 2013

By Peter Schwarz, 10 January 2013

Indian establishment manipulating anger over Delhi rape

By Deepal Jayasekera, 10 January 2013

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

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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