15 January 2013

India and Pakistan exchange threats in Kashmir border dispute

By Sampath Perera, 15 January 2013

Tensions between India and Pakistan remain acute, with the two countries accusing each other of initiating the intermittent border clashes.

Obama outlines budget-cutting agenda at press conference

By Joseph Kishore, 15 January 2013

Behind a heavy dose of demagogy, Obama made clear his determination to slash health care and retirement programs by hundreds of billions of dollars.

Open access activist dead at 26
Family charges US with role in Aaron Swartz suicide

By Kevin Reed, 15 January 2013

Aaron Swartz, the Internet pioneer, open access crusader and social justice activist, was found dead on Friday, January 11, in Brooklyn, New York from an apparent suicide.

Push for Western military intervention in Syria escalates

By Oliver Campbell, 15 January 2013

The UN secretary general intensified the propaganda war against the Syrian regime by comparing the civil war to the Nazi Holocaust.

Greek SYRIZA leader meets with German finance minister

By Christoph Dreier, 15 January 2013

On Monday, Alexis Tsipras met with the German finance minister to discuss the credit agreements between the European Union and Greece.

400,000 still homeless three years after Haitian earthquake

By John Marion, 15 January 2013

Three years after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, hundreds of thousands of people continue to suffer from its effects.

Exposure of sex-for-fees web site underscores UK student poverty

By Aidan Claire and Joe Mount, 15 January 2013

The Independent reports on the existence of a web site offering students up to £15,000 a year to have sex with its clients.

Leading German publisher smeared as anti-Semite

By Justus Leicht, 15 January 2013

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has branded German publicist Jakob Augstein an “anti-Semite” for criticizing the Netanyahu government in Israel.

Burgeoning native protests shake Canadian establishment and official native leadership

By Carl Bronski, 15 January 2013

Idle No More, the grassroots native Indian movement, is continuing its campaign of protests against Canada’s Conservative government.

Refugees step up protests in Australia’s offshore detention camps

By Mike Head, 15 January 2013

The detainees face living for months in tents and converted shipping containers.

Washington, DC legislators vote to eliminate benefits for needy families

By Nick Barrickman, 15 January 2013

The elimination of cash aid will result in a spiral of misery for many working class families in the district.

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Afrika Ulusal Kongresi Marikana cellâtlarını kutsadı

Chris Marsden, 15 Ocak 2013

Afrika Ulusal Kongresi’nin (AUK) geçen hafta düzenlenen 53. seçimli konferansı Jacob Zuma’yı yeniden başkan seçti. Zuma, konferans delegelerinin yüzde 75’inin oyunu alırken, müttefikleri, partinin en yüksek beş makamı ve Ulusal Yürütme Kurulu’ndaki 80 sandalyenin çoğunu kazandı. Ulusal Maden İşçileri Sendikası’nın (NUM) önceki başkanı ve şimdi bir milyarder olan Cyril Ramaphosa, başkan yardımcılığına seçildi.

Ödenmemiş ücretler Çin’de grevlere yol açıyor

John Chan, 15 Ocak 2013

Yavaşlayan ekonominin yalın bir ifadesi olarak, Çin’deki çok sayıda işveren ki bunların arasında yabancıların sahibi olduğu fabrikalar ve devlete ait işletmeler de var, aylardır çalışanlarının maaşlarını ödeyemiyor ya da ödemek istemiyor. Bunun sonucunda, işçiler, ödenmemiş ücretlerin ödenmesi talebiyle grevler ve protestolar örgütlüyor.

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Frankreich beginnt Krieg im Norden Malis

Von Ernst Wolff und Alex Lantier, 15. Januar 2013

Französische Streitkräfte bombardierten am Freitag und am Wochenende den Norden Malis, während hunderte französische Truppen in der Hauptstadt Bamako eintrafen.

Die Linke verteidigt ihre Unterstützung für Syrienkrieg

Von Johannes Stern, 15. Januar 2013

Die Linke bekräftigt in ihrer Zeitung Neues Deutschland ihre Unterstützung für den Krieg gegen Syrien.

Tsipras trifft Schäuble

Von Christoph Dreier, 15. Januar 2013

Das Treffen zwischen dem deutschen Finanzminister Schäuble und dem griechischen Oppositionsführer Alexis Tsipras ist ein deutliches Signal für eine Zusammenarbeit bei der weiteren Ausplünderung der griechischen Arbeiter.

Obama und Karsai verhandeln über Stationierung amerikanischer Truppen nach 2014

Von the Bill Van Auken, 15. Januar 2013

Die Gespräche zwischen Obama und Karsai im Weißen Haus sollten die Grundlage für einen Verbleib amerikanischer Truppen in Afghanistan nach dem Abzug im Jahr 2014 schaffen.

Präsident Mursi und der IWF bereiten Austeritätspolitik für Ägypten vor

Von Johannes Stern, 15. Januar 2013

Nachdem die neue Verfassung verabschiedet ist, versucht die ägyptische Bourgeoisie ihre Angriffe auf die ägyptische Arbeiterklasse fortzusetzen und zu intensivieren.

Russische Regierung geht schärfer gegen Arbeitsmigranten vor

Von Clara Weiss, 15. Januar 2013

Die russische Staatsduma hat am 9. Januar einen Gesetzesvorschlag von Präsident Wladimir Putin angenommen, der die Registrierungsvorgaben für Arbeitsmigranten und russische Staatsbürger verschärft.

Tschechien: Zeman und Schwarzenberg in Stichwahl um das Präsidentenamt

Von Markus Salzmann, 15. Januar 2013

Sowohl Zeman als auch Schwarzenberg sind altbekannte Figuren der tschechischen Politik. Beide vertreten rechte Standpunkte, sind Verfechter einer radikalen Sparpolitik und stehen bedingungslos zur Politik der Europäischen Union.

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La France déclenche la guerre au Nord-Mali

Par Ernst Wolff et Alex Lantier, 15 janvier 2013

Les forces françaises ont bombardé vendredi et durant le week-end le Nord-Mali tandis que des centaines de soldats françaises arrivaient dans la capitale Bamako.

Canada : La réforme de l’assurance-emploi appauvrira les travailleurs

Par Laurent Lafrance, 15 janvier 2013

Le gouvernement conservateur de Stephen Harper a mis en œuvre de nouvelles coupes draconiennes de l’assurance-emploi. Des milliers de chômeurs ont vu leurs prestations être suspendues et tous ceux qui ont encore droit à l’assurance-emploi doivent suivre des règles plus strictes.

La chasse aux sorcières continue contre les travailleurs de Maruti Suzuki en Inde

Par Arun Kumar et Kranti Kumara, 15 janvier 2013

La police a arrêté un autre travailleur, faisant passer à 150 le nombre total de travailleurs de l'automobile emprisonnés à tort.

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Perspective

Hands off Mali!

15 January 2013

For the fourth time in two years, France has launched a major neo-colonial war against a Third World country.

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Commentary

Obama’s cabinet of austerity and war

By Patrick Martin, 14 January 2013

German Left Party defends its support for war against Syria

By Johannes Stern, 14 January 2013

Featured Interview

Columbia geophysicist Klaus Jacob on Hurricane Sandy
“Disasters always amplify pre-existing inequities”

By Daniel de Vries, 14 January 2013

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

15 January 2013

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

Auto Workers Struggles

Witch-hunt continues against Maruti Suzuki workers in India

By Arun Kumar and Kranti Kumara, 10 January 2013

Arts Review

Opposition emerges in film industry to Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty

By David Walsh, 14 January 2013

The impact of drawing: Two exhibitions of master drawings in New York

By Clare Hurley, 12 January 2013

Science

Recent climate change research points to a growing global crisis

By Bryan Dyne, 12 January 2013

25 years ago: More than 100 killed during Philippine local elections

By the completion of the Philippine local elections on January 18, 1988 more than 100 people had been shot to death.

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50 years ago: Alabama governor calls for “segregation forever”

In his inaugural address on January 14, 1963, George Wallace called for the perpetual upholding of racial segregation in the southern state.

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75 years ago: Barcelona suffers heavy bombing

At noon on January 19, 1938, the Catalonian city of Barcelona suffered its worst bombing raid of the Spanish Civil War.

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100 years ago: Major European powers issue ultimatum to the Ottoman Empire

On January 17, 1913, the six major European powers sent a collective note to the Ottoman Empire advising it to surrender Adrianople and the Aegean Islands.

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Letters from our readers

15 January 2013

A selection of recent letters to the World Socialist Web Site