France continues to bomb Mali as Islamist opposition forces advance

By Alex Lantier, 16 January 2013

French warplanes continued to bomb Mali yesterday as French ground forces entered the country to protect the military junta of Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo.

Growing share of US workers forced to tap retirement accounts

By Kate Randall, 16 January 2013

Workers are depleting their 401(k) retirement plans to pay their mortgages, medical bills, college tuition and credit card debt.

Father of Aaron Swartz indicts US government for son’s suicide

By our reporters, 16 January 2013

At a funeral attended by friends and family Tuesday, the father of Internet activist Aaron Swartz said that his son was “killed by the government.”

Record number of US military and veteran suicides

By Bryan Dyne, 16 January 2013

The latest figures from the Department of Veterans Affairs show that each day, 18 veterans of the US military commit suicide, while suicides of active soldiers increased 15 percent last year

Fear of British EU exit prompts US/German warnings

By Julie Hyland, 16 January 2013

Fears of destabilisation or even a “Brexit” from the European Union have prompted Washington and Berlin into a war of words with UK Prime Minister Cameron

UK: Barnet Council proceeds with public services outsourcing

By Paul Bond, 16 January 2013

Barnet Council in north London is pushing through a major privatisation project.

French unions agree to pro-corporate labor “reforms”

By Pierre Mabut, 16 January 2013

The proposals pushed by the Socialist Party government of President François Hollande will undermine workers’ legal protections against arbitrary wage cuts, extensions of work hours and dismissals.

Behind the canonization of the second Philippine saint

By Dante Pastrana, 16 January 2013

Calungsod’s promotion to sainthood is not, of course, based on a miracle but is an intensely political act.

Australia: BlueScope Steel unveils further sackings

By Will Marshall, 16 January 2013

BlueScope is moving to axe another 170 jobs from its Western Port Steel Mill, near Melbourne.

California prison overcrowding set to worsen as governor raises state cap

By Julien Kiemle, 16 January 2013

The barbaric conditions that characterize California's prison system will only worsen as Democratic Governor Jerry Brown announces his plan to raise the cap on the state's prison population.

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Ne touchez pas au Mali!

Par Alex Lantier, 16 janvier 2013

Pour la quatrième fois en deux ans, la France a lancé une guerre néocoloniale contre un pays du Tiers Monde.

États-Unis : Un autre volet de la « guerre contre le terrorisme » dans la ruée vers l’Afrique

Par Bill Van Auken, 16 janvier 2013

La création d’une nouvelle brigade militaire en Afrique par le Pentagone montre clairement que l’impérialisme américain intensifie son intervention sur le continent.

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La situación del Medio Oriente en el 2013

Por Chris Marsden, 16 Enero 2013

Los pueblos trabajadores y oprimidos del Medio Oriente confrontan un futuro con sangrientas guerras sectarias, represión y un descenso continuo a una pobreza agobiante.

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Cabinetul lui Obama e unul pentru austeritate şi război

De Patrick Martin, 16 ianuarie 2013

Selecţiile majore de cabinet făcute de Preşedintele Barack Obama anunţă caracterul reacţionar al politicilor pe care el le va continua în cel de-al doilea mandat. Administraţia sa va fi angajată să reducă cheltuielile publice şi să continue violenţa imperialistă în străinătate .

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Hände weg von Mali!

Von Alex Lantier, 16. Januar 2013

Zum vierten Mal innerhalb von zwei Jahren eröffnet Frankreich einen Kolonialkrieg gegen ein Dritte-Welt-Land.

Linkspartei für bedingungslose Zusammenarbeit mit SPD und Grünen

Von Peter Schwarz, 16. Januar 2013

Die führende Rolle bei der Hinwendung zu SPD und Grünen hat Sahra Wagenknecht übernommen, deren Bild auf den Wahlplakaten der Linkspartei in Niedersachsen prangt.

Thyssen-Krupp: Die korrupten Machenschaften der IG Metall

Von Dietmar Henning, 16. Januar 2013

Der Hauptkassierer der IG Metall Bertin Eichler ließ sich Luxusreisen nach Asien und Amerika bezahlen.

Rechtsruck im israelischen Wahlkampf

Von Jean Shaoul, 16. Januar 2013

Der israelische Wahlkampf zu den Parlamentswahlen vom 22. Januar zeigt, dass sämtliche offiziellen Parteien in der Wirtschaftskrise nach rechts rücken.

Naher Osten im Jahr 2013

Von Chris Marsden, 16. Januar 2013

Die Entsendung von sechs Patriot-Raketenbatterien an die türkisch-syrische Grenze zeigt deutlich, dass eine Militärintervention der Vereinigten Staaten und ihrer Nato-Verbündeten kurz bevorsteht.

Resolution des Parteitags der SEP (GB): „Die SEP und der Kampf gegen den imperialistischen Krieg“

Von der Socialist Equality Party (GB), 16. Januar 2013

Wir veröffentlichen hier die 2. Resolution des 1. Parteitags der SEP (GB) vom 17. bis 19. November 2012. Sie wurde einstimmig angenommen.

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The rotten foundations of US policy in the Middle East

16 January 2013

The death of 13 migrant workers in a labor camp fire in Bahrain comes on the heels of Saudi Arabia’s beheading of a Sri Lankan maid.

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Workers Struggles

Mobilize the working class to support New York’s school bus drivers!

By the Socialist Equality Party, 16 January 2013

The SEP calls on workers to support the nearly 9,000 school bus drivers, matrons/attendants and mechanics who have called a strike to defend their right to decent jobs and safe service for children.

New York school drivers: “All they want is to push us backwards”

By a WSWS reporting team, 16 January 2013

The WSWS spoke with New York school bus drivers Tuesday on the eve of a strike called to defend their jobs.

Arts Review

Revival of Clifford Odets’ Golden Boy (1937): The American dream turns sour

By Robert Fowler, 16 January 2013

At the center of Odets’ Depression-era play is Joe Bonaparte (Seth Numrich), a gifted violinist. Bonaparte, however, is equally adept as a boxer and therein lies the play’s central drama.

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

By David Walsh, 14 January 2013

Bankstown Fire

Australia: Engineer speaks with WSWS about building safety

By Richard Phillips, 16 January 2013

Laddie Assey discusses safety problems at the multi-storey Q1 apartment tower, and the Euro Terraces fire in Bankstown.

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Hands off Mali!

By Alex Lantier, 15 January 2013

400,000 still homeless three years after Haitian earthquake

By John Marion, 15 January 2013

Leading German publisher smeared as anti-Semite

By Justus Leicht, 15 January 2013

Obama’s cabinet of austerity and war

By Patrick Martin, 14 January 2013

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

By Daniel de Vries, 14 January 2013

Auto Workers Struggles

Witch-hunt continues against Maruti Suzuki workers in India

By Arun Kumar and Kranti Kumara, 10 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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