France escalates Mali war amid Algerian hostage crisis

By Kumaran Ira, 18 January 2013

France has increased its troop deployment in Mali to 1,400, amid a hostage crisis after Islamist militants seized an Algerian natural gas complex to protest the war.

Ranks of US working poor grow dramatically

By Kate Randall, 18 January 2013

More than 47 million people in the US live in families where their jobs do not pay enough to lift them out of poverty.

Top US CEOs propose raising retirement age to 70

By Bryan Dyne, 18 January 2013

The CEOs of major companies in the US are demanding that the retirement age and Medicare eligibility should be raised to 70.

Fatal accidents fuel discontent with Egyptian Islamist government

By Johannes Stern, 18 January 2013

Only days before the second anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution on January 25, protesters denounce Islamist President Mursi after a series of deadly accidents.

Germany: Corrupt practices of IG Metall union, paid for by Thyssen-Krupp

By Dietmar Henning, 18 January 2013

Leading figures in the IG Metall trade union enjoyed luxury perks and travel at company expense.

UK Conservatives appoint major donor John Nash as education minister

By Jo March, 18 January 2013

The appointment of venture capitalist John Nash as British education minister hammers another nail in the coffin of public education.

Sri Lankan government installs new chief justice

By W.A. Sunil, 18 January 2013

Peiris’s appointment was clearly a political selection, aimed at ensuring that the country’s top judge would be no obstacle to government policy.

Mounting job losses in Australia

By Terry Cook, 18 January 2013

The Labor government, assisted by the trade unions, is presiding over rapidly rising joblessness and under-employment.

Russian government intensifies witch-hunt of migrant workers

By Clara Weiss, 18 January 2013

Against a background of growing social tensions, the Russian government is stepping up its anti-immigrant measures in close collaboration with fascist groups.

Homelessness and hunger on the rise in San Diego, California

By Jake Dean, Richard Vargas and Toby Reese, 18 January 2013

WSWS reporters interviewed San Diego residents about poverty and hunger in the neighborhood of City Heights

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2013 und der neue Wettlauf um Afrika

Von Chris Marsden, 18. Januar 2013

Die USA versuchen, sich die Hegemonie über den afrikanischen Kontinent zu sichern. China ist in diesem Vorhaben ihr wichtigster Konkurrent.

Weltbank schraubt Wachstumsprognose herunter

Von Barry Grey, 18. Januar 2013

Über vier Jahre nach dem Wall Street Crash von 2008 ist immer noch kein Ende der Weltwirtschaftskrise in Sicht.

Italien vor der Parlamentswahl

Von Peter Schwarz, 18. Januar 2013

Zur Wahl treten weit über ein Dutzend Parteien und Parteienbündnisse an. Trotzdem finden die sozialen Nöte und Sorgen der Bevölkerung im Wahlkampf keinen Ausdruck.

Resolution des Parteitags der SEP (Großbritannien): „Baut die International Youth and Students for Social Equality auf“

Von der Socialist Equality Party (GB), 18. Januar 2013

Wir veröffentlichen hier die 4. Resolution des 1. Parteitags der SEP (GB) vom 17. bis 19. November 2012. Sie wurde einstimmig angenommen.

Wir wollten ganz normal zusammen leben
Der Dokumentarfilm „Wadim“ von Carsten Rau und Hauke Wendler

Von Bernd Reinhardt, 18. Januar 2013

Im Januar 2010 setzte der 23-jährige Wadim K. in Hamburg seinem Leben ein Ende, nachdem er von der Ausländerbehörde jahrelang herumgeschoben worden war.

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اروپا در سال ۲۰۱۳

۲۰۱۳ پیتر شوارتز

اروپا غرق در عمیقترین بحرانهای اقتصادی و اجتماعی خود، پس از جنگ جهانی دوم است. لاسزلو اندور، کمیسر اتحادیه اروپا در هنگام ارائه "گزارش اشتغال و ترازنامه اجتماعی ۲۰۱۲ در اروپا" در روز سه شنبه بیان کرد که در سال ۲۰۱۲، نسبت به هر سال دیگری در دو دهه گذشته، تعداد بیشتری از مردم شغل خود را  از دست دادهاند. او به این نکته اشاره کرد که کسانی که اشتغال دارند، علیرغم اشتغال، پول کمتری در اختیار دارند و خطر لغزش به ورطهٔ فقر به شکل اجتناب ناپذیری در حال گسترش است.

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Asia in 2013

18 January 2013

The fault lines of a new world war are nowhere more apparent than in Asia, as Obama’s “pivot” fuels tensions and rivalry.

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The Detroit auto show: Auto execs celebrate record profits

By Jerry White, 18 January 2013

The North American International Auto Show in Detroit has put a spotlight on who has benefited—and who has not—from the supposed recovery of the auto industry.

Director Kathryn Bigelow defends her indefensible Zero Dark Thirty

By David Walsh, 18 January 2013

The filmmaker and her screenwriter Mark Boal, in their political blindness and misreading of the current state of American public opinion, thought they could get away with murder, as it were.

2013 and the new Scramble for Africa

By Chris Marsden, 17 January 2013

World Bank cuts forecast for global economic growth

By Barry Grey, 17 January 2013

Obama on gun control: Expand surveillance and police powers

By Naomi Spencer, 17 January 2013

The rotten foundations of US policy in the Middle East

By Bill Van Auken, 16 January 2013

Workers Struggles

New York school bus drivers walk picket lines for second day

By Philip Guelpa, 18 January 2013

New York City school bus drivers and matrons are fighting against a plan to destroy job protections that were won more than 30 years ago.

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

By the Socialist Equality Party, 16 January 2013

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

18 January 2013

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

Mehring Books

New from Mehring Books
The theoretical and historical origins of the pseudo-left

18 January 2013

This report by David North was delivered at the Second National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party.

Arts Review

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

By Robert Fowler, 16 January 2013

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

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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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