19 January 2013

Standoff continues in Algerian hostage crisis

By Alex Lantier, 19 January 2013

The standoff at the Tinguentourine natural gas site in Algeria has continued amid mounting international tensions over France’s war in Mali.

India-Pakistan relationship remains tense

By Deepal Jayasekera, 19 January 2013

The relationship between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir border dispute remains tense and could suddenly flare up into a conflagration.

Bradley Manning denied whistleblower defense

By Naomi Spencer, 19 January 2013

Manning’s motive for leaking evidence of war crimes is not admissible in his court martial, the military judge has ruled.

Italy before the elections

By Peter Schwarz, 19 January 2013

The Italian elections take place on February 24 and 25 against a backdrop of a deep economic and social crisis.

Far-right UVF behind Northern Ireland “flag protests”

By Steve James, 19 January 2013

Northern Ireland’s “flag protests” are being manipulated by allies of the loyalist paramilitary Ulster Volunteer Force.

Germany: Lower Saxony vote a litmus test for upcoming general election

By Lena Sokoll, 19 January 2013

The state election in Lower Saxony is widely regarded as a preview of September's the general election.

Australian fire-fighting budget cuts place lives at risk

By Mark Church, 19 January 2013

While Australia is one of the most bush-fire prone countries in the world, its fire-fighting services are seriously under-funded and under-equipped.

Sri Lanka government faces rising debt burden

By Saman Gunadasa, 19 January 2013

Escalating public debt will intensify the government’s austerity measures.

California governor pledges continued austerity

By Dan Conway, 19 January 2013

California Governor Jerry Brown cited the anticipated surplus—the result of brutal austerity measures—as proof of the need for the state to continue to “live within its means.”

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Πολιτικά ζητήματα στον αγώνα ενάντια στη φασιστική Χρυσή Αυγή

Συντακτική Επιτροπή του Παγκόσμιου Σοσιαλιστικού Ιστότοπου, 19 Ιανουαρίου 2013

Δεκάδες χιλιάδες θα συγκεντρωθούν σήμερα στην Πλατεία Συντάγματος στην Αθήνα για να εκδηλώσουν την αντίθεση τους στη φασιστική Χρυσή Αυγή και τις επιθέσεις της ενάντια στους μετανάστες, τους αριστερούς και τους ομοφυλόφιλους.

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2013 şi noua competiţie pentru Africa

De Chris Marsden, 19 ianuarie 2013

SUA intenţionează să îşi asigure hegemonia asupra întregului continent african. În cadrul acestui conflict, China este principalul său rival.

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Mali’den elinizi çekin!

Alex Lantier, 19 Ocak 2013

Fransız emperyalizmi ne Afrika’daki işçilere ve ezilen kitlelere sömürgeci prangayı yeniden dayatabilir ne de Avrupa işçi sınıfını savaşın bedelini ödemek için sonu gelmeyen bir kemer sıkma politikasına bağlayabilir. O, Mali’ye karşı bu saldırısını başlatarak, felaketle buluşma rotasını belirlemiştir. Siyasi bilince sahip işçilerin şiarı şudur: Fransız birlikleri Afrika’dan dışarı!

2013’te Ortadoğu

Chris Marsden, 19 Ocak 2013

Ortadoğu’nun işçileri ve ezilenleri, kanlı mezhep savaşları, devlet baskısı ve sürekli bir öğütücü yoksulluğa saplanma olasılığıyla karşı karşıya. Her şey 2011’de başlamış olan devrimci kabarışın, bu kez işçi sınıfının bağımsız siyasi çıkarlarını dile getiren bir programa dayanarak yenilenmesine bağlı.

2013’te dünya ekonomisi: Yanılsamalar ve gerçeklik

Nick Beams, 19 Ocak 2013

Uluslararası işçi sınıfı, buna, iflas etmiş olan kâr sistemini devirme ve sosyalizmi kurma üzerine kurulu kendi bağımsız stratejisiyle karşılık vermelidir. Yarım yamalak önlemlerin yeterli olacağına ya da kapitalist ekonominin kendisini ergeç toparlayacağına inanmak, işçi sınıfının yapabileceği en kötü yanlış olabilir.

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Politische Fragen im Kampf gegen die faschistische Goldene Morgenröte

Von Chris Marsden, 19. Januar 2013

Auf dem Syntagma Platz in Athen demonstrieren heute Zehntausende gegen die faschistische Gruppe Goldene Morgenröte (Chrysi Avgi).

Frankreich verschärft Krieg in Mali trotz Geiseldrama in Algerien

Von Kumaran Ira, 19. Januar 2013

Frankreich hat seine Truppenstärke in Mali auf 1400 erhöht, nachdem Islamisten auf einem algerischen Erdgasfeld Geiseln genommen haben, um gegen den Krieg zu protestieren.

Air Berlin streicht 900 Arbeitsplätze

Von unserem Korrespondenten, 19. Januar 2013

Mit dem Sparprogramm “Turbine” will die zweitgrößte deutsche Fluggesellschaft 450 Millionen Euro auf Kosten der Belegschaft einsparen.

Quentin Tarantinos Django Unchained

Von David Walsh, 19. Januar 2013

Ein deutschstämmiger Kopfgeldjäger tut sich in Quentin Tarantinos neuestem Film in der Zeit vor dem Bürgerkrieg im Süden mit einem ehemaligen Sklaven zusammen.

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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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Perspective

Political issues in the fight against the fascist Golden Dawn

19 January 2013

Tens of thousands will rally today in Syntagma Square, Athens to voice their opposition to the fascist Golden Dawn.

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Commentary

The Australian pseudo-left and the NSW public sector union

By Peter Symonds, 19 January 2013

The ex-lefts play a politically insidious role in subordinating workers to the unions, as the latter collaborate with governments and employers to slash jobs, wages and conditions.

Asia in 2013

By Peter Symonds, 18 January 2013

The Detroit auto show: Auto execs celebrate record profits

By Jerry White, 18 January 2013

Workers Struggles

New York bus drivers continue strike to defend jobs

By a reporting team, 19 January 2013

The strike by nearly 9,000 school bus drivers in New York City entered its third day on Friday.

Unions abruptly shut down “indefinite” public sector strike in Kerala

By Arun Kumar and Kranti Kumara, 19 January 2013

A militant strike of several hundred thousand government employees and teachers in the southern Indian state of Kerala collapsed this week after the Stalinist trade-union leadership negotiated a surrender agreement with the state government.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

19 January 2013

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

Arts Review

Director Kathryn Bigelow defends her indefensible Zero Dark Thirty

By David Walsh, 18 January 2013

Socialist Equality Party

SEP holds public meeting on Stockton, California bankruptcy

By Eric London, 19 January 2013

With a population of 300,000, Stockton is the largest city in the United States to file for bankruptcy in recent years.

Mehring Books

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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.

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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Correspondence

Letters from our readers

19 January 2013

A selection of recent letters to the World Socialist Web Site.