11 February 2013

US to expand assassination program to northern Africa

By Joseph Kishore, 11 February 2013

Discussions over extending the “kill list” to northwest Africa are taking place, as the Obama administration and congressional leaders work to institutionalize the global policy of extra-judicial assassination.

European Union summit agrees on austerity budget

By Peter Schwarz, 11 February 2013

With the first cut to its own budget, the EU has given a clear signal for the continuation of its austerity agenda.

Blizzard claims at least 14 lives in US Northeast and Canada

By Kate Randall, 11 February 2013

Hundreds of thousands remain without power after a massive snowstorm dumped three feet of snow in some parts of New England, paralyzing travel.

LA police shoot paper carriers during Southern California manhunt

By John Andrews, 11 February 2013

Photographs of the paper carriers’ pickup truck show multiple bullet holes entering from the rear, indicating that the still unidentified officers fired as the women were driving away.

Cuts in education, health care and state jobs in Pennsylvania budget

By Samuel Davidson, 11 February 2013

Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett is seeking deep cuts to basic programs and tax breaks for business.

US sponsors new UN resolution on Sri Lankan human rights

By Nanda Wickremasinghe, 11 February 2013

The Obama administration’s concern is not with democratic rights in Sri Lanka, but with undermining Chinese influence in Colombo.

Australian media furore over sport “drug cheats”

By Mike Head, 11 February 2013

The source of the constant pressure on athletes to use performance-enhancing drugs is the multi-billion-dollar profits being made from the sports-media-entertainment industry.

Harper government using “humanitarian” aid to boost Canada’s global mining companies

By Louis Girard, 11 February 2013

The Canadian International Development Agency is working with Canada’s mining companies to silence widespread opposition from people impacted by their Latin American and African operations.

Germany: Prinovis print works to close in Itzehoe

By Ernst Wolff, 11 February 2013

The closure of the Itzehoe printing plant in the summer of 2014 will cost 680 permanent employees their jobs, as well as those of 20 trainees and 300 contract workers.

New in Italian

Ex premier italiano Berlusconi loda Mussolini

Di Marianne Arens, 11 febbraio 2013

L'ex primo ministro Silvio Berlusconi ha colto l'occasione del Giorno della Memoria dell’Olocausto per lodare il "Duce" fascista Benito Mussolini.

New in French

La grève générale et des manifestations massives font trembler le régime islamiste tunisien soutenu par les États-Unis

Par Barry Grey, 11 février 2013

Les événements actuels en Tunisie, impliquant le plus grand nombre de personnes depuis ceux de la fin 2010 et du début 2011, se produisent quelques jours à peine avant le second anniversaire de la chute de Moubarak.

Le gouvernement français prépare la répression contre les travailleurs

Par Pierre Mabut et Antoine Lerougetel, 11 février 2013

Le ministre de l'Intérieur Valls a donné des instructions pour que la police surveille les entreprises où les travailleurs se battent pour conserver leurs emplois

New in Romanian

Ultimele frânturi ale democraţiei americane

De Joseph Kishore, 11 februarie 2013

Recent a ieşit la iveală un memorandum al administraţiei Obama privind asasinarea cetăţenilor americani. Acţiunile, efectuate pe baza argumentelor pe care memorandumul le avansează, trebuie luate ca un avertisment serios de către clasa muncitoare din Statele Unite şi din lume.

New in German

Europa vor heftigen Klassenkämpfen

Von Peter Schwarz, 11. Februar 2013

Arbeiter, die sich gegen die soziale Konterrevolution zur Wehr setzen und ihre Arbeitsplätze und sozialen Errungenschaften verteidigen, müssen feststellen, dass die alten Mittel und Methoden versagen.

EU-Gipfel einigt sich auf Sparhaushalt

Von Peter Schwarz, 11. Februar 2013

Die Gipfelteilnehmer waren offensichtlich entschlossen, zu einer Einigung zu gelangen, auch wenn sie mehr symbolisch als real ist.

New in Turkish

Mısır’da işçi iktidarı için!

Johannes Stern ve Joseph Kishore, 11 Şubat 2013

Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Uluslararası Komitesi (DEUK), iki yıl önceki ilk ayaklanmadan bu yana, Mısır işçi sınıfının, çıkarlarını ve özlemlerini, devlet iktidarını ele geçirmenin ve ekonomik yaşamın sosyalist örgütlenmesinin dışında bir yolla gerçekleştiremeyeceğinde ısrar etmektedir. Bu perspektif doğrulanmıştır. Mısır’daki işçileri ve gençliği, Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Uluslararası Komitesi’nin şubesini inşa etme güncel görevine girişmeye çağırıyoruz.

Hitler’in iktidara gelişinin 80. yılı

Peter Schwarz, 11 Şubat 2013

Bir sürü sahte sol örgüt, sendikalarla birlikte, işçilerin mücadelelerini açmaza sokmak ve burjuva düzeni korumak için ellerinden gelen her şeyi yapıyor. Günümüzün en acil görevi, işçileri uluslararası ölçekte birleştiren ve onları bir işçi iktidarı ve sosyalist toplumun inşası uğruna mücadele içinde seferber eden yeni bir devrimci önderliği inşa etmektir. Bu önderlik, Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Uluslararası Komitesi’nde ve onun şubeleri olan Sosyalist Eşitlik partilerinde cisimleşmektedir.

Felaketin eşiğindeki Ürdün

Jean Shaoul, 11 Şubat 2013

Seçimler, Kral Abdullah’ın iddia ettiği gibi bir reform döneminin habercisi olmak şöyle dursun, egemen seçkinlerin iktidarı sıkıca tutmaya dvam etmesini sağlamak üzere tasarlanmıştı. Seçimlerin, uzun süredir bölgedeki ABD politikasının temel taşı işlevini gören bir ülkede derinleşen toplumsal ve siyasal hoşnutsuzluğun yatışmasına yardımcı olması gerekiyordu.

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Perspective

Class tensions in Europe at the breaking point

11 February 2013

European governments are responding to social opposition with strike bans and methods of state violence traditionally associated with dictatorships.

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Workers Struggles

Striking New York City bus drivers march in defense of jobs

By a reporting team, 11 February 2013

Striking bus workers marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall Sunday to protest the attempt by New York’s billionaire mayor to strip them of job protections.

School bus strikers in New York City discuss their struggle

By a WSWS reporting team, 11 February 2013

Striking New York City school bus workers spoke about the issues in the struggle.

Mobilize the working class to defend New York school bus strike

By the Socialist Equality Party, 9 February 2013

Video: Striking New York City bus workers speak on their struggle

6 February 2013

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UK postal workers at Whitstable abandoned by Communication Workers Union

By Zach Reed, 11 February 2013

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) called off a second 24-hour strike by postal workers against the closure of the Whitstable Delivery Office in East Kent.

Australia: Pacific National provokes coal train drivers’ strike

By Terry Cook, 11 February 2013

The dispute comes amid increasing complaints by the corporate elite that Australian labour costs have become “too expensive”.

Obituary

Ed Koch: The right-wing trajectory of a Democratic politician

By Fred Mazelis, 6 February 2013

Commentary

Australia’s Socialist Alternative hails betrayal of Chicago teachers strike as a victory

By Will Morrow, 11 February 2013

The article is aimed at preventing teachers from drawing the real lessons from the Chicago teachers strike, so that Socialist Alternative can carry out the same disastrous policies in Australia.

The US drone assassination program and the threat of dictatorship

By Bill Van Auken, 9 February 2013

Bank scandals and the case for public ownership

By Nick Beams, 8 February 2013

The police state implications of Obama’s assassination program

By Joseph Kishore, 7 February 2013

25 years ago: Ford hit by strikes in UK and worldwide

Auto workers at all 22 of Britain’s Ford plants entered the second week of their strike on February 15, 1988.

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50 years ago: Italian metal strike ends

On February 17, 1963, 800,000 Italian metal and auto workers returned to the job having won shorter working hours and higher wages.

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75 years ago: GPU assassinates Trotsky’s son Leon Sedov

On the February 16, 1938, Leon Sedov, the eldest son of the Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky and his second wife Natalya, was murdered in Paris by Stalin’s agents.

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100 years ago: Austrian socialist leader assassinated

On February 11, 1913, Franz Schuhmeier, a leader and parliamentary representative of the Austrian socialist movement, was assassinated at a railway station in Vienna.

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Correspondence

A reply to a defender of the UK’s RMT rail union

11 February 2013

Correspondence on the role of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) trade union in the UK in the attack on the conditions of London Underground workers.

Arts Review

Donald Byrd, extraordinary jazz trumpeter, dies at 80

By John Andrews, 11 February 2013

Donald Byrd, a trumpet master associated with the post-bebop jazz that emerged in New York City during the 1950s and 1960s, died last week at the age of 80.

Netflix’s US remake of House of Cards stands up despite weaknesses

By Christine Schofelt, 9 February 2013

Socialist Equality Party

An extraordinary cinematic event:
Tsar to Lenin to be screened Wednesday in Montreal

7 February 2013

On Wednesday, February 13, the Socialist Equality Party will be hosting a showing of Tsar to Lenin at the Université de Montréal.