US uses hacking allegations to escalate threats against China

By Barry Grey, 21 February 2013

The anti-China propaganda offensive is part of an aggressive expansion of US military capabilities, both conventional and cyber-based.

Obama calls for more spending cuts to prevent “sequestration”

By Andre Damon, 21 February 2013

US President Barack Obama called on Congress Tuesday to implement billions in spending cuts to head off the so-called “sequestration” scheduled to take effect at the end of the month.

Tens of millions of Indian workers join general strike

By Arun Kumar, 21 February 2013

The two Stalinist union federations called the strike to let off steam and forge closer ties with bourgeois parties, including those of the extreme right.

Workers mount 24-hour national strike against social attacks in Greece

By Christoph Dreier, 21 February 2013

Tens of thousands of Greek workers went on strike on Wednesday to protest government austerity measures and attacks on the right to strike.

SYRIZA censures deputy for questioning Greek claims of disputed islands

By Christoph Dreier, 21 February 2013

The Greek Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) has expelled one of its members from a parliamentary committee after he distanced himself from anti-Turkish chauvinism and the Greek army.

Review panel paves way for emergency manager in Detroit

By Shannon Jones, 21 February 2013

A state review panel declared a financial emergency in Detroit, setting the stage for new attacks on workers throughout the city.

Another West Virginia coal miner killed

By Naomi Spencer, 21 February 2013

A second miner has been killed in the same mine where a fatal accident occurred just two weeks ago.

Huge police operation to evict Berlin tenants

By Emma Bode, 21 February 2013

On February 14, a squad of police forcibly evicted a family of five from their home in Berlin.

Mayor of London pushes ahead with fire station closures

By Marc Milton, 21 February 2013

Twelve London stations are slated to close beginning in October, eliminating 520 jobs.

Fresh arrests in UK’s News International phone-hacking scandal

By Dave Hyland, 21 February 2013

Rupert Murdoch’s attempt to distance himself from the illegal phone-hacking scandal engulfing his media empire has suffered a serious setback.

Australia: Bipartisan fraud on “closing the gap” of Aboriginal poverty

By Richard Phillips, 21 February 2013

Behind the cynical claims of concern in parliament, the shocking social conditions are the direct responsibility of successive governments over the past two centuries.

Indonesian government threatens mass layoffs over minimum wage rises

By John Roberts, 21 February 2013

The government is facing mounting protests by workers over moves to delay or block promised minimum wage rises.

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Rifondazione Comunista si presenta alle elezioni come partito borghese

Di Marc Wells, 21 febbraio 2013

Le imminenti elezioni del 24-25 febbraio in Italia segnano una pietra miliare per il Partito della Rifondazione Comunista (Rifondazione Comunista).

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Les syndicats espagnols acceptent le chômage de masse et les réductions de salaires

Par Alejandro Lopez, 21 février 2013

Les travailleurs espagnols ont perdu sur toute la ligne pendant que les employeurs ont récolté les bénéfices.

Le groupe allemand Alternative socialiste aide le syndicat à trahir les travailleurs d’Opel

Par Christoph Dreier, 21 février 2013

Le groupe Alternative socialiste vient en aide à IG Metall en cherchant à semer des illusions selon lesquelles il est possible de transformer le syndicat en une organisation de lutte.

Inde : Des milliers de manifestants pour soutenir les travailleurs de Maruti Suzuki persécutés

Par Arun Kumar, 21 février 2013

Des milliers de travailleurs ont rejoint les manifestations qui ont eu lieu dans toute l'Inde le 5 février pour exprimer leur soutien aux travailleurs persécutés de l'usine Maruti Suzuki.

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Die Rückkehr des deutschen Imperialismus

Von Johannes Stern, 21. Februar 2013

Nach Jahrzehnten der Zurückhaltung bereitet sich Deutschland wieder darauf vor, Kriege um Rohstoffe zu führen. Dies geht aus einem Leitartikel des Handelsblatts hervor.

Zehn Jahre nach den internationalen Protesten gegen den Irakkrieg

Von Joseph Kishore, 21. Februar 2013

Am Wochenende vom 15. und 16. Februar 2003 nahmen etwa zehn Millionen Menschen in Großstädten in aller Welt an koordinierten Antikriegsdemonstrationen teil

Bundesregierung beschließt dauerhaften Kriegseinsatz in Mali

Von Wolfgang Weber, 21. Februar 2013

Noch vor dem 1. März soll der Bundestag der deutschen Teilnahme an dem schmutzigen Kolonialkrieg Frankreichs in Afrika den parlamentarischen Segen geben.

Griechenland: 24-stündiger Streik gegen soziale Angriffe

Von Christoph Dreier, 21. Februar 2013

Am Mittwoch streikten zehntausende griechische Arbeiter gegen die Kürzungspolitik der Regierung und deren Angriffe auf das Streikrecht.

Die Sozialistische Alternative in Australien feiert Verrat des Chicagoer Lehrerstreiks als Sieg

Von Will Morrow, 21. Februar 2013

Die pseudolinke australische Organisation Sozialistische Alternative veröffentlichte kürzlich einen Artikel, in dem die Niederlage des Lehrerstreiks in Chicago vor vier Monaten als Erfolg dargestellt wird.

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The return of German imperialism

21 February 2013

Germany is making intensive preparations to wage new wars to secure resources.

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Fifteen Years of the World Socialist Web Site: 1998-2013

The 15th anniversary of the WSWS is a milestone of immense significance for the international socialist movement. Over the course of a decade-and-a-half, the WSWS has provided, with unequalled accuracy and insight, a daily analysis of political and cultural events.

Year in Review: 1999

The year 1999 saw the major imperialist powers engage in an unprecedented multilateral gang-up against a small country, as NATO rained bombs down on Serbia, the largest fragment of the former Yugoslavia.

Why I read the WSWS

A selection of letters from readers on the 15th anniversary of the World Socialist Web Site.

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Arts Review

63rd Berlin International Film Festival—Part 1
Unresolved issues in today’s filmmaking

By Stefan Steinberg, 21 February 2013

A number of interesting films from central and eastern Europe were awarded prizes in Berlin this year, but, unfortunately, they were not characteristic of the festival as a whole.

Not Fade Away: “Oh! Pleasant exercise of hope and joy”

By David Walsh, 20 February 2013

Video Report

Video: Chicago teachers, parents speak out on school closures

19 February 2013

Workers Struggles

To defeat ruling class assault,
Indian workers need a socialist program

By the WSWS Editorial Board, 20 February 2013

Iberia airline strikers clash with Spanish police

By Alejandro López, 20 February 2013

Lessons of the New York City school bus strike

By Jerry White, 18 February 2013

New York City school bus workers express anger over conduct of strike

By Sandy English, 18 February 2013

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Teachers demonstrate in Berlin

By our correspondent, 20 February 2013


Ten years since the global protests against war in Iraq

By Joseph Kishore, 20 February 2013

Brennan refuses to rule out drone assassinations within the US

By Tom Carter and Barry Grey, 19 February 2013

Billionaire views Scottish independence as a “management buy-out”
The anti-working class agenda promoted by the Scottish Socialist Party

By Steve James, 19 February 2013

American Federation of Teachers’ journal slanders historian Howard Zinn

By Charles Bogle and Fred Mazelis, 18 February 2013

Auto Workers Struggles

India: Thousands join protests to support victimised Maruti Suzuki workers

By Arun Kumar, 19 February 2013


Science, society and the Chelyabinsk meteor

By Don Barrett, 18 February 2013

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan SEP meeting marks 25th anniversary of Keerthi Balasuriya’s death

By our correspondents, 14 February 2013

25 years ago: South Africa proscribes anti-apartheid activity

The South African apartheid regime outlawed the 2.5 million-member United Democratic Front, along with 16 other anti-apartheid organizations on February 24, 1988.

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50 years ago: Senate panel warns on Vietnam

On February 24, 1963, a US Senate panel warned that Washington’s military and financial effort to maintain the pro-western South Vietnamese regime was becoming an “American war.”

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75 years ago: Teruel falls for the last time to Franco’s forces

After a protracted and bitter fight, waged in the coldest Spanish winter for twenty years, the town of Teruel in Aragon fell once again to General Franco’s fascist forces on February 22, 1938.

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100 years ago: Mexican president assassinated

On February 18, 1913, Mexican president Francisco Madero and Vice-president José Pino Suárez were arrested by federal troops.

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