Italian voters reject the European Union’s austerity measures

By Peter Schwarz, 27 February 2013

Italian voters have unambiguously rejected the policies of the Monti government and the European Union.

Obama combines sequester cuts with demagogy

By Andre Damon, 27 February 2013

The unstated agenda is to deliberately create a crisis atmosphere in order to claim that the only way out is an assault on the basic social “entitlement” programs.

Moody’s credit downgrade heightens UK economic crisis

By Chris Marsden, 27 February 2013

The downgrade of the UK’s credit rating was a negative verdict on Britain’s economy that is well founded.

Bulgaria: Protests continue after government’s resignation

By Markus Salzmann, 27 February 2013

Protests and demonstrations are continuing in Bulgaria despite the resignation of the right-wing government of Boyko Borisov.

Strikes and demonstrations rock Spain

By Alejandro López, 27 February 2013

Mass protests and strikes continue in Spain against the austerity regime of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

Former top Obama official warns of “powder keg” in Asia

By Peter Symonds, 27 February 2013

Ex-assistant secretary of state Kurt Campbell described the escalating tensions between China and Japan as the most difficult situation he had faced.

CEO of US tire firm denounces French Goodyear workers

By Pierre Mabut and Antoine Lerougetel, 27 February 2013

In a letter pledging to exploit underpaid Asian workers, the CEO of Titan denounced workers at Goodyear’s embattled plant in Amiens-Nord, France.

IMF demands deeper austerity measures in Sri Lanka

By Saman Gunadasa, 27 February 2013

The IMF has rejected the government’s request for a new $1 billion loan to cover the budget deficit.

BP civil trial opens

By Bryan Dyne, 27 February 2013

BP is going to trial over civil claims under the Clean Water Act related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

JPMorgan Chase to cut 4,000 jobs

By Kate Randall, 27 February 2013

Citing new Wall Street regulations, the bank announced plans to slash 4,000 jobs and reduce its mortgage banking staff by 13,000-15,000 by the end of next year.

Toronto homeless advocates protest budget cuts

By Dylan Lubao, 27 February 2013

In the midst of a luxury condo boom, eight homeless people have died in Toronto in the first eight weeks of 2013.

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Elections italiennes : les premiers résultats donnent deux partis au coude-à-coude

Par Peter Schwarz, 27 février 2013

Les résultats des élections italiennes annoncent d'intenses conflits sociaux et des bouleversements politiques.

En prévision d'une récession et d'un chômage plus forts, l'UE demande davantage d'austérité

Par Chris Marsden, 27 février 2013

La commission européenne a prévenu que la crise du chômage est un problème désespérément sérieux, mais n'a proposé que de nouvelles mesures d'austérité qui ne feront qu'empirer la situation.

New in Turkish

Dünya Sosyalist Web Sayfası’nın 15 yılı: 1998-2013

David North - Uluslararası Yayın Kurulu Başkanı, 27 Şubat 2013

Bugün, Dünya Sosyalist Web Sayfası’nın (WSWS) günlük olarak yayımlanmaya başlamasının 15. yıldönümü. WSWS, 14 Şubat 1998’den bu yana haftada beş gün, Nisan 1999’dan bu yana ise haftada altı gün aralıksız yayın yapmaktadır. Yayına ilk başladığımız aylarda, onun günlük okur sayısı birkaç yüzdü. 15 yıl sonra, WSWS, internet üzerinden yayımlanan sosyalist yayınlar içinde açık arayla en fazla okunanıdır.

Alman emperyalizminin dönüşü

Johannes Stern, 27 Şubat 2013

Almanya, kaynakları garantiye almayı amaçlayan yeni savaşlar için yoğun hazırlıklar içinde.

Eşitsizlik ve Amerikan demokrasisi

Joseph Kishore, 27 Şubat 2013

Demokratik egemenlik biçimleri, Amerikan toplumuna hâkim olan devasa eşitsizlik düzeyleriyle bağdaşmamaktadır.

New in German

Italienische Wahlen: Absage an den Sparkurs der EU

Von Peter Schwarz, 27. Februar 2013

55 Prozent der italienischen Wähler votierten für Parteien, die sich im Wahlkampf gegen die EU aussprachen.

USA verlegen Truppen und Drohnen nach Niger

Von Barry Grey, 27. Februar 2013

Obamas Ankündigung ist eine deutliche Eskalation der Versuche der Vereinigten Staaten und anderer imperialistischer Mächte, Afrika wieder zu kolonisieren und direkte Kontrolle über seine strategisch wichtigen Rohstoffe zu erlangen.

Afghanische Regierung: US-Truppen begehen Folter und Mord an Zivilisten

Von Alex Lantier, 27. Februar 2013

Die afghanische Regierung hat US-Special Forces aufgefordert, die Provinzen Wardak und Logar zu verlassen: Sie sollen Zivilisten gefoltert und ermordet haben.

Bulgarien: Weitere Proteste trotz Regierungsrückritt

Von Markus Salzmann, 27. Februar 2013

Trotz des Rücktritts der rechten Regierung von Bojko Borissow gehen die Proteste im ärmsten Land der Europäischen Union weiter. Sie richten sich gegen alle politischen Parteien.

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Perspective

Workers rebel against right-wing unions

27 February 2013

As the struggle of workers begins to erupt outside of the framework of the unions, the growth of militancy is accompanied by a growing receptivity to the perspective of socialism.

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

The WSWS is posting a year-by-year Chronology, selected from its archive of more than 45,000 articles, to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the critical events of years 1998 to 2013.

We urge our readers to study the Chronology and review how the great events, political issues, social processes, and cultural and intellectual controversies of the last 15 years were reported on and analyzed by the WSWS.

15th Anniversary page »

The year in review 2000

We publish today the third installment in the year-by-year Chronology, covering the stolen election of 2000, a deepening world economic crisis and other major developments.

Year 2000 of the WSWS »

Arts Review

63rd Berlin International Film Festival—Part 2
The Plague: The “loneliness, strength, humanity and beauty” of ordinary people

By Francisca Vier, 27 February 2013

The Plague (La Plaga) from Spain, directed by Neus Ballús, was one of the most satisfying films at the 63rd Berlinale.

Set for Life: The effects of recession on an older generation

By Nick Barrickman, 27 February 2013

This documentary examines the lives of several over-50 workers who have lost their jobs since the 2007-2008 economic collapse.

The 2013 Academy Awards: Mediocrities by and large, and at their worst

By David Walsh, 26 February 2013

Workers Struggles

Twin Cities security guards slated for one-day strike

By Rob Jorgenson, 27 February 2013

Minneapolis-St. Paul security guards are set for a one-day strike this week after 4,000 janitors from the same local obtained a tentative agreement.

New York school bus workers form rank-and-file committee

By Bill Van Auken, 23 February 2013

More on the New York school bus drivers strike »

Auto Workers Struggles

The way forward in the fight against the closure of GM-Opel’s Bochum plant

By Ulrich Rippert, 26 February 2013

More on auto workers struggles »

Commentary

US troops to Niger: A new stage in the scramble for Africa

By Bill Van Auken, 26 February 2013

Sequester to spearhead historic assault on US social programs

By Andre Damon, 25 February 2013

Afghan regime accuses US forces of torturing, murdering civilians

By Alex Lantier, 25 February 2013

NHS FightBack

UK: Rotherham Hospital workers face further attacks on jobs and conditions

By Dave Hyland, 26 February 2013

Visit the NHS FightBack web site »

25 years ago: Growing crisis over US bid to oust Panama’s strongman

The president of Panama, Eric Arturo Delvalle, was forced into hiding by the military-controlled National Assembly on February 26, 1988, the day after failing in a bid to remove military strongman General Manuel Noriega.

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50 years ago: China, Pakistan sign border deal

On March 2, 1963, Pakistani Foreign Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto signed an agreement in Beijing ceding to China 2,700 square miles of Pakistani-controlled Kashmir in return for 750 square miles from China.

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75 years ago: Third Moscow frame-up trial begins

On March 2, 1938, the third Stalinist show trial began in Moscow with 21 defendants in the dock.

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100 years ago: Suffragettes stage protest in Washington

On March 3, 1913, 5,000-8,000 suffragettes marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC.

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