February employment report masks depth of US jobs crisis

By Andre Damon, 9 March 2013

The White House on Friday hailed the Labor Department’s employment report, saying the recovery was “gaining traction.”

Court suspends Egyptian parliamentary elections before explosive Port Said verdict

By Johannes Stern, 9 March 2013

Amid a deepening political crisis and in the run-up to the explosive Port Said verdict today, the Cairo Administrative Court has suspended Egypt’s elections.

Police clash with workers fighting closure of Goodyear Amiens-Nord plant

By Antoine Lerougetel, 9 March 2013

Riot police sprayed tear-gas and fired pepper spray at hundreds of workers from the Goodyear Tire Amiens-Nord site in northern France Thursday.

New York Times describes 2002 US-backed coup against Hugo Chavez as “unwise”

By Bill Van Auken, 9 March 2013

The Times itself had enthusiastically endorsed the military overthrow of Venezuela’s elected president.

UK government passes legislation for secret courts

By Jean Shaoul, 9 March 2013

The Justice and Security Bill marks a major departure in principles of English law—that cases are held and decided in public and the evidence presented by the other party is disclosed.

Report exposes sexual torture of Sri Lankan detainees

By Panini Wijesiriwardena, 9 March 2013

The HRW report examines one aspect of the gross abuses of democratic rights and crimes for which the government and military are responsible.

US Supreme Court hears case on constitutionality of taking DNA samples from arrestees

By Kevin Kearney and Don Knowland, 9 March 2013

The Supreme Court considered whether the US Constitution forbids police from routinely taking DNA samples.

Social crisis to intensify after Western Australian election

By Dragan Slavkov and Celeste Lopez, 9 March 2013

The escalating assault on jobs, living standards and basic services will widen the already glaring levels of inequality.

Philadelphia announces plan to close one in ten public schools

By Nick Barrickman, 9 March 2013

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission voted to close several dozen public schools in the city by the end of June.

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Premierul Japoniei se preăteşte pentru război

De Peter Symonds, 9 martie 2013

Remarca făcută săptămâna trecută de premierul Abe este o declaraţie inconfundabilă că guvernul său este pregătit pentru a merge la război cu China. Scopul este acela de a apăra controlul său asupra grupului de aflorimente stâncoase nelocuite din Marea Chinei de Est, cunoscute ca Senkaku în Japonia şi Diaoyu în China.

Aristocraţia financiară şi intensificarea luptei clasei muncitoare

De Andre Damon si Joseph Kishore, 6 martie 2013

În timp ce serviciile sociale din Statele Unite sunt reduse, aristocraţia financiară acumulează averi personale tot mai mari.

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La mort de Hugo Chavez

Par Bill Van Auken, 9 mars 2013

Après 14 années à la présidence du Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, ancien officier militaire et nationaliste de gauche, est décédé dans un hôpital militaire à Caracas après une lutte de deux ans contre le cancer.

Les syndicats français signent l’accord du constructeur automobile Renault visant à réduire drastiquement les emplois et les salaires

Par Kumaran Ira, 9 mars 2013

Les syndicats de chez Renault ont approuvé un accord de réduction des coûts permettant au constructeur automobile de supprimer des emplois, d’allonger le temps du travail et de geler les salaires dans toutes les usines aux quatre coins de la France.

Québec solidaire facilite les mesures d’austérité du Parti québécois

Par Louis Girard, 9 mars 2013

Par sa présence et par sa réaction au récent sommet sur l'éducation, Québec Solidaire a fourni une couverture politique à la hausse annuelle des frais de scolarité post-secondaire et aux mesures d'austérité imposées par le Parti québécois (PQ) depuis son élection en automne dernier.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Pourquoi je lis le WSWS: Courrier des lecteurs
Année passée en revue : 1998

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Hugo Chavez und der Sozialismus

Von Bill Van Auken, 9. März 2013

Chavez hat sich durch seine nationalistische Rhetorik und den Einsatz der Gewinne der Ölindustrie für Sozialprogramme den Hass Washingtons und einer faschistoiden Schicht der herrschenden Klasse in Venezuela zugezogen, aber das ist kein Weg zum Sozialismus.

UN verhängen drastische neue Sanktionen gegen Nordkorea

Von Peter Symonds, 9. März 2013

Als Antwort auf Nordkoreas Atomtest vom 12. Februar verhängte der Sicherheitsrat der Vereinten Nationen vorgestern zum vierten Mal Sanktionen gegen das Land. Der Resolution ging ein dreiwöchiges diplomatisches Feilschen voraus, bei dem die USA China drängten, schärferen Wirtschaftsstrafen gegen seinen Verbündeten Nordkorea zuzustimmen.

Die politische Bedeutung der Fünf-Sterne-Bewegung von Beppe Grillo

Von Marc Wells und Peter Schwarz, 9. März 2013

Grillo ist in das politische Vakuum vorgestoßen, das die Nachfolger der Kommunistischen Partei hinterlassen haben.

UAW stimmt Abschaffung des Achtstundentags bei Chrysler zu

Von Jerry White, 9. März 2013

Indem die UAW heute die so genannten Alternativen Schichtpläne (Alternative Work Schedule, AWS) akzeptiert, plant sie die Zerstörung von Errungenschaften, welche die Autoarbeiter vor 75 Jahren erkämpft hatten.

Indien:
Ministerpräsident bedroht Arbeiterdelegation von Maruti-Suzuki

Von Arun Kumar und Jai Sharma, 9. März 2013

Der Ministerpräsident des indischen Bundesstaats Haryana drohte einer Delegation von Arbeitern von Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) mit Verhaftung.

63. Internationales Berliner Filmfestival
Was Ken Loach aus The Spirit of ’45 macht
Teil 3

Von Stefan Steinberg, 9. März 2013

Der neue Dokumentarfilm des altgedienten britischen Filmemachers beschäftigt sich mit der Verstaatlichung von Teilen der Industrie durch die Labour-Regierung nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg

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Perspective

Police murder in South Africa

9 March 2013

Nine South African police officers have been charged with the murder of taxi driver Mido Macia.

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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.

The year in review 2001

We publish today the fourth installment in the year-by-year Chronology, covering the first year of the Bush administration, 9/11 and its aftermath, the war in Afghanistan and other major developments.

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Commentary

The political significance of Beppe Grillo’s Five-Star Movement

By Marc Wells and Peter Schwarz, 9 March 2013

To understand the rise of Beppo Grillo one must take account the deep crisis of European capitalism and the bankruptcy of the traditional parties of the “left”.

ISO whitewashes role of Chicago Teachers Union in school closures

By Kristina Betinis, 9 March 2013

In whitewashing the betrayal of the Chicago teachers strike by the Chicago Teachers Union, the ISO seeks above all to cover up its own role in preparing the subsequent school shutdowns.

US Senate approves John Brennan, tied to torture and drone assassination, as CIA director

By David Walsh, 8 March 2013

Hugo Chavez and socialism

By Bill Van Auken, 8 March 2013

The Obama administration’s persecution of Bradley Manning

By Naomi Spencer, 8 March 2013

Arts Review

Detroit techno artist Robert Hood’s Motor: Nighttime World Volume 3

By Zac Corrigan, 9 March 2013

The latest album from Robert Hood is a collection of a dozen instrumental renderings of the decline of the artist’s hometown.

Oscar-nominated Palestinian filmmaker detained at Los Angeles airport

By Kevin Martinez, 7 March 2013

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

9 March 2013

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

Teachers, school staff strike in Cleveland suburb

By Phyllis Scherrer, 7 March 2013

Auto Workers Struggles

Chrysler victimizes Detroit-area auto worker

By Shannon Jones, 7 March 2013

The victimization of Alex Wassell is an attempt by Chrysler management to intimidate opposition to the new Alternative Work Schedule.

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Socialist Equality Party

David North to address public meetings in Australia
Fifteen Years of the World Socialist Web Site

6 March 2013

In the 15 years since the World Socialist Web Site began publication on February 14, 1998, it has established itself as the most widely read and authoritative socialist publication in the world, accessible in 19 different languages.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Quebec’s Education Summit and the failure of ASSE’s protest perspective

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Canada), 5 March 2013

NHS

National Health Services in London under sustained attack

By Paul Stuart, 4 March 2013

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Correspondence

Letters from our readers

9 March 2013

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

25 years ago: Palestinian uprising enters fourth month

The uprising in occupied Palestine, known by its Arabic name as the intifada, entered its fourth month on March 9, 1988.

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50 years ago: French coal miners defy de Gaulle

Striking coal miners of France’s nationalized coal industry defied two back-to-work orders from the government of President Charles de Gaulle.

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75 years ago: Third Moscow frame-up trial hears confessions from defendants

During the week beginning March 4, 1938, the third Moscow show trial continued with a cavalcade of lies and “evidence” that was fabricated and at times contradictory.

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100 years ago: Mother Jones and strikers charged with murder

On March 10, 1913, 80-year-old Mary Harris Jones, known as “Mother Jones,” was charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

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