Obama calls for deeper cuts as Republicans, Democrats propose budget plans

By Andre Damon, 13 March 2013

Less than two weeks after the start of $1.2 trillion in budget cuts, President Obama has pressed Democrats to agree to far deeper cuts in social programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.

India: Accused in Delhi rape found hanging in his prison cell

By Deepal Jayasekera, 13 March 2013

While police and prison authorities are claiming that the accused committed suicide, his family and lawyers are charging that he was murdered.

Mass opposition to austerity in Portugal

By Paul Mitchell, 13 March 2013

The announcement that Portugal may be given an additional year to pay back the €78 billion bailout comes amid fears of economic meltdown and growing concern at the depth of public opposition.

French army suppresses reporting of Mali war

By Ernst Wolff, 13 March 2013

The French army has systematically blocked journalists from conducting objective reporting of the war in Mali.

EU discusses restructuring of Irish and Portuguese bailouts to deepen austerity

By Jordan Shilton, 13 March 2013

The EU finance ministers have agreed in principle to examine ways to restructure the bailout programmes of Ireland and Portugal.

Germany: Turkish mother and seven children killed in fire

By K. Nesan, 13 March 2013

A fire in southern Germany on Sunday claimed the lives of eight members of a Turkish family.

Detroit workers denounce threat to impose emergency manager

By Usman Clemens, 13 March 2013

There is growing anger among workers and youth over Michigan governor Rick Snyder’s impending appointment of an emergency manager over the city

Olympia, Washington health care workers strike

By Christien Schofelt, 13 March 2013

On Monday, hundreds of health support staff at Providence St. Peter Hospital walked off the job for a five-day strike.

Australian glass workers face devastating plant closures

By Mike Head, 13 March 2013

Workers at CSR’s Viridian factories in western Sydney denounced the closure of their plants and the destruction of their jobs.

Australia: Labor’s nationalist jobs campaign

By Terry Cook, 13 March 2013

Prime Minister Gillard is consciously seeking to incite xenophobia against “foreign workers”, as a means of diverting escalating social tensions.

Police and villagers clash in Burma over land dispute

By John Roberts, 13 March 2013

Last month’s protest is just one of many land disputes that have erupted since Burma’s nominally civilian government took over in 2011.

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La signification politique du Mouvement 5 Etoiles de Beppe Grillo

Par Marc Wells et Peter Schwarz, 13 mars 2013

Pour comprendre la montée de Beppe Grillo il est nécessaire de tenir compte de la crise profonde du capitalisme européen et de la faillite totale des partis traditionnels de « gauche. »

Le ministre français de la Défense visite le Mali

Par Anthony Torres, 13 mars 2013

Le ministre français de la Défense Jean-Yves Le Drian s’est rendu le 7 mars au nord du Mali, région que les soldats français tentent encore de reconquérir.

L'économie européenne se contracte pendant que les cours des actions s'envolent

Par Stefan Steinberg, 13 mars 2013

Le même jour où des données ont été publiées soulignant le fait que l'Europe est dans une dépression qui s'aggrave, les marchés boursiers européens se sont envolés à leur plus haut niveau depuis août 2008.

150 ans depuis la Proclamation d’émancipation

Par Tom Mackaman, 13 mars 2013

Le 1er janvier 2013 marquait le 150e anniversaire de la Proclamation d’émancipation, l’ordre qui avait été donné par le président Abraham Lincoln afin de changer le cours de la guerre civile américaine.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 1999
Pourquoi je lis le WSWS: Courrier des lecteurs

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Die rechte Gefahr in Griechenland

Von Christoph Dreier, 13. März 2013

Eine Gesetzesinitiative der Regierungspartei ND zielt darauf ab, eine rechtsextreme, ethnisch-reine Armee zu schaffen und gleichzeitig Menschen mit Migrationshintergrund dauerhaft zu Staatsbürgern zweiter Klasse zu degradieren.

Zu groß zum Einsperren

Von Joseph Kishore, 13. März 2013

US-Justizminister Eric Holder erklärte letzte Woche vor dem Justizausschuss des Senats, die großen Finanzinstitute, die in kriminelle Machenschaften verstrickt waren, seien zu wichtig, als das man sie strafrechtlich verfolgen könnte.

New York Times verteidigt Drohnenmord

Von Patrick Martin, 13. März 2013

Eine Titelstory der New York Times über die Ermordung von Anwar al-Awlaki zeigt den kriminellen Charakter der Ermordung und die Verachtung des liberalen Establishments für demokratische Rechte.

Türkische Mutter und sieben Kinder sterben bei Wohnungsbrand in Backnang

Von K. Nesan, 13. März 2013

Bei einem Hausbrand in Backnang kamen am Sonntag eine türkische Mutter und sieben ihrer Kinder ums Leben

Verschärfte Spannungen auf der koreanischen Halbinsel

Von Peter Symonds, 13. März 2013

Amerikanische und südkoreanische Truppen begannen Anfang der Woche gemeinsame Manöver. Das nahm Nordkorea zum Anlass, den 1953 geschlossenen Waffenstillstand aufzukündigen, durch den der Koreakrieg beendet wurde.

Brutale Ausbeutung von Arbeitsmigranten in Russland

Von Clara Weiss, 13. März 2013

Die Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch hat die kriminelle Ausbeutung von Arbeitsmigranten bei den Vorbereitungen zu den Olympischen Winterspielen in Sotschi 2014 dokumentiert.

Slowenien: Politische Krise geht weiter

Von Markus Salzmann, 13. März 2013

Die designierte Regierungschefin Alenka Bratusek plant die Bildung einer Großen Koalition, um die von der Europäischen Union und dem Internationalen Währungsfonds geforderten Kürzungen durchzusetzen.

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Perspective

The right-wing threat in Greece

13 March 2013

Some 68 years after the end of Nazi rule in Europe, fascistic organizations are again part of official politics, and entire ethnic groups are deported and humiliated.

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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 2002

We publish today the fifth installment in the year-by-year Chronology, covering the war in Afghanistan, the drive to war in Iraq, the post-9/11 attack on democratic rights and other major world developments.

15th Anniversary page »

Workers Struggles

University of Illinois building and food service workers discuss strike issues

By WSWS reporting team, 13 March 2013

Striking building and food service workers at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), speak to the World Socialist Web Site about their concerns.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

12 March 2013

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

Arts Review

63rd Berlin International Film Festival—Part 7
“The Weimar Touch”: An interview with Rainer Rother, director of the 2013 Berlin film festival’s retrospective

By Stefan Steinberg and Berndt Reinhardt, 13 March 2013

WSWS reporters spoke recently to the head of the Deutsche Kinemathek (German Cinematheque) and the curator of this year’s Berlin film festival retrospective on German films of the Weimar era (1919-1933).

63rd Berlin International Film Festival—Part 6
Gold by Thomas Arslan: Always on the move—but why, and where?

By Bernd Reinhardt, 10 March 2013

Commentary

Too big to jail

By Joseph Kishore, 12 March 2013

Tensions rise on Korean peninsula

By Peter Symonds, 12 March 2013

The New York Times defends drone murder

By Patrick Martin, 11 March 2013

Wall Street turns profit in student loan debt

By Nancy Hanover, 11 March 2013

Auto Workers Struggles

Chrysler victimizes Detroit-area auto worker

By Shannon Jones, 7 March 2013

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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.

25 years ago: Reagan deploys troops against Sandinistas

On March 17, 1988, the same day as four defendants in the Iran-Contra scandal were indicted by a US grand jury, the Reagan administration dispatched US airborne and infantry forces into Honduras, north of the Nicaraguan border.

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50 years ago: Baathists visit Cairo after Syria, Iraq coups

Delegations of Baathists Party members from Syria and Iraq, fresh from successful military coups in the two Middle Eastern states, arrived in Cairo for “unity” discussions with the Pan-Arabist Egyptian regime of Gamal Abdel Nasser on March 15, 1963.

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75 years ago: Old Bolsheviks executed at conclusion of third Moscow frame-up trial

As the judicial monstrosity of the third Moscow frame-up trial reached its foregone conclusion, 18 of the 21 defendants were executed March 15, 1938, shot to death through the head and neck.

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100 years ago: Mass demonstration against conscription in France

On March 16, 1913, a crowd estimated at more than 100,000 people rallied in Pré-Saint-Gervais, just outside Paris, in opposition to militarism, and moves to expand compulsory active military service from two to three years.

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