US to boost anti-ballistic missile systems in Asia Pacific

By Peter Symonds, 16 March 2013

The US is exploiting North Korea’s limited nuclear and missile capability to justify the build-up of anti-missile systems aimed primarily against China.

UN says US drone war in Pakistan violates international law

By Alex Lantier, 16 March 2013

According to the UN, the strikes launched by unmanned US drone aircraft in Pakistan are illegal.

China’s new leadership signals more assertive foreign policy

By John Chan, 16 March 2013

While seeking to avoid any immediate confrontation with the US, China’s new president has emphasised the need to defend the country’s core interests.

Politicians, media hail appointment of emergency manager for Detroit

By Lawrence Porter, 16 March 2013

The selection of Kevyn Orr as emergency manager is aimed at escalating the assault on the working class of Detroit.

Detroit’s emergency manager: Who is Kevyn Orr?

By Shannon Jones, 16 March 2013

More on the crisis in Detroit »

Obama renews calls for slashing Medicare, Social Security

By Andre Damon, 16 March 2013

President Obama continued his closed-door meetings with congressional leaders, calling for deep cuts to the core social programs, Medicare and Social Security.

Senate report documents fraud and lawbreaking by JPMorgan Chase

By Barry Grey, 16 March 2013

The report demonstrates that nothing has changed on Wall Street since the financial meltdown that was triggered by rampant speculation and illegality on the part of the banks.

San Francisco Symphony musicians strike against concessions

By David Brown, 16 March 2013

The pay freeze and benefit reductions the musicians face are part of a nationwide assault on culture.

Britain: Student beaten by police finally found not guilty

By Joan Smith, 16 March 2013

Alfie Meadows, who was brutally beaten by police during the anti-tuition fees protests in 2010, was cleared of violent disorder.

Germany: Union conference discusses “renewal through strikes”

By Markus Salzmann and K. Nesan, 16 March 2013

The conference had one main goal: strengthening the trade union apparatus suppress the growing opposition among workers to the massive attacks on wages and jobs.

Slovenian political crisis continues

By Markus Salzmann, 16 March 2013

Alenka Bratusek, designated premier of Slovenia and leader of the Positive Slovenia party, put together a new government on Wednesday.

Australian opposition spokesman calls for refugees to be treated like criminals

By Mark Church, 16 March 2013

The Liberal opposition and Labor government are engaged in a vile competition to whip up anti-refugee and anti-foreigner xenophobia.

New in Afrikaans

‘n Finansiële diktator vir Detroit

Deur Joseph Kishore, 15 Maart 2013

Met die aanstelling Donderdag van ‘n noodbestuurder het Detroit die grootste stad geword in die Amerikaanse geskiedenis om deur die staat se regering oorgeneem te word.

VSA begroting teiken Sosiale Sekuriteit en Medicare

Deur Andre Damon, 14 Maart 2013

Net twee weke na afloop van die begin van sogenaamde “sekwestrasie” begrotingsbesnoeiings, wat reeds deur mense in die land gevoel word, beweeg die Demokrate en Republikeine reeds aan na die volgende sake wat aan die hand gemaak word: ‘n gekoördineerde aanval op die kern van federale gesondheidsorg en aftree-programme.

Die regse flank se bedreiging in Griekeland

Deur Cristoph Dreier, 13 Maart 2013

Pogings deur Nuwe Demokrasie (ND), Griekeland se grooste heersende party, om ‘n deel van die fassistiese Golden Dawn stem te kry deur immigrante van die polisie en militêre sy te verban en om wette in te stel wat naturellisasie wat honderde duisende immigrante kinders affekteer, is ‘n duidelike waarskuwing aan die werkersklas.

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Grecia: ameninţarea aripii de dreapta

De Christoph Dreier, 16 martie 2013

Iniţiativa legislativă a ND are ca scop construirea unei armate de extremă dreapta pur rasială şi clasificarea persoanelor cu descendenţă străină ca cetăţeni de rangul doi.

New in French

Un dictateur financier pour Detroit

Par Jospeh Kishore, 16 mars 2013

Le nouveau coordinateur, l'avocat spécialisé en droit des procédures collectives Kevin Orr, aura des pouvoirs étendus et une tâche essentielle : mener un assaut brutal contre les emplois et les conditions de travail de la classe ouvrière.

La Grande-Bretagne et la France veulent la fin de l'embargo sur les armes à destination de la Syrie

Par Chris Marsden, 16 mars 2013

Le Royaume-Uni, avec la France et diverses puissances régionales comme les monarchies du Golfe et la Turquie prend ses ordres à Washington, qui a œuvré en coulisses depuis des mois pour faire parvenir des armes en Syrie.

Travailleurs d’Opel: votez non à l’accord!

Déclaration du Parti l’Egalité sociale en Allemagne (PSG) du comité rédaction du World Socialist Web Site, 16 mars 2013

L’accord conclu entre la direction de GM-Opel, le syndicat IG Metall et le comité central d’entreprise vise à monter les travailleurs des différentes usines les uns contre les autres et à procéder à la fermeture de l’usine de Bochum.

Canada : Ottawa et Québec mènent un assaut conjoint sur les chômeurs et l'aide sociale

Par Laurent Lafrance, 16 mars 2013

Dans leur campagne pour imposer le programme d'austérité exigé par les marchés financiers, les gouvernements du Canada et du Québec mènent une attaque conjointe sur les premières victimes de la crise capitaliste, les chômeurs et les bénéficiaires de l'aide sociale.

Le WSWS lance une nouvelle section en Afrikaans

16 mars 2013

L'Afrikaans est la troisième langue la plus parlée en Afrique du Sud et est largement parlé et compris en deuxième ou troisième langue.

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

New in German

Ein Finanzdiktator für Detroit

Von Joseph Kishore, 16. März 2013

Der Konkursanwalt und neue Finanzmanager Kevin Orr wird beträchtliche Vollmachten und eine zentrale Aufgabe haben: die Angriffe auf die Arbeiterklasse voran zu treiben.

Aufruf an die Beschäftigten im öffentlichen Dienst der Länder
Lehnt die Tarifeinigung ab! Stimmt mit Nein! Verteidigt die Lehrer!

Von der Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 16. März 2013

Die Tarifeinigung für die Beschäftigten der Länder ist eine schallende Ohrfeige für die Lehrer, die in den letzten Monaten ihre Kampfbereitschaft unter Beweis gestellt haben.

Thüringer NSU-Untersuchungsausschuss legt Zwischenbericht vor

Von Sven Heymanns, 16. März 2013

Der Bericht fällt ein vernichtendes Urteil über Verfassungsschutz und Polizei, die die rechtsextreme Szene Thüringens in den 1990er Jahren direkt gefördert und aufgebaut haben.

Reifenhersteller Bridgestone will Werk in Bari schließen

Von Marianne Arens, 16. März 2013

Die Arbeiter in Bari haben mit Wut und Erbitterung auf die Nachricht von der bevorstehenden Schließung reagiert.

Britische Labour Party verstärkt einwandererfeindliche Hetze

Von Robert Stevens, 16. März 2013

Um den Ultra-Nationalisten Stimmen abspenstig zu machen und um Murdoch zu gefallen, wirft sich Labour entschlossen auf einwandererfeindliche Propaganda.

63. Internationales Berliner Filmfestival
Gold von Thomas Arslan: Immer in Bewegung – aber warum und wohin?
Teil 6

Von Bernd Reinhardt, 16. März 2013

Der neue Film von Drehbuchautor und Regisseur Thomas Arslan beleuchtet eine Gruppe deutscher Auswanderer in Nordamerika, die von dem Klondike Goldrausch von 1898 mitgerissen werden, mit weitgehend tragischen Konsequenzen.

Das Jahr im Rückblick: 1999

Im Jahr 1999 griffen die imperialistischen Großmächte Serbien an, die größte Teilrepublik des ehemaligen Jugoslawien. Geführt von den USA und unterstützt von England, Frankreich, Deutschland und Italien bombardierte die NATO das kleine Land.

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Perspective

The “Dirty War” Pope

16 March 2013

Placed on the papal throne is a man directly implicated in one of the greatest crimes of the post-World War II era—Argentina’s “Dirty War.”

Earlier Perspectives »

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 »

Video Report

Video: Parents and students speak out against school closures in Chicago

16 March 2013

Chicago parents and students speak on the need for a struggle to defend public education.

Workers Struggles

Australia: Unions prepare to sell out Sydney university workers

By an IYSSE reporting team, 16 March 2013

During last week’s strike, the unions’ concern was to ensure their continued role as the chief agency for imposing the restructuring measures demanded by management and the Labor government.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

16 March 2013

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

One month after strike
New York school bus drivers face new threats

By Dan Brennan, 15 March 2013

Commentary

A financial dictator for Detroit

By Joseph Kishore, 15 March 2013

Police shooting of 16-year-old provokes protests in New York

By Sandy English, 15 March 2013

Auto Workers Struggles

Statement by the Socialist Equality Party of Germany (PSG) and the editorial board of the World Socialist Web Site
Opel workers: Vote no on the contract!

15 March 2013

Chrysler fires worker for protest

By Shannon Jones, 15 March 2013

Auto workers denounce victimization of Chrysler worker

By Shannon Jones, 15 March 2013

France: PSA car workers’ strike at an impasse

By Pierre Mabut, 14 March 2013

More on the struggle in auto »

Correspondence

Nationalism or socialism in Latin America
A reply to a supporter of Chavez

By Bill Van Auken, 14 March 2013

The kind of “alternative” that is envisioned here is one that is imposed from above, not arising from the politically independent movement of the working class itself, striving to establish its own organs of power.

Arts Review

One hundred years since the birth of John Garfield—charismatic, working class figure of postwar Hollywood films

By Joanne Laurier, 14 March 2013

The period in which John Garfield worked is one of the most compelling in Hollywood history.

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

Special Announcement

WSWS launches new Afrikaans language section

14 March 2013

Afrikaans is the third most common home language in South Africa and is widely spoken and understood as a second or third language.

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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