EU summit sparks run on Cyprus banks

By Stefan Steinberg and Chris Marsden, 18 March 2013

The decision by the European Union summit to levy a tax on Cyprus bank deposits to pay for a rescue package resulted in a stampede to withdraw cash from the country’s banks.

China’s NPC installs new leadership

By John Chan, 18 March 2013

The two top leaders—President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang—set out their economic and foreign policy orientation in broad terms.

Guantanamo hunger strike over prisoner abuse

By Patrick Martin, 18 March 2013

At least 14 prisoners are refusing food, and half are now being force-fed in what amounts to torture.

Detroit emergency manager threatens municipal bankruptcy

By Lawrence Porter, 18 March 2013

One day after being named Detroit’s emergency manager, Kevyn Orr threatened to use the bankruptcy courts to impose drastic cuts.

New Detroit emergency manager owes back taxes

By James Brewer, 18 March 2013

More on the crisis in Detroit »

Japan to sign up to US-led Asia-Pacific trade pact

By Peter Symonds, 18 March 2013

While dressed up as “free trade”, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is in reality a trade war measure.

US appeals court rules against Obama administration on drone assassination secrecy

By John Burton, 18 March 2013

An appellate court has rejected the Obama administration’s argument that the CIA can refuse to confirm or deny it has records about the US government’s drone assassinations.

Report details massive wealth loss for youth in US

By Nick Barrickman, 18 March 2013

The economic crisis that erupted in 2008 has been particularly harsh on the country’s younger generation.

Arizona woman’s murder conviction overturned after 22 years on death row

By Kate Randall, 18 March 2013

Debra Milke was sentenced to death in 1990 on the sole testimony of a Phoenix police detective with a history of egregious misconduct.

UK public inquiry into Iraq war to withhold crucial documents

By Robert Stevens, 18 March 2013

The UK inquiry report on the Iraq war will be published without evidence on discussions between Tony Blair and George Bush in the run-up to the invasion 10 years ago.

Australian government’s cover-up of “Prisoner X’s” death in Israel

By Mike Head, 18 March 2013

The government is continuing to lie in the most bald-faced manner about the entire affair.

New in French

Le Pape de la "sale guerre"

Par Bill Van Auken, 18 mars 2013

Sur le trône papal a été placé un homme profondément et directement impliqué dans l'un des plus grands crimes de la période d'après-guerre – la « sale guerre » de l'Argentine.

Les Etats-Unis renforcent les systèmes de missiles antibalistiques en Asie-Pacifique

Par Peter Symonds, 18 mars 2013

Les Etats-Unis profitent de la capacité restreinte de la Corée du Nord pour ce qui est du nucléaire et des missiles pour justifier le renforcement des systèmes de missiles antibalistiques visant surtout la Chine.

Les sociaux-démocrates allemands préparent un nouvel agenda d’austérité

Par Ulrich Rippert, 18 mars 2013

Au nom de la compétitivité internationale, le Parti social-démocrate propose d’éliminer tout ce qui reste de l’Etat providence européen.

Le ministre allemand de l’Intérieur fait de l’agitation contre les immigrés.

Par Martin Kreikenbaum, 18 mars 2013

Le ministre allemand de l’Intérieur a bloqué l’inclusion de la Bulgarie et de la Roumanie dans l’espace Schengen et exigé une réduction de la liberté de mouvement au sein de l’Union européenne

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New in Romanian

Papa “Războiului murdar”

De Bill Van Auken, 18 martie 2013

Timp de o săptămână, mass-media a supus publicul unui val de banalitate euforică legată de alegerea unui nou Papă pentru Biserica Romano-Catolică.

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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Perspective

JPMorgan and the criminalization of the US ruling class

18 March 2013

The financial malefactors have been rewarded with ever greater public funds to subsidize record profits, executive bonuses and stock prices

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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 »

Commentary

The New York Times’ Bill Keller smears Bradley Manning

By Naomi Spencer, 18 March 2013

Attempting to justify the Times’ unprincipled role in the events leading up to Manning’s arrest, the newspaper’s former executive editor wrote a column on March 10, “Bradley Manning’s Confidant.”

Europe’s rulers whip up anti-immigrant chauvinism

By Julie Hyland, 18 March 2013

The rights of Bulgarian and Romanian citizens have been targeted by the European Union.

The “Dirty War” Pope

By Bill Van Auken, 16 March 2013

US to boost anti-ballistic missile systems in Asia Pacific

By Peter Symonds, 16 March 2013

Obituary

An Appreciation of Juanita Tyler
December 13, 1932-November 5, 2012

By Helen Halyard, 18 March 2013

The mother of Louisiana frame-up victim Gary Tyler, Juanita Tyler embodied the best qualities of the working class and never wavered in the fight for her son’s freedom.

25 years ago: Noriega defies continued US attempts at ouster

In meetings on March 19, 1988 with US state department officials in Panama City, General Manuel Noriega rejected a US offer of amnesty on drug charges in exchange for relinquishing his rule and leaving the country.

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50 years ago: US Supreme Court upholds right to counsel, one-man one-vote

On March 18, 1963, the US Supreme Court handed down two decisions safeguarding democratic rights.

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75 years ago: Hitler justifies annexation of Austria

Adolf Hitler told a world audience that the military annexation of Austria and the subsequent incorporation (Anschluss) of that former nation state into a Greater Germany was a move towards ethnic German self-determination.

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100 years ago: King George I of Greece assassinated

On March 18, 1913, King George I of Greece was assassinated in Thessaloniki.

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Workers Struggles

Teachers, school staff continue strike in Cleveland, Ohio suburb

By Phyllis Scherrer, 18 March 2013

Teachers entered the second week of their strike in Strongsville, Ohio, as a federal mediator called for talks.

San Francisco Symphony musicians strike against concessions

By David Brown, 16 March 2013

Australia: Unions prepare to sell out Sydney university workers

By an IYSSE reporting team, 16 March 2013

More on the New York school bus strike »

Arts Review

63rd Berlin International Film Festival—Part 8
No holds barred: Two German documentaries— I Will Not Lose and Metamorphoses

By Bernd Reinhardt, 18 March 2013

One of the documentaries examines the former East German sports programme and the other the terrible consequences of the 1957 nuclear accident near Kyshtym in the USSR.

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.

Video Report

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

16 March 2013

Auto Workers Struggles

Chrysler fires worker for protest

By Shannon Jones, 15 March 2013

Auto workers denounce victimization of Chrysler worker

By Shannon Jones, 15 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.

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.