Chicago announces plans to shut 61 public schools

By Shane Feratu, 23 March 2013

The elimination of 13 percent of Chicago public school buildings is one of the largest mass school closures in US history.

CTU president denies opposing school closures

By Kristina Betinis, 23 March 2013

Cyprus to face savage cuts and economic dictatorship

By Jordan Shilton and Chris Marsden, 23 March 2013

The fate of Cyprus illustrates how the European Union imposes the dictatorship of the global speculators, banks and corporations on the working class.

Detroit Water and Sewerage Workers denounce contract

By a WSWS reporting team, 23 March 2013

The six-year sellout agreement is aimed at locking in place the automatic deduction of union dues from workers’ paychecks.

UN body passes further resolution on Sri Lankan human rights

By K. Ratnayake, 23 March 2013

The resolution is part of the diplomatic manoeuvring by the US and other major powers to advance their interests in South Asia, particularly against China.

Amid deepening crisis, Pakistan announces May general election

By Sampath Perera, 23 March 2013

In accordance with Pakistan’s constitution, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) led coalition government stepped down on March 16.

US retailer J.C. Penney cut 43,000 jobs last year

By Naomi Spencer, 23 March 2013

A financial filing revealed that the department store chain quietly cut 27 percent of its workforce last year.

In second vote, Washington Boeing technicians accept concessions contract

By Angelo Bosworth and Hector Cordon, 23 March 2013

In a vote of no-confidence in their union, Boeing technicians have accepted the identical contract they rejected February 19.

US agribusiness seeks to outlaw filming of farming practices

By Lara Silva, 23 March 2013

An aggressive series of legislative campaigns in a number of states has targeted the ability of whistleblowers to film or photograph US agribusiness operations.

Hungary: National award for notorious Anti-Semite

By Markus Salzmann, 23 March 2013

The right-wing TV host and notorious anti-Semite Ferenc Szaniszlo has received the Táncsics Award, the highest state award for journalists in Hungary.

New in Afrikaans

VSA se korporatiewe uitvoerende beamptes maak geld

Deur Andre Damon, 23 March 2013

Soos die VSA voorberei daarop om 1 miljoen federale werkers op verlof te plaas en honderde biljoene in sosiale uitgawes te besnoei, ontvang korporatiewe uitvoerende beamptes van die hoogste uitbetalings in die geskiedenis.

Hande van Sirië af

Deur Bill Van Auken, 22 March 2013

Tien jaar na die loodsing van ‘n kriminele oorlog teen Irak, berei Washington weereens voor vir militêre agressie in die Midde Ooste.

New in Greek

Έτος 2013: Η Νέα Διαμάχη για την Αφρική

Του Κρίς Μάρσντεν, 23 Μαρτίου 2013

Η Η.Π.Α στοχεύουν να εξασφαλίσουν την ηγεμονία τους στην Αφρικάνικη Ήπειρο, σε μια σύγκρουση στην οποία κύριος αντίπαλος είναι αυτήν την στιγμή η Κίνα.

New in French

Ne touchez pas à la Syrie!

Par Bill Van Auken, 23 mars 2013

Dix ans après commencé une guerre criminelle contre l’Irak, Washington planifie une fois de plus une agression militaire au Moyen-Orient

Les Syndicats approuvent le projet de fermeture du site PSA d'Aulnay

Par Antoine Lerougetel, 23 mars 2013

Les syndicats ont voté pour accepter la fermeture en 2014 de l'une des usines emblématiques de l'automobile, l'usine PSA Peugeot d'Aulnay, au Nord de Paris, avec ses 3000 travailleurs.

Réplique à un partisan de Chavez

Par Bill Van Auken, 23 mars 2013

L’ « alternative » présentée ici vient d’en haut et non d’un mouvement politique indépendant de la classe ouvrière elle-même, qui lutte pour établir ses propres organes de pouvoir.

Le parti allemand La Gauche serre les rangs avec les Renseignements généraux allemands

Par Johannes Stern, 23 mars 2013

Suite au scandale néo-nazi du NSU, le parti allemand La Gauche organise des réunions publiques avec de hauts responsables des services de renseignement allemands.

Québec: Option nationale veut redonner vie au PQ et au souverainisme

Par Richard Dufour, 23 mars 2013

Lors de son congrès, Option nationale a tendu la main aux « souverainistes de droite », affiché son indifférence envers la pauvreté et ouvert la porte à une éventuelle fusion avec le PQ.

Allemagne: Une conférence syndicale discute du « renouveau au moyen de grèves »

Par Markus Salzmann et K. Nesan, 23 mars 2013

L’objectif primordial de la conférence était le renforcement de l’appareil syndical pour qu’il réprime l’opposition grandissante des travailleurs contre l’attaque massive des salaires et des emplois.

Inde : les travailleurs persécutés de Maruti Suzuki témoignent de leur torture

Par Arun Kumar et Kranti Kumara, 23 mars 2013

Treize des travailleurs de Maruti Suzuki Inde (MSI) incarcérés ont déposé des déclarations sous serment au tribunal accusant de hauts responsables de la police de l'Etat d'Haryana et des membres de la direction de MSI de s'être entendu pour les torturer, et menacer de les tuer.

Articles tirés des archives du WSWS
La crise du capitalisme américain et la guerre contre l'Irak

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Année passée en revue : 1999
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New in German

Opel-Bochum: Das abgekartete Spiel der IG Metall

Von Dietmar Henning, 23. März 2013

Die Arbeiter des Opelwerks in Bochum haben am Donnerstag auf zwei Betriebsversammlungen mit großer Mehrheit (76,1 Prozent) gegen den sogenannten „Mastervertrag“ gestimmt.

Im Machtkampf mit Russland: Europa droht Zypern mit Bankrott

Von Alex Lantier, 23. März 2013

Vergangene Nacht verabschiedete das zypriotische Parlament Notstandsmaßnahmen wie Kapitalkontrollen, um den plötzlichen Abfluss von Geld aus Zypern zu verhindern.

Obama spricht in Israel vom Frieden und bereitet den Krieg vor

Von Bill Van Auken, 23. März 2013

US-Präsident Barack Obama erklärte am Donnerstag in einer Rede in Jerusalem, die USA würden Israel bedingungslos unterstützen, und wiederholte seine Kriegsdrohungen gegen Syrien und den Iran.

Chinas neue Führung signalisiert aggressivere Außenpolitik

Von John Chan, 23. März 2013

Während er einer unmittelbaren Konfrontation mit den USA auszuweichen versucht, unterstrich Chinas neuer Präsident die Notwendigkeit, die zentralen Interessen des Landes zu verteidigen.

63. Internationales Berliner Filmfestival
The Weimar Touch - Interview mit Rainer Rother

Von Stefan Steinberg und Bernd Reinhardt, 23. März 2013

Reporter der WSWS sprachen kürzlich mit dem künstlerischen Direktor der Deutschen Kinemathek und Leiter der diesjährigen Retrospektive des Berliner Filmfestivals über deutsche Filme der Weimarer Zeit (1919 - 1933)

Theaterlabor Bielefeld: „Briefe an Trotzki“

Von Sybille Fuchs, 23. März 2013

Das Theaterlabor Bielefeld hat aus neu entdeckten Briefen an den Oberbefehlshaber der Roten Armee eine beeindruckende szenische Collage entwickelt.

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Perspective

Behind the failed political coup against Australian PM

23 March 2013

The current political crisis of the Labor Party is intimately bound up with the worsening global economic crisis and rising geo-political tensions.

Earlier Perspectives »

From the WSWS Archive

Into the maelstrom: The crisis of American imperialism and the war against Iraq

By David North, 20 March 2013

This report was delivered March 29, 2003 to the SEP conference “Socialism and the Struggle against Imperialism and War: The Strategy and Program of a New International Working Class Movement” in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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 2003

We publish today the sixth installment in the year-by-year Chronology, which reviews the  preparation and launching of the US-led invasion of Iraq, a turning point in world history. Defying the will of the majority of the world’s population—millions of whom took to the streets in protest—the imperialist powers, driven by insoluble economic contradictions, escalated a campaign of military predation and world conquest.

15th Anniversary page »

Commentary

Germany: Left Party leader seeks to dupe the electorate

By Ulrich Rippert, 23 March 2013

Former Left Party chairman Oskar Lafontaine has warned his party to maintain a certain critical distance from the Social Democratic Party and the Greens in the run-up to this year’s federal election.

SYRIZA leader Tsipras addresses the British pseudo-left

By Robert Stevens, 23 March 2013

Alexis Tsipras, the leader of Greece’s SYRIZA spoke in London at several events last week.

US corporate executives cash in

By Andre Damon, 22 March 2013

India: Stalinist CPM waffles over its full-throated support for Afzal Guru’s execution

By Kranti Kumara and Keith Jones, 22 March 2013

The Steubenville, Ohio rape case

By David Walsh, 20 March 2013

The Iraq War ten years on: A turning point for US imperialism

By Bill Van Auken and David North, 19 March 2013

Auto Workers Struggles

Germany: IG Metall union stitches up the Opel Bochum workforce

By Dietmar Henning, 23 March 2013

At two staff meetings on Thursday, workers at the Opel plant in Bochum voted by a large majority (76.1 percent) against the so-called “master contract”.

European trade unions oversee auto industry restructuring

By Ulrich Rippert, 20 March 2013

India: Victimized Maruti Suzuki workers file affidavits documenting their torture

By Arun Kumar and Kranti Kumara, 20 March 2013

Socialist Equality Party

Detroit teachers and city workers:
Reject the concessions contracts! Mobilize against financial dictatorship in Detroit!

By the Socialist Equality Party, 22 March 2013

This statement is being distributed to Detroit teachers and workers at the Water and Sewerage Department, voting on contracts today.

David North to address public meeting in London on May 5: Fifteen Years of the World Socialist Web Site

20 March 2013

David North, chairman of the WSWS international editorial board and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party in the US, will speak at a public meeting in London on the political significance of the site’s 15th anniversary.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

23 March 2013

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

More on the New York school bus strike »

Science

CERN confirms Higgs discovery

By Bryan Dyne, 23 March 2013

The major collaborators in research at the Large Hadron Collider have jointly announced that the new particle discovered last year is the Higgs boson.

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.

Arts Review

The feverish pulse of the early 20th century: George Bellows, American modernist

By Tim Tower, 22 March 2013

Michel Gondry’s The We and the I: A complicated bus ride in the Bronx

By Robert Fowler, 21 March 2013

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Oppose the privatisation of education

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Britain), 20 March 2013

Public education in Britain is being eliminated and handed over to the private sector.

Video Report

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

16 March 2013

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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Correspondence

Letters from our readers

23 March 2013

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