US steps up war against Syria after Obama’s “peace” trip to Israel

By Johannes Stern, 25 March 2013

CIA operations and calls to arm the pro-Western Syrian opposition are escalating after US President Barack Obama's trip to Israel last week.

US Senate budget proposes $975 billion in spending cuts

By Kate Randall, 25 March 2013

The Democratic proposal contains $975 billion in spending cuts, including $275 billion in new cuts to Medicare and Medicaid.

Corporate elite presses Australian government to accelerate pro-business restructuring

By Patrick O’Connor, 25 March 2013

Following last week’s abortive challenge to Prime Minister Gillard, big business has backed calls by several of her prominent opponents to reclaim the “reform” legacy of the Hawke-Keating Labor governments.

US “sequester” cuts shut 149 air traffic control towers

By David Brown, 25 March 2013

Sequester cuts are forcing the closure of 149 air traffic control towers in mid-sized airports.

Detroit Democratic politicans promote racial politics over emergency manager

By Larry Porter and Bryan Dyne, 25 March 2013

Detroit’s City Council and union bureaucrats declared that the financial takeover of the city was racist, even though the emergency manager himself is black.

After shooting of Kimani Gray
Police occupy New York City neighborhood

By Sandy English, 25 March 2013

The New York City Police Department has stationed hundreds of officers in the working-class neighborhood of East Flatbush in Brooklyn since protests erupted over the police shooting of 16-year-old Kimani Gray on March 9.

Eastern Kentucky hospital workers authorize strike

By Naomi Spencer, 25 March 2013

Some 2,200 health care workers at hospitals in the Appalachian region could strike by April 1.

France confirms killing of Al Qaeda leader Abou Zeid in Mali

By Kumaran Ira, 25 March 2013

On Saturday, the French government confirmed the death of Abdelhamid Abou Zeid, the leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), in northern Mali.

Immigrant baby in Britain refused operation to prevent paralysis

By Joan Smith, 25 March 2013

An eight-month-old baby, born in the UK and requiring a critical operation, has been denied National Health Service treatment because of her parents’ immigrant status.

Suicide of Philippine college student sparks protests

By Dylan Lubao, 25 March 2013

Kristel Tejada took her own life after the University of the Philippines administration forced her to leave over the non-payment of fees.

New in Spanish

Nacionalismo o socialismo en Latinoamérica
Respuesta a un partidario de Hugo Chávez

Por Bill Van Auken, 25 Marzo 2013

Respondemos a una carta de un lector para mejor aclarar las diferencias entre el socialismo y el nacionalismo burgués de Hugo Chavez.

El Papa de la Guerra sucia

Por Bill Van Auken, 25 Marzo 2013

El nombramiento del argentino Jorge Bergoglio como nuevo Papa es una señal de que la clase dominante se prepara a aumentar la represión contra sdla clase obrera.

Informe de inauguración del 2ndo Congreso del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad

Por David North, 25 Marzo 2013

Este documento es el discurso de apertura del Segundo Congreso del Partido Socialist por la Igualdad que tuvo lugar en Julio 2012.

New in Romanian

Luaţi mâinile de pe Siria!

De Bill Van Auken, 25 martie 2013

Vizita Preşedintelui american Barack Obama în Israel demonstreză clar că la zece ani de la invazia SUA în Irak, imperialismul SUA se pregăteşte pentru crime mai mari în Orientul Mijlociu.

New in French

En Israël, Obama a parlé de « paix » tout en préparant la guerre

Par Bill Van Auken, 25 mars 2013

Dans un discours prononcé à Jérusalem jeudi 22 mars, Obama a aligné inconditionnellement les intérêts américains sur ceux d’Israël et réitéré les menaces de guerre contre la Syrie et l’Iran

Chypre confrontée à des coupes brutales et à la dictature économique

Par Jordan Shilton et Chris Marsden, 25 mars 2013

Le sort de Chypre illustre la manière dont l’Union européenne impose à la classe ouvrière la dictature des spéculateurs, des banques et des grands groupes internationaux.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2000
Pourquoi je lis le WSWS: Courrier des lecteurs

New in German

Tarifauseinandersetzung der GEW:
Lehrer stehen vor politischen Fragen

Von Ute Reissner, 25. März 2013

Für Dienstag, den 26. März hat die GEW Sachsen zu einer Konferenz nach Dresden eingeladen.

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.

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The attack on public education in Chicago

25 March 2013

The announcement of plans to shut down 61 schools in Chicago, Illinois marks a new stage in the social counterrevolution in America.

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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.

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25 years ago: Nationalist conflicts emerge in Soviet Armenia

This week in 1988, Soviet troops and helicopters were sent into the Armenian capital of Yerevan to enforce Moscow’s March 24 ban on demonstrations.

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50 years ago: New York city newspaper strike comes to an end

On March 31, 1963, 19,000 workers striking against eight leading New York City newspapers, including the New York Times, the Daily News, and the Herald-Tribune, ended their 114-day walkout.

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75 years ago: Military reverses for Republican Spain

The week beginning March 25, 1938, was marked by a series of defeats and reverses for Republican forces across the battlefronts of the Spanish Civil War.

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100 years ago: The Battle of Adrianople

On March 26, 1913, the Turkish city of Adrianople was seized by Bulgarian and Serbian armed forces, following a five-month siege of the city.

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Workers Struggles

Striking teachers, students and parents rally to defend education in Cleveland area

By Phyllis Scherrer and Samuel Davidson, 25 March 2013

Teachers, parents and students in Strongsville, Ohio rallied last week as instructors concluded the third week of their strike.

Arts Review

Fat Jon’s Rapture Kontrolle— Hip hop with an emotional content

By Nick Barrickman, 25 March 2013

Rapture Kontrolle is the eighth studio instrumental album by hip hop/electronic producer/song writer Fat Jon the Ample Soul Physician (born John Marshall in 1969), released in 2012 on Ample Soul Recordings, under the alias Maurice Galactica.

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

By Tim Tower, 22 March 2013


Chicago announces plans to shut 61 public schools

By Shane Feratu, 23 March 2013

Behind the failed political coup against Australian PM

By Peter Symonds, 23 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

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.

Auto Workers Struggles

Germany: IG Metall union stitches up the Opel Bochum workforce

By Dietmar Henning, 23 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.


CERN confirms Higgs discovery

By Bryan Dyne, 23 March 2013