European Union imposes bank bailout on Cyprus

By Jordan Shilton and Chris Marsden, 26 March 2013

The statement by Euro Group head Jeroen Dijsselbloem that the Cyprus bailout is a model for the rest of the euro zone led to falls on Europe’s financial markets.

German military deploys lethal drones in Afghanistan

The strange death of Boris Berezovsky

UK teaching unions signal no resistance to cuts

Emergency Financial Manager takes over Detroit

By Bryan Dyne, 26 March 2013

Kevyn Orr began the first day of his eighteen-month tenure as the state-appointed Emergency Financial Manager (EFM) of Detroit on Monday.

Detroit water and sewerage workers reject concession demands

Chicago residents angry at planned school closings

Increasing number of US seniors living in poverty

Chinese president’s “historic visit” to Russia

By John Chan, 26 March 2013

Mutual concern over US militarism is driving China and Russia into closer military and economic ties.

Australian PM announces new cabinet

By Patrick O’Connor, 26 March 2013

The new Labor appointments underscore the depth of the crisis confronting the deeply divided minority government.

Seleka rebels seize capital of Central African Republic

By Thomas Gaist, 26 March 2013

A coalition of rebel militias took the capital city, Bangui, over the weekend, with tacit support from France and the US.

Agang offers no alternative for South African working class to ANC

New in Romanian

Ciprul se va confrunta cu reduceri sălbatice şi dictatură economică

De Jordan Shilton şi Chris Marsden, 26 martie 2013

Soarta Ciprului ilustrează modul în care Uniunea Europeană impune asupra clasei muncitoare dictatura speculatorilor la nivel global, a băncilor şi corporaţiilor.

New in French

La France confirme le meurtre au Mali du dirigeant d’al Qaïda, Abou Zeid

Par Kumaran Ira, 26 mars 2013

Samedi, le gouvernement français a confirmé la mort, au Nord Mali, d’Abdelhamid Abou Zeid, le dirigeant d’al Qaïda au Maghreb islamique (AQMI).

Le Parti québécois appuie l'intervention française au Mali

Par Louis Girard, 26 mars 2013

L’histoire et la nature du mouvement souverainiste montrent qu’un Québec souverain serait lui-même une puissance impérialiste, bien que de second ordre.

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

New in German

Angriff auf staatliche Schulen in Chicago

Von Alexander Fangmann, 26. März 2013

In Chicago sollen 61 Grund- und Mittelschulen geschlossen werden, – ein weiterer Schritt in die soziale Konterrevolution in Amerika.

Bundeswehr ließ Drohnen zum Töten einsetzen

Von Sven Heymanns, 26. März 2013

Die Bundeswehr hat in Afghanistan mehrere „Aufständische“ mit Hilfe einer US-Drohne töten lassen.

Syriza-Chef spricht vor britischen Pseudolinken

Von Robert Stevens, 26. März 2013

Alexis Tsipras, der Vorsitzende der griechischen Syriza, sprach letzte Woche auf mehreren Veranstaltungen in London.

Türkei: Einigung zwischen Regierung und PKK

Von Justus Leicht, 26. März 2013

Abdullah Öcalan, der inhaftierte Führer der kurdisch-nationalistischen Guerillaorganisation „Arbeiterpartei Kurdistans“ (PKK) in der Türkei, ruft seine Anhänger zu einer Waffenruhe auf.

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Perspective

The CIA war against Syria

26 March 2013

US president Barack Obama’s so called “peace” trip to Israel last week made clear that, on the tenth anniversary of its criminal invasion of Iraq, US imperialism is intensifying its bloody intervention in the Middle East.

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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.

New today: The year in review 2004

We publish today the seventh installment in the year-by-year Chronology, which reviews the course of the brutal US occupation of Iraq, the destruction of Fallujah and the significance of the Abu Ghraib torture photos. Accompanying the growth of militarism was the attack on democratic rights within the United States and in all the countries involved in the “global war on terror.”

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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.

Fund Appeal

SEP National Secretary Joe Kishore: Support the WSWS!

26 March 2013

In this video, SEP National Secretary Joseph Kishore speaks about the significance of the World Socialist Web Site’s Fifteenth Anniversary, and why the WSWS needs its readers’ support now more than ever.

History

The British working class and the American Civil War: 150 years since London’s St. James’ Hall meeting

By Tom Mackaman, 26 March 2013

March 26 marks the 150th anniversary of the “monster” antislavery, pro-Union meeting of British workers at St. James’ Hall in London.

Arts Review

Bryan Wizemann’s About Sunny (Think of Me) released on video on demand

By David Walsh, 26 March 2013

One of the most compelling films screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, Think of Me, directed by American filmmaker Bryan Wizemann, now retitled About Sunny, is finally available.

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

By Nick Barrickman, 25 March 2013

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

By Tim Tower, 22 March 2013

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles, the Americas

26 March 2013

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

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

By Phyllis Scherrer and Samuel Davidson, 25 March 2013

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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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.

Commentary

The attack on public education in Chicago

By Alexander Fangmann, 25 March 2013

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

By Johannes Stern, 25 March 2013

Auto Workers Struggles

Germany: IG Metall union stitches up the Opel Bochum workforce

By Dietmar Henning, 23 March 2013

Correspondence

Letters from our readers

26 March 2013

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