The World Socialist Web Site needs your support in 2013!
The World Socialist Web Site needs your financial support in 2013. The global situation, in less than one month, has revealed its explosive and threatening character. France’s brutal intervention in Mali is the latest chapter in the effort by imperialism to subjugate areas once decolonized.
In the background to this escalation of neo-colonial war lies the anxiety in the world’s financial markets and the relentless pursuit of austerity measures by every government in the advanced capitalist countries. In Greece wide layers of the population have already been pauperized, and unemployment has reached unprecedented levels in Europe as a whole.
In the United States, the Obama administration, now that the inauguration is past, is getting down to the job, hand in hand with the Republicans, of destroying the social and health care programs on which tens of millions depend. The elevation of John Brennan, the mastermind of the drone assassination program, to the post of CIA director, is an appropriate starting point for the second term of this government of war and social counterrevolution.
The World Socialist Web Site stands alone in its uncompromising analysis of events from the standpoint of the international working class. The development of the crisis requires a vast expansion of the breadth and depth of coverage.
Consider some of the issues the WSWS has addressed in the more than 250 articles published so far this year: The global economic crisis; imperialist intervention in Africa and the Middle East; the growing tensions between India and Pakistan, as well as Japan and China; social and economic conditions in Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, Turkey, Haiti, Czech Republic, Russia, Italy, Romania, Brazil and elsewhere; the strike of bus drivers in New York City, including extensive first-hand coverage; the second inauguration of the Obama administration; the Bradley Manning case; the suicide of Aaron Swartz; the cultural atrocities of Quentin Tarantino and Kathryn Bigelow; the confirmation by astronomers of basic laws of physics; and many more important questions.
The year 2013 will be one of great events and struggles. To continue and broaden our coverage, to bring the socialist analysis of the WSWS to an ever wider audience, we need your continued financial support. Please contribute today.
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