Obama signals cuts to remain in place
Sequester initiates new austerity drive against US workers

By Barry Grey, 4 March 2013

Obama and the Democrats continue to pose as opponents of the sequester cuts even as they maneuver with the Republicans to make them permanent.

Kerry pushes for new IMF deal in Egypt

By Johannes Stern, 4 March 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry was in Cairo this weekend for talks with Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

Dozens shot in Bangladesh protests against death sentence for Islamic leader

By Wimal Perera and K. Ratnayake, 4 March 2013

At least 62 people died in a state crackdown on protests against death sentences imposed on Bangladeshi Islamist politicians.

German parliament approves military operations in Mali

By Johannes Stern, 4 March 2013

The aim of the mission is to stabilise the Malian army and support the combat mission by French troops in the country.

Irish government and trade unions deepen austerity measures

By Jordan Shilton, 4 March 2013

The Fine Gael-Labour Party coalition in Ireland have agreed a new three-year plan with the trade unions, cutting another €1 billion from public spending.

Australian PM promotes nationalism and “law-and-order” in western Sydney

By Mike Head, 4 March 2013

Gillard’s speech was peppered with anti-foreigner jibes, designed to divert the mounting disaffection over deteriorating living standards.

Malaysia excludes Australian senator in lead up to election

By John Roberts, 4 March 2013

Xenophon’s exclusion highlights the Malaysian government’s sensitivity in what could be the first close election in decades.

Washington, DC shelter residents speak on living conditions

By our correspondents, 4 March 2013

The hearing held to address conditions facing DC homeless people was an attempt at damage control.

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Alegerile din Italia: o cenzură politică

De Peter Schwarz, 4 martie 2013

Alegerile generale, care au avut loc weekend-ul trecut în Italia, sunt un eveniment marcant în dezvoltarea politică a Europei.

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Les travailleurs se rebellent contre les syndicats droitiers

Par Jerry White, 4 mars 2013

Alors que la lutte des travailleurs commence à s'organiser en dehors du cadre syndical, l’intensification de la combativité s'accompagne d'une réceptivité grandissante à la perspective du socialisme.

Les tensions montent entre la France et le Qatar au sujet de la guerre au Mali et de la Tunisie

Par Jean Shaoul, 4 mars 2013

Les tensions montent entre la France et son allié qatari au milieu d’accusations selon lesquelles le Qatar est en train de financer des militants lié à al-Qaïda et luttant contre la France au Mali.

Québec : le PQ impose des hausses annuelles des frais de scolarité universitaires

Par Keith Jones, 4 mars 2013

Se servant de son sommet « national » bidon sur l’éducation, le gouvernement du Parti québécois (PQ) a annoncé mardi que les frais de scolarité universitaires augmenteront désormais annuellement d’au moins 3 pour cent.

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

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من أجل حکم العمال في مصر

يوهان سترن و جوزيف كيشور ٣٠ يناير /كانون الثاني٢٠١٣

مع اقتراب الذكرى الثانية لخلع الدكتاتور حسني مبارك في ١١ فبراير عام ٢٠١١،تجد الطبقة العاملة المصرية نفسها مدفوعة باتجاه الكفاح الثوري.الاحتجاجات الضخمة ز المدن المصرية،تتحدى رافضت ًا قيام الشرطة وقطاعات من الجيش المصري يرأسها محمد مرسي الذي ينتمي لجماعة الإخوان المسلمين بفض الإضرابات و الإعتصامات بعنف دموي قاتل.

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The financial aristocracy and the growth of working class struggle

4 March 2013

While social services are being slashed throughout the United States, the financial aristocracy is piling up ever greater personal wealth.

Earlier Perspectives »

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 Feature: Timeline of World Events

This interactive timeline reviews some of the main events of the year, with links to articles from the WSWS.

The year in review 2000

15th Anniversary page »

25 years ago: Palestinian uprising enters fourth month

The uprising in occupied Palestine, known by its Arabic name as the intifada, entered its fourth month on March 9, 1988.

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50 years ago: French coal miners defy de Gaulle

Striking coal miners of France’s nationalized coal industry defied two back-to-work orders from the government of President Charles de Gaulle.

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75 years ago: Third Moscow frame-up trial hears confessions from defendants

During the week beginning March 4, 1938, the third Moscow show trial continued with a cavalcade of lies and “evidence” that was fabricated and at times contradictory.

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100 years ago: Mother Jones and strikers charged with murder

On March 10, 1913, 80-year-old Mary Harris Jones, known as “Mother Jones,” was charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

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Workers Struggles

Berlin bus driver welcomes rank-and-file committee of New York City school bus workers

4 March 2013

New York City school bus drivers and escorts decided to set up a rank-and-file committee after the betrayal of their month-long strike .

New York school bus workers form rank-and-file committee

By Bill Van Auken, 23 February 2013

More on the New York school bus drivers strike »


National Health Services in London under sustained attack

By Paul Stuart, 4 March 2013

The Labour Party, trade unions and pseudo-left groups in Britain are playing the main role in facilitating the decimation of the National Health Service.

Arts Review

63rd Berlin International Film Festival—Part 4
An honest Russian citizen: Boris Khlebnikov’s A Long and Happy Life

By Bernd Reinhardt, 4 March 2013

The film depicts the futile struggle of a small farmer in the Russian provinces against corrupt local authorities.

Van Cliburn, US pianist who achieved fame at Moscow competition, dead at 78

By Fred Mazelis, 2 March 2013


Bradley Manning and the media

By Naomi Spencer, 2 March 2013

Sequester cuts: A new stage in the assault on the US working class

By Andre Damon and Barry Grey, 2 March 2013

Fight the bankers’ dictatorship over Detroit!

the Socialist Equality Party, 2 March 2013

The problem is not the lack of resources, but the monopolization of society’s wealth by the rich.

Greek military prepares for mass repression

By Robert Stevens, 2 March 2013

Japanese PM calls for a “strong Japan”

By Peter Symonds, 2 March 2013

German Left Party promotes SPD candidate Steinbrück

By Hendrick Paul, 2 March 2013

British trade union mounts witch-hunt based on accusations of “rape denial”

By Julie Hyland, 1 March 2013

Auto Workers Struggles

India: Chief Minister threatens victimized Maruti Suzuki workers

By Arun Kumar and Jai Sharma, 2 March 2013

UAW sanctions elimination of the eight-hour day at Chrysler

By Jerry White, 2 March 2013

More on auto workers struggles »