Sequester cuts boost corporate assault on American workers

By Kate Randall, 5 March 2013

The media presentation of the sequester as a symptom of “gridlock” and bitter policy differences between the Democrats and Republicans is a cynical fraud.

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Washington steps up Africa intervention

By Bill Van Auken, 5 March 2013

The Obama administration is “markedly widening its role” in the French-led neo-colonial war in Mali.

Brutal budget cutting, privatization planned for Detroit

By Lawrence Porter, 5 March 2013

Michigan governor Rick Snyder’s declaration of a “financial emergency” in Detroit is paving the way for the gutting of city services and a fire sale of public assets.

Fight the bankers’ dictatorship over Detroit!

the Socialist Equality Party, 2 March 2013

South African police murder Mozambican taxi driver

By Mike Jones, 5 March 2013

Opposition grows to the killing of 27-year-old taxi driver, Mido Macia, by South African police on February 27.

UK: A quarter of Greater Manchester’s population living in “extreme poverty”

By Trevor Johnson, 5 March 2013

Six of the local wards in Greater Manchester are among the 60 most deprived wards in the UK.

Social and political tensions mount in Russia

By Clara Weiss, 5 March 2013

Russian president Putin is using an anti-corruption campaign to reorganise the Russian ruling elite and channel the anger of the middle class.

Australia: Telstra slashes hundreds of jobs at Sensis

By Terry Cook, 5 March 2013

The deepening global slump, particularly throughout Europe, is intensifying the increasingly cut-throat competition in the communications industry.

Homeless crisis grows in San Diego

By Jake Dean and Justin Jones, 5 March 2013

San Diego ranks third in the nation after New York and Los Angeles in the size of its homeless population.

Gas explosion kills Michigan man

By James Brewer, 5 March 2013

As a utility company maintenance crew worked on a “civic improvement project,” an apparent gas leak caused an explosion that was felt for miles.

Illinois public employees’ union agrees to concessions contract

By Alexander Fangmann, 5 March 2013

AFSCME has agreed to a pay freeze in the first year of the contract.

New in French

Les coupes du « séquestre »: un nouveau stade dans les attaques contre la classe ouvrière américaine

Par Andre Damon et Barry Grey, 5 mars 2013

Les coupes généralisées dans les soins de santé, le logement, l’éducation, les transports publics, les allocations chômage, l’aide en matière de nutrition et autres services sociaux vitaux fournissent la base pour des coupes encore plus claires à venir.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013

Pourquoi je lis le WSWS: Courrier des lecteurs

Année passée en revue : 1998

New in German

Die Finanzaristokratie und die Kämpfe der Arbeiterklasse

Von Andre Damon und Joseph Kishore, 5. März 2013

Im vergangenen Jahr haben neun Vorstände von vier großen US-Kapitalanlagefirmen zusammen eine Milliarde Dollar an Gehalt und Dividenden erhalten. Das sind vermutlich die höchsten Vergütungen, die jemals in der Geschichte der Firmen gezahlt wurden.

Griechisches Militär bereitet sich auf Unterdrückung der Bevölkerung vor

Von Robert Stevens, 5. März 2013

Politiker verhandeln mit dem Militär über die Reaktion auf eine „Explosion“ sozialer Unruhen gegen die Sparmaßnahmen der Regierung.

Opel-Bochum: Missbrauchte Solidarität

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 5. März 2013

Ein Solidaritätsfest zur Unterstützung der Opel-Beschäftigten diente dazu, die bereits beschlossene Stilllegung des traditionsreichen Autowerks vorzubereiten und durchzusetzen.

Berliner Busfahrer unterstützt Basiskomitee der New Yorker Schulbusfahrer

5. März 2013

Am 19. Februar gründeten New Yorker Schulbusfahrer ein Basiskomitee, um ihre Arbeitsplätze und Löhne zu verteidigen, nachdem ihre Gewerkschaft einen monatelangen Streik ausverkauft hatte.

63. Internationales Berliner Filmfestival
Ungelöste Fragen im heutigen Filmschaffen
Teil 1

Von Stefan Steinberg, 5. März 2013

Dieses Jahr erhielten auf der Berlinale einige interessante Filme aus Zentral- und Osteuropa Preise. Aber leider waren sie nicht charakteristisch für das ganze Festival.

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Japanese PM prepares for war

5 March 2013

Abe’s remarks are an unmistakeable declaration that he will, if necessary, go to war with China over disputed islands in the East China Sea.

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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 2001

We publish today the fourth installment in the year-by-year Chronology, covering the first year of the Bush administration, 9/11 and its aftermath, the war in Afghanistan and other major developments.

15th Anniversary page »

Workers Struggles

Las Vegas taxi drivers continue strike

By Therese Leclerc, 5 March 2013

The strike is the industry’s first in nearly two decades in Las Vegas.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

5 March 2013

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

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

4 March 2013

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 »

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Quebec’s Education Summit and the failure of ASSE’s protest perspective

International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Canada), 5 March 2013

Supporters of the IYSSE distributed this statement at the February 26 demonstration organized by the student group ASSE to protest the Quebec government’s education summit.


The financial aristocracy and the growth of working class struggle

By Andre Damon and Joseph Kishore, 4 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

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

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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


National Health Services in London under sustained attack

By Paul Stuart, 4 March 2013

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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Letters from our readers

5 March 2013

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