Kerry steps up US war threats against Syria, Iran

By Chris Marsden, 6 March 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry’s first tour of the Middle East has been the occasion for naked warmongering against Syria and Iran.

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez dead

By Bill Van Auken, 6 March 2013

After 14 years in power as Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chavez, a former military officer and left nationalist, died in a military hospital in Caracas following a two-year battle with cancer.

After US sequester, Wall Street demands cuts in Medicare and Social Security

By Andre Damon, 6 March 2013

As Democrats and Republicans move to make $1.2 trillion in sequester cuts permanent, Wall Street is clamoring for more cutbacks.

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Democratic backers of austerity pose as opponents of emergency manager in Detroit

By Lawrence Porter and Shannon Jones, 6 March 2013

Sections of the Democratic Party in Detroit are posturing as opponents of the impending appointment of an emergency manager by Republican Governor Rick Snyder

Fight the bankers’ dictatorship over Detroit!

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Italian parties endeavor to form a government

By Marianne Arens and Peter Schwarz, 6 March 2013

Italian parties are trying to form a government to continue the austerity measures of ex-premier Mario Monti.

Austerity demands provoke Greek government crisis

By Robert Stevens, 6 March 2013

The primary demand of the troika is that there be no retreat on plans to slash the number of civil service employees.

IG Metall protest at Opel Bochum: A travesty of solidarity

By our correspondent, 6 March 2013

Last Sunday, the IG Metall union and works council held a so-called “solidarity festival” for workers at the Opel Bochum plant, which is facing closure.

Hypocrisy in European debate on bankers’ bonuses

By Stefan Steinberg, 6 March 2013

Those responsible for a redivision of social wealth for the benefit of the banks are seeking to portray themselves as advocates of ordinary Europeans.

Malaysian military bombs forces of Philippine sultan

By Joseph Santolan, 6 March 2013

The tense stand-off is the result of the Sultan of Sulu in the southern Philippines asserting a long-standing territorial claim to the Malaysian state of Sabah.

Canadian aboriginal leadership collaborates with police

By Carl Bronski, 6 March 2013

The abyss is widening between the hundreds of thousands of natives facing deprivation and the official leadership of the aboriginal community.

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Le Premier ministre japonais prépare la guerre

Par Peter Symonds, 6 mars 2013

La remarque d'Abe est une déclaration sans ambiguïté de la détermination de son gouvernement à entrer en guerre contre la Chine pour défendre son contrôle sur les îles litigieuses en Mer de Chine orientale.

Washington intensifie l’intervention en Afrique

Par Bill Van Auken, 6 mars 2013

Le gouvernement Obama est en train de « considérablement accroître son rôle » dans la guerre néocoloniale française au Mali.

Les travailleurs du transport scolaire de New York forment un comité de la base

Par Bill Van Auken, 6 mars 2013

Le mardi 19 février, juste avant leur retour au travail, plus de 50 chauffeurs d’autobus scolaires et accompagnateurs se sont rencontrés afin de discuter de la trahison de leur grève, qui a duré plus de quatre semaines, et de former un comité de la base pour défendre leurs intérêts.

Un chauffeur de bus de Berlin soutient le comité d’action constitué par les travailleurs des bus scolaires de la ville de New York

Par Correspondance, 6 mars 2013

Les chauffeurs de bus scolaires et les accompagnateurs de New York ont constitué un Comité d’action de la base après la trahison de leur grève qui a duré un mois.

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

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Italien: Parteien bemühen sich um Regierungsbildung

Von Marianne Arens und Peter Schwarz, 6. März 2013

Die Bewegung Beppe Grillos, die wegen ihrer heftigen Angriffe auf den verheerenden Sparkurs der Regierung Monti zur stärksten Partei wurde, überlegt sich nun, eine Regierung Monti 2 oder eine andere Technokratenregierung zu unterstützen.

DGB im Schulterschluss mit der Bundeswehr

Von Sven Heymanns und Johannes Stern, 6. März 2013

Das Treffen zwischen DGB-Chef Michael Sommer und Verteidigungsminister Thomas De Maizière macht deutlich, dass der DGB als verlängerter Arm der deutschen Außen- und Kriegspolitik fungiert.

Obama könnte Zwangskürzungen dauerhaft beibehalten
„Sequester“: US-Arbeiter sollen noch härter sparen

Von Barry Grey, 6. März 2013

Obama und die Demokraten lehnen in Worten dauerhafte Kürzungen ab. Doch faktisch bereiten sie mit den Republikanern zusammen genau dies vor.

Pakistan übergibt den strategischen Hafen Gwadar an China

Von Sampath Perera, 6. März 2013

Indiens Widerstand gegen die Übergabe des pakistanischen Hafens Gwadar an China verweist auf die explosiven geo-politischen Spannungen, die die amerikanische “Schwerpunktverlagerung auf Asien” auslöst.

Premierminister fordert ein „starkes Japan“

Von Peter Symonds, 6. März 2013

Abe verglich seine Haltung im Streit um die Senkaku/Diaoyu-Inseln mit der von Margaret Thatcher während des Falklandkrieges zwischen Großbritannien und Argentinien.

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The stock market bonanza

6 March 2013

Wall Street’s record highs are a measure of the scale of the theft of social resources carried out by the very parasites responsible for the 2008 financial crash.

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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.

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 »

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David North to address public meetings in Australia
Fifteen Years of the World Socialist Web Site

6 March 2013

In the 15 years since the World Socialist Web Site began publication on February 14, 1998, it has established itself as the most widely read and authoritative socialist publication in the world, accessible in 19 different languages.

Arts Review

63rd Berlin International Film Festival—Part 5
Raoul Peck’s Fatal Assistance: An indictment of Western aid to Haiti, but…

By Stefan Steinberg:, 6 March 2013

The latest film by Haitian-born director Raoul Peck focuses on the aid operation organised by the US and Western powers in the wake of the deadly earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010.


Japanese PM prepares for war

By Peter Symonds, 5 March 2013

South African police murder Mozambican taxi driver

By Mike Jones, 5 March 2013

The financial aristocracy and the growth of working class struggle

By Andre Damon and Joseph Kishore, 4 March 2013

Workers Struggles

Las Vegas taxi drivers continue strike

By Therese Leclerc, 5 March 2013

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

4 March 2013

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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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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


National Health Services in London under sustained attack

By Paul Stuart, 4 March 2013

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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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