Deadly clashes erupt across Egypt after Port Said court verdict

By Johannes Stern, 11 March 2013

Popular anger against President Mohamed Mursi and the ruling Muslim Brotherhood is fueled by a ruling acquitting seven police officers.

Greek government courts fascist Golden Dawn with anti-immigrant law

By Christoph Dreier, 11 March 2013

As the social crisis worsens in Greece, the ruling class is courting the fascist Golden Dawn group to help it suppress popular opposition.

Two years after earthquake
North eastern Japan still a disaster zone

By Peter Symonds, 11 March 2013

More than 300,000 evacuees are living in temporary accommodation and reconstruction has barely begun.

UK government lays out agenda for National Health Service privatisation

By Julie Hyland, 11 March 2013

Whatever amendments may be made to section 75, it is to become virtually compulsory to hand NHS service provision over to private companies.

Local UK official who said disabled children should be “put down” resigns

By Mark Blackwood, 11 March 2013

The comment by an Independent member of Cornwall Council says a good deal about the character of the discussions taking place within the political elite over spending cuts.

German interior minister agitates against immigrants

By Martin Kreikenbaum, 11 March 2013

Last week, Hans-Peter Friedrich denounced immigrants from Eastern Europe, stoking up resentment against alleged "benefit tourism" from other EU states.

Labor Party routed in Western Australian election

By Patrick O’Connor, 11 March 2013

Entrenched hostility among ordinary people toward the federal Labor government was a significant factor in the vote.

Kentucky house fire kills seven

By Naomi Spencer, 11 March 2013

A young couple and five small children died in a house fire in southeastern Kentucky Saturday morning.

Wall Street turns profit in student loan debt

By Nancy Hanover, 11 March 2013

Student loan debt securities are in hot demand from investors, as student debt levels reach new highs. Sequester cuts will add to the burden.

New in French

Des heurts entre la police et les travailleurs en lutte contre la fermeture de l’usine Goodyear d'Amiens-Nord

Par Antoine Lerougetel, 11 mars 2013

Jeudi, les CRS ont lancé des gaz lacrymogènes et fait usage de spray au poivre contre des centaines de travailleurs de l’usine de pneus Goodyear d'Amiens-Nord, dans le Nord de la France.

Promised Land de Gus Van Sant : un pacte avec le diable ?

Par Philip Guelpa et Julien Kiemle, 11 mars 2013

Ce film décrit le conflit entre une compagnie d'énergie fictive et les habitants d'une petite ville de Pennsylvanie au sujet de l'autorisation du "fracking" sur leur commune.

New in Romanian

Crimele poliţiei din Africa de Sud

De Chris Marsden, 11 martie 2013

Nouă ofiţeri de poliţie din Africa de Sud au fost acuzaţi de uciderea şoferului de taxi Mido Macia.

New in Turkish

Hugo Chavez ve sosyalizm

Bill Van Auken, 11 Mart 2013

Chavez’siz bir yeni Chavismo oluşturma yönünde sürmekte olan çabaların doğrudan yazgısı ne olursa olsun, Venezuela’daki ve tüm Latin Amerika’daki sınıf mücadelesi, derinleşen küresel kapitalist krizin etkisi altında yoğunlaşacaktır.

Detroit’in çöküşü: Amerikan kapitalizminin iflasının açık bir işareti

Jerry White, 11 Mart 2013

1 Mart günü, Michigan’ın eski girişimci kapitalist ve milyoner Cumhuriyetçi valisi Rick Snyder, Detroit’te “mali acil durum” ilan etti.

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The New York Times defends drone murder

11 March 2013

A front-page article in the Times detailing the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki reveals both the criminal character of the killing and the liberal establishment’s contempt for democratic rights.

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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.

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25 years ago: Reagan deploys troops against Sandinistas

On March 17, 1988, the same day as four defendants in the Iran-Contra scandal were indicted by a US grand jury, the Reagan administration dispatched US airborne and infantry forces into Honduras, north of the Nicaraguan border.

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50 years ago: Baathists visit Cairo after Syria, Iraq coups

Delegations of Baathists Party members from Syria and Iraq, fresh from successful military coups in the two Middle Eastern states, arrived in Cairo for “unity” discussions with the Pan-Arabist Egyptian regime of Gamal Abdel Nasser on March 15, 1963.

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75 years ago: Old Bolsheviks executed at conclusion of third Moscow frame-up trial

As the judicial monstrosity of the third Moscow frame-up trial reached its foregone conclusion, 18 of the 21 defendants were executed March 15, 1938, shot to death through the head and neck.

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100 years ago: Mass demonstration against conscription in France

On March 16, 1913, a crowd estimated at more than 100,000 people rallied in Pré-Saint-Gervais, just outside Paris, in opposition to militarism, and moves to expand compulsory active military service from two to three years.

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Arts Review

63rd Berlin International Film Festival—Part 6
Gold by Thomas Arslan: Always on the move—but why, and where?

By Bernd Reinhardt, 11 March 2013

Writer-director Thomas Arslan’s new film focuses on a group of German immigrants in North America, caught up in the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898, with mostly tragic consequences.

Detroit techno artist Robert Hood’s Motor: Nighttime World Volume 3

By Zac Corrigan, 9 March 2013


Police murder in South Africa

By Chris Marsden, 9 March 2013

The political significance of Beppe Grillo’s Five-Star Movement

By Marc Wells and Peter Schwarz, 9 March 2013

ISO whitewashes role of Chicago Teachers Union in school closures

By Kristina Betinis, 9 March 2013

US Senate approves John Brennan, tied to torture and drone assassination, as CIA director

By David Walsh, 8 March 2013

Hugo Chavez and socialism

By Bill Van Auken, 8 March 2013

Socialist Equality Party

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.

Workers Struggles

Teachers, school staff strike in Cleveland suburb

By Phyllis Scherrer, 7 March 2013

Auto Workers Struggles

Chrysler victimizes Detroit-area auto worker

By Shannon Jones, 7 March 2013

The victimization of Alex Wassell is an attempt by Chrysler management to intimidate opposition to the new Alternative Work Schedule.

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