US sequester cuts treatment for thousands of cancer patients

By Kate Randall, 5 April 2013

Medicare patients are being told to seek cancer treatment at hospitals, where it will be more expensive and accessibility is not assured.

Israel bombs Gaza, shoots down West Bank youth

By Bill Van Auken, 5 April 2013

Israel placed its military on “high alert” Thursday as anger erupted following the deaths of a prominent Palestinian prisoner and two young protesters in the occupied West Bank.

Germany: Victims of the Kunduz massacre sue for compensation

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 5 April 2013

A Bonn court recently opened proceedings in a case brought by two survivors of a NATO air strike near Kunduz, Afghanistan.

Cahuzac tax scandal, neo-fascist ties stagger France’s ruling Socialist Party

By Alex Lantier, 5 April 2013

The scandal over tax evasion by former Budget Minister Jérôme Cahuzac on bank accounts tied to business activities with neo-fascist groups has shaken the Socialist Party.

UK Labour’s David Miliband joins International Rescue Committee

By Dave Hyland, 5 April 2013

David Miliband’s move to the International Rescue Committee means he will continue to play a role in the political intrigues of British and US imperialism.

UK: Privatisation agenda causing overcrowded schools and poor-quality education

By Joe Mount, 5 April 2013

The drive towards the privatisation of education in Britain is leading to a dire shortage of school places and poor-quality education provision.

Oakland Police Department implicated in systematic abuse

By Gabriel Black, 5 April 2013

A federal monitor found that every reported case of “disproportional” police aggression was indeed in violation of police requirements.

District of Columbia budget proposal covers over deepening inequality

By Nick Barrickman, 5 April 2013

The mayor’s budget plan represents handouts to various private interests with window dressings for public services.

Australian government divisions re-emerge over tax concessions for ultra-wealthy

By Patrick O’Connor, 5 April 2013

Prominent supporters of ousted Labor leader Kevin Rudd have spent the past week condemning Prime Minister Gillard for waging “class warfare”.

Australia: NSW teachers union paves way for assault on public education

By Erika Zimmer, 5 April 2013

A revealing letter underscores the regressive nature of the “Local Schools Local Decisions” staffing agreement that the union signed with the state government.

New in Romanian

Preţul teribil al războielor purtate de Washington

De Bill Van Auken, 5 aprilie 2013

Raportul din care reiese că războaiele din Irak şi Afganistan vor sfârşi prin a costa nu mai puţin de 6 trilioane de dolari este un alt indiciu al preţului teribil plătit de muncitorii din întreaga lume pentru infracţiunile imperialismului.

New in French

La guerre des classes en Europe

Par Julie Hyland, 5 avril 2013

Les mesures punitives imposées à Chypre marquent un approfondissement qualitatif de l'offensive de guerre des classes de la bourgeoisie européenne

La Russie poursuit la reconstruction de ses forces armées

Par Clara Weiss, 5 avril 2013

Le président Vladimir Poutine et d’autres hauts responsables ont à maintes reprises insisté sur le fait que moderniser la capacité militaire de la Russie était une priorité absolue de la politique du Kremlin.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2000
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New in Turkish

Avrupa Birliği’nin Kıbrıs yağması

Julie Hyland, 5 Nisan 2013

Kıbrıs’a dayatılan önlemlere karşı gerekli ilkeli muhalefet, emperyalist haydutların rekabet halindeki kliklerinden herhangi birinin değil ama işçi sınıfının çıkarları üzerinde yükselmelidir. Nasıl ki burjuvazi kendi sınıf çıkarlarını dayatmak için uluslararası örgütlere sahipse, işçi sınıfı da kendi uluslararası örgütünü geliştirmelidir.

İspanya: İşten atılan Delphi işçileri sendikalarla karşı karşıya geliyor

Vicky Short, 5 Nisan 2013

YouTube’da, 2007’de iflas etmiş otomobil parçaları tedarikçisi Delphi tarafından 2007’de işten atılmış olan çok sayıda işçi ile onları temsil ettiği iddia edilen sendikacılar arasındaki öfkeli çarpışmaları gösteren bir video yayımlandı.

Bulgaristan’da siyasi kriz sürüyor

Markus Salzmann, 5 Nisan 2013

Bulgaristan’da hükümet karşıtı gösteriler sürerken, Marin Raykov’un başkanlığındaki geçici hükümet derin bir siyasi kriz içinde. Hükümet yetkilileri, durumu kontrol altına almak için, şu sıralar sendikalar ve küçük burjuva güçler ile bir ittifak oluşturmaya çalışıyorlar.

New in German

Soziale Konterrevolution in Europa

Von Julie Hyland, 5. April 2013

Die Strafmaßnahmen gegen Zypern bedeuten eine qualitative Verschärfung der Offensive der europäischen Bourgeoisie gegen die Arbeiterklasse.

Syrizas Pakt mit den Ultranationalisten

Von Christoph Dreier, 5. April 2013

Syrizas Bündnis mit den Ultranationalisten ist eine Reaktion auf die Zypern-Politik der EU. Je weiter sich die Gegensätze zuspitzen, desto enger schließt die Partei die Reihen mit der griechischen Elite.

Arbeitslosigkeit in Europa steigt seit 22 Monaten

Von Stefan Steinberg, 5. April 2013

Die jüngsten Zahlen der Statistikbehörde Eurostat bestätigen, dass die wirtschaftliche Rezession in Europa sich immer mehr in steigender Arbeitslosigkeit und sinkendem Lebensstandard niederschlägt.

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Perspective

Obama’s “playbook” and the threat of nuclear war in Asia

5 April 2013

The US has deliberately inflamed the Korean peninsula, one of Asia’s most dangerous flash points, and heightened the danger of war.

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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 2005

We publish the eighth installment in the year-by-year Chronology. The year 2005 unfolded under the impact of two great natural disasters that exposed the failure of world capitalism: The Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, which killed nearly 300,000 people, and Hurricane Katrina, which struck the Gulf Coast of the United States, inundating New Orleans and killing more than 1,800.

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Correspondence

Letter from Washington, DC
Teacher opposes assault on public schools

5 April 2013

The WSWS received this letter from a teacher in Washington, D.C., where school administrations are targeting one in ten public schools for closure.

Workers Struggles

One month after victimization of Alex Wassell
UAW breaks silence on Chrysler firing skilled tradesman

By Shannon Jones, 5 April 2013

Auto workers should place no confidence in the UAW to fight for the reinstatement of the 20-year veteran Chrysler Warren Stamping worker.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

5 April 2013

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

History

Understanding Lincoln: An interview with historian Allen Guelzo

3 April 2013

Leading Abraham Lincoln scholar Allen Guelzo recently spoke with Tom Mackaman of the World Socialist Web Site.

Commentary

Class war in Europe

By Julie Hyland, 4 April 2013

Washington escalates Syria intervention

By Bill Van Auken, 4 April 2013

SYRIZA makes political pact with the nationalist right

By Christoph Dreier, 4 April 2013

The terrible cost of Washington’s wars

By Bill Van Auken, 3 April 2013

Arts Review

The Gatekeepers from Israel and a film version of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road

By Joanne Laurier, 4 April 2013

Letters to Trotsky: A remarkable play at Bielefeld’s Theaterlabor in Germany

By Sybille Fuchs, 30 March 2013

Mehring Books

Into the Maelstrom: The Invasion of Iraq and the Crisis of American Imperialism
New pamphlet available from Mehring Books

28 March 2013

This pamphlet contains three major statements from the World Socialist Web Site on the 2003 invasion of Iraq, including two essays by David North.

Fund Appeal

SEP National Secretary Joe Kishore: Support the WSWS!

26 March 2013

25 years ago: Honduran protesters killed at US embassy

On April 7, 1988, five protesters were shot to death outside of the US embassy in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa.

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50 years ago: Mass arrests in Mississippi, Alabama civil rights struggles

On April 3, 1963, 19 blacks were arrested in Greenwood, Mississippi, where they were marching in a demonstration led by the comedian Dick Gregory in support of a voter registration drive.

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75 years ago: Lerida falls to Franco

On April 3, 1938, the Republican-held town of Lerida, capital of the west Catalan province of the same name, fell to General Yague’s Moroccan Army Corp.

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100 years ago: First trial run of the auto assembly line

On April 1, 1913, the moving assembly line, which revolutionized production in the United States and throughout the world, was first tested at the Ford Highland Park Factory in Michigan.

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