Medical researchers protest sequestration cuts

By Bryan Dyne, 10 April 2013

A rally called by the American Association of Cancer Research is an initial expression of the mass opposition to the sequester cuts.

Obama on gun control: An exercise in concealing harsh social truths

By David Walsh, 10 April 2013

President Barack Obama spoke Monday in West Hartford, Connecticut on gun violence, calling on the American people to pressure Congress to pass new federal weapons controls.

China confronts dilemma over Korean crisis

By John Chan, 10 April 2013

A debate has opened up in Chinese ruling circles over its longstanding alliance with North Korea.

Former Australian PM urges US-China rapprochement

By Patrick O’Connor, 10 April 2013

Rudd’s international tour reflects concerns in ruling circles about the growing danger of war between China and the US.

Saudi crackdown on migrants

By Jean Shaoul, 10 April 2013

The despotic Saudi Arabian regime launched a crackdown on “illegal immigrants” in order to cut reliance on migrant workers and whip up divisions.

Anti-Muslim violence erupts in Burma

By Sarath Kumara, 10 April 2013

Attacks on Muslims in central Burma last month left 43 dead and thousands displaced.

Detroit emergency manager prepares to attack pensions

By Lawrence Porter, 10 April 2013

Detroit’s newly installed emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, is preparing to target the pensions and health care benefits of retired city workers.

Chicago school closings target poorest neighborhoods

By Kristina Betinis and Jeff Lusanne, 10 April 2013

The overwhelming majority of those hit by the shutdown of public schools in Chicago come from poor and low-income families.

Low-income students six times more likely to drop out of high school

By Khara Sikhan, 10 April 2013

Rising numbers of US teenagers feel compelled to join the workforce to supplement strained household budgets.

Italian president pardons officer involved in CIA renditions in Italy

By Stefan Steinberg, 10 April 2013

At the end of last week the Italian president, Giorgio Napolitano, issued a pardon to US colonel Joseph Romano who was involved in a CIA rendition operation in Italy.

UK Council Tax changes spell deepening poverty for millions

By Dennis Moore, 10 April 2013

From this month, millions of the poorest people in the UK are being forced to pay Council Tax for the first time, plunging many into deeper poverty.

Eastern European auto industry in crisis

By Markus Salzmann, 10 April 2013

Low wages are no longer low enough and auto companies are increasingly moving production to North Africa.

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走向重新思考托洛茨基在二十世纪的历史地位

作者:大卫·诺斯,2013年4月10日

本文是世界社会主义网站编辑部主席和美国社会主义平等党全国主席大卫·诺斯2001年1月21日在澳大利亚社会主义平等党在悉尼主办的国际学校的演讲。这是演讲的修订文本,收录在大卫 • 诺斯的《捍卫列昂·托洛茨基》一书里。

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L'héritage de Thatcher

Par Julie Hyland et Chris Marsden, 10 avril 2013

La plupart des travailleurs auront accueilli la nouvelle de sa mort avec une froide indifférence, du mépris et, dans certains cas, par des célébrations.

Les États-Unis menacent d'une guerre avec la Corée du Nord et demandent à la Chine de lui retirer son soutien

Par Alex Lantier, 10 avril 2013

Durant le week-end dernier, les responsables américains ont continué à menacer la Corée du Nord de guerre, demandant que la Chine retire son soutien au régime de Pyongyang.

L’affaire Cahuzac révèle la faillite de la « gauche » petite-bourgeoise française

Par Anthony Torres, 10 avril 2013

La fraude fiscale organisée par l’ancien ministre du budget Jérôme Cahuzac, qui a déstabilisé le Parti socialiste (PS) et le président François Hollande, touche l’ensemble de la classe politique.

Chine: suicide et grève chez Foxconn

Par John Chan, 10 avril 2013

Dans le contexte d'un ralentissement économique et d'une chute des exportations, une aggravation des tensions sociales s’est exprimée dans plusieurs mouvements de grève des travailleurs.

Le gouvernement du Canada musèle le journalisme scientifique

Par Carl Bronski, 10 avril 2013

Le gouvernement conservateur du Canada musèle les scientifiques de l’État et mène une campagne systématique pour manipuler et supprimer l’information scientifique.

Des centaines de travailleurs de Goss International France perdent leur emploi

Par Gustav Kemper, 10 avril 2013

Le géant du web offset Goss International intensifie son plan de licenciement en mettant à la porte 430 travailleurs.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2001
Pourquoi je lis le WSWS: Courrier des lecteurs

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Thatchers Vermächtnis

Von Julie Hyland und Chris Marsden, 10. April 2013

Der Großteil der arbeitenden Bevölkerung reagierte auf die Nachricht ihres Todes vermutlich mit Gleichgültigkeit, Verachtung und teilweise sogar mit Freude.

Portugal:
EU fordert Kürzungen, obwohl das Rettungspaket für verfassungswidrig erklärt wurde

Von Paul Mitchell, 10. April 2013

Das Urteil des portugiesischen Verfassungsgerichtes gegen die von der EU verordneten Haushaltskürzungen zeigt den verbrecherischen und rechtswidrigen Charakter des europaweiten Angriffs auf die Arbeiterklasse.

Die Linkspartei verteidigt die Plünderung Zyperns

Von Christoph Dreier, 10. April 2013

Mit der Verschärfung der Eurokrise rückt die Linkspartei näher an die Regierung heran und unterstützt deren brutalen Kurs gegenüber Zypern, der eine beispiellose Plünderung des Landes bedeutet.

Französische Kriegs- und Propagandaoffensive in Mali

Von Ernst Wolff, 10. April 2013

Französische Soldaten haben im Norden Malis eine neue Offensive begonnen. An der Operation unter dem Namen „Gustav“ nehmen eintausend Soldaten teil.

Großbritannien:
Kampf gegen “Schlafzimmersteuer”: ein politischer Betrug

Von Steve James, 10. April 2013

Pseudolinke Parteien in Großbritannien nutzen den Widerstand gegen die Einführung einer so genannten „Schlafzimmersteuer“, um Gewerkschaften, Labour Party und Scottish National Party als Austeritätsgegner hinzustellen.

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Informes revelan rápida pauperización de la clase trabajadora

Por Alejandro López, 10 Abril 2013

Unos informes recientes, publicados por varias organizaciones especializadas en estadísticas, revelan la velocidad y enormidad de la pauperización de la clase trabajadora española.

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Perspective

The brutal face of neocolonialism in Afghanistan

10 April 2013

The attempt to exploit the death of a young State Department official to cast the Afghanistan war as an exercise in US altruism is belied by the continuing murder and oppression inflicted upon the civilian population.

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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 2006

In 2006, the bloody war in Iraq entered its fourth year, with the eruption of full-scale inter-communal civil strife between Sunni and Shi’ite-based militias, stoked by the US occupation. As the US began to ramp up threats against Iran, it also encouraged brutal wars by its allies, including the Israeli invasion of Lebanon.

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Commentary

Germany’s Left Party defends the looting of Cyprus

By Christoph Dreier, 10 April 2013

With the escalation of the euro crisis, the Left Party is moving closer to the Merkel government and essentially supports its brutal course on Cyprus, which means the unprecedented looting of the country.

Thatcher’s legacy

By Julie Hyland and Chris Marsden, 9 April 2013

Arts Review

Remembering Cleotha Staples and the Staple Singers

By Hiram Lee, 10 April 2013

Singer Cleotha Staples of the popular gospel, folk and R&B group the Staple Singers, died recently at the age of 78.

SXSW Music Festival 2013—Part 1

By Zac Corrigan, 9 April 2013

Detroit in Crisis

A Call to Action
Oppose the bankers’ dictatorship in Detroit!

By the Socialist Equality Party, 8 April 2013

For an indefinite period of time, Detroit’s emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, can enact laws, replace all elected officials, deploy the police, rip up contracts and assume all the powers of government.

Workers Struggles

Rank-and-file committee points way forward for New York school bus workers

By Jerry White, 8 April 2013

A committee formed by school bus drivers and escorts after the union betrayed their month-long strike issued a leaflet to a mass meeting of workers in New York City last Thursday.

New York City school bus drivers, escorts denounce contractors’ “final” offer

By our reporters, 8 April 2013

Socialist Equality Party

David North addresses meetings in Australia on 15 years of the WSWS

By our correspondents, 9 April 2013

The WSWS international editorial board chairman outlined the historical method underlying the site, and drew special attention to the dangers of war in the Asia-Pacific region.

Correspondence

Letter from Washington, DC
Teacher opposes assault on public schools

5 April 2013

25 years ago: Thousands of Pakistani casualties on eve of Afghanistan accord

A massive explosion at a supply depot in the capital region of Pakistan killed an undetermined number of people on April 10, 1988.

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50 years ago: Diefenbaker loses Canada election amidst US intervention

On April 8, 1963, the Progressive Conservative Party of Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker was defeated by the Liberal Party led by Lester Pearson.

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75 years ago: Popular Front government falls in France

Leon Blum’s second French Popular Front ministry collapsed on April 10, 1938.

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100 years ago: Belgium paralyzed by general strike

Beginning on April 14, 1913, Belgium was convulsed by a mass strike that mobilized up to 400,000 workers.

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