Egyptian regime inflames sectarian violence

By Johannes Stern, 12 April 2013

The unpopular government of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi is seeking to channel rising popular discontent into reactionary, sectarian conflicts.

Tens of thousands rally in Washington for immigrant rights

By Bill Van Auken, 12 April 2013

Congress is preparing legislation that ties any path to citizenship to a draconian border crackdown and onerous demands on undocumented workers.

Detroit workers, youth denounce emergency manager

By Bryan Dyne, 12 April 2013

Detroit city workers and youth are deeply concerned that they will be targeted by the cuts to social services and public works to be carried out by the emergency manager.

Government witnesses to testify anonymously at Bradley Manning trial

By Naomi Spencer, 12 April 2013

A military judge ruled Wednesday that the government can call witnesses to testify in secret in the court martial against accused whistleblower Bradley Manning.

Arkansas Senate approves random drug testing for the unemployed

By Matthew MacEgan, 12 April 2013

The Arkansas Senate approved a measure that would require random drug testing of as many as 85,000 residents who receive state unemployment benefits.

Obama issues new threat to North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 12 April 2013

Far from attempting to lower temperatures on the Korean Peninsula, the Obama administration has been deliberately stoking the crisis.

Sri Lankan correspondent explains why refugees are fleeing to Australia

By Mike Head, 12 April 2013

Hundreds of refugees are leaving because of severe economic hardship and repression by the Sri Lankan government and the military.

Hundreds of thousands of defrauded small savers face loss of life savings in Spain

By Alejandro López, 12 April 2013

Over 700,000 Spanish bank depositors have been defrauded by the banks, including many who have lost their life savings.

Italy: Bersani, Berlusconi discuss forming coalition government

By Marianne Arens and Peter Schwarz, 12 April 2013

Seven weeks after the Italian election, the Democratic Party and the People of Freedom party are discussing a grand coalition to form a government.

NDP convenes in Montreal: a party of capitalist austerity and imperialist war

By Graham Beverley, 12 April 2013

Canada’s social-democrats have responded to their unexpected success in the May 2011 federal election by lurching further right on every major political question.

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Faţa brutală a neocolonialismului din Afganistan

De Bill van Auken, 12 aprilie 2013

Tentativa de a exploata moartea unui tânăr diplomat american pentru a portretiza războiul din Afganistan ca pe un exerciţiu al altruismului american este contrazisă de numărul continuu al morţilor şi de opresiunea impusă populaţiei civile.

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Avrupa’da sınıf savaşı

Julie Hyland, 12 Nisan 2013

Avrupa’da sürmekte olan toplumsal karşı-devrim, yalnızca sınıf mücadelesi yönetemleriyle bozguna uğratılabilir. Her şey, AB’ye, onu oluşturan hükümetlere ve onların siyasi savunucularına karşı, Avrupa Birleşik Sosyalist Devletleri uğruna mücadelede kıta çapında birleşmiş bir saldırının gelişmesine bağlıdır.

Taban komiteleri New York okul otobüsü sürücülerine ileriye giden yolu gösteriyor

Jerry White, 12 Nisan 2013

Bizim işimiz, kafa karışıklığına uyarlanmak değildir; önderlik etmektir. Elbette kafa karışıklığı var. Sendikalar ve Demokrat Parti, işçi sınıfını on yıllardır bastırmaktadır. Bu tarihsel bir toplantıdır; çünkü işçiler bağımsız bir güç olarak ortaya çıkmaya başlıyorlar.

Thatcher’ın mirası

Julie Hyland ve Chris Marsden, 12 Nisan 2013

Thatcher’ın aptalca ve baştan sona ikiyüzlü “halka özgü kapitalizm”, servetin “damlaması” ve “piyasanın mucizesi” yoluyla herkes için refahın garanti altına alındığı “demokrasinin beşiği” olarak Britanya vaatlerinden geriye hiçbir şey kalmadı.

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Le renflouement chypriote marque un nouveau stade dans la crise de l’euro

Par Christoph Dreier, 12 avril 2013

Cinquante-cinq ans après la création de la Communauté économique européenne, le projet d’unifier l’Europe sur une base capitaliste a été irrémédiablement ébranlé par la crise économique mondiale.

Conférence de David North à Toronto dans le cadre de l’anniversaire du WSWS

12 avril 2013

Lors de ces conférences, David North va revoir les fondements théoriques et politiques du WSWS et ses racines dans la lutte pour le socialisme révolutionnaire. En repassant cette histoire, il va aborder la question la plus fondamentale de la politique contemporaine : la lutte pour la construction d’un mouvement socialiste de la classe ouvrière dans une nouvelle époque de guerre et de révolution.

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USA schüren Panik um nordkoreanische Raketen

Von Joseph Santolan, 12. April 2013

Washingtons riskante Politik hat in Südostasien eine Entwicklung in Gang gesetzt, die die Gefahr eines Atomkrieges heraufbeschwört.

Italien: Bersani und Berlusconi nähern sich an

Von Marianne Arens und Peter Schwarz, 12. April 2013

In Italien haben sich der Parteichef der Demokraten (PD), Pierluigi Bersani, und des „Volks der Freiheit“ (PdL), Silvio Berlusconi, sieben Wochen nach den Parlamentswahlen erstmals zu einem gemeinsamen Gespräch getroffen.

Humboldt-Uni Berlin: Verteidigungsminister de Maizière am Reden gehindert

Von Ernst Wolff, 12. April 2013

Protestierende Studenten haben Verteidigungsminister Thomas de Maizière am Mittwochabend daran gehindert, an der Berliner Humboldt-Universität einen Vortrag über die Bundeswehr zu halten.

Britisches Parlament vereint im Lob für Margaret Thatcher

Von Julie Hyland, 12. April 2013

Die Einberufung des britischen Parlaments gab derRegierung und der oppositionellen Labour Party die Gelegenheit, Margaret Thatchers rechte Politik und ihre Angriffe auf die Arbeiterklasse zu feiern.

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Perspective

Obama’s budget

12 April 2013

The budget released by the Obama administration on Wednesday marks a significant escalation of the assault on Social Security and Medicare, the most important federal retirement and health care programs in the United States.

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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

The petty-bourgeois “left” promotes the CIA war in Syria

By Alex Lantier, 12 April 2013

The petty-bourgeois “left” has reacted to the publication of detailed reports on the CIA’s role in backing Islamist forces for the US proxy war in Syria by intensifying their support for the war.

The Cypriot bailout marks a new stage in the euro crisis

By Christoph Dreier, 11 April 2013

Workers Struggles

Unions sabotage strike by ambulance staff in Yorkshire, England

By Barry Mason, 12 April 2013

Around 450 ambulance workers employed by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust held a one-day strike April 2.

Norwegian trade unions avert national strike

By Robert Stevens, 12 April 2013

A deal on pay will mean a minuscule raise, wholly in the interests of the employers.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

12 April 2013

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

Arts Review

No from Chile and The Sapphires from Australia

By Joanne Laurier, 12 April 2013

No by Chilean director Pablo Larraín is the last in a trilogy of films about life under the Pinochet dictatorship. The Sapphires, directed by Wayne Blair, centers on an all-Aboriginal female singing group in the late 1960s.

Remembering Cleotha Staples and the Staple Singers

By Hiram Lee, 10 April 2013

Detroit in Crisis

Detroit area gas explosion reveals deadly state of pipeline infrastructure

By James Brewer, 11 April 2013

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.

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Crisis in Education

Newark, New Jersey students protest education cuts

By Dan Brennan, 11 April 2013

What is the Common Core US education initiative?

By Allison Smith and Phyllis Scherrer, 11 April 2013

Auto Workers Struggles

General Motors in drive to cut skilled trades jobs in US plants

By Shannon Jones, 11 April 2013

GM is seeking to eliminate skilled and high seniority workers in order to slash costs.

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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