Increased tensions at G-20, IMF meetings

By Nick Beams, 22 April 2013

The discussions were dominated by the realisation that there is no economic recovery in sight.

Unanswered questions in Boston bombings

By Bill Van Auken, 22 April 2013

One week after the Boston bombings, much remains unknown, including their motive, whether others were involved, and what connection the FBI and other agencies had to the suspects.

Federal authorities prepare charges against Boston bombings suspect

By Kate Randall, 22 April 2013

Obama administration denies Miranda rights to marathon bombing suspect

By Eric London, 22 April 2013

More on the Boston bombings »

Italy: Napolitano re-elected as president

By Peter Schwarz, 22 April 2013

The reelection of Georgio Napolitano as Italian president is a strictly temporary solution.

West, Texas residents survey explosion aftermath

By Naomi Spencer, 22 April 2013

Some residents were allowed to return to the five-block blast area around the West Fertilizer Plant that had been closed off since the disaster.

Obama administration seeks to sell off Tennessee Valley Authority

By E.P. Bannon, 22 April 2013

In addition to unprecedented cuts in Social Security and Medicare, the White House budget targets the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the electrification project created under the New Deal, for sale to private energy firms.

Irish public sector workers reject austerity package

By Jordan Shilton, 22 April 2013

The vote was a rejection of the attempts by government officials to blackmail workers into accepting the deal with the threat of further cuts, as well as the trade union bureaucracy's support for the agreement.

Spain’s Socialist Party and trade unions profit from redundancy schemes

By Vicky Short, 22 April 2013

The Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) and the two main trade unions, Workers Commissions (CCOO) and General Workers Union (UGT), are embroiled in a fraud scandal.

Australia: Young worker killed on Sydney construction site

By Terry Cook, 22 April 2013

The death could have been avoided had the employers and union acted on safety issues raised by workers two weeks earlier.

Australia: Victorian teachers union announces sell-out deal

By Frank Gaglioti, 22 April 2013

The Australian Education Union resorted to blatant lies about the wages component of the new agreement.

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奧巴马的“剧本”和亚洲核战的威胁

作者:彼得 • 西蒙兹,2013年4月22日

美国刻意在亚洲最危险的热点之一朝鲜半岛制造紧张,加剧了战争的危险。

New in Romanian

Italia: alegeri prezidenţiale fără rezultat

De Peter Schwarz, 22 aprilie 2013

Vineri seara, după două zile de alegeri şi patru scrutine nereuşite, Italia nu avea încă un succesor pentru preşedintele Giorgio Napolitano, al cărui mandat expiră pe 15 mai.

New in French

Les funérailles de Thatcher : les grandes pompes pour soutenir la réaction politique

Par Chris Marsden et Julie Hyland, 22 avril 2013

La seule raison pour laquelle des funérailles aussi somptueuses ont pu se tenir pour l’ancienne Premier ministre Margaret Thatcher, la figure politique la plus haïe de l’Angleterre contemporaine, a été l’absence totale d’une voix donnant expression à l’opposition à la politique officielle.

Taïwan effectue des manoeuvres militaires au milieu de tensions sino-américaines grandissantes

Par John Chan, 22 avril 2013

Taïwan a débuté cette semaine des manoeuvres à balles réelles prenant pour prémisse la réplique à une attaque chinoise sur les îles situées dans le Détroit de Taïwan.

Le nationalisme réactionnaire de l’«Alternative pour l’Allemagne»

Par Peter Schwarz, 22 avril 2013

L’apparition d’un parti droitier anti-euro en Allemagne est la conséquence logique de la politique européenne de Berlin qui jouit du plein soutien de la « gauche » bourgeoise.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2002
Pourquoi je lis le WSWS: Courrier des lecteurs

New in German

Italien: Napolitano bleibt Präsident

Von Peter Schwarz, 20. April 2013

Sollte Napolitanos Rechnung aufgehen, würde die bisherige Politik trotz des Erdrutsches bei der Parlamentswahl vom Februar in ähnlicher Konstellation wie bisher fortgeführt.

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Perspective

American democracy in shambles

22 April 2013

With the imposition of a state of siege in Boston, a historical threshold has been crossed.

Earlier Perspectives »

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 2007

We publish the tenth installment in the year-by-year Chronology. The events of 2007 demonstrated that it was impossible to fight the growth of militarism, in the United States and internationally, through the old political parties and the machinery of bourgeois democracy.

15th Anniversary page »

25 years ago: Polish strikes shake Stalinist regime

Transport workers in the cities of Bydgoszcz and Ironoclaw walked out on April 25, 1988, beginning a strike wave that spread throughout Poland.

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50 years ago: NLF inflicts damage on South Vietnamese government forces

Forces fighting for the National Liberation Front (NLF) killed more than 40 US-backed government forces on April 28, 1963.

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75 years ago: Nazis order liquidation of Jewish property

On April 27, 1938, Field Marshall Hermann Goering ordered that all Jews living in “Great Germany,” citizens or not, report all property valued at more than 5,000 marks.

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100 years ago: Capture of Scutari ends First Balkan War

On April 22, 1913, after a six-month siege, Montenegro took the Albanian city of Scutari, which had declared independence from Ottoman rule in November 1912.

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Socialist Equality Party

David North to address public meetings:
15 Years of the World Socialist Web Site

May 5, 2pm - London, England

May 11, 3pm - Berlin, Germany

Attend the SEP campaign launch on May 5
Public meetings in Sydney and Melbourne

20 April 2013

The SEP’s election campaign will expose the accelerating drive to war and give the widespread opposition to militarism a powerful voice and the means for its conscious political expression.

Science

Two planetary systems with potentially Earth-like conditions

By Bryan Dyne, 22 April 2013

Earth-like extra-solar planets have been found orbiting in the “habitable zone,” where radiation levels would permit the existence of the building blocks of life.

Arts Review

The Flat: A family examines a Nazi-Zionist friendship

By Fred Mazelis, 22 April 2013

A documentary about a German-Jewish family and its emigration to Palestine 75 years ago raises vital historical issues about the nature and role of Zionism.

Support D'Artagnanon Collier for Detroit Mayor

Support D’Artagnan Collier, Socialist Equality Party candidate for mayor of Detroit!
Throw out the emergency manager! End the bankers’ dictatorship in Detroit!

By Socialist Equality Party (US), 19 April 2013

The Socialist Equality Party (US) is running D’Artagnan Collier as its candidate for mayor of Detroit. The following is his statement announcing the campaign.

More on Detroit »

Commentary

Texas plant explosion highlights gutting of health and safety rules

By Andre Damon, 20 April 2013

Obama comes to Boston

By Bill Van Auken, 19 April 2013

The US Justice Department brief for the assassination of US citizens
Part one

By Tom Carter and Eric London, 18 April 2013

The US Justice Department brief for the assassination of US citizens
Part two

Featured Interview

Homeless in San Diego, California
Life on the street in “America’s Finest City”

By Jake Dean and Toby Reese, 18 April 2013

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Ontario Liberals to keep raising post-secondary tuition fees

By Dylan Lubao, 19 April 2013

IYSSE challenges unions, Greens at Australian student protests

By our correspondents, 18 April 2013

Fight Labor’s cuts! For a socialist perspective to defend education!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) Australia, 17 April 2013