US sequester furloughs delay flights, threaten airport safety

By Kate Randall, 23 April 2013

Unpaid furloughs imposed on air traffic controllers will result in flight delays and cancellations at airports across the US.

Boston bombing suspect gets death penalty charge

By Bill Van Auken, 23 April 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, was formally charged Monday before a federal judge, who was brought to his hospital bed.

German media, politicians praise Obama for military-police lockdown of Boston

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Detroit emergency manager proclaims power to end collective bargaining

By James Brewer, 23 April 2013

Emergency manager Kevyn Orr claims he is under no legal obligation to participate in bargaining with public safety employees, including police, firefighters and emergency medical responders.

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Japanese ministers visit notorious war shrine

By Peter Symonds, 23 April 2013

The decision to visit the Yasukuni Shrine is another sign of the militarist agenda being pursued by the Abe government.

Australia: Latest refugee boat disaster leaves 58 dead

By Mark Church, 23 April 2013

Under the Labor government, more than 800 asylum seekers have drowned at sea while attempting to reach Australia.

Australian thinktank demands “tough” health and welfare cutbacks

By Mike Head, 23 April 2013

The Grattan Institute launched a broadside against the major parties for “raising expectations about what government can and should deliver.”

UK: 50,000 march to save Stafford Hospital

By Ben York and Paul Mitchell, 23 April 2013

The massive turnout to protest plans to close Stafford Hospital testifies to the determination of local residents and hospital staff to protect services.

Mass evictions continue in Spain

By Franci Vier and Paul Mitchell, 23 April 2013

None of the main demands of the anti-evictions petition launched by the Mortgage Victims Platform have been included in a new law by the Popular Party.

Supreme Court bars US lawsuits against overseas human rights abuses

By John Burton, 23 April 2013

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that foreign citizens subjected to human rights abuses outside the US cannot sue corporations or individuals in US courts.

Interview with Paul Hoffman, lawyer for the plaintiffs

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La démocratie américaine en lambeaux

Par Barry Grey, 23 avril 2013

Un seuil historique a été franchi avec l’imposition de l’état de siège à Boston.

Le suspect des attentats de Boston capturé après la prise de contrôle de la ville par l'armée et la police

Par Alex Lantier et Kate Randall, 23 avril 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, un suspect dans les attentats du lundi 15 avril sur la ligne d'arrivée du Marathon de Boston, a été capturé le 19 avril après une énorme chasse à l'homme menée par les forces de l'ordre.

Napolitano réélu président de la République italienne

Par Peter Schwarz, 23 avril 2013

La réélection de Georgio Napolitano à la présidence italienne est une solution toute provisoire.

Des dizaines de travailleurs agricoles migrants blessés par balles en Grèce

Par Chris Marsden, 23 avril 2013

Une trentaine de travailleurs agricoles migrants ont été blessés lors d’une fusillade dans un champ de fraises. Huit d’entre eux sont dans un état critique.

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Napolitano rieletto presidente

Di Peter Schwarz, 23 aprile 2013

Sabato 20 aprile una seduta comune del Parlamento italiano ha posto fine allo stallo politico verificatosi da una settimana, eleggendo l'87enne Giorgio Napolitano ad un altro mandato presidenziale Napolitano è stato eletto con 739 voti su 1.007.

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La economía brasileña es acosada por la inflación y la desaceleración de la producción

Por Bill Van Auken, 23 Abril 2013

IBGE, la agencia de estadísticas de Brasil, anunció que la tasa de inflación del país se ha disparado hasta atravesar el límite puesto por el gobierno el mes pasado, alcanzando 6.59 por ciento en los últimos 12 meses.

Argentina: inundaciones dervastadoreas

Por Rafael Azul, 23 Abril 2013

Las tormentas comenzaron el primero de abril en La Plata, ciudad de 900,000 habitantes y capital de la provincia de Buenos Aires.

New in German

Amerikas Demokratie in Trümmern

Von Barry Grey, 23. April 2013

Mit der Verhängung des Belagerungszustandes in Boston wurde eine historische Schwelle überschritten.

Deutsche Medien glorifizieren Obama nach Militäreinsatz in Boston

Von Johannes Stern, 23. April 2013

Die Kommentare in Medien und Politik, die in den vergangenen Tagen zu den Ereignissen in Boston erschienen sind, werfen ein Schlaglicht auf den undemokratischen Charakter der herrschenden Elite in Deutschland.

Bombenanschläge von Boston: Verdächtiger nach Fahndung von Polizei und Militär verhaftet

Von Alex Lantier and Kate Randall, 23. April 2013

Dschochar Zarnajew, ein Verdächtiger im Fall des Bombenanschlags auf den Bostoner Marathon, wurde am 19. April nach einer großflächigen Fahndung der Behörden verhaftet.

Warnstreik bei der Lufthansa

Von Ernst Wolff, 23. April 2013

Um eine Verschärfung der Konfrontation und die Gründung weiterer Spartengewerkschaften zu verhindern, versucht Verdi der zunehmenden Empörung der Beschäftigten die Spitze zu nehmen, während sie gleichzeitig ihre Zusammenarbeit mit der Geschäftsleitung intensiviert.

Warnstreik angestellter Lehrer in Berlin

Von Ute Reissner, 23. April 2013

Der Warnstreik der GEW ist die Begleitmusik zur bundesweiten Spaltung der Lehrkräfte durch die Gewerkschaften.

70.000 dänische Lehrer ausgesperrt

Von Helmut Arens und Christoph Dreier, 23. April 2013

Mit einer Angriffsaussperrung will die dänische Regierung die Lehrer des Landes zwingen, längere und flexiblere Arbeitszeiten zu akzeptieren.

Thatchers Bestattung: Prunk im Dienste der politischen Reaktion

Von Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland, 23. April 2013

Die opulente Beisetzung von Margaret Thatcher, der verhasstesten Politikerin der jüngeren britischen Geschichte, konnte nur stattfinden, weil es kein Ventil für oppositionelle Stimmungen gab.

EU fordert weitere Sparmaßnahmen von Slowenien

Von Markus Salzmann, 23. April 2013

Unter dem Druck von Europäischer Union und Internationalem Währungsfonds sollen in Slowenien nun ähnlich rigorose Kürzungen wie in Griechenland und Zypern durchgesetzt werden.

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Perspective

A tale of two cities

23 April 2013

The Boston bombings continue to dominate the American media, while the Texas fertilizer plant explosion has virtually dropped out of the news.

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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.

New Today: The year in review 2008

In 2008, the crisis of world capitalism, long developing beneath the surface, erupted in the biggest financial upheaval since the 1929 stock market crash that ushered in the Great Depression. Among the major political developments of the year was the election of Barack Obama and the founding congress of the SEP in the US.

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Commentary

German Left Party supports imperialist intervention in Syria

By Johannes Stern, 23 April 2013

The Left Party has responded to the intensification of imperialist intervention in Syria by working more openly with right-wing Islamist forces and US imperialism.

American democracy in shambles

By Barry Grey, 22 April 2013

Obama administration seeks to sell off Tennessee Valley Authority

By E.P. Bannon, 22 April 2013

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.

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Socialist Equality Party

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15 Years of the World Socialist Web Site

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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.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

23 April 2013

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

Science

Two planetary systems with potentially Earth-like conditions

By Bryan Dyne, 22 April 2013

Arts Review

The Flat: A family examines a Nazi-Zionist friendship

By Fred Mazelis, 22 April 2013

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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Correspondence

Letters from our readers

23 April 2013

A selection of recent letters to the World Socialist Web Site.