Mass protests erupt in Bangladesh over factory collapse

By Patrick O’Connor, 26 April 2013

Hundreds of thousands of garment workers marched out of their factories yesterday, compelling plant owners to declare a day’s “holiday”.

Unemployment hits record highs in Spain, France

By Alex Lantier, 26 April 2013

The number of unemployed workers in Spain and France reached all-time highs, as Europe’s economic collapse accelerates under the impact of devastating austerity measures.

Questions mount about Boston bombers’ links to US intelligence agencies

By Joseph Kishore, 26 April 2013

Both the CIA and FBI investigated Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was placed on at least two separate watch lists in the two years before the April 15 Boston bombings.

China uses Boston bombing to appeal to US for unity

By John Chan, 26 April 2013

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The Detroit crisis and the municipal bond racket
Timeline of Detroit debt crisis

By Jerry White, 26 April 2013

Detroit is one of many US cities that have taken on crushing levels of debt in response to the Crash of 2008 and to offset cuts in federal aid and state revenue.

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Teachers struggle erupts in Mexican state of Guerrero

By Rafael Azul, 26 April 2013

Guerrero teachers have repudiated state and federal education reforms.

Anti-government sentiment dominates elections in Iceland

By Jordan Shilton, 26 April 2013

Elections in Iceland this weekend are likely to see a massive anti-government vote, putting an end to four years of rule by the Social Democrat-Left Green coalition.

UK’s Sunday Times Rich List records massive increase in wealth

By Simon Whelan, 26 April 2013

The numbers of billionaires in the United Kingdom stands at a record 88—up from 77 last year.

State prosecutors in Dresden, Germany, target anti-Nazi protesters

By Martin Nowak, 26 April 2013

The state prosecutor in Dresden is systematically targeting opponents of Nazi groups, in a region that is one of the centres of right-wing extremism in Germany.

Canada quick to try to cash in on its leading role in war on Libya

By Laurent Lafrance, 26 April 2013

Recently published cabinet documents reveal that Canada was plotting to cash in on its prominent role in the U.S.-led war against Libya even before the fighting had stopped.

Memorial for West, Texas victims obscures causes of fertilizer plant exlosion

By Naomi Spencer, 26 April 2013

The event served to conceal the criminal negligence behind the tragedy and put the bulk of the recovery costs onto the shoulders of survivors.

Record flooding ravages midwestern US

By George Marlowe, 26 April 2013

Multiple states are threatened with significant damage to homes and public infrastructure.

New in French

Les questions politiques soulevées par le lockout des enseignants au Danemark

Par Christoph Dreier, 26 avril 2013

Le lockout de dizaines de milliers d’enseignants danois par l’Etat marque une nouvelle étape dans la lutte des classes en Europe.

L’Union européenne évoque Boston pour justifier une importante opération antiterroriste

Par Chris Marsden, 26 avril 2013

Les 17 et 18 avril, des unités antiterroristes issues de nombreux Etats membres de l’Union européenne ont participé à une opération impliquant des attaques terroristes simulées dans neuf pays différents.

L'Allemagne prolonge sa mission militaire en Afghanistan et arme le Qatar

Par Johannes Stern, 26 avril 2013

Le 18 avril, des ministres allemands ont annoncé que l'armée allemande maintiendra au moins 800 soldats en Afghanistan après la date officielle du retrait des troupes combattantes de l'OTAN.

Canada : Pour signifier qu’il est «prêt à gouverner», le NPD jette la lumière sur ses similarités avec Obama

Par Keith Jones, 26 avril 2013

Le NPD a utilisé son récent congrès pour démontrer une fois de plus à la classe dirigeante qu’il pourrait remplacer le Parti libéral en tant que parti de gouvernance «de gauche».

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2002
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Enrico Letta (PD) tenta di formare nuovo governo

Di Alex Lantier, 26 aprile 2013

Dopo due mesi di stallo dopo le elezioni di febbraio, il rieletto president Napolitano ha dato incarico a Enrico Letta per formare il nuovo governo.

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Die Boston bomaanvalle en die wortels van terreur

Deur Bill van Auken, 24 April 2013

Binne dae na die bomaanval in Boston het massiewe teenstrydighede na vore gekom in die amptelike weergawes wat deur die Obama administrasie, die FBI en ander staatsagentskappe oor die wyse waarop die terroriste aanval plaasgevind het, gegee is.

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Die New York Times und der Belagerungszustand in Boston

Von David Brown und Barry Grey, 26. April 2013

Die New York Times veröffentlichte am Montag einen Leitartikel, in dem sie nicht nur die Verhängung des Belagerungszustandes in Boston verteidigte, sondern die Aktion auch zu einem demokratisch einwandfreien Vorgang erklärte.

Bundesverfassungsgericht legitimiert Anti-Terror-Datei

Von Johannes Stern, 26. April 2013

Das Urteil hebt die Trennung von Polizei und Geheimdiensten auf und dient dem Aufbau eines Polizeistaats.

Enrico Letta soll italienische Regierung bilden

Von Alex Lantier, 26. April 2013

Staatspräsident Napolitano ernannte am Mittwoch Enrico Letta von der Demokratischen Partei zum künftigen Premierminister.

Wahlen in Island von regierungsfeindlicher Stimmung dominiert

Von Jordan Shilton, 26. April 2013

Bei den Wahlen, die am Wochenende in Island stattfinden, wird mit massiven Stimmverlusten für die Regierungsparteien und dem Machtverlust der Regierungskoalition aus Sozialdemokraten und Links-Grünen gerechnet.

Sri Lanka: Pseudolinke unterstützen heuchlerische Menschenrechtsforderung der USA

Von Nanda Wickremasinghe, 26. April 2013

Die NSSP hat sich dem Appell der rechten UNP an die Rajapakse-Regierung angeschlossen, die jüngste UN-Resolution über Menschenrechtsverletzungen zu berücksichtigen. Dabei hat diese nichts mit dem Schutz grundlegender Rechte in Sri Lanka zu tun hat.

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Washington’s threat to invade Syria

26 April 2013

US allegations of chemical weapons use by government forces have brought Washington to the brink of war with Syria.

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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 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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Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party to contest Australian federal election: A socialist program to fight the drive to war

the Socialist Equality Party, 26 April 2013

The central objective of our campaign is to develop a broad, international anti-war movement among workers and young people on the basis of a socialist and internationalist program.

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

Sri Lankan SEP and ISSE to hold May Day meeting

24 April 2013


Barack Obama pays tribute to George W. Bush at presidential library opening

By David Walsh, 26 April 2013

The dedication ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center was an opportunity for the US political elite, Democratic and Republican wing alike, to express its essential unity and singleness of purpose.

Political issues in the teachers’ lockout in Denmark

By Christoph Dreier, 25 April 2013

Huge death toll in Bangladesh factory collapse

By Sarath Kumara and Wimal Perera, 25 April 2013

New report finds increase in social inequality during US “recovery”

By Ed Hightower, 25 April 2013

American democracy in shambles

By Barry Grey, 22 April 2013

Arts Review

Finks dramatizes the 1950s anti-communist blacklist

By Fred Mazelis, 26 April 2013

A play based on the lives of Jack and Madeline Gilford makes the 1950s witch-hunts and the struggle against them come alive.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

26 April 2013

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

Australia: Socialist Alternative and the Victorian teachers’ betrayal

By Patrick O’Connor, 25 April 2013

Support D'Artagnanon Collier for Detroit Mayor

SEP mayoral campaign in Detroit wins strong support in first week

By Lawrence Porter, 24 April 2013

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

Socialist Equality Party (US), 19 April 2013

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Auto Workers Struggles

Victimized Detroit Chrysler worker reinstated

By Shannon Jones, 25 April 2013

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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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