More austerity in Europe in face of record unemployment

By Christoph Dreier, 1 June 2013

Though euro zone unemployment hit a two-year high in April, European governments are preparing further austerity measures.

Syrian opposition fighters arrested with chemical weapons

By Bill Van Auken, 1 June 2013

Initial Turkish press reports said that members of the Al Nusra Front were found with sarin gas, while subsequent official statements referred to unidentified chemical materials.

Obama appoints former Bush deputy attorney general to lead FBI

By Eric London, 1 June 2013

Under the Bush administration, James Comey participated in the attack on democratic rights by approving the administration’s domestic surveillance and torture programs.

Obama, Congress prepare to hike interest on student loans

By Leon Gutierrez and Trent Novak, 1 June 2013

On Friday, US President Barack Obama unveiled his administration’s proposal for student loan borrowers.

Kyrgyzstan imposes state of emergency against mine protest

By Andrea Peters, 1 June 2013

The Kyrgyz government imposed a state of emergency in the north of the country to suppress protests against the country’s largest mining operation.

New strike wave spreads across South Africa’s mines

By Thomas Gaist, 1 June 2013

Three wildcat strikes broke this week in South African mines, as a new wave of militant action spreads across the country.

The reality of Greece’s “recovery”

By Robert Stevens, 1 June 2013

For the working class, there has been a drastic reversal in living standards, growing mass unemployment and savage cuts in social spending.

Grillo’s Five Star Movement loses Italian local elections

By Peter Schwarz, 1 June 2013

Many who had voted for Grillo’s Five Star Movement in the parliamentary elections found that he has no answer to the social crisis in Italy.

Sri Lankan chief justice expresses contempt for democratic rights

By Sanjaya Jayasekera and Sujeewa Amaranath, 1 June 2013

The country’s top judge justified the ruthless suppression of a prison protest that resulted in the death of two prisoners.

India’s Supreme Court approves nuclear plant, saying “destiny” to decide if it is safe

By Kranti Kumara, 1 June 2013

In a ruling marked by indifference to the safety of ordinary Indians, India’s Supreme Court approved operationalizing the Kundankulam nuclear plant.

165 million children malnourished worldwide

By Jake Dean, 1 June 2013

A new report by Save the Children, Food for Thought, highlights the extraordinary impact that malnutrition has upon a child’s cognitive development.

PQ appoints right-wing billionaire as Hydro-Québec chairman

By Richard Dufour, 1 June 2013

The Parti Québécois has handed over the chairmanship of Quebec’s largest public enterprise to a billionaire notorious for his championing of right-wing politics including cuts to public services, privatization, and further tax concessions for the rich.

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L'impérialisme, la Syrie et le risque d'une guerre mondiale

Par Alex Lantier, 1 juin 2013

La guerre par procuration des États-Unis pour faire tomber le président syrien Bashar el-Assad entre dans une phase nouvelle et dangereuse.

En Allemagne, le SPD fête le cent cinquantième anniversaire de son existence

Par Peter Schwarz, 1 juin 2013

La cérémonie d’anniversaire organisée à Leipzig s’adressait entièrement à l’élite dirigeante. Le SPD a voulu confirmer que celle-ci pouvait compter sur lui pour défendre ses intérêts en temps de crise

Des chercheurs d’emploi campent sur le trottoir pour postuler à New York

Par Dan Brennan, 1 juin 2013

Un village de tentes est apparu dans le quartier Queens à New York la semaine dernière lorsque des centaines de personnes ont campé afin d’être certaines de pouvoir postuler pour devenir apprenti-technicien d’ascenseur.

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ABD, Suriye barış görüşmeleri önerisinin gerisinde bölgesel savaş hazırlıyor

Bill Van Auken, 1 Haziran 2013

Washington’ın barış görüşmeleri konusunda Moskova ile görünürdeki anlaşması, onun, Irak, Afganistan, Libya ve şimdi de Suriye’de savaşlar dolayımıyla sürdürdüğü bölgesel stratejik hedeflerini ilerletme yönünde bir diğer taktikten başka bir şey değildir. Suriye’deki sivil can kayıpları karşısındaki timsah gözyaşlarının ardında, ABD militarizminin 12 yıl önce patlamasının altındaki aynı amaç; rakiplerinin, özellikle de Çin’in ve Rusya’nın can attığı stratejik enerji kaynakları üzerindeki denetimi askeri yollarla savunma amacı yatmaktadır.

İran, ABD yanlısı aday Rafsancani’nin cumhurbaşkanlığı kampanyasını engelliyor

Keith Jones, 1 Haziran 2013

İranlı yetkililer, Salı günü, İslam Cumhuriyeti’nin Anayasayı Koruma Konseyi’nin, sekiz adayın 14 Haziran’da yapılacak olan cumhurbaşkanlığı seçimlerine katılmasını onayladığını açıkladı. İran’ın dinci-milliyetçi egemenlerinin önde gelen ABD yanlısı üyelerinden biri ve 1989-1997 yılları arasında ülkenin cumhurbaşkanı olan Akhbar Haşemi Rafsancani ile şimdiki cumhurbaşkanı Mahmud Ahmedinejad’ın siyasi olarak desteklediği Esfandiyar Rahim Maşaey, aday listesinden çıkartıldı.

Yunan öğretmenlerin grevine ihanet

Chris Marsden, 1 Haziran 2013

Yunanistan’da ortaöğretimde örgütlü sendika olan OLME’nin yerel başkanları, Perşembe günü, ülke çapında yapılacak üniversite sınavları sırasında yapılması planlanmış bir dizi grevden kaçarak, öğretmenleri arkadan vurdular.

Almanya: Verdi sendikası Lufthansa’da gerçek ücretlerdeki kesintileri kabul etti

Ernst Wolff, 1 Haziran 2013

TİS görüşmeleri, yalnızca başlangıçtaki yıllık yüzde 5,2’lik ücret artışı talebinin oldukça gerisine düşmekle sonuçlanmadı. O, aynı zamanda, beklenen yüzde 2’lik enflasyon oranı göz önünde bulundurulduğunda, gerçek ücretlerde önemli bir azalma anlamına da gelmektedir.

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Syrien, der Imperialismus und die Gefahr eines Weltkrieges

Von Alex Lantier, 1. Juni 2013

Washington und seine Verbündeten verschärfen ihren Stellvertreterkrieg zum Sturz des syrischen Präsidenten Bashar al-Assad und der Konflikt droht einen großen, internationalen Krieg auszulösen.

US-Drohnenangriffe werden von Militärbasen in Deutschland gesteuert

Von Ulrich Rippert, 1. Juni 2013

Nach Berichten des ARD-Magazins Panorama und der Süddeutschen Zeitung sind das Oberkommando des US-Militärs für Afrika (Africom) in Stuttgart und das Air Operations Center (AOC) in Ramstein in die gezielte Tötung von Menschen in Afrika eingebunden.

Chinesischer Premierminister fordert „gestohlene“ Gebiete von Japan zurück

Von John Chan, 1. Juni 2013

Der chinesische Premierminister Li Keqiang bezog sich bei seinem Europabesuch auf das Potsdamer Abkommen von 1945, um die japanische Souveränität über die umstrittenen Diaoyu/Senkaku in Frage zu stellen.

Die Ermordung von Ibragim Todaschew durch das FBI:
Ein Mann, der zuviel wusste?

Von Bill Van Auken, 1. Juni 2013

Die Behörden geben mittlerweile zu, dass der Mann, den das FBI während der Befragung über die Anschläge auf den Bostoner Marathon erschossen hat, unbewaffnet war.

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The Woolwich killing and the responsibility of Britain’s ruling elite

1 June 2013

The killing of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, London has lifted a corner of the veil of lies, intrigue and criminality surrounding British foreign policy.

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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 2012

The year 2012 was marked by a deepening of the world economic crisis of capitalism, with Europe plunging further into slump, mass unemployment and poverty growing in the United States, and conflicts between the major powers intensifying.

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Support D'Artagnan Collier for Detroit Mayor

D'Artagnan Collier, SEP candidate for Detroit mayor, speaks on the social crisis in Detroit

By Bryan Dyne, 1 June 2013

D'Artagnan Collier advanced a program and perspective for the working class of Detroit to fight back against the cuts and privatizations happening in the city.

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SEP (Australia) Election 2013

Australian Liberal leader sheds a tear as Labor veteran departs

Mike Head—SEP Senate candidate for Queensland, 1 June 2013

Liberal leader Tony Abbott broke down as he paid tribute to Martin Ferguson, formerly one of the Labor government’s most senior ministers.

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Arts Review

New on US television: Arrested Development (again), Behind the Candelabra and Family Tree

By Joanne Laurier, 1 June 2013

The much anticipated new season of Arrested Development was released last week. Steven Soderbergh’s biography of Liberace also aired on HBO. Christopher Guest’s Family Tree is a new and promising series.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

1 June 2013

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

Commentary

Imperialism, Syria, and the threat of world war

By Alex Lantier, 31 May 2013

The FBI murder of Ibragim Todashev—the man who knew too much?

By Bill Van Auken, 31 May 2013

Obama’s attorney general admits approving search warrant for news reporter

By Eric London, 31 May 2013

First US drone strike in Pakistan since Obama’s drone speech kills seven

By Niles Williamson, 30 May 2013

The war on terror and the fate of US democracy

By Joseph Kishore, 28 May 2013

Fund Appeal

Support the WSWS 15th Anniversary Fund! An appeal from Nick Beams

23 May 2013

Socialist Equality Party

PSG campaigns in Berlin to stand in federal elections

By our correspondents, 28 May 2013

25 years ago: Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Moscow

The fourth Reagan-Gorbachev summit opened in Moscow May 29, 1988.

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50 years ago: Struggle over racial segregation in US intensifies

On May 27, 1963 the US Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the city of Memphis, Tennessee, must desegregate its parks immediately.

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75 years ago: Hitler declares desire to crush Czechoslovakia

On May 28, 1938, German Chancellor Adolf Hitler told a secret gathering of officials that he was “utterly determined that Czechoslovakia should disappear from the map.”

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100 years ago: Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring debuts in Paris

On May 29, 1913, The Rite of Spring, a ballet produced by famed Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, premiered at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris.

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