Mass protests shake Turkish government

By Alex Lantier, 3 June 2013

The protests reflect rising discontent with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s domestic policies and his support for the US-led proxy war in neighboring Syria.

Wealth from economic “recovery” has gone to the richest Americans

By Nick Barrickman, 3 June 2013

A new study from the St. Louis Federal Reserve documents the vast disparity in the fortunes of American families since 2007, the product of the policy of the Obama administration.

US defence secretary outlines military build-up in Asia

By Peter Symonds, 3 June 2013

Obama’s “pivot” involves strengthening US military ties, as well as restructuring military forces, throughout the Indo-Pacific region.

US drone attacks controlled from military bases in Germany

By Ulrich Rippert, 3 June 2013

Recent press and TV reports have exposed the German government’s role in targeted killings involving US combat drones.

Britain seeks European Union action against Lebanon’s Hezbollah

By Jean Shaoul, 3 June 2013

The UK is calling on the European Union to designate the Lebanese party Hezbollah’s military wing a terrorist organization.

UK: Unite union imposes Salford NHS Trust’s attacks on workers

By Ellis Wynne, 3 June 2013

Unite, in collaboration with health managers, has forced through pay cuts against 60 pathology staff at Salford Royal Hospital National Health Trust Laboratory.

California first US state to implement health care exchange

By Danielle DeSaxe and Marc Wells, 3 June 2013

California is the first state to implement its own health insurance market, named Covered California, in line with Present Barack Obama's 2010 Affordable Care Act.

Chicago Sun-Times fires all staff photographers

By Alexander Fangmann, 3 June 2013

The Sun-Times photographers were informed of their layoffs in a profoundly hostile manner despite years, in some cases decades, of work for the newspaper.

ACLU alleges massive human rights violations at Mississippi private prison

By Tom Hall, 3 June 2013

A lawsuit filed Thursday by the ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center alleges inhumane treatment at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility.

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El General Argentino Videla y la guerra al terror

Por Bill Van Auken, 3 Junio 2013

El General Jorge Rafael Videla falleció el 17 de mayo. Tenía 87 años. Murió como consecuencia de una caída en una ducha de prisión el 12 de mayo.

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Il Movimento 5 Stelle di Grillo perde alle amministrative

Di Peter Schwarz, 3 giugno 2013

Molti elettori che avevano votato per il M5S di Grillo alle politiche hanno realizzato che il comico non ha soluzioni alla crisi sociale in Italia.

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Le meurtre de Woolwich et la responsabilité de l'élite dirigeante britannique

Par Chris Marsden, 3 juin 2013

Le meurtre du soldat Lee Rigby à Woolwich, Londres, a levé un coin du voile minutieusement tissé autour de la politique étrangère britannique au moyen de mensonges, d'intrigues et de crimes.

L’élite torontoise cherche à se débarrasser de son maire populiste de droite

Par Dylan Lubao, 3 juin 2013

L’élite économique de Toronto a pris à partie Rob Ford – le maire populiste de droite de la métropole et leur homme de main désigné pour l’imposition de coupes dans les dépenses sociales et de contrats de concessions sur les travailleurs municipaux

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The state killing of Ibragim Todashev

3 June 2013

On May 22, a key witness in relation to the Boston bombings was killed by an FBI agent in his residence in Florida.

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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.

25 years ago: Union Carbide reneges on $192 million in Bhopal relief payments

On June 3, 1988, the US-based chemical giant Union Carbide announced its refusal to pay $192 million in relief compensation to the victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak disaster.

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50 years ago: Riots in Iran after Khomeini arrest

Two days of rioting erupted in Iran after the June 5, 1963 arrest of the cleric Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

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75 years ago: Sino-Soviet non-aggression pact made public

A visit to Russia this week in 1938 by Sun Fo, the Chinese president of the National Legislative Yuan, was the occasion for details of the secret Sino-Soviet Non-aggression Pact to publicly emerge.

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100 years ago: Mine union officials indicted for seeking higher wages

On June 7, 1913, 20 union officials of the United Mine Workers of America (UMW), including the president John White, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Charleston, West Virginia.

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Mackinac business conference sets anti-working class agenda for Detroit

By Bryan Dyne, 3 June 2013

The Detroit Regional Chamber last week hosted the annual Mackinac Policy Conference in northern Michigan.

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

By Bryan Dyne, 1 June 2013

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SEP (Australia) Election 2013

Espionage, blackmail and oil—Australian neo-colonialism in East Timor

Patrick O’Connor—SEP candidate for the Senate in Victoria, 3 June 2013

For decades, successive governments have engaged in sordid manoeuvres to secure the Timor Sea energy bonanza for Australian corporations.

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Workers Struggles

Australian meat workers fight 20 percent pay cut

By Mike Head, 3 June 2013

Teys Australia has threatened to shut down the Beenleigh plant unless workers accept drastic cuts to wages and conditions.

Arts Review

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

By Joanne Laurier, 1 June 2013


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

By Chris Marsden, 1 June 2013