US health reform to slash care, leave millions uninsured

By Kate Randall, 5 June 2013

Mounting evidence shows that the Affordable Care Act will slash medical care and leave millions uninsured, while the private insurers hike premiums and boost their profits.

US government charges Manning with “aiding the enemy” in court martial

By Naomi Spencer, 5 June 2013

The ongoing Army court martial of Private Bradley Manning is a crude political frame-up.

Syria: UN report reveals opposition crimes as imperialist powers push for intervention

By Johannes Stern, 5 June 2013

A new UN report sheds light on the increasing brutality of the Syrian war, which threatens to trigger a major international war.

Strikes spread with two killed in Turkish protests

By Bill Van Auken, 5 June 2013

A second major Turkish trade union federation, DISK, called a one-day general strike for June 5 in response to the government’s nationwide repression of protests.

Former CIA head David Petraeus joins buyout firm

By Andre Damon, 5 June 2013

KKR, the giant leveraged buyout firm, has hired General David Petraeus, the former director of the CIA and head of US combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Major credit lenders investigated for debt collection practices

By Nick Barrickman, 5 June 2013

Federal regulators announced plans last month to expand an investigation into widespread allegations of illegal credit card debt collection practices by major banking institutions

Flooding ravages central Europe

By our correspondents, 5 June 2013

Large areas of Germany and other regions in Europe have been hit by the worst floods since the so-called “flood of the century” in 2002.

Sectarian violence spreads in Burma

By John Roberts, 5 June 2013

Gangs on motorbikes armed with clubs and machetes attacked Muslim areas in Lashio, torching a mosque, two boarding schools and dozens of homes and shops.

Workers and residents exposed to asbestos in Australia

By James Cogan, 5 June 2013

In at least 20 instances this year, workers employed in optic fibre cabling for the National Broadband Network have “mishandled” material containing asbestos.

UK government’s new national curriculum meets widespread opposition

By Jordan Shilton, 5 June 2013

The proposed new UK national schools’ curriculum has met with widespread opposition from teachers, academics, and education experts.

Censorship and complicity at the Venice Biennale

By Paul Bond, 5 June 2013

Artist Jeremy Deller has withdrawn a work of art, criticising the monarchy, from the British pavilion at the Venice Biennale, at the request from Foreign Office-backed British council.

New in German

Mehr Austerität trotz Rekordarbeitslosigkeit

Von Christoph Dreier, 5. Juni 2013

Obwohl die Arbeitslosigkeit in der Eurozone im April den höchsten Stand seit zwei Jahren erreicht hat, bereiten die europäischen Regierungen weitere Sparmaßnahmen vor.

Massenentlassungen in der europäischen Auto-Zulieferindustrie

Von Markus Salzmann, 5. Juni 2013

In Deutschland, Frankreich und anderen Ländern setzen die europäischen Autobauer Entlassungen und Werkschließungen durch. Auch die Beschäftigten in der Zulieferindustrie sind davon massiv betroffen.

New in French

Le meurtre d’État d’Ibragim Todashev

Par Tom Carter, 5 juin 2013

Le 22 mai, Ibragim Todashev, un témoin clé dans les événements entourant les attentats à la bombe du marathon de Boston, a été assassiné par un agent du FBI à sa résidence en Floride.

Le Monde fait de la propagande pro-guerre sur les armes chimiques en Syrie

Par Anthony Torres et Alexandre Lantier, 5 juin 2013

En publiant ses articles accusant le régime syrien d’utiliser des armes chimiques, le journal savait qu’il fournissait un prétexte pour une guerre en Syrie.

Les heurts continuent en Turquie, Erdogan qualifie les manifestants d'"extrémistes"

Par Bill Van Auken, 5 juin 2013

Les manifestations continuent à Istanbul, Ankara, et dans d'autres villes de Turquie.

L'opposition syrienne lance des attaques à la roquette contre le Liban

Par Thomas Gaist, 5 juin 2013

Les forces d'opposition syriennes soutenues par les Etats-unis ont attaqué des cibles chiites au Liban tandis que les combattants du Hezbollah continuent de se masser près d'Alep

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Global capitalist crisis drives China’s pro-market reform

5 June 2013

The third round of “market reform” will drive the Chinese regime into an explosive confrontation with the Chinese working class.

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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.

Support D'Artagnan Collier for Detroit Mayor

SEP campaign to hold June 13 meeting in Detroit: Hands off the DIA
The defense of culture and the crisis in Detroit

5 June 2013

SEP Detroit mayoral candidate D'Artagnan Collier will speak in defense of the DIA and culture in Detroit.

Detroit plans to sell off closed fire stations

By Bryan Dyne, 5 June 2013

Seven fire stations and the former firehouse headquarters are being sold by the city in order to pay part of Detroit's long-term debt.

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SEP (Australia) Election 2013

SEP takes election campaign to steel city of Wollongong

By our correspondents, 5 June 2013

The working class in Wollongong and the surrounding Illawarra region has suffered a major social reversal over the past 30 years.

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Workers Struggles

USW pushes sellout deal at South Milwaukee Caterpillar plant

By Niles Williamson, 4 June 2013

Arts Review

San Francisco International Film Festival 2013—Part six
Two very different documentaries: Sofia’s Last Ambulance and Sing Me The Songs That Say I Love You—A Concert for Kate McGarrigle

By David Walsh, 4 June 2013


The 2008 crisis and the restructuring of class relations in America

By Andre Damon, 4 June 2013

US Supreme Court allows police to take DNA samples of arrestees

By Joseph Kishore, 4 June 2013

The state killing of Ibragim Todashev

By Tom Carter, 3 June 2013

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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