Global stock sell-off amidst signs of deepening slump

By Andre Damon, 6 June 2013

The volatility in financial markets reflects the artificial and unsustainable character of the rise in asset prices in the midst of stagnation and slump in the real economy.

Turkish police round up young protesters for use of social media

By Bill Van Auken, 6 June 2013

Dozens of people ranging in age from 18 to 24 have been rounded up in the Turkish port city of Izmir on charges of “encouraging rebellion” through the use of Twitter and other social media.

Obama reshuffles national security staff

By Alex Lantier, 6 June 2013

Obama announced Wednesday that his national security advisor, Thomas Donilon, will be replaced by the current US ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice.

Bradley Manning’s supervisors testify in third day of court martial

By Naomi Spencer, 6 June 2013

The government is determined to connect Manning to Al Qaeda, arguing that because the WikiLeaks web site is publicly available to anyone, Manning must have intended to “aid the enemy.”

Worker dies from extreme heat at Georgia auto parts plant

By Kristina Betinis and Jerry White, 6 June 2013

Teresa Pickard, a 42-year-old Sewon auto parts worker, died May 29 after working on a weld line in the LaGrange plant.

Chinese strategic review warns of “big power competition” in Asia-Pacific

By John Chan, 6 June 2013

A new Chinese military think tank points to the “uncertainty” of China’s strategic environment in the face of the aggressive US “pivot” to Asia.

Australia: Queensland budget reveals deepening slump

By Mike Head, 6 June 2013

The Queensland government announced a massive blowout in its deficit, because of a substantial fall in revenues from coal royalties, property taxes and federal government funding.

Wall Street embraces Humala’s “left” government in Peru

By Armando Cruz, 6 June 2013

Measures carried out by Humala, who won the presidency in 2011 promising to battle “neo-liberalism,” have placed him to the right of his predecessors.

Canada: Growing evidence Conservatives illegally suppressed vote in 2011 federal election

By Carl Bronski, 6 June 2013

A Federal Court judge has found that a nationwide voter suppression campaign was initiated from the Conservative Party’s central database during the 2011 federal election.

Protests in Kyrgyzstan continue

By Clara Weiss, 6 June 2013

Last week’s protests against the Canadian-owned coal mine Kumtor in Kyrgyzstan have spread from the northern district Dzhety-Oguz to other parts of the country.

Number of UK million-pound earners almost doubled in past two years

By Robert Stevens, 6 June 2013

A total of 18,000 people in the UK now earn £1 million. Two year ago, 10,000 individuals earned more than £1 million, and in 1999-2000, only 4,000 people did so.

Unemployment, lack of education lead to higher US mortality rate

By Jake Dean, 6 June 2013

A new report finds that unemployment is one of the leading factors behind the growing gap in mortality rates between educated and non-educated white women in America.

US: Kansas legislature passes budget slashing education

By Matt Sloan, 6 June 2013

Among other measures, the budget will gouge the state’s universities, colleges, and community colleges of tens of millions of dollars.

New in German

Krise des Kapitalismus treibt China zu Marktreformen

Von John Chan, 6. Juni 2013

Die dritte Runde der „Marktreformen“ wird das chinesische Regime in eine explosive Konfrontation mit der chinesischen Arbeiterklasse treiben.

“15 Jahre World Socialist Web Site” in Zürich

Von unserem Korrespondenten, 6. Juni 2013

Aus Anlass ihres 15-jährigen Bestehens stellte sich die World Socialist Web Site auch ihren Lesern in der Schweiz erstmals direkt vor.

Syrien: UN-Bericht enthüllt Verbrechen der Oppositionskräfte

Von Johannes Stern, 6. Juni 2013

Ein Bericht der Vereinten Nationen, wirft Licht auf die zunehmende Brutalität des Syrienkriegs und auf sein Potential, eine große internationale Krise auszulösen.

Russischer Wirtschaft droht Rezession

Von Clara Weiss, 6. Juni 2013

Der Hauptgrund für die Wirtschaftskrise ist die hohe Abhängigkeit der russischen Wirtschaft von Rohstoffexporten.

New in French

Syrie : Un rapport des Nations unies révèle des crimes de l'opposition tandis que les puissances impérialistes poussent à une intervention

Par Johannes Stern, 6 juin 2013

Un rapport des Nations unies met en lumière l'intensification des brutalités de la guerre en Syrie, ce qui menace de déclencher une guerre internationale majeure

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Turkey at the crossroads

6 June 2013

The massive protests of the past week have deep roots in the growth of social inequality that has accompanied Turkey’s closer integration into the capitalist world market.

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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.

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Hamtramck latest Michigan city declared in “financial emergency”

By Bryan Dyne, 6 June 2013

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder took the first step in installing an emergency manager for Hamtramck, the small enclave surrounded by Detroit.

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

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SEP (Australia) Election 2013

Leading Australian economist spells out post-election austerity offensive

Patrick O’Connor—SEP candidate for the Senate in Victoria, 6 June 2013

Both the Labor and Liberal parties are preparing for a major economic crisis and the imposition of mass unemployment and unprecedented wage cuts on the working class.

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Tsar to Lenin shown at UK’s National Media Museum and the Cornerhouse

By our reporters, 6 June 2013

First released in 1937, Herman Axelbank’s Tsar to Lenin ranks among the greatest documentary films of the twentieth century.


Global capitalist crisis drives China’s pro-market reform

By John Chan, 5 June 2013

The 2008 crisis and the restructuring of class relations in America

By Andre Damon, 4 June 2013

US health reform to slash care, leave millions uninsured

By Kate Randall, 5 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

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

Workers Struggles

USW pushes sellout deal at South Milwaukee Caterpillar plant

By Niles Williamson, 4 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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