Obama administration collecting phone records of tens of millions of Americans

By Joseph Kishore, 7 June 2013

As part of a secret and unconstitutional program, the National Security Agency has obtained detailed phone records of an unknown number of US residents going back at least seven years.

US threatens Iran, Hezbollah for backing Syria

By Chris Marsden, 7 June 2013

Washington has threatened Iran and the Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah as “partners in tyranny” for their support of the Assad regime in Syria.

Erdogan vows to run roughshod over continuing protests in Turkey

By Alex Lantier, 7 June 2013

The Turkish prime minister vowed to continue with plans to destroy Taksim Gezi Park in Istanbul, which triggered large-scale protests against his regime last week.

Venezuela’s Maduro reaches out to big business and Washington

By Bill Van Auken, 7 June 2013

After three months in office, President Nicolas Maduro, the handpicked successor of the late Hugo Chavez, has put aside left rhetoric to seek accommodation with Venezuelan capitalists and Washington.

Pakistan’s new prime minister to continue close relations with US

By Sampath Perera, 7 June 2013

Sharif’s government will carry out right-wing economic policies and adhere to US policy in the region, including continued drone attacks.

ANC, South African mining companies seek to crush new round of strikes

By Thomas Gaist, 7 June 2013

With militancy on the rise among miners, South Africa’s unions and ruling elite are preparing renewed mass repression against the working class.

As mining boom fades, Western Australian government imposes austerity measures

By Joe Lopez, 7 June 2013

The state Liberal government plans to cut 1,500 public sector jobs. The decision follows a government announcement last month that it will increase fees and utility charges above the inflation rate.

Philadelphia building collapse kills six

By Matthew MacEgan, 7 June 2013

On Wednesday, a vacant four-storey building being demolished in mid-town Philadelphia collapsed, killing 6 people and trapping 14 others under the wreckage.

New York City teacher evaluation program deepens attack on public education

By Steve Light and Philip Guelpa, 7 June 2013

Democrats and United Federation of Teacher bureaucrats have forced through a new, right-wing evaluation program on teachers and students in New York City.

Illinois governor proposes 70 percent cut to school transportation budget

By Shane Feratu, 7 June 2013

As in many other states, Illinois school districts have struggled under years of classroom cuts, pay freezes, and elimination of benefits for teachers.

130 out of work after seafood plant fire in Oregon

By Christine Schofelt, 7 June 2013

In addition to the workers directly employed in the plant itself, fishermen, crabbers and shrimpers in the area relied on Oregon Pacific Seafood for their livelihoods.

New in Afrikaans

Turkye by ‘n kruispad

Deur Bill van Auken, 6 June 2013

Op 4 Junie, na afloop van ‘n week van protes aksie waartydens honderd duisende mense na Turkye se Taksim Square gestroom het en na die strate van Ankara, Izmir en 65 ander stede regoor die land gegaan het, het die land se President, Abdullag Gül, angstige sakemanne verseker dat die gebeure nie vergelykbaar is met die rewolusies wat in Tunisië en Egipte uitgebreek het nie.

Globale kapitalistiese krisis dryfveer agter Sjina se pro-mark hervorminge

Deur John Chan, 5 June 2013

Die Sjinese Kommunistiese Party (CCP), wat gelei word deur President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, het ‘n derde golf van pro-mark hervorminge aangekondig, met die doel om staatsbeheerde sektore van die ekonomie oop te stel vir globale kapitaal.

New in French

La Turquie à la croisée des chemins

Par Bill Van Auken, 7 juin 2013

La révolte turque est profondément enracinée dans la structure de la société capitaliste et sa crise mondiale

Turquie : Les grèves s’étendent alors que deux personnes sont tuées lors de manifestations

Par Bill Van Auken, 7 juin 2013

L’opposition au gouvernement d’Erdogan se généralise alors que les travailleurs lancent un large mouvement de grève.

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Türkei am Scheideweg

Von Bill Van Auken, 7. Juni 2013

Die Wurzeln der massiven Proteste der letzten Woche liegen im Wachstum der sozialen Ungleichheit, die mit der engeren Integration der Türkei in den kapitalistischen Weltmarkt einhergingen.

Berlin: PSG gewinnt Unterstützung bei Mercedes

Von Clara Weiss, 7. Juni 2013

Wahlhelfer der Partei für Soziale Gleichheit sammelten in den vergangenen Tagen Unterstützungsunterschriften beim Mercedes-Benz-Werk in Marienfelde, Berlin.

Enorme Schäden durch Hochwasser in Deutschland und Europa

Von Markus Salzmann und Michael Regens, 7. Juni 2013

Das Hochwasser hat nach den Katastrophen der letzten Jahre gezeigt, dass die Regierungen der betroffenen Länder weiterhin keine hinreichenden Vorbereitungen auf solche Ereignisse getroffen haben.

Frankfurt: Brutaler Polizeieinsatz gegen Blockupy-Proteste

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 7. Juni 2013

Am 1. Juni ging die Polizei gewaltsam gegen die Abschlussdemonstration der „Blockupy“-Aktionstage in Frankfurt vor. Teilnehmer wurden eingekesselt, verprügelt und mit Pfefferspray attackiert.

Schweiz: Abstimmung über Asylrecht

Von Marianne Arens, 7. Juni 2013

Die Schweizer Regierung will Menschen, die Asyl suchen, in ehemaligen Armeekasernen unterbringen oder in Sondergefängnissen unterbringen, bis die Entscheidung über ihre Aufnahme gefallen ist.

Bradley Mannings Verfahren vor dem Kriegsgericht beginnt

Von Naomi Spencer, 7. Juni 2013

Seit Mittwoch steht der Gefreite Bradley Manning nach eintausendeinhundert Tagen im Gefängnis vor dem Kriegsgericht. Der erste Prozesstag war genauso wie die monatelangen Vorverhandlungen zuvor von Geheimhaltungsbemühungen der Regierung, Rachsucht und Lügen geprägt.

Dokumentarfilm: “Die Wohnung"

Von Fred Mazelis, 7. Juni 2013

Arnon Goldfingers Film über eine deutsch-jüdische Familie und ihre Emigration nach Palästina vor 75 Jahren wirft wichtige historische Fragen auf.

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Perspective

Barack Obama’s health care counterrevolution

7 June 2013

The health care overhaul has been crafted to benefit private insurers and cut costs for corporations and the government at the expense of working families and the poor.

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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

Socialist Equality Party continues campaign against Detroit evictions

By Tom Hall, 7 June 2013

Tenants threatened with eviction from the Henry Street apartment complex and students from nearby Cass Tech high school spoke with supporters of SEP Detroit mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier.

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SEP (Australia) Election 2013

The Ford closures, the market and the fight for socialism

Nick Beams—SEP Senate candidate for NSW, 7 June 2013

The market is not some “natural” form of socio-economic organisation, but the means by which finance capital exercises its dictatorship over the working class

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Arts Review

Once again, on the filthiness of the makers of Zero Dark Thirty

By David Walsh, 7 June 2013

A leaked government report reveals that Zero Dark Thirty screenwriter Mark Boal attended a CIA awards ceremony in June 2011.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

7 June 2013

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

Commentary

Turkey at the crossroads

By Bill Van Auken, 6 June 2013

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

By Naomi Spencer, 6 June 2013

Worker dies from extreme heat at Georgia auto parts plant

By Kristina Betinis and Jerry White, 6 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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