US, Chinese presidents hold two-day discussion in California

By Joseph Santolan, 8 June 2013

Washington is ratcheting up the pressure on Beijing, demanding significant economic and geo-strategic concessions‎.

Anemic US jobs report points to ongoing slump

By Andre Damon, 8 June 2013

The US Labor Department said Friday that the economy added 175,000 jobs in May, barely enough to keep up with the increase in population.

Russian officials charge FBI failure to heed warnings led to Boston bombings

By Nick Barrickman, 8 June 2013

The media and both political parties evince no desire to get to the bottom of the US intelligence agencies’ evident role in facilitating the bomb plot.

US Sgt. Robert Bales pleads guilty in Kandahar massacre

By Richard Vargas, 8 June 2013

Staff Sergeant Robert Bales pled guilty to nearly all charges in the 2011 massacre, which left 16 Afghan civilians dead and six injured.

Mass layoffs hit European auto parts suppliers

By Markus Salzmann, 8 June 2013

In the next five years, 75,000 jobs are to be eliminated at car parts suppliers in western Europe.

Greater Manchester, Britain hospitals face downsizing

By Jean Gibney, 8 June 2013

National Health Service chiefs in Greater Manchester, England, are finalising plans to further downsize health provision.

Two reports show escalating social inequality in Australia

By Terry Cook, 8 June 2013

There is a widening gulf between a thin super-rich layer and millions of ordinary people facing worsening economic hardship.

Photojournalists, artist censored by Australian authorities

By Richard Phillips, 8 June 2013

Australian officials have launched a new assault on freedom of expression over the past two weeks, censoring photographs in Sydney and an art installation in Melbourne.

Toronto elite ostracizes right-wing mayor who served as their hatchet man

By Dylan Lubao, 8 June 2013

Toronto’s right-wing populist mayor, Rob Ford, continues to be dogged by a drug scandal and politically shaken by defections from his administration.

California State Assembly passes bill to enable teacher firings

By Gabriel Black, 8 June 2013

A California bill that speeds up and streamlines the process for firing teachers has moved to the state senate.

New Bedford, Mass. public schools to cut 250 jobs

By John Marion, 8 June 2013

The layoffs represent almost 14 percent of the school district’s existing workforce.

New in Turkish

Türkiye yol ayrımında

Bill Van Auken, 8 Haziran 2013

Türkiye’deki olaylar, ABD emperyalizminin, Basra Körfezi ile Orta Asya’ya egemen olmak amacıyla sürdürdüğü ve bir NATO üyesi olarak Türkiye’nin kilit rol oynadığı militarist saldırısının derinleşen krizini yansıtmaktadır.

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L’administration Obama est en train de collecter les données téléphoniques de dizaines de millions d’Américains

Par Joseph Kishore, 8 juin 2013

La National Serurity Agency a obtenu, dans le cadre d’un programme secret et inconstitutionnel, les données téléphoniques détaillées d’un nombre inconnu de personnes résidant aux Etats-Unis sur une période d’au moins sept années.

Les fermetures chez Ford, le marché et la lutte pour le socialisme

Par Nick Beams – candidat du PES dans l'état Nouvelle-Galles du Sud, 8 juin 2013

Loin d'être une forme d'organisation naturelle et démocratique, le marché capitaliste est le mécanisme par lequel le capital exerce une dictature sur la classe ouvrière et les masses du monde entier.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2004
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Erdogan will Proteste ignorieren

Von Alex Lantier, 8. Juni 2013

Der türkische Premierminister hat angekündigt, die Pläne zur Zerstörung des Taksim-Gezi-Parks in Istanbul umzusetzen, obwohl sie letzte Woche zu großen Protesten gegen sein Regime geführt hatten.

Der Bombenleger-Prozess in Luxemburg

Von Dietmar Henning, 8. Juni 2013

In Luxemburg wird derzeit eine Serie von Bombenanschlägen aus den 1980er Jahren gerichtlich aufgearbeitet, in die auch die Nato und deren Geheimtruppe Stay Behind verstrickt sind.

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.

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Obama defends massive spying on Americans

8 June 2013

The claims by Obama and other politicians that systematic spying on the entire population is motivated by the desire to prevent terrorist attacks deserve to be treated with contempt.

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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.

SEP (Australia) Election 2013

SEP campaigns in Western Australia against US war drive

By our reporters, 8 June 2013

Those we spoke to were genuinely shocked at the dangers posed by a major US naval base being established in a seaside suburb south of Perth.

The Ford closures, the market and the fight for socialism

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

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Detroit in Crisis

Trial begins for Detroit police officer who killed seven-year-old

By James Brewer, 8 June 2013

Joseph Weekley, the police officer who shot 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones in a 2010 raid, is the defendant in the case.

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Socialist Equality Party continues campaign against Detroit evictions

By Tom Hall, 7 June 2013

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

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Arts Review

Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories

By Zac Corrigan, 8 June 2013

French duo Daft Punk—Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (born 1974) and Thomas Bangalter (born 1975)—have returned with their first full-length album since Human After All (2005).

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

By David Walsh, 7 June 2013

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

8 June 2013

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

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

By Thomas Gaist, 7 June 2013


Barack Obama’s health care counterrevolution

By Kate Randall, 7 June 2013

US threatens Iran, Hezbollah for backing Syria

By Chris Marsden, 7 June 2013

Erdogan vows to run roughshod over continuing protests in Turkey

By Alex Lantier, 7 June 2013

Venezuela’s Maduro reaches out to big business and Washington

By Bill Van Auken, 7 June 2013

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

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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Letters from our readers

8 June 2013

A selection of recent letters to the World Socialist Web Site.