NSA whistleblower reveals identity, exposes US government’s “architecture of oppression”

By Thomas Gaist, 10 June 2013

Former CIA administrator Edward Snowden has come forward as the source of recent leaks detailing massive spying by the US government.

Obama ordered planning for cyberwarfare first strike

By Patrick Martin, 10 June 2013

The US government is preparing for aggressive cyberwarfare action, both abroad and at home.

Turkish protests grow as Erdogan calls counter-demonstrations

By Alex Lantier, 10 June 2013

Protests against the Islamist government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan grew over the weekend, as Erdogan called counter-demonstrations.

US drone strikes kill dozens in Yemen, Pakistan

By Niles Williamson, 10 June 2013

As many as 25 people have been killed in four separate US drone missile attacks in the two-and-a-half weeks since President Barack Obama’s policy speech at the National Defense University.

Chinese president appeals to Obama for “new type of great power relations”

By John Chan, 10 June 2013

Xi Jinping tried to reassure Washington that China has no intention of challenging US global dominance.

China’s president visits Mexico and Central America seeking economic ties

By Don Knowland, 10 June 2013

Chinese President Xi arrived following a similar tour by US Vice President Joseph Biden.

Sharp economic reversal in Australian mining states

By Mark Church, 10 June 2013

GDP data points to recessionary conditions taking hold as the two-decade-old mining boom breaks up.

Germany: Police brutality against Blockupy protesters in Frankfurt

By our correspondents, 10 June 2013

The regional government in the state of Hesse mounted a massive police operation against the final day of demonstrations by “Blockupy.”

Trade unions urge anti-immigrant measures following Swedish riots

By Jordan Shilton, 10 June 2013

The Swedish trade unions are utilising the riots, which erupted last month in Stockholm and Malmo, to demand restrictions on immigration levels.

Building collapse in Philadelphia exposes corruption, lack of government oversight

By Tom Hall, 10 June 2013

While the media is attempting to scapegoat a lone construction worker, it is becoming increasingly clear that the disaster has roots in corporate corruption and the profit motive.

The Supreme Court’s DNA ruling

By Eric London, 10 June 2013

Monday’s US Supreme Court ruling approving the seizure of DNA from unconvicted arrestees has important legal implications.

Santa Monica, California shooting leaves six dead

By Gabriel Black, 10 June 2013

On Friday, a 23-year-old gunman went on a shooting rampage in Santa Monica, California, murdering five and wounding four before being killed by police.

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" Partido Popular español confronta ola de huelgas y manifestaciones

Por Alejandro López, 10 Junio 2013

El pasado martes, Joan Rosell, presidente de la Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales, declaró: "Cuando viene gente de fuera nos pregunta cómo no se ha producido un estallido social en España con seis millones de parados y nosotros les tenemos que explicar que dos tercios reciben subsidios y que el resto creemos que tienen empleos sumergidos ".

Wall Street aprueba al gobierno "izquierdista" de Humala en Perú

Por Armando Cruz, 10 Junio 2013

Las medidas tomadas por Humala, quién ganó la presidencia en el 2011 prometiendo combatir al "neo-liberalismo", lo han colocado a la derecha de sus predecesores.

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La crise de 2008 et les changements des rapports entre les classes aux États-Unis

Par Andre Damon, 10 juin 2013

Le ménage américain moyen n’a récupéré, prenant en compte l’inflation, que 45 pour cent de la richesse qu'il a perdue pendant le crash financier de 2008.

"Le style weimarien”: Une interview avec Rainer Rother, directeur de la rétrospective du Festival du Film de Berlin 2013

Par Stefan Steinberg et Berndt Reinhardt, 10 juin 2013

Des journalistes du WSWS ont récemment parlé avec le directeur de la Deutsche Kinemathek (cinémathèque allemande), responsable de la rétrospective de l’édition 2013 du Festival du Film de Berlin, dédiée à la période weimarienne

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Barack Obama se gesondheidsorg teen-rewolusie

Deur Kate Randall, 7 June 2013

Met die sperdatum vir die volle inwerkstelling van die Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) wat vir 1 Januarie 2014 vasgestel is, word dit toenemend duidelik dat wat as ‘n progessiewe hervorming voorgestel is, is om die waarheid te sê ‘n radikale aanval op gesondheidsorg vir die oorgrootte meerderheid Amerikaners.

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Perspective

Who rules America?

10 June 2013

The Obama administration embodies the consolidation of power by the military and the CIA in alliance with the financial elite.

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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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Socialist Equality Party candidate campaigns against Detroit Institute of Arts selloff

By Andre Damon, 10 June 2013

D’Artagnan Collier spoke to workers and youth about threats to sell off the DIA’s art to pay off Detroit’s bondholders.

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Detroit in Crisis

Bankers to gather in Detroit to plot asset-stripping

By Nancy Hanover, 10 June 2013

Municipal bankruptcy would facilitate the abrogation of labor contracts, pave the way for large-scale layoffs and put pensions at risk.

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Socialist Equality Party

Germany: SEP election campaign wins support of Berlin Mercedes workers

By Clara Weiss, 10 June 2013

German trade unions are actively involved in providing Mercedes-Benz with low-paid workers from temporary work agencies.

25 years ago: Soviet government rehabilitates 33 victims of the Moscow Trials

On June 13, 1988, the Supreme Court of the Soviet Union announced the rehabilitation of many of the “Old Bolshevik” leaders who were sentenced to death and executed during the Moscow trials of 1936-37.

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50 years ago: Medgar Evers assassinated

On June 12, 1963, civil rights leader Medgar Evers was shot from behind in the driveway of his home in Jackson, Mississippi.

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75 years ago: Nazis round up “anti-social elements”

Mass arrests of Jews and others deemed by German fascism to be “anti-social elements”— socialists, communists, and ethnic Roma and Sinti— took place over the period of June 12-18, 1938.

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100 years ago: Battle of Bagsag in the Philippines

This week in June 1913, US troops, Philippine police, and scouts launched a brutal attack on the island of Jolo, in Sulu province in the Southern Philippines, targeting some 500 Moro fighters who had refused to surrender.

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Arts Review

Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories

By Zac Corrigan, 8 June 2013

Commentary

Obama defends massive spying on Americans

By Barry Grey, 8 June 2013

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

By Nick Barrickman, 8 June 2013

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.

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Workers Struggles

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

By Thomas Gaist, 7 June 2013