Turkish police launch brutal crackdown on Taksim Square protests

By Alex Lantier, 12 June 2013

Turkish riot police attacked protesters to clear Taksim Square yesterday afternoon in Istanbul, arresting hundreds of people.

Obama administration prepares charges against NSA whistleblower

By Andre Damon, 12 June 2013

US officials are preparing to file criminal charges against Edward Snowden, the intelligence contractor who last week revealed the existence of vast and unconstitutional domestic spying programs.

European governments in crisis over US spying revelations

By Stefan Steinberg, 12 June 2013

UK security services used NSA’s Prism system for mass surveillance of British citizens

By Chris Marsden, 12 June 2013

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US Senate bill cuts $4 billion from food stamp program

By Kate Randall, 12 June 2013

The Democrats’ farm bill would cut $4 billion over a decade from SNAP, even as people are turning to the program in record numbers.

Bangladeshi police attack protesting garment workers

By Sarath Kumara, 12 June 2013

Police shot guns, fired tear gas and used batons to break up a protest by survivors of the April 24 Rana Plaza building collapse.

Burma hosts the World Economic Forum on East Asia

By John Roberts, 12 June 2013

Global corporations are scrambling to secure a share of Burma’s lucrative energy reserves and markets previously cut off by US-led economic sanctions.

New flare-up of Indo-Pakistani tensions in disputed Kashmir

By Deepal Jayasekera, 12 June 2013

India alleges a junior Indian army officer was killed late last week when Pakistan’s military shelled Indian positions across the Line of Control.

London police confiscate sleeping bags and food parcels from homeless people

By Jerome Stern, 12 June 2013

Last month, Metropolitan Police officers raided three east London sites where homeless people were sleeping.

Northern Ireland locked down for G8 summit

By Steve James, 12 June 2013

A massive security dragnet is in place ahead of the June 17/18 visit by the G8 group of world leaders to Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

Luxembourg trial into 1980s terror bombings reveals involvement of German police, intelligence agents

By Dietmar Henning, 12 June 2013

Although the bombings implicate NATO troops, the trial has been largely ignored by the German and international media.

Corporate Australia unleashes wave of job cuts

By Terry Cook, 12 June 2013

Slowing growth and falling international demand for minerals is producing escalating job destruction across Australia.

Canada: Conservatives target federal workers in escalation of class war

By Graham Beverley, 12 June 2013

Canada’s Conservative government is giving itself sweeping new powers to intervene in contract negotiations at federally-owned Crown Corporations, so as to press for sweeping contract concessions.

More than 3,500 state health workers to be laid off under Louisiana privatization drive

By Tom Hall, 12 June 2013

Louisiana's Civil Service Commission recently voted to approve the privatization of four hospitals, which will result in the layoff of thousands of state employees.

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La cara brutal del neocolonialismo en Afganistán

Por Bill Van Auken, 12 Junio 2013

El secretario de Estado estadounidense John Kerry ha hecho una serie de declaraciones aparentemente en señal de duelo por la muerte de la agente del ministerio de Exteriores de 25 años Anne Smedinghoff, una de los cinco estadounidenses, incluidos tres soldados, muertos el pasado sábado [6 de abril] en un atentado con un coche bomba en la provincia de Zabul al sur de Afganistán.

Apoyo militar directo a los terroristas de Al Nusra

Por Johannes Stern, 12 Junio 2013

El lunes los ministros de exteriores de la Unión Europea (UE) se reunieron en Bruselas y acordaron no renovar el embargo de armas contra Siria.

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Erdoğan karşı-gösteriler için çağrı yaparken, protestolar artıyor

Alex Lantier, 12 Haziran 2013

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, önümüzdeki hafta sonu kendi taraftarlarının karşı-gösterileri için çağrı yapar ve protestolara ilişkin hoşgörüsünün “bir sınırı” olduğu uyarısında bulunurken, onun önderliğindeki İslamcı hükümet karşıtı protestolar hafta sonu boyunca büyüdü.

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Qui dirige l'Amérique ?

Par Barry Grey, 12 juin 2013

Le gouvernement Obama incarne la consolidation du pouvoir entre les mains de l'armée et de la CIA en alliance avec l'élite financière.

La crise globale du capitalisme motive la réforme libérale en Chine

Par John Chan, 12 juin 2013

Le CCP se place sur une trajectoire qui va l'amener en collision avec la classe ouvrière.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
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NSA-Informant geht an die Öffentlichkeit und entlarvt “Unterdrückungsarchitektur“ der US-Regierung

Von Thomas Gaist, 12. Juni 2013

Der ehemalige CIA-Administrator Edward Snowden hat öffentlich enthüllt, dass er es war, der die massive Ausspähung der US-Regierung aufgedeckt hat.

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Venezuela’s “normalization” of relations with Washington

12 June 2013

President Nicolas Maduro has responded to Venezuela’s deepening crisis by turning to native capitalists, Washington and now the Pope.

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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

Detroit emergency manager holds stage-managed “public” meeting

By Bryan Dyne, 12 June 2013

Kevyn Orr held his required public meeting Monday night where he presented his plans for austerity.

No to Orr and the bankers’ dictatorship! For a working class and socialist alternative to the looting of Detroit!
Statement of D’Artagnan Collier, Socialist Equality Party candidate for Detroit mayor

12 June 2013

This statement was distributed Monday, June 10 at the first public meeting of the Detroit emergency manager, Kevyn Orr.

Socialist Equality Party candidate campaigns against Detroit Institute of Arts selloff

By Andre Damon, 10 June 2013

David Walsh to speak at June 13 Detroit campaign meeting

11 June 2013

David Walsh will speak in defense of the DIA and culture in Detroit.

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Detroit in Crisis

Interview with artist Jef Bourgeau about the threat to the Detroit Institute of Arts
“Art shapes the way you see the world”

By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 12 June 2013

We recently spoke to Detroit-area artist Jef Bourgeau about the threat to sell off major works of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and related matters.

Bankers to gather in Detroit to plot asset-stripping

By Nancy Hanover, 10 June 2013

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SEP (Australia) Election 2013

SEP campaigners investigate asbestos exposure in Sydney’s west

By our correspondents, 12 June 2013

After local Penrith residents exposed the danger, incidents of asbestos “mishandling” are being reported around the country.

Penrith resident Matthew O’Farrell condemns asbestos exposure

By James Cogan, 12 June 2013

“People don’t want the National Broadband Network at the expense of everyone’s health and well-being.”

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Auto Workers Struggles

The reality behind the “rebound” of the US auto industry

By Jerry White and Shannon Jones, 12 June 2013

Behind the rising profits of US automakers is a staggering decline in labor costs.


What Edward Snowden has revealed

By Joseph Kishore, 11 June 2013

Alter-Summit in Athens: A pseudo-left response to growing social opposition in Europe

By Christoph Dreier, 11 June 2013

Who rules America?

By Barry Grey, 10 June 2013

Obama defends massive spying on Americans

By Barry Grey, 8 June 2013

Workers Struggles

Reject the USW sellout in South Milwaukee! For an independent struggle by the working class!

the Socialist Equality Party, 11 June 2013

Canada: U.S. Steel lockout in seventh week

By a WSWS reporting team, 11 June 2013

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Germany: SEP election campaign wins support of Berlin Mercedes workers

By Clara Weiss, 10 June 2013

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Nashville Symphony threatened by foreclosure

By Fred Mazelis, 11 June 2013

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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