Greek government shuts public broadcast station

By Christoph Dreier, 13 June 2013

On Tuesday night, Greek police stopped transmission of the public broadcasting service, which is slated for restructuring and large-scale job cuts.

US congressman calls for prosecution of journalists over NSA leak

By Thomas Gaist, 13 June 2013

Representative Peter King of New York said late Tuesday that he supports prosecution of journalists Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill, who published material leaked last week by Edward Snowden.

Obama administration officials, guilty of perjury, defend spy program

By Thomas Gaist, 13 June 2013

NSA memos expose Obama administration's lies about wiretapping

By Eric London, 13 June 2013

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US-backed “rebels” carry out sectarian massacre in Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 13 June 2013

At least 60 people, including women, children and elderly people, were killed in a massacre of Shia Muslims by US-backed Syrian “rebels.”

Iran goes to the polls amid US threats and sanctions

By Peter Symonds, 13 June 2013

The state apparatus has closely managed the presidential elections amid fears of a renewed US “regime change” operation.

London police launch violent raid on anti-G8 protesters

By Robert Stevens, 13 June 2013

Mass arrests were made by police who smashed their way into a squat with chainsaws, axle-grinders, crowbars and climbing gear.

UK Labour Party pledges cuts in welfare

By Robert Stevens, 13 June 2013

The Labour Party has moved to continue the imposition of savage austerity measures, in the event of the downfall of the Conservative/Liberal Democrat government.

Russian economy threatened by recession

By Clara Weiss, 13 June 2013

The Kremlin now claims the economy will grow by just 2.4 percent.

Immigrant deaths rise with militarization of US-Mexican border

By Richard Vargas, 13 June 2013

Since January 2010, at least 15 Mexican citizens have been killed by US border patrol agents shooting into Mexico.

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Ce qu'a révélé Edward Snowden

Par Joe Kishore, 13 juin 2013

Le World Socialist Web Site appelle tous les travailleurs du monde à prendre la défense de Snowden, qui est maintenant soumis à une attaque féroce de la part de l'Etat américain.

Canada : Il est de plus en plus évident que les conservateurs ont illégalement empêché des électeurs de voter en 2011

Par Carl Bronski, 13 juin 2013

Un juge de la Cour fédérale a établi que, durant les élections fédérales de 2011, une base de données du Parti conservateur a servi à mener une vaste campagne nationale pour empêcher des électeurs de voter.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2005
Pourquoi je lis le WSWS: Courrier des lecteurs

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Die Enthüllungen von Edward Snowden

Von Joseph Kishore, 13. Juni 2013

Die World Socialist Web Site ruft die Arbeiter in aller Welt dazu auf, Edward Snowden zu verteidigen, der Opfer eines brutalen Angriffes durch den amerikanischen Staatsapparat ist.

Wer regiert Amerika?

Von Barry Grey, 13. Juni 2013

Die Obama-Regierung verkörpert die Konsolidierung der Macht des Militärs und der CIA im Bündnis mit der Finanzelite.

PSG stellt Kandidaten für die Wahlen 2013 vor

Von unserem Korrespondenten, 13. Juni 2013

Die PSG stellt insgesamt neun Kandidaten auf Landeslisten in Berlin, Nordrhein-Westfalen und Hessen auf.

Summit in Athen: Eine pseudolinke Antwort auf den wachsenden sozialen Widerstand in Europa

Von Christoph Dreier, 13. Juni 2013

Gewerkschaften und pseudolinke Gruppen haben in Athen einen sogenannten Alter Summit organisiert, auf dem sie die Institutionen der EU stützten, die in ganz Europa Austerität durchsetzen.

Drei Jahre nach der Loveparade-Katastrophe: Neue Gutachten belasten Verantwortliche

Von Konrad Kreft, 13. Juni 2013

Drei Jahre nach dem Unglück in Duisburg ist es noch nicht zu einer Anklage gekommen. Diese wird nun im Sommer erwartet.

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Perspective

Defend Edward Snowden!

13 June 2013

The World Socialist Web Site and the Socialist Equality Party call on all workers, students and youth within the United States and internationally to come to the defense of Edward Snowden.

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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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Detroit workers and youth speak out against attacks by emergency manager

By our reporters, 13 June 2013

The threats to sell off city assets, particularly the Detroit Institute of Arts, has provoked widespread opposition across the city.

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.

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

Socialist Equality Party candidate campaigns against Detroit Institute of Arts selloff

By Andre Damon, 10 June 2013

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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.

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

By Jerry White and Shannon Jones, 12 June 2013

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Workers Struggles

Union rams through sellout deal at Caterpillar South Milwaukee plant

By Niles Williamson, 13 June 2013

Without releasing the vote count, the United Steelworkers (USW) announced Tuesday that workers at Caterpillar’s Global Mining plant in South Milwaukee had narrowly accepted a six-year contract.

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

SEP (Australia) Election 2013

SEP campaigns at Brisbane meatworks

By our correspondents, 13 June 2013

The SEP is holding an election meeting in the suburb of Beenleigh, where 800 meatworkers are fighting against wage cuts.

SEP campaigners investigate asbestos exposure in Sydney’s west

By our correspondents, 12 June 2013

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Commentary

Venezuela’s “normalization” of relations with Washington

By Bill Van Auken, 12 June 2013

Turkish police launch brutal crackdown on Taksim Square protests

By Alex Lantier, 12 June 2013

What Edward Snowden has revealed

By Joseph Kishore, 11 June 2013

Who rules America?

By Barry Grey, 10 June 2013

Obama defends massive spying on Americans

By Barry Grey, 8 June 2013

Arts Review

Nashville Symphony threatened by foreclosure

By Fred Mazelis, 11 June 2013

Socialist Equality Party

Germany: SEP election campaign wins support of Berlin Mercedes workers

By Clara Weiss, 10 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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Correspondence

Letters from our readers

13 June 2013

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