Democrats spearhead campaign against Snowden as evidence of illegal spying mounts

By Thomas Gaist, 15 June 2013

Leading Democratic officials are defending the NSA surveillance and demanding prosecution of Snowden, as new revelations pointing to the massive scale of government spying continue to emerge.

Detroit workers speak out against NSA spying

By David Brown, 15 June 2013

NSA’s Canadian counterpart runs massive domestic spying program

By Keith Jones, 15 June 2013

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After US Supreme Court ruling, police departments expand DNA seizure program

By Eric London, 15 June 2013

State and local DNA databases of arrestees, suspects, persons of interest, witnesses and even victims will be dramatically expanded in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision in Maryland v. King.

US Congress debates deep cuts to food stamps as need surges

By Kate Randall, 15 June 2013

While food stamp usage stands at record highs, the two big business parties are debating how many billions should be slashed from the SNAP program.

Right of international students to study in UK under attack

By Joe Mount, 15 June 2013

International students attempting to study in the UK are being deterred by punitive restrictions.

At least one major UK museum faces closure

By Robert Stevens, 15 June 2013

The flagship Science Museum Group faces a 35 percent cut in funding.

Germany: Three years after the Love Parade disaster

By Konrad Kreft, 15 June 2013

A recent report dealing with the Love Parade music festival disaster of July 24, 2010 further incriminates the festival organisers and their political backers.

Australian wage tribunal gives pittance to low-paid workers

By Terry Cook, 15 June 2013

The 41 cents an hour pay rise will further entrench the social hardship facing 1.5 million minimum wage workers.

Sri Lankan government to limit provincial powers

By K. Ratnayake, 15 June 2013

President Rajapakse intends to further centralise political power in Colombo and weaken provincial governments, especially in the majority Tamil northern province.

BBC “Panorama” exposes UK police cover-up in 1989 Hillsborough football disaster

By Barry Mason, 15 June 2013

The tragedy at the Hillsborough Stadium resulted in the greatest loss of life ever recorded at a sporting event in Britain.

Two dead, over half a million without power from US Mid-Atlantic storms

By Nick Barrickman, 15 June 2013

A severe storm system moved through the Mid-Atlantic states Thursday morning and afternoon, leaving at least two people dead and over 500,000 without power.

Indian Tire maker Apollo in deal to buy Cooper Tire

By Shannon Jones, 15 June 2013

The deal follows the three-month lockout of Cooper Tire workers in 2012.

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La Turquie, la Syrie et l'hypocrisie de l'impérialisme américain

Par Bill van Auken, 15 juin 2013

Les soulèvements sociaux en Turquie, sans doute le plus important allié de Washington dans la région, ont démoli les fausses prétentions démocratiques et révélé au grand jour l'hypocrisie de la politique américaine dans la région.

La Maison Blanche organise des réunions pour discuter d'une plus grande implication en Syrie

Par Bill Van Auken, 15 juin 2013

La Maison Blanche d'Obama organise des réunions cette semaine pour discuter des mesures à prendre pour s'impliquer plus profondément dans la guerre en Syrie.

L’Iran aux urnes sous les menaces et les sanctions américaines

Par Peter Symonds, 15 juin 2013

Le premier tour des élections présidentielles a lieu ce vendredi alors que le pays doit composé avec des sanctions économiques paralysantes organisées par les États-Unis.

Le Venezuela « normalise » ses relations avec Washington.

Par Bill Van Auken, 15 juin 2013

Le président Nicolas Maduro a répondu à la crise croissante du Venezuela en se tournant vers les capitalistes de ce pays, vers Washington et dernièrement, vers le Pape.

Un étudiant tué par des fascistes en plein centre de Paris

Par Pierre Mabut, 15 juin 2013

Un étudiant antifasciste de 18 ans a été battu à mort le 5 juin par un groupe de voyous fascistes près de la gare St Lazare en plein centre de Paris.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2005
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Die Türkei, Syrien und die Heuchelei des US-Imperialismus

Von Bill Van Auken, 14. Juni 2013

Die sozialen Unruhen in der Türkei, dem wohl wichtigsten Verbündeten Washingtons in der Region, haben die falschen demokratischen Vorwände zerrissen und die Heuchelei der amerikanischen Politik in der Region enthüllt.

PSG stellt Wahlkampf-Webseite online

Von unserem Korrespondenten, 15. Juni 2013

Die PSG tritt mit Landeslisten in Hessen, Nordrhein-Westfalen und Berlin zur Bundestagswahl an.

Werksschließungen bei Ford, Marktwirtschaft und Sozialismus

Von Nick Beams, 15. Juni 2013

Die freie Marktwirtschaft ist keine „natürliche“ Gesellschaftsformation, sondern die Art und Weise, wie das Finanzkapital seine Diktatur über die Arbeiterklasse ausübt.

Wahlen im Iran inmitten von Drohungen und Sanktionen der USA

Von Peter Symonds, 15. Juni 2013

Der Staatsapparat übt eine strikte Kontrolle über die Präsidentschaftswahl aus, weil befürchtet wird, dass die USA wieder intervenieren werden, um einen „Regimewechsel zu bewirken.

Russisches Parlament erlässt Anti-Homosexuellen-Gesetz

Von Clara Weiss, 15. Juni 2013

Das Gesetz ist Teil einer Kampagne des Kremls, der angesichts wachsender sozialer Spannungen und politischer Instabilität auf Nationalismus und rechte Kräfte wie die Russisch-Orthodoxe Kirche setzt.

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Wat Edward Snowdon aan die lig gebring het

Deur Joseph Kishore, 11 June 2013

Edward Snowden, die voormalige CIA informasie tegnologie werknemer en kontrakteur vir die National Security Agency (NSA) het ‘n enorme diens verrig vir die mense van die Verenigde State en die wêreld deur die sluier te lig oor die militêre intelligensie spioenasie apparaat, wat in geheimhouding funksioneer en die mees basiese konstitusionele regte oortree.

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Obama moves to escalate Syrian slaughter

15 June 2013

For the second time in a decade, the White House, the Congress, both major parties and the media are seeking to drag the American people into a war based on lies.

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Sixty years since the execution of the Rosenbergs

The WSWS speaks to Julius and Ethel Rosenberg’s son
An interview with Robert Meeropol

By Fred Mazelis, 15 June 2013

Robert Meeropol is the younger son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the couple executed by the US government in June 1953 on trumped-up charges of atomic espionage.

From the archive of the WSWS
Fifty years since the execution of the Rosenbergs

By Peter Daniels and Bill Van Auken

The WSWS is reposting today an article from June 2003 on the half-century anniversary of the executions of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg on espionage charges, carried out at the height of the anticommunist witch-hunt in the US.

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.


Liberal advocates of a police state turn savagely against Edward Snowden

By David North and Eric London, 14 June 2013

Since Edward Snowden’s exposure of the Obama administration’s domestic and international surveillance program, the political establishment and the media have been engaged in a non-stop campaign to discredit the young man and besmirch his character.

Turkey, Syria and the hypocrisy of US imperialism

By Bill Van Auken, 14 June 2013

Defend Edward Snowden!

By Barry Grey and David North, 13 June 2013

Support D'Artagnan Collier for Detroit Mayor

D'Artagnan Collier, David Walsh speak in defense of the DIA and culture as a social right

By Bryan Dyne, 15 June 2013

Collier and Walsh discussed the defense of culture as part of a program and perspective for the working class.

What the WSWS said about the Detroit Institute of Arts millage

15 June 2013

We are reposting below a statement originally published by the WSWS last August opposing a property tax promoted by the political and corporate establishment of Detroit and Michigan for the ostensible purpose of “saving” the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Socialist Equality Party candidate campaigns against Detroit Institute of Arts selloff

By Andre Damon, 10 June 2013

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Detroit in Crisis

Detroit emergency manager meets with city’s creditors, presents slash-and-burn plan

By Bryan Dyne, 15 June 2013

Kevyn Orr met with Detroit’s creditors in a closed-door meeting to outline how he intends to restructure the city on behalf of the wealthy.

Detroit emergency manager prepares privatization of trash collection

By James Brewer, 15 June 2013

Orr’s office claims that the privatization will save the city $15 million a year.

Who are Detroit’s creditors?

By Nancy Hanover, 14 June 2013

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SEP (Australia) Election 2013

Another boat disaster highlights criminality of Australian refugee policy

Mike Head—SEP Senate candidate for Queensland, 15 June 2013

Like its counterparts around the world, the Australian political establishment is scapegoating asylum seekers.

SEP campaigns at Brisbane meatworks

By our correspondents, 13 June 2013

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SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

German Socialist Equality Party (PSG) presents its candidates for the 2013 elections

14 June 2013

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

15 June 2013

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

Elevator companies invoke anti-worker law in bid to break Ontario strike

By Carl Bronski, 14 June 2013

Arts Review

Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha and Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell: Incompleteness as a problem

By Joanne Laurier, 14 June 2013

Frances Ha and Stories We Tell are articulate and well-made films. What’s missing from them, however, is as interesting as what’s there.

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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Letters from our readers

15 June 2013

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