“Truth is coming and it cannot be stopped”
NSA whistleblower Snowden issues defiant response to government threats and media lies

By Eric London, 18 June 2013

In comments posted on the web site of the Guardian newspaper, Snowden skewered the Obama administration and Democratic and Republican Party officials, while indicating that more revelations are to come.

Britain’s spying against international leaders disclosed

By Julie Hyland, 18 June 2013

US officials utilizing driver’s license databases to conduct police searches

By Nick Barrickman, 18 June 2013

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G8 summit rent by divisions over Syria

By Chris Marsden, 18 June 2013

Relations between Russia and Britain have become overtly hostile, with Russia making clear that its response to the US arming the Syrian opposition would be to continue arming the Assad regime.

Turkish minister threatens to mobilize the army against protests

By Stefan Steinberg, 18 June 2013

In a new escalation of state repression, the Turkish government threatened on Monday to mobilize the army against demonstrators.

South African miners battle with police as unions negotiate with mine bosses

By Thomas Gaist, 18 June 2013

Fierce clashes broke out between police forces and platinum miners at an Amplats site in Rustenburg.

Russian parliament passes anti-homosexual laws

By Clara Weiss, 18 June 2013

The laws are part of a campaign by the Kremlin to appeal to nationalist sentiment and exploit right-wing forces such as the Russian Orthodox Church.

Japan moves to boost influence in Asia

By Ben McGrath, 18 June 2013

Prime Minister Abe visited Burma and met with the Indian prime minister last month as part of his “strategic diplomacy” to rebuild Japan as a major power.

US Senate begins debate on right-wing immigration legislation

By Richard Vargas, 18 June 2013

The punitive legislation aims to further militarize the US-Mexican border and provide cheap labor to large corporations.

New York school bus workers denounce layoffs

By Dan Brennan, 18 June 2013

Approximately 2,000 New York City school bus workers are facing layoffs next week as the city continues to dismantle job protections.

Sri Lanka: Kidney disease takes at least two lives a day

By Darshana Medis, 18 June 2013

Chronic kidney disease has already killed more than 20,000 people, mainly from poor farming families.

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Edward Snowden révèle la piraterie informatique des États-Unis contre la Chine

Par John Chan, 18 juin 2013

Edward Snowden a révélé que Washington avait mené des attaques informatiques sur des centaines de cibles civiles à Hong Kong et en Chine.

France : Comment le groupe Lutte ouvrière contribue à la fermeture de l’usine automobile d’Aulnay

Par Antoine Lerougetel et Pierre Mabut, 18 juin 2013

Le 17 mai, le délégué syndical CGT, Jean-Pierre Mercier a apposé sa signature sous l’accord scellant d’ici 2014 la fermeture de l’usine automobile d’Aulnay.

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

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Obama will das syrische Gemetzel verschärfen

Von Bill Van Auken, 18. Juni 2013

Die Ankündigung der USA, die islamistischen Milizen und andere bewaffnete Banden, die Syrien verwüsten, direkt zu bewaffnen, zeigt, wie die Obama Regierung immer weiter in die Krise und in unverhohlene Kriminalität versinkt.

USA schüren sektiererische Spannungen, um Krieg in Syrien zu verschärfen

Von Johannes Stern und Alex Lantier, 18. Juni 2013

Angesichts der drohenden Niederlage ihrer Stellvertretertruppen in Syrien fordern amerikanische und europäische Politiker eine Eskalation des imperialistischen Krieges für einen Regimewechsel.

Türkei: Erdogan mobilisiert seine Anhänger und lässt Gezi-Park gewaltsam räumen

Von unserem Korrespondenten, 18. Juni 2013

Ministerpräsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan versucht die Proteste gegen seine Regierung mit einer Mischung aus Doppelzüngigkeit und Brutalität zu beenden. Die Führer der Proteste spielen ihm dabei in die Hände.

Eine politische Antwort auf die Jugendarbeitslosigkeit in Europa

Von Christoph Vandreier, Bundestagskandidat der Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 18. Juni 2013

Die Interessen der Jugend können nicht durch Appelle an die Regierung vertreten werden. Sie erfordern einen gemeinsamen Kampf aller Arbeiter für die sozialistische Umgestaltung der Gesellschaft.

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No to war in Syria!

18 June 2013

The Obama administration’s military intervention in Syria in pursuit of geostrategic goals constitutes a wholly criminal act of aggression.

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Special Announcement

World Socialist Web Site launches daily audio podcast

18 June 2013

The World Socialist Web Site is pleased to announce that it is officially launching a daily audio podcast edition, which features a voice recording of the lead article and the Perspective.

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

Collier speaks with Detroiters opposing high school privatization plan

By our team of reporters, 18 June 2013

SEP Detroit mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier spoke with protestors at Northwestern High School to discuss the nature of so-called “self-governing” schools

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

By Bryan Dyne, 15 June 2013

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SEP (Australia) Election 2013

Australia: Apartment residents raise fire safety concerns with SEP campaigners

Mike Head—SEP Senate candidate for Queensland, 18 June 2013

Last week’s Cathedral Place fire in inner Brisbane highlighted the lack of basic fire safety features in residential apartment blocks.

SEP meetings in Perth and Sydney broaden discussion on war danger

By our correspondents, 17 June 2013

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The California Nurses Association and health care “militancy”

By David Brown, 18 June 2013

Although presented as a “progressive” union by various pseudo-left groups, the California Nurses Association has suppressed the struggles of health care workers while subordinating them to the Democratic Party.

Social counterrevolution in Detroit

By Andre Damon, 17 June 2013

JPMorgan calls for authoritarian regimes in Europe

By Stefan Steinberg, 17 June 2013

France: How the Workers’ Struggle group is helping to shut down the Aulnay car plant

By Antoine Lerougetel and Pierre Mabut, 17 June 2013

“Moderate” cleric wins Iranian presidential election

By Peter Symonds, 17 June 2013

Liberal advocates of a police state turn savagely against Edward Snowden

By David North and Eric London, 14 June 2013

Defend Edward Snowden!

By Barry Grey and David North, 13 June 2013

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

18 June 2013

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

Caterpillar announces layoffs at South Milwaukee plant

By Nicholas Russo, 17 June 2013


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

Detroit in Crisis

The dismantling of Pontiac, Michigan
A dress rehearsal for Detroit

By Esther Galen, 17 June 2013

Pontiac residents describe social disaster left by emergency manager

By our reporters, 17 June 2013

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Arts Review

Judy Blume’s Tiger Eyes brought to the screen: An understated examination of grief

By Christine Schofelt, 17 June 2013

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

The German Socialist Equality Party (PSG) election campaign goes online

17 June 2013

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

14 June 2013

25 years ago: Military coup overthrows Haitian President Manigat

Haitian President Leslie Manigat’s short-lived rule came to an end on June 20, 1988 when military strongman General Henri Namphy escaped from house arrest and recaptured the presidential palace in a military coup.

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50 years ago: Supreme Court rules against mandated Bible reading in school

On June 17, 1963, the US Supreme Court handed down an 8-1 decision ruling that state-mandated Bible reading in public schools was unconstitutional.

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75 years ago: Police break unemployed occupation on Vancouver’s “Bloody Sunday”

On June 19, 1938, “Bloody Sunday,” the local police and Canadian Mounties violently evicted hundreds of unemployed men from Vancouver’s main post office and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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100 years ago: Racist Natives Land Act passed in South Africa

On June 19, 1913, the Natives Land Act, also known as the Black Land Act, was passed in South Africa.

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