G8 calls for peace talks to provide cover for US war preparations against Syria

By Chris Marsden, 19 June 2013

While the G8 summit formally agreed to peace negotiations in Geneva next month, behind the scenes the US is making plans for a no-fly zone in Syria.

Hundreds of thousands protest throughout Brazil

By Dorian Griscom, 19 June 2013

Monday’s mass protests broadened a wave of smaller protests that were initially launched in response to transit fare hikes.

Congress, intelligence officials join in attacking NSA whistleblower Snowden

By Eric London, 19 June 2013

A meeting of the House Intelligence Committee was convened as a joint effort to attack whistleblower Edward Snowden and downplay the assault on democratic rights that he has made public.

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Security forces raid homes across Turkey as top officials threaten military crackdown

By Thomas Gaist, 19 June 2013

Turkish counterterrorism teams carried out mass arrests Tuesday of leftist opponents of the US-backed Erdogan regime.

Mass jobs losses as Greek state broadcaster ordered to reopen

By Robert Stevens, 19 June 2013

The restructuring of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation is part of government and EU plans to impose 150,000 job losses in the public sector by 2015.

Obama visits Berlin amidst mounting US-German tensions

By Peter Schwarz, 19 June 2013

Behind the carefully maintained façade, the German-American relationship is far from harmonious.

Australian government wracked by further leadership infighting

By Patrick O’Connor, 19 June 2013

Underlying the turmoil within the minority government is a wider crisis of the Labor Party and of the entire parliamentary setup in Australia.

General Motors demands wage cuts from Australian workforce

By James Cogan, 19 June 2013

GMH’s ultimatum signals a dramatic intensification of the corporate assault underway on the conditions of the working class.

US Supreme Court whittles down right to protection against self-incrimination

By Ed Hightower, 19 June 2013

Monday’s Supreme Court ruling makes it more difficult for people to invoke their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, while other rulings underscore a rightward shift on the high court.

US federal agents raid 7-Eleven convenience stores

By Jake Dean, 19 June 2013

More than 50 undocumented workers, largely from Pakistan, were hired utilizing fraudulent Social Security numbers.

Pakistan’s new government delivers pro-business budget

By Sampath Perera, 19 June 2013

The budget is a desperate attempt to encourage investment, while cutting public spending and imposing huge new burdens on the toiling masses.

Classes begin in Philippines as education crisis worsens

By Dylan Lubao, 18 June 2013

Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino Jr.’s education platform seeks to train a new generation of exportable cheap labour.

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Nee vir oorlog in Sirië

Deur Bill van Auken, 18 June 2013

Die World Socialist Website het op kategoriese wyse die Obama administrasie se besluit om direk die regsgesinde Islamitiese huursoldate te steun wat die Westers gesteunde oorlog vir regime verandering in Sirië voer, te veroordeel.

Suid-Afrikaanse mynwerkers veg met polisie terwyl unies met mynbase onderhandel

Deur Thomas Gaist, 18 June 2013

Die Suid-Afrikaanse polisie het Maandag op stakende mynwerkers van Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) gevuur met rubber koeëls, skokgranate, traangas, en water kanonne nadat die werkers ‘n ultimatum verontaagsaam het om terug te keer werk toe.

Sosiale teenrewolusie in Detroit

Deur Andre Damon, 17 June 2013

Detroit se noodbestuurder Kevyn Orr het Vrydag planne aangekondig om die pensioene en gesondheidsvoordele van alle huidge en afgetredee stadswerkers uit te wis, en het derhalwe nagenoeg 20 000 afgetredes en hul families tot armoed en swak gesondheid verdoem. Die de facto diktator van Detroit vra vir die uitskakeling van $9 biljoen in werkers se voordele in een beweging.

New in Turkish

Yeni bir savaş için bahane: Obama Suriye’nin kimyasal silahları konusunda yalan söylüyor

Peter Symonds, 19 Haziran 2013

Suriye’deki çatışmanın ABD ve onun Avrupalı müttefikleri tarafından pervasızca tırmandırılması, Rusya gibi diğer büyük güçleri daha kapsamlı bir bölgesel ve uluslararası bir savaşın içine çekme tehlikesini arttırmaktadır.

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Révélation d'espionnage de dirigeants internationaux par la Grande-Bretagne

Par Julie Hyland, 19 juin 2013

Les documents fournis par Edward Snowden révèlent que la Grande-Bretagne a intercepté les communications de politiciens étrangers lors de sommets internationaux, en travaillant étroitement avec les services américains.

JPMorgan réclame des régimes autoritaires en Europe

Par Stefan Steinberg, 19 juin 2013

Les auteurs du rapport de JPMorgan plaident pour que le gouvernement adopte des pouvoirs de type dictatorial afin d’achever le processus de la contrerévolution sociale qui a déjà bien commencé partout en Europe.

La contre-révolution sociale à Detroit

Par Andre Damon, 19 juin 2013

L'’administrateur d'urgence’ de Detroit, Kevyn Orr, a annoncé vendredi un plan pour éliminer les pensions de retraite et l'assurance santé de tous les travailleurs actuels ou retraités de la ville.

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

New in German

Obama-Besuch in Berlin überdeckt politische Spannungen

Von Peter Schwarz, 19. Juni 2013

Auf dem Gebiet der Wirtschafts-, Finanz- und Außenpolitik gibt es scharfe Spannungen zwischen Berlin und Washington.

Linkspartei präsentiert sich als Stütze bürgerlicher Herrschaft

Von Ulrich Rippert, 19. Juni 2013

Während sich viele Wähler angewidert von der SPD abwenden, bietet sich die Linkspartei als zuverlässige Stütze der bürgerlichen Ordnung an. Das ist die Quintessenz des Linken-Parteitags, der am vergangenen Wochenende in Dresden tagte.

"Moderater" Geistlicher gewinnt iranische Präsidentschaftswahl

Von Peter Symonds, 19. Juni 2013

Auch wenn Rouhini zur Mäßigung und zum Dialog mit dem Westen aufruft, wird die Obama-Regieurng nichts weniger als die völlige Kapitulation vor ihren Forderungen verlangen.

JPMorgan fordert autoritäre Regimes in Europa

Von Stefan Steinberg, 19. Juni 2013

Der amerikanische Bank- und Investmentriese JP Morgan Chase fordert in einem Dokument, das er Ende Mai veröffentlicht hat, den Umsturz der bürgerlich-demokratischen Verfassungen in einigen europäischen Ländern und die Errichtung autoritärer Regime.

Japanische Aktien brechen angesichts globaler Finanzturbulenzen ein

Von Andre Damon, 19. Juni 2013

Am Donnerstag sackte der japanische Aktienmarkt um 6,4 Prozent ab. Der Ramschverkauf war Teil eines Rückgangs um einundzwanzig Prozent innerhalb der letzten drei Wochen.

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Perspective

Obama, Cheney and Snowden’s revelations

19 June 2013

If the former candidate of “hope” and “change” fears that he is perceived among many who voted for him as the reincarnation of Dick Cheney, it is for good reason.

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Defend Edward Snowden!

The World Socialist Web Site and the Socialist Equality Party call on all workers, students and youth to come to the defense of Edward Snowden. To get involved, click here.

Defend Edward Snowden!

By Barry Grey and David North, 13 June 2013

Liberal advocates of a police state turn savagely against Edward Snowden

By David North and Eric London, 14 June 2013

What Edward Snowden has revealed

By Joseph Kishore, 11 June 2013

Who rules America?

By Barry Grey, 10 June 2013

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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

Throw out the emergency manager!
Video: D’Artagnan Collier responds to Kevyn Orr’s plan to slash workers’ retirement benefits

19 June 2013

In this video, D’Artagnan Collier, the Socialist Equality Party’s candidate for Detroit mayor, replies to the proposal by Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to slash the pensions and health care benefits of city workers.

SEP candidate in Detroit speaks with workers about attack on pensions

By Bryan Dyne, 19 June 2013

Workers in Detroit spoke with D’Artagnan Collier about emergency manager Kevyn Orr’s plans to gut pensions and sell off city assets.

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History

One hundred fifty years since West Virginia statehood

By Clement Daly, 19 June 2013

West Virginia gained statehood 150 years ago in the revolutionary struggle to eradicate slavery in the United States during the Civil War.

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

SEP (Australia) Election 2013

SEP election meetings
Defend whistleblower Edward Snowden!
The socialist answer to the assault on democratic rights

19 June 2013

Like Julian Assange and Bradley Manning, Snowden is being persecuted for revealing the truth about the extent of the conspiracy against the democratic rights of working people.

SEP election meeting in Sydney’s Penrith area
The NBN asbestos exposures: The case for socialist planning

19 June 2013

Corporate, government and union indifference toward the well-being of working people has been the fundamental cause of a growing list of disasters.

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Workers Struggles

Quebec: 175,000 construction workers mount province-wide strike

By Laurent Lafrance, 19 June 2013

Workers in all sectors of Quebec's construction industry launched an unlimited strike Monday, paralyzing billions of dollars’ worth of building projects across the province.

Caterpillar announces layoffs at South Milwaukee plant

By Nicholas Russo, 17 June 2013

Commentary

No to war in Syria!

By Bill Van Auken, 18 June 2013

The California Nurses Association and health care “militancy”

By David Brown, 18 June 2013

Social counterrevolution in Detroit

By Andre Damon, 17 June 2013

JPMorgan calls for authoritarian regimes in Europe

By Stefan Steinberg, 17 June 2013

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

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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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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