Edward Snowden charged with espionage

By Eric London and Joseph Kishore, 22 June 2013

The World Socialist Web Site unequivocally condemns the decision to file charges against whistleblower Edward Snowden under the Espionage Act.

Communications of millions subject to US-UK spying

By Eric London, 22 June 2013

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has revealed that the UK and US intelligence agencies record the content of phone calls, email messages, Facebook posts and browser histories of tens of millions of people.

US government spying campaign having “chilling effect,” AP president says

By Thomas Gaist, 22 June 2013

New Zealand government fast tracks domestic spying laws

By John Braddock, 22 June 2013

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DIMAR party leaves Greek government amid protests over TV shutdown

By Christoph Dreier, 22 June 2013

DIMAR chairman Fotis Kouvelis announced that his party would leave the Greek government coalition yesterday, amid protests over the shutdown of public broadcaster ERT.

Credit crunch hits China

By John Chan, 22 June 2013

The dramatic credit tightening in China since early June points to an emerging financial crisis with global implications.

Military commissions resume against alleged 9/11 conspirators

By Ed Hightower, 22 June 2013

The proceedings in Guantanamo Bay have rightfully earned international condemnation for their failure to ensure the most basic components of due process.

Bank of Spain calls for elimination of the minimum wage

By Alejandro López, 22 June 2013

The Bank of Spain has called for the elimination of the minimum wage, more flexibility in the labour market and other attacks on the working class.

London Metropolitan Police demand water cannons

By Paul Stuart, 22 June 2013

London’s Metropolitan Police utilised the recent G8 summit in Northern Ireland to step up its demands for water cannon to be used against protests.

Czech prime minister’s resignation sparks power struggle

By Markus Salzmann, 22 June 2013

The resignation of the Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas and the end of his center-right government have triggered a power struggle.

US fire marshals battle more wildfires as budgets are cut

By Nick Barrickman, 22 June 2013

With a severe wildfire season predicted in the US, dwindling resources will force ill-equipped firefighters to face deadlier fires at greater risks.

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Siriese oorlog dreig om streeks- en sektariese bloedbad te word

Deur Alex Lantier, 21 June 2013

Oor die laaste weke het Washington se strategie in die Midde Ooste baie duidelik na vore gekom: dit het ten doel om sektariese divisies te eksploiteer, veral tussen die Sunni en Shia Moslems, om die Midde Ooste en sy belange te herstruktureer.

Turkse unies, sake-groepe obderduk Taksim Square protes

Deur Thomas Gais en Alex Lantier, 20 June 2013

Die Turkse heersende elite sluit geledere rondom Eerste Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan se onderdrukking van protes-optrede. Deur te dreig om die weermag te stuur om teen die bevolking op te tree, het Erdogan onluste polisie gestuur om Taksim Square skoon te maak, en het honderde protesteerders Dinsdag in hegtenis geneem.

Libya gedestabiliseer deur faksie en militêre binne-gevegte

Deur Jean Shaoul, 14 June 2013

Libya Shield Force, een van die baie Islamitiese militias wat deur die Libiese regering gekoöpteer is om wet en orde te handhaaf, het op demonstreerders gevuur deur lugafweer gewere, vuurpyl aangedrewe granate en mortier-vuur te gebruik, en in die proses is 31 mense gedood en 127 andere beseer in die oostelike stad van Benghazi.

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Obama, Cheney et les révélations de Snowden.

Par Bill Van Auken, 22 juin 2013

Si celui qui fut le candidat de l’« espoir » et du « changement » craint que beaucoup de ceux qui ont voté pour lui le voient comme une réincarnation de Dick Cheney, c’est qu’il y a de bonnes raisons pour cela.

Manifestations massives dans tout le Brésil après le retrait du projet d'augmenter le prix des tickets de bus

Par Rafel Azul, 22 juin 2013

Malgré l'annulation du projet, des centaines de milliers de personnes sontdescendues dans les rues jeudi dans les villes du Brésil, demandant des dépenses plus importantes pour l'éducation et les services sociaux.

La guerre en Syrie menace toute la région d’un bain de sang sectaire

Par Alex Lantier, 22 juin 2013

Washington qui intensifie sa guerre par procuration en Syrie et s’appuie sur des forces sunnites d’extrême-droite est en train de fomenter, à travers tout le Moyen-Orient, une guerre sectaire entre chiites et sunnites.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2005
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Obama in Berlin

Von Barry Grey, 22. Juni 2013

Fünf Jahre nach der „Obamamania“ reicht es nicht, nur die Illusionen in Obama zu zerstreuen. Es müssen ernsthafte politische Lehren gezogen werden, damit Arbeiter und Jugendliche auf künftige Entwicklungen vorbereitet sind.

Partei für Soziale Gleichheit gewinnt Unterstützung im Ruhrgebiet und in Köln

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 22. Juni 2013

Die Wut und Empörung über den von SPD, CDU, Grünen, FDP und Linkspartei verordneten sozialen Niedergang schlug den PSG-Wahlteams an Jobcentern, Supermärkten, in Einkaufsstraßen und Stadtteilen entgegen.

Massive Proteste in ganz Brasilien

Von Rafael Azul, 22. Juni 2013

Obwohl die Erhöhung der Fahrkartenpreise zurückgenommen wurde, demonstrierten am Donnerstag hunderttausende in ganz Brasilien. Sie forderten mehr Geld für das Gesundheits- und Bildungswesen und höhere Sozialleistungen.

Tschechien: Machtkampf nach Regierungsrücktritt

Von Markus Salzmann, 22. Juni 2013

Der tschechische Premierminister Petr Necas ist wegen eines Abhör- und Korruptionsskandals zurückgetreten.

Beziehungen zwischen Aserbaidschan und Iran verschlechtern sich weiter

Von Clara Weiss, 22. Juni 2013

Das Regime in Baku ist ein militärischer und wirtschaftspolitischer Schlüsselpartner von Washington und Tel-Aviv und wird immer offener als Bollwerk gegen den Iran und Russland im Kaukasus aufgebaut.

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Perspective

The mass protests in Brazil and the crisis of revolutionary leadership

22 June 2013

Over the past week, Brazil has witnessed its largest protests since the end of the military dictatorship in 1985. This eruption of mass struggles has exposed the crisis of revolutionary leadership in the working class.

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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.

British government moves to censor media coverage of spying operations

By Robert Stevens, 21 June 2013

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

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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.

Commentary

German Marx 21 group advocates military intervention in Syria

By Johannes Stern, 22 June 2013

Marx 21 is spreading lies about the character of the war in Syria, backing the efforts by the imperialist powers to re-colonise the entire Middle East.

Syrian war threatens regional sectarian bloodbath

By Alex Lantier, 21 June 2013

Panic deepens on world financial markets

By Andre Damon, 21 June 2013

Questions surround death of journalist Michael Hastings

By David Brown, 21 June 2013

Obama in Berlin

By Barry Grey, 20 June 2013

Left Party offers its services as a prop of bourgeois rule

By Ulrich Rippert, 20 June 2013

Support D'Artagnan Collier for Detroit Mayor

D’Artagnan Collier calls for “rebuilding Detroit in the interests of workers” at mayoral forum

By E.P. Bannon, 22 June 2013

Collier spoke at a Detroit Historic Neighborhoods Coalition forum where he put forth a program for the working class to fight for its own interests against the emergency manager.

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

19 June 2013

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Detroit in Crisis

While slashing city workers pensions
Detroit officials find $286 million to subsidize new sports arena

By Julien Kiemle, 21 June 2013

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SEP (Australia) Election 2013

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.

SEP election meeting in Beenleigh, Queensland
Wage-cutting in the meat and car industries—the socialist response

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

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

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Workers Struggles

South Milwaukee Caterpillar workers challenge union on ratification of sellout contract

By Niles Williamson, 22 June 2013

United Steelworkers officials are refusing to release the actual tally of votes as workers at Caterpillar’s plant in South Milwaukee challenge the union’s claims that a majority of workers ratified the last week's sellout.

Striking Quebec construction workers speak out

By a WSWS reporting team, 22 June 2013

The World Socialist Web Site spoke with some of the 175,000 striking Quebec construction workers about the issues in their struggle, including big business’ plans to have their hirelings in the Quebec legislature illegalize the strike.

Quebec government threatens to criminalize province-wide construction strike

By Keith Jones, 21 June 2013

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

22 June 2013

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

Arts Review

Man of Steel: Superman returns…again

By Hiram Lee, 22 June 2013

Summer blockbuster Man of Steel brings Superman back to theaters in the first of a planned trilogy.

Actor James Gandolfini, lead actor in The Sopranos, dies at 51

By David Walsh, 21 June 2013

Hannah Arendt: Margarethe von Trotta’s film revisits debate over Eichmann trial

By Fred Mazelis and Stefan Steinberg, 20 June 2013

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

A political answer to youth unemployment in Europe

Christoph Vandreier—parliamentary candidate of the Socialist Equality Party in Germany (PSG), 21 June 2013

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

17 June 2013

History

One hundred fifty years since West Virginia statehood

By Clement Daly, 19 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

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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Correspondence

Letters from our readers

22 June 2013

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