NSA whistleblower targeted by Obama
Snowden escapes Hong Kong ahead of US dragnet

By Patrick Martin, 24 June 2013

Snowden arrived in Moscow Sunday and is expected to proceed onward to a Latin American country, most likely Ecuador.

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Qatar conference opens new stage in Syrian war

By James Cogan, 24 June 2013

The “Friends of Syria” communiqué can only be described as a criminal and reckless document.

Azeri-Iranian relations continue to deteriorate

By Clara Weiss, 24 June 2013

Relations between Azerbaijan and Iran, strained for years, are worsening in the face of US and Israeli war preparations against Iran.

Canada enacts law threatening masked protesters with ten-year jail terms

By Keith Jones, 24 June 2013

Legislation that gives the Canadian state draconian powers to suppress protests became law last week.

Mass austerity to be outlined in UK government spending review

By Robert Stevens, 24 June 2013

This week’s spending review by the UK government will slash local authority budgets by a further 10 percent.

Pharmaceutical companies sign contracts for vaccine sales to poorer countries to maximise profits

By Joan Smith, 24 June 2013

Pharmaceutical conglomerates Merck and GlaxoSmithKline have won contracts to supply some of the world’s poorest countries with cancer vaccines.

At least 1,000 killed in Indian floods and landslides

By Sampath Perera, 24 June 2013

Thousands of people are still missing and tens of thousands are stranded in mountainous areas, in what has been called a “Himalayan tsunami.”

Fuel price rise provokes unrest in Indonesia

By Therese Leclerc, 24 June 2013

Protests have erupted against the Indonesian government’s decision to implement a 44 percent increase in the price of oil.

Russian government attacks public health system

By Clara Weiss, 24 June 2013

The Russian government is pushing through massive cuts and privatisation in the health care system.

Ultra-luxury high rise boom amid New York’s housing crisis

By Dorian Griscom, 24 June 2013

As the numbers going into  New York City’s shelters continue to rise, new housing is going up, but not for the homeless.

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Las manifestaciones en Brasil y la crisis de dirección revolucionaria

Por Bill Van Auken, 24 Junio 2013

Las enormes manifestaciones en Brasil revelan confusión sobre el camino a seguir y demandan una nueva dirección revolucionaria del proletariado.

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Democratic rights are at stake in fight to defend Edward Snowden

24 June 2013

There is something profoundly unsettling about seeing a young person fleeing a vindictive government for having exposed a political conspiracy against the democratic rights of the American people and the people of the world.

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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.

Edward Snowden charged with espionage

By Eric London and Joseph Kishore, 22 June 2013

Communications of millions subject to US-UK spying

By Eric London, 22 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.


Three years since the US-backed coup against Australian Labor PM

By Peter Symonds, 24 June 2013

The SEP was alone in warning that the 2010 coup was bound up with a fundamental sea-change in geo-politics and a deepening assault on the basic democratic rights of the working class.

The mass protests in Brazil and the crisis of revolutionary leadership

By Bill Van Auken, 22 June 2013

German Marx 21 group advocates military intervention in Syria

By Johannes Stern, 22 June 2013

DIMAR party leaves Greek government amid protests over TV shutdown

By Christoph Dreier, 22 June 2013

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

Detroit in Crisis

Detroit union leaders given their marching orders over pension cuts

By Shannon Jones, 24 June 2013

The fact that Detroit’s emergency manager absented himself from the meeting demonstrated his contempt for the unions, which have prostrated themselves before the assault by the banks and bondholders against city workers.

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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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

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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25 years ago: US government makes quarter-million dollar payoff to the Socialist Workers Party

The week of June 27, 1988 the Socialist Workers Party announced on the front page of its weekly, The Militant, that it had received a payment of over a quarter-million dollars from the US government.

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50 years ago: John F. Kennedy in Berlin

US President John Kennedy delivered his famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech on June 26, 1963, before an audience of several hundred thousand gathered at the Rathaus Schöneberg.

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75 years ago: Austrian Jews dismissed from workplaces by Nazis

On June 26, 1938 the National Socialist Party (Nazi) in Austria directed Jewish-owned firms and commercial enterprises to dismiss their Jewish employees within the following two weeks.

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100 years ago: The outbreak of the second Balkan war

On June 29,1913, the second Balkan war, which pitted Bulgaria against its former allies Greece and Serbia, broke out with the Bulgarian army launching attacks on the forces of those countries in Macedonia.

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SEP (Australia) Election 2013

Australian government wracked by further leadership infighting

By Patrick O’Connor, 19 June 2013

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Workers Struggles

South Milwaukee Caterpillar workers challenge union on ratification of sellout contract

By Niles Williamson, 22 June 2013

Striking Quebec construction workers speak out

By a WSWS reporting team, 22 June 2013

Quebec government threatens to criminalize province-wide construction strike

By Keith Jones, 21 June 2013

Arts Review

Man of Steel: Superman returns…again

By Hiram Lee, 22 June 2013

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

By David Walsh, 21 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