25 June 2013

US issues threats to China, Russia over Snowden

By Peter Symonds, 25 June 2013

The Obama administration is stepping up its threats and bullying in a bid to force the Russian government to hand Snowden over.

The NSA’s cyber-surveillance technology
Infrastructure of a police state

By Kevin Reed, 25 June 2013

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US Supreme Court upholds affirmative action

By Ed Hightower, 25 June 2013

The reluctance of the court, including most of its extreme right-wing bloc, to overthrow affirmative action reflects the degree to which the politics of race and gender have been integrated into the official ideology of the American ruling class.

Turkish police renew attacks on protesters

By Justus Leicht, 25 June 2013

After six days of relative calm, the Turkish police resumed their violent attacks on demonstrators Saturday, using tear gas, water cannon, rubber bullets and batons

UN report documents Israeli regime’s abuse and torture of Palestinian children

By Jean Shaoul, 25 June 2013

A new report by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child documents the Israeli regime’s physical and mental abuse of Palestinian children, including the systematic trying of children before juvenile military courts.

UK sees an increase in the number of “pauper’s funerals”

By Dennis Moore, 25 June 2013

Due to the spiraling funeral costs, rising poverty, and cutbacks in funeral payment entitlement for the poorest, the phenomenon of the “pauper’s funeral” is increasing in the UK

Sri Lankan government evicts poor families in Dambulla

By Vilani Peiris, 25 June 2013

The evictions are part of the government’s plans to promote the country to investors, in line with the IMF’s demands.

New Zealand First issues anti-Chinese denunciation

By Tom Peters, 25 June 2013

NZ First’s latest campaign is an extension of the anti-Chinese sentiment whipped up by the opposition Labour Party, the Greens and the Maori-nationalist Mana Party.

Probe into DC mayor’s “shadow campaign” donor exposes political culture rife with criminality

By Nick Barrickman, 25 June 2013

Washington, DC has been hit by yet another corruption scandal involving illegal campaign donations.

State plans to close Michigan school districts

By Julien Kiemle, 25 June 2013

Michigan’s state legislature has passed a bill that will allow the state’s small school district heads to shut down their schools in response to budget deficits.

Portland, Oregon: School board denies education to disabled children

By Katie Hughes, 25 June 2013

Parents of medically fragile children have been informed that Portland Public Schools are no longer legally responsible for schooling their children.

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Brezilya’daki kitlesel protestolar ve devrimci önderlik krizi

Bill Van Auken, 25 Haziran 2013

Brezilya, geçtiğimiz hafta boyunca, askeri diktatörlüğün 1985’te devrilmesinden bu yana gerçekleşen en büyük protestolara tanık oldu. Bu kitlesel mücadele patlaması, her şeyden önce, işçi sınıfı içindeki devrimci önderlik krizini gözler önüne sermektedir.

Katar Konferansı Suriye savaşında yeni bir aşamayı başlatıyor

James Cogan, 25 Haziran 2013

Şimdi Suriye’yi ABD’ye bağımlı bir devlete dönüştürmek için gerçekleşen hızlandırılmış yönelim, şimdiye kadar yaşananlardan daha fazla savaş suçunun habercisidir.

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Im Kampf zur Verteidigung von Edward Snowden stehen demokratische Rechte auf dem Spiel

Von Barry Grey, 25. Juni 2013

Es hat etwas zutiefst beunruhigendes, mit anzusehen, wie ein junger Mann vor einer rachsüchtigen Regierung fliehen muss, weil er eine politische Verschwörung gegen die demokratischen Rechte der amerikanischen- und der Weltbevölkerung aufgedeckt hat.

Edward Snowden wegen Spionage angeklagt

Von Eric London und Joseph Kishore, 25. Juni 2013

Die World Socialist Web Site verurteilt unzweideutig die Entscheidung der US-Regierung, den Whistleblower Edward Snowden wegen Spionage anzuklagen.

Massenproteste in Brasilien und die Krise der revolutionären Führung

Von Bill Van Auken, 25. Juni 2013

Brasilien erlebt die größte Protestwelle seit Ende der Militärdiktatur 1985. In dem sozialen Aufstand zeigt sich die Krise der revolutionären Führung der Arbeiterklasse.

Erneute Angriffe auf türkische Demonstranten

Von Justus Leicht, 25. Juni 2013

Am Samstagabend ist die türkische Polizei abermals mit Reizgas, Wasserwerfern, Gummigeschossen und Knüppeln gegen Demonstranten vorgegangen.

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Les droits fondamentaux sont en jeu dans la lutte pour défendre Edward Snowden

Par Barry Grey, 25 juin 2013

Il y a quelque chose de profondément troublant à voir une jeune personne fuir un gouvernement vindicatif parce qu’il a révélé une conspiration politique contre les droits démocratiques du peuple américain et les peuples du monde entier.

Une réponse politique au chômage des jeunes en Europe

Par Christoph Vandreier, candidat du Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG) aux élections législatives en Allemagne, 25 juin 2013

L’état réel de toute société trouve son expression la plus nette dans la perspective qu’elle propose à sa jeunesse. La hausse continue du chômage des jeunes en Europe démontre une fois de plus la banqueroute du système capitaliste.

Les communications de millions de gens espionnées par les États-Unis et le Royaume-Uni

Par Eric London, 25 juin 2013

Le lanceur d'alerte Edward Snowden a révélé que les services de renseignement anglais et américains enregistrent les appels téléphoniques, les courriels, les affichages sur Facebook et les historiques de navigation de millions de gens.

Québec: la loi 14 et la Charte des valeurs visent à diviser les travailleurs

Par Louis Girard, 25 juin 2013

Ces lois chauvines font partie des efforts du PQ pour détourner l’attention des mesures d’austérité du gouvernement Marois et diviser les travailleurs selon des lignes linguistiques et ethniques.

Le NSA canadien espionne la population à grande échelle

Par Keith Jones, 25 juin 2013

Se basant sur des directives gouvernementales secrètes, l’appareil de sécurité nationale surveille les Canadiens de façon exhaustive.

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Perspective

Share selloff points to new crisis

25 June 2013

The renewed turmoil on global financial markets underscores the fact that none of the problems that erupted in the 2008 meltdown have been overcome.

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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.

Democratic rights are at stake in fight to defend Edward Snowden

By Barry Grey, 24 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

Obama, Cheney and Snowden’s revelations

By Bill Van Auken, 19 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.

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

Germany: Socialist Equality Party wins support in Cologne and the Ruhr area

By our correspondents, 25 June 2013

PSG supporters and candidates campaigning in the Ruhr area and the city of Cologne won an important response from the unemployed, young people and immigrant workers.

A political answer to youth unemployment in Europe

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

Detroit in Crisis

NAACP, UAW hold Martin Luther King Jr. rally to promote Democratic Party

By E.P. Bannon and Richard Vargas, 25 June 2013

The NAACP and the unions sought to use the event to bolster the political establishment and the Democratic Party

Detroit union leaders given their marching orders over pension cuts

By Shannon Jones, 24 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!
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19 June 2013

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Auto Workers Struggles

Canada: CAW agrees to expansion of cheap labor at GM’s Oshawa plants

By Carl Bronski, 25 June 2013

The Canadian Auto Workers union is assisting GM in its drive to replace higher-paid veteran workers with workers earning cheap-labor wages.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles, the Americas

25 June 2013

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

Arts Review

Daniel Pinkwater’s Bushman Lives: To become an artist

By Christine Schofelt, 25 June 2013

With this earnest and often hilarious novel for young adults, Daniel Pinkwater encourages exploration, of various kinds.

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 (Australia) Election 2013

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

By Peter Symonds, 24 June 2013

Australian government wracked by further leadership infighting

By Patrick O’Connor, 19 June 2013

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Commentary

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

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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Correspondence

Letters from our readers

25 June 2013

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