26 June 2013

US Supreme Court guts Voting Rights Act

By Patrick Martin, 26 June 2013

By a 5-4 majority, the Supreme Court has effectively abrogated one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation in US history.

More pro-corporate rulings by US Supreme Court

By John Andrews, 26 June 2013

Each case was decided 5-4, with the majority decision authored by reactionary Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito.

Australian Labor Party dumps Gillard as prime minister

By Patrick O’Connor, 26 June 2013

The switch underscores the unprecedented character of the crisis wracking not only the Labor Party but the entire Australian parliamentary system.

How the German secret service monitors the Internet

By Peter Schwarz, 26 June 2013

The German authorities have responded officially with great restraint to the revelations of the whistle-blower Edward Snowden, although millions of German citizens are affected.

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Major attack on pensions being prepared in Spain

By Vicky Short, 26 June 2013

The Spanish trade unions and opposition Socialist Party are collaborating with the Popular Party government in the destruction of the pension rights of millions of workers.

Study shows most Americans have inadequate savings

By Shannon Jones, 26 June 2013

Some 27 percent of American workers are living paycheck to paycheck, with no savings to fall back on in case of emergency.

Proposed California budget to deepen attacks on public education and social programs

By Dan Conway, 26 June 2013

Despite the state’s fiscal surplus, the state budget promises continued austerity.

Missing San Diego hospital patient found dead in canyon

By Norisa Diaz, 26 June 2013

The body of University of California San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center patient Thomas Vera, age 57, was found in the thick brush of a canyon near the hospital. Budget cuts have eliminated “sitters” who monitor patients.

BP attempts to dodge fines in connection with Gulf Coast oil disaster

By E.P. Bannon, 26 June 2013

Oil giant BP is waging an offensive on multiple fronts to evade culpability and reduce settlement payments in connection with the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Australia: Hundreds affected by fire at private university accommodation

By a reporting team, 26 June 2013

Many residents were left without accommodation, or access to their possessions, when the fire broke out in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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Aktienverkäufe deuten auf neue Krise hin

Von Nick Beams, 26. Juni 2013

Die neuen Unruhen an den internationalen Finanzmärkten zeigen, dass keins der Probleme, die zum Zusammenbruch von 2008 geführt haben, seither gelöst wurde.

USA drohen China und Russland wegen Snowden

Von Peter Symonds, 26. Juni 2013

Die US-Regierung verschärft ihre Drohungen und Beleidigungen gegenüber China und Russland, um sie zu zwingen, Snowden auszuliefern.

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Le mouvement de vente généralisé des actifs indique une nouvelle crise

Par Nick Beams, 26 juin 2013

Les nouvelles perturbations qui agitent les marchés financiers mondiaux soulignent le fait qu’aucun des problèmes survenus lors de l’effondrement de 2008 n’a été surmonté.

Affaire Snowden : les États-Unis menacent la Chine et la Russie

Par Peter Symonds, 26 juin 2013

Le gouvernement Obama accentue ses menaces et ses intimidations, tentant de faire pression sur le gouvernement russe pour qu'il livre Snowden afin qu'il soit jugé.

Les relations entre l’Azerbaïdjan et l’Iran continuent de se détériorer

Par Clara Weiss, 26 juin 2013

Les relations entre l’Azerbaïdjan et l’Iran, tendues depuis des années, sont en train de se dégrader en raison des préparatifs de guerre israélo-américains contre l’Iran.

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Perspective

US threatens Russia, China in its pursuit of Snowden

26 June 2013

The only “law” that the White House recognises is that which serves the political, economic and strategic interests of US imperialism.

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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

US issues threats to China, Russia over Snowden

By Peter Symonds, 25 June 2013

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

By Kevin Reed, 25 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.

Commentary

Britain’s People’s Assembly covers for Labour and trade unions

By Paul Mitchell and Robert Stevens, 26 June 2013

The “People’s Assembly Against Austerity”, held in London last Saturday, was an attempt by its Labour Party and pseudo-left organisers to provide a cover for the reactionary role of the trade union bureaucracy.

Share selloff points to new crisis

By Nick Beams, 25 June 2013

US Supreme Court upholds affirmative action

By Ed Hightower, 25 June 2013

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

By Keith Jones, 24 June 2013

SEP (Australia) Election 2013

SEP election meeting in Sydney discusses NBN asbestos hazards

By our correspondents, 26 June 2013

The asbestos exposures were not the outcome of a few corrupt or incompetent individuals, but the social relations of capitalism that put profit ahead of the health and lives of workers.

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

By Peter Symonds, 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!
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

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

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

Detroit union leaders given their marching orders over pension cuts

By Shannon Jones, 24 June 2013

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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

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

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.

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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