28 June 2013

Obama in Africa to defend US strategic and profit interests

By Bill Van Auken, 28 June 2013

Obama’s three-nation tour, touted as a promotion of trade and “democracy,” is aimed in large measure at countering the growing influence of China.

On Africa trip, US president questioned on Snowden dragnet

By Mike Head, 28 June 2013

Obama’s answers revealed acute concerns about the political and diplomatic damage done to Washington by Snowden’s revelations.

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US first-quarter economic growth downgraded

By Andre Damon, 28 June 2013

The Department of Commerce said Thursday that the US economy grew at a rate of only 1.8 percent in the first quarter of this year, down sharply from the initial estimate of 2.4 percent.

General strike in Portugal

By Paul Mitchell, 28 June 2013

Many Portuguese workers participated in a general strike Thursday, the fourth in two years against austerity.

US Marine’s murder conviction overturned in Iraq killing

By Naomi Spencer, 28 June 2013

A Marine sergeant found guilty of killing an unarmed civilian in Hamdania, Iraq in 2006 is set to be freed from prison.

Military deploys throughout Egypt ahead of mass protests

By Johannes Stern, 28 June 2013

After a speech by Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, the Egyptian army has taken up positions throughout the country, moving tanks and soldiers to strategic locations.

Swiss tax deal with the US voted down

By Marianne Arens, 28 June 2013

Relations between Switzerland and the United States are worse than ever before due to the tax dispute between the US Justice Department and Swiss banks.

Britain: Spying network exposed targeting organisations critical of police

By Barry Mason and Robert Stevens, 28 June 2013

A series of revelations has exposed a massive British police spying network, in which individuals and groups opposing police harassment, brutality and corruption were systematically monitored.

Australia: Research links mining to high lead levels in Mount Isa

By Mark Church, 28 June 2013

A new study demonstrates that mining activity is directly responsible for the health risks to residents, especially children.

Scientist speaks to WSWS about lead cover-up in Mount Isa

By Mark Church, 28 June 2013

Professor Mark Taylor explained the implications of his team’s proof that the source of lead contamination in the town is the mine and smelter.

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Kreditklemme trifft China

Von John Chan, 28. Juni 2013

In China führte die Drosselung der Zentralbankkredite zu einer Krise des Finanzmarktes, die zum Auslöser eines verstärkten Chaos auf den Weltmärkten werden kann

Schweizer Steuerabkommen mit USA gescheitert

Von Marianne Arens, 28. Juni 2013

Das Verhältnis der Schweiz zu den Vereinigten Staaten ist schlechter als je zuvor. Dafür sorgt der Steuerstreit zwischen der US-Justiz und den Schweizer Banken.

Kevin Rudd ist wieder australischer Premierminister

Von Patrick O’Connor, 28. Juni 2013

Die Versuche, die Chancen der Labor Party kurz vor der Wahl noch zu verbessern, zeugen von starken Befürchtungen der herrschenden Kreise, dass ihr Zusammenbruch die Stabilität der parlamentarischen Herrschaft insgesamt gefährden könnte.

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Les tensions sino-américaines s'embrasent sur les révélations de Snowden

Par John Chan, 28 juin 2013

La colère à Beijing sur les implications des piratages informatiques de la NSA ont été accentuées par les accusations américaines après le départ de Snowden de Hong Kong le week-end dernier.

La directrice du FMI impliquée dans un scandale financier

Par Olivier Laurent, 28 juin 2013

Christine Lagarde, directrice du FMI, la principale institution à l'origine des politiques d'austérité mondiales, est inquiétée en France pour un scandale financier

Québec: la grève de la construction en grave danger

Par Laurent Lafrance, 28 juin 2013

La grève des 175.000 travailleurs de la construction du Québec en défense des salaires et des conditions de travail a été sabotée par les syndicats qui travaillent maintenant à y mettre fin entièrement afin d'imposer les concessions exigées par le patronat.

Kevin Rudd redevenu premier ministre en Australie

Par Patrick O’Connor, 28 juin 2013

Les efforts de dernières minutes entrepris pour augmenter les chances électorales du Parti travailliste reflètent les profondes préoccupations des cercles dirigeants inquiets que l’effondrement de ce dernier puisse mettre en péril la stabilité du régime parlementaire.

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The political crisis in Australia

28 June 2013

The extraordinary turmoil surrounding the return of Kevin Rudd as Australian prime minister belies the superficial image of Australian capitalism as a bastion of stability.

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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.

US-China tensions flare over Snowden’s revelations

By John Chan, 27 June 2013

Democratic rights are at stake in fight to defend Edward Snowden

By Barry Grey, 24 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

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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

The US Supreme Court’s dismantling of the Voting Rights Act

By Barry Grey, 27 June 2013

French pseudo-left works to defeat workers’ opposition to upcoming pension cuts

By Anthony Torres, 27 June 2013

A grim milestone: Texas carries out 500th execution

By Kate Randall, 27 June 2013

US Supreme Court decides gay marriage cases

By Don Knowland, 27 June 2013

Support D'Artagnan Collier for Detroit Mayor

SEP Detroit mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier rejects claim “there is no money” at forum

By Bryan Dyne, 27 June 2013

Collier speaking at the Dexter Elmhurst Community Center called on workers to reject the claims of Detroit’s emergency manager and to fight for their own independent interests.

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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

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SEP (Australia) Election 2013

Kevin Rudd reinstalled as Australian prime minister

By Patrick O’Connor, 27 June 2013

SEP election meeting in Sydney discusses NBN asbestos hazards

By our correspondents, 26 June 2013

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

By Peter Symonds, 24 June 2013

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

28 June 2013

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

Teaching unions stage token one-day strike in North West of England

By Jo March, 27 June 2013

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

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

By our correspondents, 25 June 2013

Arts Review

Max Brooks’ World War Z brought to the screen, or is it?

By Christine Schofelt, 27 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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