29 June 2013

US Army bars access to Guardian newspaper web site

By Kevin Reed, 29 June 2013

In response to Snowden’s exposure of NSA spying, the Army Network Enterprise Technology Command has blocked access to the newspaper’s web site throughout the US Army.

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Washington ships arms to Al Qaeda-linked forces in Syria

By Chris Marsden, 29 June 2013

The Obama administration is citing unsubstantiated claims that the Assad regime has used chemical weapons to justify openly arming the Free Syrian Army.

US, Japan to establish military bases in the Philippines

By Joseph Santolan, 29 June 2013

The move by Washington and Tokyo to station troops and military equipment in the Philippines is a marked escalation in the war drive against China.

Mother of teen jailed for Facebook post speaks to WSWS

By Tom Carter, 29 June 2013

Eighteen-year-old Justin River Carter was arrested on February 14 in Austin, Texas and charged as a “terrorist” for a post he made on Facebook.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev indicted on 45 counts in Boston Marathon bombing

By Patrick Martin, 29 June 2013

The indictment maintains the official cover story that the Tsarnaev brothers acted alone.

Who is Ruslan Tsarni?

By Patrick Martin, 29 June 2013

The uncle of Boston Marathon bombers is linked to a former top CIA official

UK chancellor announces a further £11.5 billion in cuts

By Robert Stevens, 29 June 2013

This week’s Spending Round by the British government continues its programme of mass austerity and puts in place permanent welfare and pay cuts.

Ireland: Bankers joke about their €7 billion bailout scam

By Steve James, 29 June 2013

The taped 2008 conversations of Irish bank executives at the now-defunct Anglo-Irish bank gives an insight into the criminal activities of the banking elite globally.

Senate approves legislation to militarize US-Mexico border

By Thomas Gaist, 29 June 2013

In addition to authorizing an unprecedented militarization of the US-Mexico border, the new law establishes something approaching a national ID system.

Chinese workers detain US businessman for a week

By Oliver Campbell, 29 June 2013

The incident provides a glimpse into the social tensions being generated by the slowdown of the Chinese economy.

New in German

EU-Gipfel verhöhnt Arbeitslose

Von Peter Schwarz, 29. Juni 2013

Die Staats- und Regierungschefs der Europäischen Union haben am Donnerstag in Brüssel beschlossen, sechs Milliarden Euro für arbeitslose Jugendliche bereit zu stellen.

Steinbrück greift Merkel von rechts an

Von Ulrich Rippert, 29. Juni 2013

Auf der letzten Bundestagssitzung vor der Sommerpause attackierte SPD-Kanzlerkandidat Peer Steinbrück die Regierungspolitik von Kanzlerin Angela Merkel.

Politische Krise in Australien

Von Patrick O’Connor, 29. Juni 2013

Das Chaos um Kevin Rudds Rückkehr auf den Posten des australischen Premierministers straft die Legende vom stabilen australischen Kapitalismus Lügen.

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L'histoire de Mark Zborowski : l'espion de Staline dans la Quatrième Internationale

Par le Comité international la Quatrième Internationale, 29 juin 2013

Nous republions ici l'article paru en juin 1990 après le décès de Mark Zborowski, le principal agent de Staline au sein de la Quatrième internationale.

La crise politique en Australie

Par Patrick O’Connor, 29 juin 2013

L’extraordinaire bouleversement politique relatif au retour de Kevin Rudd comme premier ministre brise l’image superficielle du capitalisme australien comme étant un bastion de stabilité.

Obama en Afrique pour défendre les intérêts stratégiques et pécuniaires américains

Par Bill Van Auken, 29 juin 2013

La tournée d'Obama en Afrique vise surtout à contrer l'influence chinoise grandissante.

Le Canada adopte une loi menaçant tout manifestant masqué d’une peine d’emprisonnement de dix ans

Par Keith Jones, 29 juin 2013

Une nouvelle loi a été adoptée la semaine dernière par le parlement canadien attaquant le droit de manifester.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2005
Pourquoi je lis le WSWS: Courrier des lecteurs

New in Portuguese

Os protestos de massa no Brasil e a crise de liderança revolucionária

Por Bill Van Auken, 29 de junho de 2013

No decorrer de toda semana passada, o Brasil assistiu a seus maiores protestos desde o fim da ditadura militar em 1985.

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Perspective

The EU’s fraudulent “call to action” on youth unemployment

29 June 2013

The European Union’s “Call to Action on Youth Unemployment” is a travesty that only underscores the fact that an entire generation has no future in a capitalist Europe.

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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.

On Africa trip, US president questioned on Snowden dragnet

By Mike Head, 28 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 political crisis in Australia

By Patrick O’Connor, 28 June 2013

Obama in Africa to defend US strategic and profit interests

By Bill Van Auken, 28 June 2013

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

By Barry Grey, 27 June 2013

Detroit in Crisis

Detroit emergency manager terminates union contracts, transfers city lighting to DTE

By Bryan Dyne, 29 June 2013

Orr’s decision to cancel the contracts of 9-1-1 operators, firefighters and police officers is part of the thrust to privatize all city services.

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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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Workers Struggles

British unions isolate refuse workers fighting wage cuts

By Paul Stuart, 29 June 2013

The GMB trade union, in collaboration with Green Party-run Brighton & Hove council, have called off a bitter strike by workers protesting cuts in pay.

Quebec: Construction worker strike in grave danger

By Laurent Lafrance, 29 June 2013

Quebec’s construction unions have forced the majority members back to work, without allowing them a vote on the contracts negotiated in their name.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

29 June 2013

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

SEP (Australia) Election 2013

Australia’s Hunter Valley devastated under Labor and Liberal governments

By Joshua Newsham and Terry Cook, 29 June 2013

Once an industrial and mining heartland, the region has been transformed into an area of high employment with increasing levels of social breakdown.

Growing hardship in mining town of Cessnock

By our correspondents, 29 June 2013

Young workers spoke about the social impact of job destruction, rising levels of unemployment and financial stress.

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

By Peter Symonds, 24 June 2013

Click here for SEP 2013 Campaign Meetings »

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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