1 July 2013

Mass protests erupt against US-backed Mursi regime in Egypt

By Johannes Stern, 1 July 2013

Millions of workers and youth poured into the country’s streets to demand the ouster of Egypt’s Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi.

Massive NSA spying on European Union, Germany

By Patrick Martin, 1 July 2013

The NSA collects half a billion communications a month in Germany alone.

Ecuador backpedals on asylum for Snowden

By Patrick Martin, 1 July 2013

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Bay Area, California transit workers launch strike

By David Brown, 1 July 2013

The transit workers are opposing management demands that they begin paying into their pensions funds, accept increased health care costs, and settle for a 1 percent annual wage increase.

Authorities witch-hunt homeless families in Philadelphia and Trenton, New Jersey

By Nick Barrickman, 1 July 2013

The criminalization of the poor and the brutality of the justice system in the US know virtually no limit.

Canada: New police state measure targets foreign workers

By Dylan Lubao, 1 July 2013

Canada’s Conservative government has enacted draconian policing measures against temporary foreign workers in a political climate of anti-immigrant chauvinism.

SPD candidate for chancellor criticizes the German government from the right

By Ulrich Rippert, 1 July 2013

A close examination of Thursday’s speech by SPD chancellor candidate Peer Steinbrück reveals that his criticism of the incumbent was from a right-wing standpoint.

British NHS watchdog promotes privatisation

By Barry Mason, 1 July 2013

The report that the UK’s Care Quality Commission, Britain’s National Health Service watchdog, suppressed one of its own investigative reports reveals its role in promoting privatisation.

The lure of membership fades as Croatia joins the European Union

By Ognjen Markovic, 1 July 2013

Croatia joins the European Union today, under conditions of deepening austerity and continent-wide economic crisis.

Sri Lankan defence secretary expresses fears of social unrest

By K. Ratnayake, 1 July 2013

The government is well aware of mounting discontent over the impact of its austerity measures on living standards.

South Korean president unveils phony job package

By Ben McGrath, 1 July 2013

The program is designed to create a low-paid, part-time workforce to meet the demands of big business.

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Le frauduleux appel à l’action de l’UE pour combattre le chômage des jeunes

Par Peter Schwarz, 1 juillet 2013

L’appel de l’Union européenne à une action forte contre le chômage des jeunes est une parodie qui ne fait que souligner le fait qu’une génération entière n’a pas d’avenir dans une Europe capitaliste.

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Perspective

Two milestones in world history
The contemporary significance of the Declaration of Independence and the Battle of Gettysburg

1 July 2013

The American Revolution and the Civil War were two of the great events in world history, advancing democratic principles that are everywhere under assault today.

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History

150 years since the Battle of Gettysburg

By Tom Mackaman, 1 July 2013

On July 1, 2 and 3, 1863, the bloodiest battle in the history of North America took place at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in the midst of the Civil War.

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 Army bars access to Guardian newspaper web site

By Kevin Reed, 29 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.

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Downtown Detroit tenants hold meeting to fight back against evictions

By Zac Corrigan and Justin Knowels, 1 July 2013

Detroit residents facing eviction are organizing to fight back.

“I’m prepared to go to jail to have my rights”
Griswold tenants speak out on threatened eviction

By a WSWS reporting team, 1 July 2013

Tenants facing eviction from the Griswold Apartments in Detroit spoke to the WSWS.

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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25 years ago: US shoots down Iranian airliner, killing 290

All 290 passengers and crew, including 66 children, were killed on July 3, 1988 when a US guided-missile cruiser shot an Iranian airliner out of the sky over the Persian Gulf.

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50 years ago: Sino-Soviet rift deepens

This week in 1963, relations between the Stalinist bureaucracies of the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China reached a new low.

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75 years ago: Evian Conference on fate of German Jews opens

On July 6, 1938 the Evian Conference opened in the French spa-town of Evian-les-Bains on the shore of Lake Geneva.

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100 years ago: Rioting miners shot dead by police in South Africa

On July 5, 1913, white miners rioting in Market Square in Johannesburg were fired upon by police, killing 25 people, including bystanders.

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Workers Struggles

Quebec to criminalize two week-old construction strike

By Keith Jones, 1 July 2013

Quebec’s Parti Quebecois government called the provincial legislature into special session Sunday morning to adopt emergency legislation illegalizing a two-week-old strike by 77,000 construction workers.

SEP (Australia) Election 2013

SEP election meetings discuss Labor Party leadership crisis

By our reporters, 1 July 2013

The meetings were held in Tuggerah on the NSW central coast and the Melbourne suburb of Clayton as part of the SEP 2013 election campaign.

WSWS speaks to workers and youth in Melbourne and Tuggerah

By our reporters, 1 July 2013

Those who attended the SEP meeting raised a range of issues ranging from turmoil in the Labor Party to widening social inequality and concerns about the NSA revelations.

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Socialist Equality Party

Attend Socialist Equality Party (UK) public meeting in London: Turkey at the Crossroads

1 July 2013

The Socialist Equality Party is holding a public meeting in London to discuss the critical events that have unfolded in Turkey.

Commentary

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

By Peter Schwarz, 29 June 2013

Mother of teen jailed for Facebook post speaks to WSWS

By Tom Carter, 29 June 2013

Washington ships arms to Al Qaeda-linked forces in Syria

By Chris Marsden, 29 June 2013

US, Japan to establish military bases in the Philippines

By Joseph Santolan, 29 June 2013

Who is Ruslan Tsarni?

By Patrick Martin, 29 June 2013

The political crisis in Australia

By Patrick O’Connor, 28 June 2013

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

By Barry Grey, 27 June 2013

Arts Review

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

By Christine Schofelt, 27 June 2013

Detroit in Crisis

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

By Bryan Dyne, 29 June 2013

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