6 July 2013

Violent clashes spread in Egypt as US backs army coup

By Alex Lantier, 6 July 2013

An army crackdown on protests by supporters of President Mohamed Mursi, who was ousted Wednesday in a US-backed coup, threatens to plunge Egypt into civil war.

Latin American governments blast hijacking in Snowden manhunt

By Bill Van Auken, 6 July 2013

Five Latin American heads of state joined with Evo Morales in Cochabamba Thursday to denounce the US-instigated grounding of the Bolivian president’s plane.

European intelligence agencies carry out massive Internet spying

By Peter Schwarz, 6 July 2013

Demonstrations held against NSA spying, persecution of Snowden

By our reporters, 6 July 2013

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Unions end Bay Area California transit strike without a contract

By David Brown, 6 July 2013

Following the intervention of the California Secretary of Labor, the unions agreed to end a strike that had shut down the fifth-largest public transportation system in the US.

Modest US job growth masks impact of mass unemployment

By Barry Grey, 6 July 2013

The job figures for June reflect a stagnant economy in which long-term, mass unemployment has become entrenched and a large majority of new jobs are either part-time or in industries that pay low wages and offer few benefits.

Australia: Sharp rise in number of workers unable to find jobs

By Mark Church, 6 July 2013

There is an increasing tide of layoffs in the mining sector, while other sectors, including retail, service and manufacturing continue to stagnate and decline.

Major slump in European auto industry

By Markus Salzmann, 6 July 2013

2013 will be the worst year for the auto industry in Western Europe in three decades. A recent study estimates that car sales will fall another 5 percent this year to below 12 million vehicles.

Obama offers environmental fig leaf in climate policy

By Bryan Dyne, 6 July 2013

Obama’s “Climate Action Plan” released last week is a token gesture towards the environmental movement, not a serious effort to address global warming.

Thai cabinet reshuffle amid growing economic uncertainty

By John Roberts, 6 July 2013

The government is under increasing pressure from big business to impose austerity measures and boost infrastructure spending to make Thailand more competitive.

Ontario teachers’ union president “fights” Liberals, then becomes their candidate

By Carl Bronski, 6 July 2013

The outgoing president of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation will represent a Liberal government that has imposed sweeping concessions on the province’s public school teachers.

Wayne State students in Detroit face 8.9 percent tuition increase

By Usman Clemens, 6 July 2013

The increase will result in a $900 hike for a full-time resident undergraduate.

New in Turkish

Mısır ordusu İslamcı cumhurbaşkanı Mursi’yi devirdi

Johannes Stern ve Alex Lantier, 6 Temmuz 2013

Mısır Cumhurbaşkanı Muhammed Mursi’nin ülke çapındaki dört günlük kitlesel gösterilerin ardından cumhurbaşkanlığından uzaklaştırılması, iktidarı, kendisini ülkenin egemenlerinin ekonomik çıkarlarını ve Amerikan emperyalizminin jeopolitik hedeflerini savunmaya adamış olan askeri cuntanın eline verdi.

Mursi kitlesel protestolara rağmen iktidarda kalmaya yemin etti

Johannes Stern, 6 Temmuz 2013

Mısır işçi sınıfının karşısındaki acil görev, hem mevcut İslamcı yönetime hem de ABD emperyalizmi ve muhalefet partileri tarafından desteklenen bir askeri diktatörlük tehlikesine karşı devrimci bir mücadelede harekete geçmektir.

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Les convulsions en Égypte annoncent une nouvelle ère de révolution mondiale

Par David North et Alex Lantier, 6 juillet 2013

Il faut tirer les leçons politiques des convulsions survenues cette semaine en Égypte.

Un coup d’Etat de l’armée égyptienne renverse le président islamiste Morsi

Par Johannes Stern et Alex Lantier, 6 juillet 2013

L’éviction du président égyptien Mohamed Morsi après quatre jours de protestations de masse nationales a mis le pouvoir entre les mains de la junte militaire.

Le père d’Edward Snowden défend les actes courageux de son fils

Par Peter Symonds, 6 juillet 2013

Dans une lettre émouvante publiée cette semaine, le père d’Edward Snowden, Lon Snowden a rendu hommage au courage de son fils.

Le pillage de la Grèce se poursuit sous le nouveau gouvernement

Par Robert Stevens, 6 juillet 2013

Un accord prévu pour ce week-end aura comme axe central des mesures d'austérité encore plus dévastatrices.

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Erschütterungen in Ägypten leiten neue Ära der Weltrevolution ein

Von David North und Alex Lantier, 6. Juli 2013

Aus den Erschütterungen dieser Woche in Ägypten müssen politische Lehren gezogen werden.

Partei für Soziale Gleichheit zur Bundestagswahl zugelassen

Von unserem Reporter, 6. Juli 2013

Die PSG hatte im Vorfeld der Ausschusssitzung eine mehrwöchige Auseinandersetzung mit dem Büro des Bundeswahlleiters geführt.

Auch europäische Geheimdienste sammeln riesige Datenmengen

Von Peter Schwarz, 6. Juli 2013

Der französische Auslandsgeheimdienst DGSE spioniert laut einem Bericht der französischen Tageszeitung Le Monde „die Gesamtheit unserer Kommunikation“ aus.

Arbeitsmarktreformen treiben Massenentlassungen in die Höhe

Von Franci Vier, 6. Juli 2013

Fünf Jahre nach Ausbruch der globalen Finanzkrise ist die Arbeitslosigkeit in Spanien auf einem neuen Höchststand. Jüngste Prognosen der OECD lassen einen weiteren Anstieg auf 28% bis zum Ende des Jahres erwarten

Hannah Arendt: Margarethe von Trottas Film greift Debatte zum Eichmann-Prozess wieder auf
Regie: Margarethe von Trotta, Drehbuch: von Trotta und Pam Katz

Von Fred Mazelis und Stefan Steinberg, 6. Juli 2013

Der Film konzentriert sich auf einige wenige entscheidende Jahre im Leben der deutsch-amerikanischen Schriftstellerin, die vor allem für ihr Werk “Die Ursprünge des Totalitarismus” und ihre Studien über den Eichmannprozess bekannt ist.

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Obama glorifies militarism on the Fourth of July

6 July 2013

Obama gave his brief address in the midst of a campaign of persecution against a genuine defender of freedom and democracy, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

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Convulsions in Egypt signal new era of world revolution

By David North and Alex Lantier, 5 July 2013

American teenager jailed as “terrorist” for Facebook post receives broad international support

By Tom Carter, 5 July 2013

Prosecution case vs. Bradley Manning threatens First Amendment rights to free speech and press

By Ed Hightower, 4 July 2013


Video: Gettysburg park workers, guests speak on the Civil War and the state of American democracy

By Andre Damon, 6 July 2013

In this video, workers, guests and volunteers at the Gettysburg National Military Park speak about the lasting significance of the Civil War and the ongoing attacks on American democracy.

“The entire future of democracy was hanging in the balance”
Historian Allen Guelzo speaks on the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

By Andre Damon, 4 July 2013

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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 government scanning, storing billions of pieces of mail per year

By Thomas Gaist, 5 July 2013

The hijacking of Evo Morales
International gangsterism in Snowden manhunt

By Bill Van Auken, 4 July 2013

Edward Snowden: Planet without a visa

3 July 2013

The US media and the case of Edward Snowden

By Barry Grey, 2 July 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.

SEP (Germany) election campaign

Germany: Participation of Socialist Equality Party (PSG) confirmed in the parliamentary election

By our reporters, 6 July 2013

At its meeting yesterday, the Federal Election Commission agreed to the participation of the Socialist Equality Party (PSG) in the German parliamentary election in September.

Strong support for PSG election campaign in German state of Hesse

By Marianne Arens, 5 July 2013

SEP (Australia) Election 2013

Western Australia: SEP campaigns in Perth’s working class suburbs

By our reporters, 6 July 2013

The collapse of the mining boom is producing sharp increases in unemployment and growing social distress.

A socialist program against war, austerity and the drive to dictatorship

By the Socialist Equality Party, 5 July 2013

The SEP has issued a revised election statement to clarify the political significance of the ousting of Gillard and the reinstallation of Rudd as prime minister, and the necessity for workers and youth to support the SEP’s 2013 election campaign.

Click here for the SEP 2013 Campaign Web Site »

Workers Struggles

University of California medical workers frustrated by union’s toothless “Day of Action”

By Norisa Diaz and Clodomiro Puentes, 6 July 2013

California medical workers are growing dissatisfied and angry with their union.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

6 July 2013

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

Mobilize the working class behind Bay Area transit workers!

By the Socialist Equality Party, 5 July 2013

NLC workers in south India strike against privatisation

By Arun Kumar and Deepal Jayasekera, 5 July 2013

Machinists and painters strike Daimler Trucks North America

By Hector Cordon, 5 July 2013

Support D'Artagnan Collier for Detroit Mayor

SEP Detroit mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier speaks at candidate forum

By Matthew MacEgan, 2 July 2013

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Arts Review

The Caucasian Chalk Circle: Brecht’s parable on “the temptation to do good”

By Fred Mazelis, 4 July 2013

The German mini-series Generation War: Five young people traumatized by World War II

By Bernd Reinhardt, 3 July 2013

Socialist Equality Party

The fight against the break-up of the National Health Service

By Tony Robson, 5 July 2013

SEP/IYSSE meeting in Colombo: Defend Edward Snowden!

By the Socialist Equality Party, 4 July 2013

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

1 July 2013

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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Letters from our readers

6 July 2013

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