Turmoil in emerging economies a symptom of global crisis

By Barry Grey, 27 August 2013

Almost overnight, the hot money that had boosted the “emerging economies” has stopped pouring in, and these countries have been hit with a massive flight of capital back to the US and other “developed” countries.

Australian government backs US-led campaign against Syria

By Peter Symonds, 27 August 2013

Without a shred of evidence, Prime Minister Rudd all but declared the Syrian regime responsible for last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack.

Bo Xilai denies corruption charges

By John Chan, 27 August 2013

The state media sought to portray the trial as an example of China’s “rule of law,” rather than a political prosecution against a major factional figure.

All-party alliance dominates German election campaign

By Ulrich Rippert, 27 August 2013

Four weeks before the German federal election on September 22, the country’s main political parties are closing ranks.

Amid cuts and closures
A new school year begins in Chicago

By Jeff Lusanne and Kristina Betinis, 27 August 2013

The 2013 school year in Chicago begins with 50 fewer schools, 3,000 fewer teachers and staff, and sharply reduced classroom funding.

Forest fire rages in Northern California near Yosemite National Park

By Kevin Martinez, 27 August 2013

The fire is one of the largest in recent California history and has destroyed nearly 150,000 acres

Sequester cuts to deprive over 125,000 households of housing aid

By Thomas Gaist, 27 August 2013

Federal spending on housing aid will be cut by more than $2 billion in 2013 alone as a result of the so-called sequester budget cuts that began July 1.

Britain: Police justification for Taser killing in Manchester unravels

By Tony Robson, 27 August 2013

Jordan Begley was tasered inside his mother’s home and died within hours.

Royal College of Surgeons raise concerns over erosion of health services in Wales

By Ajanta Silva, 27 August 2013

National Health Service provision in Wales is in a critical condition, with people dying while on waiting lists.

New in Turkish

Suriye’ye karşı savaş dürtüsü

Alex Lantier, 27 Ağustos 2013

İşçiler ve gençlik, Washington ile müttefiklerinin Suriye’de başlatma tehdidinde bulundukları savaşa karşı çıkmalı.

Hüsnü Mübarek’in serbest bırakılması

Alex Lantier ve David North, 27 Ağustos 2013

Bir kez daha, büyük bir devrimci deneyim, Lev Troçki’nin Sürekli Devrim Kuramı’nın öneminin altını çizmiştir.

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La course à la guerre contre la Syrie

Par Alex Lantier, 27 août 2013

Les allégations concoctées pour justifier une guerre d'agression contre la Syrie ne sont guère plus crédibles que celles utilisées dix ans auparavant contre l'Irak.

Allemagne: une coalition pluripartite défend les services secrets

Par Christoph Dreier, 27 août 2013

Tous les partis traditionnels cherchent à blanchir les agences de renseignement et à masquer le rôle que ces derniers ont joué dans la mise en place des milieux d’extrême droite.

Allemagne : comment le parti La Gauche offre une tribune aux néonazis

Par Emma Bode et Peter Schwarz, 27 août 2013

Pendant plusieurs jours, les medias allemands ont été remplis d’articles montrant de façon bien visible des néofascistes faisant de l’agitation contre des réfugiés à Hellersdorf-Marzahn, dans la proche banlieue berlinoise.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2006
Pourquoi je lis le WSWS: Courrier des lecteurs

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Internationale Online-Veranstaltung der PSG zur Revolution und Konterrevolution in Ägypten

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 27. August 2013

Im Zentrum der Veranstaltung standen die dramatischen Ereignisse in Ägypten seit dem Militärputsch und die Lehren für die ägyptische und internationale Arbeiterklasse.

Die Kriegshetze gegen Syrien

Von Alex Lantier, 27. August 2013

Die Beschuldigungen, mit denen ein Aggressionskrieg gegen Syrien gerechtfertigt werden soll, sind nicht weniger grotesk, als die Lügen, mit denen vor zehn Jahren die Invasion im Irak gerechtfertigt wurde.

Die Verhaftung von David Miranda und die Razzia beim Guardian

Von Julie Hyland, 27. August 2013

Die Ereignisse der letzten Woche bestätigen auf beängstigende Weise, dass die britischen Regierungen der jüngeren Vergangenheit unter dem Deckmantel des „Kriegs gegen den Terror“ einen Polizeistaatsapparat aufgebaut haben.

Mannings Offener Brief an Obama:
Es ging um die Enthüllung von Kriegsverbrechen

Von David Walsh, 27. August 2013

Manning erklärt in seinem offenen Brief warum er Hunderttausende vertrauliche Dokumente weiterreichte. Es ist ein ehrliches und starkes Dokument.

„Manchmal muss man einen hohen Preis zahlen, um in einer freien Gesellschaft zu leben“

Von Bradley Manning, 27. August 2013

Bradley Mannings offener Brief an Präsident Obama

Arbeitssklaverei für osteuropäische Wanderarbeiter

Von Anna Rombach, 27. August 2013

Die Folgen der EU-Sparpolitik zwingen eine wachsende Zahl von rumänischen und bulgarischen Arbeiter, in Deutschland nach einer Beschäftigung zu suchen. Doch hier werden ihnen selbst minimale soziale Rechte verweigert.

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Perspective

On the eve of war with Syria
John Kerry’s “Colin Powell moment”

27 August 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry’s statement preparing public opinion for a war with Syria recalls his predecessor Colin Powell’s infamous 2003 presentation falsely claiming that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.

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Commentary

Stop the prosecution of Savas Michael-Matsas and Constantinos Moutzouris

By the WSWS International Editorial Board, 27 August 2013

Greek leftist Savas Michael-Matsas and academic Constantinos Moutzouris are the targets of a legal frame-up orchestrated by Greek fascists and their allies in the state.

German pseudo-left think tank asserts “no alternative” to capitalism

By Marianne Arens and Peter Schwarz, 27 August 2013

A panel discussion at the University of Frankfurt exposed the contempt for the working class of the social democrats, Greens and Left Party.

The war drive against Syria

By Alex Lantier, 26 August 2013

How the German Left Party supports the counterrevolution in Egypt

By Johannes Stern, 26 August 2013

Obama administration spearheading growth of part-time labor

By Andre Damon, 26 August 2013

Obama, the secrets of the state, and the persecution of Edward Snowden

By David North, 20 August 2013

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

PSG meeting in Berlin: Revolution and counterrevolution in Egypt

By our correspondents, 27 August 2013

The meeting focused on the dramatic events in Egypt since the military coup and the lessons that must be drawn by the Egyptian and international working class.

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Arts Review

Bobby “Blue” Bland (1930-2013): An appreciation

By Hiram Lee, 27 August 2013

Rhythm and blues great Bobby “Blue” Bland, whose hits included “Cry, Cry, Cry” and “Turn on Your Lovelight,” died this summer at the age of 83.

Lee Daniels’ The Butler: Identity politics at odds with history

By Joanne Laurier, 23 August 2013

SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

Video: Nick Beams explains SEP election campaign on YouTube

By our reporter, 26 August 2013

Australian Liberals campaign launch: A “make-over” of Abbott and policy cover-up

By Nick Beams, 26 August 2013

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

27 August 2013

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

Retired German auto workers fight for pension increase

By our correspondent, 26 August 2013

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan military harasses SEP candidates for northern provincial election

By W. A. Sunil, 26 August 2013

Defend Edward Snowden!

NSA used decryption technology to spy on the United Nations

By Thomas Gaist, 26 August 2013

David Miranda’s detention and the raid on Britain’s Guardian newspaper

By Julie Hyland, 24 August 2013

The American “left” and Edward Snowden

By Eric London, 24 August 2013

UK public meeting in Oxford:
Defend whistleblower Edward Snowden!
The socialist answer to the assault on democratic rights

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The Detroit Bankruptcy

Residents, visitors denounce plan to sell treasures from the Detroit Institute of Arts

By Tim Rivers, 26 August 2013

More on the bankruptcy of Detroit »

25 years ago: US government boosts payoff to Socialist Workers Party

The payment was part of the settlement of a 15-year lawsuit against the government over the FBI spying and disruption program code-named COINTELPRO, in the course of which hundreds of FBI agents infiltrated the SWP.

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50 years ago: Kennedy blocks railroad strike

On August 28, 1963, US President John F. Kennedy signed into law legislation blocking a nationwide strike of railway workers, which had been set to start the next day.

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75 years ago: Germany-Czechoslovakia crisis over Sudetenland intensifies

This week in 1938 the crisis provoked by Nazi Germany’s designs on Czechoslovakia reached a new level of intensity, with speculation in the media that war between France and the United Kingdom, on one side, and Germany on the other, was imminent.

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100 years ago: Dublin transport workers strike

On August 26, 1913, members of the Irish Transport and General Workers Union (ITGWU) went on strike in response to the dismissal and lockout on August 21 of 100 union members from William Martin Murphy’s Tramways Company. .

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Correspondence

Letters from our readers

27 August 2013

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