Snowden denounces US moves to block his asylum requests

By Alex Lantier, 2 July 2013

NSA leaker Edward Snowden issued a powerful statement yesterday denouncing the global manhunt Washington is mounting against him.

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Strike shuts down main transit system in California’s Bay Area

By David Brown, 2 July 2013

While the strike reflects growing working class opposition to the dictates of the corporations and banks, union leaders are working hard to isolate the struggle.

US student loan interest rate doubles

By Zac Corrigan, 2 July 2013

The interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans doubled on Monday, rising from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.

Double-digit rise in American CEO pay

By Matthew MacEgan, 2 July 2013

A new report shows that the median compensation of the highest paid US executives in 2012 was $15.1 million, 16 percent higher than the previous year.

Nineteen firefighters die battling Arizona wildfire

By Nick Barrickman, 2 July 2013

All but one member of the crew, known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots, died battling a blaze about 80 miles north of Phoenix.

French by-election: National Front eliminates Socialist Party, runs close to the UMP

By Antoine Lerougetel and Peter Schwarz, 2 July 2013

In the second round of the by-election in the parliamentary constituency of Villeneuve-sur-Lot, the neo-fascist National Front candidate came close to winning the seat.

Massive cuts at universities in the UK

By Joe Mount, 2 July 2013

Universities throughout the UK are using new employment laws to worsen the conditions of nearly 3,000 staff and impose large-scale cuts.

Australian PM Rudd announces new government line up

By Patrick O’Connor, 2 July 2013

The line up has served to underscore the fact that Rudd heads a government of unprecedented crisis.

Thousands remain missing in India’s Himalayan flood disaster

By Sampath Perera, 2 July 2013

Despite official attempts to downplay the toll, leading figures in the state government say the number of deaths may reach 10,000.

Report exposes fraud of US aid to Haiti

By John Marion, 2 July 2013

According to a new report, USAID is funding the building of an industrial park, while providing inadequate housing for workers.

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La "normalización" de relaciones entre Washington y Venezuela

Por Bill Van Auken, 2 Julio 2013

El presidente venezolano Nicolás Maduro viajará a Roma la próxima semana después de haber obtenido una audiencia con el papa Francisco Jorge Mario Bergoglio, quién como clérigo derechista en Argentina fue cómplice de los crímenes de la guerra sucia del país.

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Des protestations de masse ont éclaté en Egypte contre le régime de Morsi, soutenu par les Etats-Unis

Par Johannes Stern, 2 juillet 2013

Des millions de travailleurs et de jeunes ont afflué dans les rues du pays pour exiger l’éviction du président islamiste d’Egypte, Mohamed Morsi.

Espionnage massif de la NSA contre l'Union européenne et l'Allemagne

Par Patrick Martin, 2 juillet 2013

La NSA récolte un demi-milliard de communications par mois rien qu'en Allemagne.

L'Équateur fait marche arrière sur l'asile de Snowden

Par Patrick Martin, 2 juillet 2013

le président de l'Équateur, Rafael Correa, a annulé le permis de circulation d'Edward Snowden qui lui avait été donné par l'ambassade d'Équateur à Londres.

L'armée américaine bloque l'accès au site du Guardian

Par Kevin Reed, 2 juillet 2013

Edward Snowden, NSA, le Guardian, Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, espionnage, NETCOM, Presidio de Monterrey

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2005
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Massenproteste gegen Mursis Regime

Von Johannes Stern, 2. Juli 2013

Millionen von Arbeitern und Jugendlichen strömten auf die Straßen Ägyptens und forderten die Absetzung des islamistischen Präsidenten Mohammed Mursi.

Generalstreik in Portugal

Von Paul Mitchell, 2. Juli 2013

Am vierten Generalstreik seit Beginn des Sparkurses in Portugal vor zwei Jahren nahmen am Donnerstag zahlreiche Arbeiter teil.

Polizei räumt Camp von hungerstreikenden Flüchtlingen in München

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 2. Juli 2013

Der gewaltsam beendete Hungerstreik von 55 Asylbewerbern in der bayerischen Landeshauptstadt wirft ein Licht auf die katastrophale Lage von Flüchtlingen und die Haltung der etablierten Parteien.

Neue Protestwelle in Bulgarien

Von Anna Rombach, 2. Juli 2013

In Bulgarien hat sich erneut eine breite landesweite Protestbewegung entwickelt, die den Rücktritt der seit Ende Mai amtierenden, von der Sozialistischen Partei getragenen „Expertenregierung“ des parteilosen Finanzexperten Plamen Orescharski fordert.

Obama in Afrika:
Für strategische und Profitinteressen der USA

Von Bill Van Auken, 2. Juli 2013

Obamas Reise durch drei afrikanische Staaten soll angeblich Handelspartnerschaft und „Demokratie“ fördern, zielte jedoch hauptsächlich darauf ab, den wachsenden Einfluss Chinas einzudämmen.

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The Egyptian Revolution and the crisis of revolutionary leadership

2 July 2013

Masses of Egyptian workers and youth are once again taking to the streets, this time demanding the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

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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.

The US media and the case of Edward Snowden

By Barry Grey, 2 July 2013

Prominent news personalities have joined in the campaign against Snowden and gone even further, baiting journalists who are assisting Snowden in his exposures.

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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“There is going to be another civil war”
Workers, young people discuss the enduring relevance of the Battle of Gettysburg

By Jerry White in Gettysburg, 2 July 2013

In conversations about the Civil War, several people who spoke to the WSWS contrasted the ideals fought for by Lincoln with the inequality and destruction of democratic rights in contemporary America.

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

By Joseph Kishore, 1 July 2013

150 years since the Battle of Gettysburg

By Tom Mackaman, 1 July 2013

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.

Support D'Artagnan Collier for Detroit Mayor

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

By Matthew MacEgan, 2 July 2013

On Sunday, Collier participated in a forum held at the Second Baptist Church in downtown Detroit that gave residents an opportunity to question candidates running in the upcoming Detroit primary election

Downtown Detroit tenants hold meeting to fight back against evictions

By Zac Corrigan and Justin Knowels, 1 July 2013

“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

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SEP (Australia) Election 2013

Low wages rife in Brisbane’s southern suburbs

By our correspondents, 2 July 2013

The SEP campaigners speak to workers and youth facing poverty level wages and widespread unemployment.

Australia’s Hunter Valley devastated under Labor and Liberal governments

By Joshua Newsham and Terry Cook, 29 June 2013

Click here for SEP 2013 Campaign Meetings »

Arts Review

A cinematic disinformation job on Julian Assange
Alex Gibney’s We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

By Richard Phillips, 2 July 2013

Peppered with factual errors and outright falsifications, Gibney’s documentary is an attempt to discredit WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and defend the US intelligence apparatus.


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

By Peter Schwarz, 29 June 2013

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

By Nick Barrickman, 1 July 2013

Mother of teen jailed for Facebook post speaks to WSWS

By Tom Carter, 29 June 2013

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

2 July 2013

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

Quebec to criminalize two week-old construction strike

By Keith Jones, 1 July 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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Socialist Equality Party

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

2 July 2013

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