Egyptian President Mursi vows to stay in power despite mass protests

By Johannes Stern, 3 July 2013

Defying millions of protesters demanding his ouster, Mursi pledged to remain in office as Egypt’s president.

In hunt for Snowden, US forces Bolivian presidential jet to land

By Peter Symonds, 3 July 2013

The decision to force down the plane has demonstrated the utter lawlessness of the Obama administration.

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Democratic Party officials, unions, seek quick end to Bay Area California transit strike

By David Brown and Joseph Kishore, 3 July 2013

As union officials voiced their desire to quickly end the strike, California state government called for a return to the bargaining table, chastising workers for their wage demands.

US Supreme Court ruling sparks new attacks on voting rights

By Ed Hightower, 3 July 2013

Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina and Virginia have all announced the implementation of new measures that will have a discriminatory impact on minority and working class voters, as well as on students.

Mass sackings increase in Spain following labour reforms

By Franci Vier, 3 July 2013

Following the passage of trade union-agreed labour reforms, making it easier for companies to sack Spanish workers, mass sackings are on the increase.

IMF head Christine Lagarde implicated in a financial scandal

By Olivier Laurent, 3 July 2013

Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the IMF, the main organisation behind global austerity policies, is under investigation in France over a financial scandal.

British government planning privatisation of student loan debt

By Jordan Shilton, 3 July 2013

A secret internal government report has revealed the plans of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition to sell student loan debt to private investors.

Munich police raid camp of refugees on hunger strike

By our reporters, 3 July 2013

On Sunday morning, a large contingent of police broke up a hunger strike being carried out by 55 refugees in the Bavarian city of Munich.

Forty-three million US households burdened by excessive housing costs

By Debra Watson, 3 July 2013

More than 43 million US households pay excessive shares of income for housing and 20.6 million are severely burdened, paying more than half of their total income for housing.

Australian soldier dies in Afghanistan

By Mark Church, 3 July 2013

News of the death has been exploited to mask over the neo-colonial nature of the decade-long US-led occupation of the country.

South Korean president conducts “charm offensive” in China

By Ben McGrath, 3 July 2013

The South Korean and Chinese presidents discussed North Korea’s nuclear programs as well as boosting economic relations.

New wave of protests in Bulgaria

By Anna Rombach, 3 July 2013

A broad protest movement has developed nationally demanding the resignation of the “government of experts” led by the unaffiliated finance expert Plaman Orescharski and supported by the post-Stalinist Bulgarian Socialist Party.

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Mısır’da ABD destekli Mursi yönetimine karşı kitlesel mücadeleler patladı

Johannes Stern, 3 Temmuz 2013

Mısır, işçi sınıfı mücadelelerinin yeniden yükselişine tanık oluyor. İslamcı, Cumhurbaşkanı, Muhammed Mursi’nin göreve başlamasının birinci yıldönümünde, milyonlarca insan, onun ve Müslüman Kardeşler’in iktidardan ayrılması talebiyle caddeleri ve meydanları doldurdu.

ABD Anayasa Mahkemesi’nin oy hakkı yasasının içini boşaltması

Barry Grey, 2 Temmuz 2013

Demokrasi, savaşlara ve servet ile gücün dar bir seçkin azınlığın elinde toplanmasına yol açan bi,r sistemle uyuşmaz. Egemen seçkinlerin hiçbir kesimi demokratik hakları savunmayacaktır. Bu görev işçi sınıfına düşmektedir.

Kitlesel protestolar öncesinde, ordu tüm Mısır’da konuşlanıyor

Johannes Stern, 2 Temmuz 2013

Mısır’ın ABD destekli cumhurbaşkanı Muhammed Nursi, 27 Haziran Çarşamba gecesi yaptığı meydan okuyan konuşmanın ardından, 28 Haziran Perşembe günü, Mısır Ordusu’na polis yetkisi verdi.

Portekiz’de genel grev

Paul Mitchell, 2 Temmuz 2013

Sosyal Demokratlar’a karşı sosyalist bir muhalefet geliştirme uğruna siyasi mücadele, sendikalar ve -eski Stalinistler’den, Maocular’dan ve Pablocular’dan oluşan- Sol Blok (BE) gibi sahte sol gruplar tarafından engelleniyor.

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La révolution égyptienne et la crise de la direction révolutionnaire

Par Johannes Stern, 3 juillet 2013

Les travailleurs et les jeunes d'Egypte sont une fois de plus descendus en masse dans la rue, cette fois pour demander l’éviction du président islamiste Mohamed Morsi.

Snowden dénonce les manœuvres américaines pour bloquer ses demandes d'asile

Par Alex Lantier, 3 juillet 2013

Le lanceur d'alerte de la NSA Edward Snowden a publié une déclaration puissante le 1er juillet dénonçant la chasse à l'homme que Washington monte contre lui.

Election partielle en France: le Front National élimine le Parti socialiste tandis que l’UMP s’impose de justesse

Par Antoine Lerougetel et Peter Schwarz, 3 juillet 2013

Au second tour de l'élection législative partielle de Villeneuve-sur-Lot, le candidat néofasciste du Front National a failli obtenir le siège.

Le gouvernement du Québec criminalise la grève de la construction

Par Keith Jones, 3 juillet 2013

Le gouvernement du Parti Québécois a convoqué l’Assemblée nationale pour adopter, dans la nuit de dimanche, une loi spéciale mettant fin à la grève des 77.000 travailleurs de la construction du secteur industriel, commercial et institutionnel.

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Die ägyptische Revolution und die Krise der revolutionären Führung

Von Johannes Stern, 3. Juli 2013

Erneut strömen die ägyptischen Arbeiter und Jugendlichen massenhaft auf die Straße. Dieses Mal fordern sie die Entmachtung des islamistischen Präsidenten Mursi.

Nationalistische Parolen aus der Linkspartei

Von Peter Schwarz, 3. Juli 2013

Die stellvertretende Vorsitzende der Linkspartei, Sahra Wagenknecht, hat sich gegen die Ausbildung arbeitsloser Jugendlicher aus anderen europäischen Ländern in Deutschland ausgesprochen.

Wahlkampf der PSG
Erfolgreiche Unterschriftenkampagne in Hessen

Von Marianne Arens, 3. Juli 2013

In Hessen wohnen etwa 1.400 Einkommensmillionäre, während über 400.000 Menschen auf Hartz-IV angewiesen sind.

Ecuador bekommt bei Asyl für Snowden kalte Füße

Von Patrick Martin, 3. Juli 2013

Der amerikanische Whistleblower Edward Snowden sitzt offenbar im Transitbereich des Moskauer Flughafens fest.

Massive Spionage der NSA in der Europäischen Union und Deutschland

Von Patrick Martin, 3. Juli 2013

Die NSA sammelt pro Monat allein in Deutschland eine halbe Mrd. Datensätze.

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Perspective

Edward Snowden: Planet without a visa

3 July 2013

Edward Snowden, who exposed massive US spying programs targeting millions of people around the world, is now unable to find a single government prepared to grant him the democratic right of asylum.

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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

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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History

Day two of the Gettysburg Anniversary: Visitors speak on the Civil War and contemporary matters

By Eric London in Gettysburg, 3 July 2013

Conversations about the historical significance of the war and of the Battle of Gettysburg abound, and discussions quickly turn to broader topics.

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.

Commentary

German Left Party makes nationalist appeal

By Peter Schwarz, 3 July 2013

The deputy chair of the German Left Party, Sahra Wagenknecht, has spoken out against educating young unemployed people from other European countries.

The Egyptian Revolution and the crisis of revolutionary leadership

By Johannes Stern, 2 July 2013

Double-digit rise in American CEO pay

By Matthew MacEgan, 2 July 2013

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

By Antoine Lerougetel and Peter Schwarz, 2 July 2013

Mother of teen jailed for Facebook post speaks to WSWS

By Tom Carter, 29 June 2013

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

By Peter Schwarz, 29 June 2013

Arts Review

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

By Bernd Reinhardt, 3 July 2013

The television mini-series, which set records for viewership in Germany, depicts the lives of several young people during and after World War II.

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

By Richard Phillips, 2 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

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

Australia’s Hunter Valley devastated under Labor and Liberal governments

By Joshua Newsham and Terry Cook, 29 June 2013

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Workers Struggles

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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