Egyptian army coup topples Islamist President Mursi

By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 4 July 2013

The ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi, following four days of nationwide mass protests, has placed power in the hands of a military junta.

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

By Ed Hightower, 4 July 2013

In charging Manning with “aiding the enemy,” the US government is equating the publication of classified information about its secret and illegal activities with espionage, treason and aiding terrorists.

Top US spy chief claims “mistake” in lies about NSA programs

By Matthew MacEgan, 4 July 2013

The revelations of Edward Snowden have shown Clapper to be guilty of perjury.

Social democrats support German government’s rejection of Snowden’s asylum request

By Ulrich Rippert, 4 July 2013

Indian government rejects Snowden’s asylum request

By K. Ratnayake, 4 July 2013

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Following Edward Snowden’s revelations of massive spying:
UK parliament’s intelligence and security committee cancels questioning of UK spy agencies

By Robert Stevens, 4 July 2013

Today’s scheduled televised questioning of the intelligence agencies has been postponed, with no plausible explanation, until the autumn.

Unions prepare to shut down Bay Area, California transit strike without a contract

By Oliver Richards, 4 July 2013

The unions are currently holding secret negotiations with management to arrive at a tentative agreement, with the aim of calling off the strike and quickly returning everyone to work.

White House delays health care requirement for businesses

By Richard Vargas and Barry Grey, 4 July 2013

In the latest concession to corporate interests, the Obama administration has delayed for one year implementation under its health care overhaul of a requirement for businesses to provide health insurance to full-time employees.

Latest drone strike kills at least 16 in Pakistan

By Tom Hall, 4 July 2013

Tuesday’s attack in North Waziristan comes on the heels of a damning report on civilian casualties caused by drone strikes.

German chancellor holds phony Jobs Summit

By Peter Schwarz, 4 July 2013

At Wednesday’s European Jobs Summit in Berlin, government heads agreed to use record high levels of youth unemployment as the pretext for further attacks on the remaining social protections and past social gains of European workers.

Madrid court demands removal of International Brigades memorial

By Alejandro López, 4 July 2013

Soon after it was placed in the UCM’s gardens, the monument was daubed with graffiti calling the volunteers “murderers”.

Australia: Labor government foreshadows even harsher anti-refugee measures

By Mike Head, 4 July 2013

Rudd is seeking to outdo Liberal leader Tony Abbott’s reactionary promise to “Stop the boats.”

Arizona wildfire exposes authorities’ lack of preparation

By Nick Barrickman, 4 July 2013

In the wake of the tragic deaths of 19 firefighters Sunday in Arizona, the wildfire, nicknamed Yarnell Hill, remains uncontrolled.

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Le président égyptien Morsi jure de rester au pouvoir en dépit des protestations de masse

Par Johannes Stern, 4 juillet 2013

Défiant les millions de manifestants qui réclament son départ, Morsi a promis de rester au pouvoir en tant que président de l’Egypte.

Le Parti la Gauche allemand profère des paroles nationalistes

Par Peter Schwarz, 4 juillet 2013

La vice-présidente du parti La Gauche allemand, Sarah Wagenknecht, s’est prononcée contre la formation des jeunes gens sans emploi issus d’autres pays européens.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2005
Pourquoi je lis le WSWS: Courrier des lecteurs

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Edward Snowden: Planet ohne Visum

Von Bill Van Auken, 4. Juli 2013

Der ehemalige NSA-Agent Edward Snowden, der mutig geheime, verfassungswidrige Überwachungsprogramme der USA bekannt gemacht hat, findet jetzt keine Regierung, die bereit ist, ihm das demokratische Recht auf Asyl zu gewähren.

Ägypten:
Mursi-Regierung und Massenproteste

Von Johannes Stern, 4. Juli 2013

Bis zuletzt hielt Mursi an seinem Amt als Präsident Ägyptens fest, obwohl Millionen von Demonstranten seinen Rücktritt forderten.

SPD verteidigt Asyl-Absage an Snowden

Von Ulrich Rippert, 4. Juli 2013

Er sehe „keinen Grund“, Snowden in Deutschland Asyl zu gewähren, erklärte der langjährige innenpolitische Sprecher der SPD-Bundestagsfraktion Dieter Wiefelspütz.

Merkels zynischer Jobgipfel in Berlin

Von Peter Schwarz, 4. Juli 2013

Die hohe Jugendarbeitslosigkeit in Europa soll als Hebel zur Beseitigung der verbliebenen sozialen Rechte und Errungenschaften eingesetzt werden.

Massive Einbrüche in der europäischen Autoindustrie

Von Markus Salzmann, 4. Juli 2013

Für die westeuropäische Automobilindustrie wird das Jahr 2013 laut einer Studie das schlechteste seit 30 Jahren.

Nachwahl in Frankreich:
Front National verdrängt Sozialistische Partei und kommt auf zweiten Platz hinter UMP

Von Antoine Lerougetel und Peter Schwarz, 4. Juli 2013

In der zweiten Runde der Nachwahl im Wahlkreis Villeneuve-sur-Lot kam der Kandidat des neofaschistischen Front National einem Sieg sehr nahe.

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La revolución egipcia y la crisis de dirigencia revolucionaria

Por Johannes Stern, 4 Julio 2013

Casi después de dos años y medio de la destitución del dictador Hosni Mubarak, los trabajadores y jóvenes otra vez se han tirado a las calles para manifestarse en masa, esta vez exigiendo que al presidente islamita Mohammed Morsi y a los Hermanos Musulmanes se les expulse del poder.

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Perspective

The hijacking of Evo Morales
International gangsterism in Snowden manhunt

4 July 2013

The forcing down of President Evo Morales’s jet on suspicion that it was carrying Edward Snowden to asylum in Bolivia is part of a descent into imperialist lawlessness unprecedented since the 1930s.

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History

“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

In an interview with the WSWS, Civil War historian Allen Guelzo explains the world historical significance of the Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln’s subsequent Gettysburg Address.

Third day of Gettysburg anniversary: Discussions on Snowden and the decay of democracy

By Jerry White in Gettysburg, 4 July 2013

Workers and young people visiting the Gettysburg battlefields contrasted the powerful democratic ideals of Lincoln and the Union forces with government spying, war and inequality 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

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.

Edward Snowden: Planet without a visa

3 July 2013

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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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.

Socialist Equality Party

SEP/IYSSE meeting in Colombo: Defend Edward Snowden!

By the Socialist Equality Party, 4 July 2013

The SEP is holding a public meeting in defence of the NSA whistleblower who has exposed the vast surveillance operations of US intelligence agencies.

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

1 July 2013

Detroit in Crisis

Detroit pension cuts looming

By Bryan Dyne, 4 July 2013

Using a few dozen high-paying pensions as a pretext, Detroit’s emergency manager is preparing to gut retirements of city workers.

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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 Classic Stage Company in New York recently staged a limited run of Bertolt Brecht’s last major play.

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

By Bernd Reinhardt, 3 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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SEP (Australia) Election 2013

SEP (Australia) election campaign now online

4 July 2013

The new web site provides regularly updated analyses, comments, and information on the SEP’s election campaign, as well as important documents on the party’s program and perspectives.

Low wages rife in Brisbane’s southern suburbs

By our correspondents, 2 July 2013

Click here for the SEP 2013 Campaign Web Site »

Commentary

German Left Party makes nationalist appeal

By Peter Schwarz, 3 July 2013

US Supreme Court ruling sparks new attacks on voting rights

By Ed Hightower, 3 July 2013

The Egyptian Revolution and the crisis of revolutionary leadership

By Johannes Stern, 2 July 2013

Workers Struggles

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

By David Brown, 2 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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