Mass protests, clashes continue as Egyptian army fails to name government

By Alex Lantier, 8 July 2013

Mass protests continue across Egypt in the wake of Wednesday’s US-backed military coup against Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

Mursi’s downfall impacts on US campaign for regime change in Syria

By Chris Marsden, 8 July 2013

Syria’s Bashar al-Assad has welcomed the July 3 army coup against Egypt’s President Mohamed Mursi.

US escalates threats against governments considering asylum for Snowden

By Thomas Gaist, 8 July 2013

Top US officials have threatened repercussions against any governments that agree to receive the whistleblower who has exposed massive illegal spying operations.

Indian Stalinist party refuses to defend Snowden

By Deepal Jayasekera, 8 July 2013

The CPM’s criticisms of US spying operations are based on defending the interests of the Indian bourgeoisie, not the democratic rights of working people.

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Portuguese government continues austerity following ministerial resignations

By Paul Mitchell, 8 July 2013

The governing coalition faced crisis last week with the resignation of the Finance Minister and Foreign Minister.

Judge claims US and Israel pressed for release of Yugoslav war criminals

By Paul Mitchell, 8 July 2013

An International Criminal Tribunal judge alleges that the US and Israel have moved for the release Croatian and Serbian officers accused of war crimes.

Workers Party and pseudo-left work to dissipate protest movement in Brazil

By Dorian Griscom, 8 July 2013

The mass protests have thrown the Workers Party government and all those in its orbit into crisis.

Seven killed in Pennsylvania house fire

By Tom Eley, 8 July 2013

A July 4 house fire resulted in the deaths of seven members of a Lancaster, Pennsylvania household.

Two dead, 181 injured in San Francisco plane crash

By Gabriel Black, 8 July 2013

On Saturday, Asiana Airlines flight 214 crash landed at San Francisco International Airport.

Death toll rises in Quebec train derailment and explosion

By Jeff Lusanne, 8 July 2013

Five are confirmed dead and dozens remain unaccounted for after a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec causing a series of massive explosions.

Australia: State government privatises key port operations

By Terry Cook, 8 July 2013

The New South Wales government is stepping up its sale of state-owned assets, including the Newcastle port.

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La tormenta política de Egipto es una nueva etapa en la revolución mundial

Por David North y Alex Lantier, 8 Julio 2013

Los acontecimientos explosivos egipcios de esta semana, cuyo punto culminante fue el golpe de estado contra el presidente Mohamed Morsi, tienen inmenso significado para el proletariado mundial.

Dos cruces históricos mundiales
El significado moderno de la de Declaración de Independencia y de la Batalla de Gettysburg

Por Joseph Kishore, 8 Julio 2013

Esta semana conmemoramos dos grandes acontecimientos en la historia de los Estados Unidos y del mundo: la Declaración de Independencia y la Batalla de Gettysburg de la Guerra Civil estadounidense.

La militarización de la frontera entre México y los Estados Unidos

Por Thomas Gaist, 8 Julio 2013

El Senado de Estados Unidos aprobó el jueves 27 la Ley del 2013 de Seguridad de la Frontera, de las Oportunidades Económicas y de la Modernización de la Inmigración, acta que cuenta con el gran apoyo de los dos partidos de la burguesía capitalista.

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Pertes très importantes dans l'industrie automobile européenne

Par Markus Salzmann, 8 juillet 2013

Pour l’industrie automobile d'Europe de l’Ouest, l’année 2013 sera la plus désastreuse de ces trois dernières décennies. Une étude récente a estimé que les ventes de véhicules chuteront de 5 pour cent supplémentaires pour passer à moins de 12 millions de véhicules vendus.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2005
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The FISA court in operation
Secret laws, secret government

8 July 2013

The FISA court has issued rulings—all still classified—that authorize a vast expansion of government spying on the American people.

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A letter from Professor Geoffrey R. Stone, liberal advocate of a police state

By Tom Carter, 8 July 2013

From the first line to the last, Professor Stone’s letter confirms the WSWS’s frequent warning that the entire political establishment, including its “liberal” sections, is openly hostile to democratic principles.

Falsifying the American Civil War: Doris Kearns Goodwin at Gettysburg

By Eric London and Jerry White, 8 July 2013

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin attempted to strip the American Civil War of its revolutionary significance in her keynote speech at celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Obama glorifies militarism on the Fourth of July

By Patrick Martin, 6 July 2013

Convulsions in Egypt signal new era of world revolution

By David North and Alex Lantier, 5 July 2013

25 years ago: PRI steals Mexican presidential election

One week after the Mexican presidential elections took place, the official results were finally released on July 13, 1988.

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50 years ago: US-backed coup in Ecuador

On July 11, 1963, Ecuadorian president Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy was removed by a military coup and replaced by a four-member junta headed by Captain Ramon Castro Jijon of the Navy.

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75 years ago: Rudolf Klement kidnapped and executed by Stalinist agents

On July 13, 1938, Rudolf Klement was kidnapped in Paris and murdered by the Stalinist GPU, the secret police of the USSR.

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100 years ago: Romania and Turkey intervene in the second Balkan War

This week in July 1913, Romania and Turkey launched attacks on Bulgarian armed forces, while fighting between Bulgaria and its erstwhile allies, Greece and Serbia intensified.

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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.

Workers Struggles

Lessons of the BART strike

By David Brown, 8 July 2013

The unions, deeply integrated in the corporate and political establishment, sabotaged the strike before it could develop into a movement that could challenge the Democratic Party and their program of austerity.

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

By Norisa Diaz and Clodomiro Puentes, 6 July 2013

Support D'Artagnan Collier for Detroit Mayor

Detroit seniors appeal for support to fight evictions

By Zac Corrigan, 8 July 2013

Tenants facing eviction have written an open letter to workers in Detroit to support their struggle.

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

By Matthew MacEgan, 2 July 2013

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Arts Review

The Ash & Clay by the Milk Carton Kids: Reflections on a country in disrepair

By Dylan Lubao, 8 July 2013

In The Ash & Clay, the Milk Carton Kids—Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan—examine an America at the crossroads.

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

By Fred Mazelis, 4 July 2013

SEP (Australia) Election 2013

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

By our reporters, 6 July 2013

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SEP (Germany) election campaign

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

By our reporters, 6 July 2013