Egyptian military massacres 51 in Cairo

By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 9 July 2013

Yesterday’s massacre of pro-Islamist protesters in Cairo shatters all claims that the army is carrying out a new revolution in Egypt.

NSA, European intelligence agencies work closely together

By Peter Schwarz, 9 July 2013

The claim by European governments that they were unaware of the extensive wiretapping undertaken by the NSA US intelligence agency is simply a lie.

French Socialist Party government denies Snowden asylum, backs Internet spying

By Alex Lantier, 9 July 2013

Secret FISA Court redefines law to justify illegal spying operations

By Eric London, 9 July 2013

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South African platinum miners launch wildcat strikes at Amplats sites

By Thomas Gaist, 9 July 2013

Thousands of miners went on strike Sunday evening in a continuation of months of workers’ struggles against multinational corporations and the ANC government.

European Central Bank promises banks long-term cheap credit

By Stefan Steinberg, 9 July 2013

In a major break with traditional policy, the European Central Bank promised last week to provide cheap credit indefinitely to European banks.

Immigrants to be charged for non-emergency health care in Britain

By Jordan Shilton, 9 July 2013

The move to introduce charges on health care for immigrants represents another stage in the assault on universal, public provision in the UK.

Ireland’s reactionary abortion laws largely upheld

By Steve James, 9 July 2013

The fate of Savita Halappanavar, who died of septicaemia shortly after she was refused an abortion, has drawn attention to Ireland’s reactionary abortion laws.

German authorities persecute anti-fascist protester

By Martin Nowak, 9 July 2013

The trial of a pastor accused of inciting violence against the police at an anti-Nazi protest in Dresden has been postponed indefinitely.

Australian prime minister travels to Indonesia to boost Labor’s anti-refugee witch-hunt

By Patrick O’Connor, 9 July 2013

Both the Labor and Liberal parties are mounting a xenophobic scare campaign for the forthcoming election, in order to erect an impenetrable barrier to refugees seeking to flee persecution.

Japanese PM seeks election win to advance his right-wing agenda

By Peter Symonds, 9 July 2013

The main reason for the LDP’s lead is the collapse of support for the opposition DPJ, which came to power in 2009 and reneged on its election promises.

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Mursi kitlesel protestolara rağmen iktidarda kalmaya yemin etti

David North ve Alex Lantier, 9 Temmuz 2013

Mısır’da bu hafta yaşanan ve Cumhurbaşkanı Muhammed Mursi’yi deviren askeri darbeyle sonuçlanan sarsıcı gelişmeler, tüm dünya işçi sınıfı için çok büyük öneme sahiptir.

Mısır ordusu hükümeti kuramazken kitlesel gösteriler ve çatışmalar sürüyor

Alex Lantier, 9 Temmuz 2013

Halkı Mursi’ye karşı mücadeleye sürükleyen hedeflere, bu yönetimi destekleyerek değil; işçileri ABD emperyalizmine ve onun Ortadoğu’daki kapitalist müttefiklerine karşı mücadelede birleştirerek ulaşılabilir.

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Amerikanischer Unabhängigkeitstag:
Obama glorifiziert Militarismus

Von Patrick Martin, 9. Juli 2013

In seiner Rede zum 4.Juli pries US-Präsident Obama den “Heldenmut der Revolutionäre”. Gleichzeitig setzt er seine Hetzjagd gegen den ex-NSA-Agenten Ed Snowden fort, der tatsächlich für Freiheit und Demokratie einsteht.

NSA und europäische Geheimdienste arbeiten eng zusammen

Von Peter Schwarz, 9. Juli 2013

Die Behauptung europäischer Regierungen, sie hätten von den umfassenden Abhöraktionen des US-Geheimdiensts NSA nichts gewusst, ist schlicht gelogen.

Lateinamerikanische Regierungen verurteilen Luftpiraterie bei der Jagd auf Snowden

Von Bill Van Auken, 9. Juli 2013

Fünf lateinamerikanische Staatsoberhäupter schlossen sich am Donnerstag in Cochabamba der Kritik von Evo Morales an der Luftpiraterie gegen das Flugzeug des bolivianischen Präsidenten an.

Fisa-Gericht in Aktion
Geheime Gesetze, geheime Regierung

Von Patrick Martin, 9. Juli 2013

Der Fisa-Court hat zahlreiche geheime Urteile gesprochen, in denen er der Regierung erlaubt, die Überwachung der amerikanischen Bevölkerung gewaltig auszudehnen.

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Le renversement de Morsi influe sur la campagne des Etats-Unis pour un changement de régime en Syrie

Par Chris Marsden, 9 juillet 2013

Bachar al-Assad de Syrie a salué le coup d’Etat militaire du 3 juillet perpétré contre le président d’Egypte, Mohamed Morsi.

Espionnage massif d’Internet par les agences européennes de renseignement

Par Peter Schwarz, 9 juillet 2013

Selon un article du quotidien Le Monde, le service de renseignement extérieur français DGSE espionne « la totalité de nos communications ».

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Hands off Edward Snowden!

9 July 2013

The international bullying and gangsterism of the Obama administration have made the most eloquent case for Edward Snowden’s unconditional right to 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.

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

By Tom Carter, 8 July 2013

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Falsifying the American Civil War: Doris Kearns Goodwin at Gettysburg

By Eric London and Jerry White, 8 July 2013

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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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.

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SEP mayoral campaign wins support in Detroit

By Tim Rivers, 9 July 2013

Supporters of Socialist Equality Party mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier won support from workers and youth over the weekend in downtown Detroit.

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.

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SEP (Australia) Election 2013

SEP meetings discuss the political crisis in Australia and internationally

By our reporters, 9 July 2013

The meetings focused on the implications of the new revolutionary upsurge in Egypt and the crisis of the Labor government.

Young workers and students voice concerns at Redfern meeting

By our reporters, 9 July 2013

The WSWS spoke with members of the audience after the SEP’s inner-Sydney election meeting.

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Workers Struggles

Defying unions, Daimler Trucks strikers oppose years of wage givebacks

By Hector Cordon and Katie Hughes, 9 July 2013

Over 600 workers are on strike against concession demands by the largest truck manufacturer in the US.

Lessons of the BART strike

By David Brown, 8 July 2013

Arts Review

Star Trek Into Darkness: Militarism in space

By Kevin Martinez and Clodomiro Puentes, 9 July 2013

The twelfth installment of the franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness has made over $438 million in ticket sales as of this writing and is the most profitable installment of the series yet.


Scientific study confirms groundwater contamination by hydraulic fracturing

By Philip Guelpa, 9 July 2013

A newly published study refutes energy industry claims that hydraulic fracturing for natural gas does not cause ground water contamination with toxic chemicals.


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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SEP (Germany) election campaign

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

By our reporters, 6 July 2013