Egyptian military regime plans sharp attack on working class

By Alex Lantier, 10 July 2013

The Egyptian military junta’s move to establish a dictatorship imposing austerity measures makes clear the counter-revolutionary character of last Wednesday’s coup.

Obama nominee to head FBI defends NSA spying in Senate testimony

By Eric London, 10 July 2013

The deputy attorney general under George W. Bush, James Comey, provided a sweeping endorsement of NSA surveillance programs at a confirmation hearing Tuesday.

Brazil target of massive NSA spying operation

By Bill Van Auken, 10 July 2013

More details emerge of the UK’s illegal mass spying

By Robert Stevens, 10 July 2013

Snowden confirms Australian agencies involved in NSA global spying

By Peter Symonds, 10 July 2013

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Defense begins case in trial of Bradley Manning

By Thomas Gaist, 10 July 2013

Bradley Manning’s defense team began arguments this week in the face of a preemptory ruling prohibiting mention of the Army private’s motives for leaking evidence of war crimes.

Federal Judge appeals to Obama to halt force-feeding at Guantánamo

By Matthew MacEgan, 10 July 2013

US District Judge Gladys Kessler made an appeal to President Obama, urging him to do something about the force-feeding of Guantánamo prisoners who are on hunger strike.

Turkish police attack demonstrators attempting to enter Gezi Park

By Stefan Steinberg, 10 July 2013

Turkish riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to block protesters from entering Gezi Park, the scene of repeated conflicts between police and demonstrators last month.

Rail CEO blames firefighters for Quebec oil train disaster

By Jeff Lusanne, 10 July 2013

It is now all but certain that last Saturday’s derailment, explosion, and fire in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec killed four dozen or more people, making it the deadliest train disaster in Canada in more than a century.

Australian PM proposes “democratic” changes to Labor’s voting rules

By Patrick O’Connor, 10 July 2013

Far from fostering inner-party democracy, Rudd’s proposal is a signal to the corporate elites that he will proceed with their demands for austerity and economic restructuring.

Russian government implements austerity as economy falters

By Andrea Peters, 10 July 2013

Russia’s minister of finance announced plans last week to address a $33 billion budget shortfall with cuts targeting the working class.

New in Arabic

تشنجات في مصر تشير إلى حقبة جديدة من الثورة العالمية

5 تموز/ يوليو 2013

تحمل الأحداث والتشنجات الحاصلة في مصر هذا الأسبوع والتي بلغت ذروتها في الانقلاب العسكري الذي أطاح بالرئيس محمد مرسي، أهمية هائلة للطبقة العاملة في جميع أنحاء العالم. 

New in Afrikaans

Hande van Edward Snowden af!

Deur Bill van Auken, 9 July 2013

Die Obama administrasie en die VSA se militêre en intelligensie apparaat voer nou ‘n meer agressiewe wêreldwye kampanje om Edward Snowden gevange te neem.

New in Portuguese

Huelga general en Portugal

Por Paul Mitchell, 10 de julho de 2013

Los dos principales sindicatos de Portugal, la Unión General de Trabajadores—alineado con el Partido Socialista (PS) y la Confederación General de Trabajadores Portugueses-alineada con el Partido Comunista (PCP)—ayer realizaron una huelga general de 24 horas.

New in Spanish

Obama en África:
Defendiendo los intereses estratégicos y capitalistas norteamericanos

Por Bill Van Auken, 10 Julio 2013

El presidente estadounidense, Barack Obama, se reunió el jueves 27 de junio con Macky Sall, presidente de Senegal, y con jueces y abogados de su Corte Suprema.

New in French

Ne touchez pas à Edward Snowden!

Par Bill Van Auken, 10 juillet 2013

L’intimidation et le banditisme à échelle internationale du gouvernement Obama sont les arguments les plus convaincants en faveur de l'octroi d’un droit d’asile inconditionnel pour Edward Snowden.

Obama glorifie le militarisme dans son discours lors de de la fête nationale du 4 juillet

Par Patrick Martin, 10 juillet 2013

Obama a fait ce bref discours en pleine campagne de persécution contre un authentique défenseur de la liberté et de la démocratie, l'ex-agent de la NSA Edward Snowden.

Allemagne: la participation du Parti de l’égalité sociale (PSG) aux élections législatives est confirmée

Par nos correspondants, 10 juillet 2013

Lors de sa réunion du 5 juillet, la Commission électorale fédérale a approuvé la participation du PSG (Parti de l'égalité sociale) à l'élection législative de septembre prochain

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2006
Pourquoi je lis le WSWS: Courrier des lecteurs

New in German

Infrastruktur eines Polizeistaats

Von Peter Schwarz, 10. Juli 2013

Der ehemalige NSA-Mitarbeiter Edward Snowden hat die Infrastruktur eines Polizeistaats aufgedeckt, der den Überwachungsapparat totalitärer Diktaturen wie des deutschen Nazi-Regimes in den Schatten stellt.

Hände weg von Edward Snowden!

Von Bill Van Auken, 10. Juli 2013

Das internationale Gangstertum der Obama-Regierung ist die überzeugendste Begründung für Edward Snowdens bedingungsloses Recht auf Asyl.

Massenproteste und Zusammenstöße
Militär kann keine Regierung bilden

Von Alex Lantier, 10. Juli 2013

Auch nach dem Militärputsch, der im Einvernehmen mit den USA erfolgte, gehen die Großdemonstrationen in ganz Ägypten weiter.

51 Menschen in Kairo vom Militär getötet

Von Johannes Stern und Alex Lantier, 10. Juli 2013

Das Massaker an pro-islamistischen Demonstranten am Montag in Kairo entlarvt die Behauptung, das Militär führe in Ägypten eine neue Revolution durch, als Lüge.

Nabucco-Projekt der EU vorläufig gescheitert

Von Clara Weiss, 10. Juli 2013

Das Projekt der Nabucco-Pipeline, die Gas vom Kaspischen Meer nach Europa liefern und dabei Russland umgehen sollte, ist vorläufig gescheitert.

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The infrastructure of a police state emerges in Europe

10 July 2013

Former NSA employee Edward Snowden has exposed the infrastructure of a police state whose surveillance powers far exceed those of former totalitarian dictatorships.

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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.

Hands off Edward Snowden!

By Bill Van Auken, 9 July 2013

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

By Tom Carter, 8 July 2013

Sri Lankan SEP campaigns for defence of Edward Snowden

By our correspondent, 10 July 2013

More on Edward Snowden »

Mehring Books

New, expanded edition of In Defense of Leon Trotsky now available

10 July 2013

This edition, which contains four new chapters, answers attacks on Trotsky’s life and work by three British historians.


Egyptian military massacres 51 in Cairo

By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 9 July 2013

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

Notice to our Readers

New in Arabic: “Convulsions in Egypt signal new era of world revolution”

10 July 2013

This is the first in a series of translations of recent WSWS articles aimed at reaching a broad audience of workers and youth in Egypt and throughout the Middle East.

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

Workers must support the Griswold residents’ fight against eviction
Statement by D’Artagnan Collier, SEP candidate for mayor of Detroit

10 July 2013

The residents of the Griswold Apartments in downtown Detroit have called on working people to support their fight against evictions and the “rebuilding” of the city for the benefit of the rich.

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 mayoral campaign wins support in Detroit

By Tim Rivers, 9 July 2013

More on SEP Detroit mayoral campaign »

SEP (Australia) Election 2013

SEP election meetings
A socialist program against war, austerity and the drive to dictatorship

10 July 2013

The Socialist Equality Party is holding an important series of public election meetings to outline its policies in the wake of the enormous political upheavals of recent weeks.

SEP campaigns in Adelaide, South Australia

By our correspondents, 10 July 2013

Senate candidate for South Australia, James Cogan, spoke with workers, students and youth in the lead up to the SEP public meeting on July 13.

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

By Patrick O’Connor, 9 July 2013

SEP meetings discuss the political crisis in Australia and internationally

By our reporters, 9 July 2013

Click here for the SEP 2013 Campaign Web Site »

Arts Review

Much Ado About Nothing: The merry war resumed

By David Walsh, 10 July 2013

American film and television producer, director and writer Joss Whedon has adapted William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing for the screen.

Star Trek Into Darkness: Militarism in space

By Kevin Martinez and Clodomiro Puentes, 9 July 2013


Falsifying the American Civil War: Doris Kearns Goodwin at Gettysburg

By Eric London and Jerry White, 8 July 2013

“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

Video: Gettysburg park workers, guests speak on the Civil War and the state of American democracy

By Andre Damon, 6 July 2013

More on the Gettysburg commemoration »

Workers Struggles

South African platinum miners launch wildcat strikes at Amplats sites

By Thomas Gaist, 9 July 2013

Defying unions, Daimler Trucks strikers oppose years of wage givebacks

By Hector Cordon and Katie Hughes, 9 July 2013

Lessons of the BART strike

By David Brown, 8 July 2013


Scientific study confirms groundwater contamination by hydraulic fracturing

By Philip Guelpa, 9 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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