NSA casts massive surveillance net over Latin America

By Bill Van Auken, 11 July 2013

Secret National Security Agency documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden expose a massive spying operation covering all of Latin America.

The NSA given a free hand to operate in Germany

By Peter Schwarz, 11 July 2013

With the knowledge and blessing of the German government, US intelligence agencies have been given a free hand to do what they like in Germany.

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Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev arraigned in federal court

By Thomas Gaist, 11 July 2013

The role of US intelligence in the bombings has been systematically covered up and suppressed.

US detains witness in FBI killing of Ibragim Todashev

By Andrea Peters, 11 July 2013

30,000 inmates take part in California’s largest hunger strike

By Richard Vargas and Jake Dean, 11 July 2013

Nearly 30,000 inmates in California prisons are entering into their fourth day of what has become the largest hunger strike in California history.

Strikes and protests against mass layoffs in Greece

By Christoph Dreier, 11 July 2013

Greek municipal workers went on strike Monday in response to government plans to carry out further redundancies in the public services.

Tighter Chinese credit policy threatens financial instability

By John Chan, 11 July 2013

Economists estimate that the cut in credit will be equivalent to the size of the Vietnamese economy, further slowing growth.

People living in caves as UK homelessness reaches five-year high

By Dennis Moore, 11 July 2013

Official statistics published by the government show a five-year high in homelessness across the UK.

Trial of killer of Trayvon Martin nears conclusion

By John Burton, 11 July 2013

Defendant Zimmerman’s own words expose the implausibility of his self-defense claim.

The background to the Lac-Mégantic disaster: Deregulation, profit and the Canadian rail industry

By Carl Bronski, 11 July 2013

Despite a dramatic increase in the shipment of hazardous materials by rail, Transport Canada has slashed inspections.

Investigation of San Francisco plane crash underway

By Gabriel Black and James Brewer, 11 July 2013

The National Transportation Safety Board has begun releasing details of its investigation into the crash landing of a South Korean airliner at San Francisco International Airport.

Australian coroner’s report points to Labor’s responsibility for insulation deaths

By Terry Cook, 11 July 2013

Prime Minister Rudd cynically apologised to the families of four young men killed when working for contractors under the home insulation scheme.

Wisconsin budget imposes austerity cuts, clears way for privatizations

By Catherine Long, 11 July 2013

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker signed into law a biennial budget last month that includes deep cuts to social services and public education, and plans for the selloff of prisons, public lands, infrastructure and university buildings.

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Die infrastruktuur van ‘n polisie-staat kom na vore in Europa

Deur Peter Schwarz, 10 July 2013

Die voormalige NSA werknemer Edward Snowden het die infrastruktuur van ‘n polisie-staat openbaar gemaak wie se magte die toesigtelike magte van ‘n totalitêre diktatorskap soos die Duitse Nazi regome oorskry.

Die FISA hof in operasie
Geheime wette, geheime regering

Deur Patrick Martin, 8 July 2013

Die geheime hof wat aansoeke vir afluister en ander vorms van elektroniese toesig aanhoor, as deel van die Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, het geheime bevele uitgevaardig wat die spioenasie-magte van die National Security Agency beduidend uitbrei, volgens ‘n verslag in Sondag se New York Times .

Obama verheerlik militarisme op die Vierde Julie

Deur Patrick Martin, 6 July 2013

In Vierde Julie opmerkings wat in ‘n kort radio/internet toespraak gelewer is en wat herhaal is aan ‘n militêre gehoor op die grasperk van die Wit Huis, het President Obama die VSA se gewapende magte se lof besing, die mees magtige instrument van geweld op die planeet, as die draer van vryheid aan die wêreld.

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Le Parti socialiste français refuse l’asile politique à Snowden et soutien l’espionnage d’Internet

Par Alex Lantier, 11 juillet 2013

Le gouvernement PS de François Hollande soutient Washington dans sa campagne pour isoler et capturer Edward Snowden

Les États-Unis accentuent les menaces contre les gouvernements qui envisageraient d'accorder l'asile à Snowden

Par Thomas Gaist, 11 juillet 2013

Les plus hauts responsables américains ont accentué leurs menaces au cours de ce week-end contre tout gouvernement qui accorderait l'asile à Edward Snowden.

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

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Mursis Sturz und die amerikanische Kampagne für einen Regimewechsel in Syrien

Von Chris Marsden, 11. Juli 2013

Der Militärputsch in Ägypten, bei dem Präsident Mohamed Mursi und seine islamistische Regierung abgesetzt wurden, hat große Auswirkungen auf einen Regimewechsel in Syrien.

Militärregime plant schwere Angriffe auf Arbeiterklasse

Von Alex Lantier, 11. Juli 2013

Der Machtwechsel in Ägypten vom vergangenen Mittwoch war ein konterrevolutionärer Putsch. Das zeigt der aktuelle Versuch der ägyptischen Militärjunta, eine Diktatur der Austerität gewaltsam durchzusetzen.

Europäische Zentralbank verspricht langfristig billige Kredite

Von Stefan Steinberg, 11. Juli 2013

Vergangene Woche vollzog die Europäische Zentralbank (EZB) einen klaren Bruch mit ihrer bisherigen Politik und versprach den europäischen Banken langfristig billige Kredite.

Streiks und Proteste gegen Massenentlassungen in Griechenland

Von Christoph Dreier, 11. Juli 2013

Seit Montag streiken in Griechenland die Beschäftigten der Kommunen gegen Pläne der Regierung, auf Geheiß der EU weitere Entlassungen im öffentlichen Dienst vorzunehmen.

Die NSA hat in Deutschland freie Hand

Von Peter Schwarz, 11. Juli 2013

US-Geheimdienste dürfen in Deutschland mit dem Segen und Wissen der Bundsregierung alles machen. Das geht aus einem Interview der Süddeutschen Zeitung mit dem Zeithistoriker Josef Foschepoth hervor.

Türkische Polizei greift Demonstranten am Gezi-Park an

Von Stefan Steinberg, 11. Juli 2013

Türkische Bereitschaftspolizei hinderte am Montag Demonstranten gewaltsam am Betreten des Gezi-Parks, der im vergangenen Monat wiederholt Schauplatz von Konflikten zwischen Polizei und Demonstranten war.

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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. 

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IMF update highlights global economic slide

11 July 2013

The world economy is moving still further away from what were once considered “normal” conditions.

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International Socialist Organization backs Egyptian coup

By Alex Lantier, 11 July 2013

In a July 5 interview, ISO leader Ahmed Shawki declared his support for the military government that took power in Egypt on July 3.

The infrastructure of a police state emerges in Europe

By Peter Schwarz, 10 July 2013

Defense begins case in trial of Bradley Manning

By Thomas Gaist, 10 July 2013

Egyptian military massacres 51 in Cairo

By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 9 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.

Journalist, artists, academics for the defense of Edward Snowden

13 July 2013

The WSWS asked numerous journalists, artists and academics if they would speak out publicly in defense of Edward Snowden.

Hands off Edward Snowden!

By Bill Van Auken, 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.

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

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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.

Arts Review

Dirty Wars: Revealing material, but missing the most important questions

By Joanne Laurier, 11 July 2013

The documentary film, directed by Richard Rowley, follows reporter Jeremy Scahill into the covert, murderous world of American Special Forces as the latter prosecute the US government’s so-called war on terror.

Much Ado About Nothing: The merry war resumed

By David Walsh, 10 July 2013

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

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

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

By Patrick O’Connor, 10 July 2013

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

10 July 2013

SEP campaigns in Adelaide, South Australia

By our correspondents, 10 July 2013

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Workers Struggles

South African platinum miners launch wildcat strikes at Amplats sites

By Thomas Gaist, 9 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.


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

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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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