US ships F-16s to Egypt as junta intensifies crackdown

By Bill Van Auken, 12 July 2013

The Obama administration’s shipping of F-16 warplanes to Egypt is a clear signal of support to last week’s military coup.

Bradley Manning’s defense rests its case

By Matthew MacEgan, 12 July 2013

On Wednesday, the defense rested its case in the court-martial of Bradley Manning, a trial that reveals the anti-democratic character of the US government.

US senators reach tentative deal to increase subsidized student loan rates

By Andre Damon, 12 July 2013

US senators say they have reached a deal that would increase the interest rates of federally subsidized student loans

The Luxembourg government resigns over secret service scandal

By Peter Schwarz, 12 July 2013

The Luxembourg government resigned Wednesday evening due to a scandal involving the country’s secret services.

Australian PM outlines new pro-business “productivity” agenda

By Patrick O’Connor, 12 July 2013

The speech, a pro-business manifesto, marked the first elaboration of Rudd’s economic program since he returned as prime minister late last month.

UK Labour leader Miliband proposes end to union block membership

By Chris Marsden, 12 July 2013

The impulse for Miliband’s plans is the desire to prove to big business that Labour is right-wing enough to be trusted with government in the event of the downfall of the present Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition.

Questions surrounding 2011 triple murder point to government cover-up in Boston Marathon bombing

By Thomas Gaist and Barry Grey, 12 July 2013

The New York Times published a front-page article Thursday that raises new questions about the alleged perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing and adds to the evidence of a government cover-up.

British government calls for more repressive powers following deportation of Abu Qatada

By Jordan Shilton, 12 July 2013

The deportation of Muslim cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan illustrates the complete disregard for basic democratic and legal principles within Britain’s ruling elite.

150 female inmates in California coerced into illegal sterilization

By Jake Dean, 12 July 2013

A new report has found that doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, has sterilized nearly 150 female inmates without state approval from 2006 to 2010.

Exploitation and ruthless working conditions in the German meat industry

By Clara Weiss and Philipp Frisch, 12 July 2013

A recent television documentary has shown how far Angela Merkel’s government has gone to introduce brutal conditions into the German labour market.

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Mursi’nin devrilmesi Suriye’de rejim değişikliğine yönelik ABD saldırısını etkiliyor

Chris Marsden, 12 Temmuz 2013

Ordunun Mısır Cumhurbaşkanı Muhammed Mursi’yi ve Müslüman Kardeşler destekli hükümeti deviren 3 Temmuz darbesinin, ABD emperyalizminin Suriye’de Beşar Esad’ı çekilmeye zorlamaya yönelik saldırısı üzerinde önemli etkileri var.

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L'International Socialist Organisation soutient le coup d'Etat en Égypte

Par Alex Lantier, 12 juillet 2013

Le 5 juillet, le dirigeant de l'ISO Ahmed Shawki a accordé son soutien au coup d'Etat militaire du 3 juillet en Égypte.

L'armée égyptienne massacre 51 personnes au Caire

Par Johannes Stern et Alex Lantier, 12 juillet 2013

Le massacre sanglant par l'armée égyptienne des manifestants des Frères musulmans devant les casernes de la Garde républicaine au Caire a démoli toutes les prétentions selon lesquelles l'armée mènerait une nouvelle révolution en Égypte.

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

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IWF-Bericht beleuchtet Abgleiten der globalen Wirtschaft

Von Nick Beams, 12. Juli 2013

Die Weltwirtschaft entfernt sich immer weiter von ehemals “normalen“ Bedingungen.

International Socialist Organization unterstützt Putsch in Ägypten

Von Alex Lantier, 12. Juli 2013

ISO-Chef Ahmed Shawki erklärte in einem Interview am 5. Juli seine Unterstützung für die Militärregierung, die am 3. Juli die Macht in Ägypten übernommen hat.

Die amerikanischen Medien und der Fall Edward Snowden

Von Barry Grey, 12. Juli 2013

Die amerikanischen Medien haben sich bei der Verteidigung der massiven Spionage-Operationen, die der ehemalige NSA Angestellte Edward Snowden aufgedeckt hat, offen hinter die Obama-Regierung, die National Security Agency (NSA) und das Militär gestellt.

Luxemburgische Regierung tritt wegen Geheimdienstskandal zurück

Von Peter Schwarz, 12. Juli 2013

Premierminister Jean-Claude Juncker kündigte den Rücktritt der Regierung an, nachdem der Geheimdienst SREL jahrelang ein Eigenleben geführt und hochrangige Politiker abgehört hatte.

Gewaltsame Proteste von Nationalisten in Südrussland

Von Clara Weiss, 12. Juli 2013

In der südrussischen Kleinstadt Pugatschow finden seit Sonntag gewaltsame Proteste von Nationalisten gegen Einwanderer aus Tschetschenien statt.

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. 

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Edward Snowden in the court of public opinion

12 July 2013

The majority of Americans, including the vast majority of young people, support Edward Snowden despite his universal denunciation by the political establishment and the mass media.

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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

Journalist, artists, academics for the defense of Edward Snowden

13 July 2013

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

By Tom Carter, 8 July 2013

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Support D'Artagnan Collier for Detroit Mayor

D’Artagnan Collier speaks at United Way Detroit mayoral forum

By Zac Corrigan, 12 July 2012

D’Artagnan Collier, SEP candidate for mayor of Detroit, put forward a socialist program in a forum which was streamed live on video via the Internet.

Emergency manager moves Detroit closer to bankruptcy

By Bryan Dyne, 12 July 2013

Kevyn Orr is moving towards a bankruptcy filing in order to gut pension funds and secure the interests of Detroit’s biggest bondholders.

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

A socialist strategy to defend car industry jobs and wages

James Cogan and Peter Byrne–SEP Senate candidates for South Australia, 12 July 2013

Workers at the GMH plant in South Australia have been given an ultimatum to accept huge cuts to wages and speed-up, or face a shutdown and the loss of their jobs.

Australian meat workers defy pay-cutting ultimatum

By Mike Head, 12 July 2013

Workers at the Teys/Cargill meat plant at Beenleigh rejected the company’s “final offer” despite its threat to shut the plant.

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

By Patrick O’Connor, 10 July 2013

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Workers Struggles

India: NLC strike against privatisation continues

By Arun Kumar, 12 July 2013

The Tamil Nadu government’s offer to buy a stake in the company will only lead to further restructuring as the prelude to further “disinvestment.”

DHL workers supplying UK Jaguar Land Rover plants vote to strike

By Danny Richardson, 12 July 2013

A strike by workers employed by logistics firm, DHL, who supply three Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) car plants in England, could halt assembly production in Merseyside and the West Midlands.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

12 July 2013

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IMF update highlights global economic slide

By Nick Beams, 11 July 2013

NSA casts massive surveillance net over Latin America

By Bill Van Auken, 11 July 2013

International Socialist Organization backs Egyptian coup

By Alex Lantier, 11 July 2013

The infrastructure of a police state emerges in Europe

By Peter Schwarz, 10 July 2013

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

Much Ado About Nothing: The merry war resumed

By David Walsh, 10 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

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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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