Snowden denounces US campaign of threats and aggression

By Eric London, 13 July 2013

Edward Snowden issued a defiant statement from Sheremetyevo airport in which he defended his actions and said he would seek temporary asylum in Russia.

Microsoft conspires with the NSA in spying on its users

By Bryan Dyne, 13 July 2013

Newly released documents show that Microsoft worked with the NSA to break the company’s own encryption, ensuring the fullest possible access for the agency to its data.

German chancellor defends Western intelligence agencies

By Stefan Steinberg, 13 July 2013

Angela Merkel tells Die Zeit that she stands behind the US spying in Germany and throughout the world.

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California prison conditions behind largest hunger strike in state history

By Richard Vargas, Juan Verala Luz and Jake Dean, 13 July 2013

The ongoing hunger strike being carried out by nearly 12,500 California prison inmates is a response to torture and inhumane conditions in the prison system

Hundreds of thousands join Islamist rallies to protest military coup in Egypt

By Barry Grey, 13 July 2013

On Friday, the Egyptian army maintained a large and highly visible presence, fearing the potential for a violent clash between pro- and anti-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators and the outbreak of civil war.

US child poverty surged in 2011

By Debra Watson, 13 July 2013

The number of children living in families with incomes below the official poverty level rose to 16.4 million, or 23 percent, in 2011.

Rail boss scapegoats Lac-Mégantic, Quebec train driver

By Jeff Lusanne, 13 July 2013

Visiting Lac-Mégantic five days after Canada’s worst train disaster in decades, railway boss Ed Burkhardt sought to scapegoat the engineer of the runaway train.

Corruption scandal could bring down Spain’s government

By Carlos Hernández, 13 July 2013

The multi-millionaire former treasurer of Spain’s ruling Popular Party, Luis Bárcenas, has been refused bail and remanded in custody pending trial on charges of corruption and tax evasion.

European Union’s Nabucco pipeline project aborted

By Clara Weiss, 13 July 2013

The Nabucco pipeline project, which was to have transported gas from the Caspian Sea to Europe in order to bypass Russia, has been cancelled.

City College of San Francisco to lose accreditation

By Julien Kiemle, 13 July 2013

The action against City College of San Francisco, the largest community college in the US, may lead to its closure.

New in Arabic

الانقلاب العسكري في مصر: المسائل السياسية والاجتماعية

بقلم يوهانس ستيرن وألكس لانتييه 9 يوليو 2013

قضت المذابح الدموية التي قام بها الجيش المصري بحق المتظاهرين من الاخوان المسلمين خارج ثكنات الحرس الجمهوري صباح أمس في القاهرة على جميع الادعاءات بأنّ الجيش يقوم بثورة جديدة في مصر. فهو يقوم حالياً بالتضييق على معارضي الدكتاتورية العسكرية في مصر وبشنّ حملةٍ قمعية ضدهم سيقوم بتوجيهها في نهاية المطاف ضدّ الطبقة العاملة التي تشكّل القوة الأساسية وراء كافة الانتفاضات الجماهيرية في مصر منذ عام 2011.

New in Turkish

Avrupa’da bir polis devletinin altyapısı doğuyor

Peter Schwarz, 13 Temmuz 2013

Egemen seçkinler, kendi servetlerini ve ayrıcalıklarını savunmak için, en temel hakları ayaklar altına almakta ve polis devleti yöntemleri geliştirmektedirler.

New in Russian

Сноуден осуждает попытки американского правительства свести на нет его запросы о предоставлении убежища

Алекс Лантье, 13 июля 2013 г.

Эдвард Сноуден, бывший сотрудник американского Агентства национальной безопасности (АНБ), опубликовавший сведения о секретных программах электронного слежения за американцами и иностранцами по всему миру, выступил с заявлением, резко осудив глобальное преследование, которое организовал против него Вашингтон.

New in Afrikaans

Edward Snowden in die hof van openbare opinie

Deur Joseph Kishore, 12 July 2013

Vir bykans drie weke is Edward Snowden vasgevang in Moskou se Sheremetevo Lughawe. Sy lewe is in gevaar, soos die VSA se politieke establishment en sy militêre en intelligensie apparaat hul pogings rig om hom te vang en te dwing om na die VSA terug te keer - of erger. Die Obama administrasie het reeds hom aangekla onder die Spioenasiewet omdat hy geheime en onwettige spioenasie-programme deur die VSA ontbloot het.

Joernaliste, skrywers, akademici kom tot Edward Snowden se verdediging

11 July 2013

Die WSWS het verskeie joernaliste, kunstenaars en akademici gevra of hulle in die openbaar ten behoewe van Edward Snowden sou praat. Snowden het ‘n enorme diens verrig deur die breë kriminele onderneming van die Nasionale Veiligheids-agentskap en die militêre intelligensie apparaat uit te wys.

IMF opdatering dui op globale ekonomiese afwaartse kurwe

Deur Nick Beams, 11 July 2013

Soos die vyfde herdenking van die uitbreek van die globale finansiële krisis naderkom, beweeg die wêreld se ekonomie steeds verder weg van wat eens as “normal” beskou is.

New in French

Le gouvernement luxembourgeois démissionne dû à un scandale impliquant les services secrets

Par Peter Schwarz, 13 juillet 2013

Le gouvernement du Luxembourg a démissionné mercredi 10 juillet à cause d'un scandale dans lequel sont impliqués les services secrets du pays

Derrière le désastre de Lac-Mégantic: La déréglementation, le profit et l’industrie ferroviaire canadienne

Par Carl Bronski, 13 juillet 2013

En dépit de la hausse dramatique du transport de matières dangereuses, le financement destiné à inspections par Transport Canada a été réduit.

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

New in German

Edward Snowden im Urteil der öffentlichen Meinung

Von Joseph Kishore, 13. Juli 2013

Die Mehrheit der Amerikaner, besonders die jungen, unterstützt Edward Snowden trotz seiner einhelligen Verurteilung durch das politische Establishment und die Massenmedien.

USA liefern Kampfflugzeuge an Ägypten, während Junta ihr Vorgehen verschärft

Von Bill Van Auken, 13. Juli 2013

Durch die Lieferung von F16-Kampfflugzeugen an Ägypten gibt die Obama-Regierung klar zu verstehen, dass sie den Militärputsch von letzter Woche unterstützt.

Praktiker-Pleite: Ein abgekartetes Spiel

Von Peter Schwarz, 13. Juli 2013

Die Baumarktkette Praktiker hat am Donnerstag Insolvenz angemeldet. Sie beschäftigt rund 20.000 Mitarbeiter im In- und Ausland.

Filmische Desinformation über Julian Assange:
We Steal Secrets: Die WikiLeaks-Geschichte von Alex Gibney

Von Richard Phillips, 13. Juli 2013

Gibneys Dokumentarfilm ist voller Fehler und ausgewachsener Fälschungen; er versucht, den WikiLeaks-Gründer Julian Assange zu diskreditieren und den amerikanischen Geheimdienst zu beschönigen.

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Perspective

Democrats, Republicans conspire to hike student loan rates

13 July 2013

As millions of students prepare to return to college this fall, the already intolerable burden of student debt is being increased.

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Commentary

The re-emergence of Japanese militarism

By John Chan, 13 July 2013

The defence white paper adopts a belligerent tone toward China and emphasises expanding Japan’s military capacities and ties with Washington.

International Socialist Organization backs Egyptian coup

By Alex Lantier, 11 July 2013

Bradley Manning’s defense rests its case

By Matthew MacEgan, 12 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.

Edward Snowden in the court of public opinion

By Joseph Kishore, 12 July 2013

NSA casts massive surveillance net over Latin America

By Bill Van Auken, 11 July 2013

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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Socialist Equality Party

UK public meetings: Defend whistle-blower Edward Snowden!
The socialist answer to the assault on democratic rights

The Socialist Equality Party in the UK is holding a series of meetings in defence of the US whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

Support D'Artagnan Collier for Detroit Mayor

Public meeting Monday, July 15
A socialist program for the revitalization of Detroit

D’Artagnan Collier, Socialist Equality Party candidate for Detroit mayor, will speak at 7pm at the Unitarian-Universalist Church.

D’Artagnan Collier speaks at United Way Detroit mayoral forum

By Zac Corrigan, 12 July 2012

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Detroit in Crisis

Detroit’s Henry Street apartment evictions placed on hold

By Lawrence Porter, 13 July 2013

After facing the threat of eviction, residents of the Berwin Apartments in Detroit, Michigan were informed by the owner that the sale of the property had fallen through.

SEP (Australia) Election 2013

Australia’s new disability scheme: A vehicle for austerity

By Gabriela Zabala—SEP Senate candidate for Queensland, 13 July 2013

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is not just consistent with Labor’s broader cost-cutting agenda, but pivotal to it.

A socialist strategy to defend car industry jobs and wages

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

Click here for the SEP 2013 Campaign Web Site »

Workers Struggles

Postal union ends unofficial strike as UK government announces Royal Mail privatisation

By Mary Smith, 13 July 2013

Postal workers in Peterborough, England took unofficial strike action last week

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

13 July 2013

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

India: NLC strike against privatisation continues

By Arun Kumar, 12 July 2013

DHL workers supplying UK Jaguar Land Rover plants vote to strike

By Danny Richardson, 12 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

History

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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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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Correspondence

Letters from our readers

13 July 2013

A selection of recent letters to the World Socialist Web Site.