Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, acquitted of all charges

By Barry Grey, 15 July 2013

The acquittal of George Zimmerman is the reactionary culmination of a process that has from the start been a travesty of justice.

Department of Justice memo codifies spying on the press

By Tom Carter, 15 July 2013

The memorandum further codifies a regime for spying on, bullying, and prosecuting members of the press.

Australia: Telstra facilitates US electronic spying

By Peter Symonds, 15 July 2013

Telstra has given US intelligence and police agencies access to the backbone of international telecommunications—undersea fibre optic cables.

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Britain to use secret evidence in court

By Jordan Shilton, 15 July 2013

The Justice and Security Act 2013 (JSA), which came into force this month, creates a new judicial procedure which will permit the use of secret evidence in any civil trial in the UK.

US-backed opposition in Syria erupts into internal conflict

By Patrick Martin, 15 July 2013

Rival factions of the US-backed groups fighting the Assad regime in Syria have engaged in a series of ambushes and assassinations over control and money.

Force-feeding continues at Guantánamo with approval of Obama administration

By Thomas Gaist, 15 July 2013

The Obama administration continues to tacitly support the force-feeding of hunger strikers at Guantánamo Bay, despite a recent ruling confirming that the president has the authority to end the barbaric practice.

Obama’s “just-in-time” workforce:
17 million temporary workers in America

By Nancy Hanover, 15 July 2013

Temporary agencies have emerged as the growth industry of the Obama administration. A full 12 percent of the American workforce, 17 million people, is now forced to depend on the uncertain and stressful world of contingency work.

Nationalists stage violent protests in southern Russia

By Clara Weiss, 15 July 2013

Right-wing forces are exploiting the social crisis in Russia to divert the population’s discontent into reactionary channels.

UK soldiers fast-tracked into teaching

By Aidan Claire, 15 July 2013

The government’s “Troops to Teachers” plan means that ex-soldiers will be the only people who can undertake teacher training as non-graduates and qualify in just two years.

Australian government announces ETS and end to carbon tax

By Patrick O’Connor, 15 July 2013

Rudd is attempting to deflect widespread hostility towards the carbon tax, while securing the support of the banks and financial institutions.

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 Portuguese

O Brasil é alvo da maciça operação de espionagem da NSA

Por Bill VanAuken, 15 de julho de 2013

Novos documentos divulgados pelo ex-funcionário da Agência de Segurança Nacional dos Estados Unidos, Eduardo Snowden, revelaram a ampla operação de espionagem focalizando milhões de cidadãos brasileiros como também empresas e instituições governamentais.

New in Spanish

Se preparan importantes ataques a las pensiones en España

Por Vicky Short, 15 Julio 2013

Hace un mes, la Unión Europea (UE) concedió a España un plazo de dos años para reducir su déficit fiscal al objetivo del 3 por ciento del ingreso nacional (Producto Interno Bruto) que exigen la UE, el Fondo Monetario Internacional y el Banco Mundial.

New in Turkish

FISA mahkemesi yürürlükte
Gizli yasalar, gizli hükümet

Patrick Martin, 15 Temmuz 2013

Demokrasi, kapitalizmle ve kar sistemi tarafından beslenen toplumsal eşitsizlik ve militarizm ile giderek daha fazla çelişmektedir. Demokratik hakların savunusu, sosyalizm mücadelesinde, işçi sınıfının bağımsız siyasi seferberliğinin odak noktası haline gelmelidir.

Mısır Ordusu Kahire’de 51 kişiyi katletti

Johannes Stern ve Alex Lantier, 15 Temmuz 2013

Bu bir katliamın amacı, Çarşamba günkü darbeye ve yeni bir askeri cuntaya karşı çıkan herkesi korkutmaktır.

New in French

Snowden dénonce la campagne de menaces et d'agressions menée par les Etats-Unis

Par Eric London, 15 juillet 2013

Edward Snowden a fait une déclaration rebelle dans laquelle il a défendu ses actes et dit qu'il allait demander temporairement l'asile politique en Russie

La défense de Bradley Manning termine sa plaidoirie

Par Matthew MacEgan, 15 juillet 2013

Mercredi, la défense de Bradley Manning a terminé sa plaidoirie devant la cour martiale dans un procès qui révèle le caractère antidémocratique du gouvernement américain

La chancelière allemande défend les agences de renseignement occidentales

Par Stefan Steinberg, 15 juillet 2013

Angela Merkel dit à Die Zeit qu’elle soutient l’espionnage américain en Allemagne et de par le monde.

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The intelligence-industrial complex

15 July 2013

The American government and intelligence agencies are working closely with giant telecommunications and technology companies to violate the democratic rights of the population.

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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.

Snowden denounces US campaign of threats and aggression

By Eric London, 13 July 2013

Edward Snowden in the court of public opinion

By Joseph Kishore, 12 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

25 years ago: Moscow announces crackdown on Armenian protest

On July 18, 1988, the presidium of the Supreme Soviet, in an emergency meeting, unanimously rejected the July 13 vote by the Nagorno-Karabakh legislature for secession from Azerbaijan.

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50 years ago: Failed pro-Nasser coup in Syria

On July 18, 1963, a pro-Nasser coup d'etat was attempted and put down in Syria. Colonel Jassem Alwan led the coup, which was supported by President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt and which aimed at the reunification of Syria with Egypt in the United Arab Republic (UAR).

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75 years ago: Spanish Civil War enters third year

On July 17, 1938 the Spanish Civil War entered its third year of conflict. Fascist-controlled Spain was decked out in red and gold for the first of a three-day holiday called to celebrate the anniversary of the outbreak of hostilities.

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100 years ago: Kuomintang rebellion against the Chinese government

On July 15 1913, the Kuomintang (KMT) led a rebellion against the government of President Yuan Shikai.

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Support D'Artagnan Collier for Detroit Mayor

Collier says the real source of crime is inequality and poverty at Detroit mayoral forum

By Bryan Dyne, 15 July 2013

Collier denounced layoffs, foreclosures and other “social crimes” and presented a program for the working class in Detroit to fight social inequality.

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.

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Workers Struggles

Portland, Oregon strikers defy concessions demands by Daimler Trucks

By Hector Cordon, 15 July 2013

Relying on the unions to isolate the strike, Daimler is pressing ahead with demands for sweeping givebacks.

SEP (Australia) Election 2013

Socialist Equality Party holds election meeting in Adelaide

By our correspondents, 15 July 2013

The SEP held a public meeting in the South Australian capital on Saturday, where General Motors workers face a threatened plant shutdown.

Workers and students speak at SEP election meeting

By our reporters, 15 July 2013

The WSWS interviewed members of the audience at the Socialist Equality Party’s election meeting in Adelaide.

Australia’s new disability scheme: A vehicle for austerity

By Gabriela Zabala—SEP Senate candidate for Queensland, 13 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.


Democrats, Republicans conspire to hike student loan rates

By Andre Damon, 13 July 2013

The re-emergence of Japanese militarism

By John Chan, 13 July 2013

International Socialist Organization backs Egyptian coup

By Alex Lantier, 11 July 2013

California prison conditions behind largest hunger strike in state history

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

Arts Review

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

By Joanne Laurier, 11 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

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