Washington asserts its authority in Egypt

By Chris Marsden, 16 July 2013

Two US Navy ships patrolling in the Middle East have been moved closer to Egypt's coast in recent days, amidst fears of civil war.

Edward Snowden in limbo as US increases pressure on Russia

By Eric London, 16 July 2013

The Obama administration has escalated its international campaign against whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

German SPD and Greens defend mass surveillance

By Christoph Dreier, 16 July 2013

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China and Russia hold naval exercise in Sea of Japan

By Ben McGrath, 16 July 2013

Naval drills between China and Russia, monitored by nearby US and Japan aircraft, highlight the growing tensions in North East Asia.

Scottish National Party advances “Common Weal” project

By Steve James, 16 July 2013

The Scottish National Party’s “Common Weal” project is aimed at winning sections of business, the trade unions and academia to its nationalist and extraordinarily parochial alternative programme.

Germany’s Praktiker chain store declares bankruptcy

By Peter Schwarz, 16 July 2013

Home improvement chain store Praktiker announced last week it is going into liquidation.

Kazakhstan’s president signs pension reform bill amid popular opposition

By Adam Soroka, 16 July 2013

In late June, President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed into law a pension reform bill that will raise the retirement age and increase workers’ contributions.

Illinois prepares savage cuts in public employee retirement benefits

By Alexander Fangmann, 16 July 2013

The state of Illinois is poised to pass sweeping attacks on public employee pensions as Democratic Governor Pat Quinn pushes the Democratic Party-controlled House and Senate to reconcile competing plans.

The United Mine Workers and the Patriot Coal bankruptcy

By Clement Daly, 16 July 2013

The UMW bureaucracy has responded to the historic assault on the living standards of miners with a series of impotent protests.

New in Afrikaans

Die intelligensie-industriële kompleks

Deur Joseph Kishore, 15 July 2013

‘n Belangrike aspek van die spioenasie operasies was blootgestel is oor die laaste maand deur die National Security Agency (NSA) klokluier Edward Snowden is die sameswering van die reuse telekommunikasie en tegnologie maatskappye met die Obama administrasie en VSA intelligensie agentskappe in die sistematiese oortreding van demokratiese regte.

New in Turkish

İstihbarat-sanayi bloğu

Joseph Kishore, 16 Temmuz 2013

Microsoft, Apple, Verizon ve AT&T gibi şirketler ile onların uluslararası ortakları, kar değil ama toplumsal ihtiyaçlar temelinde faaliyet gösteren kamuya ait şirketlere dönüştürülmelidir.

Suriye’deki ABD destekli muhalefette iç çatışma

Patrick Martin, 16 Temmuz 2013

Suriye’de Esad yönetimiyle çatışan ABD destekli gruplar içindeki rakip hizipler, “rejim değişikliği”ne yönelik bütün ABD kampanyasının gerici ve anti-demokratik karakterini gösteren bir dizi tuzakla ve süikastle uğraşıyorlar.

Kaliforniya’da, eyalet tarihinin en büyük cezaevi açlık grevleri

Richard Vargas, Juan Verala Luz ve Jake Dean, 16 Temmuz 2013

Kaliforniya’nın hapishanelerindeki binlerce mahkum, [8 Temmuz] Pazartesi gününden itibaren eyalet tarihinin en büyük açlık grevine başladı

New in French

La collusion entre les agences de renseignement et les sociétés de télécommunications

Par Joseph Kishore, 16 juillet 2013

Le gouvernement américain et les agences de renseignement collaborent étroitement avec les géants des télécommunications et de la technologie dans le but de violer les droits démocratiques de la population.

Le président de la compagnie ferroviaire blâme le conducteur du train

Par Jeff Lussane, 16 juillet 2013

En visite à Lac-Mégantic cinq jours après la pire catastrophe ferroviaire du Canada en plusieurs décennies, le directeur général de la MMA, Ed Burkhardt, a tenté de rejeter le blâme sur le conducteur du train.

Lac-Mégantic : les autorités locales défendent l’industrie ferroviaire

Par Louis Girard, 16 juillet 2013

Le développement d’une industrie ferroviaire dangereuse s’est réalisé en étroite collaboration avec les pouvoirs en place.

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

New in German

Bundeskanzlerin verteidigt westliche Geheimdienste

Von Stefan Steinberg, 16. Juli 2013

Angela Merkel erklärte im Zeit-Magazin, dass sie die amerikanischen Überwachungsprogramme in Deutschland und der Welt unterstützt.

SPD und Grüne kritisieren Friedrich und verteidigen Überwachung

Von Christoph Dreier, 16. Juli 2013

Vertreter von SPD und Grünen warfen der Bundesregierung vor, die deutschen Wirtschaftsinteressen bezüglich der NSA-Spionage zu vernachlässigen. Die massenhafte Überwachung der Bevölkerung findet hingegen die Zustimmung der Opposition.

Snowden prangert amerikanische Bedrohung an

Von Eric London, 16. Juli 2013

Edward Snowden gab auf dem Flughafen Scheremetjewo eine selbstbewusste Erklärung ab, in der er sein Vorgehen verteidigte und erklärte, er werde vorläufig in Russland Asyl beantragen.

Mörder von Trayvon Martin von allen Anklagepunkten freigesprochen

Von Barry Grey, 16. Juli 2013

Der Freispruch für George Zimmerman, den Mörder des 17-jährigen Trayvon Martin, stellt den reaktionären Höhepunkt eines Prozesses dar, der von Anbeginn an eine Justiz-Farce war. Diese spielte sich vor dem Hintergrund der Tragödie eines jungen Mannes ab, der kein Verbrechen begangen und der keine Gefahr für seinen Todesschützen dargestellt hatte.

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.

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Perspective

Race and class in America

16 July 2013

The focus of the response of the media, the political establishment and the various middle-class pseudo-left groups to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s killer has been to frame the case in exclusively racial terms.

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Commentary

Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists support US-backed military coup

By Johannes Stern, 16 July 2013

The pseudo-left stands condemned by its own words and actions as political agents of imperialism.

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

By Barry Grey, 15 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.

The intelligence-industrial complex

By Joseph Kishore, 15 July 2013

Snowden denounces US campaign of threats and aggression

By Eric London, 13 July 2013

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

By Tom Carter, 8 July 2013

More on Edward Snowden »

Socialist Equality Party

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

Workers Struggles

Daimler Trucks uses strikebreakers at Portland, Oregon plant

By Katie Hughes and Hector Cordon, 16 July 2013

Striking Daimler Trucks workers face ruthless concession demands and unions functioning as accomplices in this attack

Workers Struggles: The Americas

16 July 2013

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

SEP (Australia) Election 2013

West Australian base on frontline of US war preparations against China

By Joe Lopez—SEP Senate candidate for Western Australia, 16 July 2013

The US and Australian governments are hatching plans to transform the Stirling naval base near Perth into the home port for an entire aircraft carrier battle group.

Socialist Equality Party holds election meeting in Adelaide

By our correspondents, 15 July 2013

Click here for the SEP 2013 Campaign Web Site »

Arts Review

The Lone Ranger: Where is justice?

By Christine Schofelt, 16 July 2013

In a familiar tale with few surprises, the masked “Lone Ranger” rides again.

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

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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.

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

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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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