Top US official meets with Egyptian junta as crackdown continues

By Chris Marsden, 17 July 2013

Violent repression of members of the Muslim Brotherhood is continuing in Egypt in wake of last week’s coup by the military.

Greek workers in fourth general strike of 2013

By Robert Stevens, 17 July 2013

Greek workers struck against the firing of thousands of public sector employees.

More than a dozen arrests after protests over Zimmerman acquittal

By Gabriel Black, 17 July 2013

Protests over the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayon Martin flared throughout the US over the weekend and have continued into this week.

Freedom of the press under attack in Manning case

By Matthew MacEgan, 17 July 2013

The judge hearing the case against Bradley Manning said she would decide Thursday whether to dismiss seven of the charges.

Detroit city worker pensions on the chopping block

By Zac Corrigan, 17 July 2013

If successful, the destruction of pensions for Detroit city workers will set a precedent nationally.

Inmates in California enter second week of statewide hunger strike

By Richard Vargas, 17 July 2013

Thousands of inmates throughout California are entering their ninth day of the largest hunger strike in state history.

Texas enacts sweeping abortion restrictions

By Jeff Lincoln and Charles Abelard, 17 July 2013

Texas has passed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in US history.

Canada’s newspapers whitewash government culpability in Lac-Mégantic tragedy

By Carl Bronski, 17 July 2013

The media is seeking to direct attention away from the role that corporate cost-cutting and government deregulation played in the explosion that left 50 people dead.

Australian government announces $4 billion budget cut

By Patrick O’Connor, 17 July 2013

While the immediate purpose is to offset the abolition of the carbon tax, Prime Minister Rudd is signalling his commitment to austerity measures.

Australia: 13 dead in two more refugee boat disasters

By Mark Church and Mike Head, 17 July 2013

The latest tragedies underscore the human cost of the Labor government’s escalating measures to stop asylum seekers.

Austerity government appointed in the Czech Republic

By Markus Salzmann, 17 July 2013

A transitional cabinet was sworn into office in the Czech Republic last Wednesday, four weeks after a corruption scandal led to the resignation of Prime Minister Petr Necas.

New in Persian

تلاطماتِ مصر نشانی از انقلاب جهانی

دیوید نورث و الکس لانتیر 5 جولای 2013

رویدادهای پرطلاتم این هفته در مصر که با برکناری مرسی پی یک کودتای نظامی به اوج خود رسید، اهمیت بسیاری برای طبقه کارگر در سراسر جهان دارد. بارزترین ویژگی این حوادث در مقیاس گسترده غلیان احساسات جمعی درمخالفت با رژیم اسلامی مرسی است. اماج خروشان جمعیت در مراکز شهرها نه ده ها یا صدها هزار نفر،که به میلیون ها نفر رسید. در سراسر کشور، دهها میلیون نفر خیابان¬ها را به تصرف خود دراوردند.

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Ras en klas in Amerika

Deur Barry Grey, 16 July 2013

Die onskuldig-bevinding van George Zimmerman, die “buurtwag” vrywilliger wat die 17-jarige Travyon Martin in Februuarie 2012 geskiet het, het tot populêre verontwaardiging gelei.

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Syrie : L’opposition soutenue par les États-Unis dégénère en un conflit interne

Par Patrick Martin, 17 juillet 2013

Des factions rivales issues des groupes appuyés par les États-Unis et qui combattent le régime d’Assad en Syrie ont exécuté une série d’embuscades et d’assassinats pour des questions de contrôle et d’argent.

Le SPD et les Verts allemands défendent la surveillance de masse

Par Christoph Dreier, 17 juillet 2013

Le Parti social-démocrate allemand et les Verts accusent le gouvernement de Berlin de négliger les intérêts économiques allemands par rapport à l’affaire d’espionnage de la NSA et de céder devant les États-Unis.

Miliband, chef des travaillistes britanniques, propose la fin de l'adhésion des syndicats au parti

Par Chris Marsden, 17 juillet 2013

La motivation pour les plans de Miliband est le désir de prouver au grand patronat que le Parti travailliste est assez à droite pour qu'on puisse lui confier les rênes du gouvernement dans le cas d'un échec de la coalition des conservateurs et des libéraux

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

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Ägypten: Washington bekräftigt seine Autorität

Von Chris Marsden, 17. Juli 2013

Zwei Schiffe der amerikanischen Marine, die im Nahen Osten patrouillierten, wurden in den letzten Tagen näher an die ägyptische Küste herangeführt, während im Land die Angst vor einem Bürgerkrieg wächst.

Konflikte innerhalb der syrischen Opposition

Von Patrick Martin, 17. April 2013

Rivalisierende Fraktionen der von den USA unterstützten Assad-Gegner haben eine Reihe von Hinterhalten und Anschlägen verübt. Es geht um Einfluss und Geld.

Großbritannien: Labour-Chef Miliband schlägt vor, aus Gewerkschaftsblock auszutreten

Von Chris Marsden, 17. April 2013

Die Absicht hinter Milibands Plan ist, dem Großkapital zu beweisen, dass die Labour Party rechts genug ist, um im Falle eines Sturzes der konservativ-liberaldemokratischen Koalition die Regierungsverantwortung zu übernehmen.

Technokratenregierung in Tschechien vereidigt

Von Markus Salzmann, 17. April 2013

Vor rund vier Wochen zwang ein Korruptionsskandal Premier Petr Necas zum Rücktritt und beendete seine rechts-konservative Regierung. Nun wurde vergangenen Mittwoch das Übergangskabinett von Jiří Rusnok vereidigt.

New in Spanish

Huelga general en Portugal

Por Paul Mitchell, 17 Julio 2013

Las dos federaciones obreras más importantes de Portugal, la Unión General de Trabajadores (UGT) —alineada al Partido Socialista (PS)— y la Confederación General de Trabajadores Portugueses (CGTP) -alineada al Partido Comunista (PCP)— ayer realizaron una huelga general de 24 horas.

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

Wall Street profits and the widening social divide in America

17 July 2013

The profits of the biggest US banks continued to swell in the second quarter of this year, even as the impact of five years of mass unemployment, stagnant economic growth and brutal cuts in social spending produced a further rise in poverty, homelessness and hunger.

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Commentary

Race and class in America

By Barry Grey, 16 July 2013

Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists support US-backed military coup

By Johannes Stern, 16 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 limbo as US increases pressure on Russia

By Eric London, 16 July 2013

The intelligence-industrial complex

By Joseph Kishore, 15 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

Tenants facing eviction attend SEP meeting on crisis in Detroit

By Shannon Jones, 17 July 2013

SEP mayoral candidate D’Artagnan Collier addressed the meeting, which was called to discuss a socialist program for the revitalization of the city.

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SEP (Australia) Election 2013

Australian workers and youth express support for Edward Snowden

By our correspondents, 17 July 2013

Those who spoke to the SEP were alarmed about the magnitude of the US spying and its disturbing implications for democratic rights.

West Australian base on frontline of US war preparations against China

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

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Workers Struggles

Daimler Trucks uses strikebreakers at Portland, Oregon plant

By Katie Hughes and Hector Cordon, 16 July 2013

The United Mine Workers and the Patriot Coal bankruptcy

By Clement Daly, 16 July 2013

Arts Review

The Lone Ranger: Where is justice?

By Christine Schofelt, 16 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.

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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