US government using license plates to track movements of millions

By Eric London, 18 July 2013

An ACLU report published yesterday reveals that the American government has been using license plate readers to track the location and movement of a majority of people in the US.

NSA deputy director admits to broader spying

By Eric London and Joseph Kishore, 18 July 2013

US threatens Russia with “long-term problems” as Snowden applies for temporary asylum

By Eric London, 18 July 2013

Democrats and Republicans responded to news that whistleblower Edward Snowden formally applied for asylum in Russia with more threats.

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India: Contaminated school-meal kills 22 children

By Kranti Kumara, 18 July 2013

At least 22 school children, ranging in age from 5 to 12, have died as the result of eating a severely contaminated mid-day meal Tuesday in a government-run primary school in Bihar.

Fed chairman reassures Wall Street on flow of cheap credit

By Andre Damon, 18 July 2013

In congressional testimony, US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sought to reassure Wall Street that he remains committed to the Fed’s near-zero interest rate policy and will not curtail the central bank’s asset purchasing program earlier than expected.

Federal judge backs force-feeding at Guantanamo

By Fred Mazelis, 18 July 2013

The judge’s ruling, the second in a week on the issue of force-feeding, dismisses detainees’ rights with contempt.

FBI blocks release of Ibragim Todashev autopsy report

By Thomas Gaist, 18 July 2013

Federal agencies have covered the state killing of Todashev in a “blanket of secrecy”

Germany: New revelations on state links to far-right NSU

By Sven Heymann, 18 July 2013

New revelations suggest that the German state had many more undercover agents in the milieu of the far-right NSU than previously disclosed.

Labour-controlled Welsh Assembly carries out massive attack on the National Health Service

By Mark Blackwood and Ajanta Silva, 18 July 2013

The Labour Party-controlled Welsh Assembly has carried out a massive attack on the National Health Service.

Communal tensions in Burma continue

By John Roberts, 18 July 2013

Sections of the Buddhist clergy, colluding with layers of the military, are directly responsible for whipping up anti-Muslim communalism.

Water supply to DC suburb restricted in midst of heat wave

By Bryan Dyne, 18 July 2013

Tens of thousands of people face near-record heat without air conditioning.

Pennsylvania Democrats defend voter ID law as trial begins

By Samuel Davidson, 18 July 2013

Pennsylvania’s Democratic attorney general is defending the state’s stringent voter identification law.

New in Turkish

ABD’li üst düzey yetkili Mısır cuntasıyla buluştu

Chris Marsden, 18 Temmuz 2013

Kahire’deki Müslüman Kardeşler üyelerinin şiddetli bir şekilde bastırılmasına, ABD Dışişleri Bakan Yardımcısı William Burns’ün iki günlük Kahire ziyareti eşlik etti.

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Race et classe aux États-Unis

Par Barry Grey, 18 juillet 2013

Les médias, l’establishment politique et les différents groupes pseudo-gauchistes de la classe moyenne ont réagi à l’acquittement du meurtrier de Trayvon Martin en plaçant l’évènement dans un cadre exclusivement racial.

Un haut responsable américain rencontre la junte égyptienne pendant que la répression continue

Par Chris Marsden, 18 juillet 2013

La répression violente contre les membres des Frères musulmans se poursuit en Égypte à la suite du coup militaire de la semaine dernière.

Les travailleurs grecs entament leur quatrième grève générale de l’année 2013

Par Robert Stevens, 18 juillet 2013

Les travailleurs grecs protestent contre le licenciement de milliers d'employés du secteur public.

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

New in German

Der geheimdienstlich-industrielle Komplex

Von Joseph Kishore, 18. Juli 2013

Die US-Regierung und ihre Geheimdienste arbeiten eng mit den großen Telekommunikations- und Technologieunternehmen zusammen, um die demokratischen Rechte der Bevölkerung zu verletzen.

Klassen- und Rassenfrage in Amerika

Von Barry Grey, 18. Juli 2013

Die Medien, das Establishment und die kleinbürgerlichen Pseudolinken reagieren auf Zimmermans Freispruch ausschließlich mit einer Rassismus-Diskussion.

Rot-Rot-Grüne Koalition in Duisburg setzt massive Sozialkürzungen durch

Von Elisabeth Zimmermann, 18. Juli 2013

Seit der Kommunalwahl im August 2009 unterstützt die Ratsfraktion der Linken in Duisburg die wirtschaftsfreundliche Politik und die brutalen sozialen Kürzungen der Stadt.

Neue Enthüllungen über Verbindung des Staates zum NSU

Von Sven Heymanns, 18. Julia 2013

Neue Enthüllungen legen nahe, dass der Staat mehr V-Leute im direkten Umfeld des NSU postiert hatte und bestens über deren Taten informiert war. Behörden und Politik setzen alles daran diese Zusammenhänge zu verschleiern.

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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Perspective

The social devastation of Detroit

18 July 2013

Financial dictator Kevyn Orr is implementing an historic attack on the working class that will have devastating consequences for hundreds of thousands of people.

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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.

Sri Lankan SEP holds meeting in defence of Snowden

By Sujeewa Amaranath, 18 July 2013

The Colombo public meeting unanimously adopted a resolution demanding an end to the witch-hunt against whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Australian workers and youth express support for Edward Snowden

By our correspondents, 17 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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Commentary

Wall Street profits and the widening social divide in America

By Andre Damon, 17 July 2013

Race and class in America

By Barry Grey, 16 July 2013

More than a dozen arrests after protests over Zimmerman acquittal

By Gabriel Black, 17 July 2013

Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists support US-backed military coup

By Johannes Stern, 16 July 2013

Arts Review

20 Feet From Stardom: The “most incredible artists you’ve never heard of”

By James Brewer, 18 July 2013

Morgan Neville’s documentary explores the phenomenon of backup singers in popular music.

Support D'Artagnan Collier for Detroit Mayor

Tenants facing eviction attend SEP meeting on crisis in Detroit

By Shannon Jones, 17 July 2013

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Detroit in Crisis

Detroit city worker pensions on the chopping block

By Zac Corrigan, 17 July 2013

SEP (Australia) Election 2013

Australian government announces $4 billion budget cut

By Patrick O’Connor, 17 July 2013

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Workers Struggles

Greek workers in fourth general strike of 2013

By Robert Stevens, 17 July 2013

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

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.

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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Correspondence

Letters from our readers

18 July 2013

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