Emergency manager throws Detroit into bankruptcy

By Jerry White, 19 July 2013

The emergency manager overseeing the financial restructuring of Detroit filed a petition in federal court Thursday afternoon throwing the city of 700,000 residents into Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

Greek government bans demonstrations in central Athens

By Christoph Dreier, 19 July 2013

The Greek government has used the visit on Thursday by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble to impose a blanket ban on demonstrations in central Athens.

Reports confirm deepening recession in Europe

By Stefan Steinberg, 19 July 2013

A series of reports confirm that austerity policies implemented since the financial crisis of 2008 are plunging Europe ever deeper into recession.

Spanish government imposes new tax hikes and austerity measures

By Alejandro López, 19 July 2013

Since the global economic crisis erupted in 2008 state revenue in Spain has slumped by nearly €200 billion.

Obama, touting health care law, remains silent on delay in insurance requirement for companies

By Kate Randall, 19 July 2013

Obama’s touting of modest rebates and reined-in premiums is at odds with the entire trajectory of the health care overhaul, which is aimed at cutting costs for big business and the government while reducing care for ordinary Americans.

Senators announce bipartisan deal to increase subsidized student loan rates

By Julien Kiemle, 19 July 2013

A bipartisan group of Senators announced a plan that would allow interest rates on both subsidized and unsubsidized student loans to rise.

Inmates punished in California prison hunger strike

By Richard Vargas and Jake Dean, 19 July 2013

Inmates identified as leaders in the largest hunger strike in state history have been placed in Administrative Segregation Units (Ad-Seg), a more isolated form of solitary confinement.

Sri Lankan government bans film on country’s civil war

By Panini Wijesiriwardane, 19 July 2013

The government not only banned Igillena Maluwo, but shut down a French film festival where it was being screened.

Australian electricity sell-off sets new benchmark for Labor’s national privatisation agenda

By Terry Cook, 19 July 2013

The lucrative Eraring Energy deal provides a picture of what Prime Minister Rudd means by “reform” of the energy sector.

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.

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Les États-Unis menacent la Russie de "problèmes à long terme" au moment où Snowden y demande l'asile temporaire

Par Eric London, 19 juillet 2013

Edward Snowden a officiellement déposé sa demande d'asile temporaire en Russie, d'après des déclarations faites par son avocat jeudi. Le lanceur d'alerte était confiné dans l'aéroport de Sheremetyevo à Moscou depuis plusieurs semaines après le lancement d'une opération d'intimidation internationale par le gouvernement Obama pour l'isoler, l'extrader, et peut-être tuer ce jeune homme.

Les socialistes révolutionnaires égyptiens soutiennent le coup d'Etat mené par l'armée pour le compte des États-Unis

Par Johannes Stern, 19 juillet 2013

La pseudo-gauche se trouve condamnée par ses propres paroles et par ses actes comme agent politique de l'impérialisme.

Un juge fédéral soutient l'alimentation forcée des prisonniers de Guantanamo

Par Fred Mazelis, 19 juillet 2013

la décision du juge, la deuxième de la semaine sur la question de l'alimentation forcée, rejette avec mépris les droits des détenus

Une nouvelle version cinématographique de Gatsby le Magnifique de F. Scott Fitzgerald

Par David Walsh, 19 juillet 2013

Dans le roman paru en 1925, diverses relations illusoires et sans avenir déclenchent une succession tragique d’événements qui aboutissent à la mort et à la misère pour les parvenus et les sans-le-sou

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

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Die soziale Verwüstung von Detroit

Von Jerry White, 19. Juli 2013

Der Notfallmanager Kevyn Orr setzt als Finanzdiktator einen historischen Angriff auf die Arbeiterklasse durch, der für hunderttausende von Menschen verheerende Folgen haben wird.

Snowden beantragt Asyl in Russland
USA drohen Russland längerfristig mit Problemen

Von Eric London, 19. Juli 2013

] Demokraten und Republikaner reagierten auf die Nachricht, dass der Whistleblower Edward Snowden offiziell Asyl in Russland beantragt hat, mit weiteren Drohungen.

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

Judge retains “aiding the enemy” charge against Bradley Manning

19 July 2013

On the basis of the government’s line of argument and actions, nothing remains of the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

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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.

US government using license plates to track movements of millions

By Eric London, 18 July 2013

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

Sri Lankan SEP holds meeting in defence of Snowden

By Sujeewa Amaranath, 18 July 2013

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SEP (Australia) Election 2013

Sydney workers and youth discuss housing crisis with SEP campaigners

By our reporters, 19 July 2013

Australian housing is among the most expensive in the world, with mortgage and rental stress seriously impacting on low-income families.

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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

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Detroit in Crisis

The social devastation of Detroit

By Jerry White, 18 July 2013

Commentary

Federal judge backs force-feeding at Guantanamo

By Fred Mazelis, 18 July 2013

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

Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists support US-backed military coup

By Johannes Stern, 16 July 2013

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

19 July 2013

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

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

Arts Review

Kanye West’s Yeezus: Blocking out the rest of the world

By Nick Barrickman and Zac Corrigan, 19 July 2013

Yeezus is Kanye West’s sixth major label album and the artist’s fifth album to debut at number one on Billboard charts in the US.

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

By James Brewer, 18 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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