US, Britain push for Syrian military intervention

By Chris Marsden, 20 July 2013

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said that the use of force “is under deliberation inside of our agencies of government.”

Detroit bankruptcy filing paves the way for assault on workers

By Shannon Jones, 20 July 2013

Michigan Republican Governor Rick Snyder and Kevyn Orr, the emergency manager overseeing the financial restructuring of Detroit, defended their decision to force the city into Chapter 9 bankruptcy at a press conference Friday.

US secretary of state threatens Venezuela over Snowden asylum

By Eric London, 20 July 2013

In violation of international law, John Kerry leveled a series of heavy-handed threats against Venezuela over its offer of asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

German state security intimidates opposition

By Christoph Dreier, 20 July 2013

This week German police and state security officials put a young man from Griesheim under pressure because he was critical of the secret services’ surveillance methods.

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US-China dialogue in shambles

By John Chan, 20 July 2013

Despite China’s concessions on economic issues, the talks descended into disagreement.

UK government set on deeper cuts to welfare

By Julie Hyland, 20 July 2013

The Conservative/Liberal coalition in Britain has laid out further attacks on welfare provision, while the opposition Labour Party calls for even deeper cuts.

Chicago Public Schools announces more than 2,100 additional layoffs

By Jeff Lusanne, 20 July 2013

On Friday, Chicago Public Schools laid of 2,113 more teachers and staff, bringing the total summer layoffs to 3,500 as the district implements the largest round of school closings in US history.

US files civil charges against former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine

By Gabriel Black, 20 July 2013

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed a civil lawsuit against Jon Corzine, the ex-chief of MF Global, for “failing to properly supervise” employees who used nearly a billion dollars from customers’ accounts to cover the firm’s bad debts.

Outgoing homeland security secretary to head University of California

By Norisa Diaz, 20 July 2013

As chief of Homeland Security, Napolitano participated in unprecedented attacks on democratic rights.

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Die sosiale verwoesting van Detroit

Deur Jerry White, 18 July 2013

‘n Breedvoerige misdaad is besig om in Detroit uitgevoer te word. Noodbestuurder Kevyn Orr, wat deur Michigan se Goewerneur Rick Snyder aangestel is om ‘n diktatorskap oor die stad se finansies uit te voer, implimenteer ‘n historiese aanval op die werkersklas wat verwoestende gevolge sal hê vir honderde duisende mense.

Wall Street winste en die wyer wordende sosiale skeiding in Amerika

Deur Andre Damon, 17 July 2013

Die winste van die grootste VSA banke het aangehou groei in die tweede kwartaal van hierdie jaar, selfs onderwyl die impak van vyf jaar van massa werkloosheid, stagnante ekonomiese groei en brutale besnoeiinge in sosiale uitgawes verdere armoede, dakloosheid en honger tot gevolg gehad het.

New in French

La résurgence du militarisme japonais

Par John Chan, 20 juillet 2013

Le Livre blanc de la défense japonais adopte un ton belliqueux envers la Chine et met fortement l’accent sur l’expansion des capacités militaires du Japon et de ses relations avec Washington.

Le gouvernement grec interdit les manifestations dans le centre d’Athènes

Par Christoph Dreier, 20 juillet 2013

Le gouvernement grec a profité de la visite jeudi du ministre allemand des Finances, Wolfgang Schäuble, pour imposer une interdiction générale des manifestations dans le centre d’Athènes.

Allemagne: Nouvelles révélations sur l’existence de liens étroits entre l’Etat et le NSU d’extrême-droite

Par Sven Heymann, 20 juillet 2013

De nouvelles révélations suggèrent que l’Etat allemand avait davantage d’agents infiltrés dans les milieux d’extrême droite du NSU que ne le disaient les révélations précédentes

Un courrier du professeur Geoffrey R. Stone, partisan libéral d'un État policier

Par Tom Carter, 20 juillet 2013

De la première à la dernière ligne, la lettre du professeur Stone confirme les fréquentes mises en garde du WSWS quant au fait que l'ensemble du monde politique officiel – y compris ses sections «libérales» – est ouvertement hostile aux principes démocratiques.

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

New in German

Prozess gegen Bradley Manning:
US-Richter besteht auf Vorwurf der „Begünstigung des Feindes“

Von Matthew MacEgan und Joseph Kishore, 20. Juli 2013

So wie die US-Regierung argumentiert und verfährt, bleibt von der Garantie der freien Meinungsäußerung und der Pressefreiheit durch den ersten Zusatzartikel zur amerikanischen Verfassung nichts mehr übrig.

Linkspartei stützt Gewerkschaften bei Angriffen gegen Arbeiter

Von Dietmar Henning, 20. Juli 2013

Auf einer Konferenz in Gelsenkirchen versicherte die Linkspartei der Gewerkschaftsbürokratie ihre volle Unterstützung bei der Durchsetzung von Entlassungen und Lohnsenkungen.

Deutscher Staatsschutz schüchtert Oppositionelle ein

Von Christoph Dreier, 20. Juli 2013

In der vergangenen Woche setzten Beamte der Polizei und des Staatsschutzes einen jungen Mann aus Griesheim unter Druck, weil sich dieser kritisch gegenüber den Abhörmaßnahmen der Geheimdienste geäußert und einen Spaziergang zu einem Gebäude des US-Militärs angekündigt hatte.

Gezielte Vertuschung im Fall Mollath

Von Sybille Fuchs, 20. Juli 2013

Seit mehr als sieben Jahren sitzt der 56-Jährige Mollath unschuldig in der geschlossenen Abteilung diverser forensischer Einrichtungen in Bayern.

Ägyptische Revolutionäre Sozialisten unterstützen den von den USA unterstützten Militärputsch

Von Johannes Stern, 20. Juli 2013

Die ägyptische Revolution ist erst zweieinhalb Jahre alt, doch die RS haben sich bereits als Lakaien der ägyptischen Bourgeoisie und des Imperialismus entlarvt.

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 Detroit bankruptcy

20 July 2013

Detroit has been bled dry as a result of a deliberate policy pursued by the auto companies, the banks and the ruling class as a whole over a period of nearly four decades.

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Support D'Artagnan Collier for Detroit Mayor

D’Artagnan Collier end-of-election meeting in Detroit
No to bankruptcy! Mobilize the working class against the bankers dictatorship!

20 July 2013

D’Artagnan Collier, Socialist Equality Party candidate for Detroit mayor, will speak at 2 p.m. on August 4 at Wayne State University.

The social devastation of Detroit

By Jerry White, 18 July 2013

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Commentary

After the Zimmerman verdict
Build a united struggle of workers and youth to defend social, democratic rights
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party

20 July 2013

This statement is being distributed at demonstrations being held today in cities throughout the US.

Judge retains “aiding the enemy” charge against Bradley Manning

By Matthew MacEgan and Joseph Kishore, 19 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.

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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Arts Review

The Cluster Project: Artists against cluster bombing of civilians

By Paul Bond, 20 July 2013

The Cluster Project, under the general directorship of Bob Paris, is an online gallery and blog hosting multimedia artworks exploring “weapons, war, civilian casualties and pop culture.”

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

By Nick Barrickman and Zac Corrigan, 19 July 2013

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

By James Brewer, 18 July 2013

SEP (Australia) Election 2013

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

By Terry Cook, 19 July 2013

Sydney workers and youth discuss housing crisis with SEP campaigners

By our reporters, 19 July 2013

Click here for the SEP 2013 Campaign Web Site »

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

20 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

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

20 July 2013

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