US expands global drone warfare

By Thomas Gaist, 23 July 2013

The US military is planning drone deployments to new regions around the world, including South and Central America, Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East.

Detroit firefighters protest bankruptcy, pension cuts

By our reporters, 23 July 2013

Detroit firefighters are picketing fire stations this week to protest the move to throw the city into bankruptcy and attack the jobs and pensions of municipal employees.

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FISA court renews NSA spying program

By Tom Carter, 23 July 2013

On Friday, the Obama administration announced that it had sought—and the secret FISA court had granted—a renewed authorization for the NSA spying program that compels US telecommunications companies to turn over their telephone records.

German intelligence services work closely with NSA

By Christoph Dreier, 23 July 2013

Parliamentary intelligence oversight body whitewashes mass surveillance by UK and US

By Julie Hyland, 23 July 2013

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Demand grows for Spanish prime minister to resign

By Alejandro López, 23 July 2013

Secret hand-written ledgers covering the period 1990 to 2008 detail more than 30 donations to the ruling Popular Party that were illegal.

Turkish police crack down on internal opposition

By Stefan Steinberg, 23 July 2013

As part of its ongoing crackdown on political opposition, the Istanbul police carried out a series of raids last week.

Bangladesh legislates for garment worker unions

By Wimal Perera and Sarath Kumara, 23 July 2012

Amid fears of mass workers’ struggles, the government has given the green light for trade unions as another mechanism for suppressing workers.

Peruvian government approves labor counter-reform

By Armando Cruz and Luis Arce, 23 July 2013

The Civil Service Law passed by the Peruvian Congress is the latest attack on the working class by the “left” nationalist government of President Ollanta Humala.

Newark mayor favored in New Jersey Senate race

By Fred Mazelis, 23 July 2013

The special election scheduled following the death of incumbent Frank Lautenberg illustrates the role of the Democratic Party and big business African American politicians like Cory Booker.

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بقلم يوهانس ستيرن 16 يوليو 2013

في الوقت الذي يُحكِم الجيش فيه قبضته على مصر، تظهرُ التداعيات الرجعية لانقلاب 3 يوليو جليّة أكثر من أي وقت مضى. وينكشفُ النقابُ اليوم عن المجموعات اليسارية المزيّفة التي ساندت الانقلاب مثال الاشتراكيين الثوريين في مصر وزملائهم في التفكير، المنظمة الاشتراكية الدولية(ISO) في الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية، وحزب العمال الاشتراكي في بريطانيا (SWP)، فتظهر علناً بمثابة منظماتٍ مضادةٍ للثورة. وهي تردّ على ذلك عبر محاولة تغطية تواطئها مع تحركات الجيش الهادفة لإعادة تثبيت أسس الهياكل السياسية التي كانت قائمةً قبل الإطاحة بديكتاتورية مبارك، كما وعبر سعيها إلى إنكار الحقيقة الواضحة بأنّ انقلاباً عسكرياً قد حصل فعلاً. قام الجيشُ المصري في مطلع الاسبوع الماضي بمذبحةٍ في القاهرة أودت بحياة 51 متظ

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La faillite de Detroit

Par Barry Grey, 23 juillet 2013

La faillite de Detroit, l'ex-capitale mondiale de l'automobile, marque une étape du déclin historique du capitalisme américain.

Des émeutes éclatent à Trappes après l’interpellation par la police de la famille d’une femme voilée

Par Alex Lantier, 23 juillet 2013

Des émeutes ont éclaté au cours du week-end à Trappes, dans la banlieue sud-ouest de Paris, après que la police a brutalement arrêté la famille d’une femme musulmane voilée.

Le Guardian et Edward Snowden

Par Robert Stevens, 23 juillet 2013

Dans une situation où les États-Unis ont lancé une chasse à l'homme mondiale contre Snowden, le Guardian britannique demande qu'il « réponde de ses actes. »

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Die Insolvenz von Detroit

Von Barry Grey, 23. Juli 2013

Detroit wurde im Lauf der letzten 40 Jahre durch eine bewusste Politik der Autokonzerne, der Banken und derherrschenden Klasse insgesamt ausgeblutet.

Deutsche Geheimdienste überwachen gemeinsam mit der NSA

Von Christoph Dreier, 23. Juli 2013

Neue Enthüllungen von NSA-Akten belegen, dass die deutschen Geheimdienste aufs engste mit den US-Geheimdiensten zusammenarbeiten und nicht nur an der Auslandsspionage teilhaben, sondern auch die eigene Bevölkerung überwachen.

Griechische Regierung verhängt Demonstrationsverbot für Schäuble-Besuch

Von Christoph Dreier, 23. Juli 2013

Die griechische Regierung hat den Besuch des deutschen Finanzministers Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) am Donnerstag genutzt, um im Zentrum Athens ein umfassendes Demonstrationsverbot zu verhängen.

Spanien: Regierung setzt neue Steuererhöhungen und Sparmaßnahmen durch

Von Alejandro López, 23. Juli 2013

Seit Beginn der Weltwirtschaftskrise im Jahr 2008 sind die Staatseinnahmen von Spanien um fast 200 Milliarden Euro gesunken.

Das Wiedererwachen des japanischen Militarismus

Von John Chan, 23. Juli 2013

Das neueste japanische Verteidigungs-Weißbuch, das am Dienstag herauskam, ist ein weiteres, untrügliches Zeichen für das Wiederaufleben des Militarismus unter der rechten Regierung von Premierminister Shinzo Abe.

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A call to action: Oppose the Detroit bankruptcy!

23 July 2013

In city after city, preparations are underway to impose massive cuts using the mechanism of unelected officials and the legal framework of the bankruptcy courts.

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The US establishment swoons over the royal birth

By David Walsh, 23 July 2013

The American news and entertainment media went into a frenzy Monday on reports that the Duchess of Cambridge had gone into labor and later in the day gave birth to a baby boy.

Obama, race and class

By Patrick Martin, 22 July 2013

“Independent” trade unions join military-backed government in Egypt

By Johannes Stern, 22 July 2013

Prosecutors attack Bradley Manning for being “anti-patriotic”

By Matthew MacEgan, 22 July 2013

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Fund Appeal

An appeal to WSWS readers by David Walsh

In this video, WSWS Arts editor David Walsh reviews the major political events of this year and explains why now, more than ever, the World Socialist Web Site needs its readers’ financial support.

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 dramatist defends Edward Snowden

23 July 2013

Dharmasiri Bandaranayke has issued a statement defending Snowden and denouncing the Obama administration’s illegal global spying operations.

The Guardian and Edward Snowden

By Robert Stevens, 22 July 2013

Court of Appeals rules Obama administration can force journalist to testify against alleged leaker

By Eric London, 22 July 2013

US congressmen, complicit in NSA spying, posture as critics

By Thomas Gaist, 22 July 2013

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Workers Struggles

Unions impose concessions contract on Portland Daimler Truck workers

By Katie Hughes and Hector Cordon, 23 July 2013

Despite considerable rank-and-file opposition, Daimler unions imposed another regressive contract on striking workers

Workers Struggles: The Americas

23 July 2013

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

Arts Review

The Act of Killing and The Attack: Mass murder in Indonesia, a suicide bombing in Israel

By Joanne Laurier, 22 July 2013

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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SEP (Australia) Election 2013

Australian spy base “critical” to Obama’s drone assassinations

By Patrick O’Connor, 22 July 2013

Washington is “critically dependent” on the Pine Gap base for locating the targets marked for extrajudicial execution by the Obama administration.

Australian Labor government announces shutting of borders to refugees

By Mike Head, 22 July 2013

Asylum seekers will be transported to primitive detention camps in Papua New Guinea—one of the world’s most impoverished countries.

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25 years ago: Student protests force out Burmese strongman

Ne Win, the Burmese military ruler who seized power in a 1962 military coup, resigned on July 24, 1988 after months of massive student demonstrations.

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50 years ago: US, Soviet Union agree to partial nuclear test ban

On July 25, 1963 the governments of the US, the Soviet Union, and the United Kingdom announced that they had agreed to a partial nuclear test ban treaty.

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75 years ago: Spanish Republican army launches Ebro offensive

In a surprise attack coming after months of military setbacks, the Spanish Republican army advanced swiftly across the Ebro River on July 25, 1938.

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100 years ago: Copper miners strike begins in Michigan

On July 23, 1913, workers organized in the Keweenaw chapters of the Western Federation of Miners (WFM) voted to begin a strike against the major copper corporations on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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