After White House intervention, House defeats constraints on domestic spying

By Thomas Gaist, 25 July 2013

An amendment to the Defense Appropriations Act of 2014, which would have barred “suspicion-less collection” of phone records, was rejected by the US House of Representatives.

Snowden remains in airport as Russian officials send mixed messages

By Eric London, 25 July 2013

A question remark continues to hang over the asylum requests of whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

Germany: Politicians and media promote a “basic right to security”

By Justus Leicht, 25 July 2013

Almost daily, the warnings of whistle-blower Edward Snowden are being confirmed by new reports showing the close collaboration between German and American intelligence agencies.

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Federal court considers legality of drone strike killings of US citizens

By Alan Gilman, 25 July 2013

Nasser al-Awlaki, the father of Anwar al-Awlaki and grandfather of Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, and Sarah Khan, the mother of Samir Khan, charged that the US government violated the Constitution and international law.

Obama combines demagogy and right-wing policies in speech on economy

By Andre Damon and Barry Grey, 25 July 2013

Just the fact that Obama failed to even mention the bankruptcy of Detroit, which is being used to destroy workers’ pensions and health benefits, exposed the cynical and dishonest character of the speech.

IMF warns of growing risks to China’s financial system

By John Chan, 25 July 2013

The IMF pointed to the widely-cited fears over China’s total loan issuance.

New Pakistani government desperate for IMF bailout

By Sampath Perera, 25 July 2013

Nawaz Sharif’s new government agreed to further austerity and pro-market reforms to be eligible for a bailout.

India’s intelligence bureau and Gujarat police indicted for extrajudicial murders

By Kranti Kumara, 25 July 2013

India’s Central Bureau of Investigation has accused Gujarat police officers and at least one senior official of the central government Intelligence Bureau of having jointly organized the killing of four young Muslims.

Young man dies after being shot by police Taser gun in Manchester, England

By Dennis Moore, 25 July 2013

Jordan Begley, a 23-year-old factory worker from Manchester, is the tenth person in the country to die as a result of Tasering.

Whistleblowers expose unspeakable conditions in Australian refugee camps

By James Cogan, 25 July 2013

Labor’s policy is based upon maintaining a detention regime that drives refugees into insanity, self-harm and suicide.

State government retaliates against leaders of California prisons strike

By Richard Vargas and Toby Reese, 25 July 2013

As California's largest-ever hunger strike entered its third week, prison officials began targeting strike leaders.

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Gobierno Peruano aprueba contra-reforma en el sector público

Por Armando Cruz y Luis Arce, 25 Julio 2013

La "Ley de Servicio Civil", una "reforma"del sector público, aprobada a comienzos de mes por el congreso peruano es el último ataque a la clase trabajadora por el gobierno nacionalista de "izquierda" del Presidente Ollanta Humala.

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L'armée américaine prépare une intervention directe en Syrie

Par Alex Lantier, 25 juillet 2013

Le Pentagone prépare une intensification majeure de la guerre menée en Syrie à l'instigation des États-Unis.

La dette de la zone euro continue à augmenter

Par Stefan Steinberg, 25 juillet 2013

Les dernières données publiées par l'agence de statistiques Eurostat montrent que la dette dans la zone euro continue à augmenter, après trois années d'austérité intensive.

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Obama, ırk ve sınıf

Patrick Marti, 25 Temmuz 2013

Obama yönetimi, iç politikada, sistematik şekilde, bütün ırklardan ve etnik kökenlerden işçi sınıfına ve orta sınıftan insanlara karşı süper zenginlerin çıkarlarını savunmaktadır.

Türk polisi muhalefetin üzerine gidiyor / sert davranıyor

Stefan Steinberg, 25 Temmuz 2013

Erdoğan, Türkiye’deki son protestolara verdiği sert tepkiyle, kendi yönetiminin müttefiki Mursi ile benzer yazgıyı paylaşacağından korktuğunu göstermektedir.

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Detroit’in iflasına karşı çık!

Barry Grey, 25 Temmuz 2013

Detroit’in iflas başvurusu, şirket-mali sektör seçkinlerinin işçi sınıfına yönelik saldırısında yeni bir aşamaya işaret etmektedir.

“Bağımsız” sendikalar, Mısır’daki ordu destekli hükümete katıldı

Johannes Stern, 25 Temmuz 2013

EFITU’nun ordu destekli yönetime eklemlenmesi, “bağımsız” sendika bürokrasisinin ve onun RS’deki savunucularının temsi lettiği hali vakti yerinde orta sınıf unsurların anti-demokratik karakterini ortaya koymaktadır.

Brezilya’daki sendikalar, sol partiler ve 11 Temmuz “genel grev”i

Rafael Azul, 25 Temmuz 2013

Brezilya’daki grevin gerçek amacı, bu dönemde Avrupa’da gerçekleşen çok sayıda bir günlük grevde olduğu gibi, işçilerin yaşam standartlarının giderek kötüleşmesine ve her zamankinden fazla artan toplumsal eşitsizliğe yönelik öfkesini boşaltmak için bir güvenlik supabı sağlamaktı.

New in Arabic

الاشتراكيون الثوريون المصريون يدعمون الانقلاب العسكري المدعوم من قبل الولايات المتحدة

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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Perspective

The militarization of America

25 July 2013

This week’s deployment of Blackhawk helicopters in Chicago is only the latest in a series of “urban warfare training” exercises that have become a familiar feature of American life.

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The Detroit Bankruptcy

Detroit firefighters protesting bankruptcy discuss expanding fight against pension and budget cuts

By our reporters, 25 July 2013

Detroit firefighters with the Public Safety Workers Action Group (PSWAG) talked to the WSWS outside of the federal courthouse in downtown Detroit about the need to mount a wider struggle against the bankruptcy filing

Leaked emails reveal conspiracy to throw Detroit into bankruptcy

By Bryan Dyne, 24 July 2013

A call to action: Oppose the Detroit bankruptcy!

By Barry Grey, 23 July 2013

More on the bankruptcy of Detroit »

Support D'Artagnan Collier for Detroit Mayor

Oppose the Detroit bankruptcy!
Statement by D’Artagnan Collier, SEP candidate for Detroit mayor

24 July 2013

The SEP is calling on workers and youth to distribute this statement as widely as possible and build the August 4 campaign meeting at Wayne State University.

More on SEP Detroit mayoral campaign »

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.

FISA court renews NSA spying program

By Tom Carter, 23 July 2013

Urban warfare training exercises continue in Chicago area

By Kristina Betinis, 24 July 2013

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SEP (Australia) Election 2013

What commitments has the Labor government made to US war plans?

By Peter Symonds—SEP Senate candidate for Western Australia, 25 July 2013

Australian military bases are already centrally involved in the vast American electronic spying apparatus that supports Washington’s criminal operations in the Middle East and Asia.

Socialist candidate speaks on Brisbane radio

By our reporter, 24 July 2013

Click here for the SEP 2013 Campaign Web Site »

Correspondence

Letter from Rio: The Pope’s visit and Brazil’s mass upheavals

25 July 2013

After the mass protests that erupted last month, Brazil’s ruling establishment sees the papal visit as “providential relief.”

Letters from our readers

25 July 2013

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

Science

Data storage in synthetic DNA

By Bryan Dyne and Shane Feratu, 25 July 2013

New research has combined genetics and computer science to develop a technique that allows any type of data to be reliably stored in synthetic DNA.

Commentary

US military plans direct intervention in Syria

By Alex Lantier, 24 July 2013

Obama touts economic “recovery,” steps up assault on workers

By Andre Damon, 24 July 2013

Australian Labor Party votes on new leadership election rules

By Nick Beams, 24 July 2013

The US establishment swoons over the royal birth

By David Walsh, 23 July 2013

Workers Struggles

Tonawanda, New York: United Steelworkers forces regressive contract on 3M workers

By Jason Melanovski, 24 July 2013

Arts Review

Copperhead: What are these people up to?

By Joanne Laurier, 24 July 2013

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.

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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