Massacre in Egypt: US-backed junta kills scores, wounds thousands of people

By Alex Lantier, 27 July 2013

Egyptian security forces attacked pro-Mursi rallies early Saturday morning, firing live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas.

Tunisian opposition seizes on Brahmi’s murder to push for Egypt-style coup

By Kumaran Ira, 27 July 2013

Defense rests in Manning court-martial

By Matthew MacEgan, 27 July 2013

Yesterday, the team defending Private Bradley Manning gave its closing argument, putting an end to this stage of the court-martial.

US pressures Russia to extradite Snowden, vowing “he will not be tortured”

By Thomas Gaist, 27 July 2013

Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to Moscow, asserting that Snowden has no legal basis for seeking asylum and promising not to torture or execute the leaker.

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Halliburton pleads guilty to destroying gulf oil spill evidence

By Andre Damon, 27 July 2013

Halliburton, the oil field services contractor, agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence related to its complicity in causing the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

US-Australian military exercise rehearses for war against China

By James Cogan, 27 July 2013

Talisman Saber is largely a practice run for imposing a blockade of key sea lanes.

Britain’s Royal birth: Media frenzy amid public indifference

By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 27 July 2013

The birth this week of the son of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Britain’s Prince William, occasioned a media frenzy.

British police stole IDs of dead children to infiltrate political organisations

By Steve James, 27 July 2013

British police appropriated the identifies of dead children to infiltrate political and campaigning organisations.

To avert current accounts crisis, India announces new measures to woo foreign investment

By Deepal Jayasekera, 27 July 2013

India’s Congress Party-led United Progressive Alliance government has announced further “pro-investor” reforms in a desperate bid to increase foreign capital inflows.

US Senate bill ties student loan rate to financial markets

By Christopher Davion, 27 July 2013

The US Senate bill would effectively tie the interest rates for federal student loans to the financial markets, further saddling students and their families with higher levels of debt.

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La militarisation de l'Amérique

Par Bill Van Auken, 27 juillet 2013

Le déploiement d'hélicoptères Blackhawk à Chicago cette semaine n'est que le dernier d'une série d'exercices d'« entraînement au combat en zone urbaine » qui sont devenus un élément familier de la vie américaine.

Egypte : al-Sissi, dirigeant du coup d’Etat en Egypte brandit la menace d’une répression de masse

Par Johannes Stern, 27 juillet 2013

Tout comme Moubarak avant lui, al-Sissi fait allusion à une supposée menace de « terrorisme » afin de fournir une couverture à la répression et établir une dictature militaire.

Canada : travailleuse suspendue pour avoir révélé l’existence de quotas d’assurance-emploi

Par Laurent Lafrance, 27 juillet 2013

La suspension de Sylvie Therrien est une mesure arbitraire du gouvernement fédéral pour camoufler l'ampleur de son programme d'austérité et intimider ses critiques.

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IWF warnt vor wachsenden Risiken für Chinas Finanzsystem

Von John Chan, 27. Juli 2013

Der jährliche Bericht des Internationalen Währungsfonds (IWF) über China, der letzte Woche veröffentlicht wurde, warnt davor, dass auf die weltweit zweitgrößte Volkswirtschaft erhebliche finanziellen Risiken zukommen.

USA: Bundesgericht entscheidet über Rechtmäßigkeit von Drohnenmorden an US-Bürgern

Von Alan Gilman, 27. Juli 2013

Nasser al-Awlaki, Vater von Anwar al-Awlaki und Großvater von Abdulrahman al-Awlaki; und Sarah Khan, die Mutter von Samir Khan, warfen der US-Regierung vor, gegen Verfassung und internationales Recht verstoßen zu haben.

Druck aus Brüssel verschärft politische Krise in Slowenien

Von Markus Salzmann, 27. Juli 2013

Die slowenische Regierung gerät durch Spardiktat der EU zunehmend unter Druck

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Perspective

Greece and Detroit—a new stage in the social counterrevolution

27 July 2013

The slashing of public sector jobs in Greece is part of an international offensive by the financial markets to eliminate all the social gains of the working class.

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The Detroit Bankruptcy

Growing anger among Detroit workers against attack on pensions, services

By Usman Clemens, 27 July 2013

Opposition is mounting among Detroit workers to the drive by the city’s emergency manager Kevyn Orr and Michigan governor Rick Snyder to use the city’s bankruptcy to slash social services and rip up workers’ pensions.

The Detroit bankruptcy and the assault on democratic rights

By Jerry White, 26 July 2013

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

By our reporters, 25 July 2013

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Support D'Artagnan Collier for Detroit Mayor

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

24 July 2013

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SEP (Australia) Election 2013

University union spends $1 million to back Greens

By Gabriela Zabala—SEP Senate candidate for Queensland, 27 July 2013

The NTEU is backing the Greens, the very party that has propped up the minority Labor government since 2010.

Katter’s Australian Party: A nationalist political trap

By Mike Head—SEP Senate candidate for Queensland, 26 July 2013

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

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

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Commentary

US Congress defends the methods of a police state

By Bill Van Auken, 26 July 2013

Egypt’s Revolutionary Socialists seek to cover up support for military coup

By Johannes Stern, 26 July 2013

The militarization of America

By Bill Van Auken, 25 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.

Terry Hicks defends whistleblower Edward Snowden

By Richard Phillips, 26 July 2013

Father of former Guantánamo Bay prisoner David Hicks, says Snowden is fighting to defend basic rights.

After White House intervention, House defeats constraints on domestic spying

By Thomas Gaist, 25 July 2013

Snowden remains in airport as Russian officials send mixed messages

By Eric London, 25 July 2013

FISA court renews NSA spying program

By Tom Carter, 23 July 2013

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Arts Review

Orson Welles and Roger Hill: A Friendship in Three Acts: A remarkable glimpse into cultural history

By David Walsh, 26 July 2013

An interview with Todd Tarbox, author of Orson Welles and Roger Hill: A Friendship in Three Acts

By David Walsh, 26 July 2013

David Walsh interviews the grandson of Orson Welles’ life-long friend and mentor, Roger Hill.

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

27 July 2013

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

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

By Jason Melanovski, 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.

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.

Correspondence

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

25 July 2013

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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