US Congress to debate and vote on Syria war

By Patrick Martin, 2 September 2013

President Obama announced Saturday he was submitting legislation to authorize a military attack on the Mideast country.

Report links US-backed Syrian opposition to Ghouta gas attack

By Patrick Martin, 2 September 2013

Australian government backs unilateral US attack on Syria

By Peter Symonds, 2 September 2013

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UK protesters speak out against Syrian war threat

By our reporters, 2 September 2013

Anti-war protesters in London and Leeds spoke to WSWS reporters on Saturday

London protests: Stop the War Coalition promotes British parliament

By Robert Stevens, 2 September 2013

Australia: Thousands demonstrate against war on Syria

By our reporters, 2 September 2013

Demonstrations in Germany against Syria war drive

By our correspondents, 2 September 2013

Spy legislation pushed through New Zealand parliament

By John Braddock and Tom Peters, 2 September 2013

The Mana party and its pseudo-left affiliates have sought to corral opposition to mass surveillance behind Labour, the Greens and the anti-immigrant NZ First.

Democrats prepare to select a New York mayoral candidate

By Fred Mazelis, 2 September 2013

Whoever is eventually chosen from among the big business candidates for the next mayor, workers will be facing major political battles.

One in four Pennsylvania workers earn poverty wages

By Douglas Lyons, 2 September 2013

In Pennsylvania one in four workers, and two out of three workers under 24, are paid poverty wages.

New in French

Le président français soutient la guerre des Etats-Unis contre la Syrie

Par Alex Lantier, 2 septembre 2013

Au lendemain de la décision du parlement britannique de voter contre une intervention militaire en Syrie, le président français, François Hollande du Parti socialiste, s’est engagé à poursuivre son soutien à la politique belliqueuse américaine contre la Syrie, une ancienne colonie française.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2007
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New in Italian

Perché gli Stati Uniti stanno intraprendendo la guerra contro la Siria

Di David North e Alex Lantier, 2 settembre 2013

La Guerra in Siria non deve essere vista come un evento disconnesso, ma come parte di una crescente crisi del sistema capitalista mondiale.

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Perspective

No to war against Syria!

2 September 2013

The SEP and the ICFI call on workers and youth in the United States, Europe and throughout the world to mobilize their collective strength against the plans of the Obama administration and its allies for a military assault on Syria.

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SEP (US)

SEP and IYSSE public meetings: No to war and dictatorship!

2 September 2013

The Socialist Equality Party and International Youth and Students for Social Equality are launching a meeting series to discuss the way forward in the fight against war and the defense of democratic rights.

25 years ago: Polish Solidarity leader works to end wave of strikes by coal miners

On September 3, 1988, the end of the largest strike wave in Poland since the struggle of the Solidarity movement in 1980-81 was enforced by Lech Walesa and his advisers.

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50 years ago: Vietnam crisis deepens over fate of Diem regime

On September 2, 1963, US President John F. Kennedy, interviewed by Walter Cronkite on CBS “Evening News,” said that South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem was “out of touch” and that “changes in policy and perhaps with personnel would be needed” to prop up the pro-US South Vietnamese government and defeat the insurgency of the National Liberation Front.

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75 years ago: Fourth International holds founding conference in France

Despite the enforced absence of Leon Trotsky, the founding conference of the Fourth International, the world party of socialist revolution, opened in Paris on September 3, 1938.

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100 years ago: Yeats publishes “September 1913”

This week one hundred years ago, “September 1913”, written by renowned Irish poet and nationalist W.B. Yeats, was first published in the Irish Times under the title “Romance in Ireland.”

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Commentary

The war against Syria and American democracy

By Joseph Kishore, 31 August 2013

US on brink of launching war against Syria based on lies

By Bill Van Auken, 31 August 2013

Germany: Left Party seeks to cover its tracks in the Syria war drive

By Johannes Stern, 31 August 2013

British parliament votes down Syria action as US presses ahead with strike plans

By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland, 30 August 2013

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Defend Edward Snowden!

A letter from film producer Tony Garnett
“Edward Snowden has shone a light into the secret activities of the State”

2 September 2013

The following comment in defence of former National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden was submitted to the World Socialist Web Site by film producer and author Tony Garnett.

New Snowden revelation details vast US intelligence “black budget”

By Thomas Gaist, 31 August 2013

UK public meeting in Oxford:
Defend whistleblower Edward Snowden!
The socialist answer to the assault on democratic rights

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Arts Review

The Artist and the Model: A sculptor creates his last work in the middle of war

By David Walsh, 2 September 2013

The Artist and the Model, from Spanish director Fernando Trueba, is a convincing work about an artistic type that seems in short supply at present.

SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

US SEP 2012 presidential candidate denounces war plans against Syria at Australian campuses

By our reporters, 31 August 2013

Video: SEP candidate James Cogan opposes militarism and Washington’s “Asian pivot”

By our reporter, 31 August 2013

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SEP (Sri Lanka)

TamilNet criticises WSWS article for opposing separatist program

By K. Ratnayake, 31 August 2013

Sri Lankan SEP holds its first election meeting in Jaffna

By our correspondents, 28 August 2013

Sri Lankan military harasses SEP candidates for northern provincial election

By W. A. Sunil, 26 August 2013

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

Germany: PSG election campaign in Frankfurt

By our correspondents, 31 August 2013

Workers and residents visited the Socialist Equality Party’s information table in the district of Gallus, where social polarisation is a dominant feature of life.

Click here for the SEP (Germany) 2013 election website »