Obama steps up drive to war against Syria

By Peter Symonds, 3 September 2013

The US Congress is preparing to rubberstamp another illegal war of aggression, as claims that the action will be “limited” are quickly being exposed.

Senior political figures demand second vote in UK parliament on Syrian attack

By Julie Hyland, 3 September 2013

France publishes intelligence brief for war in Syria based on lies

By Alex Lantier, 3 September 2013

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US spied on presidents of Brazil, Mexico, documents from Snowden reveal

By Tom Eley, 3 September 2013

Documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA specifically targeted for surveillance leaders of the two largest Latin American countries.

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Industrial strikes spread in South Africa

By Thomas Gaist, 3 September 2013

Strikes are either ongoing or looming in numerous key industries including mining, construction and auto manufacturing.

NATO’s Afghan draw-down stokes Kremlin’s fears of clash with US

By Clara Weiss, 3 September 2013

The Kremlin fears that the NATO troop drawdown in Afghanistan signals a new offensive by Washington and its Islamist allies against Russia in Central Asia.

London Underground prepares mass closure of ticket offices

By James Hatton and Paul Bond, 3 September 2013

Thousands of job losses are to be imposed on the London Underground with the collaboration of the transport train unions.

Rudd promotes “jobs” fraud at Labor Party campaign launch

By Mike Head, 3 September 2013

Every aspect of the event spoke volumes about why the Labor Party is discredited and reviled among workers and young people.

Income inequality grows four times faster under Obama than Bush

By Nick Barrickman, 3 September 2013

Income inequality grew four times faster in the first three years of the Obama administration than under Bush, according to figures published Saturday in the New York Times.

BP asks appeals court to throw out oil spill settlement

By Tom Hall, 3 September 2013

BP has requested that the courts throw out the entirety of the spill settlement if a separate appeal against “fraudulent claims” is unsuccessful.

Rochester, New York: More than 400 layoffs planned at Bausch + Lomb

By Jason Melanovski, 3 September 2013

The producer of eye-care products announced layoffs at its headquarters and production facility in upstate New York.

New in French

Non à la guerre contre la Syrie !

Comité politique du Parti de l'égalité socialiste (Etats-Unis), 3 septembre 2013

Le Socialist Equality Party et le Comité international de la Quatrième internationale appellent tous les travailleurs et les jeunes des États-Unis, d'Europe et du monde entier à mobiliser leur force collective contre les plans du gouvernement Obama et de ses alliés pour une attaque militaire de la Syrie.

Un reportage associe l’attaque au gaz à Ghouta à l’opposition syrienne qui est soutenue par les Etats-Unis

Par Patrick Martin, 3 septembre 2013

Un reportage publié par l’agence Mint Press News (MPN), basée à Minneapolis, associe l’attaque aux armes chimiques à Ghouta, banlieue de Damas, aux forces d’opposition soutenues par les Etats-Unis et qui combattent le régime syrien. .

Les États-Unis sur le point de lancer une guerre contre la Syrie en s'appuyant sur des mensonges

Par Bill Van Auken, 3 septembre 2013

Les arguments pour une guerre contre la Syrie présentés par le ministre des Affaires étrangères américain John Kerry et le président Obama sont une compilation de mensonges éhontés et d'hypocrisie.

75 ans depuis la conférence fondatrice de la Quatrième Internationale en France

3 septembre 2013

En dépit de l’absence forcée de Léon Trotsky, la conférence fondatrice de la Quatrième Internationale, parti mondial de la révolution socialiste, s'ouvrait à Paris le 3 septembre 1938.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2007
Pourquoi je lis le WSWS: Courrier des lecteurs

New in Turkish

Suriye’ye karşı savaş ve Amerikan demokrasisi

Joseph Kishore, 3 Eylül 2013

Burjuva demokratik normların korunması, bugün ABD’de hüküm süren toplumsal eşitsizlik düzeyi ile bağdaşmamaktadır.

New in Greek

Ένα σοσιαλιστικό πρόγραμμα ενάντια στις κοινωνικές περικοπές και την ανεργία στην Ευρώπη

Του Σοσιαλιστικό Κόμμα Ισότητας, 3 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Το Σοσιαλιστικό Κόμμα Ισότητας (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit—PSG) θα κατεβάσει συνολικά οκτώ υποψήφιους σε τρία από τα ομόσπονδα κρατίδια της Γερμανίας(Έσση, Βόρεια Ρηνανία-Βεστφαλία , και την ομόσπονδη πόλη του Βερολίνου) στις γενικές εκλογές οι οποίες θα διεξαχθούν στις 22 του Σεπτέμβρη. Παρακάτω είναι η δήλωση που ετοίμασε το PSG για να ανακοινώσει την συμμετοχή του στις εκλογές.

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Perspective

Market turmoil signifies a new global financial crisis in the making

3 September 2013

Speculative capital is on the move in anticipation of Fed “tapering.”

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Commentary

Australian pseudo-lefts complicit in US war drive against Syria

By Patrick O’Connor, 3 September 2013

The pro-imperialist character of both Socialist Alternative and Socialist Alliance has been definitively established in their support for US-led gangsterism in the Middle East.

No to war against Syria!

By Political Committee of the Socialist Equality Party (US), 2 September 2013

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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.

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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Arts Review

The World’s End: With a bang and a whimper

By Christine Schofelt, 3 September 2013

The World’s End is the third in a series of comic films, the “Three Flavors Cornetto trilogy,” that also includes Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007).

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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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

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

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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.

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