US Congress lines up behind drive for war against Syria

By Andre Damon, 4 September 2013

Leading members of Congress are quickly falling behind the Obama administration as part of the government’s propaganda blitz aimed at browbeating the population into accepting an unpopular war.

Germany: Rüsselsheim workers oppose war against Syria

By our correspondent, 4 September 2013

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Record number of groups contest Australian election

By Mike Head, 4 September 2013

The mushrooming of parties is one symptom of the mounting popular hostility toward the major establishment parties—Labor, Liberal-National and the Greens.

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German election debate: A media spectacle to prepare a right-wing government

By Ulrich Rippert, 4 September 2013

The television debate between the two candidates in the German election was revealing above all for what was not said.

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DEA’s Hemisphere Project collects more phone data than NSA

By Thomas Gaist, 4 September 2013

New revelations published in the New York Times show that the DEA accesses decades worth of US telecommunications data through a collaboration with AT&T.

Popular legal blog shuts down over US government spying

By Tom Carter, 4 September 2013

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Egyptian junta cracks down on media and political opponents

By Johannes Stern, 4 September 2013

Two months after the July 3 military coup the US-backed Egyptian junta is continuing its crackdown against any opposition to its regime.

Fukushima leaks’ radioactivity 18 times higher than previously reported

By John Marion, 4 September 2013

Water leaking from Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear reactor is so radioactive that exposure to it for four hours would be deadly.

One-day protest strike in Brazil

By Rafael Azul, 4 September 2013

Brazilian trade unions sponsored a day of protest on August 30 against new labor legislation.

Shetland helicopter crash: Oil industry rushes to resume flights

By Steve James, 4 September 2013

With the investigation into the Shetland Super Puma helicopter crash only in the first stages, helicopter flights across the North Sea by the same model of aircraft have been resumed.

New in Turkish

Suriye’ye karşı savaşa hayır!

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (ABD) Siyasi Komitesi, 4 Eylül 2013

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi ve onun uluslararası kardeş partileri, savaş karşıtı kitlesel duyarlılığı ifade edecek gösteriler düzenleme; işyerlerinde ve okullarda yürüyüşler, tartışmalar ve başka faaliyetler düzenleme çağrısı yapar.

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L'effervescence des marchés indique une nouvelle crise financière en préparation

Par Nick Beams, 4 septembre 2013

Fuite des capitaux spéculatifs en prévision de la fin de la politique de l'argent facile de la Fed.

La France rend public un bref rapport sur la guerre en Syrie, fondé sur des mensonges

Par Alex Lantier, 4 septembre 2013

Les services secrets français ont rendu public un bref rapport sur la guerre en Syrie au moment où le premier ministre, Jean-Marc Ayrault, rencontrait les dirigeants des partis d’opposition de droite pour les exhorter à soutenir la campagne belliciste du président François Hollande.

Canada: L’opposition et les médias complices de la dissimulation de l’espionnage étatique

Par Keith Jones, 4 septembre 2013

En refusant de contester les mensonges officiels, demi-vérités et faux-fuyants du gouvernement conservateur, les partis de l’opposition et les médias ont soutenu la campagne de désinformation entourant l’espionnage étatique des Canadiens.

Le Parti WikiLeaks en pleine crise

Par Patrick O’Connor, 4 septembre 2013

Les troubles à l'intérieur du Parti WikiLeaks offrent une leçon salutaire de politique de classes.

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Deutschland: Liberale und linke Medien rühren die Kriegstrommel

Johannes Stern, 4. September 2013

Die herrschende Elite in Deutschland betrachtet den drohenden Krieg gegen Syrien als Chance, ihre imperialistischen Interessen mit militärischen Mitteln zu verteidigen. Dies unterstreichen zahlreiche Kommentare, die in den letzten Tagen in der deutschen Presse erschienen sind.

Dreikampf zwischen FDP, Grünen und Linkspartei

Von Christoph Dreier, 4. September 2013

Die Spitzenkandidaten der der kleineren Bundestagsparteien stimmten überein, die wesentlichen Fragen aus der Debatte herauszuhalten. Sie planen eine Ausweitung der sozialen Angriffe, neue Militäreinsätze und den Abbau demokratischer Rechte.

Globale Krise ruft Turbulenzen in Schwellenländern hervor

Von Barry Grey, 4. September 2013

Fast über Nacht versiegte der Geldstrom in die Volkswirtschaften der Schwellenländer. Jetzt sind sie mit einer massiven Kapitalflucht zurück in die USA konfrontiert.

Bundestagswahl: PSG tritt gegen Rot-grün-rot auf

Von Emma Bode, 4. September 2013

Am Donnerstag vergangener Woche lud die Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft Verdi Vertreter aller Bundestagsparteien zu einer Podiumsdiskussion zum Thema: „Rüstungsexporte – was kann man dagegen tun?!“ ein.

Australien: Pseudolinke unterstützen US-Kriegsvorbereitung gegen Syrien

Von Patrick O’Connor, 4. September 2013

Die Unterstützung der australischen Organisationen Socialist Alternative und Socialist Alliance für die Verbrechen im Nahen Osten beweist zweifelsfrei deren proimperialistischen Charakter.

Osteuropa über Syrien-Intervention gespalten

Von Markus Salzmann, 4. September 2013

Auf die Kriegsvorbereitungen gegen Syrien reagieren die Regierungen Osteuropas zurückhaltender als vor zehn Jahren. Damals hatten fast alle den Krieg gegen den Irak unterstützt.

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Perspective

Obama, Congress and the coming war against Syria

4 September 2013

The US administration’s turn to Congress on Syria signals the launching of a war that goes far beyond what the US and world public have been led to expect.

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The Fourth International

War Drive against Syria

No to war against Syria!

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

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.

Obama steps up drive to war against Syria

By Peter Symonds, 3 September 2013

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Commentary

Tariq Ali’s false account of the suicide of Adolf Joffe

By Julie Hyland, 4 September 2013

Although unacknowledged, Tariq Ali’s comment in the Guardian newspaper was timed to coincide with the 73rd anniversary of Trotsky’s assassination, with the purpose of slandering the co-leader of the Russian revolution.

Irish Socialist Workers Party, Socialist Party boost trade unions and austerity

By Jordan Shilton, 4 September 2013

The trade unions in Ireland are committed to the Haddington Road austerity programme, with the support of pseudo-left organizations.

Market turmoil signifies a new global financial crisis in the making

By Nick Beams, 3 September 2013

Income inequality grows four times faster under Obama than Bush

By Nick Barrickman, 3 September 2013

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SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

Australian pseudo-lefts complicit in US war drive against Syria

By Patrick O’Connor, 3 September 2013

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)

SEP candidate in Sri Lanka denounces US war threat
Hands off Syria!

By Paramu Thirugnanasambanthar, 4 September 2013

The Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) denounces the US war plans against Syria and calls on the international working class to oppose imperialist war.

SEP campaign team discusses socialist program in Jaffna

By our correspondents, 4 September 2013

Socialist Equality Party campaigners in Sri Lanka explained the party’s program to workers, farmers, youth and fisherman in war-torn areas in the Jaffna district.

TamilNet criticises WSWS article for opposing separatist program

By K. Ratnayake, 31 August 2013

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

Germany: PSG election campaign in Frankfurt

By our correspondents, 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

Defend Edward Snowden!

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

By Tom Eley, 3 September 2013

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

2 September 2013

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

4 September 2013

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

Industrial strikes spread in South Africa

By Thomas Gaist, 3 September 2013

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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