Senate resolution authorizes war for regime change in Syria

By Barry Grey and Thomas Gaist, 5 September 2013

The resolution passed by the Senate committee explodes the White House’s lying pretense that it is preparing only a “limited” and “narrowly targeted” intervention.

Global tensions over Syria on eve of G-20 summit

By Bill Van Auken, 5 September 2013

French parliament debates war against Syria

By Alex Lantier, 5 September 2013

Canada’s government rallies behind Washington’s war on Syria

By Keith Jones, 5 September 2013

Anti-war demonstrations in many German cities

By our correspondents, 5 September 2013

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British court ruling on data seized from Miranda paves way for criminal prosecutions

By Jordan Shilton, 5 September 2013

The British government is preparing to prosecute David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald on the grounds of “aiding the enemy.”

Sale of art would result in DIA closure

By Bryan Dyne, 5 September 2013

The director of the Detroit Institute of Arts has warned that any sale of the city’s art will likely result in the closure of the museum.

US teen unemployment hits new record

By Shane Feratu, 5 September 2013

For the fourth consecutive summer, unemployment among young people age 16 -19 is at a record high, creating unprecedented hardship for teenage job seekers.

South Korean trade unions hold partial auto strikes

By Ben McGrath, 5 September 2013

Hyundai and Kia are demanding lower wages and costs, threatening to move production overseas.

Sri Lankan government to unleash new austerity measures

By Saman Gunadasa, 5 September 2013

As the impact of the international economic crisis deepens, the government is preparing deep cuts to living conditions.

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Le Congrès américain s'engage dans la course à la guerre contre la Syrie

Par Andre Damon, 5 septembre 2013

Les chefs de file du Congrès s'empressent de s'aligner sur le gouvernement Obama dans le cadre de sa campagne éclair visant à intimider la population pour qu'elle accepte la guerre en Syrie.

Elections allemandes : le débat télévisé fut un spectacle médiatique pour préparer un gouvernement de droite

Par Ulrich Rippert, 5 septembre 2013

Le débat télévisé entre Merkel et Steinbrück, les têtes de listes de la CDU et du SPD a surtout été révélateur de tout ce qui n’a pas été dit.

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Obama, der Kongress und der Krieg gegen Syrien

Von Bill Van Auken, 5. September 2013

Dass sich die US-Regierung wegen Syrien an den Kongress wendet, bedeutet, dass der kommende Krieg noch weit darüber hinausgehen wird, was die amerikanische- und die Weltbevölkerung erwarten sollten.

Ägyptische Junta unterdrückt Medien und politische Gegner

Von Johannes Stern, 5. September 2013

Zwei Monate nach dem Militärputsch vom 3. Juli unterdrückt die ägyptische Junta weiter jede Opposition gegen ihr Regime.

Wahlkampf der PSG in Bochum

Von unserem Korrespondenten, 5. September 2013

Die Kriegsvorbereitungen gegen Syrien waren das vorherrschende Thema, über das Passanten am vergangenen Samstag an einem Informationsstand der Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG) in der Bochumer Innenstadt diskutierten.

Slowenien: Regierung privatisiert Staatsunternehmen

Von Markus Salzmann, 5. September 2013

Mit der Privatisierung von 15 öffentlichen Unternehmen und weiteren Sparmaßnahmen will die slowenische Regierung die hochverschuldeten Banken des Landes auf Kosten der Bevölkerung sanieren.

Marktturbulenzen deuten auf neue globale Finanzkrise hin

Von Nick Beams, 5. September 2013

Spekulatives Kapital fließt zurück, weil es damit rechnet, dass die Fed ihr QE Programm auslaufen lässt.

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The Obama administration, public opinion and the drive to war

5 September 2013

The Obama administration, with the backing of the political and media establishment, is driving toward a war that is opposed by the overwhelming majority of the American people.

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The Fourth International

War Drive against Syria

IYSSE campaigns for rally against war
Detroit students speak out against Syria war drive

By a WSWS reporting team, 5 September 2013

The International Youth and Students for Social Equality at Wayne State University campaigned for a demonstration against war in Syria to be held this coming Monday.

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

2 September 2013

German liberal and “left” media beat the drums for war

By Johannes Stern, 5 September 2013

The ruling elite in Germany regard the threat of war against Syria as an opportunity to defend their imperialist interests by military means.

No to war against Syria!

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

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SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

Australia: A revealing candidates forum in Sydney

By our reporter, 5 September 2013

Socialist Equality Party Senate candidate Nick Beams challenges Labor and Greens candidates over the impending US military attack on Syria.

The dental care crisis and the Labor-Greens “reform” fraud

Tania Baptist—SEP Senate candidate in Victoria, 5 September 2013

Labor and the Greens have cut government funding and enacted an even more regressive dental care system.

Record number of groups contest Australian election

By Mike Head, 4 September 2013

Australian pseudo-lefts complicit in US war drive against Syria

By Patrick O’Connor, 3 September 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

Eighty years of the Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts

By Tim Rivers and David Walsh, 5 September 2013

The murals at the DIA, which Diego Rivera later asserted were his favorite works, represent an artistic coming to terms with modern life and its implications that is almost without parallel.


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

By Julie Hyland, 4 September 2013

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

By Jordan Shilton, 4 September 2013

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

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

By Ulrich Rippert, 4 September 2013

Germany: PSG election campaign in Frankfurt

By our correspondents, 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

SEP campaign team discusses socialist program in Jaffna

By our correspondents, 4 September 2013

TamilNet criticises WSWS article for opposing separatist program

By K. Ratnayake, 31 August 2013

Defend Edward Snowden!

DEA’s Hemisphere Project collects more phone data than NSA

By Thomas Gaist, 4 September 2013

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

By Tom Eley, 3 September 2013

Popular legal blog shuts down over US government spying

By Tom Carter, 4 September 2013

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Workers Struggles

One-day protest strike in Brazil

By Rafael Azul, 4 September 2013

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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Letters from our readers

5 September 2013

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