Syrian war, threat of global conflict dominate G20 summit

By Alex Lantier, 6 September 2013

The threat of a major war and deep US-Russian tensions over Syria have overshadowed the St. Petersburg G20 summit of leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies.

Chrysler Warren Truck workers oppose war with Syria

By a WSWS reporting team, 6 September 2013

Western-backed Islamist forces attack historic Syrian town of Maaloula

By Johannes Stern, 6 September 2013

Eastern Europe split over Syria intervention

By Markus Salzmann, 6 September 2013

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Snowden documents reveal NSA operation to break encryption codes

By Jerry White, 6 September 2013

The files show how the National Security Agency spies on the world’s population, running roughshod over privacy rights.

Australia: Liberal and Labor in virtual agreement on budget plans

By Nick Beams, 6 September 2013

The Liberals’ budget costings brought derisory judgments from media commentators, who have been voicing the demands of big business for much deeper cuts.

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Opposition Greens and Left Party evade issues in German TV debate

By Christoph Dreier, 6 September 2013

In a recent TV debate, the German Left Party, Green Party and Free Democratic Party election candidates avoided the most pressing issues and promised more austerity.

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Euro zone hatches plan to wring further billions from Greece

By Robert Stevens, 6 September 2013

According to a report, the EU, ECB and IMF sent an email to the Greek government “insisting on liquidating state enterprises and dismissing their employees without compensation.”

Louisiana sheriff’s deputies kill husband, wife in domestic dispute

By E.P. Bannon, 6 September 2013

Family members of a husband and wife killed by sheriff’s deputies outside New Orleans have filed a lawsuit.

New in Persian

جنگ افروزی علیه سوریه

۲۶ آگوست ۲۰۱۳ الکس لانتیر

ده سال پس از حمله به عراق توسط دولت ایالات متحده آمریکا بر اساس دروغهای سرهمبندی شده، مبنی بر وجود سلاحهای کشتار جمعی (wmd)، یک اقدام تحریک آمیز مشمئز کننده مشابهی توسط پاریس، لندن و واشنگتن برای توجیه یک جنگ جدید تجاوزگر علیه سوریه اختراع میشود.

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Obama, Kongre ve yaklaşan Suriye savaşı

Bill Van Auken, 6 Eylül 2013

Yeni bir savaşa karşı yaygın bir halk hareketi geliştirmek için mücadeleye koyulmak gerekiyor.

New in German

Die Obama-Regierung, die öffentliche Meinung und die Kriegsvorbereitungen

Von Joseph Kishore, 6. September 2013

Die Obama-Regierung bereitet mit Unterstützung des politischen Establishments und der Mainstreammedien einen Krieg vor, der von der überwältigenden Mehrheit der amerikanischen Bevölkerung abgelehnt wird.

Gaucks Staatsbesuch in Frankreich

Von Peter Schwarz, 6. September 2013

Der Besuch des Bundespräsidenten in Oradour-sur-Glane, wo die Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 642 Zivilisten umbrachte, gab dem französischen Präsidenten Hollande Rückendeckung für seine Kriegspläne gegen Syrien.

PSG Kandidat spricht auf Podium in Neukölln

Von unserem Korrespondenten, 6. September 2013

Am Mittwoch lud das Arabische Kulturinstitut AKI e.V. zu einer Diskussionsrunde über die kommenden Bundestagswahlen in Berlin Neukölln.

Globale Spannungen wegen Syrien beherrschen G-20-Gipfel

Von Bill Van Auken, 6. September 2013

Auf dem Weg zum G-20 Gipfel in St. Petersburg, der höchstwahrscheinlich vom Krieg gegen Syrien überschattet sein wird,machte Präsident Barack Obama am Mittwoch in Schweden halt.

Rupie verliert an Wert
Indischer Premier sagt investorenfreundliche Reformen zu

Von Keith Jones, 6. September 2013

Der Wert der indischen Rupie ist letzte Woche weiter gesunken, was die indische Zentralbank zu Notfallmaßnahmen zwingt.

New in French

Le gouvernement Obama, l'opinion publique et la course à la guerre

Par Joseph Kishore, 6 septembre 2013

Le gouvernement, avec le soutien de l'élite politique et des grands médias, se dirige vers une guerre à laquelle s’oppose la très grande majorité des Américains.

Débat sur la guerre en Syrie au Parlement français

Par Alex Lantier, 6 septembre 2013

L’Assemblée nationale et le Sénat français ont débattu en séance plénière de plans en faveur d’une guerre contre la Syrie menée par les États-Unis.

Allemagne: les travailleurs de Rüsselsheim s’opposent à une guerre contre la Syrie

Par notre correspondant, 6 septembre 2013

Une équipe du Parti de l’égalité sociale (PSG- Partei für Soziale Gleichheit) s’est entretenu à Rüsselsheim, où se trouve le siège allemand de GM-Opel, avec des passants sur la guerre préparée contre la Syrie. Ils y réagirent avec dégoût et indignation.

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Perspective

The US-Al Qaeda alliance in Syria and the fraud of the war on terror

6 September 2013

The impending US aggression against Syria underscores the fraud of Washington’s war on terror, whose main achievement has been the toppling of secular Arab regimes hostile to Al Qaeda.

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SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

Vote 1 Socialist Equality Party in the Australian federal election!

By the Socialist Equality Party, 6 September 2013

A vote for the SEP is a vote for the only party that opposes the US drive to war, the corporate agenda of austerity and restructuring, and deepening attacks on democratic rights.

How to vote Socialist Equality Party

6 September 2013

An explanation of how to vote for the SEP Senate candidates in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.

The pseudo-lefts and the Australian election

By Peter Symonds, 6 September 2013

The pseudo-left organisations are again urging support for the mouthpieces of the corporate and financial elites—the Labor Party and the Greens.

SEP’s final election meetings oppose US war drive against Syria

By our reporters, 6 September 2013

Speakers reviewed the party’s socialist alternative to war, austerity and assault on democratic rights, focusing in particular on the imminent US military assault on Syria.

Australian meetings: Young people discuss SEP’s socialist policies

By our reporters, 6 September 2013

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War Drive against Syria

IYSSE, SEP to hold demonstrations against war

6 September 2013

Demonstrations will be held in Detroit, Ann Arbor, Berkeley and San Diego.

Senate resolution authorizes war for regime change in Syria

By Barry Grey and Thomas Gaist, 5 September 2013

The Obama administration, public opinion and the drive to war

By Joseph Kishore, 5 September 2013

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

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Commentary

Apartheid for asylum seekers comes to Europe

By Robert Stevens, 6 September 2013

The official European parties of every colouration espouse a filthy concoction of economic nationalism and social chauvinism.

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

Arts Review

Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action—the new album from Franz Ferdinand

By Hiram Lee, 6 September 2013

Glasgow-based rock band Franz Ferdinand have returned with their first album in four years.

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

By Tim Rivers and David Walsh, 5 September 2013

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

German election: Socialist Equality Party campaigns in Bochum

By our correspondent, 6 September 2013

The war drive against Syria was the dominant issue discussed with the SEP at an election information stand in the city centre of Bochum.

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

By Ulrich Rippert, 4 September 2013

Click here for the SEP (Germany) 2013 election web site »

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

6 September 2013

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

SEP (Sri Lanka)

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

By Paramu Thirugnanasambanthar, 4 September 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

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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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