As opposition to war mounts, Pentagon plans massive attack on Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 7 September 2013

With mounting opposition at home and abroad to war against Syria, the Pentagon is reportedly preparing for far more extensive bombing of the country than originally suggested.

Video: Detroit students speak against Syria war

By Andre Damon, 7 September 2013

The International Youth and Students for Social Equality interviewed students at Wayne State University Friday while building for a demonstration next week against the war in Syria.

Britain uses G20 to campaign for war on Syria

By Robert Stevens, 7 September 2013

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US labor force participation rate falls to lowest level since 1978

By Joseph Kishore, 7 September 2013

The dismal employment figures released Friday by the Labor Department, including sharply lower estimates for new jobs created in June and July, reflect a stagnant economic situation in the US.

Nearly 100 workers arrested across US in Walmart protests

By Nick Barrickman, 7 September 2013

Over 100 protestors in over a dozen US cities were arrested Thursday as they participated in walkouts against Walmart.

German commission defends the framework of a police state

By Sven Heymann, 7 September 2013

All the established parties in Germany are seeking to whitewash the intelligence agencies and cover over their role in building up the far right.

Egyptian junta intensifies crackdown after unresolved Cairo bombing

By Johannes Stern, 7 September 2013

The Egyptian army seized on the unresolved Interior Ministry bombing to crack down on protests and political parties.

Union shuts down South African gold miners’ strike after less than 3 days

By Thomas Gaist, 7 September 2013

The National Union of Mineworkers accepted a small wage increase offered by the bosses, sending miners back to work.

Regent Park: A symbol of Toronto’s housing crisis

By Dylan Lubao, 7 September 2013

Workers and poor in one of the city’s largest social housing projects are being pushed out to make room for an upscale condominium development.

Divisions in Japanese government over consumption tax hikes

By John Watanabe, 7 September 2013

Financial markets demand the scheduled doubling of Japan’s consumption tax, but sections of the ruling elite fear social unrest and the negative impact on economic growth.

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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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Suriye’de ABD – El Kaide ittifakı ve terörle mücadele sahtekarlığı

Bill Van Auken, 7 Eylül 2013

ABD emperyalizmi, on yıl içinde, ikinci kez, kitlesel imha silahları ve El Kaide hakkındaki yalanlar üzerine kurulu bir savaş başlatmaya hazırlanıyor.

Piyasalardaki telaş, yeni küresel mali krize işaret ediyor

Nick Beams, 7 Eylül 2013

Küresel mali sistem hızla yeni bir felakete doğru sürüklenirken, milyarlarca insan, başlarının üzerinde, onları bir gecede yoksulluğa gömme ile tehdit eden bir Demokles kılıcı ile yaşıyor.

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L’alliance entre les Etats-Unis et Al Qaïda en Syrie et l’imposture de la guerre contre le terrorisme

Par Bill Van Auken, 7 septembre 2013

L’agression à venir des Etats-Unis contre la Syrie souligne l’imposture que constitue la guerre contre le terrorisme de Washington et dont la principale réussite a été la chute des régimes séculiers arabes hostiles à Al-Qaïda

La guerre en Syrie et la menace d’un conflit mondial dominent le sommet du G20

Par Alex Lantier, 7 septembre 2013

La menace d’une guerre de grande ampleur et de graves tensions entre les Etats-Unis et la Russie au sujet de la Syrie ont éclipsé à Saint Petersbourg le sommet du G20 des dirigeants des 20 principales économies du monde.

Le gouvernement canadien donne son soutien à Washington et à sa guerre contre la Syrie

Par Keith Jones, 7 septembre 2013

Le gouvernement conservateur du Canada a exprimé son soutien à maintes reprises pour une guerre contre la Syrie menée par les États-Unis.

L’Europe de l’est divisée face à une intervention en Syrie

Par Markus Salzmann, 7 septembre 2013

Il y a dix ans, au moment de la guerre contre l’Irak, presque tous les pays de l’Europe de l’est avaient soutenu la « coalition des volontaires » menée par les Etats-Unis et le Royaume-Uni.

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US-Bündnis mit Al-Qaida in Syrien und angeblicher “Krieg gegen Terror”

Von Bill Van Auken, 7. September 2013

Der bevorstehende amerikanische Angriff auf Syrien unterstreicht den monumentalen Betrug von Washingtons “Krieg gegen den Terror”. Dieser zwölfjährige Krieg hat den Sturz säkularer arabischer Regimes im Irak, in Libyen und jetzt in Syrien, – alles Gegner von al-Qaida! – zur Folge.

Deutschland: Die Strukturen eines Polizeistaats

Von Sven Heymanns, 7. September 2013

Der Bericht einer sechsköpfigen Regierungskommission zur Sicherheitsarchitektur in Deutschland macht deutlich, dass seit den Anschlägen vom 11. September 2001 die Strukturen eines Polizeistaats geschaffen wurden.

SPD fordert aktivere deutsche Rolle in Syrien

Von Ulrich Rippert, 7. September 2013

Unter der Überschrift „Die deutsche Außenpolitik ist der Syrien-Krise nicht gewachsen“ wirft SPD-Fraktionschef Steinmeier der Bundeskanzlerin vor, „tatenlos an der Seitenlinie zu stehen“.

G-20-Gipfel dominiert vom Krieg in Syrien und der Gefahr eines globalen Konfliktes

Von Alex Lantier, 7. September 2013

Der G-20-Gipfel in St. Petersburg, an dem die Staatschefs der zwanzig größten Wirtschaftsmächte der Welt teilnahmen, wurde von der Gefahr eines großen Krieges und scharfen Spannungen zwischen den USA und Russland überschattet.

Flüchtlinge besetzen Gewerkschaftshaus in München

Von Markus Salzmann, 7. September 2013

Die Flüchtlinge protestieren gegen die menschenunwürdigen Bedingungen der bayerische Asylpolitik und fordern unter anderem die Abschaffung von Essenspaketen, der Residenzpflicht und von Arbeitsverboten.

Opel Bochum: Schließung schon im Sommer 2014?

Von Dietmar Henning, 7. September 2013

Die Konzernspitze versucht die Bochumer Arbeiter mit immer neuen Angriffen einzuschüchtern. Sie wird dabei unterstützt von IG Metall und Betriebsräten.

PSG interveniert in Diskussion zur deutschen Sicherheitspolitik

Von unserem Korrespondenten, 7. September 2013

Unter dem Titel „Zwischen NSA und NSU: Die deutsche Sicherheitsarchitektur auf dem Prüfstand“ veranstaltete die Humanistische Union in Berlin eine Podiumsdiskussion.

Hände weg von Syrien

Von Peter Schwarz, 7. September 2013

Den folgenden Vortrag hielt Peter Schwarz im Rahmen des Bundestagswahlkampfs der Partei für Soziale Gleichheit am 1. September 2013 in Frankfurt.

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Perspective

International gangsterism and Washington’s war drive against Syria

7 September 2013

The US drive to war presents a spectacle of international gangsterism and lying not seen since the heyday of the military dictatorships and fascist regimes of the 1930s.

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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.

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6 September 2013

SEP candidates campaign in South Australia’s capital

By our reporters, 7 September 2013

James Cogan and Peter Byrne campaigned extensively among workers, students and unemployed in Adelaide.

The pseudo-lefts and the Australian election

By Peter Symonds, 6 September 2013

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SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

German election: Socialist Equality Party campaigns in Bochum

By our correspondent, 6 September 2013

Opposition Greens and Left Party evade issues in German TV debate

By Christoph Dreier, 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.

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

By Bill Van Auken, 6 September 2013

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

Chrysler Warren Truck workers oppose war with Syria

By a WSWS reporting team, 6 September 2013

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Commentary

Revolution and counterrevolution in Egypt: The political lessons

By Johannes Stern, 7 September 2013

The recent events in Egypt represent a defeat for the masses, but this does not mean the end of the revolution, it is rather the end of its initial stages.

German President Gauck’s state visit to France

By Peter Schwarz, 7 September 2013

The visit of German President Joachim Gauck to the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane, where the Waffen-SS killed 642 civilians during World War II, gave French President Francois Hollande backing for his plans for war against Syria.

Apartheid for asylum seekers comes to Europe

By Robert Stevens, 6 September 2013

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

By Julie Hyland, 4 September 2013

Workers Struggles

Australia: Glencore Xstrata shuts coal mine to scrap working conditions

By Terry Cook, 7 September 2013

The Australian Financial Review has identified the Collinsville dispute as a “landmark workplace struggle.”

Unite trade union ends DHL-Jaguar Land Rover dispute

By Danny Richardson, 7 September 2013

A massive vote for strike action by workers employed by the logistics firm DHL had the potential to halt production at Jaguar Land Rover sites, but this was sabotaged by the Unite union.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

7 September 2013

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Defend Edward Snowden!

Snowden documents reveal NSA operation to break encryption codes

By Jerry White, 6 September 2013

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Arts Review

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

By Hiram Lee, 6 September 2013

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

By Tim Rivers and David Walsh, 5 September 2013

SEP (Sri Lanka)

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

By Paramu Thirugnanasambanthar, 4 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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