Kerry’s “blunder” delays, but does not end, Obama's drive to war

By Bill Van Auken, 10 September 2013

The Obama administration scrambled Monday to preserve its pretext for war after a remark by Secretary of State Kerry inviting Syria’s Assad regime to turn over its chemical weapons.

UK pledges full support for military intervention against Syria

By Julie Hyland, 10 September 2013

Western-backed rebels bring death and destruction to historic Syrian town of Maaloula

By Johannes Stern, 10 September 2013

Newly released CIA files show US complicity in nerve gas attacks during Iran-Iraq war

By Tom Carter, 10 September 2013

France to await US Congress vote, UN report before attacking Syria

By Kumaran Ira, 10 September 2013

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Tens of thousands protest privatization of energy industry in Mexico

By Rafael Azul, 10 September 2013

The protest against the privatization of PEMEX drew workers, high school and university students, retirees and sections of the middle class.

Germany: GM-Opel workers fear Bochum plant will close in 2014

By Dietmar Henning, 10 September 2013

Opel workers fear that General Motors intends to close its plant in Bochum, Germany sooner than previously announced.

Asylum seekers occupy trade union headquarters in Munich

By Markus Salzmann, 10 September 2013

For nearly a week, asylum seekers have occupied the headquarters of the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) in Munich.

Serbian government reshuffled in preparation for assault on workers’ conditions

By Paul Mitchell, 10 September 2013

The three-party Serbian coalition government is introducing further austerity, including cutting subsidies to more than 100 state firms.

Irish doctors vote for strike action

By Jordan Shilton, 10 September 2013

Facing intolerable working conditions as a result of an 8 percent health budget cut, Irish junior doctors have voted in favour of strikes.

UN High Commissioner criticises Sri Lankan human rights

By Sampath Perera, 10 September 2013

Pillay’s limited criticism over continuing human rights violations provoked a rebuke from the government.

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Huelgas industriales se extienden por Sudáfrica

Por Thomas Gaist, 10 Septiembre 2013

Importantes sectores de la clase trabajadora industrial sudafricana se encuentran en huelga este mismo momento, con la posibilidad de que nuevas huelgas se inicien en los próximos días y siguientes semanas.

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Le gangstérisme international et la course à la guerre de Washington contre la Syrie

Par Barry Grey et Tom Carter, 10 septembre 2013

La course des Etats-Unis vers la guerre présente un spectacle de gangstérisme international et de mensonges que l’on n'avait plus vu depuis la montée des dictatures militaires et des régimes fascistes des années 1930.

Manifestations en France : Non aux coupes dans les retraites et non à la guerre!

Par Alex Lantier et Kumaran Ira, 10 septembre 2013

Pour défendre les retraites et les conditions de vie en France, les travailleurs doivent mener une lutte contre l'austérité en Europe et contre la course franco-américaine à la guerre contre la Syrie.

Les 15 ans du World Socialist Web Site

10 septembre 2013

Réunion publique à Paris : Les 15 ans du World Socialist Web Site

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

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Eine Woche Propaganda zur Vorbereitung des Krieges gegen Syrien

Von Alex Lantier, 10. September 2013

Die US-Regierung und die Medien bereiten ein massives Propagandafeuerwerk vor, um die Opposition in der Bevölkerung einzuschüchtern und sie auf einen folgenreichen Krieg im Nahen Osten einzustimmen.

Internationales Gangstertum und Washingtons Kriegstreiberei gegen Syrien

Von Barry Grey und Tom Carter, 10. September 2013

Die Kriegstreiberei der USA stellt ein Musterbeispiel an internationalen Gangstertum und Lügerei dar, wie es seit der Blütezeit der Militärdiktaturen und faschistischen Regimes der 1930er Jahre nicht mehr vorkam.

EU signalisiert Unterstützung für Militärschlag gegen Syrien

Von Johannes Stern, 10. September 2013

Je weiter die Kriegsvorbereitungen voranschreiten, desto deutlicher artikuliert Berlin seine Unterstützung für einen militärischen Angriff.

Fünfundsiebzig Jahre Vierte Internationale

Von David North, 10. September 2013

Vor fünfundsiebzig Jahren, am 3. September 1938, wurde die Vierte Internationale auf einer Konferenz in einem Vorort von Paris gegründet.

NATO-Truppenabzug aus Afghanistan schürt Ängste des Kremls vor Konflikt mit den USA

Von Clara Weiss, 10. September 2013

Der Kreml befürchtet, der beginnende Truppenabzug der NATO aus Afghanistan könnte der Auftakt zu einer schärferen Konfrontation der USA und ihrer islamistischen Verbündeten mit Moskau in Zentralasien sein.

Praktiker und Max Bahr vor der Schließung

Von Michael Regens, 10. September 2013

Das Ende der Baumarktkette markiert den Höhepunkt einer langjährigen Entwicklung, in deren Verlauf die Wirtschaftskrise auf die Beschäftigten abgewälzt wurde, während sich abwechselnde Finanzinvestoren auf Kosten des Unternehmens bereicherten.

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Perspective

The Australian election and the rout of the Labor Party

10 September 2013

The Australian Labor Party was thrown out of office in last Saturday’s national election, having suffered its lowest vote in 110 years.

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War Drive against Syria

SEP and IYSSE hold demonstration in Detroit against war in Syria

By Shannon Jones, 10 September 2013

Speakers at Wayne State University stressed the need for students to turn to the working class as the only social force that can halt the drive to war.

“It is up to us to decide whether the future will be one of peace and equality, or of military holocaust”
Remarks of IYSSE National Secretary Andre Damon at Detroit rally against war

By Andre Damon, 10 September 2013

These remarks were delivered by Andre Damon, the National Secretary of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, at a demonstration against the drive to war in Syria called by the Wayne State University IYSSE chapter.

IYSSE, SEP to hold demonstrations against war

6 September 2013

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

The week ahead: A propaganda barrage to prepare for war in Syria

By Alex Lantier, 9 September 2013

Nonstop media lies in drive to war against Syria

By Kate Randall, 9 September 2013

Video: Detroit students speak against Syria war

By Andre Damon, 7 September 2013

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SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

SEP in Germany produces TV election spot

10 September 2013

The Socialist Equality Party in Germany (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, PSG) has produced a spot for the September 22 federal election to be shown on a number of leading German television stations throughout the month of September.

German commission defends the framework of a police state

By Sven Heymann, 7 September 2013

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SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

Australian voters oppose US-led war against Syria

By our reporters, 10 September 2013

Voters who spoke to WSWS reporters outside election polling stations last Saturday opposed the impending US-led attack on Syria and Australia’s support for it.

Australian Labor Party thrown out of office

By Patrick O’Connor, 9 September 2013

Workers Struggles

Shaler, Pennsylvania teachers enter second week of strike against concessions

By Samuel Davidson, 10 September 2013

The Shaler School District is demanding concessions in health care and a pay freeze for the first year of the contract for 390 teachers and professional workers.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

10 September 2013

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

The Fourth International

Defend Edward Snowden!

Obama administration had secret court lift restrictions on domestic spying

By Andre Damon, 9 September 2013

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Commentary

Revolution and counterrevolution in Egypt: The political lessons

By Johannes Stern, 7 September 2013

German President Gauck’s state visit to France

By Peter Schwarz, 7 September 2013

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

By Julie Hyland, 4 September 2013

Arts Review

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

By Tim Rivers and David Walsh, 5 September 2013

25 years ago: Soviet CP admits murder of Leon Trotsky ordered by Stalin

The September 9, 1988, edition of Pravda, the official newspaper of the Soviet Communist Party, acknowledged for the first time that the 1940 assassination of Leon Trotsky was ordered by Stalin.

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50 years ago: Four girls murdered in Birmingham church bombing

At 10:22 a.m. on September 15, 1963, a dynamite bomb planted by members of the Ku Klux Klan ripped through the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

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75 years ago: Hitler gives “humanitarian” disguise to Czechoslovakia threats

The crisis provoked by Nazi Germany’s open threat to wrest control of the Sudetenland border region from Czechoslovakia escalated during the week beginning September 9, 1938.

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100 years ago: Uprising in Macedonia following end of Balkan wars

On September 9, 1913, an uprising by the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO) and Albanian leaders in Macedonia took place in the Serbian-controlled regions of Ohrid, Debar and Struga.

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