In national address, Obama presses ahead with war plans against Syria

By Alex Lantier and Joe Kishore, 11 September 2013

Obama postponed a vote on the Syrian war in Congress, while signaling that he would prepare to use negotiations at the UN as a framework for attacking Syria.

Saudi-Russian talks raise questions on Syrian war drive, Boston bombings

By Clara Weiss and Alex Lantier, 11 September 2013

Paris workers speak out against Syrian war, social austerity

By Antoine Lerougetel, 11 September 2013

US war drive rattles Indian elite

By Deepal Jayasekera, 11 September 2013

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Philadelphia public school system begins classes amid massive budget crisis

By Nick Barrickman, 11 September 2013

Classes opened for students in the Philadelphia public school system on Monday amid one of the deepest financial crisis the district has ever faced.

China’s former security chief under investigation

By John Chan, 11 September 2013

The decision to target Zhou Yongkang is bound up with the new stage of pro-market restructuring being pushed through by the Chinese leadership.

Australia: Ex-Boeing workers reduced to half pay

By Mike Head, 11 September 2013

Company, government and union pledges of relocation and retraining soon proved empty for many Boeing workers in Sydney.

Danish Social Democrats come out in favor of a “competition state”

By Ellis Wynne, 11 September 2013

Denmark’s ruling coalition, led by the Social Democrats, is moving rapidly to cut public spending, targeting the unemployed and welfare provisions.

Germany: Praktiker and Max Bahr DIY chains face closure

By Michael Regens, 11 September 2013

The Praktiker DIY chain employing more than 20,000 is to close after a months-long bankruptcy process.

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Uluslararası gangsterlik ve Washington’ın Suriye’ye karşı savaş dürtüsü

Barry Grey ve Tom Carter, 11 Eylül 2013

Amerikan medyası bütün kanallarda ve 24 saat “kan” diye haykırırken, Amerikan halkının ezici çoğunluğu Suriye’ye karşı askeri saldırıya karşı.

Kerry’nin “gaf”ı, Obama’nın savaş yönelimini geciktirir ama ona son vermez

Bill Van Auken, 11 Eylül 2013

Kimyasal silahsızlanmaya ilişkin Rusya-Suriye önerisi ve ABD’nin tepkisi, bir savaş tehlikesini azaltmamıştır.

Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in 75. Yıldönümü

David North, 11 Eylül 2013

Şimdi sıra proletaryada, yani asıl olarak onun devrimci öncüsünde. İnsanlığın krizi, devrimci önderliğin krizine indirgenmiştir.

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Soixante-quinzième anniversaire de la Quatrième Internationale

Par David North, 11 septembre 2013

Il y a soixante-quinze ans, le 3 septembre 1938, la Quatrième Internationale est fondée lors d’une conférence tenue en périphérie de Paris.

La «gaffe» de Kerry ne fait que retarder la campagne guerrière d’Obama

Par Bill Van Auken, 11 septembre 2013

Lundi, les représentants de l’administration Obama faisaient des pieds et des mains pour sauver le prétexte employé par Washington pour justifier une guerre après que le secrétaire d’État Kerry a invité le régime syrien à rendre ses armes chimiques.

La France attendra le vote au Congrès américain et le rapport de l'ONU avant d'attaquer la Syrie

Par Kumaran Ira, 11 septembre 2013

Après le sommet du G20 à St-Petersbourg, qui a été dominé par des divergences aiguës entre la Russie et les États-Unis sur la guerre en Syrie, le président François Hollande a annoncé vendredi qu'il s'adresserait aux Français cette semaine au sujet de la participation française à la guerre.

Comment le groupe égyptien des Socialistes révolutionnaires a ouvert la voie à la répression militaire

Par Chris Marsden, 11 septembre 2013

Égypte, Le Caire, coup d’état, Morsi, Frères Musulmans, Socialistes Revolutionaires, pseudo-gauche, ISO, SWP, International Socialist Organization, Socialist Workers Party, Tamarod

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Kerrys „Patzer“ verzögert Obamas Kriegsvorbereitungen, aber er hält sie nicht auf

Von Bill Van Auken, 11. September 2013

Am Montag bemühte sich die Obama-Regierung, ihren Vorwand für einen Krieg zu retten, nachdem Außenminister Kerry das syrische Assad-Regime aufgefordert hatte, seine Chemiewaffen zu übergeben.

Syrische Rebellen bringen der historischen Stadt Maalula Tod und Zerstörung

Von Johannes Stern, 11. September 2013

Vom Westen unterstützte „Rebellen” haben Teile der historischen syrischen Stadt Maalula zerstört und Dutzende ihrer Einwohner getötet.

Linkspartei wirbt für Rot-rot-grün

Von Christoph Dreier, 11. September 2013

Am Montag ist die Linkspartei mit einer klaren Aussage in die heiße Phase ihres Wahlkampfs gestartet. Auf einem Konvent in der Berliner Auferstehungskirche sprach sich die Parteispitze für eine Koalition mit der SPD und den Grünen aus.

K+S kündigt Angriff auf Kali-Bergleute an

Von Anna Rombach, 11. September 2013

Der Vorstandschef des Kasseler Dax-Konzerns K+S, Norbert Steiner, hat der Belegschaft in einem Brief „raue Zeiten“ angekündigt.

Massenenthaltung bei russischen Regionalwahlen

Von Clara Weiss, 11. September 2013

Das Wahlergebnis war eine eindeutige Absage an die Politik des Kremls. Doch auch die Oppositionskandidaten wurden nur von einem kleinen Bruchteil der Bevölkerung unterstützt.

Australische Labor Party abgewählt

Von Patrick O’Connor, 11. September 2013

Die australische Labor Party flog bei den nationalen Wahlen am Samstag aus der Regierung. Sie verzeichnete mit nur 33,8 Prozent die niedrigste Anzahl an Erststimmen seit 1903. Das Ergebnis unterstreicht die Abscheu und Feindseligkeit breiter Schichten der Arbeiterklasse und Jugendlichen gegenüber den Labor-Regierungen von Rudd und Gillard, die die letzten sechs Jahre die Agenda des Großkapitals und des Finanzkapitals umgesetzt haben.

Erste Wahlverstaltung der SEP (Sri Lanka) in Jaffna

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 11. September 2013

Die Veranstaltung offenbarte ein wachsendes Interesse von Arbeitern, Jugendlichen und Frauen aus dem vom Kriege verwüsteten Jaffna am sozialistischen Programm der SEP

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Perspective

Forty years since the Chilean coup of September 11, 1973

11 September 2013

The lie that US imperialism is endowed with some global mission to uphold democratic rights was forever refuted by the 1973 coup in Chile.

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From the WSWS Archive

From the archives of Marxism: Lessons of the 1973 coup in Chile

11 September 2013

September 11 marks 40 years since the bloody coup led by General Augusto Pinochet that crushed the working class in Chile and ushered in 17 years of fascist-military dictatorship. The WSWS is publishing here the statement issued by the International Committee of the Fourth International within days of the coup.

War Drive against Syria

Video: Students speak against war at Wayne State University demonstration

By James Brewer, 11 September 2013

In this video, the WSWS interviews students and workers who attended the demonstration against the threat of a US war in Syria.

SEP and IYSSE hold demonstration in Detroit against war in Syria

By Shannon Jones, 10 September 2013

“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.

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

By Bill Van Auken, 10 September 2013

IYSSE, SEP to hold demonstrations against war

6 September 2013

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

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Workers Struggles

UK: Wigan Hovis workers bring strike action over zero hours contracts

By Tony Robson, 11 September 2013

Workers at Hovis site in Wigan, north west England, decided to vote on strike action after 26 redundancies were made in April and agency workers on zero hour contracts taken on.

Shaler, Pennsylvania teachers enter second week of strike against concessions

By Samuel Davidson, 10 September 2013

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

SEP candidate intervenes in a discussion on German security policy

By our correspondents, 11 September 2013

Cross party alliance defends German intelligence agencies at a meeting in Berlin.

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SEP (Australia) Election Campaign

Australian voters denounce attacks on refugees, living standards

By our reporters, 11 September 2013

Voters spoke to WSWS reporters outside election polling stations last Saturday, voicing their hostility to the Labor Party and the entire election campaign.

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Commentary

The Australian election and the rout of the Labor Party

By Patrick O’Connor, 10 September 2013

Revolution and counterrevolution in Egypt: The political lessons

By Johannes Stern, 7 September 2013

Defend Edward Snowden!

Obama administration had secret court lift restrictions on domestic spying

By Andre Damon, 9 September 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

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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