US income inequality soars to highest levels on record

By Joseph Kishore, 12 September 2013

The top 1 percent of income earners in the US took in 95 percent of all income gains between 2009 and 2012.

US exploits Russian proposal of talks to prepare new pretext for Syria war

By Peter Symonds, 12 September 2013

It is the same modus operandi that the White House gangsters used to obtain UN support for imposing a no-fly zone and waging war in Libya.

Belgian academic blames Syrian poison gas attacks on US-backed opposition

By Alex Lantier, 12 September 2013

German media on the Syria war: Foaming at the mouth

By Peter Schwarz, 12 September 2013

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Democrat postures as populist to win New York City mayoral primary

By Fred Mazelis, 12 September 2013

Bill de Blasio, New York City’s current Public Advocate, was the front-runner by a wide margin in Tuesday’s Democratic Party primary to select its candidate for mayor in November’s election to succeed Michael Bloomberg.

Portrait of an organization in crisis and decline
The AFL-CIO convention

By Shannon Jones, 12 September 2013

Shaken by the continued hemorrhaging in membership, the executives of the American trade union federation are thrashing around for ways to shore up their income base

German Left Party seeks coalition with SPD and Greens

By Christoph Dreier, 12 September 2013

At a convention in Berlin, Left Party leaders spoke out vehemently in favour of a coalition with the Social Democratic Party and the Greens.

Britain: Labour leader praises unions for working with employers to cut pay and hours

By Robert Stevens, 12 September 2013

TUC figures show that British workers' pay fell by more than £10 billion annually and was 7.5 percent lower in 2012 than on the eve of the recession in 2007.

Australian corporate elite welcomes new government

By Patrick O’Connor, 12 September 2013

Big business and finance capital expect the prime minister-elect, Tony Abbott, to quickly implement sweeping public spending cuts and economic restructuring measures.

New in French

Dans son discours à la nation, Obama insiste pour attaquer la Syrie

Par Alex Lantier et Joe Kishore, 12 septembre 2013

Obama a retardé un vote au Congrès sur la guerre en Syrie, tout en indiquant qu'il se prépare à se servir des pourparlers à l'ONU comme d'un cadre pour attaquer la Syrie.

Paris: Des travailleurs expriment leur opposition à la guerre contre la Syrie et à l'austérité sociale.

Par Antoine Lerougetel, 12 septembre 2013

Une équipe du WSWS a fait campagne sur le marché du dimanche de la Cité des 3000 à Aulnay-sous-Bois, en banlieue parisienne.

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

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Die Wahl in Australien und die Abstrafung der Labor Party

Von Patrick O’Connor, 12. September 2013

Die australische Labor Party wurde bei der Wahl am Samstag mit dem schlechtesten Ergebnis seit 110 Jahren aus dem Amt geworfen.

Rede an die Nation:
Obama bereitet weiter Krieg gegen Syrien vor

Von Alex Lantier und Joe Kishore, 12. September 2013

Obama verschob die Kongress-Abstimmung über den Syrienkrieg, bestand jedoch darauf, dass Washington unabhängig vom Ausgang der UN-Gespräche Militärschläge vorbereiten müsse.

Schaum vor dem Mund
Deutsche Medien zum Syrienkrieg

Von Peter Schwarz, 12. September 2013

Mehrere deutsche Medien haben mit unverhohlener Wut und Enttäuschung auf die Verzögerung des Kriegs gegen Syrien reagiert.

Berichterstattung über PSG: ARD verharmlost Stalinismus – ZDF fälscht Bildmaterial

Von Ulrich Rippert, 12. September 2013

Die Fernsehberichterstattung über die Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (PSG) war schon in früheren Wahlkämpfen voreingenommen. In diesem Jahr greifen die öffentlich-rechtlichen Fernsehanstalten die PSG direkt an.

Eine mörderische Entscheidung
Ein Film zum Bundeswehr-Massaker in Kundus vor vier Jahren

Von Verena Nees, 12. September 2013

Das Massaker von Kundus wurde zum Signal für die Rechtfertigung künftiger militärischer Einsätze der Bundeswehr. Es war eine Art Feuertaufe für die Wiederkehr Deutschlands als aggressive Kriegsmacht.

TamilNet kritisiert WSWS-Artikel wegen Kritik an Separatisten

Von K. Ratnayake, 12. September 2013

TamilNet kann die Lüge, dass “Selbstbestimmung” die einzige Lösung für Tamilen sei, nur weiterhin verbreiten, weil sie sich über die politischen Lehren des Kriegs ausschweigt.

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Perspective

Obama’s speech: No end to war threat against Syria

12 September 2013

Tuesday night’s speech signaled what is at most a postponement of Washington’s continuing plans for a war of aggression against Syria.

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War Drive against Syria

IYSSE holds anti-war rallies in San Diego and Berkeley, California

By our reporters, 12 September 2013

International Youth and Students for Social Equality groups at San Diego State University and UC Berkeley held demonstrations against the drive for war in Syria on Tuesday.

Students at Northern Virginia Community College oppose war in Syria

By our reporters, 12 September 2013

Students in Annandale, Virginia spoke to the WSWS about the drive toward war with Syria and its implications.

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

Video: Students speak against war at Wayne State University demonstration

By James Brewer, 11 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

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The Fourth International

Workers Struggles

British unions try to head off new strike threat at Brighton council

By Paul Mitchell, 12 September 2013

The actions of the Green Party-led council in Brighton have exposed the claim of the pseudo-left that the organisation represents a progressive alternative to Labour.

Arts Review

The Law in These Parts: Israeli military justice in the Occupied Territories
Available on PBS online until September 18

By Kevin Kearney, 12 September 2013

Ra’anan Alexandrowicz’s The Law in These Parts deals with the Israeli military legal system in the Occupied Territories on the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip over the last 45 years. It is available online at PBS’s POV until September 18.

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

By Tim Rivers and David Walsh, 5 September 2013

Commentary

Forty years since the Chilean coup of September 11, 1973

By Bill Van Auken, 11 September 2013

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

11 September 2013

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

SEP (Australia) 2013 Election Campaign

Australian voters speak out against establishment parties

By our reporters, 12 September 2013

Voters spoke to WSWS reporters, explaining why they were disgusted with the major political parties—Labor, the Coalition and the Greens.

Click here for the SEP Election web site »

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

SEP candidate intervenes in a discussion on German security policy

By our correspondents, 11 September 2013

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Defend Edward Snowden!

Obama administration had secret court lift restrictions on domestic spying

By Andre Damon, 9 September 2013

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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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