As talks open in Geneva, US begins direct arming of Syrian militias

By Alex Lantier, 13 September 2013

As US and Russian officials arrived in Geneva yesterday for talks on Syria, US officials reported that they were arming Syria’s far-right Islamist opposition forces.

Australian PM-elect pledges support for US war in Syria

By Mike Head, 13 September 2013

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NSA feeds raw intelligence data to Israel

By Bill Van Auken, 13 September 2013

A secret memo reveals that the NSA is funneling raw intelligence data, including information from intercepted communications of US citizens, to Israeli intelligence.

Spying on Brazilian oil company Petrobras exposed

By Bill Van Auken, 13 September 2013

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Detroit emergency manager proposes elimination of retiree health care

By James Brewer, 13 September 2013

City retiree health benefits, which include vision care, dental care and health coverage will be replaced by a small monthly stipend under Kevyn Orr’s new proposal.

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IBM latest company to shift retirees to private health exchange

By Kate Randall, 13 September 2013

The move is part of a growing trend by corporations to dump employees off company-administered plans and shift costs to workers.

PQ introduces chauvinist, antidemocratic Charter of Quebec Values

By Keith Jones, 13 September 2013

Quebec's government has tabled a chauvinist “Charter of Quebec Values” under which public sector workers would be prohibited from wearing “conspicuous” religious signs and public services denied to Muslim women wearing a face-covering.

Corruption scandal in Philippine Congress in its second month

By Dylan Lubao, 13 September 2013

Under the pretext of fighting corruption, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has launched a campaign to remove his political opponents.

Mass abstention in Russian regional elections

By Clara Weiss, 13 September 2013

The election results were a clear rejection of the politics of the Kremlin although opposition candidates were only supported by a tiny fraction of the population.

Ireland: Homeless worker dies in a Dublin waste truck

By Steve James, 13 September 2013

The circumstances of Henryk Piotrowski’s life and brutal death express in a particularly cruel form the impact of the Irish and European ruling class’s austerity policies on the most vulnerable sections of working people.

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Un universitaire belge accuse l'opposition syrienne soutenue par les États-Unis pour les attaques au gaz

Par Alex Lantier, 13 septembre 2013

Après la libération, par les forces de l'opposition syrienne, du journaliste italien Domenico Quirico et de l'universitaire belge Pierre Piccinin dimanche, Piccinin a déclaré lundi sur la télévision belge RTL que l'opposition était responsable des attaques chimiques à Ghouta.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2007
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Önümüzdeki hafta: Suriye’de savaşa hazırlık için propaganda yağmuru

Alex Lantier, 13 Eylül 2013

“Kararsız” yasa koyucular, hükümetin güçlü görüşüne ikna olduklarını açıklayacaklar. Bu arada, yönetim ve medya, Kongre askeri harekata izin vermese bile, halkı savaşa şartlandırmaya çalışacak.

Avrupa Birliği Suriye’ye yönelik askeri saldırıya destek işareti veriyor

Johannes Stern, 13 Eylül 2013

Kerry’nin 1938’deki Münih Anlaşması’na yaptığı kaba gönderme, emperyalist güçlerin hazırlandıkları tarihsel suçun çapını gözler önüne sermektedir.

Sosyal-Demokratlar Suriye’de Almanya için daha aktif rol talep ediyor

Ulrich Rippert, 13 Eylül 2013

Şam’da Amerikan kuklası bir yönetim, İran’a karşı yoğunlaşmış bir saldırının başlangıcı haline gelecek ve Rusya ile anlaşmazlık çok daha aşırı bir biçimde yeniden canlanacaktır.

ABD’deki işgücüne katılım oranı 1978’den sonraki en düşük düzeye indi

Joseph Kishore, 13 Eylül 2013

ABD ekonomisi, Ağustos ayında, ekonomistlerin tahmininden daha düşük ve nüfus artış hızını yakalamak için ihtiyaç duyulandan daha az olarak, yalnızca 169.000 kişiye iş yarattı.

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Obamas Rede:
Kein Ende der Kriegsdrohungen gegen Syrien

Von Bill Van Auken, 13. September 2013

Obamas Rede am Dienstag bedeutete bestenfalls eine Verzögerung der Kriegspläne gegen Syrien, die Washington weiterhin verfolgt.

USA nutzen russische Initiative als neuen Kriegsvorwand gegen Syrien

Von Peter Symonds, 13. September 2013

Die US-Regierung geht jetzt auf die gleiche Weise an die Syrienfrage heran, wie sie schon vor zwei Jahren die Zustimmung der UN zu einer Flugverbotszone über Libyen erwirkt hatte.

„Projekt 6“: Geheimes Spionageprogramm von CIA, BND und Verfassungsschutz

Von Sven Heymanns, 13. September 2013

Der Fall des Journalisten Stefan Buchen zeigt, dass jeder ins Fadenkreuz der Geheimdienste kommen kann, der Reisen an ungewöhnliche Orte unternimmt, fremde Sprachen spricht oder einfach mit den „falschen Leuten“ telefoniert.

Unterstützt den Wahlkampf der PSG!

Ulrich Rippert, 13. September 2013

Der Aufbau einer neuen Partei, die der Arbeiterklasse eine eigene, unabhängige Stimme verleiht, ist jetzt die dringendste Aufgabe und bildet den Mittelpunkt des Wahlkampfs der PSG.

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Perspective

The social chasm in America

13 September 2013

Recently released figures document the growth of social inequality in America to levels not seen in nearly a century.

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War Drive against Syria

“US is funding counterrevolution”
University of Michigan IYSSE opposes war on Syria

By Tim Rivers, 13 September 2013

Students at the University of Michigan joined a rally of the IYSSE denouncing war in Syria, cuts in education and attacks on the working class.

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

By Bill Van Auken, 12 September 2013

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

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The Fourth International

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

SEP campaign team discusses US war threat to Syria

By our correspondent, 13 September 2013

Workers and youth who spoke to the SEP drew from their experience of the protracted civil war in Sri Lanka.

SEP (Sri Lanka) meetings: No to war against Syria!

By Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 9 September 2013

The meetings in Colombo and Jaffna will discuss the necessity of building an international movement of the working class against war.

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

German television broadcasts hostile and distorted reports on the SEP election campaign

By Ulrich Rippert, 13 September 2013

In their reports on the PSG in the current election, reporters have blatantly violated basic journalistic standards and their legal obligations to provide objective coverage.

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SEP (Australia) 2013 Election Campaign

SEP 2013 election campaign reaches wide sections of workers and youth

By the Socialist Equality Party, 13 September 2013

The SEP’s campaign in Australia was directed toward the unification of workers and young people across the Asia-Pacific region and internationally.

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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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

13 September 2013

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

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

By Paul Mitchell, 12 September 2013

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

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

By Tim Rivers and David Walsh, 5 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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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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