Washington maneuvers in Syrian negotiations to lay groundwork for war

By Bill Van Auken, 14 September 2013

While claiming to favor a “diplomatic path” over war in Syria, the Obama administration is using the negotiations on a chemical weapons deal to renew its drive toward military strikes.

US condemnation of chemical weapons use not applied to Israel

By Jean Shaoul, 14 September 2013

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FISA records document “daily violations” by government spy agencies

By Tom Carter, 14 September 2013

FISA court records declassified on Tuesday show that government spy agencies systematically violated court orders in order to illegally access Americans’ phone data, while lying in court as to the extent of their activities.

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“Project 6”: Joint German/US spy program

By Sven Heymann, 14 September 2013

For years the German intelligence agencies ran a secret joint operation with the CIA codenamed Project 6.

UK economic “recovery” based on property bubble and rising inequality

By Julie Hyland, 14 September 2013

London School of Economics’ John Van Reenen describes the fall in workers’ wages as “stunning—and something that did not happen in previous postwar recessions in Britain”.

Australian Labor Party members to vote on new leader

By Patrick O’Connor, 14 September 2013

There is a desperate effort within ruling circles to promote the contest as proof of a flourishing internal party democracy.

NZ Labour leadership contest signals a party in crisis

By John Braddock, 14 September 2013

The leadership campaign is taking place under conditions of deep-seated alienation from Labour among its former social base—the working class.

California state legislature passes new attack on teachers

By Jack Cody and Marc Wells, 14 September 2013

The new law is the latest in a series aimed at victimizing teachers and reducing their rights.

Major power outage shuts down public buildings in Detroit

By Khara Sikhan, 14 September 2013

Much of Detroit’s public electricity grid lost power Wednesday and Thursday, forcing the closure of government buildings and of Wayne State University.

Ontario: The EllisDon affair, worker rights, and the political charades at Queen’s Park

By Carl Bronski, 14 September 2013

A leaked email from a leading Conservative legislator reveals that the party fronted an anti-worker law in exchange for donations from the construction firm that stands to benefit.

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Alors que les négociations s'ouvrent à Genève, les États-Unis commencent à armer directement les milices syriennes

Par Alex Lantier, 14 septembre 2013

Alors que les négociateurs américains et russes arrivaient à Genève hier pour des négociations sur la Syrie, les responsables américains ont annoncé qu'ils armaient l'opposition islamiste d'extrême-droite en Syrie.

La télévision publique allemande diffuse des informations hostiles et falsifiées sur la campagne électorale du parti PSG

Par Ulrich Rippert, 14 septembre 2013

Dans leurs reportages sur la campagne électorale en cours du PSG, les journalistes ont bafoué de manière flagrante les règles du journalisme et leurs obligations légales d’assurer une couverture objective.

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Faschistische Untertöne
Bild hetzt für Krieg gegen Syrien

Von Peter Schwarz, 14. September 2013

Franz Josef Wagner, seit 2001 offizieller „Chefkolumnist im Hause Axel Springer“, beschimpft Barack Obama in Bild als „Weichei“, weil er noch keine Bomben auf Syrien geworfen hat.

Syrien-Gespräche in Genf.
USA beginnen Waffenlieferung an Rebellenmilizen

Von Alex Lantier, 14. September 2013

Während am Donnerstag amerikanische und russische Diplomaten zu Gesprächen in Genf eintrafen, meldeten Vertreter der US-Regierung, dass sie die rechtsextremen islamistischen Oppositionskräfte in Syrien mit Waffen beliefern.

Irische Socialist Workers Party und Socialist Party unterstützen Gewerkschaften und Austerität

Von Jordan Shilton, 14. September 2013

Die irischen Gewerkschaften unterstützen das Sparprogramm der Regierung und werden dabei von den pseudolinken Organisationen verteidigt.

VW eröffnet Werk in chinesischer Unruheprovinz Xinjiang

Von Philipp Frisch, 14. September 2013

Mit der Eröffnung des Werks in Westchina nutzt der Konzern niedrige Löhne im Kampf um den chinesischen und den Weltmarkt.

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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¡No a la guerra contra Siria!

14 Septiembre 2013

El Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (PSI) de Estados Unidos y el Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional (CICI) llaman a todos los trabajadores y jóvenes de Estados Unidos, Europa y de todo el mundo para que movilicen su fuerza colectiva en oposición a los planes de una intervención militar contra Siria por parte del gobierno de Obama y sus aliados.

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Junta militar egípcia reprime a mídia e seus oponentes políticos

Por Johannes Stern, 14 de setembro 2013

Dois meses após o golpe militar de 3 de Julho, a junta egípcia, apoiada pelo governo dos Estados Unidos, continua reprimindo toda e qualquer oposição, seja ela o partido islâmico Fraternidade Muçulmana (FM), seja ela a classe trabalhadora.

A condenação de Bradley Manning

Por Eric London, 14 de setembro 2013

A condenação do divulgador de informações secretas (whistlebower) Bradley Manning a 35 anos de prisão encerra um julgamento que será lembrado como o marco do colapso da democracia americana..

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Five years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers

14 September 2013

The historic character of the financial crisis is signified by the fact that rather than removing the threat of a further meltdown, the very measures put in place by governments and financial authorities are creating the conditions for a new catastrophe.

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From the WSWS Archive

What the WSWS said about the Wall Street crash of September 15, 2008

14 September 2013

We are republishing here two articles posted on the World Socialist Web Site in the immediate aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, as the tumultuous events surrounding the greatest financial crisis since the 1930s were unfolding.

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The Economic Crisis & the Return of History

David North, in three lectures delivered within a few months of the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, argues that the Wall St. crash represented a turning point in American and world capitalism. He explains that the rapid growth of social inequality, rooted in the historic crisis of the capitalist system, will bring on titanic class struggles internationally.

War Drive against Syria

Hands off Syria: Address by Peter Schwarz to SEP (Germany) election meeting

By Peter Schwarz, 14 September 2013

Peter Schwarz gave the following report September 1 in Frankfurt as part of the German Socialist Equality Party’s federal election campaign.

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

By Alex Lantier, 13 September 2013

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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SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

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Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

The pseudo-left USP and its bogus fight against the “Rajapakse dictatorship”

By Vilani Peiris and K. Ratnayake, 14 September 2013

The United Socialist Party postures as socialist while defending the opposition UNP—a right-wing bourgeois party.

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 (Australia) 2013 Election Campaign

SEP 2013 election campaign reaches wide sections of workers and youth

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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The social chasm in America

By Jerry White, 13 September 2013

Detroit emergency manager proposes elimination of retiree health care

By James Brewer, 13 September 2013

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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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

14 September 2013

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

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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!

NSA feeds raw intelligence data to Israel

By Bill Van Auken, 13 September 2013

Spying on Brazilian oil company Petrobras exposed

By Bill Van Auken, 13 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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