Obama, Congress advance plans for deeper social spending cuts

By Patrick Martin, 16 September 2013

The Obama administration and Congress have turned their attention to attacking the social programs on which tens of millions of working people depend for their health and livelihood.

Israel attacks Russian plan for Syria’s chemical weapons

By Jean Shaoul, 16 September 2013

To provide Washington with a casus belli, Israel has for months claimed that Syria’s Assad regime is using chemical weapons.

New Zealand government signals support for US attack on Syria

By Tom Peters, 16 September 2013

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More than 500 unaccounted for in Colorado floods

By Charles Abelard, 16 September 2013

Heavy rains have caused unprecedented flooding in the state of Colorado since last Wednesday.

Greece: Thousands protest attack on KKE by fascist Golden Dawn

By John Vassilopoulos, 16 September 2013

Thousands protested in Greece after Golden Dawn supporters attacked Greek Communist Party (KKE) members, wounding nine.

Russia: Fire in mental hospital kills at least 35

By Clara Weiss, 16 September 2013

Tragedies like the one at the Luka mental hospital have become a regular occurrence since the restoration of capitalism in Russia.

Sino-Japanese tensions flare over disputed islands

By John Chan, 16 September 2013

Both Japan and China engaged in risky military manoeuvres on the anniversary of Tokyo’s nationalisation of the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands.

Citing Snowden leaks, FISA judge orders release of rulings authorizing domestic surveillance

By Thomas Gaist, 16 September 2013

A number of documents that detail the FISA court’s interpretation of Patriot Act provisions for data collection on US citizens are set for release pending government review.

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Intel to end chip manufacturing in Massachusetts

By Mike Ingram, 16 September 2013

Intel announced the closure of its only computer chip facility in Massachusetts and the elimination of 700 jobs.

Volkswagen opens plant in Chinese province of Xinjiang

By Philipp Frisch, 16 September 2013

Concern is mounting in Germany about Volkswagen's over-reliance on the Chinese car market.

Philippine government to redistribute Hacienda Luisita plantation

By Dylan Lubao, 16 September 2013

The redistribution of President Benigno Aquino’s family plantation will not improve, but worsen the plight of its thousands of workers.

Slovenian government privatizes state corporations

By Markus Salzmann, 16 September 2013

The Slovenian government plans to bail out the country’s heavily indebted banks by privatizing 15 government-owned enterprises.

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Quarante ans depuis le coup du 11 septembre 1973 au Chili

Par Bill Van Auken, 16 septembre 2013

L’affirmation que l’impéralisme américain a comme rôle de défendre les droits de l’homme partout dans le monde est démolie par le coup d’État au Chili en 1973.

Le Parti québécois dévoile sa Charte des valeurs québécoises chauvine et antidémocratique

Par Keith Jones, 16 septembre 2013

Le gouvernement péquiste du Québec a présenté sa «Charte des valeurs québécoises» chauvine qui, si elle devient loi, interdira à plus d’un demi-million de travailleurs du secteur public et parapublic de porter des signes religieux «ostentatoires» au travail et aux femmes musulmanes à la figure voilée de recevoir des services de l’État.

Australie: La campagne électorale 2013 du SEP touche de vastes couches de travailleurs et de jeunes

Par le Socialist Equality Party (Australie), 16 septembre 2013

La campagne électorale du SEP en Australie a pour but l’unification des travailleurs et des jeunes de par la région Asie-Pacifique et internationalement.

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Syria chemical weapons deal—US war postponed, not canceled

16 September 2013

The deal reached between the US and Russia on Syria’s chemical weapons has not put an end to the US war drive in the Middle East, but only sets the stage for a more violent eruption of American militarism.

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The Detroit Bankruptcy

Socialist Equality Party to hold demonstration in defense of the Detroit Institute of Arts

By our reporter, 16 September 2013

The SEP and the IYSSE will hold a demonstration on Friday, October 4 to oppose the sale of artworks at the Detroit Institute of Arts as part of the city bankruptcy plan.

Detroit emergency manager proposes elimination of retiree health care

By James Brewer, 13 September 2013

War Drive against Syria

A whiff of fascism—German tabloid demands war against Syria

By Peter Schwarz, 16 September 2013

The Bild newspaper’s comment castigating the US president for his alleged impotence in Syria has fascist undertones.

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

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

By Peter Schwarz, 14 September 2013

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

By Bill Van Auken, 12 September 2013

Video: Students speak against war at Wayne State University demonstration

By James Brewer, 11 September 2013

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25 years ago: New coup signals revolutionary crisis in Haiti

On September 17, 1988, the Haitian dictatorship of Gen. Henri Namphy was overthrown in the course of battles between rival military factions.

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50 years ago: Britain cobbles together Malaysia

On September 16, 1963, the country of Malaysia came into being as a federation of former British colonies Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak, and Sabah (North Borneo).

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75 years ago: British and French governments abandon Czechoslovakia

On the afternoon of September 22, 1938, one week after initial discussions at Berchtesgaden had drawn to a close, German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain met once more in Bad Godesberg to discuss the fate of Czechoslovakia.

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100 years ago: Miners strike begins in Colorado

On September 16, 1913, over 11,000 coal miners went on strike in Colorado, demanding better pay and working conditions as well as recognition of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA).

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Arts Review

Kick-Ass 2: Frat boy ethics, and worse

By Dylan Lubao, 16 September 2013

Kick-Ass 2 follows the vigilante exploits of a bored teenager and his sidekick.

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

By Tim Rivers and David Walsh, 5 September 2013

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

“Project 6”: Joint German/US spy program

By Sven Heymann, 14 September 2013

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SEP (Australia) 2013 Election Campaign

Video: “No to war against Syria”—Australian voters speak out

By our reporters, 16 September 2013

Workers at polling booths in Sydney and Melbourne on September 7 voiced their hostility to a US-led military assault on Syria.

Australian Labor Party members to vote on new leader

By Patrick O’Connor, 14 September 2013

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Five years since the collapse of Lehman Brothers

By Nick Beams, 14 September 2013

The social chasm in America

By Jerry White, 13 September 2013

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

14 September 2013

Mehring Books

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.

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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

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

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

Defend Edward Snowden!

FISA records document “daily violations” by government spy agencies

By Tom Carter, 14 September 2013

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