US, UK and France stress threat of force against Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 17 September 2013

The US and its two key allies Monday stressed the threat of force against Syria if Damascus fails to adhere strictly to the demands contained in a chemical weapons agreement.

Obama renews military threat against Iran

By Peter Symonds, 17 September 2013

Released Italian journalist recounts crimes of US-backed Syrian opposition

By Alex Lantier, 17 September 2013

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Shooting rampage at Washington DC naval base

By Nick Barrickman, 17 September 2013

A dozen people were killed and at least 14 others injured when a gunman opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard.

Up to 150 million in Europe threatened with poverty

By Stefan Steinberg, 17 September 2013

A report released last week warns that nearly a third of the European population faces the threat of poverty.

Seven confirmed dead in Colorado flooding

By Charles Abelard, 17 September 2013

Nearly 400 people remain unaccounted for in Larimer County, where an estimated 1,500 homes have been destroyed and 4,500 more damaged.

New York City police wound two bystanders in Times Square shooting incident

By Philip Guelpa, 17 September 2013

In the latest incident of indiscriminant shooting by New York City police, bullets struck two bystanders during an attempt to subdue an unarmed, mentally unstable man.

Steep rise in UK workers on low pay

By Barry Mason, 17 September 2013

Recently published reports underscore the drive by the Conservative-led coalition government to establish low-paid, precarious employment as the “new normal.”

Conservatives to lead new government in Norway

By Jordan Shilton, 17 September 2013

Norway is set for one of the most right-wing governments in its history.

Brutal police attack on Mexican teachers

By Rafael Azul, 17 September 2013

Protesting public school teachers were savagely expelled from Mexico City’s central square by security forces under orders from the Peña Nieto government.

Australian prime minister-elect announces cabinet

By Patrick O’Connor, 17 September 2013

The incoming government confronts internal divisions fuelled by the deteriorating economic climate and sharpening geostrategic tensions in the Asia-Pacific.

The housing crisis in Richmond, California and the debate over “eminent domain”

By David Levine, 17 September 2013

The eminent domain program proposed by the city of Richmond, California is a political diversion that will do little to remedy the housing crisis.

New in Turkish

Şili’deki 11 Eylül 1973 darbesinin 40. yılı

Bill Van Auken, 17 Eylül 2013

Kırk yıl önce Şili’de geçerli olan belirleyici görev, bugün de geçerlidir: İşçi sınıfı içindeki devrimci önderlik krizini çözmek.

Cenevre’deki görüşmeler başlarken, ABD Suriyeli milisleri doğrudan silahlandırmaya koyuluyor

Alex Lantier, 17 Eylül 2013

Washington’ın asileri silahlandırması, onun Suriye konusunda Rusya ile görüşmelere yönelmesinin kötü niyetle gerçekleştirildiğini göstermektedir.

Obama ulusa sesleniş konuşmasında Suriye’ye savaş planlarında ısrarını sürdürdü

Alex Lantier ve Joe Kishore, 17 Eylül 2013

Bir BM kararı konusundaki mevcut tartşma, savaş tehlikesini görece geciktirmiş olabilir ama hiçbir şekilde ona son vermiş değil.

New in French

Syrie : accord sur les armes chimiques – Les Etats-Unis reportent la guerre mais ne l’annulent pas

Par Bill Van Auken, 17 septembre 2013

L’accord conclu entre les Etats-Unis et la Russie sur les armes chimiques de la Syrie n’a pas mis fin à la course à la guerre des Etats-Unis au Moyen-Orient mais a seulement préparé le terrain pour une éruption encore plus violente du militarisme américain.

Grèce : des milliers de manifestants contre les fascistes d'Aube dorée après une attaque menée contre le KKE

Par John Vassilopoulos, 17 septembre 2013

Des milliers de manifestants ont défilé en Grèce après une attaque des partisans d'Aube dorée contre des membres du Parti communiste grec (KKE) qui a fait neuf blessés.

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

New in German

Chemiewaffen-Abkommen: Krieg nur verschoben, nicht verhindert

Von Bill Van Auken, 17. September 2013

Die amerikanisch-russische Einigung zu Syriens Chemiewaffen hat die Kriegsvorbereitungen im Nahen Osten nicht gestoppt, sondern bereitet einen noch brutaleren Ausbruch des US-Militarismus vor.

Fünf Jahre seit der Pleite von Lehman Brothers

Von Nick Beams, 17. September 2013

Das historische Ausmaß der Finanzkrise zeigt sich daran, dass die Maßnahmen der Regierungen und Finanzaufsichtsbehörden die Gefahr eines neuen Zusammenbruchs nicht aus der Welt geschafft, sondern die Bedingungen für eine neue Katastrophe geschaffen haben.

Rüsselsheim: PSG-Wahlkampfteam diskutiert über Rolle der Gewerkschaft

Von Marianne Arens, 17. September 2013

Opel-Arbeiter reagierten interessiert auf den Vorschlag der Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, den Kampf um die Arbeitsplätze unabhängig von der IG Metall aufzunehmen.

„Umfairteilen“: Wahlkampfhilfe für die Hartz-IV-Parteien

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 17. September 2013

Sozialdemokraten und Grüne protestieren gegen die gesellschaftliche Umverteilung, die sie vor acht Jahren selbst eingeleitet haben.

Ermittlungen gegen Berliner Polizisten eingestellt

Von Bernd Reinhardt, 17. September 2013

Die Ermittlungen gegen einen Polizisten, der im Berliner Neptunbrunnen einen offensichtlich psychisch gestörten, nackten Mann erschossen hat, sind letzten Monat eingestellt worden.

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Perspective

On fifth anniversary of Wall Street crash, Obama tries the Big Lie technique

17 September 2013

President Obama marked the fifth anniversary of the Wall Street crash with a speech that only underscored the chasm that separates the political establishment from the broad mass of working people.

Earlier Perspectives »

The Detroit Bankruptcy

The defense of culture and the crisis in Detroit

By David Walsh, 17 September 2013

We are posting today an edited version of a talk given by WSWS Arts Editor David Walsh to a June 13 meeting on the threat to the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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.

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

Socialist Equality Party holds anti-war rally in Berlin

By our correspondents, 17 September 2013

The German government has been involved in the preparations for war against Syria from the beginning.

“Project 6”: Joint German/US spy program

By Sven Heymann, 14 September 2013

Click here for the SEP (Germany) 2013 election web site »

War Drive against Syria

Syria chemical weapons deal—US war postponed, not canceled

By Bill Van Auken, 16 September 2013

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

A whiff of fascism—German tabloid demands war against Syria

By Peter Schwarz, 16 September 2013

Israel attacks Russian plan for Syria’s chemical weapons

By Jean Shaoul, 16 September 2013

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

By Peter Schwarz, 14 September 2013

Video: Students speak against war at Wayne State University demonstration

By James Brewer, 11 September 2013

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Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lankan SEP holds meeting in Jaffna—No to war against Syria

By Rohantha De Silva, 17 September 2013

The SEP made opposition to the US war drive against Syria central to its election campaign.

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles—the Americas

17 September 2013

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

Defend Edward Snowden!

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

By Thomas Gaist, 16 September 2013

FISA records document “daily violations” by government spy agencies

By Tom Carter, 14 September 2013

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Commentary

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

From the WSWS Archive

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.

SEP (Australia) 2013 Election Campaign

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

By our reporters, 16 September 2013

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Arts Review

Kick-Ass 2: Frat boy ethics, and worse

By Dylan Lubao, 16 September 2013

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: 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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Correspondence

Letters from our readers

17 September 2013

A selection of recent letters to the World Socialist Web Site.