Dow, S&P hit record highs
Wall Street celebrates Fed decision to maintain pace of money-printing

By Patrick Martin, 19 September 2013

It was a spectacle of unadulterated greed as Wall Street celebrated the Fed’s move to keep the gusher of cash flowing into the financial markets.

Russia challenges UN report on Syrian gas attack

By Peter Symonds, 19 September 2013

The Russian foreign minister said he would table evidence in the UN Security Council showing that anti-Assad militias carried out the chemical weapons attack.

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation warns against US-led war on Syria

By John Chan, 19 September 2013

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Greece to ban Golden Dawn after fascists assassinate musician Pavlos Fyssas

By Cristoph Dreier and Alex Lantier, 19 September 2013

Fyssas was attacked by dozens of neo-Nazis whom eyewitnesses identified as supporters and members of Golden Dawn.

Greek workers demonstrate against mass sackings, fascist violence

By Katerina Selin and Christoph Dreier, 19 September 2013

Brazilian president cancels White House visit over NSA spying

By Bill Van Auken, 19 September 2013

President Dilma Rousseff canceled a state visit to the Obama White House in protest over a series of revelations concerning massive NSA spying on Brazil.

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Federal judge overturns post-Katrina police killing verdict

By Tom Hall, 19 September 2013

Federal judge Kurt Engelhardt ordered a retrial in the infamous Danziger Bridge shooting incident, citing online comments made by US attorneys.

Britain’s government suppresses “third-party” campaigns

By Ben Trent and Paul Mitchell, 19 September 2013

Under the guise of making lobbying more “transparent”, the government has brought forward a parliamentary bill that will stifle unofficial campaigns, particularly on the Internet.

Israel plans mass evictions of Bedouins

By Jean Shaoul, 19 September 2013

The Prawer-Begin plan that is to be signed into law by the Israeli Knesset will dispossess nearly 40,000 Bedouins of their historical lands.

India: Official Opposition names arch-communalist as its prime ministerial candidate

By Kranti Kumara, 19 September 2013

The Bharatiya Janata Party has named Narendra Modi—the Chief Minister of the western state of Gujarat and a notorious communalist—as its candidate for prime minister in the coming general election.

Early, ominous start to Australian bushfire season

By Ismet Redzovic, 19 September 2013

Over 60 fires—fueled by dry bush, 70 kmh winds and record September temperatures—were burning across New South Wales early last week.

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DGB signalisiert Unterstützung für Große Koalition

Von Ulrich Rippert, 19. September 2013

Mit dem Tarifvertrag für Leiharbeiter stärkt der DGB die Haltung der Regierung Merkel zur Leiharbeit und kündigt die Unterstützung einer künftigen Regierungskoalition unter Leitung der CDU an.

Griechische Faschisten ermorden linken Musiker

Von Christoph Dreier, 19. September 2013

Mit der gezielten Ermordung des antifaschistischen Hiphop-Musikers Pavlos Fyssas hat der Terror der faschistischen Chrysi Avgi eine neue Qualität erreicht.

Griechische Arbeiter demonstrieren gegen Entlassungen und faschistischen Terror

Von Katerina Selin und Christoph Dreier, 19. September 2013

Gestern traten griechische Arbeiter des öffentlichen Dienstes zu Tausenden in einen landesweiten Generalstreik.

New York Times über Syrien:
Jede Propaganda, die es wert ist …

Von Bill Van Auken, 19. September 2013

Die Berichterstattung der New York Times über syrische Chemiewaffen ist verlogen und zynisch. Sie zeigt, wie stark die Medien an den staatlichen Machenschaften beteiligt sind.

FISA-Aufzeichnungen dokumentieren "tägliche Verstöße" staatlicher Geheimdienste

Von Tom Carter, 19. September 2013

Aufzeichnungen des FISA-Gerichts, die am Dienstag freigegeben wurden, zeigen, dass die staatlichen Geheimdienste systematisch gerichtliche Anordnungen verletzen, um die illegale Bespitzelung von Amerikanern durchzuführen, während sie vor Gericht über den Umfang ihrer Aktivitäten lügen.

Britische Wirtschafts-“Erholung” dank Immobilienblase und wachsender Ungleichheit

Von Julie Hyland, 19. September 2013

Die britische Regierung greift den geringen Rückgang bei den Arbeitslosenzahlen auf, um ihre Sparmaßnahmen zu verteidigen.

Verfassungsschutz liefert Daten an NSA

Von Sven Heymanns, 19. September 2013

Der deutsche Inlandsgeheimdienst pflegt eine intensive Zusammenarbeit mit britischen und amerikanischen Geheimdiensten und widerlegt damit die Behauptung, die Daten deutscher Staatsbürger seien geschützt.

Kalibergleute erinnern sich an Entlassungswelle vor zwanzig Jahren

Von unserem Korrespondenten, 19. September 2013

Ein Wahlkampfteam der Partei für Soziale Gleichheit sprach in Philippsthal und am dortigen Kalibergwerk Hattorf mit Bergarbeitern über bevorstehende soziale Angriffe.

Wahlkampf der PSG: Nein zum Syrien-Krieg

Von Franci Vier, 18. September 2013

Die Partei für Soziale Gleichheit hält eine Kundgebung gegen den Krieg in Syrien auf dem Alexanderplatz in Berlin ab.

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Perspective

The looting of America

19 September 2013

Two reports this week show how the financial elite parasitically enriches itself through the impoverishment of the great majority of the population.

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War Drive against Syria

US imperialism and the proxy war in Syria

By David North, 19 September 2013

The following lecture was delivered September 17, 2013 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor by David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the WSWS and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party (US).

Australia: Once again on Socialist Alternative’s pro-imperialist politics

By Patrick O’Connor, 19 September 2013

Socialist Alternative is trying to avoid being too closely associated with another criminal US war in the Middle East, while maintaining its unqualified support for Washington’s proxy forces inside Syria.

Germany: Die Zeit editor advocates massive war in the Middle East

By Peter Schwarz, 19 September 2013

Under the headline, “A human rights war is also war,” Joffe outlines a scenario tantamount to a violent military conquest and decades of colonial subjugation of the entire region.

New York Times on Syria: All the propaganda fit to print

By Bill Van Auken, 18 September 2013

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

IYSSE meetings in Australia and New Zealand: Oppose war against Syria!

18 September 2013

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SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

SEP campaign video: Voices against war with Syria

19 September 2013

The Socialist Equality Party in Germany (Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, PSG) produced the following video containing interviews with Berlin residents opposing military aggression against Syria.

Germany: Christian Social Union wins absolute majority in Bavarian state elections

By Markus Salzmann and Peter Schwarz, 18 September 2013

SEP (Germany) campaign reaches GM-Opel workers

By Marianne Arens, 18 September 2013

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Defend the Detroit Institute of Arts!

Students, professors denounce threat to the Detroit Institute of Arts
“It is like selling the soul of the city”

By our reporters, 18 September 2013

The defense of culture and the crisis in Detroit

By David Walsh, 17 September 2013

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.

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

By Tim Rivers and David Walsh, 5 September 2013

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Workers Struggles

The betrayal of the Chicago teachers strike: One year on

By Kristina Betinis and Jerry White, 19 September 2013

The defeat of the 2012 Chicago teachers’ strike cleared the way for the acceleration of school closings, layoffs and other attacks on public education not only in Chicago but throughout the United States.

Arts Review

A Murderous Decision: Television docudrama about German army massacre of Afghan civilians

By Verena Nees, 19 September 2013

The Kunduz massacre four years ago was a baptism by fire for Germany as it returned to the world stage as an aggressive military power.

Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lanka: The JVP’s sham support for democratic rights

By K. Ratnayake, 18 September 2013

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

By Rohantha De Silva, 17 September 2013

Commentary

The “lost generation” and the failure of capitalism

By Joseph Kishore, 18 September 2013

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

By Barry Grey, 17 September 2013

Defend Edward Snowden!

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

By Thomas Gaist, 16 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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Correspondence

Letters from our readers

19 September 2013

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