Fighting continues for third day in Nairobi, Kenya mall attack

By Thomas Gaist, 24 September 2013

Kenyan authorities claimed to have retaken a Nairobi mall stormed by Al Shabab militants as Western officials and media warned of the spread of similar attacks.

US and Iran set to meet at UN

By Bill Van Auken, 24 September 2013

The US and Iran are scheduled to hold their first high level discussions since before the 1979 revolution that overthrew the US-backed dictatorship of the Shah.

Opposition leader arrested as social tensions rise in Bahrain

By Rosa Shahnazarian, 24 September 2013

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Detroit’s emergency manager plans early payoff of top banks

By James Brewer, 24 September 2013

Kevyn Orr is demanding the payoff of the banks involved in a toxic loan deal with the city before any other creditors, including pensioners

Lobbying frenzy in run-up to US health care exchange launch

By Kate Randall, 24 September 2013

Lobbyists and “strategic advisers” to the health care industry include former Obama administration officials who helped draft the Affordable Care Act.

Obama’s NSA review panel: An arm of the national security apparatus

By Eric London, 24 September 2013

The panel members are for the most part Democratic Party insiders with close ties to the surveillance apparatus.

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Obama administration to continue mass deportations of immigrants

By Jake Dean, 24 September 2013

President Obama claimed that halting mass deportations of immigrants would violate immigration law.

French secularism charter attacks Muslims, democratic rights

By Pierre Mabut, 24 September 2013

French Minister of Education Vincent Peillon has introduced a schools charter that suppresses religious and political liberties under the guise of promoting secularism.

Amid extreme inflation and severe shortages, Venezuela to revamp currency laws

By Alexander Fangmann, 24 September 2013

Although the country's severe problems result from global economic pressures along with deteriorating industry and infrastructure, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has claimed they are the result of sabotage.

China: Ex-CCP Politburo member Bo Xilai given life sentence

By John Chan, 24 September 2013

Bo was given a life sentence for accepting millions of dollars of bribes from two businessmen.

Philippine senators charged in corruption scandal

By Dylan Lubao, 24 September 2013

At the heart of the political infighting are the strategic interests of American imperialism in the region, expressed through the Obama administration’s “pivot” to Asia.

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Brutal ataque policial contra los profesores mexicanos

Por Rafael Azul, 24 Septiembre 2013

Miles de agentes de seguridad usando helicópteros y vehículos armados atacaron brutalmente a un grupo de profesores en huelga quienes habían ocupado la céntrica Plaza de la Constitución en Ciudad de México, comúnmente conocida como el Zócalo -un centro tradicional de protestas y peticiones públicas.

Cuarenta años desde el golpe fascista en Chile el 11 septiembre 1973

Por Bill Van Auken, 24 Septiembre 2013

El pasado 11 de septiembre marca 40 años de uno de los más trágicos eventos de la segunda mitad del siglo 20: el golpe militar que instauró la dictadura fascista en Chile.

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Le résultat des élections allemandes renforce l’hypothèse d’une grande coalition entre conservateurs et sociaux-démocrates

Par Stefan Steinberg, 24 septembre 2013

Les élections allemandes de dimanche dernier ont augmenté la probabilité d’une grande coalition entre les partis conservateurs et le parti social-démocrate, pour les quatre années à venir.

Kenya: des milices islamistes attaquent le centre commercial Westgate à Nairobi, tuant 68 personnes

Par Alex Lantier, 24 septembre 2013

Des tireurs ont attaqués le grand centre commercial Westgate dans la capitale kenyane Nairobi ce week-end au cours d'une attaque revendiquée par la milice somalienne Al Shabab qui est liée à Al Qaïda.

L’UMP gaulliste se rapproche d’une alliance avec le FN néo-fasciste

Par Anthony Torres, 24 septembre 2013

L’ancien premier ministre François Fillon a indiqué qu’il n’excluait plus un soutien pour un candidat du Front national (FN) néo-fasciste.

Non à la guerre en Syrie! Une alternative socialiste à la guerre et à la dictature

24 septembre 2013

Les élections allemandes de dimanche dernier ont augmenté la probabilité d’une grande coalition entre les partis conservateurs et le parti social-démocrate, pour les quatre années à venir.

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“Kayıp kuşak” ve kapitalizmin başarısızlığı

Joseph Kishore, 24 Eylül 2013

Kapitalizmin tarihsel iflası, onun otomatik çöküşüne yol açmaz. Resmi siyasete yabancılaşma, bir başına, sosyalist devrimi üretmez.

Obama’nın “toparlanma”sının dördüncü yılında
ABD Nüfus Sayım raporu kalıcı yoksulluğu ve gerileyen yaşam standartlarını gösteriyor

Thomas Gaist, 24 Eylül 2013

Salı günü açıklanan rapora göre, 9,5 milyon aileyi kapsayan 46,5 milyon insan yoksulluk içinde yaşıyor.

ABD’de gelir eşitsizliği kaydedilen en yüksek düzeylere tırmanıyor

Joseph Kishore, 24 Eylül 2013

Obama yönetiminin ekonomik “toparlanma”sının üçüncü yılında, milli gelirin, yaklaşık yüz yıldır olduğundan daha büyük bir kısmı, ABD nüfusunun en zengin kesiminin elinde yoğunlaştı.

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Warum Merkel die Wahl gewonnen hat

Von Ulrich Rippert, 24. September 2013

Der Wahlsieg Merkels ist in erster Linie das Ergebnis des vollständigen politischen Bankrotts der SPD, der Linkspartei und der Grünen.

Europäische Arbeiterversammlung gegen Krieg, Diktatur und Sozialabbau

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 24. September 2013

Mit einer europäischen Arbeiterversammlung schloss am 21. September die Partei für Soziale Gleichheit ihre Wahlkampagne zur Bundestagswahl ab.

USA drängen auf UN-Resolution für Krieg gegen Syrien

Von Peter Symonds, 24. September 2013

Der russische Außenminister Lawrow wirft der Regierung in Washington vor, sie erpresse Russland mit der Drohung, aus dem Chemiewaffen-Abkommen auszusteigen.

Kundgebung der Partei für Soziale Gleichheit gegen Syrien-Krieg

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 24. September 2013

Am Tag vor der Bundestagswahl organisierte die Partei für Soziale Gleichheit in Berlin eine Kundgebung gegen die drohende Militärintervention in Syrien.

USA lehnen nordkoreanisches Verhandlungsangebot ab

Von Ben McGrath, 24. September 2013

Washington hat ein Angebot Nordkoreas, die Verhandlungen über sein Atomprogramm wieder aufzunehmen, ohne Begründung abgelehnt. Wenige Tage zuvor gab es Berichte über Aktivitäten am Reaktor in Yongbyon.

Steigende Altersarmut vor allem bei Migranten

Von Sybille Fuchs und Werner Albrecht, 24. September 2013

Mehr als 40 Prozent der in Deutschland lebenden Migranten im Rentenalter sind von Altersarmut betroffen.

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Why Merkel won the German elections

24 September 2013

Merkel’s election victory is primarily the result of the political bankruptcy of her opponents in the election: the SPD, the Left Party and the Greens.

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Defend the Detroit Institute of Arts!

Support builds for demonstration to defend Detroit Institute of Arts

By Jerry White, 24 September 2013

Momentum is building for the October 4 demonstration called by the SEP and International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) to oppose the selloff of the masterpieces of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Video: The fight to defend the Detroit Institute of Arts

By Andre Damon, 23 September 2013

Why workers must defend the Detroit Institute of Arts

the Socialist Equality Party, 21 September 2013

“This is our culture”
Chrysler workers voice support for Detroit Institute of Arts

By Jerry White, 23 September 2013

Mass opposition in Detroit to planned cuts in pensions, sell off of DIA artwork

By Joseph Kishore, 23 September 2013

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

By our reporter, 16 September 2013

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Arts Review

British artist pays tribute to Edward Snowden

By Robert Stevens, 24 September 2013

Sarah Lynn Mayhew (aka SLM) is the Manchester-based artist responsible for the street art “Truth is Coming and Cannot be Stopped,” in celebration of the US whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

“Truth will out”—Filmmaker Deepa Mehta defends Edward Snowden

By Richard Phillips, 24 September 2013

Mehta praises American whistleblowers Snowden and Manning while denouncing the US-led assault on basic democratic rights.

Toronto International Film Festival 2013–Part 2
12 Years a Slave and other films

By Joanne Laurier, 23 September 2013

Toronto International Film Festival 2013—Part 1
Twenty years of covering the Toronto film festival

By David Walsh, 20 September 2013

Workers Struggles

British firefighters to walk out over attack on pensions

By Julie Hyland, 24 September 2013

The first year of the Conservative-led coalition government’s cuts in the fire service saw 2,172 jobs lost.

Workers Struggles—the Americas

24 September 2013

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

Minnesota Orchestra lockout approaches one year

By Gary Joad, 23 September 2013

UK teaching unions announce limited strike action

By Tania Kent, 23 September 2013

Western Australia: Thousands protest against public education cuts

By our correspondents, 23 September 2013

15 Years of the WSWS

Public meeting in Paris: 15 years of the WSWS

24 September 2013

The September 29 meeting in Paris will review the political and theoretical basis for the World Socialist Web Site and its roots in the struggle for revolutionary socialism.

War Drive in the Middle East

US imperialism and the proxy war in Syria

By David North, 19 September 2013

US threatens war while considering talks with Syria, Iran

By Alex Lantier, 21 September 2013

The German Left Party’s pursuit of war in Syria

By Johannes Stern, 20 September 2013

SEP (US) public meetings: Syria, Iran and the geopolitics of American militarism

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

18 September 2013

Montreal meeting to discuss “The Socialist alternative to war and dictatorship”

23 September 2013


Fed “taper” decision points to deepening financial crisis

By Nick Beams, 23 September 2013

Sri Lanka: TNA wins northern provincial council election

By K. Ratnayake, 23 September 2013

Behind the US budget conflict, a renewed bipartisan campaign to cut social programs

By Patrick Martin, 23 September 2013

The Washington Navy Yard shooting

By David Walsh, 21 September 2013

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SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

Germany: Socialist Equality Party holds antiwar rally in Berlin

By our correspondents, 23 September 2013

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25 years ago: US continues political and covert assault on Sandinista regime

On September 27, 1988, US President Ronald Reagan made a speech before the UN General Assembly accusing the Nicaraguan Sandinista government of being a “totalitarian regime.”

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50 years ago: Dominican president toppled in CIA-backed coup

On September 25, 1963, a military coup d'état removed the democratically elected Dominican Republic President Juan Bosch from office.

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75 years ago: Munich conference called on Czechoslovakia

Late on the afternoon of September 26, 1938, Sir Horace Wilson, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s closest adviser, met with Adolf Hitler in the Reich Chancellery.

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100 years ago: Tensions between China and Japan in aftermath of rebellion

This week in September 1913, tensions between China and Japan flared into a major diplomatic row over the deaths of three Japanese citizens in Nanking.

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Letters from our readers

24 September 2013

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