Obama at the UN: A defense of unilateral aggression

By Bill Van Auken, 25 September 2013

Obama upheld the status of the US as an “exceptional” nation, insisting on its right to militarily intervene in the Middle East as it sees fit

Israel’s Netanyahu rails against US-Iran talks, but others see opportunities

By Jean Shaoul, 25 September 2013

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Protests continue against social cuts and fascist terror in Greece

By Christoph Dreier and Katerina Selin, 25 September 2013

As new evidence of official support for the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn group emerges, unions and pseudo-left parties are trying to politically subordinate protests to the state.

Deadline set for death penalty recommendation against Boston marathon bombing suspect

By Nick Barrickman, 25 September 2013

Federal prosecutors said they would set an October 31 deadline for recommending whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should face the death penalty if convicted.

Alabama paper mill to be closed in 2014

By Matthew MacEgan, 25 September 2013

International Paper has announced it will close its mill in Courtland, Alabama, leaving 1,100 workers jobless

Budget cuts slam Minnesota services

By Eric London, 25 September 2013

Sequester cuts imposed by Democrats and Republicans will force children out of pre-school, reduce disease research, and slash funding for Native American services.

German domestic intelligence agency supplies data to NSA

By Sven Heymann, 25 September 2013

Germany’s domestic intelligence service cooperates closely with British and American spy agencies.

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Escalating crisis in maternity care in UK

By Ajanta Silva, 25 September 2013

Expectant mothers are increasingly being forced to travel, sometimes very long distances, to have a place to give birth.

French Gaullist UMP party moves closer to neo-fascist National Front

By Anthony Torres, 25 September 2013

Former Prime Minister François Fillon indicated that he no longer excludes the possibility of supporting a neo-fascist candidates in upcoming elections.

Australian Labor Party leadership contenders hold first debate

By Patrick O’Connor, 25 September 2013

The stage-managed farce covered up the record of the Rudd-Gillard governments and the issues involved in the 2010 coup and its aftermath.

Sri Lanka: Pro-government thugs attack TNA candidate’s house

By Sujeewa Amaranath, 25 September 2013

During the election campaign, the military and its associated thugs carried out systematic intimidation against opposition parties.

Japanese defence ministry calls for substantial budget increase

By John Watanabe, 25 September 2013

The increased spending is in line with the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s turn to the remilitarisation of Japan.

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Allemagne: Pourquoi Merkel a gagné les élections

Par Ulrich Rippert, 25 septembre 2013

La victoire électorale de Merkel est en premier lieu due à la faillite politique de ses adversaires: le SPD, Die Linke et les Verts.

Les États-Unis et l'Iran vont se rencontrer à l'ONU

Par Bill Van Auken, 25 septembre 2013

Peu importe les négociations dans lesquelles Washington s'engage, leur but est d'arracher des concessions pour affaiblir l'Iran.

La Charte de la laïcité française attaque les musulmans et les droits démocratiques

Par Pierre Mabut, 25 septembre 2013

Vincent Peillon, ministre de l'Education du gouvernement français du Parti socialiste, a introduit une Charte de la laïcité qui est une attaque contre les droits démocratiques et qui vise les immigrés et les minorités religieuses.

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

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Regierungsbildung: Parteien bereiten Krieg und soziale Angriffe vor

Von Ulrich Rippert, 25. September 2013

Die bevorstehende Konfrontation mit der Bevölkerung in allen Fragen der Außen- und Innenpolitik führt zu Spannungen bei der Regierungsbildung.

Griechenland: Proteste gegen Sozialabbau und faschistischen Terror

Von Christoph Dreier und Katerina Selin, 25. September 2013

In Griechenland reißen die Streiks und Demonstrationen gegen die sozialen Angriffe und den faschistischen Terror nicht ab. Es tauchen immer neue Belege für die staatliche Unterstützung der Neonazis auf.

USA und Iran treffen am Rande der UN-Vollversammlung zusammen

Von Bill Van Auken, 25. September 2013

Hochrangige Vertreter der USA und des Iran planen Gespräche, – zum ersten Mal seit der Revolution von 1979, dem Sturz der US-gestützten Diktatur.

Versammlung in Paris: Fünfzehn Jahre World Socialist Web Site

25. September 2013

Diese Versammlung wird die politischen und theoretischen Grundlagen der World Socialist Web Site erklären und ihre Wurzeln im Kampf für den revolutionären Sozialismus aufzeigen.

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The working class and the Detroit Institute of Arts

25 September 2013

The fight against the sale of artwork at the Detroit Institute of Arts is of the highest importance to the working class in Detroit, throughout the United States and internationally.

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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

Video: The fight to defend the Detroit Institute of Arts

By Andre Damon, 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

Why workers must defend the Detroit Institute of Arts

the Socialist Equality Party, 21 September 2013

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The Detroit Bankruptcy

Governor’s slush fund pays for Detroit emergency manager’s luxury condo

By Lawrence Porter, 25 September 2013

A secret fund established by Michigan’s multi-millionaire governor, Rick Snyder, is paying for Detroit’s Emergency Manager’s luxury condominium and other expenses.

Arts Review

War, fascism and the fate of music in the 20th century

By Fred Mazelis, 25 September 2013

An important new book explores the period of musical history brought to an end by fascist barbarism.

British artist pays tribute to Edward Snowden

By Robert Stevens, 24 September 2013

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

By Richard Phillips, 24 September 2013

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

By Joanne Laurier, 23 September 2013

War Drive in the Middle East

US imperialism and the proxy war in Syria

By David North, 19 September 2013

US and Iran set to meet at UN

By Bill Van Auken, 24 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

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SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

European workers’ conference against war, dictatorship and social cuts in Berlin

By our correspondents, 25 September 2013

The PSG concluded its election campaign with a European workers’ conference on September 21.

Germany: Socialist Equality Party holds antiwar rally in Berlin

By our correspondents, 23 September 2013

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Why Merkel won the German elections

By Ulrich Rippert, 24 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

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.

Workers Struggles

British firefighters to walk out over attack on pensions

By Julie Hyland, 24 September 2013

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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