US, Iran meet in nuclear talks

By Bill Van Auken, 27 September 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met Thursday in the highest-level talks between the two countries since the 1979 Iranian revolution.

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US health exchanges will impose high out-of-pocket costs, limit choices

By Kate Randall, 27 September 2013

Premiums will vary widely from state to state, with many plans carrying steep out-of-pocket costs while limiting the choice of doctors and hospitals.

What Labour’s energy price pledge says about Britain

By Julie Hyland, 27 September 2013

Miliband leads a party that is all but destroyed by its long association in government with free market speculation and colonial-style wars of aggression.

Germany: Salzgitter AG cuts over 1,500 steel jobs

By Sven Heymann, 27 September 2013

In helping to impose the job cuts, the IG Metall union and the works council are playing a decisive role in offloading the crisis onto the backs of the workers.

Westgate mall attack death toll continues to rise as FBI deploys agents to Nairobi

By Thomas Gaist, 27 September 2013

The attack has raised uncomfortable questions about the relationship between the US government and Al Qaeda groups such as Al Shabab.

Earthquake kills more than 350 in Pakistan

By Sampath Perera, 27 September 2013

Areas of Balochistan, Pakistan’s poorest province, have been devastated in the country’s latest disaster.

Secret Indian Army unit implicated in anti-constitutional acts

By Kranti Kumara, 27 September 2013

A secret military intelligence unit set up by the previous head of the Indian Army engaged in illegal activities, including attempting to engineer the defeat of the elected state government of Jammu and Kashmir.

Australia: Construction workers hit with large fines for striking

By Terry Cook, 27 September 2013

The Federal Court imposed individual fines totalling more than $1 million on 117 workers over an eight-day strike in 2008.

Videos showing abuse in California prisons allowed in court

By Julien Kiemle, 27 September 2013

Videos being used as evidence in a court case filed against the California state prison system for its abuse of mentally ill inmates are to be released.

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Obamas Rede und die politische Krise in Amerika

Von Bill Van Auken, 27. September 2013

In seiner Rede vor der UNO hat Obama Angebote an den Iran und Syrien mit der aggressiven Kriegsdoktrin der USA verbunden.

Warum eine Arbeiterregierung notwendig ist

Von Ulrich Rippert, 27. September 2013

Im Nachrichtensender n-tv warf die Linke-Abgeordnete Petra Pau der Partei für Soziale Gleichheit vor, einen undemokratischen Standpunkt zu vertreten.

Koalitionsverhandlungen in Hessen

Von Helmut Arens und Christoph Dreier, 27. September 2013

Eine mögliche rot-rot-grüne Regierung in Hessen hätte Signalcharakter für den Bund und wäre eine wichtige Stütze für die sozialen Angriffe der nächsten Bundesregierung.

Irans Präsident schlägt UN Abkommen mit Washington vor

Von Peter Symonds, 27. September 2013

Das iranische Regime versucht verzweifelt, die Sanktionen zu beenden, die die Wirtschaft des Landes zerstören und soziale Unruhen verursachen können.

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Le discours d’Obama à l’ONU et la crise politique aux États-Unis

Par Bill Van Auken, 27 septembre 2013

Combinant la doctrine de la guerre agressive à des propositions de négociation avec l’Iran et la Syrie, le discours d’Obama a souligné la crise de son gouvernement face à l’opposition populaire à une intervention militaire.

L'opposition syrienne soutenue par les États-Unis rejette les chefs politiques et s'aligne sur Al Qaïda

Par Alex Lantier, 27 septembre 2013

Les milices de l'opposition alignées sur l'Armée syrienne libre ont publié une déclaration qui rejette le pouvoir politique de la Coalition nationale syrienne.

Le ministre de l’intérieur français propose la déportation en masse des Roms

Par Anthony Torres, 27 septembre 2013

Le ministre de l’intérieur Manuel Valls s’en est une nouvelle fois pris au Roms, demandant leur expulsion vers l’Europe de l’est.

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The class issues in the US budget crisis

27 September 2013

Behind the largely stage-managed facade of “partisan gridlock,” the Democratic and Republican Parties are united in attacking the social conditions and living standards of working people.

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Defend the Detroit Institute of Arts!

Video: Detroit creative art students denounce DIA selloff plans

27 September 2013

Students and visitors at the College for Creative Studies, across the street from the Detroit Institute of Arts, spoke to the WSWS.

Worldwide support for campaign to defend DIA

27 September 2013

The campaign by the Socialist Equality Party to defend the Detroit Institute of Arts is evoking support from all over the globe.

The working class and the Detroit Institute of Arts

By Joseph Kishore, 25 September 2013

Video: The fight to defend the Detroit Institute of Arts

By Andre Damon, 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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Book Review

The politics of cultural destruction: The Rape of Europa

By Nancy Hanover, 27 September 2013

The attempt to sell the masterworks of the Detroit Institute of Art makes The Rape of Europa, an account of the systematic looting of the art of conquered Europe by the Nazis, a timely read.

Film showing in Detroit, Michigan: The Rape of Europa

27 September 2013

The Wayne State University International Youth and Students for Social Equality will be showing a film today on the Nazi looting of European art.

SEP (Germany) Election Campaign

The significance of the PSG’s election campaign

By Christoph Dreier, 27 September 2013

The Socialist Equality Party participated in the German election to prepare the working class for great social conflicts.

Forming a new German government: Parties prepare for war, social attacks

By Ulrich Rippert, 26 September 2013

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

By our correspondents, 25 September 2013

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Crisis in the Middle East

Obama’s UN speech and the crisis in US policy

By Bill Van Auken, 26 September 2013

US-backed Syrian opposition forces reject political leaders, align with Al Qaeda

By Alex Lantier, 26 September 2013

Iranian president appeals at UN for deal with Washington

By Peter Symonds, 26 September 2013

US imperialism and the proxy war in Syria

By David North, 19 September 2013

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

Rallies in Sydney and Melbourne on October 5: No to war against Syria! End the US-Australia military alliance!

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

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

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Arts Review

Toronto International Film Festival 2013—Part 3
Tensions and pressures that are almost unbearable

By David Walsh, 27 September 2013

Films by Palestinian, Chinese, Greek and Moroccan directors stood out.

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Interview with Hany Abu-Assad, director of Omar

By David Walsh, 27 September 2013

David Walsh spoke to Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad, director of Omar, at the recent Toronto International Film Festival.

Ricky Gervais’ Derek: A glimpse into the lives of caregivers

By Christine Schofelt, 26 September 2013

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.

Socialist Equality Party

Public meeting in Paris: 15 years of the WSWS

24 September 2013

Defend Eward Snowden

German domestic intelligence agency supplies data to NSA

By Sven Heymann, 25 September 2013

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

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Protests continue against social cuts and fascist terror in Greece

By Christoph Dreier and Katerina Selin, 25 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

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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