Geneva talks on Iran’s nuclear programs extended

By Peter Symonds, 9 November 2013

Even an interim deal in Geneva faces considerable opposition among American allies in the Middle East and in the US Congress.

Record typhoon Haiyan hits central Philippines

By Joseph Santolan, 9 November 2013

Approximately 1 million people were forced to evacuate their homes, while the entire population of over 20 million in the Visayas region were affected.

David Miranda challenges his detention under Terrorism Act at High Court

By Robert Stevens, 9 November 2013

At the High Court, every attempt was made to slur whistle-blower Edward Snowden as a criminal and to tar journalist Glenn Greenwald and his partner David Miranda.

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Obama touts health care bill in mea culpa over dropped policies

By Kate Randall, 9 November 2013

In a White House interview, the president peddled the lie that Obamacare is a genuine reform aimed at improving the quality and accessibility of health care.

Nearly one in five hit by food stamp cuts in Michigan

By Debra Watson and Mitch Marcus, 9 November 2013

Nearly one in five in Michigan, the 1.8 million people currently on food assistance, will see a substantial cut in their food stamp benefit this month.

Coal miner killed in southern Illinois

By Naomi Spencer, 9 November 2013

A coal miner was crushed in a wall collapse Monday, bringing to 19 the number of US miners killed on the job this year.

Australia: Unemployment rises as major companies axe jobs

By Terry Cook, 9 November 2013

The latest official figures show the workforce has shrunk over the past six months and the process of casualisation is continuing.

Indian Stalinists invoke Hindu-communalist threat

By Kranti Kumara and Keith Jones, 9 November 2013

India’s two major Stalinist parties organized a national “Secular Convention” in India’s capital last week. It was a political fraud.

Persecution of Roma stepped up after “blond angel” child trafficking allegations

By Julie Hyland, 9 November 2013

The discovery of “Maria” was the occasion for a hysterical campaign over alleged Roma child-trafficking.

Widespread child poverty in Germany

By Sybille Fuchs, 9 November 2013

Around 10 percent of German children live in families whose income lies below the poverty line.

Irish unions complete sellout of Dublin Bus workers

By Jordan Shilton, 9 November 2013

Drivers at Dublin Bus face pay cuts and changes to working conditions in a multi-million euro savings programme, as a result of the trade unions blocking any opposition.

Cholera spreads beyond Haiti as Mexico suffers devastating floods

By John Marion, 9 November 2013

More than 176 cases have been reported in Mexico, with the cholera strain matched to the one causing Haiti’s epidemic

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La crisi di governo resta irrisolta

Di Marianne Arens e Peter Schwarz, 9 novembre 2013

Pur essendo sopravvissuto a un secondo voto di sfiducia ad inizio ottobre, il governo del Primo Ministro Enrico Letta inciampa su una crisi dopo l'altra.

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La victoire démocrate à New York et la crise du libéralisme

Par Bill Van Auken, 9 novembre 2013

Divers groupes de la pseudo-gauche ont tenté de contrer la montée des désillusions envers le Parti démocrate lors des dernières élections locales aux États-Unis.

Montée des grèves et de la colère populaire en France contre les licenciements massifs et les nouvelles taxes

Par Alex Lantier, 9 novembre 2013

Des travailleurs ont participé à des marches de protestation et occupés des usines dans divers endroits en France le 7 novembre, alors que monte la colère populaire envers le président français François Hollande.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2008
Pourquoi je lis le WSWS: Courrier des lecteurs

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Griechische Polizei stürmt besetztes Rundfunk-Gebäude

Von Christoph Dreier, 9. November 2013

Am frühen Donnerstagmorgen haben über 100 Polizisten das Gebäude des ehemaligen griechischen Rundfunks ERT gestürmt. Die Arbeiter setzen sich zur Wehr.

Snowdens Enthüllungen lassen Unterstützung für USA einbrechen

Von Johannes Stern, 9. November 2013

Der Anteil der Deutschen, die die USA für einen vertrauenswürdigen Partner halten, ist seit Juli von nahezu 50 auf 35 Prozent gesunken.

Tests belegen:
Jassir Arafat wurde mit Polonium vergiftet

Von Jean Shaoul, 9. November 2013

Arafat wurde nach dem israelischen Bombenangriff auf seinen Amtssitz in Ramallah 2002 praktisch als Gefangener gehalten, bis er plötzlich unter seltsamen Umständen erkrankte.

Genfer Verhandlungen:
Abkommen über iranisches Atomprogramm möglich

Von Alex Lantier, 9. November 2013

US-Präsident Barack Obama sagte gestern auf NBC News, bei den Nukleargesprächen bestehe „die Möglichkeit eines Stufenabkommens“ mit dem Iran.

“Über die Mühe anhand von Geschichte die Wahrheit zu erzählen“:
Ein Interview mit dem britischen Film- und Fernsehproduzenten Tony Garnett – Teil 1

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 9. November 2013

Reporter des WSWS trafen den Regisseur und Produzenten Tony Garnett und befragten ihn über sein Leben, seine Laufbahn und vor allem zu den politischen und künstlerischen Auffassungen, die sein Werk bestimmt haben.

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The SAC insider trading case and the US financial aristocracy

9 November 2013

SAC Capital Advisors, one of the most profitable hedge funds in history, has pleaded guilty in a massive insider trading case, but its owner faces no criminal charges and retains his vast fortune.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Closing arguments heard in Detroit bankruptcy case

By Thomas Gaist, 9 November 2013

Judge Stephen Rhodes is now set to make a decision as to whether the bankruptcy can proceed.

For a Workers Inquiry into the Attack on the DIA and the Bankruptcy of Detroit!
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party

4 November 2013

The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are organizing a Workers Inquiry as the next stage in the Battle of Detroit in opposition to the entire political establishment.

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The debacle and the fraud of Obamacare

By Kate Randall, 8 November 2013

Tests show Yasser Arafat was poisoned with polonium

By Jean Shaoul, 8 November 2013

The Democratic victory in New York and the crisis of liberalism

By Bill Van Auken, 7 November 2013

Mehring Books

Now available at Mehring online
Socialism, Historical Truth and the Crisis of Political Thought in the United States

7 November 2013

This pamphlet, by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North, looks at the causes of the present debased state of intellectual life in the United States.

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE/SEP public meeting November 9
New York mayoral election: The tasks facing the working class

The winner of the mayoral election, Bill de Blasio, will continue the policies that have led to unprecedented inequality in the cultural and financial capital of the United States.


New study estimates billions of Earth-sized planets orbiting Sun-like stars in the Milky Way galaxy

By Bryan Dyne, 9 November 2013

Data from the Kepler spacecraft has established that Earth-sized planets in the habitable zone of Sun-like stars are common in the Universe.

Workers Struggles

Anger in Indonesia over low wage increases

By John Roberts, 9 November 2013

The minimum wage rises followed two days of strikes by hundreds of thousands of workers.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

9 November 2013

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

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

CIA pays AT&T to spy on phone data

By Bill Van Auken, 8 November 2013

Obama administration pledges to continue illegal spying programs

By Joseph Kishore, 6 November 2013

The NSA spy scandal and the attack on press freedom

By Chris Marsden, 6 November 2013

Australian spy agencies central to NSA’s “pivot to Asia”

By Peter Symonds, 5 November 2013

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Homeland, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: US television increasingly jettisons democratic rights

By Christine Schofelt, 8 November 2013

School District of Philadelphia considers selling off artwork to cut deficit

By Nick Barrickman, 8 November 2013

25 years ago: Republican candidate George H.W. Bush wins US presidential election

US Republican presidential candidate George H.W. Bush defeated Democrat Michael Dukakis by a wide majority in the election held November 8, 1988.

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50 years ago: Japanese coal mine explosion kills 438

On November 9, 1963, an explosion in the Miike coal mine in Japan killed 458 miners and afflicted another 1,197 with acute carbon monoxide poisoning.

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75 years ago: Nazi Kristallnacht attacks against German Jews

On the night of November 9-10, 1938, mass pogroms against German Jews and Jewish property were organized and executed by the ruling fascist regime.

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100 years ago: Transit workers strike in Indianapolis

A major strike of transit workers in Indianapolis, Indiana, ended on November 7, 1913 after Governor Samuel Ralston declared martial law in the city two days earlier.

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