At least 10,000 dead in Philippine typhoon

By Joseph Santolan, 11 November 2013

Over one million people have been evacuated, and hundreds of thousands have lost their homes.

International talks stall on Iran’s nuclear program

By Peter Symonds, 11 November 2013

The tensions within the P5+1 grouping underline the fact that all the major powers have significant economic and strategic interests at stake.

Greek police storm ERT broadcasting centre to end workers’ occupation

By Christoph Dreier, 11 November 2013

Former employees of the Greek public broadcaster called for public support as their occupation of the broadcast centre was brutally dispersed by police.

Royal Marine convicted of Afghan murder

By Robert Stevens, 11 November 2013

The marine is the first British soldier to be convicted of murder since World War Two.

France seizes on murder of RFI journalists to intensify Mali war

By Kumaran Ira, 11 November 2013

Two correspondents for Radio France Internationale were abducted and murdered in war-torn northern Mali on November 2.

Referendum in Switzerland to place upper limit on salaries

By Max Schneider, 11 November 2013

On November 24, Switzerland will hold a referendum on whether the wage gap between lowest and highest earners at a company should be limited to a ratio of 1 to 12.

Australian treasurer warns of spending cuts, declining living standards

By Patrick O’Connor, 11 November 2013

Joe Hockey declared that “fiscal sustainability” required “winding back some spending that people have come to take for granted.”

Australia: Public housing tenants face evictions

By Mark Church and Richard Phillips, 11 November 2013

Australian governments, Labor, Liberal and Green, are stepping up their attacks on people living in public housing.

Unarmed Iowa teenager fatally shot by police

By George Marlowe, 11 November 2013

An unarmed 19-year-old man was fatally shot last Monday by police on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

Thousands of layoffs expected with closure of Chicago supermarket chain

By Jeff Lusanne, 11 November 2013

As grocery giant Safeway exits the Chicago market, dozens of stores are likely to close, threatening more than 5,600 layoffs on December 28th.

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Epidemia de cólera se extiende desde Haití a la República Dominicana, Cuba y México

Por John Marion, 11 Noviembre 2013

Epidémia de cólera brota en México y se agrava a causa de tormentas tropicales.

Obamacare y la crisis del envejecimiento de la población

Por Kate Randall, 11 Noviembre 2013

La nueva Ley de Salud Accesible de los Estados Unidos es ataque al sistema de salud disfrazado de reforma.

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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.

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Wealth of world’s billionaires doubles since 2009

11 November 2013

Even as workers in the US and other countries have seen their incomes plummet, the combined net worth of the world’s billionaires has reached $6.5 trillion, according to a report published Tuesday.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Chrysler workers speak on inquiry into Detroit bankruptcy

By a WSWS reporting team, 11 November 2013

Workers at the Chrysler Warren Truck Assembly Plant voiced support for the proposal for a workers inquiry in the bankruptcy of Detroit.

Closing arguments heard in Detroit bankruptcy case

By Thomas Gaist, 9 November 2013

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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25 years ago: Greenspan demands program of austerity in the US

On November 16, 1988, only a week after the US presidential election, Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan publicly rejected President-elect Bush’s economic plan in favor of “reducing the deficit directly.”

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50 years ago: Nasserite coup against Iraqi Baathist Party

On November 11, 1963, a series of purges, coups, and counter-coups began in Iraq that resulted in the elimination of most leaders of the Baathist party from power and the consolidation of the authority of the Nasserite president, Abdul Salam Arif.

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75 years ago: Spanish Republican retreat at Battle of the Ebro

The Battle of the Ebro, which had been raging since Republican forces crossed the Spanish river in late July 1938, came to an end November 16, 1938, with their retreat back across the waterway.

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100 years ago: Treaty of Athens ends war between Ottoman Empire and Greece

Hostilities between the Kingdom of Greece and the Ottoman Empire were brought to an end with the signing of the Treaty of Athens on November 14, 1913.

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Arts Review

Detroit Unleaded: “This is the American Dream?”
Also, an interview with director Rola Nashef

By Joanne Laurier, 11 November 2013

While the film is not a head-on social critique, it is a warmhearted piece about the complicated interactions between the city’s Arab and African American populations.

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


Pseudo-left groups cover for a rout engineered by Britain’s unions

By Paul Mitchell, 11 November 2013

The most grotesque of the recent capitulations by the unions took place on October 24, when the Unite union ended the Grangemouth dispute.

The SAC insider trading case and the US financial aristocracy

By Andre Damon, 9 November 2013

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

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.

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

David Miranda challenges his detention under Terrorism Act at High Court

By Robert Stevens, 9 November 2013

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

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Workers Struggles

Anger in Indonesia over low wage increases

By John Roberts, 9 November 2013


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.