Military curfew imposed as humanitarian crisis engulfs Philippines

By Joseph Santolan, 12 November 2013

The estimated figure of at least 10,000 dead in the city of Tacloban alone has not been revised.

Snowden revelations lead to decline in support for US in Germany

By Johannes Stern, 12 November 2013

The percentage of Germans who consider the United States to be a reliable partner has fallen from 50 percent in July to just 35 percent today.

US Boeing workers rebel against Machinist union’s sellout contract

By Jerry White, 12 November 2013

Boeing workers in the state of Washington are defying blackmail by the company, the union and state and local politicians, who are demanding a contract extension that will gut pensions and wages and ban strikes.

Food stamp cuts in US overwhelm anti-hunger agencies

By Thomas Gaist, 12 November 2013

The withdrawal of federal food assistance initiated on November 1 by the US government is already taking a toll on hungry families.

US Navy intelligence chiefs suspended as bribery scandal spreads

By Alex Lantier, 12 November 2013

The US Navy faces an escalating bribery scandal involving a Singapore-based defense contractor that services US Navy vessels in the Pacific Ocean.

US think tank report: Australia central to American war plans against China

By Peter Symonds, 12 November 2013

The US military build-up is an integral component of the “pivot to Asia”—an offensive aimed at undermining Chinese influence and encircling China militarily.

UK: Campaign for “living wage” conceals falling pay rates

By Barry Mason, 12 November 2013

The “living wage” pay rate, set up by the Living Wage Foundation, is set at just £1.34 above the official UK minimum wage and has no statutory basis.

British unions deepen collaboration with glassmaker Pilkington over job losses

By Danny Richardson, 12 November 2013

The 140 jobs to be lost with the closure of Pilkington’s Float Glass Line at Cowley Hill, St Helens, comes on top of 150 job losses at the company earlier this year in the same town.

South Korean government demands dissolution of opposition party

By Ben McGrath, 12 November 2013

If imposed, a ban on the UPP would be the first since 1958 when US-backed dictator Rhee Syng-man outlawed the Progressive Party of his presidential challenger.

Refugee standoff heightens Australian-Indonesian tensions

By Mike Head, 12 November 2013

The conflicts over refugees are bound up with wider strategic questions, provoked by the Obama administration’s “pivot” to Asia, directed against China.

New in French

Grèce: la police prend d’assaut le siège de la radiotélévision publique pour arrêter son occupation par les travailleurs

Par Christoph Dreier, 12 novembre 2013

Des anciens employés de la radiotélévision publique grecque lancent un appel à soutenir leur occupation du siège de l’ERT au moment où la police fait évacuer brutalement les lieux.

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

New in German

Der Insiderhandel bei SAC und die amerikanische Finanzaristokratie

Von Andre Damon, 12. November 2013

SAC Capital Advisors, einer der lukrativsten Hedgefonds der Geschichte, hat sich des massiven Insiderhandels schuldig bekannt, aber seinem Besitzer droht weder eine Anzeige noch der Verlust seines enormen Vermögens.

Internationale Gespräche über iranisches Atomprogramm festgefahren

Von Peter Symonds, 12. November 2013

An den Spannungen innerhalb der P5+1-Gruppe zeigt sich, dass für alle Großmächte bedeutende wirtschaftliche und strategische Interessen auf dem Spiel stehen.

Misstrauensvotum gegen die griechische Regierung scheitert

Von Christoph Dreier, 12. November 2013

SYRIZA hatte das Misstrauensvotum nicht eingebracht, um die Regierung zu stürzen, sondern um einer unabhängigen Mobilisierung der Arbeiterklasse entgegenzuwirken.

Für eine Arbeiteruntersuchungskommission zum Angriff auf das DIA und die Insolvenz von Detroit!
Erklärung der Socialist Equality Party

12. November 2013

Die Socialist Equality Party und die International Youth and Students for Social Equality organisieren als nächsten Schritt im Kampf um Detroit eine Arbeiteruntersuchung gegen das ganze politische Establishment.

Der Fall Gurlitt – Raubkunst der Nazis in München entdeckt

Von Verena Nees, 12. November 2013

Die Raubzüge der Nazis im Bereich der Kunst wurden nie geahndet. NS-Kunsthändler wie Hildebrand Gurlitt konnten nach dem Krieg unbehelligt ihrer alten Tätigkeit nachgehen.

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Obamacare lies exposed

12 November 2013

Every day brings new proof that the promises President Obama made about his health care “reform” were lies aimed at sugarcoating an historic assault on health care for working people.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Chrysler workers speak on inquiry into Detroit bankruptcy

By a WSWS reporting team, 11 November 2013

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

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Workers Struggles

Romanian teachers protest austerity policies

By Andrei Tudora and Tina Zamfir, 12 November 2013

WSWS reporters spoke to education workers at a November 6 protest against austerity in the Romanian capital of Bucharest.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

12 November 2013

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

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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Wealth of world’s billionaires doubles since 2009

By Andre Damon, 11 November 2013

International talks stall on Iran’s nuclear program

By Peter Symonds, 11 November 2013

Indian Stalinists invoke Hindu-communalist threat

By Kranti Kumara and Keith Jones, 9 November 2013

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

By Paul Mitchell, 11 November 2013

Tests show Yasser Arafat was poisoned with polonium

By Jean Shaoul, 8 November 2013

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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Arts Review

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

By Joanne Laurier, 11 November 2013

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

By Christine Schofelt, 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.


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

By Bryan Dyne, 9 November 2013


Letters from our readers

12 November 2013

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