Enrollment figures underscore Obamacare debacle

By Kate Randall, 13 November 2013

Less than 50,000 people had successfully enrolled for insurance coverage through the HealthCare.gov web site as of last week, according to unofficial figures reported Monday.

A pittance in international aid for Philippine typhoon victims

By Peter Symonds, 13 November 2013

Behind the ritual expressions of concern from world leaders, more cynical calculations are being made, bound up with geo-political considerations.

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Chinese Communist Party unveils pro-market “Reform 2.0”

By John Chan, 13 November 2013

There will be further privatisations and millions more jobs lost, while divisions remain in the top party leadership over the future of the largest state firms.

“Too trapped in a war to be at peace”—the suicide of Iraq war veteran Daniel Somers

By Eric London, 13 November 2013

A note left by Daniel Somers, a 30-year-old US Army veteran who killed himself in June, accuses Bush and Obama administrations of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.

British MP presses for criminal charges against the Guardian newspaper

By Julie Hyland, 13 November 2013

The British government is stepping up attacks on the Guardian newspaper for its publishing of revelations of mass surveillance by US and UK spy agencies.

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BAE Systems shipyard closures in UK threaten nearly 2,000 jobs

By Paul Mitchell, 13 November 2013

Nearly 2,000 jobs are to go at shipyards in the UK, with no opposition from the trade unions.

Migrant workers clash with Saudi police amid mass deportation raids

By Harvey Thompson, 13 November 2013

Several people have been killed and more than 16,000 arrested in a crackdown on migrant workers by the Saudi regime.

Vote of no confidence in Greek government fails

By Christoph Dreier, 13 November 2013

A vote of no confidence in the Greek government initiated by the largest opposition party, Syriza (Coalition of the Radical Left), failed by a wide margin on Sunday.

Nazi looted art works discovered in Munich

By Verena Nees, 13 November 2013

The Augsburg state prosecutor is trying to prevent a public debate about the continuing sale of art works stolen by the Hitler regime.

Australian business chief demands wage cutting and budget slashing

By Mike Head, 13 November 2013

Prime Minister Abbott’s business adviser is preparing the way for a deep and ongoing assault on the jobs, working conditions and social position of the working class.

Cuts to federal food assistance hit Illinois workers

By our reporters, 13 November 2013

Two million people, or 16 percent of the Illinois population, are affected by the SNAP benefits cut.

Portland school board threatens to break looming teachers strike

By Hector Cordon, 13 November 2013

The Portland, Oregon school district is demanding deep-going concessions from teachers.

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La riqueza de los multimillonarios del mundo se duplicó del 2009 hasta ahora

Por Andre Damon, 13 Noviembre 2013

A pesar de que los trabajadores en los EE.UU. y otros países han visto cómo sus ingresos caen de pique, el valor neto combinado de los multimillonarios del mundo se ha duplicado desde el 2009, según un informe publicado el martes por UBS y la Riqueza -X, una consultora que rastrea a los individuos súper ricos.

Existe evidencia de que Yasser Arafat fue envenenado con polonio

Por Jean Shaoul, 13 Noviembre 2013

Un equipo forense suizo ha publicado resultados que indican con alto grado de confianza que Yasser Arafat, ex presidente de la Autoridad Palestina (AP), murió envenenado con el isótopo radiactivo polonio 210.

Recortes de ayuda alimenticia para 48 millones: La desigualdad social y el vacío político en los EE.UU.

Por Andre Damon, 13 Noviembre 2013

El viernes 1ro de noviembre, sin que el Congreso levantase un dedo, beneficios de asistencia alimentaria que cubren a 48 millones de estadounidenses fueron recortados, la primera reducción nacional de los subsidios de alimentos para la gente de bajos recursos. Los recortes suman 11 billones Dls.

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Un couvre-feu militaire est imposé alors que la crise humanitaire frappe les Philippines

Par Joseph Santolan, 13 novembre 2013

L'estimation du nombre de morts dans la seule ville de Tacloban a été annoncée à 10 000 et n'a pas été révisée.

Typhon Haiyan: Au moins 10.000 morts aux Philippines

Par Joseph Santolan, 13 novembre 2013

Plus d'un million de personnes ont été évacuées et des centaines de milliers ont perdu leur maison.

La France profite du meurtre des journalistes de RFI pour intensifier sa guerre au Mali

Par Kumaran Ira, 13 novembre 2013

Deux journalistes ont été enlevés et tués le 2 novembre dans le Mali ravagé par la guerre.

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

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Kommunistische Partei Chinas legt Pläne für “freie Marktwirtschaft” vor

Von John Chan, 13. November 2013

Die chinesische Regierung will ausländische Investitionen fördern, um das Wirtschaftswachstum anzukurbeln.

Vor 75 Jahren brannten in Deutschland die Synagogen

Von Peter Schwarz, 13. November 2013

Die Novemberpogrome kennzeichneten den Übergang von der Diskriminierung jüdischer Bürger zu ihrer systematisch Verfolgung, die drei Jahre später in ihre planmäßige Vernichtung mündete.

Leo Trotzki über den Rath-Attentäter Grynszpan

13. November 2013

Im Februar 1939 verteidigte Leo Trotzki den 17-jährigen Herschel Grynszpan, dessen Anschlag auf den deutschen Diplomaten Ernst von Rath den Nazis als Vorwand für die Novemberpogrome diente, gegen Angriffe der Stalinisten.

Pseudolinke vertuschen Niederlage der britischen Gewerkschaften

Von Paul Mitchell, 13. November 2013

Am 24. Oktober ereignete sich die groteskeste der jüngsten Kapitulationen der Gewerkschaften: der Abbruch des Arbeitskampfes bei Grangemouth durch die Gewerkschaft Unite.

“Über die Mühe anhand von Geschichten die Wahrheit zu erzählen“
Ein Interview mit dem britischen Film- und Fernsehproduzenten Tony Garnett - 2. Teil

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 13. November 2013

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

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Perspective

The social catastrophe of Typhoon Haiyan

13 November 2013

The social catastrophe in the Philippines, in which over 10,000 people lost their lives, was entirely preventable. The basic cause of the death and destruction was global capitalism, which creates grotesque levels of social inequality.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

A who’s who of the conspirators behind the Detroit bankruptcy

By Thomas Gaist, 13 November 2013

Two weeks of testimony in the Detroit bankruptcy case have exposed the pre-meditated character of the July 18 decision by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to initiate the largest municipal bankruptcy proceeding in US history.

Chrysler workers speak on inquiry into Detroit bankruptcy

By a WSWS reporting team, 11 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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Commentary

75 years since the Kristallnacht pogrom in Nazi Germany

By Peter Schwarz, 13 November 2013

The November pogroms marked the transition from discrimination against Jewish citizens to their systematic persecution.

For Grynszpan
By Leon Trotsky, republished from Socialist Appeal, 14 February 1939

The significance of British comedian Russell Brand’s call for revolution

By Chris Marsden, 13 November 2013

The pro-Labour left was incensed that Brand could declare all politicians and parties to be creatures of the corporations.

New Zealand pseudo-lefts promote new Labour leader

By Tom Peters, 13 November 2013

The Mana party and its pseudo-left supporters have used Labour’s change of leadership to promote the illusion that the Labour Party will reverse the National government’s attacks on living standards.

Obamacare lies exposed

By Kate Randall, 12 November 2013

Workers Struggles

Reject blackmail by the IAM, Boeing and Democrats!
For a new political strategy to defend the working class

the Socialist Equality Party, 13 November 2013

The following statement is being distributed to Boeing workers in Washington state and Portland, Oregon who are voting today on the eight-year contract extension being pushed by the International Association of Machinists on behalf of the giant airline manufacturer.

Romanian teachers protest austerity policies

By Andrei Tudora and Tina Zamfir, 12 November 2013

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Snowden revelations lead to decline in support for US in Germany

By Johannes Stern, 12 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

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.

Science

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

By Bryan Dyne, 9 November 2013

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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