Obama proposes “fix” to pro-corporate health care overhaul

By Kate Randall, 15 November 2013

Insurers will be allowed to offer health plans through 2014 that do meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act and will be able to raise premiums on these policies.

Climate scientists warn of more super-typhoons

By Peter Symonds, 15 November 2013

Global warming raises the chances of more intense storms, such as Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines.

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Europe tilts back towards recession

By Stefan Steinberg, 15 November 2013

Financial markets are pushing for austerity measures that have devastated southern and eastern Europe to be imposed in the continent's main economies.

What lies behind the drawn-out coalition talks in Germany?

By Ulrich Rippert, 15 November 2013

The long, drawn-out process of forming a new government reflects the intensifying social and economic crisis in Germany and across Europe.

Western-backed opposition agrees to talks amid defeats in Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 15 November 2013

Western-backed “rebels,” under pressure from Washington, have agreed to attend talks in Geneva aimed at brokering a settlement to Syria’s two-year-old civil war.

Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev’s lawyers protest conditions of his detention

By Nick Barrickman, 15 November 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being kept in solitary confinement, without religious services, and his communications with his lawyers are being monitored.

Nominee to head US Federal Reserve reassures Wall Street in Senate testimony

By Andre Damon, 15 November 2013

Janet Yellen made clear that the Fed's “quantitative easing” money-printing operation would continue for some time in testimony before the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday.

Canada’s Conservative government targets federal workers’ basic rights

By Ed Patrick, 15 November 2013

Canada’s government plans to strip tens of thousands of federal workers of the right to strike, to block a challenge to its plans to cut pay and benefits and slash public services.

Australian debt ceiling conflict a pretext for “massive cuts”

By Mike Head, 15 November 2013

The purpose of the “fiscal cliff” scenario is to create the political climate for bringing forward sweeping cuts to core social spending.

Afghan insurgency leader assassinated in Islamabad

By Sampath Perera, 15 November 2013

Nasiruddin Haqqani—reputedly the chief financier of a Taliban-allied militia that functions on both sides of the Afghan-Pakistani border—was gunned down Sunday in the outskirts of Islamabad.

New in French

Grève des travailleurs portugais du secteur public

Par Jordan Shilton, 15 novembre 2013

Une grève des travailleurs portugais du secteur public contre de nouvelles mesures d'austérité pour 3,9 milliards d'euros, dont des réductions de 12 pour cent des salaires, a reçu le soutien de 70 pour cent des travailleurs.

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

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La catástrofe social del huracán Haiyan

Por Joseph Santolan, 15 Noviembre 2013

Unas 10,000 personas han muerto en las Filipinas a causa de un huracán devastador.

New in German

Chinas KP präsentiert Markt-„Reformen 2.0“

Von John Chan, 15. November 2013

Weitere Privatisierungen und Dutzende Millionen Entlassungen stehen bevor. Die oberste Parteiführung der KP Chinas streitet weiter über das Schicksal der größten Staatskonzerne.

Gegen die Erpressung der IAM, Boeings und der Demokraten!
Für eine neue politische Strategie zur Verteidigung der Arbeiterklasse

Von der Socialist Equality Party, 15. November 2013

Die folgende Erklärung wurde an Boeing-Arbeiter im Bundesstaat Washington und in Portland, Oregon, verteilt, die gestern über die Verlängerung des Tarifvertrags um acht Jahre abstimmten. Die International Association of Machinists will diesen Vertrag im Namen des riesigen Flugzeugbauers durchsetzen.

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The workers’ rebellion at Boeing

15 November 2013

Defying company threats to their jobs, Boeing workers in the state of Washington resoundingly defeated an eight-year contract extension demanded by the union and state Democrats.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Firm evicting elderly and disabled from downtown Detroit awarded tax abatement

By Thomas Gaist and Zac Corrigan, 15 November 2013

The Detroit City Council voted Thursday to hand the firm evicting low income tenants from downtown Detroit a 10-year tax abatement.

”Art has a long term value which dwarves that of a quick, soon to be forgotten buck”
UK Royal Academy of Arts curator opposes sale of Detroit Institute of Arts artwork

15 November 2013

As part of the campaign opposing the closure of the Detroit Institute of Arts, the SEP (Britain) solicited this statement from Dr. Adrian Locke.

The Detroit bankruptcy trial

By Jerry White, 14 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

Boeing workers decisively reject sellout contract

By Shannon Jones, 15 November 2013

Boeing workers in the Pacific Northwest voted 67 to 33 percent against a concession-laden 8-year contract extension.

One month after the wildcat strike
Boston school bus drivers need new strategy to fight company attacks

By Socialist Equality Party, 15 November 2013

This statement was distributed to Boston, Massachusetts school bus drivers yesterday at a meeting of United Steel Workers Local 8751.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

15 November 2013

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

Arts Review

Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2: Unfortunately, a return to more of the same

By Nick Barrickman, 15 November 2013

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is the eighth full-length studio solo album from American rap artist Eminem.

Avery County, I’m Bound to You by Barton Carroll: Coming to terms with one’s roots

By Dylan Lubao, 14 November 2013


UK Prime Minister David Cameron proclaims austerity cuts to be “permanent”

By Robert Stevens, 13 November 2013

Québec Solidaire lends legitimacy to PQ’s chauvinist Charter

By Richard Dufour, 14 November 2013

The social catastrophe of Typhoon Haiyan

By Joseph Santolan, 13 November 2013

75 years since the Kristallnacht pogrom in Nazi Germany

By Peter Schwarz, 13 November 2013

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

By Chris Marsden, 13 November 2013

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

New Delhi downplays evidence of extensive NSA spying targeting India

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 14 November 2013

Snowden revelations lead to decline in support for US in Germany

By Johannes Stern, 12 November 2013

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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.

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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