Mounting anger at Philippine president’s response to typhoon disaster

By Mike Head, 16 November 2013

Despite Aquino’s claims that relief is arriving, millions of displaced people are desperately short of food, water, shelter and medical care.

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Dozens of Democrats back Republican anti-Obamacare bill

By Kate Randall, 16 November 2013

Thirty nine Democrats joined Republicans in approving legislation that would allow insurers to offer health care plans to new and existing customers that do not meet Obamacare requirements.

Die Zeit editor condemns “German pacifism”

By Peter Schwarz, 16 November 2013

In a commentary published November 4 by the New York Times, Jochen Bittner, editor of Die Zeit, complains about the lack of enthusiasm for war in Germany.

Warning of war, Obama administration presses for talks with Iran

By Keith Jones, 16 November 2013

The Obama administration is pressing the US Congress and its allies not to scuttle negotiations aiming to extract deep concessions from the Iranian regime.

Twelve more migrants die off Greek coast

By our reporter, 16 November 2013

At least 12 more migrants, reportedly fleeing the Syrian civil war and seeking to enter Europe, have drowned off the Greek island of Lefkada.

UK rail unions deepen collaboration in government transport cuts

By Michael Barnes, 16 November 2013

In a deal with the UK rail workers’ union, London Overground Rail will operate driver-only trains, eliminating 130 conductors’ jobs.

Japan’s new state secrecy law

By John Watanabe, 16 November 2013

The bill will expand the range of secret government information, paving the way for closer involvement in the US military build-up against China.

Cuba to eliminate dual-currency system

By Alexander Fangmann, 16 November 2013

The unification of the Cuban peso and the convertible peso, which is pegged to the dollar, is part of the process of dismantling social programs and reintegrating all parts of the economy into the world market.

Contract worker killed, two others injured at Indiana steel works

By Kristina Betinis, 16 November 2013

The incident is one of several recent safety failures at the largest steel mill in North America.

New in French

La faillite de Détroit devant les tribunaux

Par Jerry White, 16 novembre 2013

Derrière des apparences de justice impartiale, ce qui est discuté dans la procédure de faillite de Détroit est clair: un vol monumental.

L’Europe bascule à nouveau dans la récession

Par Stefan Steinberg, 16 novembre 2013

Les marchés financiers insistent pour que soient imposées à l’ensemble des principales économies du continent les mesures d’austérité qui ont dévasté l’Europe méridionale et orientale.

Klaus Jacob, géophysicien de l'Université de Columbia, au sujet de l'ouragan Sandy
«Les catastrophes font toujours ressortirent les inégalités»

Par Daniel Vries, 16 novembre 2013

Le WSWS a interrogé Klaus Jacob, chercheur à l'Université de Columbia sur les leçons à tirer de ses recherches sur les risques liés aux changements climatiques et les stratégies d'adaptation à la suite de l'ouragan Sandy.

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

New in German

Boeing-Arbeiter rebellieren

Von Jerry White, 16. November 2013

Trotz der Androhung von Entlassungen haben die Boeing-Arbeiter im Bundesstaat Washington deutlich gegen die Verlängerung des Tarifvertrags um acht Jahre gestimmt, die Gewerkschaft und Demokraten gefordert haben.

Der SPD-Parteitag und die Linkspartei

Von Ulrich Rippert, 16. November 2013

Die Hauptaufgabe des Leipziger Parteitags der SPD besteht darin, die SPD auf eine Koalition mit der Union einzuschwören und die Linkspartei mit einzubinden.

Zeit-Redakteur verurteilt „deutschen Pazifismus”

Von Peter Schwarz, 16. November 2013

Zeit-Redakteur Jochen Bittner hat sich am 4. November in einem Beitrag für die New York Times bitter über die mangelnde Kriegsbegeisterung in Deutschland beschwert.

Großbritannien:
Premier Cameron erklärt Kürzungen für “permanent”

Von Robert Stevens, 16. November 2013

Der britische Premierminister David Cameron gab bekannt, dass die verheerenden Sparmaßnahmen, die seine Regierung verhängt hat, “dauerhaften“ Charakter hätten.

Neues Gutachten schließt Selbsttötung Oury Jallohs aus

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 16. November 2013

Ein neues Brandgutachten gelangt zum Schluss, dass der 2005 in einer Dessauer Polizeizelle verbrannte Asylbewerber Oury Jalloh ermordet worden sein muss.

Vor sechzig Jahren:
Der Offene Brief der Socialist Workers Party vom 16. November 1953

16. November 2013

Vor sechzig Jahren veröffentlichten James P. Cannon und die Socialist Workers Party der USA einen Offenen Brief an alle Trotzkisten der Welt, um die revolutionären Prinzipien der von Leo Trotzki 1938 gegründeten Vierten Internationale gegen den pablistischen Revisionismus zu verteidigen.

New in Romanian

Sindicatele din România susţin distrugerea sistemului de sănătate

De Andrei Tudora si Tina Zamfir, 16 noiembrie 2013

Birocraţia sindicală, organizaţii neguvernamentale şi partidele de pseudo-stânga susţin planurile reacţionare de privatizare şi distrugere a sistemului de sănătate din România.

New in Russian

Кремль демонтирует Российскую академию наук

Клара Вайсс, 16 ноября 2013 г.

Новый закон о реформе Российской академии наук фактически упраздняет автономность этой организации и создает основу для масштабных сокращений в бюджетных расходах на научные исследования.

New in Spanish

Contra despidos y recortes salariales:
Recogedores de basura, jardineros madrileños en huelga

Por Alejandro López, 16 Noviembre 2013

Miles de recogedores de basura y jardineros están en una huelga indefinida en Madrid la capital de España, desde el 5 de noviembre.

New in Turkish

Libya’daki ABD-NATO savaşının bitmesinden iki yıl sonra

Bill Van Auken, 16 Kasım 2013

Savaşın sona ermesinden iki yıl sonra kaosun devam etmesi, o savaşın karakterini yansıtmaktadır.

NSA’nın Avrupa’daki yeni dinlemelerine ilişkin ifşaatlar
Alman basını ve politikacılar ABD-Almanya ilişkilerinde kopma uyarısı yapıyor

Ulrich Rippert, 16 Kasım 2013

Atlantik’in iki yakasındaki hükümetler, kendi halklarını baskı altına almak için kendi polis devlşeti aygıtlarını inşa etmeye kararlılar.

NATO reformu Almanya’nın rolünü arttırıyor

Sven Heymann, 16 Kasım 2013

De Maizière'nin NATO reform planı ve parlamentonun askeri görevler üzerindeki denetiminin kaldırılmasına ilişkin tartışma, Almanya’nın giderek saldırganlaşan dış ve askeri politikası ile ilişkilidir.

Leonarda olayının siyasi dersleri

Peter Schwarz, 16 Kasım 2013

Gerçekte, Valls’ın ve Hollande’ın politikası bir “hata” değildir. O, bütün diğer burjuva partiler gibi egemen sınıfın çıkarlarını savunan ve işçi sınıfını ırksal ve etnik temellerde bölmeye çalışan PS’nin sınıf karakterinden kaynaklanmaktadır.

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Perspective

The assassination of Yasser Arafat

16 November 2013

The Bush administration backed Israel to the hilt, vetoing a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s decision to get rid of Arafat.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Water and Sewerage Department employees support Detroit Workers Inquiry

By James Brewer, 16 November 2013

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Departmen is a major target in the plunder of public assets under the auspices of Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr.

Firm evicting elderly and disabled from downtown Detroit awarded tax abatement

By Thomas Gaist and Zac Corrigan, 15 November 2013

”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

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

Australian car workers strike over treatment of sacked colleagues

By Chris Sadlier and James Cogan, 16 November 2013

The strike at Port Melbourne testifies to the immense frustration and anger among car workers across the entire industry.

Boeing workers decisively reject sellout contract

By Shannon Jones, 15 November 2013

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

By Socialist Equality Party, 15 November 2013

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

16 November 2013

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

Commentary

The workers’ rebellion at Boeing

By Jerry White, 15 November 2013

Western-backed opposition agrees to talks amid defeats in Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 15 November 2013

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

By Nick Barrickman, 15 November 2013

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

By Andre Damon, 15 November 2013

Arts Review

The Rocket: Modest but sympathetic tale about Laotian villagers

By Suphor Samurtharb and Richard Phillips, 16 November 2013

Set in Laos’ rural north, the film centres on a 10-year-old peasant boy and the impact of a major dam development on his family.

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

By Nick Barrickman, 15 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

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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Correspondence

Letters from our readers

16 November 2013

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