Washington’s puppet regime in Libya teeters on the brink

By Jean Shaoul, 18 November 2013

The neo-colonial puppet regime of Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan cannot control mounting political tensions between hundreds of armed militias.

Staggering out-of-pocket costs shock consumers on Obamacare exchanges

By Kate Randall, 18 November 2013

Bronze plans on the health insurance exchanges carry annual deductibles topping $5,000 in many states, and $6,350 total out-of-pocket costs.

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Philippine typhoon victims desperate for aid

By Peter Symonds, 18 November 2013

As the death toll continues to mount, many remote villages and towns are still waiting for desperately-needed assistance.

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Commonwealth summit heightens Western pressure on Rajapakse government

By Deepal Jayasekera, 18 November 2013

The Colombo government wanted to use the CHOGM summit to counter the campaign by Washington and its allies to exploit the human rights issue.

The SPD party congress and the Left Party

By Ulrich Rippert, 18 November 2013

The main task of the party congress was to commit the SPD to a grand coalition with the CDU and integrate the Left Party into its plans.

Former Australian PM Rudd quits parliament

By Peter Symonds, 18 November 2013

The reason for Rudd’s decision to retire from parliament lies in geopolitics, not personality and the small change of parliamentary manoeuvres.

Unrestrained jingoism to characterise UK’s marking of World War I anniversary

By Julie Hyland, 18 November 2013

The UK government is preparing to commemorate July 28, 2014, the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, during which 16 million died.

Irish hospitals warn that spending cuts threaten “quality and safety”

By Jordan Shilton, 18 November 2013

The heads of four Irish hospitals warned that budget cuts had led to life-threatening treatment delays.

US Supreme Court hears oral arguments in union “neutrality agreements” case

By Tom Carter, 18 November 2013

Ongoing litigation over “neutrality agreements” exposes the extent to which corrupt management-union relations have become standard practice.

US Defense Contractor Lockheed Martin to close facilities, lay off 4,000 workers

By Julien Kiemle, 18 November 2013

Lockheed Martin, the largest weapons supplier in the US, announced that it will be cutting some 3.5 percent of its workforce.

Mississippi refinery worker killed in explosion

By Matthew MacEgan, 18 November 2013

An operator, who was also a 49-year-old grandmother, was killed in an explosion early on Friday at one of Chevron’s largest oil refineries.

US sequester cuts cause 185,000 families to lose housing assistance

By Khara Sikhan, 18 November 2013

Sequester cuts slashed housing subsidies by $1.7 billion, according to a report issued earlier this month by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

New in Spanish

David Walsh en la Universidad de York, en Toronto:
"Arte, Socialismo y la Clase Obrera"

Por Dylan Lubao, 18 Noviembre 2013

David Walsh, editor de arte del World Socialist Web Site (WSWS), habló ante una audiencia de estudiantes, trabajadores y profesores de la Universidad de York en Toronto el 24 de octubre.

La noche de los cristales rotos:
75 años desde la quema de sinagogas en Alemania

Por Peter Schwarz, 18 Noviembre 2013

Comenzando en la noche del 9 de noviembre de 1938 y en los días siguientes fueron incendiadas en Alemania más de 1,400 sinagogas. Miles de negocios de propiedad judía quedaron destruidos, casas saqueadas, personas atacadas y cementerios profanados.

New in French

Battue sur le terrain, l'opposition syrienne soutenue par l'occident accepte de négocier

Par Bill Van Auken, 18 novembre 2013

Les « rebelles » soutenus par l'occident ont accepté sous la pression de Washington de participer à des négociations à Genève pour obtenir un accord sur la fin de la guerre civile syrienne qui dure depuis 2 ans.

La rédaction politique de Die Zeit condamne le « pacifisme allemand »

Par Peter Schwarz, 18 novembre 2013

Dans un commentaire publié le 4 novembre par le New York Times, Jochen Bittner, de la rédaction politique de Die Zeit, s’est plaint du manque d’enthousiasme pour la guerre en Allemagne.

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

New in Turkish

Haiyan tayfununun yol açtığı toplumsal felaket

Joseph Santolan, 18 Kasım 2013

İnsanlık, tayfunlara hazırlanmaya, büyük fırtınalara dayanıklı korunaklar inşa etmeye ve bütün kentleri yeniden kurmaya yetecek teknolojik imkanlara sahiptir.

NSA casusluk skandalı ve basın özgürlüğüne yönelik saldırı

Chris Marsden, 18 Kasım 2013

Cameron, Liberal Demokrat Başbakan Yardımcısı Nick Clegg’in desteğiyle, Guardian gazetesi için meclis araştırması talep etti.

Küresel NSA casusluk skandalı

Joseph Kishore, 18 Kasım 2013

Sistemini ikna yoluyla savunamayan egemen sınıf, yalanlara, tehditlere ve şiddete başvuruyor.

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Perspective

Global deflation, slowing growth fuel economic tensions

18 November 2013

Hopes for global growth are being dashed as economic tensions intensify.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Two firms selected to privatize Detroit trash collection

By J. Cooper, 18 November 2013

Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s spokesman announced that two private companies will be awarded contracts for Detroit’s garbage pickup.

Water and Sewerage Department employees support Detroit Workers Inquiry

By James Brewer, 16 November 2013

Firm evicting elderly and disabled from downtown Detroit awarded tax abatement

By Thomas Gaist and Zac Corrigan, 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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Commentary

Brazil’s pseudo-lefts maneuver toward electoral front

By Bill Van Auken, 18 November 2013

In the wake of last June’s massive popular demonstrations, a group of pseudo-left parties in Brazil are engaged in political maneuvers aimed at cobbling together a “left front” coalition for the 2014 elections.

The assassination of Yasser Arafat

By Jean Shaoul, 16 November 2013

Die Zeit editor condemns “German pacifism”

By Peter Schwarz, 16 November 2013

Warning of war, Obama administration presses for talks with Iran

By Keith Jones, 16 November 2013

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

25 years ago: Soviet court rehabilitates Trotsky’s son Sergei Sedov

The Soviet state newspaper Izvestia announced on November 21, 1988 the judicial rehabilitation of the youngest son of Leon Trotsky, Sergei Sedov.

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50 years ago: US President Kennedy assassinated

On November 22, 1963 John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was shot dead in Dallas, Texas at 12:30 p.m.

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75 years ago: Daladier moves against French workers

On November 22, 1938 France’s Radical Party prime minister, Edouard Daladier, instructed prefects throughout the country to break factory and workplace occupations.

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100 years ago: General strike in New Zealand called off

On November 23, 1913 a strike committee in Auckland voted to call off the general strike that had paralyzed New Zealand’s largest city for two weeks and other towns and cities since the beginning of October.

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Arts Review

Billionaire head of SAC Capital prunes his art collection
Art market breaks records in New York

By Jeff Lusanne, 18 November 2013

SAC Capital’s Steven Cohen, whose firm was recently fined $1.2 billion, dipped his toes into the art market last week, putting up for sale some $80 million worth of art, out of his $700 million collection.

The Rocket: Modest but sympathetic tale about Laotian villagers

By Suphor Samurtharb and Richard Phillips, 16 November 2013

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.

Workers Struggles

Australian car workers strike over treatment of sacked colleagues

By Chris Sadlier and James Cogan, 16 November 2013

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

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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