Dow hits new record amid deepening world slump

By Andre Damon, 19 November 2013

The most remarkable aspect of the bull market is that it occurs in the context of stagnant economic growth or recession in the US and Europe.

US Census: Mobility among young adults at 50-year low

By Bryan Dyne, 19 November 2013

Growing numbers of young adults in the US are unable to start families, pursue careers or purchase homes.

Far-right parties forge alliance for the European elections

By Christoph Dreier, 19 November 2013

Last week, seven far-right parties announced they would coordinate their campaigns for the European elections and form a common faction.

Berlusconi’s party splits in Italy

By Marianne Arens, 19 November 2013

While Berlusconi announced on Saturday his party’s return to the name Forza Italia, Angelino Alfano unveiled a new party.

Egypt, Russia discuss closer military cooperation

By Johannes Stern, 19 November 2013

Last week’s visit of a high-level Russian delegation to Cairo highlights increasing tensions between Egypt and Washington and the deepening crisis of US imperialism in the Middle East.

Deadly storm system hits multiple US states

By Kristina Betinis and George Marlowe, 19 November 2013

A powerful storm system passed through 12 US states on Sunday, causing tornadoes that leveled hundreds of homes and killed at least eight.

50 dead in plane crash in Russia

By Clara Weiss, 19 November 2013

Expressions of grief by government officials, including President Vladimir Putin, and a proposed investigation are aimed at concealing the real causes of the disaster.

Manhunt in Paris after gunman wounds photographer at Libération offices

By Antoine Lerougetel, 19 November 2013

A police manhunt was ongoing last night after a gunman shot and wounded a young photographer in the Paris offices of France’s center-left daily Libération.

Britain accused of collusion in torture in Somalia

By Robert Stevens, 19 November 2013

To conceal its role in the alleged torture and abuse of a British citizen, the UK government is utilising the Justice and Security Act, passed earlier this year.

Two dead, 20 injured in Colorado mining accident

By Nick Barrickman, 19 November 2013

The event marks the worst mine-related accident in the state since 1981, when an explosion claimed the lives of 15 workers.

Australian spying on Indonesian president provokes diplomatic storm

By Peter Symonds, 19 November 2013

Indonesia’s government has already recalled its ambassador to Canberra and is threatening to downgrade diplomatic and intelligence-sharing arrangements.

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Australian PM defends torture, hails Sri Lankan regime

By Mike Head, 19 November 2013

Geo-strategic considerations lie behind Abbott’s praise for a country where working people live in fear of torture and extrajudicial killings.

New Zealand-US military exercise rehearses for Pacific war

By Tom Peters, 19 November 2013

Operation Southern Katipo follows the full restoration of New Zealand’s alliance with Washington, as part of the US military build-up against China.

New in French

Le régime fantoche de Washington en Libye vacille

Par Jean Shaoul, 19 novembre 2013

Le régime néo-colonial fantoche du Premier ministre libyen Ali Zeitan ne parvient pas à contrôler les tensions politiques montantes entre des centaines de milices armées.

Il y a soixante-quinze ans avait lieu en Allemagne nazie les pogromes de la ‘Nuit de Cristal’

Par Peter Schwarz, 19 novembre 2013

Les pogromes de novembre 1938 marquent la transition entre la discrimination des citoyens juifs et leur persécution systématique.

Pour Grynszpan

Par Leon Trotsky, 19 novembre 2013

En février 1939, Léon Trotsky défendait le jeune Herschel Grynszpan contre les attaques des staliniens. Son acte avait été utilisé par les nazis comme prétexte pour organiser les pogromes de novembre.

Les quinze ans du WSWS: 1998-2013
Année passée en revue : 2008
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Arafat’ın öldürülmesi

Jean Shaoul, 19 Kasım 2013

Filistin, özünde, rüşvet yiyen ulusalcı önderlerin kendi işçi sınıfları zararına petrol şirketlerinin ve bankaların çıkarlarına hizmet ettiği Ortadoğu’nun geri kalanından farklı değildir.

Boeing işçileri sendikanın satış sözleşmesine isyan etti

Jerry White, 19 Kasım 2013

Washington Everett’teki Binlerce Boeing işçisi, şiddetli tartışmaların yaşandığı bir gece önceki sendika toplantısından sonra, 8 Kasım Cuma günü geçici olarak iş bıraktı.

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150 years since Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

19 November 2013

President Obama has spurned invitations to the gathering commemorating America’s most famous political speech.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

A who’s who of the conspirators behind the Detroit bankruptcy: Part two

By Thomas Gaist and Jerry White, 19 November 2013

Here are profiled Richard Baird, Governor Rick Snyder’s top political aide, federal Judge Steven Rhodes, who is overseeing the bankruptcy case, and Detroit Mayor David Bing.

Detroit Teenager in critical condition from shock from downed power line

By Thomas Gaist and Lawrence Porter, 19 November 2013

A 14-year-old boy was hospitalized in critical condition Monday after touching a fallen power line in West Detroit

For a Workers Inquiry into the Attack on the DIA and the Bankruptcy of Detroit!
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party

Two firms selected to privatize Detroit trash collection

By J. Cooper, 18 November 2013

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Evolutionary links between the development of language and stone tool technology

By Philip Guelpa, 19 November 2013

The use of sophisticated imaging techniques demonstrates that regions of the brain used in language production and stone tool manufacture overlap, suggesting an evolutionary link in the development of cognition.

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan SEP announces workers’ inquiry into Weliweriya water pollution

By the Socialist Equality Party, 19 November 2013

A workers’ inquiry will be an important first step in the fight to end industrial pollution and guarantee decent jobs and living standards for all.

Arts Review

New Ocean from musician Jake Bellows

By Juan Verala Luz and Toby Reese, 19 November 2013

Jake Bellows’ debut solo project New Ocean is an artist’s attempt to understand who he is and why he writes music.

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

By Jeff Lusanne, 18 November 2013

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

UK public meetings: Defend Edward Snowden! Oppose Britain’s surveillance state!

19 November 2013

The International Youth and Students for Social Equality in the UK are holding a series of meetings in defence of Edward Snowden, the former US National Security Agency contractor.

New Delhi downplays evidence of extensive NSA spying targeting India

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 14 November 2013

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Global deflation, slowing growth fuel economic tensions

By Nick Beams, 18 November 2013

Brazil’s pseudo-lefts maneuver toward electoral front

By Bill Van Auken, 18 November 2013

Washington’s puppet regime in Libya teeters on the brink

By Jean Shaoul, 18 November 2013

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

By Kate Randall, 18 November 2013

Philippine typhoon victims desperate for aid

By Peter Symonds, 18 November 2013

The SPD party congress and the Left Party

By Ulrich Rippert, 18 November 2013

Former Australian PM Rudd quits parliament

By Peter Symonds, 18 November 2013

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles, the Americas

19 November 2013

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

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

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: 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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Letters from our readers

19 November 2013

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