Geneva talks on Iran resume while war threat remains

By Peter Symonds, 21 November 2013

The international negotiations are bound up with economic and geo-political considerations that go far beyond Iran’s nuclear programs.

Philippine Supreme Court declares legislative pork barrel funds unconstitutional

By Joseph Santolan, 21 November 2013

The decision is an attempt by the Philippine ruling class to stave off a crisis of political credibility, brought to a head by Typhoon Haiyan.

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Indonesia suspends military cooperation with Australia over US-Australian spying

By Mike Head, 21 November 2013

Jakarta’s response demonstrates the damaging fallout for Australia and its main backer, the US, from the diplomatic row.

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Geithner moves from US Treasury to Wall Street

By Barry Grey, 21 November 2013

With this move, Geithner joins the legions of bank regulators and officials who have leveraged their insider status while in government to land positions in private finance paying millions in salaries and bonuses.

Stratfor hacker sentenced to ten years in prison

By Kristina Betinis, 21 November 2013

Aggressive prosecutions are increasingly used by the US government to intimidate potential whistleblowers into silence.

The role of Germany’s Left Party in the coalition negotiations

By Ulrich Rippert, 21 November 2013

Although massive attacks on social and democratic rights are being prepared in the German coalition negotiations, the Left Party is not opposing them.

German energy firm RWE to cut 6,700 jobs

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 21 November 2013

Germany’s second-largest energy company plans to eliminate one in ten jobs by 2016.

European youth unemployment: “A public health time bomb waiting to explode”

By Ajanta Silva, 21 November 2013

A new report on social inequality in Europe confirms that adverse health conditions are determined by power, money and resource inequities.

Former UK Labour Home Secretary David Blunkett’s anti-Roma rant

By Liz Smith, 21 November 2013

David Blunkett’s provocative remarks attacking Roma in Sheffield is reminiscent of Conservative MP Enoch Powell's notorious anti-immigrant “Rivers of Blood” speech in 1968.

Directors threaten to reject California transit workers’ contract

By David Brown, 21 November 2013

Members of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors claim that one provision of the concessions contract signed by the unions was made in error.

New in German

Globale Deflation und langsames Wachstum führen zu wirtschaftlichen Spannungen

Von Nick Beams, 21. November 2013

Die Hoffnungen auf weltweites Wachstum platzen, während sich wirtschaftliche Spannungen verschärfen.

Socialist Alternative-Kandidatin gewinnt bei Stadtratswahl in Seattle

Von Joseph Kishore, 21. November 2013

Der Wahlsieg von Kshama Sawant ist Teil eines Strukturwandels der kapitalistischen Politik

Venezuela: Präsident darf mit Dekreten regieren

Von Alexander Fangmann, 21. November 2013

Ein neues Ermächtigungsgesetz der Nationalversammlung erlaubt es dem venezolanischen Präsidenten Maduro, ein Jahr lang mit Dekreten zu regieren.

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Le NPA et LO gardent le silence sur le scandale de la NSA

Par Anthony Torres, 21 novembre 2013

La « gauche » petite-bourgeoise est une partie intégrante du dispositif de surveillance dirigé par l’Etat contre la population.

Il y a 75 ans : Daladier passe à l'offensive contre les travailleurs

21 novembre 2013

Le 22 novembre 1938, le premier ministre du Parti radical, Edouard Daladier, ordonnait aux préfets de tout le pays de briser les occupations d'usines et autres lieux de travail.

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

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The US military and the Philippines

21 November 2013

Underlying the military mobilization in response to Typhoon Haiyan are both the long and bloody history of US intervention in the Philippines and Washington’s aim to use the country as a base in its confrontation with China.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Detroit bankruptcy forum backs attacks on pensions, DIA art

By Shannon Jones, 21 November 2013

At a public forum organized by the Detroit News, Democratic Party officials voiced support for the pro-corporate restructuring being carried out by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr.

“It’s capitalism, not democracy”
Detroit sanitation workers denounce privatization

By Thomas Gaist, 20 November 2013

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

By Thomas Gaist and Jerry White, 19 November 2013

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

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Workers Struggles

Pupil support assistants strike against Glasgow City Council

By Stephen Alexander, 21 November 2013

The Unison trade union is seeking to restrict the struggle of pupil support assistants against Glasgow City Council to an innocuous localised protest.

Protests intensify in Bangladesh after police kill two garment workers

By Sarath Kumara, 20 November 2013


Obamacare exposed: The gutting of health care for workers

By Kate Randall, 20 November 2013

Socialist Alternative candidate wins in Seattle City Council election

By Joseph Kishore, 20 November 2013

150 years since Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

By Tom Mackaman, 19 November 2013

Terrorist attack at Iranian embassy in Lebanon kills 23, wounds 140

By Keith Jones, 20 November 2013

US government lets JPMorgan off the hook for mortgage fraud

By Andre Damon and Barry Grey, 20 November 2013

Arts Review

A new film version of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations: “Those wretched hankerings after money and gentility”

By David Walsh, 20 November 2013


Evolutionary links between the development of language and stone tool technology

By Philip Guelpa, 19 November 2013

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan SEP announces workers’ inquiry into Weliweriya water pollution

By the Socialist Equality Party, 19 November 2013

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

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

Australian spying on Indonesian president provokes diplomatic storm

By Peter Symonds, 19 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: 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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