Tensions escalate over Chinese air defence zone

By John Chan, 29 November 2013

Miscalculations in the current situation could quickly lead to a clash involving Chinese warplanes with those from Japan, the US or South Korea.

Anti-government protests escalate in Thailand

By John Roberts, 29 November 2013

The protests are the latest stage in the feud between the country’s traditional elites and layers loyal to the billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra.

UK Prime Minister Cameron plays the anti-immigrant card

By Robert Stevens, 29 November 2013

UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s measures were greeted with rapture by the most right-wing sections of the British media.

Record number of homeless students in the US in 2013

By Isabelle Belanger, 29 November 2013

According to the US Department of Education, the number of homeless students increased by 10 percent in 2013, from 1,065,794 in 2012, to 1,168,354.

New York’s Talking Transition: A phony forum of change

By Dan Brennan, 29 November 2013

Immediately following the victory of de Blasio—the first Democrat elected as New York City mayor in 20 years—millions in foundation money poured into a two-week-long event to promote the illusion of participatory policymaking.

Vast waste, profiteering in Pentagon operations

By Patrick Martin, 29 November 2013

The Pentagon doles out tens of billions of dollars to contractors without any rigorous auditing or other financial controls.

Albuquerque voters reject anti-abortion measure

By D. Lencho, 29 November 2013

On November 19, Albuquerque voters defeated a reactionary measure to restrict abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, the first attempt to pass such a bill at the municipal level.

Left Party supports budget cuts in German city of Duisburg

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 29 November 2013

The Left Party fraction in the Duisburg city council supported the budgetary restructuring plan 2014 and the drastic spending cuts bound up with it.

Spanish government strengthens anti-migrant border fence

By Vicky Short, 29 November 2013

The 11.6 kilometre razor-wire fence separating Spain’s port of Melilla from the rest of Morocco was originally removed in 2007, after scores of people suffered horrific injuries trying to climb over it.

East Timorese government prepares legal case over Australian spying

By Patrick O’Connor, 29 November 2013

Evidence of espionage will form part of Timor’s efforts to revise a treaty sanctioning Australia’s unlawful claim to lucrative oil and gas revenues.

New in French

La grande coalition allemande: un gouvernement d’austérité sociale et de militarisme

Par Christoph Dreier, 29 novembre 2013

Le gouvernement de coalition ouvre la voie à des attaques sociales à travers toute l’Europe, à la militarisation de la politique étrangère allemande et à des atteintes aux droits démocratiques.

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

New in German

Große Koalition verschärft Spardiktat in Europa

Von Peter Schwarz, 29. November 2013

Der Vertrag für eine Große Koalition zeigt, dass es für die große Mehrheit der Bevölkerung praktisch unmöglich geworden ist, im Rahmen der bestehenden politischen Parteien und Strukturen ihre Interessen wahrzunehmen.

Gewerkschaftstag der IG Metall unterstützt Große Koalition

Von Dietmar Henning, 29. November 2013

Auf dem Gewerkschaftstag der IG Metall, der am Sonntag und Montag in Frankfurt stattfand, wurde der bisherige zweite Vorsitzende Detlef Wetzel zum Nachfolger des scheidenden Vorsitzenden Bertold Huber gewählt.

China veröffentlicht Plan für umfassende Marktreformen

Von John Chan, 29. November 2013

Die internationalen Finanzmärkte reagierten begeistert auf den 60-Punkte-Plan, der ihnen lukrative Geschäftsmöglichkeiten eröffnen wird.

Brasiliens Pseudolinke bereiten Wahlmanöver vor

Von Bill van Auken, 29. November 2013

In Brasilien ruft die pseudolinke Partei PSTU für die Wahlen 2014 zu einer neuen “Linksfront” auf.

New in Turkish

Küresel deflasyon ve yavaşlayan büyüme ekonomik gerilimleri arttırıyor

Nick Beams, 29 Kasım 2013

Dünya ekonomisindeki sürmekte olan ve sonu görünmeyen durgunluk, pazarlar uğruna şiddetli bir mücadeleye ve büyük ekonomik güçler arasında artan gerilime yol açıyor.

Avrupa’da genç işsizliği: "patlamayı bekleyen bir kamu sağlığı saatli bombası"

Ajanta Silva, 29 Kasım 2013

"Sağlık alanındaki eşitsizlik öldürür. Abes ve önlenebilir olan sosyal adaletsizliktir ve o insanların sağlık hakkına aykırıdır."

Madrid temizlik işçileri kesintilere ve işten çıkarmalara karşı grevde

Alejandro López, 29 Kasım 2013

Sendikalar, şirketlerle, diğer sektörlerde yapmış oldukları gibi, kaçınılmaz şekilde işten çıkarmalara ve ücret kesintilerine neden olacak bir anlaşmaya varmak için görüşmelere devam ediyorlar.

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Perspective

German grand coalition to intensify austerity policies in Europe

29 November 2013

The German grand coalition agreement demonstrates that it is impossible for working people to defend their interests within the existing parties and political system.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

Detroit Blight Task Force surveys neighborhoods in preparation for mass demolition

By Thomas Gaist, 29 November 2013

The Detroit Blight Task Force will be surveying city properties, targeting vast areas for “blight removal and redevelopment” to benefit wealthy investors.

Detroit union joins legal action to force sell-off of DIA art

By Jerry White, 28 November 2013

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

By Thomas Gaist and Jerry White, 27 November 2013

Turkey giveaway draws hundreds in southwest Detroit

By WSWS reporting team, 27 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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Mehring Books

Just published!
David Walsh’s The Sky Between the Leaves

22 November 2013

A unique collection of writings on film by David Walsh, arts editor of the World Socialist Web Site, is now available through mehring.com.

Mehring Books launches 2013 holiday sale

Take advantage of big savings on most titles and sale bundles—an excellent opportunity to add to your library of Marxist classics.

Science

Nearly a billion ocean-dependent people at risk because of global warming

By Henry Allan and Bryan Dyne, 29 November 2013

A recent study published in PLOS Biology has analyzed the chemical changes in the Earth’s oceans caused by excessive greenhouse gas emissions.

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Indian workers and students defend Edward Snowden

By our reporters, 29 November 2013

WSWS supporters in India campaigned over the past month in support of Snowden in Chennai, Neyveli and Bangalore.

New Snowden document reveals NSA’s international malware operation

By Kevin Reed, 28 November 2013

Obama administration defends NSA against civil liberties lawsuit

By John Burton, 26 November 2013

NSA strategy document envisions unrestrained global surveillance

By Tom Carter, 26 November 2013

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

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

29 November 2013

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

Workers at Irish state energy firm vote for strike in pensions dispute

By Jordan Shilton, 27 November 2013

Commentary

Thanksgiving in America

By Andre Damon and Barry Grey, 28 November 2013

Paul Keating’s Remembrance Day address: Nationalist myth-making to glorify World War I

By James Cogan, 28 November 2013

A half-century since the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy

By David North, 22 November 2013

Claiming nuclear deal “victory,” Tehran signals readiness to ally with US

By Keith Jones, 28 November 2013

Chinese officials downplay stand-off with US in East China Sea

By John Chan, 28 November 2013

On eve of Thanksgiving holiday
Hunger rises in US capital

By our reporters, 28 November 2013

Supreme Court to hear religious challenge to Obamacare contraceptive provision

By Eric London, 28 November 2013

Arts Review

Europa Report: Gripping drama of manned mission to Jupiter’s moon

By Patrick Martin, 28 November 2013

Will The Hunger Games: Catching Fire “stir up” revolution?

By Christine Schofelt and David Walsh, 27 November 2013

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan SEP rejects Frontline Socialist Party invitation for a “dialogue of lefts”

the Socialist Equality Party, 23 November 2013

25 years ago: FDIC chairman asks for $30 billion savings and loan bailout

On November 30, 1988, US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman L. William Seidman called for spending $30 billion over the next year to bail out the savings and loan industry.

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50 years ago: Warren Commission convened to investigate JFK assassination

On November 27, 1963, President Lyndon Baines Johnson convened the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

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75 years ago: Stalin initiates purge of Communist Union of Youth

On November 25, 1938, press reports in the West told of a major new Stalinist purge throughout the Soviet Union, the victims being officials of the Komsomol.

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100 years ago: 15,000 General Electric workers return to work after strike

On November 25, 1913, 15,000 General Electric Company employees in Schenectady, New York walked out in protest against the firing of two workers.

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