As deadline for “fix” arrives
Obamacare debacle intensifies

By Kate Randall, 30 November 2013

The Obama administration has announced another setback for the Obamacare web site, a one-year delay for small businesses to sign up online for insurance policies.

Chinese fighters shadow US/Japanese warplanes in disputed ADIZ

By Peter Symonds, 30 November 2013

The incident—the first time China has scrambled fighters in response to a US or Japanese incursion—underscores the danger of a clash.

US in secret talks with Hezbollah

By Keith Jones, 30 November 2013

The revelation of the US-Hezbollah talks comes just days after the US and its allies reached an interim agreement with Iran over its nuclear program.

Los Angeles moves toward restricting food distributions in public places

By Marc Wells, 30 November 2013

Members of the Los Angeles City Council have proposed a measure that targets the homeless population and threatens basic democratic rights.

Inequality and poverty on the rise in New Jersey

By Elliott Vernon, 30 November 2013

A recent report found that poverty in the state of New Jersey continued to grow in the years following the financial crash of 2008, and has now reached levels not seen since the 1960 census.

Italian Senate expels Silvio Berlusconi

By Marianne Arens, 30 November 2013

Prime Minister Letta said the way was now open for the implementation of “reforms” and an austerity budget.

Spanish government clamps down on public protests

By Alejandro López, 30 November 2013

The anti-protest law is an attempt to criminalise political dissent.

Remittances from overseas workers under threat from banks’ profiteering

By Jean Shaoul, 30 November 2013

Remittances from Somali workers in Britain and elsewhere provide a lifeline to families with no other source of income and no access to conventional banking services.

Australian government steps up commitment to US “pivot”

By Mike Head, 30 November 2013

The Abbott government, like its Labor predecessor, is aligning itself ever closer to the US.

Australian government blocks US takeover of key agribusiness

By Patrick O’Connor, 30 November 2013

The decision underscores the sharp divisions wracking the unstable coalition government of Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Adjunct professor dies penniless after teaching for 25 years

By Phyllis Scherrer, 30 November 2013

After the death of Mary Votjka in Pittsburgh, attention has focused on the conditions of adjunct professors and the crisis in education as a whole.

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Medio siglo después del asesinato del presidente John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Por David North, 30 Noviembre 2013

Hace cincuenta años, el 22 de noviembre de 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, el 35avo presidente de los Estados Unidos, fue asesinado mientras su caravana se abría paso a través de la Plaza Dealey en Dallas, Texas.

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Ultimatum américain sur l’occupation perpétuelle de l’Afghanistan

Par Bill Van Auken, 30 novembre 2013

La conseillère à la sécurité nationale du gouvernement Obama, a publié un ultimatum Lundi adressé au président de l’Afghanistan Hamid Karzai : soit il signe un accord bilatéral de sécurité avec Washington immédiatement, soit il sera confronté au retrait de toutes les forces militaires américaines et à la fin des financements occidentaux pour fin 2014.

Les Etats-unis envoient des B-52 dans la zone de défense aérienne chinoise

Par John Chan, 30 novembre 2013

Organisant une manœuvre délibérément provocatrice, les Etats-Unis ont annoncé hier que deux bombardiers stratégiques B-52 avaient mené une mission d’entraînement au-dessus des îles contestées Senkaku (appelées Diaoyu en Chine) en Mer de Chine orientale.

La grande coalition allemande renforcera la politique d’austérité en Europe

Par Peter Schwarz, 30 novembre 2013

L’accord de grande coalition en Allemagne montre qu’il est impossible pour la classe ouvrière de défendre ses intérêts dans le cadre des partis et du système politique existant.

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

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Die Linke verteidigt die EU

Von Christoph Dreier, 30. November 2013

Der Programmentwurf der Linkspartei für die Europawahl ist eine vehemente Verteidigung der Europäischen Union und ihres Schuldenregimes.

Spannungen um chinesische Luftverteidigungszone eskalieren

Von John Chan, 30. November 2013

In der aktuellen Lage könnten Fehlkalkulationen schnell zu einem Zusammenstoß zwischen chinesischen Kampfflugzeugen und japanischen, amerikanischen oder südkoreanischen führen.

Amerikanisches Ultimatum zur dauerhaften Besetzung von Afghanistan

Von Bill Van Auken, 30. November 2013

Hinter dem öffentlichen Schlagabtausch zwischen Washington und seiner Marionette Karsai verbergen sich tiefe Spannungen um die Versuche der USA, in Afghanistan dauerhafte Stützpunkte einzurichten.

Italienischer Senat schließt Silvio Berlusconi aus

Von Marianne Arens, 30. November 2013

Am Mittwochabend schloss der italienische Senat den ehemaligen Regierungschef mit 192 gegen 113 Stimmen aus seinen Reihen aus.

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British PM Cameron’s attack on immigrants

30 November 2013

Cameron’s witch-hunt against immigrants is part of a broader effort by European governments to whip up racism and xenophobia as a means of dividing the working class.

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The Bankruptcy of Detroit

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

By Jerry White, 28 November 2013

Detroit Blight Task Force surveys neighborhoods in preparation for mass demolition

By Thomas Gaist, 29 November 2013

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

By Thomas Gaist and Jerry White, 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 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.

Arts Review

Doctor Who at the half-century mark: A brief assessment

By Bryan Dyne and Christine Schofelt, 30 November 2013

With the overarching theme that humanity is worth fighting for, Doctor Who has been embraced by audiences worldwide.

Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan acknowledges longtime role as Israeli agent

By Fred Mazelis, 30 November 2013

A recently published interview confirms a longstanding connection between Zionist espionage and a leading film producer.

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

By Christine Schofelt and David Walsh, 27 November 2013


German grand coalition to intensify austerity policies in Europe

By Peter Schwarz, 29 November 2013

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

By David North, 22 November 2013

Anti-government protests escalate in Thailand

By John Roberts, 29 November 2013

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

By Dan Brennan, 29 November 2013

Thanksgiving in America

By Andre Damon and Barry Grey, 28 November 2013

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

30 November 2013

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


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

By Henry Allan and Bryan Dyne, 29 November 2013

NSA Spying and the Defense of Edward Snowden

Indian workers and students defend Edward Snowden

By our reporters, 29 November 2013

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

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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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