Trump’s Asia tour leaves region on brink of trade war and military conflict

By James Cogan, 15 November 2017

President Trump’s bellicose rhetoric, on both North Korea and trade, cannot obscure the fact that his trip marks a new nadir in the strategic position of US imperialism.

US, Japan, Australia, India “Quadrilateral” alliance takes shape against China

May deploys anti-Russian propaganda to distract from Brexit crisis

By Julie Hyland, 15 November 2017

The UK prime minister’s claims underscore how unsubstantiated allegations of Russian “interference” and “fake news” have become the refuge for crisis-ridden politicians the world over.

Senate hearing considers threat of an unprovoked US nuclear war

By Bill Van Auken, 15 November 2017

The hearing heard the former head of the US Strategic Command raise the prospect of the military refusing a first strike order, creating what he called an “interesting constitutional situation.”

Murder of US Green Beret by Navy Seals in Mali exposes criminal military operations in West Africa

By Eddie Haywood, 15 November 2017

Reports from unnamed US officials indicate that the two murder suspects were stealing cash from a “slush fund” set aside for the purpose of paying informants.

Why is the US at war in West Africa?

Five dead after mass shooting in small California town

By Hector Cordon, 15 November 2017

Apparently picking out victims at random, the gunman opened fire at houses, cars and in several locations, including an elementary school.

Warrantless spying on US citizens sanctioned by Pentagon, training documents indicate

By Zaida Green, 15 November 2017

US citizens and legal residents with zero connections to terrorists can be designated as “homegrown violent extremists” and subjected to warrantless surveillance.

Tens of thousands being dropped from US student loan relief program

By J. Cooper, 15 November 2017

After working in low-paying public service jobs for more than ten years, thousands who thought their loan balances would be forgiven are bitterly finding otherwise.

Right-wing government takes shape in Austria

By Markus Salzmann, 15 November 2017

At the centre of the government’s programme will be a drastic package of austerity measures and anti-immigrant policies.

Sixty thousand fascists march in Warsaw

France throws masses of people off unemployment insurance

By Francis Dubois, 15 November 2017

With one in every seven people already living in poverty, President Emmanuel Macron’s government is trying to develop a massive low-wage sector.

Doctor describes “shameful” medical neglect at Australian refugee prison camp

By Max Newman, 15 November 2017

Asylum seekers detained in Nauru are “wilfully coming to medical harm” at the Australian government’s orders.

New in Arabic

الولايات المتحدة على درب إقامة ديكتاتورية عسكرية

٢٢ تشرين الأول أكتوبر ٢٠١٧

.فخلف واجهة الحكم الديمقراطي نجد أن الولايات المتحدة تسير على درب التماثل مع ديكتاتورية عسكرية

New in Turkish

Balfour Deklarasyonu’nun 100. yılı (I)

Jean Shaoul, 15 Kasım 2017

Balfour Deklarasyonu olarak bilinen bu mektup, 1914 öncesinde nüfusun yaklaşık yüzde 3-5’ini oluşturan Museviler için Filistin kırsalında bir yurt kurma teklifini sergiliyordu.

New in French

Les États membres de l’UE font un pas important vers une armée européenne

Par Peter Schwarz, 15 novembre 2017

L’Union européenne a convenu d’un cadre pour développer la capacité de faire la guerre indépendamment et, si nécessaire, contre les États-Unis.

Soixante mille fascistes défilent à Varsovie

Par Clara Weiss, 15 novembre 2017

Les forces fascistes rassemblées à Varsovie ont été encouragées et même armées à la fois par les gouvernements de droite européens et l’impérialisme américain.

New in Spanish

Cómo no luchar contra el juez Roy Moore

Por Patrick Martin, 15 noviembre 2017

La campaña para destruir la candidatura del demagogo ultraderechista Roy Moore por medio de acusaciones de una conducta sexual inapropiada de hace mucho tiempo es fundamentalmente antidemocrática y sólo alimenta la reacción.

El “Cuadrilátero” de EUA, Japón, Australia e India toma forma contra China

Por James Cogan, 15 noviembre 2017

Las referencias continuas de Trump a las dificultades económicas Estados Unidos reflejan los motivos reales detrás la coalición contra China.

El Kremlin recibe el centenario de la Revolución de Octubre con temor y hostilidad

Por Clara Weiss, 15 noviembre 2017

Inquietos ante el surgimiento de un movimiento revolucionario de la clase obrera, la élite gobernante rusa respondió al centésimo aniversario de 1917 caracterizando falsamente la lucha por el socialismo y atacando a la revolución desde la extrema derecha.

La caza de brujas por la ciudadanía se intensifica después de que el gobierno australiano pierde la mayoría

Por James Cogan, 15 noviembre 2017

En un proceso macartista, cada parlamentario tiene ahora 18 días para demostrar que no tienen derecho a doble ciudadanía.

Cinco millones de personas en el Reino Unido ganan menos de £ 8,10 por hora

Por Thomas Scripps, 15 noviembre 2017

El empleo a jornada completa ahora está fuera del alcance de muchos, y cantidades crecientes se ven obligadas al trabajo precario de media jornada o a hacerse autónomos.

En vísperas de la revolución: el Partido Bolchevique, los comités de fábrica y el movimiento obrero de masas

Por Tom Carter, 15 noviembre 2017

Estamos publicando aquí el texto de la conferencia pronunciada el 21 de octubre por Tom Carter, miembro del Comité Nacional del Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (EUA).

New in Norwegian

Millioner av mennesker kan dø av sult i Jemen på grunn av USA og Saudi-Arabias blokade

Bill Van Auken, 10 November 2017

Washington og Riyadh har skapt verdens verste humanitære katastrofe med den tre-år-lange krigen mot den fattigste nasjonen i den arabiske verden.

NATO-toppmøte eskalerer forberedelsene til krig mot Russland

Alex Lantier, 10 November 2017

NATO planlegger en stor landkrig i Europa mot Russland, som nest etter USA har verdens største atomvåpenarsenal.

Rettsinstans i Hamburg beslutter: Jörg Baberowskis kan beskyldes for historieforfalskning

Christoph Vandreier, 10 November 2017

Den høyreradikale professorens forsøk på rettslig forbud mot Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei sine anklager om «historieforfalskning» falt gjennom.

Genetisk studie viser at raseklassifisering etter hudfarge ikke har vitenskapelig grunnlag

Philip Guelpa, 9 November 2017

Hudfarge styres av flere gener, hver med mange varianter, som har dyp evolusjonær opprinnelse og er vidt spredt over menneskelige befolkninger, uavhengig av «rase»-kategorier.

New in German

Krise in Saudi-Arabien könnte Krieg im Nahen Osten auslösen

Bill Van Auken, 14. November 2017

Die Massenverhaftungen in Saudi-Arabien, die aggressive Einmischung in die libanesische Politik und die Eskalation des Kriegs gegen den Jemen weisen auf eine starke Instabilität hin.

EU-Staaten beschließen Aufrüstung und militärische Zusammenarbeit

Peter Schwarz, 14. November 2017

Die Europäische Union hat einen wichtigen Schritt unternommen, um in Zukunft unabhängig von den Vereinigten Staaten und gegebenenfalls auch gegen sie Krieg zu führen.

Trumps Asien-Reise: Wachsende wirtschaftliche Isolation der USA verstärkt militärische Ambitionen

Nick Beams, 14. November 2017

Trumps Reise hat die zunehmenden Probleme des US- Imperialismus auf globaler Ebene verdeutlicht.

Britischer SEP- Vorsitzender begründet das Scheitern des Kapitalismus im Debattenclub der Saint Andrews Universität

von unserem Reporter, 14. November 2017

Auf Einladung zweier Studentenclubs vertrat Chris Marsden auf einer Diskussionsveranstaltung den Standpunkt der Marxisten.

Massiver Korruptionsskandal in amerikanischer Autoarbeitergewerkschaft

unseren US-Korrespondenten, 14. November 2017

Der Korruptionsskandal um die amerikanische United Auto Workers Gewerkschaft, der mit der Anklageerhebung vor dem US- Bezirksgericht in Detroit am 26. Juli öffentlich wurde, offenbart das Wesen der heutigen Gewerkschaften als arbeiterfeindliche Organisationen.

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Perspective

The legacy of Obamacare: A five percent increase in heart patient deaths

15 November 2017

Research published in JAMA Cardiology shows that an initiative introduced five years ago under Obamacare to reduce Medicare readmissions for heart patients has resulted in a significant increase in mortality rates.

Earlier Perspectives »

Autoworkers Struggles

“We have to make sure Jacoby Hennings didn’t die in vain”
Workers denounce scourge of suicides inside US auto plants

By Jerry White, 15 November 2017

The death of the 21-year-old Ford worker amid a rash of suicides in the industry is an indictment of the United Auto Workers union, which long ago abandoned the defense of workers’ interests.

Death of Jacoby Hennings highlights UAW collusion with auto companies

Another decisive repudiation
Ohio auto glass workers vote 2-1 against the UAW

By Shannon Jones, 11 November 2017

More on auto worker struggles »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

The Place of the October Revolution in World History and Contemporary Politics

By David North, 13 November 2017

We are publishing here the text of a lecture delivered on Saturday, November 11 by David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party of the US. The audio for the lecture is embedded in the text.

Commentary

New York Times outlines Democrats’ “compromise” tax windfall for the rich

By Barry Grey, 15 November 2017

What is presented by the corporate media as a fierce conflict between the Republicans and Democrats is in reality a bipartisan conspiracy to increase the already stratospheric levels of social inequality in the United States.

The Gonski “needs-based” school funding fraud in Australia
Part 1: Accelerating the corporatisation of schools

By David Cohen and Linda Tenenbaum, 15 November 2017

David Gonski is among the most trusted lieutenants of the corporate, financial and political elites.

How not to fight Judge Roy Moore

By Patrick Martin, 14 November 2017

Right-wing French Twitter campaign over Weinstein affair backs Macron

The class issues behind the Democratic Socialists of America’s electoral gains

By Tom Hall, 14 November 2017

Citizenship witch-hunt escalates after Australian government loses majority

German court rejects bid by Professor Jörg Baberowski to bar criticism of his right-wing extremism

Arts Review

Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow is a major work, but what does the defense of immigrants entail?

By Eric London, 15 November 2017

The film is an aesthetic and political milestone and Ai’s imagery is unforgettable because it is real. But in its political orientation, Human Flow lags far behind.

Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying: The great pressure on artists to pull their punches

By David Walsh, 14 November 2017

The Last Hour (La Hora Final) and Peru’s ongoing glorification of its military and intelligence forces

By Armando Cruz, 13 November 2017

May a word be spoken on behalf of Kevin Spacey?

Google Censorship

Socialist Equality Party holds meeting on Google censorship at Manchester Metropolitan University

By our reporters, 15 November 2017

The meeting outlined the political context in which the term “fake news” is used to justify censorship.

US brands RT a “foreign agent:” A chilling move against free speech

By Andre Damon, 11 November 2017

Anti-Russia hearings in the US:
Lawmakers demand tech companies censor journalists and conduct mass surveillance

The conspiracy to censor the Internet

By Andre Damon and Joseph Kishore, 18 October 2017

The elites “have no credibility left:” An interview with journalist Chris Hedges

An open letter to Google: Stop the censorship of the Internet! Stop the political blacklisting of the World Socialist Web Site!

25 August 2017

Google escalates blacklisting of left-wing web sites and journalists

Sign the petition and share it as widely as possible through email, online forums, and social media.

Watch: Stop online censorship!

More on Google Censorship »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Successful meeting held in Chicago on “Why Study the Russian Revolution?”

By George Marlowe and Marcus Day, 14 November 2017

New Zealand “left” commentator Chris Trotter slanders the Russian Revolution

By John Braddock, 14 November 2017

Kremlin greets centenary of the October Revolution with fear and hostility

By Clara Weiss, 13 November 2017

The denunciation of the Russian Revolution in Germany

This week in the Russian Revolution
November 13-19: Soviet power spreads through Russia

13 November 2017

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

On the Centenary of the October Revolution

By David North, 7 November 2017

The October Revolution ranks among the greatest and most progressive events in world history.

Workers Struggles

Strikes at five UK rail companies

By our reporter, 13 November 2017

Teamsters Canada sells out Swissport ground crew strike at Toronto’s Pearson Airport

By Dylan Lubao, 13 November 2017

Socialist Equality Party

Large turnout for Ann Arbor, Michigan meeting on centenary of the Russian Revolution

By our reporters, 11 November 2017

Strong turnout at San Diego campuses for lectures by David North on Russian Revolution

Sri Lankan SEP and IYSSE commemorate Russian Revolution at Peradeniya University

By our correspondents, 11 November 2017

US public meeting series: Why Study the Russian Revolution?

Meeting in Wellington on December 14, Sydney on December 17
100 years on: The significance of the 1917 Russian Revolution for today

SEP national secretary proposes “Capitalism Has Failed” at St Andrews University Union Debating Society

By our reporter, 7 November 2017

Book Review

Thomas Mackaman’s New Immigrants and the Radicalization of American Labor, 1914-1924
Immigration and socialist strategy in America, past and present

By Eric London, 24 October 2017

Thomas Mackaman’s New Immigrants and the Radicalization of American Labor, 1914-1924 is an essential contribution not only to labor history, but also toward the development of a strategy of social revolution today.

Science

Genetic study demonstrates that racial classification by skin color has no scientific basis

By Philip Guelpa, 9 November 2017

History

100 years since the Balfour Declaration
Part two

By Jean Shaoul, 8 November 2017

This is the conclusion of a two-part article on the Balfour Declaration that was to lead to the establishment of the state of Israel in Palestine.

100 years since the Balfour Declaration
Part one

IYSSE

International Youth and Students for Social Equality launches new website

6 November 2017

The IYSSE’s newly designed website includes an updated Statement of Principles for its US section. We urge all youth and students to join the IYSSE and take up the fight for socialism.

Education is a social right!
Students must come to the defense of Ontario’s striking college teachers!

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Canada), 7 November 2017

The struggle must be broadened, mobilizing students as well as teachers and other workers across Canada in a political struggle to defend public education and win decent-paying, secure jobs for all.

International Amazon Workers Voice

House to vote on giving Amazon $53 billion deal to become main Pentagon supplier

By Evan Blake, 11 November 2017

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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Featured Video

On the spot report: Five hundred workers who lack access to basic health care attended a free charity health clinic in Charleston, West Virginia.

Interview

“This anti-Russian campaign is horrible”: An interview with antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan

By David Walsh, 23 October 2017

Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a US soldier killed in Iraq in 2004, has had many bitter experiences with the Democratic Party.

Featured Commentary

Forty years since the assassination of Tom Henehan (1951-1977)
Tom Henehan: A revolutionary life

By David North, 16 October 2017

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Tom Henehan, a member of the Political Committee of the Workers League—the predecessor of the Socialist Equality Party in the US. We are republishing here a tribute delivered by David North at a meeting in 1997.