Trump retweets fascist anti-Muslim videos from Britain

By Fred Mazelis, 30 November 2017

The White House is doubling down in its appeals to its fanatical ultra-right base and laying the groundwork for a mass fascist movement.

US sexual witch-hunt
NBC’s “Today” co-anchor Matt Lauer and “Prairie Home Companion” creator Garrison Keillor latest to be purged

By David Walsh, 30 November 2017

The spinelessness and contempt for democracy within the media and political establishment seems almost universal and unlimited.

Repressive political agenda of the “sexual harassment” campaign comes into the open

“We’re human beings, not slaves and animals”
UK newspaper exposé details Amazon’s super-exploitation of workforce

By Robert Stevens and John Newham, 30 November 2017

A Sunday Mirror reporter conducted a five-week undercover investigation at Amazon’s Tilbury fulfilment centre

German Left Party calls for rapid formation of new government

By Johannes Stern, 30 November 2017

In the face of mounting social protest, the Left Party wants at all costs to prevent the emergence of an independent movement of the working class.

The Socialist Equality Party in Germany demands new elections

China invests billions in Eastern Europe, heightening tensions with Germany

By Peter Schwarz, 30 November 2017

Chinese investments in Eastern Europe have met with strong criticism from the European Union. Berlin in particular increasingly views China as a rival rather than a partner.

Behind the anti-China witch-hunt against Australian senator

By Peter Symonds, 30 November 2017

The denunciations of Sam Dastyari are aimed at intimidating all anti-war opposition as the US intensifies its war drive against North Korea and China.

Ten weeks since Hurricane María: Scientists say real death toll in Puerto Rico over 1,000

By Rafael Azul, 30 November 2017

While conditions continue to deteriorate for most Puerto Ricans, big business looks for profit-making opportunities.

Hurricane Harvey three months on: Tens of thousands still homeless from worst natural disaster in US history

Rohingya refugees face appalling conditions in Bangladesh

By Wimal Perera, 30 November 2017

Violating the basic rights of refugees, the Bangladesh government is desperate to push them back to Burma.

Burma’s Rohingya crisis and human rights imperialism

Seattle, Washington school bus drivers launch one-day strike

By Hector Cordon, 30 November 2017

Several hundred school bus drivers walked out Wednesday morning in Seattle, against First Student’s unilateral imposition of its “last, best and final” contract offer.

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Avertissements d’une nouvelle bulle financière alors que le prix Bitcoin atteint 10.000 dollars

Andre Damon, 30 novembre 2017

La hausse explosive du prix du Bitcoin, la première « Crypto-monnaie », a éclipsé la progression de tous les actifs comparables de l’histoire moderne.

La Corée du Nord teste un missile, les tensions montent à nouveau

Peter Symonds, 30 novembre 2017

La responsabilité principale pour la situation fragile et dangereuse en Asie du nord-est incombe à l’impérialisme américain.

Les intentions politiques répressives derrière la campagne contre le «harcèlement sexuel» plus évidentes que jamais

David Walsh, 30 novembre 2017

Le torrent d’allégations et de dénonciations d’inconduite sexuelle contre des personnalités médiatiques, des personnalités hollywoodiennes et des politiciens continue d’affluer sans relâche.

Google annonce qu'il va censurer RT et Sputnik

Trévon Austin, 30 novembre 2017

Eric Schmidt,le président exécutif de la société mère de Google, Alphabet, a annoncé que Google créera des algorithmes destinés à rétrograder des sites web tels que RT et Sputnik.

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La crisis de los rohingya en Birmania y el imperialismo de los derechos humanos

Por Peter Symonds, 30 noviembre 2017

La respuesta internacional a la crisis humanitaria en Birmania chorrea de hipocresía, especialmente de las potencias imperialistas, las cuales hacen uso de los “derechos humanos” para avanzar sus intereses geopolíticos.

Thomas Friedman del New York Times: un adulador en la Casa de Saúd

Por Bill Van Auken, 30 noviembre 2017

La glorificación servil del príncipe heredero, Mohamed bin Salman, se encuentra asociada a los intentos del imperialismo estadounidense para convertir a la monarquía saudí en el axis de una alianza regional contra Irán.

Los recortes en los servicios de salud británicos ocasionarán 100 muertes adicionales por día

Por Margot Miller, 30 noviembre 2017

Un estudio referente devela que el sucio secreto de las políticas de austeridad siendo impuestas en todo el mundo: entre más se disminuyan los fondos, más personas sufren muertes tempranas.

New in German

Wachsende Spannungen nach Nordkoreas Raketentest

Peter Symonds, 30. November 2017

Der US-Imperialismus trägt die Hauptverantwortung für die instabile und gefährliche Situation in Nordostasien.

BGH setzt rechtsradikalen Oberleutnant Franco A. auf freien Fuß

Dietmar Henning, 30. November 2017

Der Bundesgerichtshof hat den Haftbefehl gegen den Bundeswehroffizier aufgehoben, der sich als syrischer Flüchtling ausgab, Waffen hortete und eine Liste vermuteter hochrangiger Anschlagsziele besaß.

Fremdenfeindliche Messerattacke auf Bürgermeister von Altena

Marianne Arens, 30. November 2017

Die Messerattacke ist das Ergebnis des flüchtlingsfeindlichen Klimas, das die Berliner Parteien und die Medien geschaffen haben.

Irlands Status nach dem Brexit sorgt für politische Unruhe

Steve James, 30. November 2017

Seit Monaten gibt es in Nordirland keine funktionierende Regierung. Jetzt steht die Regierung der Republik Irland vor dem Aus.

Spanien unterstellt Russland Einflussnahme auf die Krise in Katalonien

Alejandro López, 30. November 2017

Die Zeitung El País hat in nur zwei Monaten 47 Artikel, davon fünf Leitartikel, veröffentlicht, in denen Russland mit der Krise in Katalonien in Verbindung gebracht wird.

Bosheit und Ignoranz: Die Kolumnisten der New York Times laufen Amok

David Walsh, 30. November 2017

Die New York Times hat sich an die Spitze einer Kampagne gegen sexuelles Fehlverhalten insbesondere in der Unterhaltungsindustrie gesetzt.

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Perspective

Amid mounting fears of financial turmoil
Departing Fed chairwoman seeks to reassure markets while warning of debt crisis and social inequality

30 November 2017

Amid surging stock markets and warnings of a new financial bubble, outgoing Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen made her final appearance before Congress.

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Socialist Equality Party (Canada)

Oppose Trudeau and Trump, the Canada-US alliance, and imperialist war!
For a working class counter-offensive based on socialist internationalism!|Part one

By Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 30 November 2017

If the working class is to mount a successful counter-offensive against the ruling class assault on its living standards and democratic rights, and Canadian imperialism’s reckless drive to war, a new political perspective and new organizations of struggle are necessary.

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

New Zealand: Socialist Equality Group holds meeting on Russian Revolution in Auckland

By our reporters, 30 November 2017

The centenary meeting in Auckland was organized by the only political tendency fighting to build a party in New Zealand based on the perspective and program that guided the Bolshevik revolution 100 years ago.

Russian television’s Trotsky serial: A degraded spectacle of historical falsification and anti-Semitism

By Fred Williams and David North, 25 November 2017

The eight-part serial is an exhibition of the political, intellectual and cultural depravity of all those involved in its production.

This week in the Russian Revolution
November 27-December 3: Soviet government steps up call for end to war

27 November 2017

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

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

By David North, 13 November 2017

On the Centenary of the October Revolution

By David North, 7 November 2017

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

Commentary

Democratic Party-aligned groups organize protests at University of Michigan against fascist Richard Spencer

By Genevieve Leigh, 30 November 2017

The groups organizing the protests, including the Campus Antifascist Network and the Democratic Socialists of America, are working to block a political movement that can oppose the rise of the far right.

Warnings of new financial bubble as bitcoin price hits $10,000

By Andre Damon, 29 November 2017

US Senate committee passes tax windfall for the rich

By Barry Grey, 29 November 2017

The New York Times promotes an American Nazi

By Patrick Martin, 29 November 2017

Jeff Bezos’ $100 billion: The case for expropriation

Arts Review

Radical Russia: Art, Culture and Revolution
How the Bolshevik Revolution saved avant-garde art

By Paul Mitchell, 30 November 2017

The curators have carefully selected objects to reflect the different fields of avant-garde art—providing a serious historical narrative about its development before and after the Bolshevik Revolution.

“The Bolshevik Revolution liberated art and artists”
Radical Russia: an interview with curator Peter Waldron

By Paul Mitchell, 30 November 2017

Curator Peter Waldron spoke to the WSWS about the Radical Russia: Art, Culture and Revolution exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich and the Royal Fabergé exhibition running in parallel.

James Cameron’s 1997 film showing in the US for one week
What the WSWS said about Titanic 20 years ago
Why are the critics lauding Titanic?

By David Walsh, 29 November 2017

What the WSWS said about Titanic 20 years ago
Titanic as a social phenomenon

LBJ and Marshall: Film biographies deal with mid-20th century US struggle for racial equality

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Autoworkers Struggles

Woodhaven Ford workers speak on still unexplained death of Jacoby Hennings

By Jerry White, 29 November 2017

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

75 years since the release of Hollywood classic Casablanca
“And what if you track down these men and kill them? ... Even Nazis can’t kill that fast”

Death of Jacoby Hennings highlights UAW collusion with auto companies

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IYSSE

Oppose right-wing censorship at Leipzig University!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 23 November 2017

Christian Democratic student association calls for the banning of the IYSSE at German universities

By Christoph Vandreier, 22 November 2017

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.

Google Censorship

Net neutrality and the drive to censor the internet

By Andre Damon, 25 November 2017

Google’s Eric Schmidt admits political censorship of search results

By Niles Niemuth, 22 November 2017

Sri Lankan students and workers oppose Google censorship of the WSWS

By our correspondents, 22 November 2017

Google announces moves to censor RT and Sputnik

By Trévon Austin, 21 November 2017

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

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

Watch: Stop online censorship!

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Book Review

The Republic For Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896
Ida B. Wells, democratic rights, and lynch mob sexual assault accusations against African-Americans

By Eric London, 21 November 2017

The fight for the democratic rights of black men accused of rape is an essential issue highlighted by Richard White in his 941-page history of the post-Civil War period.

Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House
An insider’s view of the crisis-ridden Democratic Party

By Andre Damon, 20 November 2017

Socialist Equality Party

Free the Maruti Suzuki autoworkers
Indian ICFI supporters to hold a public meeting in Sriperumbudur

27 November 2017

The meeting will discuss the internationalist foundations of the struggle to release the framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers. The speeches will be given in Tamil and English and streamed live via Facebook on December 10 at 10am.

Meeting of Grenfell Fire Forum in London on December 9

22 November 2017

The Grenfell Fire Forum is holding the fourth in a series of regular meetings on December 9 at 2 p.m. at the Maxilla Hall Social Club, North Kensington, in London.

International Amazon Workers Voice

Amazon builds low-wage Maryland plant on ashes of largest steel mill in US

By Adam Soroka, 27 November 2017

Amazon announces new cloud to host “Secret” government data

By Evan Blake, 24 November 2017

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

By Evan Blake, 11 November 2017

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