US Supreme Court puts Trump travel ban into effect

By Eric London and Norisa Diaz, 5 December 2017

The decision, supported by half the justices nominated by Democrats, will have devastating consequences for those seeking to escape war-torn regions of the Middle East.

Trump denounces acquittal of California immigrant

Brooklyn defense attorneys protest courthouse immigration arrests

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Warnings of financial crash as stock markets continue to surge

By Nick Beams, 5 December 2017

A leading British fund manager said he is losing count of the number of “red lights” that are flashing warning signs over the state of financial markets.

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

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

Thousands demonstrate against Alternative for Germany party congress

By Dietmar Henning, 5 December 2017

Many students and youth who demonstrated on Saturday in Hanover are aware of the responsibility the mainstream parties bear for the rise of the AfD.

German military leadership calls for massive rearmament program

Campaign builds for grand coalition in Germany

Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen's former dictator, killed in Sana’a

By Bill Van Auken, 5 December 2017

The death of Saleh, who ruled Yemen for three decades, appears to signal the failure of a Saudi-backed plot to overthrow the Houthi-led government.

US-backed Saudi blockade deprives 2.5 million Yemenis of clean water

Amid mass protests, Honduran government and Trump administration seek to impose fraudulent re-election

By Andrea Lobo, 5 December 2017

Preliminary reports indicate that 11 people have already been killed in a bloody crackdown against protests over the fraudulent re-election of Juan Orlando Hernandez.

Grenfell fire families challenge government inquiry cover-up

By Robert Stevens, 5 December 2017

The petition represents the first major independent challenge to the government’s plans to carry out a cover-up of the events that led to the deaths of at least 71 people.

Grenfell Tower “independent” task force produces whitewash report

Capitol Hill journalists revoke RT America’s news credentials

By Trévon Austin, 4 December 2017

The decision prevents the Russian-based television network from accessing members of Congress as news reporters

“Management tells the UAW what to do and they say, ‘Okay!’”
Chicago Ford workers speak out on death of Coby Hennings

By Marcus Day, 5 December 2017

Ford Chicago Assembly workers denounced the grueling working conditions of TPTs which had led to the death of 21-year-old Coby Hennings six weeks ago at Woodhaven Stamping near Detroit.

“Part-time work in the auto plants is modern day slavery”
Six weeks since the tragic death of US autoworker Jacoby Hennings

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Trudeau slams door on desperate Haitian refugees

By Laurent Lafrance, 5 December 2017

The Canadian government’s cruel treatment of refugees is in keeping with its determination to deepen Ottawa’s military-strategic partnership with the Trump administration.

Canada: Federal and provincial governments underfund indigenous childcare

Australian foreign policy White Paper underscores danger of war

By Peter Symonds, 5 December 2017

The document reflects the rising anxieties in ruling circles over the breakdown of the post-World War II order and the emergence of “a more competitive and contested world.”

Top US official warns “not much time” to prevent Korean war

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Anti-China witch-hunt against Australian senator reveals extensive US-backed surveillance

By Mike Head, 5 December 2017

Extensive intelligence leaks are feeding a far-reaching media and political campaign, under pressure from Washington, to suppress alleged Chinese influence in Australia.

New in Turkish

Artan mali çalkantı korkularının ortasında
Fed başkanı, borç krizi ve toplumsal eşitsizlik uyarısında bulunurken piyasalara güven vermeye çalışıyor

Nick Beams, 5 Aralık 2017

Yellen’in geçtiğimiz dört yıldır başkanlık ettiği Fed, borsadaki olağanüstü yükselişte ve toplumsal eşitsizliğin son otuz yıldır artmasında merkezi rol oynadı.

New in Russian

200 миллионов человек — современные рабы или работающие дети

Тревон Остин, 5 декабря 2017 г.

Согласно недавнему докладу ООН, практически один ребенок из десяти по всему миру вынужден работать, при этом около половины работающих детей заняты на «опасных видах труда».

New in Spanish

Tras aprobar el proyecto de ley fiscal, los capitalistas estadounidenses ponen la mira en el seguro social y Medicare

Por Andre Damon, 5 diciembre 2017

El plan fiscal republicano representa una escalada importante en la ofensiva burguesa para destruir todos los avances sociales conquistados por la clase obrera.

New in Norwegian

Spania anklager Russland for innblanding i krisen i Catalonia

Alejandro López, 29 November 2017

Bare i løpet av to måneder har El Pais publisert 47 artikler som knytter Russland til den katalanske krisen, derav fem redaksjonelle lederartikler.

Den undertrykkende politiske agendaen bak kampanjen om «seksuelle misgjerninger» kommer for dagen

David Walsh, 28 November 2017

Flommen av påstander om seksuelle misgjerninger og fordømmelser av mediefigurer, Hollywood-personligheter og politikere strømmer på uten opphør.

New in French

Au sommet d’Abidjan, Macron et l’UE intensifient l’intervention néocolonialiste en Afrique

Francis Dubois, 2 décembre 2017

Face aux résultats désastreux des guerres impérialistes en Libye et au Sahel, l'UE propose une intensification cette politique militariste et néocolonialiste.

Le gouvernement Trump aggrave sa menace de « détruire complètement » la Corée du Nord

Joseph Kishore, 2 décembre 2017

Les Etats-Unis sont déjà bien avancés dans la préparation d’une opération militaire contre la Corée du Nord, qui, si elle est mise à l’exécution, mettrait en péril de millions de vies.

La présidente sortante de la Réserve fédérale veut rassurer les marchés, tout en mettant en garde contre la crise de la dette et les inégalités sociales

Nick Beams, 2 décembre 2017

Alors que les marchés boursiers sont en plein essor et qu’une nouvelle bulle financière pointe à l’horizon, la présidente sortante de la Réserve fédérale américaine, Janet Yellen, a fait sa dernière apparition devant le Congrès.

Nous sommes des êtres humains, pas des esclaves ou des animaux
Un reportage d'un journal britannique décrit la super-exploitation des employés d'Amazon

Robert Stevens et John Newham, 2 décembre 2017

Un journaliste du Sunday Mirror a conduit une enquête secrète de cinq semaines dans un centre de traitement d'Amazon à Tilsbury.

New in German

US-Steuerreform:
Die Finanzoligarchie kennt kein Halten mehr

Patrick Martin, 4. Dezember 2017

Mit ihrer Steuerreform raubt die Trump-Regierung die Bevölkerung aus, um in einer Art Beschaffungskriminalität den Finanzjunkies an der Wall Street zur nächsten Geldspritze zu verhelfen.

Tausende demonstrieren gegen AfD-Parteitag

Dietmar Henning, 4. Dezember 2017

Vielen Jugendlichen und Studenten, die am Samstag in Hannover demonstrierten, ist die Verantwortung der etablierten Parteien für den Aufstieg der AfD bewusst.

Afrika-Gipfel in Abidjan: EU und Frankreich verschärfen neokolonialen Wettlauf um Afrika

Francis Dubois, 4. Dezember 2017

Die imperialistischen Kriege in Libyen und in der Sahelzone haben Nordafrika verwüstet. Die EU reagiert darauf, indem sie ihre Militärintervention ausweitet.

Frankreich: Kampagne zur Ächtung der Gewalt gegen Frauen führt zu Verschärfung polizeilicher Unterdrückung

Francis Dubois und Alex Lantier, 4. Dezember 2017

Die Kampagne, die in Frankreich nach der Weinstein-Affäre in den USA begonnen hat, kennzeichnet einen weiteren Rechtsruck von Präsident Emmanuel Macron.

IYSSE gründen Hochschulgruppe in Bonn

unseren Korrespondenten, 4. Dezember 2017

Die International Youth and Students for Social Equality sind nun auch offiziell mit einer Hochschulgruppe an der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn vertreten.

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Perspective

The public humiliation and destruction of Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine

5 December 2017

The decision by the Metropolitan Opera in New York City to suspend James Levine, its longtime musical director (1976-2016), from any further conducting engagements is the latest victory for the New York Times and the champions of the new repression.

Earlier Perspectives »

Book Review

Mark Mazower’s What You Did Not Tell: The fate of a 20th century family from Russia

By Clara Weiss, 5 December 2017

Mark Mazower’s account of his family’s history, which was closely entangled with the development of the Russian revolutionary movement, is a very interesting and stimulating read.

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Tsar to Lenin - Centenary Edition DVD

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Commentary

Behind the FCC plan to abolish net neutrality
Broadband monopolies to censor Internet content

By Kevin Reed, 5 December 2017

The FCC plan to repeal previous net neutrality standards enables the ISP monopolies to further their business interests while enabling censorship at a fundamental level of Internet infrastructure.

Following passage of Senate tax bill, US ruling class takes aim at Social Security and Medicare

By Andre Damon, 4 December 2017

The US Senate tax bill: The financial oligarchy on the rampage

In wake of Flynn guilty plea, anti-Russia campaign intensifies against Trump

By Patrick Martin, 4 December 2017

Bernie Sanders promotes illusions in the Democrats in speaking tour of Midwest

By Tom Hall, 4 December 2017

Acclaimed Australian actor Geoffrey Rush becomes the latest witch-hunt victim

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: the Americas
Halifax Shipyard workers vote 99 percent in favor of strike

5 December 2017

The union accuses management of seeking to impose a long list of concessions, including the decimation of safety rules.

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
December 4-10: Guns fall silent on the Eastern Front

4 December 2017

Soviet Russia and the Central Powers agree to a 10-day truce, subsequently extended to 28 days. “We have started a resolute struggle against the war brought on by the clash of robbers over their spoils,” Lenin declares in a speech December 5.

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

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.

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

By David North, 13 November 2017

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

Socialist Equality Party

Oppose Trudeau and Trump, the Canada-US alliance, and imperialist war!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 4 December 2017

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

27 November 2017

Meeting of Grenfell Fire Forum in London on December 9

22 November 2017

IYSSE

IYSSE mounts campaign against university police censorship at University of California, Berkeley

By Evan Blake, 2 December 2017

WSWS Arts Editor David Walsh at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor on December 5
Public meeting: What the Russian Revolution meant for modern art and culture

2 December 2017

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.

Arts Review

Roman J. Israel, Esq.: Rebel with a cause

By Joanne Laurier, 2 December 2017

An interview with Iranian filmmaker Ali Asgari, co-director of The Silence and Disappearance
“The subjects that interest us are connected with social issues and the lack of equality”

By David Walsh, 1 December 2017

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

By Paul Mitchell, 30 November 2017

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

Google Censorship

Net neutrality and the drive to censor the internet

By Andre Damon, 25 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!

More on Google Censorship »

International Amazon Workers Voice

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
One day strike hits German and Italian Amazon distribution centres

1 December 2017

About 2,000 Amazon workers in Germany and another 500 in Italy walked out on “Black Friday”, November 24, traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year, over pay and working conditions.

“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

Amazon announces new cloud to host “Secret” government data

By Evan Blake, 24 November 2017

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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