US political establishment rallies behind Trump

By Patrick Martin, 10 November 2016

Only 24 hours after denouncing the Republican candidate as a threat to democracy, President Obama and Democratic leaders joined with congressional Republicans in support of president-elect Donald Trump.

Trump’s victory and the debacle of American democracy

Trump wins US presidential election

Shock in Europe over Trump’s election victory

By Peter Schwarz, 10 November 2016

Europe’s ruling elites fear that the election of Trump will not only destabilise the United States, but also the rest of the world.

European far right hails Trump’s win

By Alex Lantier, 10 November 2016

Forces from France’s far-right National Front to Hungarian President Viktor Orban hailed Trump’s victory as proof that far-right policies can prevail.

Big market swings after Trump's election

By Nick Beams, 10 November 2016

After initial fears of a market plunge, Wall Street reached near-record highs as investors decided that Trump’s policies could provide a road to increased wealth.

Thousands protest in Berkeley in wake of Trump election

By Joseph Santolan, 10 November 2016

The Berkeley protest was part of a wave of protests in cities across the country expressing shock and outrage at the election of Trump.

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Further signs of auto slowdown as GM announces job cuts

By Shannon Jones, 10 November 2016

The layoffs, which will go into effect in January and will impact 2,000 workers, are set to hit the assembly plans in Lansing, Michigan and Warren, Ohio.

Layoffs, fare hikes coming to Washington, D.C. transit system

By Nick Barrickman, 10 November 2016

The budget proposal would see the layoff of over 1,000 of the D.C. transit system’s 13,000 workers while imposing fare hikes and cuts to services.

US-backed Iraqi assault on Mosul enters third week

By James Cogan, 10 November 2016

There is every reason to suspect that large casualties are being inflicted on civilians.

Aleppo, Mosul and “war crimes”

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Homeland Security resumes deportation of Haitian immigrants

By Jake Dean and Clodomiro Puentes, 10 November 2016

While thousands of Haitian immigrants remain stranded at the US-Mexico border, the Department of Homeland Security has quietly ended its moratorium on deportations.

Deadly political violence in Peru as Kuczynski completes first 100 days

By a reporter, 10 November 2016

The armed clashes in a small town in eastern Peru were emblematic of the political crisis and corruption dominating the country following President Kuczynski’s assumption of power.

Auto maker Nissan given “support and assurances” by UK government

By Jean Shaoul, 10 November 2016

Post-Brexit, the major corporations are lobbying Downing Street, demanding promises and policies to ensure their continued and increased profitability.

Canadian spy agency concealed mass data intelligence-bank from courts

By Roger Jordan, 10 November 2016

The Federal Court criticized Canada’s premier spy agency for lying about its retention and use of metadata from persons not considered security threats.

Australian foreign policy strategists discuss US-China nuclear war

By Patrick Kelly, 10 November 2016

At a forum on “China’s rise,” former defence official Hugh White repeatedly warned of the danger of nuclear war.

Doctors demonstrate against Australian government’s refugee policies

By Zac Hambides, 10 November 2016

Protest organisers made futile appeals to the Turnbull government and Labor, the very agencies responsible for the escalating persecution of the asylum seekers.

New in Turkish

Trump’ın zaferi ve Amerikan demokrasisinin çöküşü

Joseph Kishore, 10 Kasım 2016

Donald Trump’ın ABD başkanlık seçimlerindeki zaferi, Amerikan demokrasisinin nihai krizini tüm dünyanın önünde gözler önüne seren siyasi bir depremdir.

Devlet baskısının ardından HDP meclis faaliyetlerini durduruyor

Halil Çelik, 10 Kasım 2016

HDP sözcüsü Ayhan Bilgen, Pazartesi günkü basın toplantısında, “Yasama organındaki çalışmalarımızı durdurmaya karar verdik” diyerek, TBMM genel kuruluna ya da komisyonlarına katılmayacaklarını söyledi.

New in French

La victoire de Trump et la débâcle de la démocratie américaine

Par Joe Kishore, 9 novembre 2016

Le régime bourgeois a dégénéré à un tel point qu’il installe un charlatan démagogue et milliardaire aux plus hautes responsabilités.

L’idiot parle : Slavoj Zizek approuve Donald Trump

Par André Damon, 10 novembre 2016

Slavoj Zizek, le chouchou de la pseudo-gauche universitaire, a continué son soutien ouvert de la politique de droite en approuvant le candidat présidentiel républicain fascisant. .

L’Égypte plonge dans un cauchemar économique et sociale

Par Jean Shaoul, 10 novembre 2016

Le FMI insiste pour que l’Égypte mette en œuvre les réformes, y compris la libre fluctuation de la monnaie, des coupes aux subventions, une nouvelle TVA et la privatisation des entreprises publiques.

New in German

Europa: Schock über Trumps Wahlsieg

Von Peter Schwarz, 10. November 2016

Die herrschenden Eliten Europas fürchten, dass Trumps Präsidentschaft nicht nur die USA, sondern auch den Rest der Welt politisch und wirtschaftlich destabilisieren wird.

Goodyear-Reifenwerk Philippsburg: Schließung angeblich „alternativlos“

Von Marianne Arens, 10. November 2016

In einer Art Aufführung mit verteilten Rollen versuchten die Manager, Betriebsräte und Lokalpolitiker den 890 betroffenen Arbeitern klarzumachen, dass es zur Werksschließung keine Alternative gebe.

IWF diktiert „Reformen“ – Es brodelt wieder in Ägypten

Von Jean Shaoul, 10. November 2016

Als Gegenleistung für einen Kredit hat der IWF die Freigabe des Wechselkurses, den Abbau von Subventionen, die Einführung einer neuen Mehrwertsteuer und die Privatisierung staatlicher Unternehmen verlangt.

Der sandinistische Präsident Ortega gewinnt die Wahl in Nicaragua

Von Andrea Lobo, 10. November 2016

Ortega wurde für eine dritte Amtszeit wiedergewählt, trotz der wachsenden Ungleichheit und der zunehmend autokratischen Herrschaftsmethoden.

Zum 100. Geburtstag von Peter Weiss – Schriftsteller, Maler und Filmemacher
2. Teil

Von Stefan Steinberg und Sybille Fuchs, 10. November 2016

Im Mittelpunkt des Werks von Peter Weiss stehen die grundlegenden Erfahrungen des 20. Jahrhunderts, die Verbrechen des Faschismus, die Oktoberrevolution und ihr anschließender Verrat durch die stalinistische Bürokratie.

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Perspective

Race, class and the election of Trump

10 November 2016

The lack of enthusiasm for Clinton was fundamentally a class response to a crony of Wall Street with a record of militarism and corruption.

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SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

SEP candidate Jerry White on Trump's election victory

By Jerry White, 10 November 2016

Millions of workers and young people are shocked and outraged at the election of Donald Trump. How is it possible that this billionaire demagogue and reality TV star, who personifies everything that is rotten and backward, will occupy the highest elected office in the country?

SEP campaign in West Virginia wins over 900 votes

By Naomi Spencer—SEP candidate for WV House District 16, 10 November 2016

The vote for the SEP represents the shift to the left in working class consciousness and a desire among millions for an end to war, austerity and police violence.

SEP candidates speak with voters at the polls in Michigan

By our reporters, 9 November 2016

Commentary

France’s New Anti-Capitalist Party covers up its support for Libya war

By Kumaran Ira, 10 November 2016

As the Libyan catastrophe produced by the 2011 NATO war exposes the NPA’s bankruptcy, it is trying to bury its own record of supporting imperialist war.

The idiot speaks: Slavoj Žižek endorses Donald Trump

By Andre Damon, 9 November 2016

Chicago police fatally shoot 25-year-old man

By George Marlowe, 9 November 2016

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Rolling Stone, journalist found responsible for defamation in University of Virginia rape story

By David Walsh, 8 November 2016

NATO announces largest troop deployments against Russia since Cold War

By Alex Lantier, 8 November 2016

November 5 Antiwar Conference

Socialism vs Capitalism and War conference
The global crisis and the danger of world war

By Andre Damon, 9 November 2016

SEP candidate Jerry White addresses Socialism vs Capitalism and War conference

8 November 2016

Broad turnout for “Socialism vs. Capitalism and War” conference in Detroit

Attendees at SEP anti-war conference speak on war danger, US election

Arts Review

National Bird: “I don’t know how many people I’ve killed,” says US drone pilot

By Joanne Laurier, 9 November 2016

USA Network’s Mr. Robot, Season 2: Pessimism overtakes anger, with unfortunate results

By Carlos Delgado, 7 November 2016

The 2016 US elections

On the eve of the 2016 US election

By Patrick Martin, 7 November 2016

US election campaign reveals mass alienation from two-party system

By Patrick Martin, 5 November 2016

Workers and youth largely absent at Clinton rally in Detroit

US election stokes deep concerns in Australian ruling circles

By Peter Symonds, 7 November 2016

Workers Struggles

Strikers at Momentive plants vote down union-backed sellout deal

By Philip Guelpa, 9 November 2016

Canada: Unifor scuttles strike at Integram Seating plant in matter of hours

By Carl Bronski, 8 November 2016

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25 years ago: Santa Cruz Cemetery massacre in East Timor

On November 12, 1991, 271 protesters were killed and 278 wounded when Indonesian army units opened fire on an unarmed funeral procession in Dili, the capital of East Timor.

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50 year ago: CPSU condemns Mao’s “Cultural Revolution”

On November 7, 1966, at celebrations commemorating the 49th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union issued a sharp statement condemning the “cultural revolution” being led by Mao Zedong in China.

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75 years ago: Stalin ends his public absence since Nazi invasion

On November 7, 1941, Stalin took the occasion of the anniversary of the October Revolution to end his months-long public absence from Soviet life.

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100 years ago: Leon Trotsky arrested in Spain

On November 9, 1916, exiled Russian revolutionary leader Leon Trotsky was arrested in Madrid, Spain, apparently as a result of information provided by the French police.

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Obituary

Albert Dragstedt (1933-2016)

By Fred Williams, 2 November 2016

A long-time member of the Workers League, which he joined in the early 1970s, and a supporter of the Socialist Equality Party, Albert combined immense erudition with an unwavering dedication to Marxism.

Mehring Books

David North’s A Quarter Century of War now available in ePub and Kindle formats

3 November 2016

Both ePub and Kindle versions of David North’s recent book A Quarter Century of War: The U.S. Drive for Global Hegemony 1990–2016 are now available from Mehring Books.

Philosophy and Politics in an Age of War and Revolution
A lecture delivered at the Goethe University in Frankfurt

By David North, 25 October 2016

Hundreds attend lecture by David North in Frankfurt, Germany

Socialist Equality Party

SEP public meeting in Jaffna: Imperialist war, Tamil nationalism and the fight for socialism

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 2 November 2016

Book Review

The political anatomy of pseudo-left war propaganda
Part two

By Eric London, 2 November 2016

The political anatomy of pseudo-left war propaganda
Part one

Making the case for war in Eastern Europe
Robert D. Kaplan’s In Europe’s Shadow