Trump’s popular vote deficit may approach two million

By Patrick Martin and David North, 12 November 2016

California state and local government officials reported Thursday afternoon that as many as five million votes remain to be counted in the presidential election.

Race, class and the election of Trump

Trump’s victory and the debacle of American democracy

Trump packs his transition team with ultra-rightists and family members

By Fred Mazelis, 12 November 2016

Major appointments are expected soon, as the incoming administration prepares to step up deregulation and increase the attacks on immigrants and all sections of the working class.

Anti-Trump protests spread across the US

By our reporters, 12 November 2016

The outrage at the election of Trump stands in contrast to efforts by the Obama administration and the Clinton campaign to unify behind Trump’s impending presidency.

Australian establishment concerns over future of US alliance under Trump

By James Cogan, 12 November 2016

A panicked Australian political establishment has rushed to accommodate to the election of Trump, while seeking to work out its implications.

Rattled by Trump victory, Canada offers to renegotiate NAFTA

German media demands military buildup in response to US election

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Greece: Syriza government reshuffle prepares new attacks on working class

By Katerina Selin, 12 November 2016

The Greek government is responding to the country’s growing political and social crisis by working more closely with international creditors to push through austerity measures.

UK: Working-class families in record levels of debt

By Joe Mount, 12 November 2016

Economic stagnation and government austerity measures are eviscerating incomes and pushing thousands more into unemployment.

British Medical Association officially winds up junior doctors dispute

By Robert Stevens, 12 November 2016

Everything was done by the BMA’s Junior Doctors Committee to limit the doctors’ struggle and isolate their strike, even as it had widespread popular support.

Berlin: Red-red-green coalition to strengthen police

By Sonja Bach, 12 November 2016

The prospective red-red-green coalition is justifying the strengthening of the police and state apparatus with phrases about “civil rights” and “promoting democracy.”

Australian government pushes ahead with lifetime refugee ban

By Max Newman, 12 November 2016

The government remains determined to get the bill through the Senate despite widespread public opposition to its blatant violation of international law.

Diplomatic row erupts between Sri Lanka and China

By W.A. Sunil, 12 November 2016

The public squabble between Colombo and Beijing over loans is another indication of rising geo-strategic tensions in the region.

New in Italian

La vittoria di Trump e lo sfacelo della democrazia americana

Di Joseph Kishore, 10 novembre 2016

Tale è la crisi politica negli USA da elevare un osceno ciarlatano e demagogo miliardario alla più alta carica del paese.

New in Russian

Пророссийский кандидат лидирует на президентских выборах в Молдавии

Маркус Зальцман, 12 ноября 2016 г.

Выборы рассматриваются в качестве решающего события в определении того, будет ли Молдавия усиливать свою ориентацию на Европейский союз или же укреплять связи с Россией.

75 лет назад: «Четники» и партизаны вступают в конфликт в Югославии

12 ноября 2016 г.

1 ноября 1941 года силы сербских «четников», возглавляемых националистом Драже Михайловичем, начали неожиданные нападения на город Ужице и другие позиции партизанских отрядов, возглавлявшихся Коммунистической партией Тито.

New in Spanish

La victoria de Trump y la catástrofe de la democracia estadounidense

Por Joseph Kishore, 12 noviembre 2016

La degeneración del gobierno burgués es tal que ha elevado a un obsceno charlatán millonario y demagogo al cargo más alto del país.

La pesadilla electoral en Estados Unidos llega tambaleando a su final

Por Joe Kishore y David North, 12 noviembre 2016

El disgusto hacia ambos candidatos refleja una alienación generalizada hacia todo el sistema político capitalista.

Amanda Taub del New York Times y “la crisis de la blancura”

Por David Walsh, 12 noviembre 2016

El comentario del primero de noviembre de Taub culpa a la blancura por la desequilibrada elección presidencial.

New in Turkish

Irk, sınıf ve Trump’ın seçilmesi

Barry Grey, 11 Kasım 2016

Clinton’ın ve Demokratların yenilgisinin altında yatan şey ırk veya cinsiyet değil, ekonomik ve sınıfsal konulardır.

New in German

Vom Monster zum gewählten Präsidenten: Demokraten kriechen vor Trump

Von Andre Damon, 12. November 2016

In ihrer überstürzten Eile, Trump zu unterstützen, verschweigen Demokraten und Medien zum größten Teil eine wichtige Tatsache: Der zukünftige Präsident hat die Wahlen, was die Gesamtzahl der Stimmen angeht, verloren.

Wall Street feiert Trumps Wahlsieg mit Kursfeuerwerk

Von Nick Beams, 12. November 2016

Trumps wirtschaftsfreundliche Politik und die Unterstützung durch das Establishment der Demokratischen Partei treiben die Kurse in die Höhe.

Bernie Sanders bereit zur Zusammenarbeit mit Trump

Von Eric London, 12. November 2016

Vor achtzehn Monaten hat Sanders seine Kandidatur bekanntgegeben, und heute erklärt er sich „bereit, mit Trump zusammenzuarbeiten“. Sein Statement enthält für die Arbeiterklasse eine wichtige Lehre.

Gegen rechte Ideologie an der Humboldt-Universität!
Ein offener Brief an Prof. Thomas Sandkühler

International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 12. November 2016

Die Hochschulgruppe der IYSSE an der Berliner Humboldt-Universität protestiert gegen den Versuch, begründete Kritik am rechten Historiker Jörg Baberowski einzuschüchtern.

Bundestag beschließt Ausweitung von Bundeswehreinsatz im Irak und Syrien

Von Justus Leicht, 12. November 2016

Die deutschen Truppen befinden sich in einem umfassenden Kampf- und Kriegseinsatz. Ausdrücklich wird den „eingesetzten Kräften“ das Recht zur „Anwendung militärischer Gewalt“ eingeräumt.

Syriza bildet Kabinett um und bereitet neue soziale Angriffe vor

Von Katerina Selin, 12. November 2016

Die griechische Syriza-Regierung reagiert auf die wachsende politische und soziale Krise im Land und richtet sich personell auf eine noch engere Zusammenarbeit mit den internationalen Kreditgebern aus, um den vereinbarten Sparkurs durchzusetzen.

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Perspective

The myth of the reactionary white working class

12 November 2016

The claim that the election of Trump was due to the racism of the “white working class” is a false narrative exploded by the most basic analysis of the data.

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November 5 Antiwar Conference

Socialism vs Capitalism and War conference
SEP candidate for West Virginia House of Delegates Naomi Spencer speaks on the social crisis in Appalachia

12 November 2016

Spencer reviewed the experience of her campaign in one of the poorest areas of the country, which has been devastated by mass unemployment, the drug and suicide epidemic and government indifference.

Socialism vs Capitalism and War conference
SEP’s vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth reviews lessons of the Sanders campaign

11 November 2016

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

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

The 2016 US elections

US unions praise Trump and his “America-First” nationalism

By Jerry White, 12 November 2016

It did not take long for the executives that run the trade unions to offer their loyal services to President-elect Donald Trump.

From monster to Mr. President-Elect: Democrats grovel before Trump

By Andre Damon, 11 November 2016

Bernie Sanders declares willingness to “work with Trump”

By Eric London, 11 November 2016

Dow hits record high as Wall Street celebrates Trump victory

SEP candidate Jerry White on Trump's election victory

By Jerry White, 10 November 2016

The idiot speaks: Slavoj Žižek endorses Donald Trump

By Andre Damon, 9 November 2016

US political establishment rallies behind Trump

SEP campaign in West Virginia wins over 900 votes

Shock in Europe over Trump’s election victory

European far right hails Trump’s win

More on the 2016 US elections »

Commentary

Growing crisis surrounds US-backed offensive in Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 11 November 2016

US-backed Iraqi assault on Mosul enters third week

Aleppo, Mosul and “war crimes”

More on the war in Iraq and Syria »

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

By Kumaran Ira, 10 November 2016

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

12 November 2016

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

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

More on autoworkers issues »

Arts Review

Gimme Danger from Jim Jarmusch

By Kevin Martinez, 11 November 2016

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

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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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