Trump names fascist Bannon as top adviser, confirms plans to deport immigrants

By Tom Eley, 14 November 2016

Trump’s appointment of a fascist as a top advisor and his plans to deport millions of immigrants are the initial moves of what will be the most right-wing government in American history.

Trump’s popular vote deficit may approach two million

The myth of the reactionary white working class

Anti-Trump protests continue across US for fifth day

By Shannon Jones, 14 November 2016

Demonstrations continued coast to coast over the weekend against the election of Donald Trump and his far-right and anti-immigrant politics.

Several thousand join anti-Trump protests in Chicago

By our reporters, 14 November 2016

Anti-Trump protests in Los Angeles: “At the end of the day, we didn’t want either of them”

By our reporters, 14 November 2016

Trump victory batters emerging markets

By Nick Beams, 14 November 2016

The decline in emerging bond and currency markets hit Latin America, South Africa and Asia, driven by fears of rising interest rates and protectionist measures in the US.

Anti-Trump protests spread across the US

German media demands military buildup in response to US election

Trump victory triggers uncertainty in Tokyo

By Mike Head, 14 November 2016

The initial conciliatory remarks between Trump and Abe cannot hide the heightened tensions between the two imperialist powers.

Australian establishment concerns over future of US alliance under Trump

Rattled by Trump victory, Canada offers to renegotiate NAFTA

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German parliament backs extension of military operations in Iraq and Syria

By Justus Leicht, 14 November 2016

German troops are engaged in a wide-scale military combat mission in the Middle East, having been granted permission to “use military force”.

Bagram air base bombing kills four US personnel in Afghanistan

By Bill Van Auken, 14 November 2016

The attack and other incidents underscore the increasingly precarious situation in Afghanistan after a decade and a half of US war and occupation.

Growing crisis surrounds US-backed offensive in Syria

Aleppo, Mosul and “war crimes”

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Indian defence minister urges jettisoning of “no first-strike” nuclear pledge

By Keith Jones, 14 November 2016

In the midst of a war crisis with Pakistan, India’s defence minister has criticized the country’s “No First Use” nuclear-weapons policy for “giving away strength.”

French prime minister calls for extension of state of emergency

By Alex Lantier, 14 November 2016

Coming just after Donald Trump’s election as US president, the announcement points to the accelerating collapse of democratic forms of rule on both sides of the Atlantic.

French government creates illegal database on over 60 million citizens

By Anthony Torres, 14 November 2016

By setting up a single database monitoring the entire French population, the Socialist Party government is arming the state with vast repressive powers.

Irish ruling elite in deep crisis over Brexit

By Steve James, 14 November 2016

The collapse in the value of the pound against the euro is increasing the price of the €4.4 billion in food exports from the Irish republic to Britain.

Australian government unveils brutal refugee deal with the US

By Max Newman, 14 November 2016

On both sides of the Pacific, the world’s most vulnerable people will be denied the basic right to seek protection, while many will face permanent separation from their families.

Australian government pushes ahead with lifetime refugee ban

Australian government mounts attack on Human Rights Commission

By Peter Symonds, 14 November 2016

The campaign is a cynical attempt to divert attention from the crisis within the government by launching a “freedom of speech” crusade against the Racial Discrimination Act.

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De monstruo a presidente electo: los demócratas se postran ante Trump

Por Andre Damon, 14 noviembre 2016

En sus ansias para apoyar a Trump, los demócratas y los medios de difusión han permanecido en silencio sobre un hecho significativo de las elecciones: el presidente electo perdió el voto popular.

El mito de la clase obrera blanca reaccionaria

Por Eric London, 14 noviembre 2016

Las falsas afirmaciones que la victoria electoral de Trump se debió al racismo de la “clase obrera blanca” se basan en interpretaciones superficiales de los resultados.

Raza, clase y la victoria electoral de Trump

Por Barry Grey, 14 noviembre 2016

Fundamentalmente, los estrechos lazos de Clinton con Wall Street y sus políticas corruptas y militaristas le costaron el apoyo popular.

La seudoizquierda latinoamericana en el espejo del balotaje estadounidense

Por Rafael Azul, 14 noviembre 2016

Sugerir que obreros, mujeres y jóvenes se orienten hacia Black Lives Matter, y en el sindicato SEIU para construir un partido obrero independiente tiene todos los elementos de un chiste de mal gusto.

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Le déficit de Trump au vote populaire pourrait atteindre deux millions

Par Patrick Martin et David North, 14 novembre 2016

Les autorités de l’État de Californie et des autorités locales ont rapporté jeudi après-midi que jusqu’à cinq millions de voix restent à compter dans l’élection présidentielle.

Le mythe de la classe ouvrière blanche réactionnaire

Par Eric London, 14 novembre 2016

L’affirmation selon laquelle l’élection de Trump serait due au racisme de la « classe ouvrière blanche » est une fable balayée par l’analyse la plus élémentaire des données.

Trump remplit son équipe de transition d’ultraconservateurs et de membres de sa famille

Par Fred Mazelis, 14 novembre 2016

Des désignations importantes sont attendues sous peu, car l’administration entrante se prépare à accélérer la déréglementation et à intensifier les attaques contre les immigrés et toutes les couches de la classe ouvrière.

Les manifestations anti-Trump se multiplient aux États-Unis

Par Nos correspondants, 14 novembre 2016

L’indignation face à l’élection de Trump contraste vivement avec les efforts du gouvernement Obama et de la campagne de Clinton pour se rassembler derrière la présidence imminente de Trump.

La campagne du PES en Virginie-Occidentale remporte plus de 900 votes

Par Naomi Spencer – candidate du PES à la Chambre des délégués en Virginie-Occidentale, 14 novembre 2016

Le vote pour le PES représente un virage vers la gauche dans la conscience de classe ouvrière au cours des dernières années et le désir parmi des millions de mettre fin à la guerre, la violence policière et l’austérité.

Les médias allemands réclament un massif réarmement après les élections américaines German media calls for massive rearmament after US elections

Par Johannes Stern, 14 novembre 2016

Les élites allemandes profitent des élections présidentielles américaines pour promouvoir le retour du militarisme allemand.

Une onde de choc en Europe après la victoire de Trump

Par Peter Schwarz, 14 novembre 2016

Les élites dirigeantes européennes craignent que l’élection de Trump ne déstabilise pas seulement les États-Unis mais aussi le reste du monde.

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Perspective

From “political revolution” to collaboration: Sanders and Warren pledge to work with Trump

14 November 2016

As Trump assembles his administration, the Democratic Party and the media seek to normalize a government of the extreme right the likes of which has never been seen in American history.

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Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party (UK) 2016 Congress resolutions
For a new socialist movement against militarism, austerity and war

By Socialist Equality Party (UK), 14 November 2016

Presented here is an edited version of the first resolution adopted by the Socialist Equality Party (UK) Third National Congress, held October 28-31 in Sheffield.

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

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

Commentary

Hamburg student committee protests appearance by Professor Jörg Baberowski

By Johannes Stern, 14 November 2016

Growing numbers of students are no longer prepared to accept the transformation of their universities into centres of war propaganda and militarism.

After backing Clinton, Michael Moore calls for “takeover” of Democratic Party

By Gabriel Black, 14 November 2016

Moore has been brought forward to keep the broadly felt popular opposition to president-elect Donald Trump from breaking free of the political semi-corpse of the Democratic Party.

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

25 years ago: Criminal convictions reversed for Iran-contra conspirator Poindexter

Five felony convictions against former national security adviser Admiral John M. Poindexter were thrown out by a federal appeals court on November 16, 1991.

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50 year ago: Soviet writers protest sentencing of two authors

On November 19, 1966, a petition signed by 63 Soviet writers protesting the sentencing of two authors to hard labor was made public in Western Europe and the United States.

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75 years ago: War of starvation against Leningrad

On November 15, 1941, beleaguered Soviet Red Army units southeast of Leningrad finally crumbled under the heavy firepower of the German Army.

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100 years ago: Battle of the Somme ends with over 1 million casualties

On November 19, 1916, British and French authorities ended their months-long offensive aimed at routing German troops in the strategically critical region of northern France along the Somme River.

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The 2016 US elections

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

By Jerry White, 12 November 2016

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

By Fred Mazelis, 12 November 2016

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

The idiot speaks: Slavoj Žižek endorses Donald Trump

SEP campaign in West Virginia wins over 900 votes

Race, class and the election of Trump

Trump’s victory and the debacle of American democracy

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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

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

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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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

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