Trump transition points to escalation of US militarism

By Bill Van Auken, 16 November 2016

Former New York Mayor Giuliani, named as top choice for secretary of state, condemned the Obama administration for failing to “even threaten to use our military” against Russia.

Trump’s candidate for Homeland Security chief calls for suppression of anti-Trump protests

By Tom Carter, 16 November 2016

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has unleashed a series of tweets calling for a “state of emergency” to be declared and for the ongoing anti-Trump protests to be violently “quelled” by the military.

High school walkouts, protests against Trump enter second week

By our reporters, 16 November 2016

Obama defends Trump at White House press conference

Trump’s appointment of Stephen Bannon: A new stage in the crisis of American democracy

Steve Bannon: A fascist in the White House

Video: Protesters speak at anti-Trump march in San Diego, California

Trump’s win provokes nervousness and bravado in Beijing

By Mike Head, 16 November 2016

While the Beijing regime is clearly anxious to reach an accommodation with Trump, it is preparing for an historic collision.

Greek protests greet Obama’s last overseas tour as US president

By Alex Lantier, 16 November 2016

Obama aimed to reassure the European ruling classes that Donald Trump's election would not undermine their relations with the United States.

Leading SPD politician to become German president

By Peter Schwarz, 16 November 2016

Steinmeier, like no other German politician, embodies a policy of welfare cuts and militarism.

After Trump’s election, EU calls for more independent foreign policy

UK: May government pins its hopes on Trump presidency

By Robert Stevens, 16 November 2016

Placing its fortunes in the hands of a reviled and unstable figure such as Trump is a measure of the May government’s political desperation.

Canada’s plans to wage war in Africa take shape

By Laurent Lafrance, 16 November 2016

Canada’s defence minister travelled to Mali and Senegal last week to finalize plans for Canada to join French-led counter-insurgency operations in France’s former African colonies.

Volkswagen is charged with aiding Brazilian dictatorship in torturing workers

By Armando Cruz, 16 November 2016

Workers were seized on picket lines and brought into VW plants to be interrogated, beaten and tortured.

New Zealand: International Socialist Organisation glorifies deceased Council of Trade Unions leader

By Tom Peters, 16 November 2016

The ISO portrayed the veteran union bureaucrat Helen Kelly as a champion for workers’ rights, covering up her record of enforcing mass job cuts and other attacks on workers.

Australia: New South Wales government “bumps up” standardised testing in schools

By Erika Zimmer, 16 November 2016

The new measures underscore the relationship between standardised testing schemes and the government’s cost-cutting agenda for public education.

New in Russian

Европейские ультраправые приветствует победу Трампа

Алекс Лантье, 16 ноября 2016 г.

Крайне правые партии и политики Европы, от Национального фронта во Франции до венгерского президента Виктора Орбана, приветствовали победу Трампа как доказательство того, что их политика может иметь успех.

New in Turkish

Trump’ın Stephen Bannon’ı ataması: Amerikan demokrasisinin krizinde yeni bir aşama

Joseph Kishore, 16 Kasım 2016

Trump’ın seçim zaferi Amerikan egemen sınıfında sağa doğru önemli bir kaymaya işaret ederken, milyonlarca işçi ve genç farklı bir siyasi yönde ilerliyor.

New in French

Le choix de Stephen Bannon par Trump : une nouvelle étape dans la crise de la démocratie américaine

Par Joseph Kishore, 16 novembre 2016

L’arrivée au pouvoir de Trump signale un réalignement au sein de l’élite dirigeante américaine.

Après l’élection de Trump, l’UE demande une politique étrangère plus indépendante

Par Johannes Stern et Alex Lantier, 16 novembre 2016

Les conflits géostratégiques, économiques et politiques entre le capitalisme américain et le capitalisme européen se réaffirment avec une énorme force.

Trump nomme le fasciste Bannon comme premier conseiller et confirme vouloir déporter des millions d’immigrants

Par Tom Eley, 16 novembre 2016

La nomination par Trump d'un fasciste comme premier conseiller et ses plans de déportation de millions d'immigrants sont les premiers gestes de ce qui sera le gouvernement le plus à droite de l'histoire des États-Unis.

New in German

Trump ernennt Stephen Bannon zum Chefstrategen: ein neues Krisenstadium der amerikanischen Demokratie

Von Joseph Kishore, 16. November 2016

Mit Trumps Aufstieg richtet sich die amerikanische herrschende Klasse politisch völlig neu aus.

Obama verteidigt Trump auf Pressekonferenz im Weißen Haus

Von Patrick Martin, 16. November 2016

Während die Mehrheit der Amerikaner den ultrarechten Republikaner ablehnt, will der demokratische Präsident eine „reibungslose Übergabe” der Regierungsgeschäfte.

EU fordert unabhängigere Außenpolitik nach Trumps Wahlsieg

Von Johannes Stern und Alex Lantier, 16. November 2016

Die geostrategischen, wirtschaftlichen und politischen Konflikte zwischen dem amerikanischen und europäischen Kapitalismus kehren mit enormer Kraft zurück.

Steinmeier soll Bundespräsident werden

Von Peter Schwarz, 16. November 2016

Steinmeier steht wie kein anderer deutscher Politiker für eine Politik des Sozialabbaus und des Militarismus.

Parteitag der Grünen im Schatten der Trump-Wahl

Von Dietmar Henning, 16. November 2016

Die aus der Friedens- und Anti-Atomkraft-Bewegung entstandene Partei repräsentiert dieselben abgehobenen oberen zehn Prozent der Gesellschaft wie das liberale und pseudolinke Milieu in den USA, das Hillary Clinton unterstützte.

Trumps Wahlsieg und die italienische Rechte

Von Marianne Arens, 16. November 2016

Die italienische Rechte und Beppe Grillo begrüßen Trumps Wahlsieg in den USA. Die Aussichten für Renzis Verfassungsreferendum vom 4. Dezember haben sich erneut verschlechtert.

Berlin: Rot-Rot-Grün plant Abschiebungen in neuem Gewand

Von Carola Kleinert, 16. November 2016

Linke, Grüne und SPD wollen kommende Massenabschiebungen besser und effizienter organisieren. Sie favorisieren deshalb „freiwillige“ Rückkehrmaßnahmen.

Rakka-Offensive entlarvt Spannungen zwischen US-Verbündeten in Syrien

Von Bill Van Auken, 16. November 2016

Die US-geführte Offensive zur Eroberung der Stadt Rakka, der syrischen Hochburg des Islamischen Staates (IS), führt zu erbitterten Konflikten zwischen Washingtons Hauptverbündeten vor Ort.

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Perspective

Mass student protests against Trump election: The way forward

16 November 2016

The opposition expressed by students and young people in demonstrations across the US stands in sharp contrast to the abject capitulation of the Democratic Party to Donald Trump.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Oppose right-wing ideology at Humboldt University: An open letter to Professor Thomas Sandkühler

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 16 November 2016

The IYSSE at Humboldt University in Berlin is protesting against the attempt to suppress legitimate criticism of the right-wing historian Jörg Baberowski.

Commentary

New York Times apologizes for coverage of presidential election

By David Walsh, 16 November 2016

In two open letters last Friday, the New York Times expressed regret for its coverage of the US election and promised to approach the Donald Trump administration “without bias.”

Trump’s victory, Brexit and Paul Mason’s call for a new “progressive alliance”

By Chris Marsden, 16 November 2016

Mason and others within Britain’s pseudo-left and liberal commentariat seek to dress up a strategic reorientation of imperialist policy in a progressive cloak.

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

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

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

The myth of the reactionary white working class

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One million protestors in Seoul demand Korean president resign

By Ben McGrath, 15 November 2016

International Committee of the Fourth International

The International Committee of the Fourth International founds its French section

By our reporter, 15 November 2016

Build the Socialist Equality Party (France)!

15 November 2016

Socialist Equality Party (UK) 2016 Congress resolutions
Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party: The strategic lessons

By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 15 November 2016

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

Public meetings in New Zealand and Australia
The political causes and international implications of Trump’s election: A Marxist assessment

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 15 November 2016

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

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

Arts Review

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk: Ang Lee on the Iraq war and American hoopla

By David Walsh, 15 November 2016

Gimme Danger from Jim Jarmusch

By Kevin Martinez, 11 November 2016

Workers Struggles

Pittsburgh Symphony musician strike longest in history

By Evan Winters and Samuel Davidson, 15 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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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

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