Syrian fighting intensifies amid growing signs of military escalation under Trump

By Bill Van Auken, 17 November 2016

The offensive has been accompanied by an increasingly hysterical campaign in the media against any easing of tensions with Moscow under a Trump administration.

Trump transition points to escalation of US militarism

Vice President Biden, Senate Democrats redouble pledge to work with Trump

By Joseph Kishore, 17 November 2016

The cordial words from leading Democrats come amidst growing protests against Trump’s election, centered among high school students and youth.

Mass student protests against Trump election: The way forward

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

Obama postures as Europe’s protector in Athens

By Chris Marsden, 17 November 2016

The European Union has plunged millions of Greek workers into an ever-deeper social nightmare based on an austerity programme that Obama endorses.

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

Obama visits Berlin after Trump’s victory

By Ulrich Rippert, 17 November 2016

Notwithstanding Obama's claims, Trump’s election will be characterised by sharp tensions and shocks in Transatlantic relations.

“Workers are going to see Trump is not going to do anything for them”
Autoworkers react to the election of Trump

By Shannon Jones, 17 November 2016

Autoworkers contacted by the WSWS acknowledged that Trump had been able to tap into the deep social anger and alienation among workers towards the political establishment.

High school walkouts, protests against Trump enter second week

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Cop who killed Philando Castile facing manslaughter charges

By Zaida Green, 17 November 2016

Officer Jeronimo Yanez faces charges of second-degree manslaughter and dangerous discharge of a firearm after shooting Castile seven times during a traffic stop in July.

Ohio judge declares mistrial in the murder of Sam DuBose

By Samuel Davidson, 17 November 2016

A former police officer was charged in the death of an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop.

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Pro-Russian candidates win presidential elections in Bulgaria and Moldova

By Markus Salzmann, 17 November 2016

The victory of pro-Russian candidates in Bulgaria and Moldova has intensified domestic and international tensions and deepened the crisis of the European Union.

UK government accelerates privatisation of National Health Service

By Ajanta Silva, 17 November 2016

Since the Health and Social Care Act was introduced in 2013, private firms have won National Health Service clinical contracts worth £5.5 billion.

Canadian PM urges global financial elite to join privatization drive

By Roger Jordan, 17 November 2016

The Trudeau government is hoping to woo international investors with the promise of long-term profits extracted from workers through user fees and tolls on public infrastructure.

Australia: NSW government re-introduces public school inspectors to enforce unpopular measures

By Frank Gaglioti, 17 November 2016

Inspectors will police standardised testing on behalf of the New South Wales government, with powers to close schools and dismiss “underperforming” teachers.

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

Anglo American sacks workers amid strike at Australian mine

By Terry Cook, 17 November 2016

The unions are isolating a three-month strike by 140 workers at the German Creek mine in Queensland, even as the company announces sackings.

New Zealand’s suicide toll highlights social crisis

By Jeremy Lin, 17 November 2016

Suicides reached another record high this year due to worsening social inequality and severe underfunding of mental health services.

New in Turkish

Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Uluslararası Komitesi Fransız şubesini kurdu

Muhabirlerimizden, 17 Kasım 2016

Paris’teki kuruluş konferansında, Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Uluslararası Komitesi’nin (DEUK) uluslararası delegeleri, Parti de l'égalité socialiste’i (PES, Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi) Fransız şubesi olarak tanıdı.

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Filosofía y política en tiempos de guerra y revolución

Por David North, 17 noviembre 2016

Conferencia en la Universidad de Goethe en Frankfurt.

El nombramiento de Stephen Bannon: Una nueva etapa en la crisis de la democracia estadounidense

Por Joe Kishore, 17 noviembre 2016

El ascenso de Trump a la Casa Blanca ya ha dado muestras de una reordenamiento político drástico dentro de la clase gobernante estadounidense.

New in French

Grèce : manifestations lors de la dernière visite du président Obama à l’étranger

Par Alex Lantier, 17 novembre 2016

Obama a voulu assurer aux classes dirigeantes européennes que l’élection de Donald Trump ne porterait pas atteinte à leurs relations avec les États-Unis.

Un responsable du SPD, prochain président allemand

Par Peter Schwarz, 17 novembre 2016

Steinmeier, comme nul autre politicien allemand, incarne une politique de coupes sociales et de militarisme.

Le Comité général des étudiants de Hambourg proteste contre la présence à l’université du professeur Jörg Baberowski

Par Johannes Stern, 17 novembre 2016

Un nombre croissant d’étudiants n’est plus prêt à accepter que leurs universités soient transformées en centres servant à pratiquer la propagande de guerre et du militarisme.

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Der Weg vorwärts im Kampf gegen Trump

Erklärung der Socialist Equality Party und der International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 17. November 2016

Während die Demokratische Partei vor Trump buckelt, gehen Studierende und Jugendliche überall in den USA auf die Straße.

Obama in Berlin

Von Ulrich Rippert, 17. November 2016

Gestern Abend traf der scheidende US-Präsident Barack Obama in der Bundeshauptstadt ein und traf sich mit Kanzlerin Angela Merkel. Am heutigen Donnerstag und am Freitag sind beide mit Frankreichs Präsidenten François Hollande und weiteren europäischen Regierungschefs verabredet.

Demonstrationen gegen Obama-Besuch in Athen

Von Alex Lantier, 17. November 2016

Obama versucht, der herrschenden Klasse Europas zu versichern, dass die Wahl von Donald Trump ihre Beziehungen zu den Vereinigten Staaten nicht beeinträchtigen wird.

Trumps künftiger Stab weist auf Eskalation des Militarismus hin

Von Bill Van Auken, 17. November 2016

Als neuer Außenminister ist der ehemalige New Yorker Bürgermeister Rudolph Giuliani im Gespräch. Dieser wirft Obama vor, er habe Russland „nicht einmal mit dem Einsatz des Militärs gedroht”.

Steve Bannon: Ein Faschist im Weißen Haus

Von Tom Carter, 17. November 2016

Bannons Website Breitbart News dient als Forum für weiße Nationalisten, Antisemiten und die rechtsextreme „Alt-Right”-Bewegung.

München-Neuperlach: Vier Meter hohe Mauer vor Flüchtlingsheim

Von Anna Rombach, 17. November 2016

Der Bau einer vier Meter hohen Mauer vor einem Flüchtlingsheim in München-Neuperlach sorgt für massive Proteste.

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Perspective

As anti-Trump protests spread, Democrats scramble to contain opposition

17 November 2016

An entire generation of youth is entering into politics and being radicalized by the advent of the most right-wing government in American history.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Packed IYSSE meeting against Trump at Humboldt University in Berlin

A full report on the meeting will be published subsequently.

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

Workers Struggles

Philadelphia transit workers must reject sellout deal

By Alan Whyte, 17 November 2016

Nearly 5,000 Philadelphia transit workers are voting on a sellout deal this Friday, after the union shut down their six-day strike on the eve of Election Day.

Pittsburgh Symphony musician strike longest in history

By Evan Winters and Samuel Davidson, 15 November 2016

Arts Review

The “madness” of war dimly understood in Hacksaw Ridge and the world set right by aliens in Arrival

By Joanne Laurier, 17 November 2016

Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge is about the first and only conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor in World War II. Arrival is a feeble science fiction parable from Denis Villeneuve.

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

By David Walsh, 15 November 2016

Mehring Books

NEW! Available for your eReader from Mehring Books
Globalization and the International Working Class: A Marxist Assessment

17 November 2016

Mehring Books is offering this analysis of the transformation of world economy, first published in 1998 and now out of print, for both ePub and Kindle eReaders.

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.

Commentary

New York Times apologizes for coverage of presidential election

By David Walsh, 16 November 2016

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

By Chris Marsden, 16 November 2016

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

More on the 2016 US elections »

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

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