Hillary Clinton leads by two million in US popular vote

By Patrick Martin, 24 November 2016

Clinton’s lead in the popular vote is being largely ignored by the American media and the political establishment, including the Democratic Party leadership.

Who is Charles Schumer?

By James Brookfield, 24 November 2016

King Donald meets his media courtiers

Popular vote margin against Trump hits 1.7 million

Trump to build on Obama’s antidemocratic legacy

By Tom Carter, 24 November 2016

The assault on democratic rights under cover of the “war on terror” has provided the incoming Trump administration with a pseudo-legal framework to impose authoritarian methods of rule.

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The 19,000 Dow: Markets soar on prospects for profiteering under Trump

By Nick Beams, 24 November 2016

Trump’s agenda for the US economy bears a striking resemblance to his own business operations: a mixture of tax evasion, swindling and profit-gouging.

Chattanooga school bus tragedy: The human cost of capitalist decay

By Fred Mazelis, 24 November 2016

Three dozen children from the Woodmore Elementary School in Chattanooga were headed home when their bus crashed into a tree and was nearly sliced in half.

Greek fascists attack refugee camp

By John Vassilopoulos, 24 November 2016

Riot police intervened to stop Thursday’s attacks on the camp only after they had gone on for five hours.

Trump’s election escalates Turkey’s disputes with its NATO allies

By Halil Celik, 24 November 2016

Turkish officials initially reacted to Trump’s election by escalating the drive towards authoritarian forms of rule and signaling a possible warming of ties with China.

France’s Jean-Pierre Chevènement hails US President-elect Trump

Trump’s election as seen from Europe

Death toll mounts, as India-Pakistan tensions seethe

By Sampath Perera and Keith Jones, 24 November 2016

The “new normal” between India and Pakistan is cross-border barrages and bellicose threats—i.e., a volatile dynamic that could easily trigger all-out war.

India-Pakistan cross-border barrages heighten South Asia’s war crisis

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

UK government Autumn Statement: Economic crisis accelerates after Brexit vote

By Robert Stevens, 24 November 2016

Workers whose living standards have already been devastated face more years of brutal austerity.

Queen to be given £370 million to refurbish Buckingham Palace

By Richard Tyler, 24 November 2016

News of the proposed payment led to an online petition demanding that “the Crown and its estates should be made to fund its own renovations.”

Over 120,000 British children will be homeless this winter

Australian state government imprisons teenagers in adult jail

By Eric Ludlow, 24 November 2016

The repressive response to a so-called riot in the Melbourne juvenile prison is the latest example of the brutality being inflicted on teenage prisoners in Australia.

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ABD Suriyeli İslamcıları karadan havaya füzelerle silahlandırıyor

Bill Van Auken, 24 Kasım 2016

Uçaksavar füzelerinin Suriye’ye gönderilmesi, geçtiğimiz beş yıldır ülkeyi harabeye çeviren ve 300.000 dolayında Suriyelinin ölümüne yol açan ABD destekli rejim değişikliği savaşında önemli bir tırmanmaya işaret etmektedir.

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Acusan a Volkswagen de ayudar a la dictadura brasileña en la tortura de trabajadores

Por Armando Cruz, 24 noviembre 2016

Trabajadores eran secuestrados y llevados a las plantas de VW para ser interrogados, golpeados y torturados.

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Le roi Donald rencontre ses courtisans des médias

Par Patrick Martin, 24 novembre 2016

rump a engueulé les PDG des médias et présentateurs de télévision, créant une atmosphère que l’un des participants, intimidé, a comparé à un « peloton d’exécution ».

Les États-Unis fournissent des missiles sol-air aux islamistes syriens

Par Bill Van Auken, 24 novembre 2016

Les missiles portables ont été remis aux mains de soi-disant « rebelles » dans ce qui semble être une tentative d’intensifier le conflit avant le changement de gouvernement.

Guerre commerciale et mesures anti-immigrants dans une vidéo de Trump

Par Barry Grey, 24 novembre 2016

La vidéo souligne le nationalisme et le militarisme féroces, combinés au racisme anti-immigrant et à la déréglementation propatronale qui va définir l’administration Trump.

Trump commence à nommer les membres d’un gouvernement d’ultra-droite

Par Patrick Martin, 24 novembre 2016

Il vient de nommer un raciste du sud à la tête du ministère de la Justice, un antimusulman fanatique au poste de conseiller à la sécurité nationale et, comme directeur de la CIA, un membre du congrès lié aux frères Koch.

Répression française contre la « délinquance juvénile » en Nouvelle-Calédonie

Par John Braddock, 24 novembre 2016

Avec une garnison permanente de 1.500 soldats, la Nouvelle Calédonie est vitale pour le positionnement géostratégique de l'impérialisme français dans le Pacifique.

Merkel va briguer un quatrième mandat de chancelière allemande

Par Ulrich Rippert, 24 novembre 2016

Une nouvelle chancellerie sous la direction de Merkel est un appel lancé à tous pour resserrer les rangs au moment où l’opposition se développe contre l’austérité et le militarisme.

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Ungnädige Audienz für die Medien am Hofe Trump

Von Patrick Martin, 24. November 2016

Trump hat Medienmanager und Nachrichtenmoderatoren grob abgekanzelt. Ein Teilnehmer sprach von einer Atmosphäre wie vor einem „Erschießungskommando“.

USA bewaffnen syrische Islamisten mit Boden-Luft-Raketen

Von Bill Van Auken, 24. November 2016

Die Lieferung tragbarer Raketenwerfer an die „Rebellen“ dient offenbar dazu, den Konflikt noch vor der Amtsübernahme der neuen Regierung zu verschärfen.

Kämpfe um Mossul im Nordirak verschärfen sich

Von James Cogan, 24. November 2016

Hunderte von amerikanischen Soldaten sind an Bodenoperationen beteiligt. Angeblich kämpfen auch britische und australische Truppen an der Seite der irakischen Streitkräfte.

Proteste gegen Abschiebungen nach Afghanistan

Von Carola Kleinert, 24. November 2016

Am vergangenen Freitag haben mehr als 500 Menschen in der Frankfurter Innenstadt gegen die drohenden Abschiebungen von Flüchtlingen nach Afghanistan protestiert.

Der Arbeitsplatzabbau bei VW und die Rolle der IG Metall

Von Dietmar Henning, 24. November 2016

Bei Volkswagen arbeiten die gewerkschaftlichen Funktionäre die Angriffe auf die Belegschaft aus und setzen sie durch. Sie sind über zahllose Verbindungen mit dem Management verschmolzen.

Polnischer Sejm beschließt Gründung einer paramilitärischen Miliz

Von Clara Weiss, 24. November 2016

Mitte November gab das polnische Parlament grünes Licht für den Aufbau einer Armee zur Territorialverteidigung (WOT) mit 53.000 Mann.

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Perspective

Thanksgiving 2016 and the social crisis in America

24 November 2016

For millions of American families, the Thanksgiving holiday will only underscore the economic insecurity and social misery they confront.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Germany: Humboldt University Student Parliament opposes military advertising at university

By our reporter, 24 November 2016

The motion to ban advertising by the armed forces at the university was introduced by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) chapter at Humboldt.

Australia: IYSSE establishes student club at the University of Melbourne

By our reporters, 24 November 2016

In 2017, the centenary year of the Russian Revolution, the IYSSE will wage a fight for Trotskyism in opposition to the pseudo-left politics that have dominated on campus.

Humboldt University Professor Sandkühler’s response to the IYSSE: A declaration of intellectual bankruptcy

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 23 November 2016

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

The Fight for Historical Truth at Humboldt University »

Berlin IYSSE meeting on Trump election provokes intense discussion

David North addresses packed meeting in San Diego on the election of Donald Trump

Commentary

2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony
Obama awards those who “have helped make me who I am”

By David Walsh, 24 November 2016

Tuesday’s ceremony, during which Barack Obama bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on 21 individuals, was a bizarre and unreal event.

Lessons of protests against murder of Jaffna University students in Sri Lanka

By K.Nesan and V. Gnana, 24 November 2016

Workers and youth must be unified across ethnic lines in struggle against nationalism, both Sinhala and Tamil, and against the imperialist war drive in Asia.

As Trump assembles a war cabinet, the Kremlin hopes for better relations

By Andrea Peters, 23 November 2016

US arms Syrian Islamists with surface-to-air missiles

By Bill Van Auken, 23 November 2016

More on the war in Iraq and Syria »

Trump video outlines trade war and anti-immigrant measures

Trump’s authoritarian government of nationalism and war

A chilling attack on free speech
Trump attempts to bully cast of Hamilton over criticism of anti-democratic policies

Mass student protests against Trump election: The way forward

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Arts

Bleed for This and The Edge of Seventeen: Are these any match for the times?

By Joanne Laurier, 24 November 2016

Bleed for This is a gritty biographical movie about a “blue collar” fighter who makes one of the greatest comebacks in boxing history. A difficult, friendless teenager finds her stride in The Edge of Seventeen.

Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) dies at 82

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

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

Socialist Equality Party

New Zealand: Auckland youth and workers concerned over US election result, danger of war

By our correspondents, 24 November 2016

The Socialist Equality Group is campaigning for a public meeting this Sunday on the causes and implications of Donald Trump’s election.

Report by Julie Hyland to the Third National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)

By Julie Hyland, 21 November 2016

Report to the Third National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)

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

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

SEP and IYSSE public meetings
The election of Donald Trump: The political issues facing workers and youth

18 November 2016

SEP public meeting in Colombo: The international implications of Trump’s election

19 November 2016

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

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MEHRING BOOKS 2016 HOLIDAY SALE

23 November 2016

All titles discounted from 10 percent to 50 percent during our annual holiday sale. Week 1: The Russian Revolution.

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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.

25 years ago: Haitian refugees die on the high seas

Late on November 22, 1991, a boat carrying 160 refugees sank in the straits between Haiti and Cuba, with all those aboard lost.

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50 year ago: Chinese Red Guards attack workers

On November 23, 1966, the newspaper of the Chinese Red Guards reported a violent clash between student members of the Red Guards and factory workers in Beijing.

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75 years ago: Red Army defeats Wehrmacht at Rostov

On November 21, 1941, as part of the attack upon the Soviet Union’s Caucasus region during Operation Barbarossa, German forces entered the Soviet city of Rostov and seized a bridgehead across the River Don.

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100 years ago: Austrian Emperor Franz Josef dies

On November 21, 1916, Emperor Franz Josef I, the Habsburg ruler of Austria-Hungary, died in Vienna at the age of 88.

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Workers Struggles

Unions, aided by the pseudo-left, push through poverty-level wage deals
Lessons of the Harvard University Dining Services strike

By Mike Ingram, 23 November 2016

The strike by Harvard dining workers provides political lessons for others facing poverty-level wage deals negotiated by the unions with the support of ostensibly left organizations.

Significant opposition as Philadelphia transit workers ratify contract

By Alan Whyte, 21 November 2016

Barnard College contingent faculty vote on strike authorization

By Sandy English, 19 November 2016

Science

Record-low sea ice as Arctic temperatures soar

By Daniel de Vries, 22 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

November 5 Antiwar Conference

SEP candidate Jerry White addresses Socialism vs Capitalism and War conference

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

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

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