Deal to “save” Indiana Carrier plant will cut 1,100 jobs

By Jerry White, 1 December 2016

Trump reportedly told the CEO of Carrier’s parent company that federal and state tax cuts and the lifting of corporate regulations could save more money than moving to Mexico.

Trump refuses to sever ties with his business empire

A cabinet of billionaires
Trump forms a Wall Street government to attack health care and workers’ rights

Trump names Medicare opponent to head health programs: Who is Tom Price?

By Nick Barrickman, 1 December 2016

The naming of Tom Price to head the Department of Health and Human Services signals the intention of the incoming Trump administration to begin the dismantling of Medicare.

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North Carolina cop who shot man in back will not be charged

By Shannon Jones, 1 December 2016

Prosecutors ruled the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte “justifiable” despite video footage showing the victim walking backwards with his hands at his sides.

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Wildfire continues to ravage Gatlinburg, Tennessee

By Naomi Spencer, 1 December 2016

At least four people have died, nearly four dozen have been injured, and many more remain unaccounted for in the fire surrounding Gatlinburg, a resort town in eastern Tennessee.

At least five dead as extreme drought, wildfires ravage southeastern US

North Dakota Governor orders “emergency evacuation” of Dakota Access pipeline protest site

By Kevin Martinez, 1 December 2016

The Army Corps of Engineers has set a deadline of December 5 for protesters to leave the encampment or face prosecution for “trespassing.”

Pentagon advances coverup for September bombing of Syrian army

By Bill Van Auken, 1 December 2016

The claim that the massacre of as many as 90 Syrian soldiers was a “human error” carried out in “good faith” is contradicted by the US military’s own admissions.

New York Times vents Washington’s rage over debacle in Syria

OPEC announces deal to cut oil production

By Nick Beams, 1 December 2016

The OPEC negotiations were marked by considerable tension, with warnings that oil price could fall to as low as $20 per barrel if no agreement were reached.

UK: Corbyn protects Tony Blair from a demand that he account for his Iraq war lies

By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 1 December 2016

Corbyn has capitulated to the warmongers in the Parliamentary Labour Party at every juncture.

Dire situation in UK social care for the elderly

By Dennis Moore, 1 December 2016

Local authorities agreed to help just under half of the 6.6 million people who approached them for help.

South Korean president offers to resign

By Ben McGrath, 1 December 2016

President Park has lost support from nearly all sections of the political establishment, with even close supporters in her own party calling on her to step down.

War tensions between India and Pakistan intensify

By Wasantha Rupasinghe and Keith Jones, 1 December 2016

The truce along the Line of Control between Indian- and Pakistan-held Kashmir, that was put in place in the aftermath of a war crisis in 2001-2002, has manifestly broken down.

Violent clashes follow announcement of businessman Jovenel Moïse as election winner in Haiti

By John Marion, 1 December 2016

While hundreds of thousands are still without food after Hurricane Matthew, Haiti’s ruling elite organized the election of a president with barely 20 percent voter turnout.

Australia: CIMIC Group’s takeover of UGL foreshadows more job cuts

By Oscar Grenfell, 1 December 2016

The acquisition will intensify years of job destruction and restructuring by the mining and engineering contractor.

New in Spanish

¡Adelante con el Partido Socialista por la Igualdad francés!

1 diciembre 2016

Este documento incorpora las bases históricas y principios políticos adoptados en la conferencia de fundación del Parti de l'égalité socialiste, la nueva sección francesa del Comité Internacional de la Cuarta Internacional.

Las cuestiones políticas sobre la campaña para el recuento de votos en EE.UU.

Joseph Kishore y David North, 1 diciembre 2016

La crisis política desatada por la iniciativa para recontar los votos en Wisconsin, Michigan y Pensilvania se está profundizando.

El gobierno autoritario, nacionalista y militarista de Trump

Por Joseph Kishore, 1 diciembre 2016

Mientras que el Partido Demócrata busca normalizar el traspaso de poderes a Trump, los nombramientos del presidente electo confirman que el siguiente gobierno tendrá un carácter sin precedentes históricos.

New in French

Le New York Times exprime la fureur de Washington sur la débâcle en Syrie

Par Bill Van Auken, 1 décembre 2016

Le Times a édité de nombreux éditoriaux, des articles et des bloc-notes qui justifient le bain de sang lancé par l’impérialisme américain en Syrie en tant que croisade « droits de l’homme ».

Le putsch au parti socialiste expose une démocratie espagnole en panne

Par Alejandro López et Alex Lantier, 1 décembre 2016

Le putsch du PSOE a conduit à l’installation d’un gouvernement de droite impopulaire.

Un journal et des politiciens allemands de droite réclament l’arme nucléaire

Par Johannes Stern, 1 décembre 2016

La décision prise vendredi dernier par le parlement allemand d’augmenter le budget militaire a suscité un débat sur la fourniture de l’arme nucléaire à l’armée.

New in German

New York Times lässt der Wut über Washingtons Debakel in Syrien freien Lauf

Von Bill Van Auken, 1. Dezember 2016

In der New York Times erschienen massenhaft verlogene Editorials und Kommentare, die das Blutbad des US-Imperialismus in Syrien als Kreuzzug für „Menschenrechte“ rechtfertigten.

Trumps Kabinett der Milliardäre: freie Hand für die Wall Street

Von Patrick Martin, 1. Dezember 2016

Trump hat den Wall Street-Banker Steven Mnuchin zum Finanzminister und den Krankenversicherungsgegner Tom Price zum Gesundheitsminister ernannt.

Italien: Scheitern des Referendums könnte Bankenkrise auslösen

Von Nick Beams, 1. Dezember 2016

Das Finanzkapital betrachtet das Referendum als Test, ob Ministerpräsident Renzi die „Umstrukturierung“ des Bankensystems durchsetzen und die Angriffe auf die Arbeiterklasse verschärfen kann.

Rhein-Main-Airport: Demonstration der Lufthansa-Piloten

Von Marianne Arens, 1. Dezember 2016

Am Tag Sieben des aktuellen Pilotenstreiks versammelten sich hunderte streikende Lufthansa-Piloten vor dem Tor 21 am Rhein-Main-Flughafen Frankfurt.

Die Rolle von Verdi bei der Privatisierung des öffentlichen Nahverkehrs

Von Andy Niklaus, 1. Dezember 2016

In Pforzheim werden Anfang nächsten Jahres alle 250 Mitarbeiter des öffentlichen Nahverkehrsbetriebes ihre Arbeit verlieren und nur zu wesentlich schlechteren Bedingungen bei einem privaten Anbieter weiterarbeiten können.

Massenproteste gegen südkoreanische Präsidentin

Von Ben McGrath, 1. Dezember 2016

Die Abstimmung über ein Amtsenthebungsverfahren gegen Präsidentin Park steht kurz bevor. Die Proteste vom Wochenende sind ein klares Zeichen für große soziale und politische Unzufriedenheit.

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Perspective

President-elect Trump on flag-burning: The crisis of American democracy

1 December 2016

Trump’s statement on flag-burning reflects not only the authoritarian disposition of the president-elect, but the far-reaching decay of bourgeois democracy in the United States.

Earlier Perspectives »

The election of Donald Trump

The “fake news” furor and the threat of Internet censorship

By Kevin Reed, 1 December 2016

There is more than a whiff of McCarthyism in the crusade by the corporate-controlled media against “fake news” on social media and the Internet.

US officials press Trump to tackle North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 30 November 2016

Black Lives Matter blames “white supremacy” for election of Trump

By Evan Blake and Barry Grey, 30 November 2016

The political issues in the campaign for a recount in the US elections

By Joseph Kishore and David North, 29 November 2016

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Arts

New study of American novelist
A conversation with Tony Williams, author of James Jones: The Limits of Eternity—Part 1

By David Walsh, 1 December 2016

Tony J. Williams has written a new study of the American novelist, James Jones (1921–77), best known for From Here to Eternity, Some Came Running, The Thin Red Line and the posthumously published Whistle.

Moonlight: How much can a person be reduced?

Silent Night: A moving contemporary opera on the 1914 Christmas truce

Workers Struggles

Germany: Striking pilots need a socialist perspective

By Ulrich Rippert, 1 December 2016

The strike by 5,400 Lufthansa pilots deserves the support of all workers.

Pittsburgh Symphony musicians’ strike ends with pay cuts and concessions

By Samuel Davidson, 1 December 2016

After a 55-day strike, musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra were forced to accept concessions as part of a broader assault on music, art and education throughout the country.

Commentary

Putsch in Socialist Party exposes breakdown of Spanish democracy

By Alejandro López and Alex Lantier, 30 November 2016

The political legacy of Fidel Castro

By Bill Van Auken, 28 November 2016

Castroism and the Politics of Petty-Bourgeois Nationalism

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE opposes physical attack on right-wing professor at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 30 November 2016

IYSSE to stand candidates in 2017 student parliament election at Berlin’s Humboldt University

Germany: Humboldt University Student Parliament opposes military advertising at university

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

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

The Fight for Historical Truth at Humboldt University »

Reverse the rejection of club status for the International Youth and Students for Social Equality!
An open letter to the New York University Student Activities Board

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 29 November 2016

Mehring Books

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30 November 2016

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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.

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan workers and students discuss Trump’s election

By our correspondents, 29 November 2016

New Zealand: Socialist Equality Group holds public meeting on US election outcome

By our reporters, 29 November 2016

Sri Lankan SEP holds meeting in Jaffna on the socialist alternative to nationalism and war

By our correspondents, 28 November 2016

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

25 years ago: Pan American World Airways ends operations

On Wednesday, December 4, 1991, one-time industry giant Pan American World Airways shut down operations and grounded all its aircraft after running out of cash.

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50 year ago: Jordanian troops clash with Syria

On December 2, 1966, Jordanian troops crossed the border into Syria in pursuit of alleged terrorist infiltrators, sparking an exchange of acrimonious charges by both governments.

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75 years ago: Nazi special forces massacre German Jews in Lithuania

On November 29, 1941, Nazi forces carried out their second mass killing of Jews in four days in Lithuania.

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100 years ago: British government takes over coal mines

On November 29, 1916, the British government of Liberal Prime Minister David Lloyd George announced that from December 1 it would assume direct control of all coal mines in South Wales, a hotbed of working class militancy.

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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