Amid anti-Russia media campaign
First permanent deployment of US troops on Russian border since Cold War

By Andre Damon, 16 January 2017

Some 4,000 US troops, together with tanks, artillery and armored vehicles, arrived in Poland over the weekend, further escalating tensions with Russia ahead of the inauguration of Trump.

Racist anti-immigrant riots in Poland

By Clara Weiss, 16 January 2017

Thousands attend Democratic Party health care rally in Warren, Michigan

By Shannon Jones, 16 January 2017

The rally, addressed by former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, was part of a series throughout the country, with Democrats posturing as opponents of Republican plans to attack health care.

US Millennials face higher unemployment, lower income than parents’ generation

By Shelley Connor, 16 January 2017

While the media glowingly reviews Obama’s legacy over the last eight years, sobering reports point to significant declines in living standards among young people.

In wake of Trump election victory
US banks report massive fourth quarter profits

By Gabriel Black, 16 January 2017

Bank share prices and profits have surged in anticipation of the installation of Trump, who has packed his cabinet with Wall Street insiders and pledged to remove regulations.

Economic nationalism and the breakdown of the post-war order

New year opens with wave of layoffs in the US

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New York City transit workers and riders made to pay for system’s ballooning debt

By Philip Guelpa, 16 January 2017

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs New York City’s buses and subways, is tens of billions of dollars in debt.

Trump again threatens to tear up One China policy

By Peter Symonds, 16 January 2017

China rejected Trump’s remarks declaring that the “One China” principle was the political foundation of China-US relations and was “non-negotiable.”

Former Australian prime minister denounces Trump over China

By James Cogan, 16 January 2017

Paul Keating stated that a Trump administration threatened to “involve Australia in war with China.”

China and Russia to counter US anti-missile systems in Asia

Trump’s China policy threatens nuclear war

Taiwanese president meets senior Republicans, fuelling US-China tensions

More on the South China Sea crisis »

Financial parasites feast on Argentina’s economy

By Andrea Lobo, 16 January 2017

Under conditions of an economic recession, financial investors in Argentina feast on high interest rates, while unions and the pseudo-left prevent an independent response by workers.

Italy’s Five Star Movement leader seeks to shift course on Europe

By Marianne Arens, 16 January 2017

The European Parliament deputies of Italy’s Five Star Movement were to have shifted from a euroskeptic to a pro-European group. But they now find themselves back in the euroskeptic camp.

Italian Prime Minister Renzi officially resigns

Vote no on the Italian constitutional referendum!

Millions face dire consequences of rundown of Britain’s National Health Service

By Robert Stevens, 16 January 2017

More than 20 hospitals have raised alerts that they can no longer provide basic services to the public, as the British Red Cross said the NHS faces a “humanitarian crisis.”

UK: Labour-run councils impose Tory cuts under Corbyn’s instruction

By Margot Miller, 16 January 2017

Labour’s role in enforcing savage cuts in Metropolitan borough councils demonstrates it remains a big business party, despite the election of “left” leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Australia: Latrobe Valley power workers, residents denounce wage and job cuts

By our reporters, 16 January 2017

The latest measures are part of a decades-long assault on energy workers in the Latrobe Valley and nationally with the collaboration of the unions.

New in Turkish

Trump’ın Çin politikası nükleer savaş tehdidi oluşturuyor

James Cogan, 16 Ocak 2017

Çin’e odaklanma, doğrudan doğruya, Amerikan şirket seçkinlerinin onu kendilerinin en büyük ekonomik, jeopolitik ve askeri rakibi olarak gören güçlü bir kesiminin çıkarlarından kaynaklanmaktadır.

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Sprache des Kriegs gegen Russland in Washington

Von Joseph Kishore, 16. Januar 2017

Spitzenpolitiker der Demokraten und Republikaner bezeichnen den russischen Präsidenten Putin seit Wochen regelmäßig als „Kriegsverbrecher“ – ein aus früheren Militärangriffen sattsam bekanntes Muster.

China und Russland beschließen Maßnahmen gegen US-Raketenabwehrsysteme in Asien

Von Peter Symonds, 16. Januar 2017

Die Stationierung des THAAD-Systems in Südkorea richtet sich zwar offiziell gegen Nordkorea, ist aber Teil der amerikanischen Aufrüstung in Asien für einen Krieg gegen China und Russland.

Frankreich: Kandidaten der PS wollen Hollandes Politik fortführen

Von Alex Lantier, 16. Januar 2017

Obwohl der Sozialistischen Partei eine schwere Wahlschlappe droht, übte keiner der Kandidaten offene Kritik an Hollande oder forderte einen politischen Kurswechsel im Interesse der arbeitenden Bevölkerung.

Hessische Busfahrer streiken weiter

Von Marianne Arens, 16. Januar 2017

Im Streik der hessischen Busfahrer berichten die Streikenden über Billiglohnbedingungen.

Berliner Verkehrsarbeiter unterstützen streikende Busfahrer in Hessen

Von Carola Kleinert und Andy Niklaus, 16. Januar 2017

Viele Arbeiter sind mit ähnlich miserablen Arbeitsbedingungen und Niedriglöhnen konfrontiert und suchen nach einer Möglichkeit dagegen zu kämpfen.

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Perspective

From Selma to the CIA
John Lewis, Donald Trump and the demise of the “civil rights” establishment

16 January 2017

The former civil rights leader and longtime Democratic congressman has now joined the campaign to prepare US public opinion for war with Russia.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Socialism and the centenary of the Russian Revolution: 1917-2017

By David North and Joseph Kishore, 3 January 2017

A specter is haunting world capitalism: the specter of the Russian Revolution. This year marks the centenary of the world-historical events of 1917, which began with the February Revolution in Russia and culminated in October with the conquest of political power by the Bolshevik Party, under the leadership of Lenin and Trotsky.

From the Archives

The End of the USSR

By David North, 30 December 2016

On January 4, 1992, David North, national secretary of the Workers League (predecessor of the Socialist Equality Party), delivered a report which explained the historical background and significance of the end of the USSR. To mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of this critical event, the World Socialist Web Site is posting North's report.

Book Review

Hitler’s Professors: A documentation of war crimes by German academics against the Jewish people

By Clara Weiss, 16 January 2017

Max Weinreich’s classic study, Hitler’s Professors, first published in 1946, documents the role of leading German academics in the murder of Europe’s Jewish population.

A Pound of Flesh: The US legal system’s war against the poor

By Nancy Hanover, 7 January 2017

Commentary

Report reveals, for the first time, extent of wealth inequality in Australia

By Mike Head, 16 January 2017

Contrary to the myth of Australia as an egalitarian society, it is among the most unequal industrialised countries in the world.

“Left” Greens faction formed in Australia amid growing discontent

Millions of disabled Australians to be denied national insurance support

Washington invokes the language of war against Russia

By Joseph Kishore, 14 January 2017

With bipartisan support, Trump defense nominee outlines plans for global war

US Congress moves to repeal Obamacare in order to impose even deeper health cuts

By Kate Randall, 14 January 2017

Trump taps anti-vaccine activist to chair vaccine safety panel

More on the 2016 US election »

The Mexican pseudo-left and the anti-gasolinazo protests

By Eric London, 14 January 2017

The Guardian uses anti-Russian hacking claims to proselytise for CIA and war

25 years ago: South Korean autoworkers seize giant Hyundai plants

On January 15, 1992, 15,000 autoworkers seized control of the massive Hyundai complex in Ulsan, South Korea.

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50 years ago: Somoza massacres hundreds in Nicaragua

On January 22, 1967, hundreds of protesters in Nicaragua were gunned down by soldiers of the Guardia Nacional of military dictator Anastasio Somoza DeBayle, as they peacefully demonstrated in Managua.

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75 years ago: US social democrats endorse World War II

On January 17, 1942 the National Executive Committee of the Socialist Party, the American social democratic organization, reversed its position on World War II and gave support to the Allied imperialist powers under the slogan, “A Democratic and Socialist Victory.”

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100 years ago: Mass strikes and protests in Russia

On January 22, 1917, hundreds of thousands of Russian workers participated in demonstrations marking the anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the Tsarist regime’s brutal attack on a protest 12 years earlier, which had triggered the 1905 Russian Revolution.

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Arts

August Wilson’s Fences—an African-American family in mid-20th century Pittsburgh

By Fred Mazelis, 14 January 2017

Saving the world: The moving legacy of sculptor Ernst Neizvestny (1925-2016)

By Lee Parsons, 13 January 2017

Hidden Figures and Passengers: One official story, and another trite one

Workers Struggles

“The union is not for us”
Detroit autoworkers speak out against GM layoffs

By Shannon Jones, 14 January 2017

Ford contract worker killed at Rouge complex outside of Detroit

More on auto workers struggles »

On-the-spot report from Chennai
Death of Renault Nissan worker exposes reality of India’s pro-investor policies

By Moses Rajkumar and Yuan Darwin, 13 January 2017

Government and employers attack striking apparel workers in Bangladesh

By Wimal Perera, 13 January 2017

California state workers voting on new contract

By Dan Conway, 13 January 2017

History

The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw—Part 2
From the Holocaust to present-day Poland

By Clara Weiss, 11 January 2017

The POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw—Part 1
Jewish life in Poland before World War II

By Clara Weiss, 9 January 2017

Georgi Valentinovich Plekhanov (1856–1918): His Place in the History of Marxism

By David North and Vladimir Volkov, 5 December 2016

Mehring Books

100 Years since the Russian Revolution
Mehring Books announces centenary edition of landmark documentary, Tsar to Lenin

12 December 2016

Security and the Fourth Internaional

Security and the Fourth International
The Smith Act trial and government infiltration of the Trotskyist movement—Part one

By Eric London, 8 December 2016

Security and the Fourth International
The Smith Act trial and government infiltration of the Trotskyist movement—Part two
Why wasn’t Joseph Hansen a defendant in the Smith Act trial?