Millions across the US protest Trump
WSWS continuing coverage

By a WSWS reporting team, 23 January 2017

The WSWS continues its coverage of Saturday’s anti-Trump protests, in which millions of people participated in over 600 demonstrations around the world.

Anti-Trump demonstrations across Australia

By our reporters, 23 January 2017

Thousands protest Trump in New Zealand

By our reporters, 23 January 2017

Special report
Massive worldwide protests against Trump presidency

Trump delivers diatribe against press at CIA headquarters

By Barry Grey, 23 January 2017

Trump’s attack on the corporate-controlled press underscores the degree of tension and conflict within the state as the new administration takes office.

Democrats overwhelmingly back nominees
Senate confirms Trump generals to head Pentagon, Homeland Security

Trump prepares to slash federal budget by $10.5 trillion over next decade

Appearance of military officers during Trump’s inaugural address still unexplained

By Jerry White, 23 January 2017

There has been no explanation as to why, in an unprecedented fashion, ten military officers stood prominently behind Trump during his inaugural address before promptly dispersing.

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Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren support General “Mad Dog” Mattis as head of Pentagon

By Niles Niemuth, 23 January 2017

The former Democratic presidential candidate Sanders also voted to confirm General John Kelly as the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Divisions in UK ruling elite widen over post-Brexit orientation to Trump

By Chris Marsden, 23 January 2017

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has made Trump’s election the cornerstone of her post-Brexit strategy, adapting to a yet-more open embrace of Trump by the anti-EU right-wing of her party.

Trump scraps TPP and outlines trade war agenda

By Mike Head, 23 January 2017

Ending the Trans-Pacific Partnership is not a retreat into US isolationism but a ramping up of the offensive, commenced under Obama, to reassert American hegemony in Asia.

French prime minister beaten into second place in Socialist Party presidential primary

By Alex Lantier, 23 January 2017

French President François Hollande’s government suffered another humiliating setback last night in the presidential primary of his Socialist Party.

Socialist Party officials back banker Macron in French presidential elections

By Alice Laurençon, 23 January 2017

Forty-six PS officials in the Lyon region signed a manifesto on January 17 calling for a boycott of the presidential primaries of their own party.

Israel political crisis mounts over Netanyahu corruption revelations

By Jean Shaoul, 23 January 2017

While Netanyahu has appointed close associates to the positions of attorney general and police chief, recently leaked video tapes make his criminal prosecution increasingly likely.

Eighteen killed in Mississippi, Georgia as tornadoes descend on southeastern US

By Shelley Connor, 23 January 2017

A system of storms that developed on the Gulf Coast on Saturday has claimed 18 lives, and continued to threaten through Monday morning.

Verdi union strangles bus drivers’ strike in Hesse, Germany

By Marianne Arens, 23 January 2017

With the two-week strike by bus drivers gaining popular support, the public service sector union Verdi agreed to arbitration and to enforce “industrial peace.”

New in Spanish

El discurso fascista de Trump: un camino hacia la tercera guerra mundial

Por Patrick Martin, 23 enero 2017

El discurso de Trump en su investidura como presidente combinó intimidaciones nacionalistas contra otros países y órdenes intimidatorias de patriotismo y conformidad dentro de EE.UU.

Trump y el conflicto entre Europa y EE.UU. que se avecina

Por Chris Marsden, 23 enero 2017

Ningún otro presidente en la historia ha declarado que una de sus metas sea desintegrar la Unión Europea.

New in French

La diatribe fascisante de Trump: En route pour la troisième guerre mondiale

Par Patrick Martin, 23 janvier 2017

L'allocution d'investiture de Trump combinait des fanfaronnades nationalistes contre les pays étrangers avec des appels au patriotisme et au conformisme à l'intérieur.

Des sections du PS tentent de se rallier à Macron dans les primaires

Par Alice Laurençon, 22 janvier 2017

46 élus PS de la métropole lyonnaise ont signé un manifeste le 17 janvier annonçant leur boycott des deux tours de la primaire.

Le Parti québécois adopte un nationalisme économique «musclé»

Par Laurent Lafrance, 23 janvier 2017

Au Québec comme partout au Canada, la classe dirigeante réagit au protectionnisme de Trump en cherchant à renforcer ses liens avec Washington.

New in Turkish

Erdoğan başkanlık diktatörlüğü için bastırırken mecliste kavga çıktı

Halil Çelik ve Alex Lantier, 23 Ocak 2017

Anayasa değişikliği cumhurbaşkanının yargılanmasını ve görevden alınmasını önemli derecede zorlaştırırken; ona kararname çıkarma, bakanları üst düzey devlet yetkililerini atama ve meclisi feshetme imkanını veriyor.

Suriye’deki Rusya-Türkiye bombardımanı NATO krizini derinleştiriyor

Bill Van Auken, 23 Ocak 2017

Rus ve Türk savaş uçaklarının Suriye’nin kuzeyindeki IŞİD hedeflerine karşı eşgüdümlü hava saldırıları başlatması, NATO ittifakını uğraştıran çelişkileri daha fazla açığa çıkardı.

IYSSE Humboldt Üniversitesi öğrenci meclisi seçimlerinde oyların yüzde 7’sini aldı

Muhabirlerimizden, 23 Ocak 2017

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi’nin (PSG) öğrenci ve gençlik örgütü IYSSE, Berlin Humboldt Üniversitesi’nde bu hafta yapılan öğrenci meclisi seçimlerinde oyların yüzde 7’sini aldı.

Sol Parti federal seçimler için sağcı taslak programını sundu

Johannes Stern, 23 Ocak 2017

Sol Parti’nin bir federal hükümetteki rolü, Alman militarizminin küresel sahneye geri dönüşünü “insani” söylemle örtmek ve bu tür bir politikanın halk muhalefetine rağmen uygulanmasına yardım etmek olacaktır.

New in German

Trumps faschistoide Hetzrede: Auf dem Weg zum Dritten Weltkrieg

Von Patrick Martin, 23. Januar 2017

In seiner Antrittsrede trat Trump nationalistisch-großkotzig gegenüber anderen Staaten auf und verlangte auf einschüchternde Weise Patriotismus und Anpassung von der amerikanischen Bevölkerung.

Weltweite Massenproteste gegen Trump-Präsidentschaft

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 23. Januar 2017

Am Sonntag gingen in den Vereinigten Staaten und auf der ganzen Welt Millionen Menschen auf die Straße. Es war eine machtvolle Demonstration des Widerstands gegen die Trump-Regierung.

Weltwirtschaftsforum in Davos: Eine Gesellschaftsordnung in der Krise

Von Nick Beams, 23. Januar 2017

Die Atmosphäre war eine Mischung aus Fassungslosigkeit über den anhaltenden Zerfall der globalen Ordnung und Angst vor den Konsequenzen.

Die Grünen unterstützen Sammelabschiebungen nach Afghanistan

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 23. Januar 2017

Die unmittelbar bevorstehende nächste Sammelabschiebung von afghanischen Flüchtlingen wird von den Grünen in den beteiligten Landesregierungen unterstützt.

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Perspective

The way forward in the fight against Trump

23 January 2017

The only social force that can settle accounts with the capitalist oligarchy is a politically conscious working class, armed with a socialist and internationalist program.

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Socialist Equality Party

SEP/IYSSE public meetings
Mobilize the working class to defend immigrant rights!

12 February 2017

At these meetings, representatives of the SEP and IYSSE will speak on the significance of Trump’s election and the political perspective that must guide opposition to war, inequality and dictatorship.

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.

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

Book review
Lessons from the 1937 Little Steel strike in the US
The Last Great Strike: Little Steel, the CIO, and the Struggle for Labor Rights in New Deal America, by Ahmed White

By Tom Mackaman, 23 January 2017

If the Little Steel Strike has been ignored by historians, it is perhaps because it does not fit the standard narrative of American labor history.

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

Featured Commentary

Trump’s fascistic diatribe: On the road to World War III

By Patrick Martin, 21 January 2017

Trump’s inaugural address combined nationalistic chest-thumping against foreign countries with bullying demands for patriotism and conformity at home.

The inauguration of Donald Trump: An event that will live in infamy

the Socialist Equality Party, 20 January 2017

History has caught up with American capitalism. The protracted process of economic and social decay has been covered over for decades with democratic phrases that served to disguise the gap between the official political myths and the underlying reality. But the mask has now come off.

Wealth distribution in the United States and the politics of the pseudo-left

25 years ago: World recession dominates G-7 meeting

The Group of Seven (G-7) failed to coordinate any joint economic policy during their seven-hour meeting in Garden City, New York on January 25, 1992.

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50 year ago: Launchpad fire kills three Apollo astronauts

On January 27, 1967, three Apollo astronauts were killed by a fire on the launching pad at Cape Kennedy, in the first US space disaster.

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75 years ago: Irish protest US troops landing in Ulster

On January 26, 1942, the Republic of Ireland protested the landing of several thousand American troops in Northern Ireland, part of the United Kingdom.

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100 years ago: US invading force withdrawn from Mexico

On January 28, 1917, thousands of US army troops began withdrawing from Mexico, after a pursuit of the Mexican revolutionary leader, Pancho Villa that had lasted for almost a year.

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Commentary

US media on inauguration day: Toadyism, triviality, social blindness

By David Walsh, 21 January 2017

Canada’s ruling elite braces for reopening of NAFTA

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 21 January 2017

Mexican government in deep crisis in wake of mass protests

By Don Knowland, 21 January 2017

Davos annual summit: A social order confronting a growing crisis

By Nick Beams, 21 January 2017

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn allies himself with Fabian Society’s right-wing agenda

The Trump presidency and the coming conflict between Europe and America

Workers Struggles

Illinois AFSCME sets strike authorization vote

By George Gallanis, 21 January 2017

Support the striking bus drivers in Hesse, Germany!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 21 January 2017

Striking bus drivers in Hesse, Germany: “The latest company offer is a joke”

IYSSE

IYSSE wins 7 percent of vote in Humboldt University student parliament election

By our correspondents, 20 January 2017

Berlin: Humboldt University IYSSE holds final election campaign meeting
For a socialist movement against war and militarism!

By our correspondents, 20 January 2017

Students have the right to eat!

New York University: College, Inc.
NYU’s corporate-dominated expansion plan

Arts

New York Times film critics watch “while white”
Against racialism in film and art

By David Walsh, 19 January 2017

Martin Scorsese’s Silence and Ben Affleck’s Live by Night: Punishment and crime

By Joanne Laurier, 20 January 2017

Science

Nuclear winter—the long-suppressed reality of nuclear war
An interview with scientist and anti-nuclear activist Steven Starr

By Bryan Dyne, 19 January 2017

Obituary

Civil liberties attorney Jon Posner dies at 73

By Jerry White, 19 January 2017

New in Arabic

Arabic translation of the preface to A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony 1990–2016

We are publishing here the Arabic translation of the preface to the new book by David North, A Quarter Century of War: The US Drive for Global Hegemony 1990–2016. The book is available at Mehring Books in both softcover and hardcover.

History

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?