Trump defies mass protests against anti-immigrant measures

By Eric London, 30 January 2017

Tens of thousands gathered at airports and city centers on Sunday to protest the Trump administration’s illegal ban on travelers from Muslim countries.

“If any layer of society is not safe, then no one is safe”
Protesters denounce Trump’s anti-immigrant order

By our reporters, 30 January 2017

On Saturday and Sunday, thousands gathered at airport terminals and central locations in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC and other major cities.

Week one of the Trump administration: A government of war and social reaction

Trump orders military to prepare for world war

Media remains silent on appearance of military officers at Trump’s inauguration

UK Prime Minister May under attack over meeting with Trump

By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 30 January 2017

With protests taking place in the US and throughout the world, May was forced into an abrupt U-turn after initially refusing to comment on Trump’s edict banning Muslims from entering the US.

Trump uses press conference with UK Prime Minister May to restate anti-EU agenda

Trump’s meeting with the UK’s Theresa May and the US/European conflict

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Dozens killed in Yemen in first US special forces raid under Trump

By Niles Niemuth, 30 January 2017

Reports indicate that at least 57 people were killed on Sunday in a raid in the central province of Baydah, including 16 civilians and one American soldier.

Benoît Hamon wins Socialist Party presidential primary in France

By Alice Laurençon, 30 January 2017

With broad sections of the PS moving to endorse right-wing banker Emmanuel Macron, the party is threatened with political collapse after Hamon’s victory.

Hamon presents pro-war, law-and-order program in French elections

Corruption allegations hit conservative French presidential candidate Fillon

Germany carries out second expulsion of Afghan refugees

By Anna Rombach, 30 January 2017

Twenty-six Afghan refugees were deported last Monday from Rhein-Main airport to Kabul in a joint operation by federal and state governments.

Rolls-Royce board escape serious punishment for “truly vast” bribery and corruption

By Simon Whelan, 30 January 2017

Rolls-Royce ultimately got the exceptionally lenient treatment from the British state that they had lobbied long and hard to gain.

US growth rate lowest in five years

By Nick Beams, 30 January 2017

The lowest US growth rate in five years and the record 20,000 high for the Dow highlight the ever-widening disconnect between the financial system and the underlying economy.

Wall Street’s Trump euphoria propels Dow above 20,000

Petroleum pipeline ruptures in northern Iowa

By Gary Joad, 30 January 2017

Wednesday’s northern Iowa diesel pipeline spill is reportedly the largest diesel spill in the United States since January 2010.

Illinois attorney general files request to halt state workers’ pay

By George Gallanis, 30 January 2017

The aim is to force the Illinois government to agree to a new state budget that will include sweeping attacks on social programs and public education.

CIA files expose New Zealand Labour Party’s anti-nuclear posture

By John Braddock, 30 January 2017

Lange’s anti-nuclear weapons stance was a manoeuvre to put a “left” veneer over Labour’s pro-market assault on the working class.

Pseudo-left’s phony “socialist” campaign in New Zealand by-election

Australian college closure highlights sham practices in private education sector

By Robert Campion, 30 January 2017

Profit-making colleges with dubious records have received millions of dollars in public funding under a scheme introduced by the former Labor government.

New in Spanish

El camino a seguir en la lucha contra Trump

Por el Partido Socialista por la Igualdad, 30 enero 2017

La única fuerza social que puede resolver cuentas con la oligarquía capitalista es una clase obrera políticamente consciente, armada con un programa socialista e internacionalista.

La primera semana de Trump: un gobierno de guerra y reacción social

Por Joseph Kishore, 30 enero 2017

Los historiadores del futuro que estudien este periodo examinarán lo que le precedió: los factores políticos, sociales, económicos y culturales que le dieron paso a la presidencia de Donald Trump.

La reunión de Trump con Theresa May del Reino Unido y el conflicto entre Estados Unidos y Europa

Por Chris Marsden, 30 enero 2017

Que la visita de May haya causado amargas recriminaciones de las principales voces del imperialismo británico es una medida del rápido deterioro de las relaciones económicas y políticas entre Estados Unidos y el resto del mundo.

New in Turkish

Trump’ın Theresa May ile görüşmesi ve ABD-AB çatışması

Chris Marsden, 30 Ocak 2017

Trump, AB’yi ABD’nin ekonomi alanındaki rakibi, Almanya’nın bir aracı olarak betimlemiş ve Britanya’nın ayrılma örneğini başka ülkelerin izleyeceğini öngörmüştü.

Donald Trump’ın göreve başlama töreni: Utançla anılacak bir olay

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (ABD), 30 Ocak 2017

Donald Trump’ın 45. başkan olarak göreve başlama töreni, ABD tarihindeki en aşağılık olaylar arasındadır.

Trump’ın başkanlığı ve Avrupa ile Amerika arasında yaklaşan çatışma

Chris Marsden, 30 Ocak 2017

Donald Trump’ın ABD başkanı olarak resmen göreve başlaması, ABD ile Avrupa, öncelikle de ABD ile Almanya arasındaki savaş sonrası ilişkilerde daha önce tanık olunmadık bir kötüleşmeyi haber vermektedir.

Meksika-ABD ilişkilerinde kırılma

Eric London, 30 Ocak 2017

Trump duvar inşasının bedelini Meksika’nın ödeyeceği ültimatomunu yineleyince, Meksika Devlet Başkanı Enrique Peña Nieto 31 Ocak için planlanan Beyaz Saray ziyaretini iptal etti.

IYSSE’nin Berlin Humboldt Üniversitesi’ndeki seçim başarısının önemi

Toplumsal Eşitlik İçin Uluslararası Gençlik ve Öğrenciler, 30 Ocak 2017

Toplumsal Eşitlik İçin Uluslararası Gençlik ve Öğrenciler’in (IYSSE) Humboldt Üniversitesi’ndeki seçim başarısının siyasi önemi, üniversite duvarlarının çok ötesine uzanmaktadır.

Kıbrıs yeniden birleşme görüşmeleri Rusya’nın Akdeniz’deki etkisini dizginlemeyi amaçlıyor

John Vassilopoulos, 30 Ocak 2017

Kıbrıs Rum Yönetimi Cumhurbaşkanı Nicos Anastasiades ile KKTC Cumhurbaşkanı Mustafa Akıncı, 9 Ocak’ta Cenevre’de, adanın yeniden birleşmesini amaçlayan resmi görüşmelere başladılar.

New in French

Semaine 1 de Trump : un gouvernement de guerre et de réaction sociale

Par Joseph Kishore, 30 janvier 2017

Lorsque les historiens de l’avenir examineront cette période, ils porteront inévitablement leur attention sur ce qui l’a précédé, sur les facteurs politiques, sociaux, économiques et culturels qui ont produit la présidence de Trump.

Allégations de corruption contre le candidat conservateur Fillon

Par Alex Lantier, 30 janvier 2017

Les accusations que la femme de François Fillon a reçu € 600 000 pour des emplois où elle n’a pas effectué de travail, et qui tombaient à l’instant où Fillon appelait à un rapprochement avec Moscou, pourraient mettre fin à sa campagne.

Trump utilise la conférence de presse avec Theresa May pour affermir un programme anti-UE

Par Robert Stevens et Chris Marsden, 30 janvier 2017

Pour le gouvernement Trump, la principale valeur d’une Grande-Bretagne « post-Brexit » ne réside pas dans le fait d’être un partenaire commercial mais une arme politique contre l’UE et avant tout contre l’Allemagne.

New in German

Trumps erste Woche im Amt: eine Regierung des Kriegs und der Reaktion

Von Joseph Kishore, 30. Januar 2017

Aus historischer Sicht stellt sich die Frage, welche politischen, gesellschaftlichen, wirtschaftlichen und kulturellen Faktoren Trumps Aufstieg zum Präsidenten zugrundelagen.

USA: Tausende protestieren gegen Trumps einwandererfeindliche Dekrete

Von Eric London, 30. Januar 2017

Ab Sonntag dürfen Immigranten aus sieben mehrheitlich muslimischen Ländern nicht mehr in den USA einreisen. Sie sind die ersten Opfer von Trumps neuer Politik, der zufolge Millionen Einwanderer verhaftet und abgeschoben werden sollen.

75 Jahre seit der Wannsee-Konferenz

Von Clara Weiss, 30. Januar 2017

Am 20. Januar jährte sich zum 75. Mal die berüchtigte Wannsee-Konferenz, bei der 15 einflussreiche Vertreter des Nazi-Regimes in einer Villa im Berliner Vorort die Organisierung und Umsetzung der so genannten „Endlösung der Judenfrage“ diskutierten.

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Perspective

The Trump-Bannon government: Rule by decree

30 January 2017

The Trump administration’s order against immigrants makes clear that the new government intends to utilize its control over the state to the maximum to enforce the interests of the financial oligarchy.

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Featured Commentary

Further observations on social inequality and the politics of the pseudo-left

By Eric London and David North, 26 January 2017

Several comments left by readers on the January 18 perspective “Wealth distribution in the United States and the politics of the pseudo-left” merit a further elaboration of the position of socialists on social stratification and the political outlook of the “next 9 percent.”

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

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.

Arts

Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City
A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde

By Josh Varlin, 30 January 2017

The current exhibition in New York is an opportunity to see some of the most influential works from the early Soviet Union.

Elle: The latest offering from Paul Verhoeven

By David Walsh, 28 January 2017

2017 Academy Award nominations: Hollywood’s “sigh of relief” over racial “diversity”

The Founder: Hollywood’s love affair with Ray Kroc and McDonald's

25 years ago: Venezuelan constitution suspended following coup attempt

The government of President Carlos Andres Perez announced its suspension of the Venezuelan constitution February 4, 1992, as it continued operations aimed at suppressing an abortive military coup that began the night before.

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50 years ago: Reuther resigns from AFL-CIO council

On February 3, 1967, labelling the AFL-CIO as “complacent” and a “custodian of the status quo,” UAW President Walter Reuther resigned from the Executive Council and other important posts in the federation.

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75 years ago: German Afrika Korps retakes Benghazi

At noon on January 30, 1942, General Erwin Rommel’s German Afrika Korps recaptured control of the eastern Libyan coastal city of Benghazi.

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100 years ago: Germany declares unrestricted submarine warfare

On January 31, 1917, the German government announced that it was resuming unlimited submarine warfare, using U-boats, and targeting all shipping in the war zone of the eastern Atlantic.

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IYSSE

The significance of the IYSSE’s electoral success at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 27 January 2017

New York University and the military-university complex

By Isaac Finn, 27 January 2017

The Trump Presidency

Canada seeks enhanced military-security collaboration with Trump-led US

By Roger Jordan, 28 January 2017

Trump repeats ultimatums to Mexico after call with Peña Nieto

By Eric London, 28 January 2017

Breakdown in Mexico-US relations as Trump threatens trade war

Vice President Pence addresses annual anti-abortion rally in Washington

By Fred Mazelis, 28 January 2017

Trump, citing “voter fraud,” moves to escalate attacks on voting rights

Hundreds, including journalists, charged with rioting in wake of inauguration protest

Anti-inauguration protests infiltrated by provocateurs with ties to Trump administration

European neo-fascists gather in Koblenz, Germany to hail Trump inauguration

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Socialist Equality Party

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

12 February 2017

The SEP and IYSSE begin nationwide meetings on the significance and implications of the Trump election

By a WSWS reporting team, 27 January 2017

The way forward in the fight against Trump

Workers Struggles

US union membership hits new record low

By Shannon Jones, 28 January 2017

Video game industry strike in US now second-longest in screen actors’ history

“Sure he wants jobs in America—by lowering our wages”
GM autoworkers speak out on layoffs and Trump

New in Arabic

Arabic translation of “Build the Socialist Equality Party (France)!”

We are publishing here the Arabic translation of the November 16, 2016 statement: Build the Socialist Equality Party (France)!. This was adopted as the historical and political basis for the founding of the Parti de l’égalité socialiste, the French section of the International Committee of the Fourth International.

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

Mehring Books

The Election of Donald Trump: The Insurrection of the Oligarchy
New pamphlet from Mehring Books

25 January 2017

The demonstrations against Trump foreshadow the eruption of class struggle in the US on a massive scale.

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

History

Seventy-five years since the Wannsee Conference

By Clara Weiss, 25 January 2017

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

By David North and Vladimir Volkov, 5 December 2016

Book Review

J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy: Right-wing propaganda in the guise of personal memoir

By Henry Seward, 25 January 2017

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

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?