White House issues war threat against Iran

By Peter Symonds, 2 February 2017

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn put Iran “on notice” over its ballistic missile test, accusing it of “destabilising behaviour.”

Fighting flares in eastern Ukraine amid continued NATO buildup against Russia

By Bill Van Auken, 2 February 2017

The renewed fighting in Donetsk has all the earmarks of a Ukrainian provocation aimed at assuring the continuation of US sanctions against Moscow.

Senate confirms former ExxonMobil CEO as secretary of state

By Patrick Martin, 2 February 2017

Despite its political theatrics in the Senate, the Democratic Party is putting up very little real opposition to the policies or personnel of the Trump administration.

Draft White House orders would accelerate deportation of low-income immigrants

By Eric London, 2 February 2017

The proposed orders would target immigrants who rely on social programs.

The right-wing record of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

By Tom Carter, 2 February 2017

When Gorscuh praises the “towering figure” of Antonin Scalia, he is signaling to the ruling class his alignment with a far-right agenda.

Anti-Trump protests continue to sweep US cities and campuses

By Tom Eley, 2 February 2017

The demonstrations have in recent days become increasingly focused on the new Republican administration’s far-reaching attacks on democratic rights.

Speech by far-right Milo Yiannopoulos canceled at UC Berkeley amid protests

By our reporters, 2 February 2017

As thousands protested the editor of Breitbart News, a small section of anarchists played into the police’s hands by physically assaulting some Trump supporters.

Screen Actors Guild award winners, artists, athletes and others protest US travel ban

By David Walsh, 2 February 2017

Tens of thousands in UK protest Trump Muslim ban

At Detroit rally SEP speaker calls for mobilization of working class to defend immigrant rights

The mass protests against Trump and the role of the Democratic Party

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Amid trade war rhetoric from White House, Fed holds interest rates steady

By Barry Grey, 2 February 2017

The central bank's deliberations were dominated by uncertainty over the course of both the US and world economy as a result of Trump's "America First" trade and monetary policies.

British government secures vote to proceed with Brexit

By Chris Marsden, 2 February 2017

Following the vote, the UK will enter a period of intense political crisis.

UK Labour Party split threatened over Brexit

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Left Party leader campaigns for SPD-Left-Green coalition in Germany

By Ulrich Rippert, 2 February 2017

While millions of people are alarmed by the reactionary policies of the new American government, the Left Party is seeking to transform growing opposition into support for a new round of German great power politics.

German Social Democrats prepare for conflict with the US

Italian court ruling sparks demands for early elections

By Marianne Arens, 2 February 2017

The government, which is under pressure from the EU and urgently needs time to get the acute banking crisis in Italy under control, opposes moving up the vote.

“Blue Lives Matter” law extends safeguards to police in Louisiana

By Aaron Asa, 2 February 2017

Signed last year by Democratic Party Governor John Bel Edwards, the reactionary law is already being used to provide cover for police and impose harsher penalties on the accused.

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation seeks power in Australian states

By Mike Head, 2 February 2017

Hanson is cynically exploiting the widespread political disaffection with the establishment parties which are responsible for making deep inroads into the living standards of working people.

New in Turkish

New York, San Diego ve New Orleans’ta IYSSE eylemleri
İşçi sınıfını göçmenlere ve sığınmacılara yönelik saldırılara karşı birleştirin!

2 Şubat 2017

IYSSE New York, San Diego, New Orleans ve diğer şehirlerde, kitlesel muhalefete bilinçli bir ifade vermek ve işçileri ve gençleri siyasi olarak bağımsız bir temelde harekete geçirmek üzere eylemler örgütlüyor.

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Первая неделя администрации Трампа: Правительство войны и социальной реакции

Джозеф Кишор, 2 февраля 2017 г.

Когда будущие историки станут рассматривать этот период, они неизбежно обратят внимание на то, что ему предшествовало — на политические, социальные, экономические и культурные факторы, на основе которых выросло президентство Трампа.

Значение успеха ИМССР на выборах в Берлинском университете имени Гумбольдта

Интернациональная молодежь и студенты за социальное равенство, 2 февраля 2017 г.

На выборах в студенческий парламент ИМССР получила больше голосов, чем студенческие группы, связанные с Христианско-демократическим союзом, партией «Зеленых» и Левой партией.

New in Spanish

Las protestas contra el veto a musulmanes de Trump y el conflicto dentro del Estado

Por Barry Grey, 2 febrero 2017

La oposición de sectores de la clase gobernante al veto a musulmanes impuesto por el gobierno de Trump es motivada por preocupaciones de que se obstaculice la agenda del imperialismo estadounidense alrededor del mundo.

Abandonan intentos de rescatar a siete mineros peruanos enterrados

Por Cesar Uco, 2 febrero 2017

Hay miles de minas informales en Perú en la cual los mineros arriesgan sus vidas para terceros bajo condiciones extremadamente peligrosas.

New in French

Les manifestations de masse contre Trump et le rôle du Parti démocrate

Par Bill Van Auken, 2 février 2017

Alors que des centaines de milliers de personnes manifestent aux USA et dans le monde contre l’interdiction des musulmans et réfugiés de Trump, le Parti démocrate se concentre sur les intérêts stratégiques de l’impérialisme américain.

Mise en garde d’un officier d’état-major chinois contre le danger croissant de guerre

Par Peter Symonds, 2 février 2017

Ces remarques reflètent les inquiétudes croissantes du régime chinois à propos des propos belliqueux de Trump et de ses conseillers à l’endroit de Beijing.

Manifestations au Royaume-Uni contre le décret anti-immigration de Trump

Par Robert Stevens, 2 février 2017

Il y avait un contraste frappant entre les opinions des manifestants et la critique pro-impérialiste de Trump formulée par les organisateurs des manifestations.

L'assaillant de la mosquée de Québec associé à l'extrême droite

Par Jacques Richard, 2 février 2017

La personne accusée d'avoir perpétré l'odieux massacre dans une mosquée de Québec est un admirateur avoué de Trump et Le Pen.

New in German

Die Massenproteste gegen Trump und die Rolle der Demokratischen Partei

Von Bill Van Auken, 2. Februar 2017

In den USA und auf der ganzen Welt demonstrieren Hunderttausende gegen Trumps Einreiseverbot für Muslime und Flüchtlinge. Der Demokratischen Partei jedoch geht es nur um die strategischen Interessen des US-Imperialismus.

Joschka Fischer fordert, dass Europa „machtpolitisch erwachsen“ wird

Von Peter Schwarz, 2. Februar 2017

Der ehemalige grüne Außenminister verlangt als Antwort auf die nationalistische Politik von US-Präsident Donald Trump eine massive Aufrüstung Deutschlands und Europas.

Trump nominiert Ultrarechten für Oberstes Gericht der USA

Von Patrick Martin, 2. Februar 2017

Neil Gorsuch war Anhänger des mittlerweile verstorbenen Antonin Scalia, der über viele Jahre den reaktionären Block des Supreme Court anführte.

Erfolgreiche IYSSE-Versammlung zu Trump an der Ruhr-Uni Bochum

Von unseren Reportern, 2. Februar 2017

Die Versammlung „Wohin geht Amerika? Die Trump-Wahl und der weltweite Kampf gegen Militarismus und Krieg“ am 31. Januar war ein wichtiger Schritt im Aufbau der International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE).

New in Arabic

مقمة كتاب الرفيق دافيد نورث
بناء حزب المساواة الاشتراكية (فرنسا)
البيان التأسيسي للقسم الفرنسي للجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة 2016

١٤ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٦

قامت اللجنة الدولية للأممية الرابعة بإنشاء حزب المساواة الاشتراكية كفرع لها في فرنسا.

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Perspective

Trump’s nationalist threats and the response of the European ruling class

2 February 2017

In response to Trump’s protectionist threats against Europe and criticisms of the euro, Germany and its closest allies are preparing a major military and police buildup.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

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

By Eric London and David North, 26 January 2017

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.

Commentary

Raid kills 30 civilians in Yemen, including eight-year-old daughter of US citizen assassinated by Obama

By Shelley Connor, 2 February 2017

Among the citizens killed was an eight-year-old daughter of Anwar al-Awlaki, who was assassinated in a drone missile strike in 2011.

Sri Lanka: Pseudo-left NSSP celebrates alliances with capitalist parties

By Pani Wijesiriwardane, 1 February 2017

Quebec City mosque assailant identified with ultra-right

By Jacques Richard, 1 February 2017

Arts

American painter Kerry James Marshall’s retrospective, Mastry

By Clare Hurley, 2 February 2017

This retrospective of 35 years of Marshall’s work, jointly organized by several museums, is welcome and somewhat overdue.

The generally lackluster Gold and 20th Century Women

By Joanne Laurier, 1 February 2017

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

IYSSE

IYSSE demonstrations in Detroit, New Orleans and Chicago
Unite the working class against the attack on immigrants and refugees!

1 February 2017

The International Youth and Students for Social Equality is organizing protest demonstrations in Chicago and Detroit on February 7 and in New Orleans on February 10.

“This situation is bad for democracy”
New York University students and workers support IYSSE campaign in defense of immigrants

By our reporters, 1 February 2017

New York University and the military-university complex

An attack on democratic rights: Sociologist Andrej Holm fired from Humboldt University

By Sven Heymanns, 31 January 2017

The Trump Presidency

The protests against Trump's Muslim ban and the conflict within the state

By Barry Grey, 31 January 2017

Trump executive order vows elimination of government regulations

By Nick Barrickman, 31 January 2017

The Trump-Bannon government: Rule by decree

By Patrick Martin, 30 January 2017

Trump orders military to prepare for world war

By Tom Eley, 28 January 2017

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

Sanders backs Trump’s “America First” economic nationalism

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

More on the Trump presidency »

Workers Struggles

Protests in Mexico continue against gas price hike, water privatization

By Clodomiro Puentes, 31 January 2017

“It’s not the fault of Mexican or Chinese workers”
1,200 GM workers laid off at Lordstown plant in Ohio

By Jerry White, 31 January 2017

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

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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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?