Democratic Party crisis explodes in wake of Brazile revelations

By Patrick Martin, 6 November 2017

Appearing on national television, Donna Brazile, the former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, told Clinton loyalists who denounced her revelations to “Go to hell.”

Former Democratic chairman reveals Clinton rigging of 2016 nomination campaign

Democrats signal shift to the right for 2018 campaign

Over 25 killed in mass shooting in Texas

By Trévon Austin, 6 November 2017

Officials say nearly everyone inside the church was injured, including children and pregnant women.

The social pathology of the Las Vegas Massacre

Lebanese crisis bound up with war drive against Iran

By Bill Van Auken, 6 November 2017

Prime Minister Hariri announced his resignation in Riyadh, echoing the virulent anti-Iranian rhetoric of the Saudi monarchy.

Deposed Catalan premier hands himself in to Belgian police

By Alex Lantier, 6 November 2017

Criticisms of Spain’s handling of the Catalan crisis from within European ruling circles reflect concerns that Madrid’s actions could provoke explosive popular opposition.

Spanish army threatens to intervene in Catalonia as ministers are jailed

After Madrid’s violent crackdown:
An independent class strategy for the Spanish and Catalan working class!

More on the crisis in Spain »

Guantanamo Bay military judge arrests military defense lawyer

By Alan Gilman, 6 November 2017

The al-Nashiri case underscores the mockery being made of the Bill of Rights through the Military Commissions hearings at Guantanamo Bay.

“We are treated like garbage, like we are disposable”
Detroit autoworkers condemn UAW in death of young Ford worker

By a WSWS reporting team, 6 November 2017

All workers confront stressful conditions at the factory, where the workday is 10 hours, and the UAW has long collaborated with the FCA bosses to cut wages and increase production.

Young Ford worker sought UAW help before apparent suicide

UAW-corporate corruption scandal spreads to Ford and GM

More on auto workers struggles »

Temp work past the age of retirement
Amazon’s CamperForce program exploits elderly workers

By Evan Blake, 6 November 2017

Every year, Amazon hires thousands of temporary workers in their 50s, 60s and 70s to carry out backbreaking labor during the holiday season.

Survivors of Northern California fires face new ordeal of recovery

By Therese Leclerc, 6 November 2017

Approximately 28,000 undocumented adults and children live in the region worst affected by the flames. But they do not qualify for federal aid.

Why weren't residents warned about the Northern California fires?

Germany: “Jamaica coalition” on a course towards war

By Peter Schwarz, 6 November 2017

The greatest pressure for a massive rearmament comes not from the “Jamaica” parties, but rather from the Social Democrats, the SPD.

Germany: Coalition talks centre on increase in defence spending

India’s 1-percent grabs nearly a quarter of all income

By Saman Gunadasa and Kranti Kumara, 6 November 2017

The poorest 50 percent of Indians must make do with an income share of just 15 percent, eking out their existence on an average annual income of just US $705.

Indian economy in a downward spiral

European Union intervenes in Maldives

By Rohantha De Silva, 6 November 2017

The EU visit had nothing to do with defending “human rights” but to ensure the domination of western powers over the strategically located Indian Ocean archipelago.

Australia: Thousands protest persecution of refugees on Manus Island

By Oscar Grenfell, 6 November 2017

Rally organisers sought to divert widespread anger over the dire plight of 600 refugees behind impotent appeals to the Coalition government, and support for Labor’s re-election.

Australian government starves refugees on Manus Island

Families worse off under Australia’s privatised disability scheme

By Max Newman, 6 November 2017

Participants in the scheme must “buy” services from private operators, with their funds set by care plans imposed by a cost-cutting government agency.

New in Turkish

Çin Devlet Başkanı Şi, kırılgan bir yönetime başkanlık ediyor

Peter Symonds, 6 Kasım 2017

Çıkarları ÇKP tarafından savunulan bir avuç süper zengin milyarder ile halkın ezici çoğunluğu arasındaki devasa toplumsal uçurum, çok büyük toplumsal gerilimler yaratıyor.

New in Russian

Документы русской революции
Искусство восстания

Лев Троцкий, 6 ноября 2017 г.

Мы публикуем шестую главу из второй части второго тома «Истории русской революции» Троцкого под названием «Искусство восстания».

Эта неделя в русской революции
30 октября — 6 ноября: Большевики собирают силы для революции

6 ноября 2017 г.

Военно-революционный комитет открыто противопоставляет себя государственной власти. Лояльность ключевых частей рабочих и солдат по отношению к авторитету ВРК проверена ходом событий и несомненна. Силы Временного правительства изолированы и тают.

New in Norwegian

Amerikansk kongresshøring:
Tidligere FBI-agent sier tech selskap må «kneble» kilder til «opprør»

Andre Damon, 6 November 2017

Med forslag om sensur på Internett forklarte Clint Watts, en tidligere hæroffiser og FBI-agent, at «Borgerkriger starter ikke med skudd, de begynner med ord.»

50 år etter mordet på Che Guevara
Med en gjenutgivelse av det publiserte foredraget: Castroisme og småborgerlig nasjonalistpolitikk

Bill Van Auken, 6 October 2017

Et halvt århundre etter mordet på geriljalederen i Bolivia har årsmarkeringen blitt utnyttet av ulike politiske tendenser til å legge et venstre–anstrøk på egen reaksjonære politikk, og til maskering av egne forræderi.

New in Spanish

El escándalo de corrupción en el UAW se esparce a Ford y GM

Por Eric London, 6 noviembre 2017

Los trabajadores necesitan comités en sus lugares de trabajo y barrios para avanzar sus intereses contra las masivas corporaciones que dictan las políticas del Gobierno y que controlan a los sindicatos.

La expresidenta del Comité Nacional Demócrata revela que Clinton manipuló la campaña de nominación del 2016

Por Patrick Martin, 6 noviembre 2017

Un nuevo libro de Donna Brazile confirma las acusaciones hechas por simpatizantes de Bernie Sanders de que el Comité Nacional Demócrata se abalanzó en su contra en las primarias.

El jefe de Gabinete de la Casa Blanca responsabiliza de la Guerra Civil al fracaso para “negociar”

Por Tom Mackaman, 6 noviembre 2017

Trump sobre Jackson y la Guerra Civil: ignorancia histórica y la decadencia de la presidencia americana.

“Este es un tío listo”
La dirigente sindical de los docentes estadounidenses Randi Weingarten mantuvo un encuentro secreto con Steve Bannon

Por Jerry White, 6 noviembre 2017

Durante más de seis meses la presidenta de la AFT intentó esconder su reunión con el ayudante fascistoide de Trump que por entonces era el más alto estratega de la Casa Blanca.

El presidente Xi preside sobre un frágil régimen chino

Por Peter Symonds, 6 noviembre 2017

Xi ha emergido como una figura bonapartista, la cual, al ser confrontada con enormes dificultades en casa y en el extranjero, sirve para mantener la unidad del partido y prevenir una crisis interna.

Los trabajadores automotrices toman a las redes sociales para defender al joven trabajador de Ford asesinado en aparente suicidio

Por Jerry White, 6 noviembre 2017

Cientos de trabajadores automotrices han compartido y comentaron sobre los artículos de WSWS sobre la muerte del obrero Jacoby Marquis Hennings, de 21 años.

New in German

NATO verstärkt Kriegsvorbereitungen gegen Russland

Philipp Frisch, 6. November 2017

Ein Bericht des Spiegel, der sich auf ein geheimes Dokument des Verteidigungsbündnisses stützt, macht deutlich, wie weit die Pläne fortgeschritten sind.

Trump nutzt Asienreise zur Bildung von Kriegskoalition gegen Nordkorea

James Cogan, 6. November 2017

Trumps Reise begann symbolträchtig mit einem Besuch auf dem Marinestützpunkt Pearl Harbor, wo im Dezember 1941 der Krieg zwischen den USA und Japan um die Vormachtstellung in Asien begann.

Frankreich: Ausnahmezustand offiziell beendet, doch der Polizeistaat bleibt

Alex Lantier und Kumaran Ira, 6. November 2017

Das Ende des französischen Ausnahmezustands nach zwei Jahren bedeutet keine Rückkehr zu der Zeit vor 2015, sondern eine Verschärfung der Angriffe auf demokratische Rechte.

Filmempfehlung der Woche
Die einmalige Filmdokumentation der Russischen Revolution: „Tsar to Lenin“

Von der Redaktion, 6. November 2017

„Tsar to Lenin“ gehört seit seiner Veröffentlichung im Jahr 1937 zu den brillantesten Dokumentarfilmen des 20. Jahrhunderts.

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Perspective

Trump in Asia: On the eve of war

6 November 2017

Trump personifies the decay of American imperialism and the calculation of its strategists that it can arrest its decline by military means.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
November 6-12: Bolsheviks come to power in Petrograd

6 November 2017

The Congress of Soviets opens with the Bolsheviks firmly in control of Petrograd. The new government formed by the Bolsheviks swiftly passes sweeping decrees on peace, land, education, and the eight-hour day.

The final online lecture in the ICFI's series on the centenary of the Russian Revolution, "The Place of the October Revolution in World History and Contemporary Politics" will be held on November 11 at 1:00 pm EST. For full information and to register, visit wsws.org/1917.

Lessons of October: The political crisis within the Bolshevik Party on the eve of the seizure of power

By Chris Marsden, 3 November 2017

Documents of the Russian Revolution
The Art of Insurrection

By Leon Trotsky, 1 November 2017

This week in the Russian Revolution
October 30-November 5: Bolsheviks marshal forces for the revolution

30 October 2017

US public meeting series: Why Study the Russian Revolution?

Commemoration meetings in Australia and New Zealand
100 years on: The significance of the 1917 Russian Revolution for today

Sri Lankan SEP/IYSSE calls public meetings to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Commentary

Trump begins 12-day visit to Asia to build war coalition against North Korea

By James Cogan, 4 November 2017

US masses ships and aircraft outside North Korea

Trump: US “totally prepared” for war with North Korea

More on the war threat against North Korea »

French state of emergency expires in name, but police state remains

By Alex Lantier and Kumaran Ira, 4 November 2017

Billionaire CEO Joe Ricketts shuts down DNAinfo and Gothamist after unionization vote

By Michael Walters and Alexander Fangmann, 4 November 2017

Republicans unveil multitrillion-dollar tax cut for corporations and the rich

By Barry Grey, 3 November 2017

White House chief of staff blames Civil War on failure to “compromise”

By Tom Mackaman, 2 November 2017

Trump on Jackson and the Civil War: Historical ignorance and the decline of the American presidency

Socialist Equality Party

Strong turnout at San Diego campuses for lectures by David North on Russian Revolution

By our reporter, 2 November 2017

New Zealand: Socialist Equality Group meeting discusses new Labour-NZ First government

By our reporters, 2 November 2017

Arts Review

Remembering Fats Domino

By Hiram Lee, 4 November 2017

Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew in Detroit: A drama about the working class

By David Walsh, 3 November 2017

May a word be spoken on behalf of Kevin Spacey?

By David Walsh, 1 November 2017

Sean Baker’s The Florida Project: “The joy and heart and humor of being a child”

Revoliutsiia! Demonstratsiia! Soviet Art Put to the Test at the Art Institute of Chicago—an introductory comment
Russian Revolutionary art exhibition opened October 29

Google Censorship

The Democrats’ McCarthyite witch hunt

By Andre Damon, 3 November 2017

Anti-Russia hearings in the US:
Lawmakers demand tech companies censor journalists and conduct mass surveillance

The conspiracy to censor the Internet

By Andre Damon and Joseph Kishore, 18 October 2017

The elites “have no credibility left:” An interview with journalist Chris Hedges

An open letter to Google: Stop the censorship of the Internet! Stop the political blacklisting of the World Socialist Web Site!

25 August 2017

Google escalates blacklisting of left-wing web sites and journalists

Sign the petition and share it as widely as possible through email, online forums, and social media.

Watch: Stop online censorship!

More on Google Censorship »

Workers Struggles

“This is one smart guy”
US teachers union chief Randi Weingarten held secret meeting with Steve Bannon

By Jerry White, 4 November 2017

After ultimatum and threats of job loss
Union ends Palatine, Illinois support staff strike without contract

By George Marlowe, 4 November 2017

Australia: Possible Woolworths strikes spark warnings of a broader wages movement

Wisconsin construction worker falls to death while working on Milwaukee Bucks stadium

By Jessica Goldstein, 3 November 2017

Featured Video

On the spot report: Five hundred workers who lack access to basic health care attended a free charity health clinic in Charleston, West Virginia.

The Grenfell Tower fire

Art auction for Grenfell fire survivors raises £2 million

By Paul Bond, 30 October 2017

Grenfell Fire Forum launches Facebook page

By our reporters, 26 October 2017

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

Book Review

Thomas Mackaman’s New Immigrants and the Radicalization of American Labor, 1914-1924
Immigration and socialist strategy in America, past and present

By Eric London, 24 October 2017

Thomas Mackaman’s New Immigrants and the Radicalization of American Labor, 1914-1924 is an essential contribution not only to labor history, but also toward the development of a strategy of social revolution today.

Interview

“This anti-Russian campaign is horrible”: An interview with antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan

By David Walsh, 23 October 2017

Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a US soldier killed in Iraq in 2004, has had many bitter experiences with the Democratic Party.

History

Thirty years since Wall Street’s “Black Monday”

By Nick Beams, 19 October 2017

50 years since the murder of Che Guevara
Including a republication of Castroism and the Politics of Petty-Bourgeois Nationalism

The contradictions of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s The Vietnam War

Science

Neutron star merger observed through gravitational waves and light

By Don Barrett, 18 October 2017

Observation of gravitational waves wins Nobel Prize in physics

Featured Commentary

Forty years since the assassination of Tom Henehan (1951-1977)
Tom Henehan: A revolutionary life

By David North, 16 October 2017

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Tom Henehan, a member of the Political Committee of the Workers League—the predecessor of the Socialist Equality Party in the US. We are republishing here a tribute delivered by David North at a meeting in 1997.

IYSSE

New club procedures at UC Berkeley give police effective veto power over campus events

By Gabriel Black and Joseph Santolan, 17 October 2017

UC Berkeley mobilizes police for “Free Speech Week”

Trump threatens UC Berkeley funding cut after protest against fascistic provocateur

International Amazon Workers Voice

Trudeau courts Amazon CEO to locate its second headquarters in Canada

Amazon workers force company to rehire unjustly fired worker after IAWV exposure

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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Is $12 an hour a fair wage for Amazon workers?

Price gouging at Amazon and the case for public ownership