Twenty-six dead in Texas church massacre: A society ravaged by pathological violence

By Kate Randall, 7 November 2017

Although the perpetrators of mass shootings are invariably deranged individuals, there are always deeper societal issues at work.

New government data show 64,000 Americans died due to drug overdose in 2016

By Tom Hall, 7 November 2017

US airstrikes kill dozens of Afghan civilians

By Bill Van Auken, 7 November 2017

The air war has been stepped up as the International Criminal Court reviews potential war crimes charges against the US military and CIA in Afghanistan.

Trump encourages Japanese militarism against North Korea and China

By James Cogan, 7 November 2017

Trump displayed complete indifference to anti-war sentiment in Japan, as he strutted alongside right-wing nationalist prime minister Shinzo Abe.

Trump in Asia: On the eve of war

More on the war threat against North Korea »

NATO intensifies its preparations for war with Russia

By Philipp Frisch, 7 November 2017

Against the backdrop of US aggression against North Korea, NATO is intensifying its preparations for war with Russia, the world’s second largest nuclear power.

Kentucky authorities considering stiffer charges in assault on US Senator Rand Paul

By Barry Grey, 7 November 2017

The news of the attack on a sitting US senator was initially downplayed by the major newspapers.

More revelations in UAW corruption scandal
Fiat Chrysler CEO Marchionne met with federal investigators last year

By Shannon Jones, 7 November 2017

The reports of Marchionne’s meeting with prosecutors follow reports that the investigation of the illegal diversion of funds from training centers has expanded to Ford and General Motors.

UAW-corporate corruption scandal spreads to Ford and GM

More on auto workers struggles »

LAPD arrests after Trump election exposed as political repression

By John Burton, 7 November 2017

Los Angeles police arrested hundreds in the post-election protests, but presented only a handful of cases to prosecutors.

Corporate interests, racial politics dominate Detroit mayoral election

By Tyler Van Dyke, 7 November 2017

With the backing of the city’s major corporations and the Democratic political establishment, incumbent Mayor Mike Duggan is expected to be reelected in today’s mayoral election.

New Zealand: Labour-led government promotes nationalism and militarism

By Tom Peters, 7 November 2017

The recently-installed Labour-New Zealand First-Greens coalition is scapegoating immigrants for the social crisis, while promoting militarism and war.

Complaints soar against Australian government’s welfare agency

By Mike Head, 7 November 2017

Millions of welfare recipients were unable to contact Centrelink, the agency that administers their payments, causing enormous frustration and anger.

New in Portuguese

Trump para o devastado Porto Rico: é preciso pagar Wall Street!

Bill Van Auken, 7 de novembro de 2017

O tuíte brutal e ignorante do presidente dos EUA expressa a verdadeira postura da oligarquia dominante dos EUA em relação a uma população de 3.5 milhões que enfrenta uma catástrofe humanitária.

A ascensão da AfD e a guinada à direita da política oficial na Alemanha

Peter Schwarz, 7 de novembro de 2017

Pela primeira vez desde a queda do Nazismo, um partido extremista de direita está entrando no parlamento nacional da Alemanha.

A censura da Internet e os planos de guerra do governo dos EUA

Andre Damon, 7 de novembro de 2017

Samantha Power, embaixadora dos EUA para as Nações Unidas sob barack Obama, escreveu uma coluna no New York Times defendendo o uso de “porteiros profissionais” para policiar debate público na Internet.

O momento “Mein Kampf” de Trump na ONU

Bill Van Auken, 7 de novembro de 2017

O presidente americano ameaçou publicamente lançar uma guerra genocida, declarando que estava “pronto, motivado e capacitado” para “destruir totalmente a Coreia do Norte e seus 25 milhões de habitantes.

Os 150 anos da publicação d’O Capital

Nick Beams, 7 de novembro de 2017

O dia 14 de setembro marcou os 150 anos da publicação do primeiro volume de O Capital por Karl Marx. A obra representou um ponto de inflexão no desenvolvimento intelectual e histórico da humanidade.

New in Norwegian

Fransk unntakstilstand utløper, men politistaten består

Paul Mitchell og Alex Lantier, 4 November 2017

Utløpet av Frankrikes toårige nødstilstand betyr ikke at landet går tilbake til forholdene før 2015, men strammer grepet på demokratiske rettigheter.

Demokratenes McCarthy-heksejakt

Andre Damon, 3 November 2017

Denne ukens kongresshøringer om «ekstremistisk innhold» markerer et nytt stadium i kampanjen demokratene i kongressen fører for å legitimere sensur og kriminalisere dissens, i samarbeid med etterretningstjenestene og ledende medier.

Den spanske hæren truer med å intervenere - katalanske ministre fengsles

Paul Mitchell og Alex Lantier, 3 November 2017

Ifølge sjefen for den spanske hæren er hans planer om å gripe inn i Catalonia del av tilsvarende planlegging for NATO-landene i Europa.

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 Spanish

Trump en Asia: en las vísperas de la guerra

Por James Cogan, 7 noviembre 2017

El comportamiento de Trump personifica tanto la decadencia del imperialismo estadounidense como los cálculos criminales de sus estrategas sobre frenar este declive por medios militares.

Crisis libanesa ligada a guerra contra Irán

Por Bill Van Auken, 7 noviembre 2017

El primer ministro Hariri anunció su renuncia en Riad, haciéndose eco de la virulenta retórica anti-iraní de la monarquía saudita.

Republicanos del Congreso abren investigación sobre el papel de Clinton en la adquisición rusa de minas de uranio en EE. UU.

Por Niles Niemuth, 7 noviembre 2017

El asunto de Uranium One demuestra que los demócratas no menos que los republicanos tienen lazos corruptos con intereses comerciales en todo el mundo, incluso en Rusia.

El depuesto presidente regional catalán se entrega a la policía belga

Por Alex Lantier, 7 noviembre 2017

Críticas al manejo de la crisis catalana por parte de España desde el interior de círculos gobernantes europeos reflejan la preocupación de que las acciones de Madrid puedan provocar una resistencia popular explosiva.

New in German

Jamaika: Ruf nach Großmachtpolitik und Aufrüstung wird lauter

Peter Schwarz, 7. November 2017

Die Stimmen, die von einer zukünftigen Jamaika-Koalition aggressive Außenpolitik und eine massive Aufstockung des Militärhaushalts verlangen, werden zunehmend lauter.

Abgesetzter katalanischer Regierungschef stellt sich der belgischen Polizei

Alex Lantier, 7. November 2017

Die Kritik an Spaniens Umgang mit der katalanischen Krise widerspiegelt die Besorgnis herrschender Kreise Europas, dass Madrids Vorgehen explosiven Widerstand in der Bevölkerung auslösen könnte.

Trump in Asien: Am Vorabend eines Krieges

James Cogan, 7. November 2017

Donald Trumps Verhalten in Japan, dem ersten Ziel seiner Asien-Reise, deutet stark darauf hin, dass er sich auf einen Krieg gegen Nordkorea vorbereitet.

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Perspective

On the Centenary of the October Revolution

7 November 2017

The October Revolution ranks among the greatest and most progressive events in world history.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Documents of the Russian Revolution
To the Citizens of Russia!

By the Military Revolutionary Committee of the Petrograd Soviet, 7 November 2017

On the hundredth anniversary of the October Revolution we are publishing the proclamation issued on November 7 (October 25, O.S.), 1917 by the Military Revolutionary Committee of the Petrograd Soviet.

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

6 November 2017

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

US public meeting series: Why Study the Russian Revolution?

Meetings this weekend in Auckland and Melbourne
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 »

History

100 years since the Balfour Declaration
Part one

By Jean Shaoul, 7 November 2017

This is the first of a two-part article on the Balfour Declaration that was to lead to the establishment of the state of Israel in Palestine.

Commentary

One hundred years after the October Revolution
Majority of young Americans prefer socialism or communism to capitalism

By Niles Niemuth, 7 November 2017

The report from the right-wing Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation points to the widespread hostility to capitalism, which finds no expression within official politics.

Democratic Party crisis explodes in wake of Brazile revelations

By Patrick Martin, 6 November 2017

Lebanese crisis bound up with war drive against Iran

By Bill Van Auken, 6 November 2017

Deposed Catalan premier hands himself in to Belgian police

By Alex Lantier, 6 November 2017

Germany: “Jamaica coalition” on a course towards war

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

IYSSE

International Youth and Students for Social Equality launches new website

6 November 2017

The IYSSE’s newly designed website includes an updated Statement of Principles for its US section. We urge all youth and students to join the IYSSE and take up the fight for socialism.

Education is a social right!
Students must come to the defense of Ontario’s striking college teachers!

By International Youth and Students for Social Equality (Canada), 7 November 2017

The struggle must be broadened, mobilizing students as well as teachers and other workers across Canada in a political struggle to defend public education and win decent-paying, secure jobs for all.

Socialist Equality Party

SEP national secretary proposes “Capitalism Has Failed” at St Andrews University Union Debating Society

By our reporter, 7 November 2017

Chris Marsden, the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in Britain, won substantial support for the proposition that capitalism is an “abject failure.”

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

George Clooney’s Suburbicon: A misanthropic take on 1950s’ America

By David Walsh, 7 November 2017

A would-be “black comedy,” directed and co-written by George Clooney, Suburbicon is set in 1959 in a bland suburban community.

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

Workers Struggles

24-hour strike by Argentine airline staff
Workers Struggles: The Americas

7 November 2017

Pilots and ground crew are calling for a 26 percent pay increase to keep pace with inflation.

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

By Jerry White, 4 November 2017

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

By Michael Walters and Alexander Fangmann, 4 November 2017

International Amazon Workers Voice

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

By Evan Blake, 6 November 2017

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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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 »

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.

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.