In Seoul, Trump delivers war ultimatum to North Korea

By James Cogan, 8 November 2017

The casualties and horrors of a second Korean War, in 2017, could make those of nearly 70 years ago pale in comparison.

Trump encourages Japanese militarism against North Korea and China

Trump in Asia: On the eve of war

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Saudi crown prince charges Iran with “act of war”

By Jordan Shilton, 8 November 2017

After purging his main domestic rivals, Crown Prince Bin Salman accused Tehran of “direct military aggression” after a missile was fired into Saudi Arabia from Yemen.

Lebanese crisis bound up with war drive against Iran

New York City police officer acquitted of murder charges in killing of Delrawn Small

By Sandy English, 8 November 2017

Isaacs was the first police officer in New York State to be tried under Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2015 executive order.

New York police officers charged with raping teenage suspect in custody

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US Supreme Court upholds execution of Alabama prisoner who cannot remember his crime

By Kate Randall, 8 November 2017

The high court reversed a federal appeals court ruling that struck down the death sentence of Vernon Madison, 67, who suffers from dementia and memory impairment.

Trump administration moves toward deportation of Central American immigrants

By Bill Van Auken, 8 November 2017

Monday’s decision ends Temporary Protected Status for up to 5,000 Nicaraguans and could be the prelude to the mass deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants.

Puerto Rican teachers arrested at protest demanding reopening of schools

By Jerry White, 8 November 2017

Puerto Rico’s education secretary is following the example of New Orleans, where Hurricane Katrina was used as the opportunity to lay off thousands of teachers and privatize schools.

Calls for military buildup and great power politics grow amid German coalition talks

By Peter Schwarz, 8 November 2017

The voices calling for the adoption of an aggressive foreign policy and a major military expansion by a future “Jamaica coalition” are growing louder.

UK rail workers escalate strikes in the face of scab operation

By Michael Barnes, 8 November 2017

Ahead of the strikes, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling declared the Conservative government’s intention to coordinate a national strike-breaking operation.

Indian power plant explosion kills at least 35 workers

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 8 November 2017

The blast was a product of sub-standard safety conditions that are endemic in Indian factories and power plants.

Australia: Queensland Labor backflips on support for Adani mine

By Mike Head, 8 November 2017

Labor’s long record of support for corporate giants like Adani has opened the door for the reactionary One Nation party to prey upon social devastation and discontent.

Brazil cuts science budget amid mounting yellow fever threat

By Miguel Andrade, 8 November 2017

Brazil’s Science Ministry is facing a 44 percent funding cut by the end of 2017 and another reduction of 15 percent for 2018.

New in Russian

Документы русской революции
К гражданам России!

Военно-революционный комитет при Петроградском Совете, 8 ноября 2017 г.

По случаю столетней годовщины Октябрьской революции мы публикуем обращение Военно-революционного комитета при Петроградском Совете, опубликованное 7 ноября (25 октября по ст. ст.) 1917 года.

New in French

Trump encourage le militarisme japonais contre la Corée du Nord et la Chine

Par James Cogan, 8 novembre 2017

Trump a affiché une indifférence totale au sentiment anti-guerre japonais alors qu’il se pavanait à côté du Premier ministre nationaliste de droite, Shinzo Abe.

New in Spanish

En el centenario de la Revolución de Octubre

Por David North, 8 noviembre 2017

La Revolución de Octubre figura entre los eventos más importantes y progresistas de la historia mundial.

Estalla la crisis del Partido Demócrata tras las revelaciones de Brazile

Por Patrick Martin, 8 noviembre 2017

Saliendo en la televisión nacional, Donna Brazile, la antigua jefa interina del Comité Nacional Demócrata, les dijo a los partidarios de Clinton que denunciaron sus revelaciones que “se vayan al infierno”.

New in German

100 Jahre Oktoberrevolution

Von David North, 8. November 2017

Die Oktoberrevolution zählt zu den bedeutendsten und fortschrittlichsten Ereignissen der Weltgeschichte.

Trump ermutigt japanischen Militarismus gegen Nordkorea und China

Von James Cogan, 8. November 2017

Trump zeigte sich während seiner Gespräche mit dem rechten nationalistischen Premierminister Shinzo Abe völlig gleichgültig gegenüber der Antikriegsstimmung in Japan.

Werksschließungen und Entlassungen bei Siemens

Von Elisabeth Zimmermann, 8. November 2017

Der Siemens-Konzern plant den Abbau mehrerer Tausend Arbeitsplätze. Betroffen sind die Sparten Stromerzeugung, Öl und Gas sowie Prozessindustrie und Antriebe und der Windkraftanlagenhersteller Siemens Gamesa.

Diese Woche in der Russischen Revolution
6.–12. November: Bolschewiki erobern in Petrograd die Macht

8. November 2017

Zu Beginn des Sowjetkongresses haben die Bolschewiki Petrograd bereits fest in ihrer Hand. Die neue, bolschewistische Regierung verabschiedet zügig weitreichende Dekrete über Frieden, Land, Bildung und den Achtstundentag.

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Perspective

One year since the election of Donald Trump

8 November 2017

Trump is not an aberration, but the malignant product of the long-term decay of American capitalism and its two-party system.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

On the Centenary of the October Revolution

By David North, 7 November 2017

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

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.

Commentary

Former DNC head Donna Brazile raises new questions over killing of Seth Rich, says she feared for her life

By Andre Damon, 8 November 2017

Statements by former DNC interim chairperson Donna Brazile indicate that some within the Democratic National Committee saw the murder of Rich as more than a botched burglary.

Democratic Party faction calls 2016 election “train wreck,” proposes relationship with pseudo-left

By Eric London, 8 November 2017

The “Democratic Autopsy” report is an attempt to save the party from a collapse of historic proportions.

Democratic Party crisis explodes in wake of Brazile revelations

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

By Niles Niemuth, 7 November 2017

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

By Kate Randall, 7 November 2017

US airstrikes kill dozens of Afghan civilians

By Bill Van Auken, 7 November 2017

NATO intensifies its preparations for war with Russia

By Philipp Frisch, 7 November 2017

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

By Shannon Jones, 7 November 2017

More on auto workers struggles »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Documents of the Russian Revolution
Proclamation on the Assumption of Soviet Power

By the Second-All Russian Congress of Soviets of Workers’ and Soldiers’ and Peasants’ Deputies, 8 November 2017

One hundred years ago today, the Proclamation on the Assumption of Soviet Power announced the overthrow of the Provisional Government and the establishment of a new government.

Documents of the Russian Revolution
Decree on Peace

By the Second-All Russian Congress of Soviets of Workers’ and Soldiers’ and Peasants’ Deputies, 8 November 2017

The Decree on Peace, enacted one hundred years ago today, was the first decree of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Government after its assumption of power in Petrograd.

Documents of the Russian Revolution
Decree on Land

By the Second-All Russian Congress of Soviets of Workers’ and Soldiers’ and Peasants’ Deputies, 8 November 2017

The Congress of Soviets of Workers’ and Soldiers’ Deputies abolished landed proprietorship without compensation.

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

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?

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 »

History

100 years since the Balfour Declaration
Part two

By Jean Shaoul, 8 November 2017

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

100 years since the Balfour Declaration
Part one

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

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

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

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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!

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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.

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.