Anti-Trump voters propel Democrats to victory in state and local elections

By Barry Grey, 9 November 2017

The outcome was not a vote of confidence in the Democratic Party. Rather, it was a repudiation of the politics of Trump and the far-right.

One year since the election of Donald Trump

In wake of US threats against North Korea, China heaps honors on Trump

By James Cogan, 9 November 2017

The strategic orientation of the Chinese regime is to avoid an open clash with Washington for as long as possible.

In Seoul, Trump delivers war ultimatum to North Korea

Trump in Asia: On the eve of war

More on the war threat against North Korea »

Tens of thousands protest in Catalonia against moves towards authoritarian rule in Spain

By Alex Lantier, 9 November 2017

Tens of thousands of people protested yesterday in Catalonia against the detention of Catalan nationalist politicians as political prisoners by Madrid.

Spanish army threatens to intervene in Catalonia as ministers are jailed

More than a quarter of Londoners live in poverty

By Alice Summers, 9 November 2017

Twenty-seven percent of London residents live in poverty, according to a study by poverty charity Trust for London.

Plant closures and layoffs on the agenda at German conglomerate Siemens

By Elisabeth Zimmermann, 9 November 2017

Several thousand job cuts will hit Siemens Group's Power Generation sector as well as its subsidiary, Siemens Gamesa, which manufactures wind turbines.

Texas executes Mexican national in disregard of international law

By Trévon Austin, 9 November 2017

Ruben Ramirez Cárdenas was executed late Wednesday night via lethal injection after a last-minute appeal by his attorneys to the US Supreme Court was rejected.

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

Northern Virginia woman fired from job after giving Trump motorcade the middle finger

By Nick Barrickman, 9 November 2017

Juli Briskman was fired from her government contracting job last week after a photo of her giving the president’s motorcade “the finger” went viral.

“We have to know that we’re fighting the same fight”
Striking Ontario college faculty speak out

By our reporters, 9 November 2017

Now in its fourth week, the strike by 12,000 Ontario community college faculty is a struggle against precarious work contracts and for greater academic freedom.

New Zealand PM visits Australia, confirms Labour government’s support for war

By Tom Peters, 9 November 2017

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has endorsed the war in Iraq, threats against North Korea and Australia’s brutal treatment of asylum seekers.

Australian contract company continues assault on maintenance workers

By Terry Cook, 9 November 2017

The unions are isolating 200 workers confronting UGL’s attempts to tear up existing wages and conditions.

New in Turkish

Ekim Devrimi’nin 100. Yıldönümü Üzerine

David North, 9 Kasım 2017

Ekim Devrimi, dünya tarihindeki en büyük ve en ilerici olaylar arasındadır.

RUS DEVRİMİ BELGELERİ
Rusya Yurttaşlarına!

Petrograd Sovyeti’nin Askeri Devrimci Komitesi, 9 Kasım 2017

Ekim Devrimi’nin yüzüncü yıldönümünde, 7 Kasım (E.T. 25 Ekim) 1917’de Petrograd Sovyeti’nin Askeri Devrimci Komitesi tarafından yayınlanan bildirgeyi yayınlıyoruz.

New in Spanish

Un año desde la elección de Donald Trump

Por Patrick Martin, 9 noviembre 2017

Trump no es ninguna aberración, sino el producto maligno del colapso prologado del capitalistmo estadounidense y su sistema político bipartidista.

Trump alienta el militarismo japonés contra Corea del Norte y China

Por James Cogan, 9 noviembre 2017

Trump mostró una indiferencia total hacia el sentimiento antibélico japonés mientras se pavoneaba junto al nacionalista de derechas primer ministro Shinzo Abe.

El Príncipe Heredero de Arabia Saudí acusa a Irán de “actos de guerra”

Por Jordan Shilton, 9 noviembre 2017

Tras purgar a sus principales rivales domésticos, el Príncipe Heredero bin Salman acusó a Teherán de “agresión militar directa” después de que un misil fuera disparado a Arabia Saudí desde Yemen.

La ex jefa del DNC Donna Brazile destapa nuevos interrogantes respecto al asesinato de Seth Rich y dice que teme por su vida

Por Andre Damon, 9 noviembre 2017

Declaraciones de la antigua jefa interina del DNC Donna Brazile indican que algunas personas en el seno del Comité Nacional Demócrata veían el asesinato de Rich como más que un robo chapucero.

“Lo triste es que hay tanta gente como yo en ese sistema”
Davino Watson, un ciudadano estadounidense falsamente encarcelado por agentes de ICE, se pronuncia

Por Nick Barrickman, 9 noviembre 2017

Watson se le ha negado el derecho a demandar por daños incurridos mientras estuvo encarcelado ilegalmente por ICE durante más de tres años.

New in French

Pour le centenaire de la Révolution d’octobre

Par David North, 9 novembre 2017

La Révolution d’octobre est l'un des événements les plus grands et les plus progressistes de l’histoire du monde.

Un an depuis l’élection de Donald Trump

Par Patrick Martin, 9 novembre 2017

Trump n’est pas une aberration, mais le produit pernicieux de la décadence à long terme du capitalisme américain et de son système bipartite.

Cent ans après la Révolution d’octobre
La majorité des jeunes Américains préfèrent le socialisme ou le communisme au capitalisme

Par Niles Niemuth, 9 novembre 2017

Le rapport de « la Fondation commémorative des victimes du communisme », une organisation de droite, souligne l’hostilité généralisée au capitalisme, qui ne trouve aucune expression dans la politique officielle.

Donna Brazile, ex-chef du DNC, soulève de nouvelles questions sur l’assassinat de Seth Rich, et affirme craindre pour sa vie

Par Andre Damon, 9 novembre 2017

Les déclarations de l’ancienne présidente intérimaire de DNC, Donna Brazile, indiquent que certains au sein du Comité national démocrate ont vu dans le meurtre de Rich plus qu’un vol bâclé.

New in German

Ein Jahr nach dem Wahlsieg Donald Trumps

Patrick Martin, 9. November 2017

Trump ist kein Zufall, sondern das logische Ergebnis des langen Niedergangs des amerikanischen Kapitalismus und des Zweiparteiensystems in den USA.

Landgericht Hamburg: Baberowski darf der Geschichtsfälschung bezichtigt werden

Christoph Vandreier, 9. November 2017

Der rechtsradikale Humboldt-Professor ist mit dem Versuch gescheitert, der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei gerichtlich zu verbieten, ihm „Geschichtsfälschung“ vorzuwerfen.

Saudischer Kronprinz beschuldigt den Iran „kriegerischer Handlung“

Jordan Shilton, 9. November 2017

Der Kronprinz beschuldigt Teheran der „direkten militärischen Aggression“, nachdem vom Jemen aus eine Rakete auf Saudi-Arabien abgeschossen wurde. Erst vor kurzem hat er seine inländischen Rivalen ausgeschaltet.

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Perspective

The colossal cost of Washington’s unending wars

9 November 2017

According to Brown University’s latest “Costs of War” report, the Pentagon has squandered nearly $6 trillion over the past 16 years of US invasions, occupations and military interventions.

Earlier Perspectives »

The October 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

Socialist Alternative loses close Minneapolis city council race

By Anthony Bertolt, 9 November 2017

Jentzen garnered wide support by calling herself a socialist, but her platform called for an alliance with the Democratic Party

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

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

By Eric London, 8 November 2017

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

Saudi crown prince charges Iran with “act of war”

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

More on auto workers struggles »

Arts Review

Thank You for Your Service: How many victims are there of America’s ongoing wars?

By Joanne Laurier, 9 November 2017

Jason Hall’s directorial debut, Thank You for Your Service, is a drama about three soldiers returning from the Iraq War and their difficulties adjusting to civilian life.

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

By David Walsh, 7 November 2017

Remembering Fats Domino

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

May a word be spoken on behalf of Kevin Spacey?

Science

Genetic study demonstrates that racial classification by skin color has no scientific basis

By Philip Guelpa, 9 November 2017

Skin color is controlled by multiple genes, each with many variants, which have deep evolutionary origins and are widely dispersed across human populations, irrespective of “racial” categories.

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

Documents of the Russian Revolution
Decree on Peace

By the Second-All Russian Congress of Soviets of Workers’ and Soldiers’ and Peasants’ Deputies

Documents of the Russian Revolution
Decree on Land

By the Second-All Russian Congress of Soviets of Workers’ and Soldiers’ and Peasants’ Deputies

Documents of the Russian Revolution
To the Citizens of Russia!

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

Workers Struggles

Puerto Rican teachers arrested at protest demanding reopening of schools

By Jerry White, 8 November 2017

“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.

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.