“Time is quickly running out”
Trump threatens China over North Korea and trade

By James Cogan, 10 November 2017

Three aircraft carrier battlegroups are positioned off the coast of the Korean Peninsula and will rehearse for war this weekend.

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

Trump in Asia: On the eve of war

More on the war threat against North Korea »

US Justice Department forces RT America to register as “foreign agent”

By Trévon Austin, 10 November 2017

The move is a product of the ongoing anti-Russia witch hunt led by the Democratic Party, together with the US intelligence agencies, aimed at delegitimizing and outlawing domestic political opposition.

Twitter bans RT and Sputnik from advertising

US-Saudi blockade threatens millions of famine deaths in Yemen

By Bill Van Auken, 10 November 2017

Washington and Riyadh have created the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe with the three-year-old war against the poorest nation in the Arab world.

Crown Prince extends purge of rivals in Saudi Arabia

By Jean Shaoul, 10 November 2017

The scale of the purge testifies to the mortal crisis wracking the venal ruling clique in Riyadh, which treats the country as its personal fiefdom.

Saudi crown prince charges Iran with “act of war”

NATO summit escalates preparation for war with Russia

By Alex Lantier, 10 November 2017

NATO is planning for a major land war in Europe against Russia, which fields the world’s second-largest nuclear arsenal after the United States.

UK Labour’s Carl Sargeant commits suicide after sexual harassment allegations

By Julie Hyland, 10 November 2017

Friends and colleagues denounced Sargeant’s treatment, saying that he had been “thrown to the wolves,” despite none of the allegations being subject to investigation by the police.

Paradise Papers shed light on how giant companies and the super-rich avoid taxation

By Gabriel Black, 10 November 2017

The latest leaks confirm that the largest companies in the world, and the ultra-wealthy that run them, use their power and wealth to park trillions of dollars offshore to avoid taxation.

DeVos visits Puerto Rico to boost privatization of public schools

By Rafael Azul, 10 November 2017

The US education secretary met with her Puerto Rican counterpart, who is looking at post-Katrina New Orleans as the model for the schools in US territory.

Trump administration encourages states to gut Medicaid, impose work requirements

By Zaida Green, 10 November 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will actively “partner” with states to impose premiums, punitive work requirements and other restrictions on Medicaid.

Tennessee auto parts workers and their families exposed to cancer-causing chemicals

By Warren Duzak, 10 November 2017

Tenneco officials told workers they had been exposed to hexavalent chromium and had likely carried the toxic waste home with them.

More on auto workers struggles »

MP disqualification crisis engulfs Australian government

By Mike Head, 10 November 2017

A full-scale McCarthyite witch-hunt is underway, with every MP being required to prove their citizenship “purity.”

New Zealand Labour-led government prepares attacks on working class

By John Braddock, 10 November 2017

Labour Prime Minister Ardern, with trade union approval, has threatened to further proscribe the right to strike.

Over 100 killed after typhoon batters Vietnam

By Kayla Costa, 10 November 2017

Typhoon Damrey, the biggest storm to have hit Vietnam in two decades, led to widespread suffering and the destruction of infrastructure.

New in Norwegian

På hundreårsdagen for Den russiske revolusjonen

David North, 7 November 2017

Oktoberrevolusjonen er blant de største og mest progressive begivenhetene i verdenshistorien.

Trump i Asia: i opptakten til krig

James Cogan, 6 November 2017

Trump personifiserer den amerikanske imperialismens forfall og strategenes kalkyle om at nedgangen kan stanses med militære midler.

Avsatt katalansk premier melder seg for belgisk politi

Alex Lantier, 6 November 2017

Kritikk av Spanias håndtering av den katalanske krisen innen europeiske styrende kretser reflekterer bekymringer for at Madrids handlinger kan provosere eksplosiv populær opposisjon.

Tyskland: «Jamaica-koalisjonen» på en kurs mot krig

Peter Schwarz, 6 November 2017

Det største presset for en massiv gjenopprustning kommer ikke fra «Jamaica-partiene», men faktisk fra sosialdemokratene SPD.

New in Spanish

El colosal costo de las interminables guerras de Washington

Por Bill Van Auken, 10 noviembre 2017

Según el más reciente estudio “Costos de la guerra” de la Universidad Brown, el Pentágono ha derrochado casi $6 billones de dólares en dieciséis años de invasiones, ocupaciones e intervenciones militares.

Cien años después de la Revolución de Octubre
La mayoría de los jóvenes estadounidenses prefiere el socialismo o el comunismo al capitalismo

Por Niles Niemuth, 10 noviembre 2017

El informe de la derechista Fundación Conmemorativa de las Víctimas del Comunismo señala la hostilidad extendida al capitalismo, que no encuentra expresión en la política oficial.

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

Washingtons endlose Kriege verursachen gigantische Kosten

Bill Van Auken, 10. November 2017

Laut dem jüngsten Gutachten der Brown University hat das Pentagon in den letzten sechzehn Jahren fast sechs Billionen Dollar für militärische Invasionen, Besetzungen und Auslandseinsätze vergeudet.

Nach den US-Drohungen gegen Nordkorea:
China überhäuft Trump mit Ehrungen

James Cogan, 10. November 2017

Die strategische Orientierung des chinesischen Regimes besteht darin, einen offenen Zusammenstoß mit Washington so lange wie möglich zu vermeiden.

Die Denunziation der Oktoberrevolution

Peter Schwarz, 10. November 2017

Verfolgt man die Artikel, Rundfunkbeiträge und Filme zum hundertsten Jahrestag der Oktoberrevolution, so herrscht dort der Grundsatz: „Alles ist erlaubt.“

Opel: „Alternative Fakten“ von Direktion und Betriebsrat

Marianne Arens, 10. November 2017

Der beschlossene Konzernumbau bedeutet aller Propaganda zum Trotz massive Angriffe auf die Arbeitsplätze und Löhne der Beschäftigten.

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Three billionaires are wealthier than half the US population

10 November 2017

According to a new report by the Institute for Policy Studies, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett now own more wealth than the poorest half of the US population, some 160 million people.

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. The lecture will be streamed live here and at fb.com/wsws.org.


German court rejects bid by Professor Jörg Baberowski to bar criticism of his right-wing extremism

By Christoph Vandreier, 10 November 2017

The Humboldt University professor was rebuffed in an attempt to have a court prohibit the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei from exposing his falsifications of history.

In wake of Brazile revelations, Sanders intensifies call for reviving the Democratic Party

By Patrick Martin, 10 November 2017

In his first major response to the exposure of unprecedented collusion between the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign, Sanders renewed his pledge to revitalize the Democratic Party.

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

One year since the election of Donald Trump

The colossal cost of Washington’s unending wars

By Bill Van Auken, 9 November 2017

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

By Alex Lantier, 9 November 2017

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

By Niles Niemuth, 7 November 2017

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

Socialist Alternative loses close Minneapolis city council race

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

Workers Struggles

UK rail staff in limited strike
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

10 November 2017

Workers at five UK rail companies struck Wednesday against the introduction of driver-only operated trains which threatens the jobs of some 6,000 train guards and conductors.

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

By our reporters, 9 November 2017

Puerto Rican teachers arrested at protest demanding reopening of schools

By Jerry White, 8 November 2017

Arts Review

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

By Joanne Laurier, 9 November 2017

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

By David Walsh, 7 November 2017

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

May a word be spoken on behalf of Kevin Spacey?


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

By Philip Guelpa, 9 November 2017

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?

Meeting in Sydney on December 17
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 »


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


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

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.


“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.