White House, congressional Republicans accelerate drive for corporate tax cut worth trillions

By Barry Grey, 11 November 2017

The tax plans are designed to widen the gap between the very rich and everybody else.

America’s oligarchy: No money for opioid crisis, endless funds for corporate tax cuts

The American oligarchy prepares a new tax windfall for the rich

Trump sets out economic war in address to Asia-Pacific summit

By Nick Beams, 11 November 2017

In his diatribe, the US president cast aside the multilateral framework put in place by the United States itself in the aftermath of World War II.

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

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 »

May’s Conservative government faces possible collapse over Brexit

By Chris Marsden, 11 November 2017

European Union officials have let it be known that they are making contingency plans based on Prime Minister Theresa May not surviving beyond the end of this year.

French president travels to Saudi Arabia amid danger of war with Iran

By Francis Dubois, 11 November 2017

In a surprise visit to Riyadh, Emmanuel Macron argued against a regional escalation of the Middle East wars flowing from the NATO countries’ imperialist interventions.

US-Saudi blockade threatens millions of famine deaths in Yemen

Crown Prince extends purge of rivals in Saudi Arabia

Saudi crown prince charges Iran with “act of war”

Metropolitan Police try to block Freedom of Information requests over Grenfell Tower

By Simon Whelan, 11 November 2017

Attempts to stifle information over the Grenfell Tower inferno come as it has been revealed that 52 London tower blocks are similarly clad in flammable material.

Art auction for Grenfell fire survivors raises £2 million

Grenfell Fire Forum launches Facebook page

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

House to vote on giving Amazon $53 billion deal to become main Pentagon supplier

By Evan Blake, 11 November 2017

If the bill becomes law, Amazon will be providing hundreds of thousands of CIA agents, military personnel, prosecutors, and immigration agents with their pencils, desks, and chairs.

Another decisive repudiation
Ohio auto glass workers vote 2-1 against the UAW

By Shannon Jones, 11 November 2017

The vote against the UAW took place in an area that was once noted for worker militancy and the scene of pitched class battles.

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

UAW-corporate corruption scandal spreads to Ford and GM

Death of Jacoby Hennings highlights UAW collusion with auto companies

More on auto workers struggles »

Recall election fails to oust Flint, Michigan mayor

By Sheila Brehm, 11 November 2017

Last Tuesday’s mayoral election in Flint was marked by mass abstention after three-and-a-half years of an ongoing lead water crisis.

Ontario colleges issue ultimatum to striking faculty

By Dylan Lubao, 11 November 2017

Making use of Ontario’s reactionary labour laws, college administrators are forcing 12,000 striking faculty to vote on a “final offer” that addresses none of the workers’ demands.

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

Australian government gives green light for violence against refugees at Manus Island

By Oscar Grenfell, 11 November 2017

The entire Australian political establishment is responsible for the desperate plight of the 600 men in the detention camp.

Australia: Thousands protest persecution of refugees on Manus Island

Australian government starves refugees on Manus Island

More on the attack on refugees in Australia »

India strengthens its relations with Bangladesh

By Rohantha De Silva, 11 November 2017

India is pursuing its geo-political interests, while also acting on behalf of Washington.

New in Portuguese

As ameaças de Trump à Coréia do Norte são um perigo real de guerra

Joseph Kishore, 11 de novembro de 2017

A referência de Trump à “calmaria antes da tempestade” devem ser tomadas como referência à iminência da guerra.

Detecção de ondas gravitacionais ganha prêmio Nobel de Física

Bryan Dyne, 11 de novembro de 2017

O anúncio vem sete semanas depois da detecção da quarta onda gravitacional pelos dois detectores LIGO Avançados e pelo detector VIRGO Avançado.

A proposta de corte de impostos de Trump: o que a oligarquia americana mais queria

Eric London, 11 de novembro de 2017

Enquanto a classe dominante disponibiliza trilhões de dólares para guerras, resgate de bancos, flexibilização quantitativa e cortes de impostos para os ricos, ela ignora necessidades sociais básicas com uma indiferença criminosa.

Por que a extrema-direita está se beneficiando da crise do capitalismo?

Barry Grey, 11 de novembro de 2017

Longe de ser uma exceção, o triunfo eleitoral do partido neofascista na Alemanha é parte de um padrão repetido por toda a Europa e internacionalmente.

New in Spanish

Tres multimillonarios son más ricos que la mitad de la población estadounidense

Por Eric London, 11 noviembre 2017

Según un nuevo estudio del Institute for Policy Ideas, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates y Warren Buffett ahora controlan tanta riqueza como la mitad más pobre de la población estadounidense, alrededor de 160 millones de personas.

“El tiempo se está acabando rápidamente”
Trump amenaza a China sobre Corea del Norte y el comercio

Por James Cogan, 11 noviembre 2017

Tres flotas de portaaviones están apostadas en frente de la costa de la Península Coreana y harán ensayos de guerra este fin de semana.

El Departamento de Justicia de los EUA obliga a RT America a registrarse como “agente extranjero”

Por Trévon Austin, 11 noviembre 2017

Este paso es un producto de la continua caza de brujas contra Rusia que dirige el Partido Demócrata, junto con las agencias de inteligencia estadounidenses, con objeto de quitar legitimidad e ilegalizar la oposición política doméstica.

Facción del Partido Demócrata describe las elecciones del 2016 como “un choque de trenes”, propone una relación con la pseudoizquierda

Por Eric London, 11 noviembre 2017

El reporte titulado “La autopsia demócrata” es un intento para salvar al partido de un colapso de proporciones históricas.

Tras las amenazas de Estados Unidos contra Corea del Norte, China colma de honores a Trump

Por James Cogan, 11 noviembre 2017

La orientación estratégica del régimen chino es evitar un choque abierto con Washington por tanto tiempo como le sea posible.

En Seoúl, Trump lanza un ultimátum de guerra a Corea del Norte

Por James Cogan, 11 noviembre 2017

Las bajas y los horrores de una segunda Guerra de Corea, en 2017, podría hacer palidecer en comparación a los de hace casi 70 años.

Trabajo temporario en la era de retiro
El programa Campforce de Amazon explota a trabajadores de edad avanzada

Por Evan Blake, 11 noviembre 2017

Cada año, Amazon contrata a miles de trabajadores temporarios de cincuenta, sesenta y setenta años de edad para llevar a cabo agotadores trabajos durante la temporada de festividades.

New in German

„Die Zeit läuft davon“
Trump droht China wegen Nordkorea-Konflikt und Handelsfragen

James Cogan, 11. November 2017

Drei Flugzeugträgerkampfgruppen stehen vor der koreanischen Küste und werden an diesem Wochenende den Kriegsfall proben.

Nato-Gipfel verschärft Kriegsvorbereitungen gegen Russland

Alex Lantier, 11. November 2017

Die Nato plant einen großen Landkrieg in Europa, der sich gegen Russland richtet, die zweitgrößte Atommacht der Welt.

Eine künstlerische Sicht auf die Russische Revolution
„1917 – Der wahre Oktober“, ein dokumentarischer Animationsfilm von Kathrin Rothe

Sybille Fuchs, 11. November 2017

Die zweifache Grimmepreisträgerin Kathrin Rothe gestaltet die Ereignisse vom Februar 1917 bis zur Oktoberrevolution aus der subjektiven Sicht von Künstlern.

Berlin: Rot-Rot- Grün geht massiv gegen obdachlose Migranten vor

Tino Jacobson, 11. November 2017

Die rot-rot-grüne Koalition in Berlin hat Zeltlager von obdachlosen Migranten räumen lassen. Als Anlass diente unter anderem ein tragischer Mord im Tiergarten.

Offener Brief an den Studierendenrat der Universität Leipzig

den IYSSE Leipzig, 11. November 2017

Rechte Studierendengruppen verhinderten im Studierendenrat der Universität Leipzig, dass die Hochschulgruppe der IYSSE als AG anerkannt wird.

New in French

Le coût colossal des guerres de Washington

Par Bill Van Auken, 10 novembre 2017

Selon le dernier rapport de l’Université Brown sur le «Coût de la guerre», le Pentagone a gaspillé près de 6000 milliards de dollars au cours des 16 dernières années en interventions militaires américaines.

À Séoul, Trump lance un ultimatum de guerre à la Corée du Nord

Par James Cogan, 10 novembre 2017

Les victimes et les horreurs de la guerre de Corée d’il y a 70 ans pourraient faire pâle figure comparées à celles d'une seconde guerre de Corée, en 2017.

Des dizaines de milliers de personnes protestent en Catalogne contre l'établissement d'un État autoritaire en Espagne

Par Alex Lantier, 10 novembre 2017

Des dizaines de milliers de personnes ont protesté mercredi en Catalogne contre la détention par Madrid de politiciens nationalistes catalans en tant que prisonniers politiques.

Le prince héritier saoudien accuse l'Iran d'«acte de guerre»

Par Jordan Shilton, 10 novembre 2017

Après s'être débarrassé de ses principaux rivaux au pays, le prince héritier Ben Salman a accusé Téhéran d'«agression militaire directe» après un tir de missile sur l'Arabie Saoudite depuis le Yémen.

Des démocrates parlent de «catastrophe» en 2016 et tendent la main à la pseudo-gauche

Par Eric London, 10 novembre 2017

Le rapport «Autopsie du parti démocrate» est une tentative de sauver le parti d’un effondrement historique.

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 Norwegian

Et år siden valget av Donald Trump

Patrick Martin, 8 November 2017

Trump er ikke en abnormitet, men det ondartede produktet av amerikansk kapitalisme og to-partisystemets langsiktige forfall.

Krav om militæropprusting og stormaktspolitikk blir høyere i de tyske koalisjonsforhandlingene

Peter Schwarz, 8 November 2017

Stemmene som maner en fremtidig «Jamaica-koalisjon» til en aggressiv utenrikspolitikk og en vesentlig militæropprusting blir høyere

NATO styrker sine forberedelser for krig med Russland

Philipp Frisch, 7 November 2017

På bakgrunn av amerikansk aggresjon mot Nord-Korea intensiverer NATO sine forberedelser for krig med Russland, verdens nest største atomkraft.

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Perspective

US brands RT a “foreign agent:” A chilling move against free speech

11 November 2017

The Justice Department’s demand that RT register as a “foreign agent” is aimed at delegitimizing it as a news source, intimidating its contributors and guests, and setting a precedent for branding news outlets as treasonous.

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.

Commentary

The denunciation of the Russian Revolution in Germany

By Peter Schwarz, 11 November 2017

If one reviews the articles, contributions on radio and television, and films to mark the centenary of the October Revolution in Russia, the principal rule that applies is: “anything goes.”

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

Three billionaires are wealthier than half the US population

By Eric London, 10 November 2017

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

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

By Patrick Martin, 10 November 2017

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

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

One year since the election of Donald Trump

MP disqualification crisis engulfs Australian government

By Mike Head, 10 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

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Large turnout for Ann Arbor, Michigan meeting on centenary of the Russian Revolution

By our reporters, 11 November 2017

Speaking exactly 100 years and one day after the working class seized power in Russia, David North reviewed the global impact of the October Revolution, its origins and its political significance.

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

Sri Lankan SEP and IYSSE commemorate Russian Revolution at Peradeniya University

By our correspondents, 11 November 2017

SEP/IYSSE members campaigned extensively at the university and in neighbouring areas prior to the meeting provoking animated discussions on the political lessons of the October 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

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?

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 »

Socialist Equality Party

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

By our reporter, 7 November 2017

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

By our reporters, 2 November 2017

Workers Struggles

Indian government bans ambulance workers’ walkout, South Korean teachers vote on strike action
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

11 November 2017

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

DeVos visits Puerto Rico to boost privatization of public schools

By Rafael Azul, 10 November 2017

Puerto Rican teachers arrested at protest demanding reopening of schools

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?

Science

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

By Philip Guelpa, 9 November 2017

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.

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.

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.