13 November 2017

Trump’s Asia visit: Growing US economic isolation to fuel military push

By Nick Beams, 13 November 2017

Trump’s tour has underscored the mounting problems US imperialism confronts globally.

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

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

Trump in Asia: On the eve of war

More on the war threat against North Korea »

Citizenship witch-hunt escalates after Australian government loses majority

By James Cogan, 13 November 2017

In a McCarthyite process, every member of parliament now has 18 days to prove they are not entitled to dual citizenship.

MP disqualification crisis engulfs Australian government

The dual citizenship furore in the Australian parliament: What is at stake for the working class?

Immigrant worker seeks refuge in church as ICE carries out raids in western Massachusetts

By Julian James, 13 November 2017

In defiance of the Trump administration’s deportation order Lucio Pérez sought sanctuary at a Unitarian Church in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he continues to take refuge.

Trump administration moves toward deportation of Central American immigrants

More on the attack on immigrants »

New York University departments call for boycott of Abu Dhabi campus after UAE denies visas to professors

By Josh Varlin, 13 November 2017

This is not the first time the UAE, abetted by NYU, has infringed on academic freedom.

Rhode Island: State and Providence police shoot dead unarmed driver trying to escape traffic stop

By John Marion, 13 November 2017

Based on an erroneous tip about another crime, police provoked a high-speed traffic chase that ended in their firing some 40 bullets into a pickup truck and killing Joseph J. Santos.

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

New York police officers charged with raping teenage suspect in custody

More on police violence in America »

Five million people in UK earn less than £8.10 an hour

By Thomas Scripps, 13 November 2017

Full-time employment is now out of reach for many, with growing numbers forced into precarious part-time and self-employment.

More than a quarter of Londoners live in poverty

Escalation of Universal Credit rollout in UK threatens millions more with poverty

Strikes at five UK rail companies

By our reporter, 13 November 2017

Outside London Waterloo, the UK’s busiest train station, large pickets were mounted as up to half of all services were cancelled.

UK rail workers escalate strikes in the face of scab operation

Teamsters Canada sells out Swissport ground crew strike at Toronto’s Pearson Airport

By Dylan Lubao, 13 November 2017

After 11 weeks of union-imposed isolation, 700 Swissport workers reluctantly ratified a sell-out contract.

Ontario colleges issue ultimatum to striking faculty

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

National Australia Bank to eliminate 6,000 jobs

By John Harris, 13 November 2017

The gutting of bank jobs and services has accelerated since the Keating Labor government began the privatisation of the Commonwealth Bank in 1991.

New in Spanish

Estados Unidos marca a RT como un “agente extranjero”: un paso escalofriante contra la libre expresión

Por Eric London, 13 noviembre 2017

La demanda del Departamento de Justicia de que RT se registre como un “agente extranjero” busca deslegitimarla como una fuete de noticias, intimidar a sus contribuyentes e invitados y establecer un precedente para calificar a fuentes de noticias como culpables de traición.

Trump establece una guerra económica en su discurso a la cumbre Asia-Pacífico

Por Nick Beams, 13 noviembre 2017

En su diatriba, el presidente estadounidense hace a un lado el marco multilateral erigido por los propios Estados Unidos tras la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

La censura hacia la revolución rusa en Alemania

Por Peter Schwarz, 13 noviembre 2017

Si se reseñan los artículos, las contribuciones en la radio y la televisión, y las películas que conmemoran el centenario de la Revolución de Octubre en Rusia, la principal regla que se aplica es: “vale todo”.

Documentos de paraísos fiscales revelan cómo las empresas gigantes y los súper ricos evitan pagar impuestos

Por Gabriel Black, 13 noviembre 2017

Las últimas filtraciones confirman que las compañías más grandes del mundo, y los ultra ricos que las dirigen, usan su poder y riqueza para esconder billones de dólares fuera del país en los llamados paraísos fiscales.

A raíz de las revelaciones de Brazile, Sanders intensifica el llamado a revivir el Partido Demócrata

Por Patrick Martin, 13 noviembre 2017

En su primera respuesta importante a la exposición de colusión sin precedentes entre el Comité Nacional Demócrata y la campaña de Hillary Clinton, Sanders renovaron su compromiso de revitalizar el partido demócrata.

Estudio genético demuestra que la clasificación racial por color de piel carece de fundamentos científicos

Por Philip Guelpa, 13 noviembre 2017

El color de piel es controlado por múltiples genes, cada uno con sus muchas variantes, los cuales tienen orígenes evolutivos profundos y se distribuyen ampliamente a través de poblaciones humanas, independientemente de sus categorías “raciales”.

New in German

USA erklären Sender RT zum „ausländischen Agenten“: Ein Frontalangriff auf die Meinungsfreiheit

Andre Damon, 13. November 2017

Mit der Aufforderung an RT, sich als „ausländischer Agent“ registrieren zu lassen, spricht das US-Justizministerium dem Sender die Legitimität ab, versucht seine Redakteure und Studiogäste einzuschüchtern und schafft einen Präzedenzfall dafür, Nachrichtensender des Landesverrats zu bezichtigen.

Trump droht auf APEC-Gipfel mit Handelskrieg

Nick Beams, 13. November 2017

In einer aggressiven Ansprache erteilte der US- Präsident dem multilateralen Freihandel, der seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg als Richtschnur der internationalen Handelspolitik galt, eine Absage.

Macron besucht Saudi-Arabien angesichts wachsender Kriegsgefahr mit Iran

Francis Dubois, 13. November 2017

Emmanuel Macron argumentierte während seines Überraschungsbesuchs in Riad gegen eine regionale Eskalation der Kriege im Nahen Osten durch imperialistische Interventionen der Nato- Staaten.

New in Turkish

Trump Asya’da: Savaşın eşiğinde

James Cogan, 13 Kasım 2017

Trump’ın Asya turunda ilk ziyaret ettiği ülke olan Japonya’daki tavrı, onun Kuzey Kore’ye karşı bir savaş başlatmaya hazırlandığı yönünde güçlü bir izlenim uyandırıyor.

Almanya’da Rus Devrimi’nin alenen suçlanması

Peter Schwarz, 13 Kasım 2017

Kapitalizme bir alternatifin ütopyacı bir hayal olmayıp gerçek bir olasılık olduğunu kanıtlamış olan Ekim Devrimi’ne yönelik ilgi giderek artıyor.

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.

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Perspective

Saudi crisis threatens wider war in the Middle East

13 November 2017

The mass arrests in Saudi Arabia, combined with the kidnapping of Lebanon’s prime minister and the escalation of the war against Yemen, point to immense instability.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

The Place of the October Revolution in World History and Contemporary Politics

By David North, 13 November 2017

We are publishing here the text of a lecture delivered on Saturday, November 11 by David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party of the US. The audio for the lecture is embedded in the text.

Kremlin greets centenary of the October Revolution with fear and hostility

By Clara Weiss, 13 November 2017

Frightened of the emergence of a revolutionary movement of the working class, the Russian ruling elite has responded to the 100th anniversary of 1917 by falsifying the struggle for socialism and attacking the revolution from the far-right.

This week in the Russian Revolution
November 13-19: Soviet power spreads through Russia

13 November 2017

In the aftermath of the October insurrection in Petrograd, Soviet power spreads through Russia. Meanwhile, matters come to a head with the “moderate” wing of the Bolshevik leadership, which adheres to a national perspective oriented towards building a coalition government.

Chronology 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.

Arts Review

The Last Hour (La Hora Final) and Peru’s ongoing glorification of its military and intelligence forces

By Armando Cruz, 13 November 2017

A superficial and cliché-ridden work, the film’s most fatal weakness is its complete lack of seriousness in dealing with the historical and social forces that gave rise to Shining Path.

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

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

May a word be spoken on behalf of Kevin Spacey?

Commentary

The denunciation of the Russian Revolution in Germany

By Peter Schwarz, 11 November 2017

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

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

By Barry Grey, 11 November 2017

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

Three billionaires are wealthier than half the US population

Saudi crown prince charges Iran with “act of war”

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

One year since the election of Donald Trump

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

Socialist Equality Party

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

By our reporters, 11 November 2017

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

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

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

Google Censorship

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

By Andre Damon, 11 November 2017

Anti-Russia hearings in the US:
Lawmakers demand tech companies censor journalists and conduct mass surveillance

The Democrats’ McCarthyite witch hunt

By Andre Damon, 3 November 2017

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 »

Autoworkers Struggles

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

By Shannon Jones, 11 November 2017

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 »

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.

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

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

By Evan Blake, 11 November 2017

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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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.

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.