14 November 2017

EU member states take major step toward a European army

By Peter Schwarz, 14 November 2017

The European Union has agreed on a framework to develop the capacity for waging war independently of and, if necessary, against the United States.

Sixty thousand fascists march in Warsaw

By Clara Weiss, 14 November 2017

The fascist forces demonstrating in Warsaw have been strengthened and even armed by both right-wing governments in Europe, and US imperialism.

Why is the far-right benefiting from the crisis of capitalism?

Scottish National Party backs European Union over Catalonia

By Steve James, 14 November 2017

The SNP has avoided any criticism of EU support for the brutal crackdown by the Spanish government against the Catalan national movement.

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

Right-wing French Twitter campaign over Weinstein affair backs Macron

By Francis Dubois, 14 November 2017

The French media and President Emmanuel Macron’s government are denouncing “street harassment” amid the US media campaign against film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Abdelkader Merah’s conviction stokes anti-Muslim hysteria in France

By Anthony Torres, 14 November 2017

The brother of 2012 Toulouse shooter Mohamed Merah was sentenced to 20 years in prison, though the court admitted there is no evidence he was complicit in the killings.

US, Japan, Australia, India “Quadrilateral” alliance takes shape against China

By James Cogan, 14 November 2017

Trump’s continual references to the economic woes of the US speak to the real motivations for an anti-China coalition.

Earthquake near Iran-Iraq border kills hundreds and injures thousands

By Trévon Austin, 14 November 2017

The 7.3 magnitude earthquake is the deadliest in 2017.

Residents of India’s capital suffer serious health hazards due to air pollution

By Deepal Jayasekera, 14 November 2017

Governments at central and city levels have failed to take adequate measures to protect Delhi’s population from highly toxic smog.

Democrat Mark Warner auditions for the role of grand inquisitor in the anti-Russia campaign

By Harvey Simpkins, 14 November 2017

Senator Warner of Virginia has taken the most aggressive posture in favor of Internet censorship and other attacks on democratic rights.

The Democrats’ McCarthyite witch hunt

US carries out three drone strikes in Somalia

By Eddie Haywood, 14 November 2017

Since the beginning of 2017, the US has carried out 26 drone missile attacks in the impoverished East African country.

Trump nominates former pharmaceuticals executive to head Health and Human Services

By Kate Randall, 14 November 2017

Alex Azar has a long history of traversing the revolving door between government and big business.

San Juan blackout exposes chaos in restoration of Puerto Rico’s electrical service

By Rafael Azul, 14 November 2017

Behind last week’s blackout in Puerto Rico are the effects of delayed maintenance and moves to privatize the government-owned electricity enterprise.

New in Spanish

Crisis saudí atenta con desencadenar una guerra más amplia en Oriente Medio

Por Bill Van Auken, 14 noviembre 2017

Los arrestos masivos en Arabia Saudita, junto con el secuestro del primer ministro libanés y la escalada de la guerra en Yemen, son señales de una inmensa inestabilidad.

Trabajador inmigrante busca refugio en una iglesia mientras ICE realiza redadas en el oeste de Massachusetts

Por Julian James, 14 noviembre 2017

Lucio Pérez desafió la orden de deportación y buscó refugio en una Iglesia Unitaria en Amherst, Massachusetts, donde continúa refugiarse.

La administración de Trump va hacia la deportación de inmigrantes centroamericanos

Por Bill Van Auken, 14 noviembre 2017

La decisión del lunes pone fin al Estatus Protegido Temporalmente de 5000 nicaragüenses y podría ser el preludio de deportaciones masivas de cientos de miles de inmigrantes.

New in Norwegian

Millioner av mennesker kan dø av sult i Jemen på grunn av USA og Saudi-Arabias blokade

Bill Van Auken, 10 November 2017

Washington og Riyadh har skapt verdens verste humanitære katastrofe med den tre-år-lange krigen mot den fattigste nasjonen i den arabiske verden.

NATO-toppmøte eskalerer forberedelsene til krig mot Russland

Alex Lantier, 10 November 2017

NATO planlegger en stor landkrig i Europa mot Russland, som nest etter USA har verdens største atomvåpenarsenal.

Rettsinstans i Hamburg beslutter: Jörg Baberowskis kan beskyldes for historieforfalskning

Christoph Vandreier, 10 November 2017

Den høyreradikale professorens forsøk på rettslig forbud mot Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei sine anklager om «historieforfalskning» falt gjennom.

Genetisk studie viser at raseklassifisering etter hudfarge ikke har vitenskapelig grunnlag

Philip Guelpa, 9 November 2017

Hudfarge styres av flere gener, hver med mange varianter, som har dyp evolusjonær opprinnelse og er vidt spredt over menneskelige befolkninger, uavhengig av «rase»-kategorier.

New in German

Krise in Saudi-Arabien könnte Krieg im Nahen Osten auslösen

Bill Van Auken, 14. November 2017

Die Massenverhaftungen in Saudi-Arabien, die aggressive Einmischung in die libanesische Politik und die Eskalation des Kriegs gegen den Jemen weisen auf eine starke Instabilität hin.

EU-Staaten beschließen Aufrüstung und militärische Zusammenarbeit

Peter Schwarz, 14. November 2017

Die Europäische Union hat einen wichtigen Schritt unternommen, um in Zukunft unabhängig von den Vereinigten Staaten und gegebenenfalls auch gegen sie Krieg zu führen.

Trumps Asien-Reise: Wachsende wirtschaftliche Isolation der USA verstärkt militärische Ambitionen

Nick Beams, 14. November 2017

Trumps Reise hat die zunehmenden Probleme des US- Imperialismus auf globaler Ebene verdeutlicht.

Britischer SEP- Vorsitzender begründet das Scheitern des Kapitalismus im Debattenclub der Saint Andrews Universität

von unserem Reporter, 14. November 2017

Auf Einladung zweier Studentenclubs vertrat Chris Marsden auf einer Diskussionsveranstaltung den Standpunkt der Marxisten.

Massiver Korruptionsskandal in amerikanischer Autoarbeitergewerkschaft

unseren US-Korrespondenten, 14. November 2017

Der Korruptionsskandal um die amerikanische United Auto Workers Gewerkschaft, der mit der Anklageerhebung vor dem US- Bezirksgericht in Detroit am 26. Juli öffentlich wurde, offenbart das Wesen der heutigen Gewerkschaften als arbeiterfeindliche Organisationen.

New in French

Tournée de Trump en Asie : l’isolement économique croissant des États-Unis va nourrir le militarisme

Par Nick Beams, 14 novembre 2017

La tournée de Trump a mis en évidence les problèmes croissants auxquels l’impérialisme américain doit faire face à l’échelle mondiale.

La crise saoudienne menace d’entraîner une guerre dans tout le Moyen-Orient

Par Bill Van Auken, 14 novembre 2017

Les arrestations en masse en Arabie Saoudite, combinées au rapt du Premier ministre libanais et à l’escalade de la guerre contre le Yémen, suggèrent une énorme instabilité.

Le Kremlin accueille le centenaire de la révolution d’Octobre avec peur et hostilité

Par Clara Weiss, 14 novembre 2017

Effrayé par l’émergence d’un mouvement révolutionnaire de la classe ouvrière, l’élite russe a réagi à l’occasion de l’anniversaire de 1917 en falsifiant la lutte pour le socialisme et en attaquant la révolution depuis la position de l’extrême droite.

Proclamation sur l’Assomption du pouvoir soviétique

Par le Deuxième Congrès pan-russe des Soviets, 14 novembre 2017

Il y a cent ans le 7 novembre 1917 a été proclamé la prise du pouvoir par les soviets

New in Turkish

Suudi krizi Ortadoğu’da daha geniş bir savaş tehdidi yaratıyor

Bill Van Auken, 14 Kasım 2017

Ortadoğu’daki siyasi gelişmeler, giderek daha fazla, Birinci Dünya Savaşı’na yol açmış olan bölgesel çatışmaları, özellikle de Balkanlar’dakileri hatırlatıyor.

Kremlin Ekim Devrimi’nin 100. yıldönümünü korku ve düşmanlıkla karşıladı

Clara Weiss, 14 Kasım 2017

Kremlin oligarşisi, Ekim Devrimi’nin yüzüncü yıldönümünü, 1917’yi çarpıtan ve ona milliyetçi ve aşırı sağcı bir temelde saldıran bir korku ve düşmanlık karışımı ile karşıladı.

Rus Devrimi Belgeleri
Sovyet İktidarının Kurulması Üzerine Bildiri

14 Kasım 2017

Yüz yıl önce bugün, Sovyet İktidarının Kurulması Üzerine Bildiri, Geçici Hükümet’in devrildiğini ve yeni bir hükümetin kurulduğunu ilan etti.

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Perspective

How not to fight Judge Roy Moore

14 November 2017

The campaign to destroy the candidacy of the far-right demagogue Roy Moore through media accusations of long-past sexual misconduct is fundamentally antidemocratic and can only fuel political reaction.

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.

Successful meeting held in Chicago on “Why Study the Russian Revolution?”

By George Marlowe and Marcus Day, 14 November 2017

David North addressed an engaged audience of nearly 60 people in Chicago on the importance of the study of the Russian Revolution and its contemporary relevance.

New Zealand “left” commentator Chris Trotter slanders the Russian Revolution

By John Braddock, 14 November 2017

Trotter’s denunciations of the Russian Revolution as a “coup d’état” are motivated by contemporary political concerns.

Kremlin greets centenary of the October Revolution with fear and hostility

By Clara Weiss, 13 November 2017

The denunciation of the Russian Revolution in Germany

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

13 November 2017

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.

Commentary

The class issues behind the Democratic Socialists of America’s electoral gains

By Tom Hall, 14 November 2017

The gains made by the DSA last week reflect a shift to the left within the American population, and the determination of the ruling class to use groups like the DSA to direct this into safe political channels.

Saudi crisis threatens wider war in the Middle East

By Bill Van Auken, 13 November 2017

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

By Nick Beams, 13 November 2017

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

More on the war threat against North Korea »

Citizenship witch-hunt escalates after Australian government loses majority

By James Cogan, 13 November 2017

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

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

Arts Review

Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying: The great pressure on artists to pull their punches

By David Walsh, 14 November 2017

The new film, which involves two Vietnam War veterans who help a third bury his son, killed in Iraq, is set in December 2003. It is an indirect sequel of The Last Detail (1973).

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

By Armando Cruz, 13 November 2017

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?

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

14 November 2017

Thousands of workers and retirees participated in protests in dozens of cities against changes that would raise the retirement age and lessen workplace protections for workers.

Strikes at five UK rail companies

By our reporter, 13 November 2017

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

By Dylan Lubao, 13 November 2017

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

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 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.