US House passes multitrillion-dollar tax break for corporations and the wealthy

By Barry Grey, 17 November 2017

It is already becoming clear that the tax overhaul is a prelude to a frontal attack on Medicare and Social Security.

New York Times outlines Democrats’ “compromise” tax windfall for the rich

The American oligarchy prepares a new tax windfall for the rich

Political hysteria over alleged sexual abuse ensnares congressional Democrats

By Patrick Martin, 17 November 2017

Charges of sexual misconduct, in some cases dating back decades, are now embroiling the political establishment as well as Hollywood.

How not to fight Judge Roy Moore

May a word be spoken on behalf of Kevin Spacey?

Ohio sets new execution date for 69-year-old inmate

By Kate Randall, 17 November 2017

Alva Campbell’s execution-gone-wrong casts a grim light on all that is repugnant about capital punishment and how it is practiced in 21st century America.

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

Puerto Rico proclaims “new government” to intensify austerity

By Andrea Lobo, 17 November 2017

With Puerto Rico still devastated by Hurricane Maria, local authorities are claiming dictatorial powers to carry out a brutal offensive against workers and youth.

More on Puerto Rico »

Patel resignation exposes UK’s covert support for Israel and Islamist proxies

By Jean Shaoul, 17 November 2017

The sordid tale of Department for International Development Secretary Priti Patel’s fall from grace and resignation highlights the true content of Britain’s “aid” policy.

Report notes dramatic increase in homelessness in Germany

By Marianne Arens, 17 November 2017

The Federal Working Group for Homelessness reported this week that the homeless now number almost 1 million in Germany.

“Brazilian Trump” or “Brazilian Duterte”? Media works to normalize the far-right for 2018 elections

By Miguel Andrade, 17 November 2017

The fascist congressman Jair Bolsonaro has been increasingly presented by the corporate media as “the businessmen’s choice.”

Bubonic plague ravages Madagascar

By Eddie Haywood, 17 November 2017

Poverty and the lack of access to health care plays the largest role in the severity of the current epidemic.

Australian unions push another sell-out agreement at Western Sydney University

By our correspondents, 17 November 2017

The NTEU is attempting to impose another retrograde enterprise deal that will assist management to deepen cuts to jobs and conditions.

New in Turkish

AB devletleri bir Avrupa ordusuna doğru büyük bir adım attı

Peter Schwarz, 17 Kasım 2017

Avrupa Birliği (AB), gelecekte ABD’den bağımsız ve gerekirse ona karşı savaşma kapasitesi geliştirme yönünde büyük bir adım attı.

İran-Irak sınırındaki depremde yüzlerce kişi öldü

Trévon Austin, 17 Kasım 2017

Pazar gecesi, İran ile Irak sınırı yakınında meydana gelen bir depremde en az 452 kişi öldü, 7.000’den fazla kişi yaralandı.

Balfour Deklarasyonu’nun 100. yılı (II)

Jean Shaoul, 17 Kasım 2017

Ortadoğu Birleşik Sosyalist Devletleri’nin kurulması, emperyalist entrikalarla dayatılan ve bölge halklarını ve ekonomilerini bölmeye devam eden yapay sınırları kaldıracak ve bölgenin zengin kaynaklarının herkesin yararına kullanılmasını sağlayacaktır.

RUS DEVRİMİ BELGELERİ
Barış Üzerine Kararname

İkinci Tüm Rusya İşçi ve Asker ve Köylü Temsilcileri Sovyetleri Kongresi, 17 Kasım 2017

Yüz yıl önce bugün yasalaştırılan Barış Üzerine Kararname, İşçi ve Asker Hükümeti’nin Petrograd’da iktidarı almasından sonraki ilk kararnamesiydi.

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La tournée de Trump en Asie laisse la région au bord de la guerre commerciale et des conflits militaires

Par James Cogan, 17 novembre 2017

La rhétorique belliqueuse du président Trump, tant à l’égard de Corée du Nord que sa manière d’aborder le commerce, ne peut obscurcir le fait que son voyage a marqué un nouveau nadir dans la position stratégique de l’impérialisme américain.

May déploie de la propagande anti-russe pour détourner l’attention de la crise du Brexit

Par Julie Hyland, 17 novembre 2017

Les affirmations du Premier ministre britannique soulignent que les allégations non fondées d’une « ingérence » russe et de « fausses nouvelles » sont devenues le refuge des politiciens en crise dans le monde entier.

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Audiencia del Senado estadounidense expone el peligro de una guerra nuclear

Por Andre Damon, 17 noviembre 2017

La audiencia de la comisión de relaciones exteriores del Senado sobre el uso de armas nucleares subrayó el alto peligro de una guerra que podría cobrar cientos de millones de vidas.

“Tenemos que asegurarnos que la muerte de Jacoby Hennings haya sido en vano”
Trabajadores denuncian epidemia de suicidios en plantas automotrices de Estados Unidos

Por Jerry White, 17 noviembre 2017

La muerte del trabajador de 21 años en Ford, en medio de una serie de suicidios en la industria, constituye un hecho condenatorio contra el sindicato automotriz UAW, el cual abandonó hace mucho cualquier defensa de los intereses de los trabajadores.

Sesenta mil fascistas marchan en Varsovia

Por Clara Weiss, 17 noviembre 2017

Las fuerzas fascistas que se manifiestan en Varsovia han sido fortalecidas e incluso armadas tanto por los gobiernos derechistas de Europa como por el imperialismo estadounidense.

La Hora Final y la persistente glorificación de las fuerzas de inteligencia y militares peruanas

Por Armando Cruz, 17 noviembre 2017

La película es una obra superficial y llena de clichés, pero su fallo más grave es su completa falta de seriedad cuando habla de las fuerzas históricas y sociales que hicieron surgir a Sendero Luminoso.

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Anhörung vor dem US-Senat verdeutlicht Gefahr eines Atomkriegs

Andre Damon, 17. November 2017

Eine Anhörung über den Einsatz von Atomwaffen vor dem Ausschuss für Auswärtige Beziehungen des US-Senats am Dienstag hat verdeutlicht, wie akut die Gefahr eines Kriegs mit hunderten Millionen Todesopfern ist.

Anti-„Fake-News“- Behörde der EU bereitet Massenzensur vor

Alex Lantier, 17. November 2017

Die EU bereitet Zensurmaßnahmen vor, die sich nicht etwa gegen Falschinformationen, sondern gegen Nachrichten und politische Ansichten richten, die in der Bevölkerung Widerstand und Opposition gegen die herrschende Klasse Europas ermutigen.

Berlin: DHM zeigt Russische Revolution als welthistorisches Ereignis

Verena Nees, 17. November 2017

Seit Oktober zeigt das Deutsche Historische Museum (DHM) in Berlin anlässlich des hundertjährigen Jubiläums der Oktoberrevolution die Ausstellung „1917. Revolution. Russland und Europa“.

Wie die Grünen Flüchtlinge zur Rückkehr zwingen

Anna Rombach, 17. November 2017

Die Sendung „Kontraste“ zeigte, wie die Grünen im schwarz-grün regierten Hessen Flüchtlinge unter Druck setzen, damit sie „freiwillig“ ausreisen.

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Perspective

The global processes behind the parliamentary crisis in Australia

17 November 2017

The witch-hunt against “dual citizens” in parliament is part of a calculated attempt to create a war-time political atmosphere.

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.

Commentary

Democrats’ neo-McCarthyism echoes red-baiting attacks on civil rights movement of the 1950s

By Fred Mazelis, 17 November 2017

The language of Democratic politicians today recalls that of the Wisconsin Republican senator whose name has become synonymous with attacks on democratic rights.

US Senate hearing exposes danger of nuclear war

By Andre Damon, 16 November 2017

Nearly 4,000 US communities have higher rates of lead poisoning than Flint

By Jerry White, 16 November 2017

Military stage coup in Zimbabwe

By Chris Marsden, 16 November 2017

EU anti-“fake news” authority prepares mass censorship

By Alex Lantier, 16 November 2017

Millions of workers in the US face a life of part-time, precarious employment

By Jessica Goldstein, 16 November 2017

The Gonski “needs-based” school funding fraud in Australia
Part 2: The “socio-economic status” racket

By David Cohen and Linda Tenenbaum, 16 November 2017

The Gonski “needs-based” school funding fraud in Australia
Part 1: Accelerating the corporatisation of schools

Autoworkers Struggles

“It’s like organized crime”
Detroit Manufacturing Systems and the new face of auto parts production

By Nick Rodriguez, 17 November 2017

The profits of auto parts makers are based on the super-exploitation of a layer of low-wage workers, many of whom pay dues to the United Auto Workers.

“We have to make sure Jacoby Hennings didn’t die in vain”
Workers denounce scourge of suicides inside US auto plants

By Jerry White, 15 November 2017

Death of Jacoby Hennings highlights UAW collusion with auto companies

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

By Shannon Jones, 11 November 2017

More on auto worker struggles »

Arts Review

An artist’s eye view of the Russian Revolution
1917: The Real October—An animated documentary by Katrin Rothe

By Sybille Fuchs, 17 November 2017

The two-time Grimme Award-winner Kathrin Rothe portrays the events of February to October 1917 in Russia from the viewpoint of a number of artists.

Cottbus Festival of Eastern European Cinema
From Slovenia, Jan Cvitkovič’s The Basics of Killing: “We are all alone in capitalist society, especially when things go wrong”

By Stefan Steinberg, 16 November 2017

Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow is a major work, but what does the defense of immigrants entail?

By Eric London, 15 November 2017

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

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

Workers Struggles

Telecom unions lead Charter-Spectrum strike into dead end

By Steve Light and A. Woodson, 17 November 2017

Charter-Spectrum workers in New York City and New Jersey have been on strike for eight months.

Ugandan doctors and medical workers continue “illegal” action
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

17 November 2017

Ugandan President Yoweri Museni has ordered district commissioners to take note of workers participating in the strike.

Google Censorship

Socialist Equality Party holds meeting on Google censorship at Manchester Metropolitan University

By our reporters, 15 November 2017

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 »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

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

By George Marlowe and Marcus Day, 14 November 2017

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

By John Braddock, 14 November 2017

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.

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?

Meeting in Sydney on December 17
100 years on: The significance of the 1917 Russian Revolution for today

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.

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

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.