Campaign to force out Mugabe escalates in Zimbabwe

By Chris Marsden, 18 November 2017

It is China's support for the coup, rather than a supposed desire for a "democratic transformation," that accounts for the cautious reaction in the United States, Britain and other Western powers.

Military stage coup in Zimbabwe

France intensifies intervention in West Africa with launch of Sahel G5 force

By Kumaran Ira, 18 November 2017

The spreading war in the Sahel, which flows from the 2011 NATO war in Libya, threatens to plunge the entire region into a broader war and humanitarian crisis.

Murder of US Green Beret by Navy Seals in Mali exposes criminal military operations in West Africa

“They are waging war when necessary”
Niger defense minister exposes US military role in West Africa

US-backed Saudi war and blockade puts millions of lives at risk in Yemen

By Niles Niemuth, 18 November 2017

Nearly the entire population of Yemen, 20 million out of 28 million, are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance.

US-Saudi blockade threatens millions of famine deaths in Yemen

Saudi crisis threatens wider war in the Middle East

Grenfell Tower “independent” task force produces whitewash report

By Steve James, 18 November 2017

The report avoids any reference to the fire’s origins in national and local policy decisions, including the deregulation and privatisation of fire safety and building control, as well as fire service cuts.

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

Grenfell Fire Forum launches Facebook page

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

Artist lists names of fortress Europe’s 33,000 refugee victims

By Dietmar Henning, 18 November 2017

Artist Banu Cennetoğlu has published a list with the names of 33,293 asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who have died since 1993 as a result of Europe’s refugee policies.

Canada backs Spain’s crackdown on Catalan independence referendum

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 18 November 2017

The Trudeau government’s support for Spain’s suppression of the Catalan independence referendum makes clear it would be ready to use similar methods to uphold the integrity of the Canadian state.

Scottish National Party backs European Union over Catalonia

EU backs Madrid’s imposition of authoritarian regime in Catalonia

More on the crisis in Spain »

Louisiana man wrongfully convicted of rape leaves prison after nearly 46 years

By Kate Randall, 18 November 2017

A state district judge called the case against Wilbert Jones “weak, at best,” and said authorities withheld evidence that could have exonerated him in 1974.

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

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

Ontario Liberals to outlaw college teachers’ strike

By Dylan Lubao, 18 November 2017

The trade union-backed Liberals of Premier Kathleen Wynne have introduced strikebreaking legislation to end a five-week-long strike by 12,000 community college faculty.

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

Education is a social right!
Students must come to the defense of Ontario’s striking college teachers!

Australia: Liberals strike Queensland election deal with One Nation

By Mike Head, 18 November 2017

Popular hostility toward the traditional ruling parties, the Coalition and Labor, has reached such heights that both are increasingly unable to form majority governments.

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En lançant la force G5 Sahel, la France intensifie sa guerre en Afrique

Par Kumaran Ira, 18 novembre 2017

La crise au Sahel, qui résulte de la guerre lancée en Libye par l’OTAN en 2011, menace de plonger toute la région dans une nouvelle guerre.

Les processus mondiaux derrière la crise parlementaire australienne

Par James Cogan, 18 novembre 2017

La chasse aux sorcières contre les « binationaux » au parlement fait partie d’une tentative calculée de créer une atmosphère politique en temps de guerre.

Le sauvetage américain de l’État islamique à Raqqa a été exposé

Par Bill Van Auken, 18 novembre 2017

Le rapport de la BBC qui a confirmé les accusations antérieures de l’Iran, de la Russie et du gouvernement syrien de la collusion du Pentagone avec l’État islamique a été largement ignoré dans les médias américains.

L’hystérie politique au sujet des abus sexuels allégués prend au piège les démocrates du Congrès

Par Patrick Martin, 18 novembre 2017

Des accusations d’inconduites sexuelles, des incidents parfois datant de dizaines d’années, impliquent maintenant le milieu politique aussi bien que Hollywood.

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Los procesos globales detrás de la crisis parlamentaria en Australia

Por James Cogan, 18 noviembre 2017

La caza de brujas contra la “doble ciudadanía” en el Parlamento es parte de un esfuerzo calculado para crear una atmósfera política propia para tiempos de guerra.

El rescate estadounidense de Estado Islámico en Raqqa revelado

Por Bill Van Auken, 18 noviembre 2017

El informe del BBC, el cual confirma acusaciones previas de Irán, Rusia y el Gobierno sirio de que el Pentágono estaba colaborando con Estado Islámico, ha sido en gran parte ignorado por la prensa estadounidense.

Cerca de 4000 comunidades de EUA tienen tasas más altas de envenenamiento con plomo que Flint

Por Jerry White, 18 noviembre 2017

Reuters ha identificado 3810 comunidades en el país donde las tasas de envenenamiento en niños son al menos el doble de las de Flint, Michigan, durante lo peor de la crisis de contaminación del agua.

La administración de Trump alienta a los Estados a destruir Medicaid y a imponer requisitos de trabajo

Por Zaida Green, 18 noviembre 2017

Los Centros de los Servicios Medicare y Medicaid se “asociarán” activamente con los Estados para imponer primas, requisitos de trabajo punitivos y otras restricciones a Medicaid.

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Die internationalen Faktoren hinter der parlamentarischen Krise in Australien

James Cogan, 18. November 2017

Die Hetzkampagne gegen „doppelte Staatsbürger“ im Parlament ist Teil einer bewussten Kampagne mit dem Ziel, eine politische Atmosphäre wie in Kriegszeiten zu schaffen.

Jamaika-Gespräche stocken

Peter Schwarz, 18. November 2017

Nach vierwöchigen Verhandlungen ist es der CDU, der CSU, der FDP und den Grünen bis Donnerstagabend nicht gelungen, sich auf eine Regierungskoalition zu einigen.

Proteste gegen Massenentlassungen bei Siemens

unseren Korrespondenten, 18. November 2017

Mit massiven Protesten beantwortete die Belegschaft verschiedener Siemens-Werke am Freitag die Ankündigung von Massenentlassungen.

Neue Ermittlungen belegen, dass Oury Jalloh ermordet wurde

Marianne Arens, 18. November 2017

Vor zwölf Jahren verbrannte Oury Jalloh aus Sierra Leone in einer Polizeizelle in Dessau. Neue Ermittlungsergebnisse belegen, dass er sich nicht selbst getötet haben kann.

Enthüllungen aus Rakka: USA retten den IS

Bill Van Auken, 18. November 2017

Der BBC-Bericht, der frühere Vorwürfe des Iran, Russlands und der syrischen Regierung über geheime Absprachen des Pentagon mit dem IS bestätigte, wurde von den amerikanischen Medien weitgehend ignoriert.

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Perspective

The US tax bill: A massive handout to the financial elite

18 November 2017

The tax bill passed by the US House of Representatives Thursday marks a new milestone in the transformation of the United States into an oligarchy.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Commentary

Amanda Hess and Manohla Dargis on the Weinstein-Spacey-Louis C.K. affairs
Viciousness and ignorance: New York Times columnists on the rampage

By David Walsh, 18 November 2017

The newspaper has been at the forefront of the scandal over sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry, which has now been extended into the political arena.

How not to fight Judge Roy Moore

May a word be spoken on behalf of Kevin Spacey?

Arts Review

The death of rapper Lil Peep and the tragedy of youth

By Nick Barrickman, 18 November 2017

Lil Peep, who died November 15 of a drug overdose while on tour, had come to be seen as the foremost representative of the genre-bending musical style known as “emo rap.”

The Spark: UK band Enter Shikari at an artistic cross-roads

By Ben Trent, 18 November 2017

With the new album, the band is attempting to navigate their way through an increasingly fraught political and social atmosphere and to encourage an alternative.

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

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Large turnout for New York City meeting on the contemporary significance of the Russian Revolution

By our reporters, 18 November 2017

Around 100 people, including students from several New York-area universities, attended a talk given by David North on the centenary of the Russian Revolution.

Successful public meeting in Colombo marks the Russian Revolution centenary

By our correspondents, 18 November 2017

About 150 workers, students, youth, professionals and housewives attended the event and around 300 watched it live via the Internet.

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

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.

Autoworkers Struggles

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

By Nick Rodriguez, 17 November 2017

“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 »

Commentary

The global processes behind the parliamentary crisis in Australia

By James Cogan, 17 November 2017

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

By Barry Grey, 17 November 2017

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

By Fred Mazelis, 17 November 2017

Puerto Rico proclaims “new government” to intensify austerity

By Andrea Lobo, 17 November 2017

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

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

Workers Struggles

Hundreds of LG employees strike for higher pay in South Korea, Bangalore garment workers protest factory closure
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

18 November 2017

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

Telecom unions lead Charter-Spectrum strike into dead end

By Steve Light and A. Woodson, 17 November 2017

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

By our correspondents, 17 November 2017

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

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.

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.

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.