FCC plan to repeal “net neutrality” gives telecom giants control of public access to Internet

By Kevin Reed, 23 November 2017

The anti-democratic plan to deregulate the US Internet infrastructure will enable privately-owned US broadband providers to control public access to online content.

Google’s Eric Schmidt admits political censorship of search results

More on Internet censorship »

Russia, Turkey, Iran meet on Syria at Sochi Summit

By Halil Celik, 23 November 2017

The presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran met at a summit in Sochi, a Black Sea resort town, to discuss the political future of Syria.

US bombing of Afghanistan up by 300 percent

By Bill Van Auken, 23 November 2017

While the media lavished attention on the Pentagon’s claims to have bombed opium production facilities, the latest raids are only part of a tripling of airstrikes this year.

US sanctions against North Korea target China

By Peter Symonds, 23 November 2017

Washington is determined to exploit the confrontation with Pyongyang to undermine China economically and strategically.

Senate tax plan will raise taxes for half of Americans

By Trévon Austin, 23 November 2017

According to a study conducted by the Tax Policy Center the Senate Republican Party tax plan will increase taxes on 50 percent of Americans by 2027.

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

New York Mayor de Blasio covered up for city’s failure to test for lead contamination in public housing

By Philip Guelpa, 23 November 2017

De Blasio and the New York City public housing authority covered up the city’s failure to conduct mandated lead paint inspections for four years.

CSX continues cuts, botches relocation of train dispatchers

By Jeff Lusanne, 23 November 2017

Along with more cuts and closures, CSX has put the lives of train dispatchers in disarray with many being forced to sleep in their cars.

UK to offer larger EU “divorce settlement” to overcome stalled Brexit talks

By Robert Stevens, 23 November 2017

The competing factions within the British ruling elite are seeking to steer a way out of unprecedented crisis under conditions in which the entire edifice of the European Union is crumbling.

Haiti: Remobilized army to join the National Police in suppressing workers

By John Marion, 23 November 2017

Haitian President Jovenel Moïse used the 214th anniversary of the Battle of Vertières to deliver a Duvalier-like speech in front of 150 remobilised soldiers.

Paris: Protests erupt against slavery in Libya

By Kumaran Ira, 23 November 2017

The auctioning of refugees as slaves, filmed by CNN, exposes the criminality of the imperialist war in Libya waged by NATO with the support of the international pseudo-left in 2011.

Australian Greens use dual citizenship witch-hunt to cement right-wing credentials

By Oscar Grenfell, 23 November 2017

The Greens have been the chief proponents of a nationalist campaign in recent months demanding that parliamentarians hold “undivided allegiance” to the Australian state.

New in Russian

Документы русской революции
Воззвание о взятии власти Советами

Второй Всероссийский съезд Советов рабочих и солдатских и крестьянских депутатов, 23 ноября 2017 г.

Воззвание о взятии власти Советами объявило о свержении Временного правительства и создании нового правительства.

Документы русской революции
Декрет о мире

Второй Всероссийский съезд Советов рабочих и солдатских и крестьянских депутатов, 23 ноября 2017 г.

«Декрет о мире» стал первым декретом рабоче-крестьянского правительства после взятия им власти в Петрограде.

Документы русской революции
Декрет о земле

Второй Всероссийский съезд Советов рабочих и солдатских и крестьянских депутатов, 23 ноября 2017 г.

Съезд Советов рабочих, солдатских и крестьянских депутатов упразднил помещичье землевладение без компенсаций.

Эта неделя в русской революции
13–19 ноября: Советская власть распространяется по всей России

23 ноября 2017 г.

После Октябрьского восстания в Петрограде власть Советов распространяется по всей России. Между тем доходят до открытого разрыва разногласия с «умеренным» крылом большевистского руководства, которое придерживается национальной перспективы, ориентированной на создание коалиционного правительства.

New in Norwegian

Leder for terrorangrep i Barcelona var informant for spansk etterretning

Alex Lantier, 23 November 2017

Terroristlederen var tilsynelatende et «gammelt bekjentskap» av sikkerhetsstyrkene, som beskyttet ham på grunn av hans bånd til Al-Qaida og Den islamske staten.

Hacks: Innside-fortellingen om innbruddene og sammenbruddene som plasserte Donald Trump i Det hvite hus
Et blikk fra innsiden av det kriserammete demokratiske partiet

Andre Damon, 23 November 2017

Donna Braziles nye bok gir et glimt av splittelsene og fraksjonskampene som rir Det demokratiske partiet.

Amanda Hess og Manohla Dargis om Weinstein-Spacey-Louis C.K. affærene
Ondskap og dumskap: New York Times spaltister i furore

David Walsh, 23 November 2017

Avisen har stått i fronten for skandalen om seksuelle misgjerninger i underholdningsindustrien, som nå er blitt utvidet til å omfatte den politiske arenaen.

Kan det legges inn et ord for Kevin Spacey?

David Walsh, 23 November 2017

Vi legger ikke skjul på vår sympati med Kevin Spacey og vårt forakt for de som oppfordrer til fordømmelser og som pisker opp heksejakt-hysteriet.

New in Spanish

Ejecutivo de Google, Eric Schmidt admite que censuran políticamente sus resultados de búsqueda

Por Niles Niemuth, 23 noviembre 2017

Los comentarios del presidente ejecutivo de la compañía matriz de Google sobre la “desclasificación” de sitios de noticias críticos del Gobierno estadounidense exponen la conspiración entre las corporaciones y el Estado para suprimir las voces de oposición del Internet.

Google anuncia medidas para censurar a RT y Sputnik

Por Trévon Austin, 23 noviembre 2017

Eric Schmidt, Director Ejecutivo de la empresa dueña de Google, Alphabet, ha anunciado que Google creará algoritmos diseñados para “bajar la posición” de sitios web tales como RT y Sputnik.

La derrota del ISIS en su última fortaleza señala una nueva etapa de la guerra de los EUA en Siria

Por Bill Van Auken, 23 noviembre 2017

Tropas del gobierno sirio, respaldadas por las milicias chiítas iraquíes y libanesas respaldadas por Irán, han expulsado al ISIS de su último bastión cerca de la frontera con Irak.

New in French

Trump désigne la Corée du Nord comme État soutenant le terrorisme

Par Peter Symonds, 22 novembre 2017

La décision de Trump est un pas de plus vers une guerre catastrophique qui non seulement coûterait la vie à des millions de personnes dans la péninsule coréenne mais pourrait impliquer des grandes puissances comme la Chine et la Russie.

Crise politique à Berlin, les négociations pour une coalition gouvernementale échouent

Par Peter Schwarz, 22 novembre 2017

L’échec des négociations pour une coalition a déclenché une crise profonde à Berlin et marque un tournant dans la politique allemande et européenne.

La France fait rentrer Hariri au Liban sur fond de risque de guerre régionale

Par Kumaran Ira, 22 novembre 2017

La crise provoquée par l'arrestation du premier ministre libanais en Arabie saoudite risque de produire une nouvelle guerre civile qui déstabiliserait tout le Moyen-Orient.

La défaite de l’État islamique dans son dernier bastion entame une nouvelle étape de la guerre américaine en Syrie

Par Bill Van Auken, 22 novembre 2017

Les troupes gouvernementales syriennes, soutenues par les forces des milices chiites irakienne et libanaise, ont fait fuir l’État islamique de son dernier bastion près de la frontière irakienne.

New in German

Die Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei fordert Neuwahlen

der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei, 23. November 2017

Die SGP lehnt die politische Verschwörung aller Bundestagsparteien zur Bildung einer extrem rechten Koalitionsregierung ab.

Google gibt politische Zensur von Suchergebnissen zu

Niles Niemuth, 23. November 2017

Google-Chef gibt Manipulation von Internetsuche in Zusammenarbeit mit amerikanischem Staat zu.

Simbabwe: Präsident Mugabe zurückgetreten

Chris Marsden, 23. November 2017

Mugabes Rücktritt ist das Ergebnis einer Palastrevolte, deren politische und wirtschaftliche Ziele von bürgerlichen Kräften diktiert werden, die nicht weniger korrupt sind als Mugabe.

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Perspective

The Socialist Equality Party in Germany demands new elections

23 November 2017

Under present conditions, this is the only way in which the working class can intervene into political events, bring their interests to bear and combat the far right’s political offensive.

Earlier Perspectives »

IYSSE

Oppose right-wing censorship at Leipzig University!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 23 November 2017

As the Alternative for Germany has become the largest party in Saxony, the student council at Leipzig has barred the IYSSE, which combats right-wing forces, militarism and capitalism, from the university campus.

Christian Democratic student association calls for the banning of the IYSSE at German universities

By Christoph Vandreier, 22 November 2017

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.

Google Censorship

Sri Lankan students and workers oppose Google censorship of the WSWS

By our correspondents, 22 November 2017

Google announces moves to censor RT and Sputnik

By Trévon Austin, 21 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

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 »

Arts Review

75 years since the release of Hollywood classic Casablanca
“And what if you track down these men and kill them? ... Even Nazis can’t kill that fast”

By Joanne Laurier, 22 November 2017

Leonardo painting auctioned for $450 million

By Sandy English, 21 November 2017

Featured Video

Democrats can't stop talking about Russia, but what they're really afraid of is domestic social opposition.

Commentary

Right-wing maneuvers follow collapse of government coalition talks in Berlin

By Johannes Stern, 22 November 2017

Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe

By Chris Marsden, 22 November 2017

CBS fires Charlie Rose, Oliver Stone accused
Latest in sexual misconduct purge: Ultra-rightist “tips off” media about Rep. John Conyers

By David Walsh, 22 November 2017

“Sexual harassment” witch-hunt claims Jeffrey Tambor, Charlie Rose as latest victims

The Guardian’s George Monbiot joins “fake news” campaign

By Jean Shaoul, 22 November 2017

White House demands budget cuts to pay for US hurricane relief

Nearly 200 million are modern slaves or child laborers

First round of trials begin for 194 charged in anti-Trump inauguration day protests

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Leaders of the Russian Revolution
Nikolai Muralov (1877-1937)
Part Two

By Clara Weiss, 22 November 2017

As part of the celebration of the centenary of the October Revolution in 1917, the World Socialist Web Site is publishing a series of profiles of leaders of the Russian Revolution.

Leaders of the Russian Revolution
Nikolai Muralov (1877-1937)
Part One: Early years through the Civil War

21 November 2017

This week in the Russian Revolution
November 20-26: Bolsheviks expose imperialist carve-up of the Middle East

20 November 2017

Chronology 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

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.

On the Centenary of the October Revolution

By David North, 7 November 2017

Socialist Equality Party

Meeting of Grenfell Fire Forum in London on December 9

22 November 2017

The Grenfell Fire Forum is holding the fourth in a series of regular meetings on December 9 at 2 p.m. at the Maxilla Hall Social Club, North Kensington, in London.

Book Review

The Republic For Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896
Ida B. Wells, democratic rights, and lynch mob sexual assault accusations against African-Americans

By Eric London, 21 November 2017

The fight for the democratic rights of black men accused of rape is an essential issue highlighted by Richard White in his 941-page history of the post-Civil War period.

Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House
An insider’s view of the crisis-ridden Democratic Party

By Andre Damon, 20 November 2017

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

More on auto worker struggles »

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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