Germany’s Social Democrats prepare for grand coalition with Merkel

By Peter Schwarz, 25 November 2017

A third installment of the grand coalition will will adopt an even more authoritarian and ruthless course from its predecessors.

The Socialist Equality Party in Germany demands new elections

Terror attack on Egyptian mosque kills at least 235 worshippers

By Niles Niemuth, 25 November 2017

The Egyptian government has declared that the attack in the northern Sinai is the deadliest in the country’s modern history.

Israel responds to defeat of Islamist rebels in Syria with threat of wider regional war

By Jean Shaoul, 25 November 2017

Israel is seeking to counter Iranian influence and the Syrian government’s consolidation of control over the areas previously held by the various Islamist militias.

California man wrongfully convicted freed after nearly 40 years

By Trévon Austin, 25 November 2017

Richard Coley was exonerated of the killing of his ex-girlfriend and her four-year-old son in Simi Valley based on modern DNA testing technology.

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

UK Electoral Commission investigates Leave campaign finances in Brexit referendum

By Julie Hyland, 25 November 2017

The UK Electoral Commission is investigating whether the Vote Leave campaign in the 2016 referendum on British membership of the European Union breached its £7 million spending limit.

Canada adopts anti-Russia Magnitsky Act

By Laurent Lafrance, 25 November 2017

The legislation provides a ready mechanism for Ottawa to ratchet up tensions with Russia and other countries in the cross-hairs of Canadian and US imperialism.

Downward pressure on Australian wages becoming the “new normal”

By Nick Beams, 25 November 2017

Continued slow growth in wages has been a “distinguishing feature” of the Australian economy in the past few years, according to the governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.

Australia: Union negotiates cost-cutting deal at Streets ice-cream

By Richard Phillips, 25 November 2017

Streets workers must reject the latest union-company deal which opens the way for increased productivity and even higher profits for the giant Unilever-owned corporation.

Sri Lanka: IMF-dictated budget deepens austerity and privatisation

By Saman Gunadasa, 25 November 2017

Colombo’s socially regressive budget, which will heavily impact on the working masses, is to repay debt and interest to global finance capital.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в русской революции
20–26 ноября: Большевики разоблачают планы империалистического раздела Ближнего Востока

25 ноября 2017 г.

Публикация этих секретных соглашений Советским правительством вызывает в империалистических столицах бешеный приступ злобы и гнева по отношению к большевикам. Однако среди угнетенных масс по всему миру большевики завоевывают огромный авторитет.

New in Norwegian

CBS sparker Charlie Rose; Oliver Stone anklaget
Det siste i utrenskningen for seksuelle misgjerninger: Mann langt til høyre i politikken «tipser» media om representanten John Conyers

David Walsh, 25 November 2017

I det siste kapitlet i den pågående sexskandalen rapporterte media på mandag at den demokratiske kongressrepresentanten John Conyers fra Michigan inngikk forlik med en tidligere ansatt etter en omtvistet avskjedigelse i 2015.

Krise bryter ut fordi Tyrkia blir kalt en fiendtlig makt i NATO-militærøvelse

Halil Celik, 25 November 2017

Ankara har krevd unnskyldninger for at NATO-teknikere anførte den tyrkiske presidenten som en «fiendtlig samarbeidspartner» og grunnleggeren av Republikken Tyrkia som en «fiendtlig leder».

Leonardo-maleri auksjonert for 450 millioner dollar

Sandy English, 25 November 2017

Tidligere denne måneden ble et maleri av Leonardo da Vinci auksjonert på Christie's i New York for 450 millioner dollar, den høyeste prisen noensinne betalt for et kunstverk.

New in Turkish

Google’dan Eric Schmidt siyasi sansürü itiraf etti

Niles Niemuth, 25 Kasım 2017

Google’ın ana şirketi Alphabet’in yönetim kurulu başkanı Eric Schmidt, ABD hükümetini eleştiren siteleri sansürlemek için arama sonuçlarını manipüle ediyor olduğunu doğruladı.

Rusya, Türkiye ve İran, Suriye üzerine Soçi zirvesinde bir araya geldi

Halil Celik, 25 Kasım 2017

Kürt sorununun nasıl ele alınacağı üzerine anlaşmazlıkların dışında, Soçi görüşmelerinin altında yatan asıl çelişki, NATO’nun emperyalist güçlerinin, özellikle de Washington’ın derin düşmanlığıdır.

Fransa, bölgesel savaş tehlikesinin ortasında Hariri’nin Lübnan’a dönüşünü ayarladı

Kumaran Ira, 25 Kasım 2017

Suriye’deki mevcut çatışmaya Washington’ın yanında müdahale eden Paris, anlaşmazlığa, Suudi Arabistan’a yarayan kabul edilebilir bir çözüm bulmaya çalışıyor.

Yaklaşık 200 milyon insan modern köle ya da çocuk işçi konumunda

Trévon Austin, 25 Kasım 2017

ILO raporuna göre, dünya çapında yaklaşık 200 milyon insan modern kölelik ya da çocuk işçiliği kurbanı. 2016’da, 40,3 milyon erkek, kadın ve çocuk modern kölelik kurbanıydı.

New in Spanish

El camino adelante en Zimbabue después de Mugabe

Por Chris Marsden, 25 noviembre 2017

El objetivo del próximo presidente de Zimbabue, Mnangagwa, es imponer una versión acelerada de las políticas capitalistas que ya han creado tanto sufrimiento.

El Kremlin instruye a la industria que se prepare para la movilización para la guerra

Por Alex Lantier, 25 noviembre 2017

Un siglo después de la Primera Guerra Mundial, en medio de otro colapso político catastrófico del capitalismo mundial, países de Europa y de todo el mundo otra vez se están preparando para la guerra total.

El Partido por la Igualdad Socialista de Alemania exige nuevas elecciones

Por Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 25 noviembre 2017

Bajo las condiciones actuales, esta es la única manera en la que la clase obrera podrá intervenir en los eventos políticos, avanzar sus intereses y combatir la ofensiva política de le extrema derecha.

¡Oponerse a la censura de derechas en la Universidad de Leipzig!

Por la Juventud y Estudiantes Internacionales para la Igualdad Social, 25 noviembre 2017

Mientras Alternativa por Alemania ha llegado a ser el partido más grande en Sajonia, el consejo estudiantil de Leipzig ha prohibido del campus universitario al IYSSE, que combate a las fuerzas de derechas, el militarismo y el capitalismo.

La asociación de estudiantes demócratas cristianos pide la prohibición del IYSSE en las universidades alemanas

Por Christoph Vandreier, 25 noviembre 2017

La negativa del estatus de grupo de trabajo para el IYSSE en Leipzig sienta un precedente para privar a las organizaciones estudiantiles socialistas de postularse como grupos universitarios en todo el país, un ataque a los derechos democráticos básicos.

New in French

La voie à suivre au Zimbabwe après Mugabe

Chris Marsden, 25 novembre 2017

L’objectif du nouveau président Mnangagwa du Zimbabwe est d’imposer une version requinquée des politiques capitalistes qui ont déjà infligé tellement de souffrances.

Le Kremlin ordonne à l’industrie russe de se préparer à la mobilisation pour la guerre

Alex Lantier, 25 novembre 2017

Un siècle après la Première Guerre mondiale, au milieu d’un autre effondrement politique catastrophique du capitalisme mondial, les pays d’Europe et du monde se préparent à nouveau à la guerre totale.

Le Canada appuie la répression par l'Espagne du référendum d'indépendance catalan

Roger Jordan et Keith Jones, 25 novembre 2017

En appuyant la répression du référendum catalan par l'Espagne, le gouvernement Trudeau montre qu'il serait prêt à employer des méthodes similaires pour défendre l'intégrité de l'État canadien.

Les États-Unis étendent leur offensive militaire en Somalie

Eddie Haywood, 25 novembre 2017

Le déploiement officiel de l’armée américaine en Somalie s’est accru à 500 soldats, le plus grand contingent dans le pays depuis 1993.

New in German

Simbabwe: Wie weiter nach Mugabes Rücktritt

Chris Marsden, 25. November 2017

Der neue simbabwische Präsident Mnangagwa plant eine verschärfte Neuauflage genau des kapitalistischen Kurses, der bereits so großes Leid verursacht hat.

SPD nimmt Kurs auf Große Koalition

Peter Schwarz, 25. November 2017

Eine dritte Auflage der Großen Koalition wird sich von ihren Vorgängern deutlich unterscheiden. Sie wird wesentlich autoritärer und rücksichtsloser auftreten.

Der Kreml weist die russische Industrie an, sich auf eine militärische Mobilisierung vorzubereiten

Alex Lantier, 25. November 2017

Hundert Jahre nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg bereiten sich die Staaten Europas und der Welt erneut auf einen totalen Krieg vor.

Andernach: Stahlarbeiter-Protest gegen ThyssenKrupp-Tata-Fusion

Marianne Arens, 25. November 2017

Die Funktionäre von IG Metall und SPD, die auf der Kundgebung von Andernach als Sprecher auftraten, verfolgen mit ihrer „Standort-Deutschland“-Politik einen rechten Kurs auf Handelskrieg und Krieg.

New in Italian

I referendum sull'autonomia nel Nord Italia

Marianne Arens, 24 novembre 2017

Il Partito Democratico ha ottenuto solamente il 13 per cento dei voti alle regionali in Sicilia.

New in Arabic

الذكرى المئوية لثورة أكتوبر

٦ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٧

حيث تندرج ثورة أكتوبر ضمن أعظم الأحداث وأكثرها تقدمية في تاريخ العالم.

New in Urdu

اکتوبر کے اسباق

لیون ٹراٹسکی

روسی انقلاب 20صدی اور عالمی تاریخ میں سب سے اہم اور شاندار واقع ہے جس کے اثرات پوری دنیا پر مرتب ہوئے۔

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Perspective

Net neutrality and the drive to censor the internet

25 November 2017

The move by the Trump administration to end net neutrality marks a milestone in the offensive by the US government and major corporations to put an end to the free and open internet.

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Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Russian television’s Trotsky serial: A degraded spectacle of historical falsification and anti-Semitism

By Fred Williams and David North, 25 November 2017

The eight-part serial is an exhibition of the political, intellectual and cultural depravity of all those involved in its production.

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 »

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

Arts Review

LBJ and Marshall: Film biographies deal with mid-20th century US struggle for racial equality

By Fred Mazelis, 25 November 2017

In seeking to bolster illusions in the Democratic Party and the myth of an unsullied American democracy, both of these films obscure more than they reveal.

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

Workers Struggles

Sri Lankan public health employees strike over pay and conditions; Cambodian garment workers walkout over unpaid wages
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

25 November 2017

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

CSX continues cuts, botches relocation of train dispatchers

By Jeff Lusanne, 23 November 2017

Commentary

The way forward in Zimbabwe after Mugabe

By Chris Marsden, 24 November 2017

A health statistics system in shambles
The real maternal mortality rate in the United States

By Benjamin Mateus, 24 November 2017

Indian Stalinists split over whether to openly ally with big-business Congress Party

By Wasantha Rupasingha, 24 November 2017

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

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

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.

IYSSE

Oppose right-wing censorship at Leipzig University!

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

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

Google’s Eric Schmidt admits political censorship of search results

By Niles Niemuth, 22 November 2017

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 »

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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

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International Amazon Workers Voice

Amazon announces new cloud to host “Secret” government data

By Evan Blake, 24 November 2017

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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