Trump, Congress move to finalize tax cuts for big business

By Patrick Martin, 27 November 2017

A meeting of leading Republicans and Democrats Tuesday begins the last-minute deals to provide $1.5 trillion for the wealthy at the expense of working people.

Senate tax plan will raise taxes for half of Americans

German political establishment and big business call for grand coalition government

By Johannes Stern, 27 November 2017

The SPD fears that new elections and political uncertainty could destabilise conditions in Europe and undermine the global interests of German imperialism.

Germany’s Social Democrats prepare for grand coalition with Merkel

The Socialist Equality Party in Germany demands new elections

Protesting workers at bankrupt Air Berlin denounce Merkel government

By Gustav Kemper, 27 November 2017

More than a thousand employees of the insolvent airline gathered Wednesday in front of Berlin Central Station for a demonstration against imminent mass redundancies.

UK living standards facing longest decline in more than 60 years

By Julie Hyland, 27 November 2017

Average earnings of workers in 2021 are expected to be lower in real terms than in 2008.

IMF lays down the law for Zimbabwe post-Mugabe

By Chris Marsden, 27 November 2017

The International Monetary Fund is demanding that Zimbabwe curb “excessive government spending” and impose massive austerity cuts to “restore fiscal and debt sustainability.”

The way forward in Zimbabwe after Mugabe

Trump’s Justice Department sues to prevent Time Warner-AT&T merger

By Gabriel Black, 27 November 2017

The deal would result in the largest vertically integrated content and distribution company in the world.

Amazon builds low-wage Maryland plant on ashes of largest steel mill in US

By Adam Soroka, 27 November 2017

The construction of the facility on the site of a former Bethlehem Steel mill is indicative of the decline of American capitalism.

Union thugs kill two striking mineworkers in Mexico

By Alex González, 27 November 2017

Around 800 mineworkers refused to be a part of the CTM, arguing that it “does not defend our rights and betrays us, offends us, assaults us, and threatens us.”

Queensland election: Another blow to Australia’s two-party system

By Mike Head, 27 November 2017

More than 30 years of attacks on working class jobs, living conditions and basic services, have led to deep political disaffection.

Queensland voters voice disgust and discuss socialism

By our correspondents, 27 November 2017

Australian government supports brutal assault on Manus Island refugees

By Max Newman, 27 November 2017

Turnbull’s government openly backed the violent eviction from the Australian-controlled detention camp, as part of its message to asylum seekers globally.

New in Turkish

Leipzig Üniversitesi Öğrenci Konseyi’ne açık mektup

IYSSE Leipzig, 27 Kasım 2017

Aşağıdaki mektup, Leipzig Üniversitesi’ndeki IYSSE grubu tarafından Öğrenci Konseyi üyelerine gönderildi.

Hıristiyan Demokrat Öğrenciler Grubu, IYSSE’nin yasaklanması çağrısı yaptı

Christoph Vandreier, 27 Kasım 2017

Almanya’daki iki hükümet partisinin öğrenci örgütü Hıristiyan Demokrat Öğrenciler Grubu, Toplumsal Eşitlik İçin Uluslararası Gençlik ve Öğrenciler’in (IYSSE) Alman üniversitelerinde yasaklanması çağrısı yapan iki açıklama yayınladı.

New in Norwegian

Sosialistisk Likhetsparti i Tyskland (SGP) krever nyvalg

Sosialistisk Likhetsparti i Tyskland, 27 November 2017

Under nåværende forhold er dette den eneste måten arbeidsklassen kan gripe inn i de politiske begivenhetene, bringe sine interesser til torgs og bekjempe offensiven fra det politiske ytre høyre.

FCC-plan om å fjerne «nettnøytralitet» gir telekommunikasjons-gigantene kontroll med offentlig tilgang til innhold på internett

Kevin Reed, 27 November 2017

Den antidemokratiske planen om å deregulere den amerikanske infrastrukturen for internett vil gjøre det mulig for privateide amerikanske bredbåndleverandører å kontrollere offentlig tilgang til nettinnhold.

75 år siden premieren på Hollywood-klassikeren Casablanca
«Og hva om du sporer opp alle disse mennene og dreper dem? ... Ikke engang nazister kan drepe så fort»

Joanne Laurier, 27 November 2017

Casablanca, Michael Curtiz sitt høyt verdsatte melodrama fra 1942, som nå feirer 75-årsjubileum, ble nylig vist på utvalgte kinoer på tvers av USA.

New in Spanish

La neutralidad del Internet y la campaña de censura en línea

Por Andre Damon, 27 noviembre 2017

La decisión de la Administración Trump de acabar con la neutralidad del Internet es un hito en la ofensiva del Gobierno y las principales corporaciones estadounidenses para poner fin a un Internet gratuito y abierto.

Israel responde a la derrota de los rebeldes islamistas en Siria con la amenaza de una guerra regional más amplia

Por Jean Shaoul, 27 noviembre 2017

Israel busca contrarrestar la influencia iraní y la consolidación del control del gobierno sirio sobre las áreas anteriormente detentadas por las diversas milicias islamistas.

El neomacartismo de los demócratas recuerda a los ataques al movimiento por los derechos civiles de los años 1950

Por Fred Mazelis, 27 noviembre 2017

El lenguaje de los políticos del Partido Demócrata recuerda hoy el del senador republicano de Wisconsin, cuyo nombre se ha convertido en sinónimo de ataques a los derechos democráticos.

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Les sociaux-démocrates allemands se préparent à une grande coalition avec Merkel

Peter Schwarz, 27 novembre 2017

Une troisième version de la grande coalition adoptera un cours encore plus autoritaire et impitoyable que ses prédécesseurs.

La neutralité d’Internet et la poussé vers la censure

Andre Damon, 27 novembre 2017

La décision du gouvernement Trump de mettre fin à la neutralité d’Internet marque une étape importante dans l’offensive menée par le gouvernement américain et les grandes entreprises pour mettre fin à un Internet libre et ouvert.

La Russie, la Turquie et l’Iran discutent de la Syrie au sommet de Sotchi

Halil Celik, 27 novembre 2017

Les présidents russe, turque et irannien se sont réunis à Sotchi, une station balnéaire au bord de la mer Noire, pour discuter de l’avenir politique de la Syrie.

Le plan d'abrogation de la «neutralité du Net» par le FCC donnera aux géants des télécommunications le contrôle de l'accès public à Internet

Kevin Reed, 27 novembre 2017

Le projet antidémocratique visant à déréglementer l'infrastructure américaine du Net permettra aux fournisseurs d'accès à Internet (FAI) privés de contrôler l'accès public au contenu en ligne.

L'administration Trump met fin à la résidence temporaire de 60.000 ressortissants haïtiens

Trévon Austin, 27 novembre 2017

Sous le SPT, les Haïtiens qui ont cherché refuge après de tremblement de terre qui a touché Haïti en 2010 ont été autorisés à vivre et à travailler aux États-Unis. Ils ont maintenant jusqu'en juillet 2019 pour quitter le pays.

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Netzneutralität und die Kampagne zur Internetzensur

Andre Damon, 27. November 2017

Die Bestrebungen der Trump-Regierung, die Netzneutralität aufzuheben, markieren einen Wendepunkt in den Angriffen der US-Regierung und der Großkonzerne auf das freie und offene Internet.

Politik und Wirtschaft werben für Große Koalition

Johannes Stern, 27. November 2017

Eine Woche nach dem Scheitern der Sondierungen über ein Jamaika-Koalition sprechen sich immer mehr Vertreter der herrschenden Klasse gegen Neuwahlen und für eine Fortsetzung der Großen Koalition aus.

Österreich: Koalitionsverhandlungen vor dem Abschluss

Markus Salzmann, 27. November 2017

Die rechteste österreichische Regierung seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg steht kurz vor ihrem Amtsantritt.

150 Studierende diskutieren an der Humboldt-Universität über „Tsar to Lenin“

unseren Reportern, 27. November 2017

Am Donnerstag kamen 150 Studierende und Arbeiter an der Humboldt-Universität zusammen, um gemeinsam „Tsar to Lenin“ zu sehen und über die Aktualität der Oktoberrevolution zu diskutieren.

Nach Niederlage der Islamisten in Syrien: Israel droht mit größerem Krieg im Nahen Osten

Jean Shaoul, 27. November 2017

Israel will den Einfluss des Iran eindämmen und verhindern, dass die syrische Regierung ihre Kontrolle über die Gebiete festigt, die bisher von diversen islamistischen Milizen besetzt waren.

Fatih Akins “Aus dem Nichts”

Justus Leicht, 27. November 2017

Akins Film schürt Emotionen, um Rache und Selbstjustiz zu rechtfertigen. Das wird den Opfern der NSU-Anschläge nicht gerecht.

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.

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Perspective

Jeff Bezos’ $100 billion: The case for expropriation

27 November 2017

The wealth of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, together with the trillions of dollars hoarded by his fellow billionaires, could be used to wipe out poverty, disease, and social misery.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

Thomas Friedman of the New York Times: A sycophant in the House of Saud

By Bill Van Auken, 27 November 2017

The obsequious glorification of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is bound up with US imperialism’s bid to turn the Saudi monarchy into the axis of a regional alliance against Iran.

Net neutrality and the drive to censor the internet

By Andre Damon, 25 November 2017

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

By Jean Shaoul, 25 November 2017

Canada adopts anti-Russia Magnitsky Act

By Laurent Lafrance, 25 November 2017

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
November 27-December 3: Soviet government steps up call for end to war

27 November 2017

While the world war drags on and most warring governments stubbornly ignore the Bolsheviks’ call for peace, the new government of Soviet Russia issues an appeal to “the peoples of the belligerent governments” to put an end to the imperialist slaughter.

Chronology 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.

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

Free the Maruti Suzuki autoworkers
Indian ICFI supporters to hold a public meeting in Sriperumbudur

27 November 2017

The meeting will discuss the internationalist foundations of the struggle to release the framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers. The speeches will be given in Tamil and English and streamed live via Facebook on December 10 at 10am.

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.

Workers Struggles

Bus workers in northwest England escalate strikes for pay parity

By John Newham, 27 November 2017

As more disputes erupt, the unions are doing everything to contain the situation and oppose any united offensive by transport workers.

CSX continues cuts, botches relocation of train dispatchers

Arts Review

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

By Fred Mazelis, 25 November 2017

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

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!

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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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