UK health care cuts will lead to 100 additional deaths each day

By Margot Miller, 28 November 2017

A landmark study reveals the dirty secret of austerity policies being imposed all over the world: the more money is cut, the more people are sent to an early grave.

UK living standards facing longest decline in more than 60 years

Right-wing billionaire Koch Brothers acquire major stake in Time Magazine

By Genevieve Leigh, 28 November 2017

As the Trump administration strips media regulation and antitrust laws, media conglomerates are planning even further consolidation.

Net neutrality and the drive to censor the internet

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

Democrats posture as opponents of Wall Street in CFPB dispute

By Patrick Martin, 28 November 2017

The conflict between Trump and the Democrats over control of the Consumer Financial Protection Board is being conducted with utter cynicism on both sides.

German Greens pledge to uphold state’s interests

By Peter Schwarz, 28 November 2017

Following the failure of Jamaica coalition talks, the Greens are emphasizing their readiness to uphold the interests of the state, even as an opposition party.

German political establishment and big business call for grand coalition government

Germany’s Social Democrats prepare for grand coalition with Merkel

The Socialist Equality Party in Germany demands new elections

Political turmoil over Ireland’s post-Brexit status escalates

By Steve James, 28 November 2017

Northern Ireland has not had a functioning government for months. Now the government in the Republic of Ireland faces collapse.

UK Electoral Commission investigates Leave campaign finances in Brexit referendum

Sugar industry withheld evidence linking sucrose to bladder cancer for five decades

By Bryan Dyne, 28 November 2017

Internal documents also reveal that the sugar industry suppressed research linking sucrose and heart disease.

Flint City Council backs 30-year water deal that ensures bondholder profits

By James Brookfield, 28 November 2017

The council passed a motion to sign a 30-year contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority for the provision of water services to Flint.

Recall election fails to oust Flint, Michigan mayor

Tennessee punishes workers who default on student loans, ignores politicians’ fines

By Warren Duzak, 28 November 2017

Tennessee is the nation’s most aggressive state in penalizing those who default on student loans.

The government attack on US college students

Tens of thousands being dropped from US student loan relief program

Indian authorities remove beggars ahead of Ivanka Trump’s trip

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 28 November 2017

The police operation is a desperate attempt by the ruling elite to cover up the stark reality of mass poverty in India.

New in Turkish

Mısır’da camiye yapılan terör saldırısında en az 235 kişi katledildi

Niles Niemuth, 28 Kasım 2017

Cuma günü, İslamcı militanların Mısır’ın Sina Yarımadası’nda bulunan Bir el-Abed’deki bir Sufi camisine düzenledikleri saldırıda ibadet yapan en az 235 kişi öldürüldü, 109 kişi yaralandı.

New in Norwegian

Nett-nøytralitet og kjøret mot internett-sensur

Andre Damon, 25 November 2017

Trekket fra Trump-administrasjonen for å avskaffe nett-nøytraliteten markerer en milepæl i den amerikanske regjeringen og storselskapenes offensiv for å få slutt på et gratis og åpent internett.

Tysklands sosialdemokrater forbereder seg på storkoalisjon med Merkel

Peter Schwarz, 25 November 2017

En tredje installasjon av storkoalisjonen vil anta en enda mer autoritær og hensynsløst kurs enn forløperne.

Russisk fjernsyns Trotski-serie: et nedrig skue av historieforfalskning og antisemittisme

Fred Williams og David North, 25 November 2017

Åtte-dels-serien er en presentasjon av alle de involvertes politiske, intellektuelle og kulturelle fordervelse.

New in French

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.

New in German

Jeff Bezos besitzt 100 Milliarden Dollar: Ein Argument für Enteignung

Eric London, 28. November 2017

Mit den Billionen Dollar, die Amazon-Chef Jeff Bezos und seine Milliardärsfreunde horten, könnten Armut, Krankheit und soziales Elend beseitigt werden.

Die Grünen geben sich staatstragend

Peter Schwarz, 28. November 2017

Nach dem Scheitern der Jamaika-Sondierungen betonen die Grünen ihre Bereitschaft, auch als Oppositionspartei eine staatsragende Rolle zu spielen.

IWF diktiert Zimbabwe Bedingungen für Zeit nach Mugabe

Chris Marsden, 28. November 2017

Der Internationale Währungsfonds fordert von Zimbabwe, die „exzessiven Staatsausgaben“ zu drosseln und einschneidende Sparmaßnahmen durchzuführen, um die „Zukunftsfähigkeit des Haushalts und der Schulden“ wiederherzustellen.

Der Platz der Oktoberrevolution in der Weltgeschichte und der heutigen Politik

David North, 28. November 2017

Wir veröffentlichen hier den Vortrag, den David North am 11. November zum 100. Jahrestag der Russischen Revolution gehalten hat. North leitet die internationale Redaktion der World Socialist Web Site und ist Vorsitzender der Socialist Equality Party in den USA. Die Tonaufnahme des Vortrags ist in die Seite eingebettet.

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Perspective

Burma’s Rohingya crisis and human rights imperialism

28 November 2017

The international response to Burma’s humanitarian crisis is saturated with hypocrisy, above all by the major imperialist powers that exploit “human rights” to further their geo-political interests.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

Repressive political agenda of the “sexual harassment” campaign comes into the open

By David Walsh, 28 November 2017

The torrent of allegations and denunciations of sexual misconduct against media figures, Hollywood personalities and politicians continues to flow unabated.

Jeff Bezos’ $100 billion: The case for expropriation

By Eric London, 27 November 2017

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

By Bill Van Auken, 27 November 2017

Trump, Congress move to finalize tax cuts for big business

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

28 November 2017

More than 3,000 copper miners in Peru and 2,500 in Chile have been involved in job actions this past week over a variety of issues.

Protesting workers at bankrupt Air Berlin denounce Merkel government

By Gustav Kemper, 27 November 2017

Union thugs kill two striking mineworkers in Mexico

By Alex González, 27 November 2017

Bus workers in northwest England escalate strikes for pay parity

By John Newham, 27 November 2017

CSX continues cuts, botches relocation of train dispatchers

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.

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

By Adam Soroka, 27 November 2017

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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