Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital sparks anger, protests

By Bill Van Auken, 7 December 2017

The provocative break with decades of US policy is bound up with both domestic politics and the preparation for wider war in the Middle East.

China condemns Australian “anti-China hysteria and paranoia”

By Peter Symonds, 7 December 2017

The Chinese embassy statement followed the announcement of new legislation expanding treason and espionage laws and outlawing “foreign interference” in Australian politics.

Massive wildfires grow across Southern California

By Dan Conway, 7 December 2017

Increasing temperatures coupled with funding cuts have left forestry services around the country woefully unprepared to deal with the rising danger.

US Supreme Court hears oral argument on cake shop anti-gay discrimination case

By Ed Hightower, 7 December 2017

A ruling in favor of Masterpiece Cakeshop would mean an open season for segregation and discrimination of all sorts.

UK terror report confirms Manchester and London terror attackers known to MI5

By Robert Stevens, 7 December 2017

A report into four terror attacks in the UK this year found that at least one could have been prevented—raising the question why police and the intelligence services failed to do so.

Germany: Nationwide raids on G20 protesters

By Johannes Stern, 7 December 2017

Amid attempts in Berlin to maneuver a right-wing government into office, German police are reviving the myth of "extreme left" violence at Hamburg’s G20 summit.

Trump slashes national monuments in Utah: “I’m a real estate developer”

By Gabriel Black and Daniel de Vries, 7 December 2017

The gutting of the national monuments, including the Bears Ears national monument, is part of a land-grab by the oil, gas and mining industries.

Trump tax cut plan will devastate public education

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Growing numbers of US teachers abandon unions

By Nancy Hanover, 7 December 2017

The historic decline of union membership among teachers highlights the extent to which these unions exist only at the behest of the government.

CVS to purchase Aetna for $69 billion, in move expected to disrupt health care industry

By Gabriel Black, 7 December 2017

The merger would create a level of vertical integration unprecedented in US health care, while netting Aetna’s outgoing CEO half a billion dollars.

Underpayment of international students and backpackers commonplace in Australia

By George Morley, 7 December 2017

Thousands of young people temporarily working in Australia are paid less than the official minimum wage and a small but significant minority work under slave-like conditions.

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La extrema derecha y el giro hacia el militarismo en Alemania

Por Johannes Stern, 7 diciembre 2017

El congreso la semana pasada de Alternativa para Alemania, el partido antiinmigrante de la extrema derecha, marcó una nueva etapa en la legitimización de la política fascista en Alemania.

El Tribunal Supremo de los EUA pone en vigor la prohibición de viajar de Trump

Por Eric London y Norisa Diaz, 7 diciembre 2017

La decisión, apoyada por la mitad de los jueces nombrados por los demócratas, tendrá consecuencias devastadoras en aquellos que intentan escapar de regiones desgarradas por la guerra en el Medio Oriente.

Advertencias de quiebra financiera a medida que los mercados de valores continúan aumentando

Por Nick Beams, 7 diciembre 2017

Un destacado gestor de fondos británico dijo que estaba perdiendo la cuenta de las “luces rojas” que sonseñales de alarma por el estado de los mercados financieros.

Arranca la campaña electoral catalana en medio de la represión del gobierno del Partido Popular

Por Paul Mitchell y Chris Marsden, 7 diciembre 2017

Las preocupaciones comunes de los trabajadores y de los jóvenes, españoles y catalanes, han quedado enterradas bajo un alud de retórica nacionalista divisoria.

Brasil, Estados Unidos y otros 20 países realizan ejercicio de guerra en la Amazonía

Por Gabriel Lemos, 7 diciembre 2017

Bajo el pretexto de realizar “acciones humanitarias” y librar una “guerra contra las drogas”, los ejercicios Amazonlog 2017 marcan una nueva etapa en la ofensiva del imperialismo estadounidense en la región.

“Somos seres humanos, no esclavos y animales”
Periódico del Reino Unido expone la súper-explotación de la fuerza laboral en Amazon

Por Robert Stevens y John Newham, 7 diciembre 2017

Un reportero del Sunday Mirror condujo un trabajo investigativo de cinco semanas en el centro de cumplimiento de Amazon en Tilbury.

New in French

La Cour suprême des États-Unis met en vigueur l’interdiction de voyager de Trump

Eric London et Norisa Diaz, 7 décembre 2017

La décision, soutenue par la moitié des juges nommés par les démocrates, aura des conséquences dévastatrices pour ceux qui cherchent à fuir les régions du Moyen-Orient déchirées par la guerre.

L’extrême droite et le tournant militariste en Allemagne

Johannes Stern, 7 décembre 2017

Le congrès de l’Alternative pour l’Allemagne, le parti anti-immigrés d’extrême droite, a marqué la semaine dernière une nouvelle étape dans la légitimation de la politique fascisante en Allemagne.

Le Parti démocratique unioniste d’Irlande du Nord bloque un accord sur le Brexit

Robert Stevens, 7 décembre 2017

Le gouvernement de May a été incapable de parvenir à un accord avec l’Union européenne après sept mois d’âpres négociations.

Le Canada sera l’hôte d’une rencontre dirigée par les États-Unis pour préparer la guerre contre la Corée du Nord

Roger Jordan, 7 décembre 2017

Toute référence à un règlement négocié n’a pour but que de tromper le public, le gouvernement Trudeau étant bien conscient que le déclenchement d’un conflit dans la péninsule coréenne est profondément impopulaire.

New in German

Die öffentliche Erniedrigung und Vernichtung des Dirigenten der Metropolitan Opera James Levine

David North und David Walsh, 7. Dezember 2017

Die Entscheidung der Metropolitan Opera in New York, die Zusammenarbeit mit ihrem langjährigen Musikdirektor (1976-2016) James Levine auszusetzen, ist der jüngste Sieg der New York Times und der übrigen Verfechter einer neuen Repression.

Ausschluss Russlands von Olympia 2018: Eine politische Provokation

Josh Varlin, 7. Dezember 2017

Die Entscheidung des Internationalen Olympischen Komitees, Russland von der Olympiade auszuschließen, zielt darauf ab, das Land international zu demütigen und zu isolieren. Der Beschluss stärkt die antirussische Kampagne des US-Imperialismus.

Die nordirische Democratic Unionist Party blockiert den Vorschlag für ein Brexit-Abkommen

Robert Stevens, 7. Dezember 2017

Die Regierung May hat es nach sechs Monaten harter Verhandlungen nicht geschafft, ein Abkommen mit der Europäischen Union zu erzielen.

NS-Raubkunst: Stadt Düsseldorf sagt Max-Stern-Ausstellung ab

Sibylle Fuchs, 7. Dezember 2017

Die Stadt Düsseldorf hat eine seit mehreren Jahren vorbereitete Ausstellung über den jüdischen, von den Nazis vertriebenen Kunsthistoriker und Galeristen Max Stern mit einer fadenscheinigen Begründung abgesagt.

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Perspective

Conflicts within US ruling class intensify following Flynn guilty plea

7 December 2017

While making no effort to oppose the Trump administration’s offensive on the working class, the Democrats are seeking to lay the groundwork for Trump’s removal over foreign policy differences.

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Commentary

Former UK minister indicates Brexit referendum “deal” between Rupert Murdoch and David Cameron

By Julie Hyland, 7 December 2017

According to Ken Clarke, Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of Murdoch’s British arm, News International, said she was “running the government now in partnership with David Cameron.”

Proposed Brexit deal blocked by Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party

Russian federal investigators review anti-Semitic conspiracy theory about murder of the Tsarist family

By Clara Weiss, 7 December 2017

An investigation, opened in 2015, into the killing of the Tsarist family at the behest of Soviet government in 1918, is considering a fascistic and anti-Semitic conspiracy theory which presents the execution as a “ritual killing.”

The public humiliation and destruction of Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine

By David North and David Walsh, 5 December 2017

John Conyers forced to resign from Congress as sex witch-hunt escalates

The extreme right and the turn toward militarism in Germany

By Johannes Stern, 6 December 2017

Foreign minister Gabriel promotes German big power politics

International Olympic Committee bans Russia from 2018 Olympics in political provocation

By Josh Varlin, 6 December 2017

Autoworkers Struggles

Near walkout at Detroit auto plant over unsafe conditions

By Jerry White, 7 December 2017

Autoworkers at Fiat Chrysler’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit threatened to walk out December 2 after company and UAW officials ignored their complaints about being sickened by fumes.

“Management tells the UAW what to do and they say, ‘Okay!’”
Chicago Ford workers speak out on death of Coby Hennings

By Marcus Day, 5 December 2017

“Part-time work in the auto plants is modern day slavery”
Six weeks since the tragic death of US autoworker Jacoby Hennings

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Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Australia: Socialist Equality Party holds successful meetings on Russian Revolution

By our correspondents, 7 December 2017

SEP National Secretary James Cogan told the Melbourne meeting that the Russian Revolution was the most progressive social and political event of the 20th century

Workers and youth discuss the Russian Revolution at SEP meetings

By our reporters, 7 December 2017

“People can’t afford to live in today’s world, and this is something that needs to be changed… fighting for socialism is not a lifestyle, it’s a fight for survival.”

This week in the Russian Revolution
December 4-10: Guns fall silent on the Eastern Front

4 December 2017

Soviet Russia and the Central Powers agree to a 10-day truce, subsequently extended to 28 days. “We have started a resolute struggle against the war brought on by the clash of robbers over their spoils,” Lenin declares in a speech December 5.

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.

The Place of the October Revolution in World History and Contemporary Politics

By David North, 13 November 2017

Meeting in Sydney on December 17
100 years on: The significance of the 1917 Russian Revolution for today

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Arts Review

German Historical Museum exhibition presents the October Revolution as an event of world-historical significance

By Verena Nees, 6 December 2017

Roman J. Israel, Esq.: Rebel with a cause

By Joanne Laurier, 2 December 2017

Book Review

Mark Mazower’s What You Did Not Tell: The fate of a 20th century family from Russia

By Clara Weiss, 5 December 2017

Socialist Equality Party

Oppose Trudeau and Trump, the Canada-US alliance, and imperialist war!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 4 December 2017

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

27 November 2017

Meeting of Grenfell Fire Forum in London on December 9

22 November 2017

IYSSE

IYSSE mounts campaign against university police censorship at University of California, Berkeley

By Evan Blake, 2 December 2017

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

Net neutrality and the drive to censor the internet

By Andre Damon, 25 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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International Amazon Workers Voice

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
One day strike hits German and Italian Amazon distribution centres

1 December 2017

About 2,000 Amazon workers in Germany and another 500 in Italy walked out on “Black Friday”, November 24, traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year, over pay and working conditions.

“We’re human beings, not slaves and animals”
UK newspaper exposé details Amazon’s super-exploitation of workforce

By Robert Stevens and John Newham, 30 November 2017

A Sunday Mirror reporter conducted a five-week undercover investigation at Amazon’s Tilbury fulfilment centre

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