Democrats force resignation of US Senator Al Franken

By Patrick Martin, 8 December 2017

The witch-hunt over sexual misconduct has claimed its highest-level victim among elected officials.

The public humiliation and destruction of Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine

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

US homeless total increases for the first time in seven years

By Trévon Austin, 8 December 2017

Nearly 115,000 children under 18 are homeless, including nearly 9,000 living on the streets.

Homeless rate among Seattle public school students rises by 55 percent

By Alec Andersen, 8 December 2017

Following passage of Senate tax bill, US ruling class takes aim at Social Security and Medicare

Southern California wildfires continue to rage for third day

By Dan Conway, 8 December 2017

Wildfires continue in Southern California with high winds stoking at least five major blazes in the Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Ventura County areas.

Massive wildfires grow across Southern California

German Social Democratic Party congress paves way for grand coalition

By Peter Schwarz, 8 December 2017

This week's SPD congress had the task of aligning its members and delegates with the aggressive foreign policy outlined by Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel this week.

The extreme right and the turn toward militarism in Germany

Foreign minister Gabriel promotes German big power politics

Germany: Nationwide raids on G20 protesters

British “aid” diverted to jihadi forces in Syria

By Jean Shaoul, 8 December 2017

The revelations confirm Britain’s covert support of jihadi forces as proxies to topple President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

Trudeau fails to launch free trade talks with China as divisions rage within Canadian ruling elite

By Roger Jordan, 8 December 2017

The real reason for the stalled trade talks is a bitter dispute within Canadian ruling circles over its China policy.

Google hiring 10,000 reviewers to censor YouTube content

By Zaida Green, 8 December 2017

The video-sharing platform has already removed over 150,000 videos, with 50 percent of videos removed within two hours of upload.

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Puerto Rican unions propose to partner with the Wall Street’s financial control board

By Rafael Azul, 8 December 2017

With social anger growing against the criminal indifference of the Trump administration and new demands for austerity measures, the trade unions are desperately trying to block the eruption of working-class struggle.

Ten weeks since Hurricane María: Scientists say real death toll in Puerto Rico over 1,000

Tesla management imposes brutal workplace regime as it ramps up production

By Jean LaChance, 8 December 2017

As Tesla ramps up production of its new, lower-priced Model 3, management is imposing an increasingly brutal regime, including the firing of 700 workers earlier this year.

Australia: Lowest consumer spending since global financial crisis

By Nick Beams, 8 December 2017

Consumption spending is being dragged down by historically low wage growth, rising energy costs and high debt levels.

Right-wing attack on New Zealand Green MP

By John Braddock, 8 December 2017

The witch-hunt campaign against Ghahraman over her legitimate activities as a defence lawyer is aimed at undermining basic rights, stoking nationalism and preparing for war.

New in Turkish

ABD, Türkiye ile tırmanan gerilimlerinin ortasında Mehmet Atilla’yı yargılıyor

Halil Çelik, 8 Aralık 2017

Atilla davasının hedefleri, hukuki değil, asıl olarak jeopolitiktir: Türk hükümetini ABD dış politikasıyla yeniden aynı hizaya gelmeye zorlamak ve İran’a karşı yeni suçlamalarda bulunmak.

Yemen’in eski diktatörü Ali Abdullah Salih Sana’da öldürüldü

Bill Van Auken, 8 Aralık 2017

Suudi monarşisi, şimdi, ABD’nin desteğiyle, milyonlarca Yemenlinin açlıktan yol açabilecek önlemlerle, Salih’i başa geçirme komplosunun başarısızlığa uğramasının intikamını almaya hazırlanıyor.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в русской революции
27 ноября — 3 декабря: Советское правительство призывает к прекращению войны

8 декабря 2017 г.

В то время как мировая война продолжается, а самые воинственные правительства упорно игнорируют предложение большевиков о мире, новое правительство Советской России обращается к «народам воюющих стран» с призывом положить конец империалистической бойне.

New in Portuguese

A crise no Partido Republicano e a fratura do sistema bipartidário americano

Joseph Kishore, 7 de dezembro de 2017

Os conflitos políticos dentro dos Estados Unidos refletem processos globais. Em um países após o outro, movimentos de extrema-direita têm explorado o vácuo político criado pelo deslocamento à direita de partidos socialdemocratas e trabalhistas.

Novos relatórios mostram o declínio da expectativa de vida e a piora da saúde dos trabalhadores norte-americanos

Jerry White, 7 de dezembro de 2017

Trabalhadores de meia-idade estão sendo forçados a se aposentar mais tarde, ao mesmo tempo em que confrontam saúde pior e expectativa de vida menor que a de seus pares mais velhos.

A conspiração para censurar a internet

Andre Damon e Joseph Kishore, 7 de dezembro de 2017

As agências de inteligência dos EUA, os meios de comunicação e os agentes do Partido Democrata estão transformando a caça às bruxas contra a Rússia em um amplo ataque à liberdade de expressão.

As raízes sociais e econômicas dos ataques aos direitos democráticos

Eric London, 7 de dezembro de 2017

Novos dados sobre a desigualdade social nos EUA mostram os fundamentos materiais da campanha nos círculos da classe dominante para bloquear o acesso ao WSWS e outros sites de esquerda.

New in Spanish

Los conflictos dentro de la burguesía estadounidense se intensifican después de la admisión de culpa de Flynn

Por Andre Damon, 8 diciembre 2017

Mientras que no realizan ningún esfuerzo para oponerse a la ofensiva del Gobierno de Trump contra la clase obrera, los demócratas están buscando sentar las bases para la destitución de Trump a raíz de diferencias en política exterior.

Rusia Radical: Arte, Cultura y Revolución
Cómo la Revolución Bolchevique salvó el arte vanguardista

Por Paul Mitchell, 8 diciembre 2017

Los curadores han seleccionado objetos cuidadosamente para reflejar los diferentes campos del arte de vanguardia—proporcionando una narrativa histórica seria y bienvenida sobre su desarrollo antes y después de la Revolución Bolchevique.

New in French

La reconnaissance par Trump de Jérusalem en tant que capitale israélienne suscite la colère et des protestations

Bill Van Auken, 8 décembre 2017

La rupture provocatrice avec la politique américaine de longue date est liée à la fois à la politique intérieure et aux préparatifs de guerre généralisée au Moyen-Orient

Allemagne: Le ministre des Affaires étrangères Gabriel encourage la politique de grande puissance

Peter Schwarz, 8 décembre 2017

La nouvelle trajectoire de Gabriel marque une rupture avec la politique étrangère allemande des soixante-dix dernières années et un retour à la politique d'avant 1945.

New in German

Flynns Schuldeingeständnis verschärft Konflikte innerhalb der herrschenden Klasse Amerikas

Andre Damon, 8. Dezember 2017

Die Demokraten unternehmen nichts gegen die unsoziale Offensive der Trump-Regierung und versuchen stattdessen, Trump wegen seiner Außenpolitik abzusetzen.

SPD-Parteitag stellt Weichen für Große Koalition

Peter Schwarz, 8. Dezember 2017

Der zweitägige Parteitag der SPD hat die Aufgabe, die Mitgliedschaft auf die aggressive Großmachtpolitik einzuschwören, die Außenminister Gabriel in einer Grundsatzrede formuliert hat.

Trump erkennt Jerusalem als Hauptstadt Israels an

Bill Van Auken, 8. Dezember 2017

Trumps provokativer Bruch mit der jahrzehntelangen Nahost-Politik der USA löste Wut und Proteste aus. Er steht mit seiner Innenpolitik und mit der Vorbereitung auf einen größeren Krieg im Nahen Osten in Verbindung.

Frankfurt Airport: Demonstration gegen Abschiebungen

unseren Korrespondenten, 8. Dezember 2017

Am Mittwochabend sind erneut 20 Flüchtlinge nach Kabul abgeschoben worden. Eine Demonstration am Flughafen Frankfurt forderte eine Bleiberecht für alle.

Treuhand: Symbol des brutalen Kapitalismus im Osten

Verena Nees, 8. Dezember 2017

Eine neue Studie zur Treuhand demonstriert, wie sehr diese Erfahrung noch heute lebendig ist und zu wütenden Reaktionen führt.

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Perspective

Trump and Jerusalem: The end of the Mideast “peace” charade

8 December 2017

Trump’s declaration that he would move the US embassy to Jerusalem, an act of political aggression against the Palestinians, is bound up with the drive toward war throughout the Middle East.

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Featured Video

Watch: Davino Watson, American Citizen, imprisoned by ICE for 3.5 years

Arts Review

The Man Who Invented Christmas: Charles Dickens and the writing of A Christmas Carol

By Joanne Laurier, 8 December 2017

Directed by Bharat Nalluri, the film is a biographical fantasy that brings a reinvention of A Christmas Carol (1843), with Dickens as a central character, to the screen.

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

By Verena Nees, 6 December 2017

Mehring Books

WEEK 3: TROTSKY’s LEGACY

Commentary

Conflicts within US ruling class intensify following Flynn guilty plea

By Andre Damon, 7 December 2017

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

By Bill Van Auken, 7 December 2017

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

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

By Julie Hyland, 7 December 2017

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

International Olympic Committee bans Russia from 2018 Olympics in political provocation

By Josh Varlin, 6 December 2017

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

8 December 2017

There were protests by Greek workers this week against the Syriza government’s proposed changes in labor policy as well as its privatization plans for the Public Power Corporation.

Growing numbers of US teachers abandon unions

By Nancy Hanover, 7 December 2017

Autoworkers Struggles

Near walkout at Detroit auto plant over unsafe conditions

By Jerry White, 7 December 2017

“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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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.

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

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Australia: Socialist Equality Party holds successful meetings on Russian Revolution

By our correspondents, 7 December 2017

Workers and youth discuss the Russian Revolution at SEP meetings

By our reporters, 7 December 2017

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

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

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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