Trump outlines right-wing program of extreme nationalism at Cincinnati rally

By Joseph Kishore and Jerry White, 2 December 2016

While couched in populist rhetoric, Trump’s proposals center on corporate tax cuts and deregulation, combined with expanding the military, widening police powers and curtailing immigration.

Deal to “save” Indiana Carrier plant will cut 1,100 jobs

President-elect Trump on flag-burning: The crisis of American democracy

Trump refuses to sever ties with his business empire

Tensions mount over US presidential election recounts

By Patrick Martin, 2 December 2016

Wisconsin officials began reviewing ballots, while the Trump campaign took legal action to block the recount in Michigan.

A cabinet of billionaires
Trump forms a Wall Street government to attack health care and workers’ rights

Trump names Medicare opponent to head health programs: Who is Tom Price?

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European Union Commission plans multi-billion weapons fund

By Christoph Vandreier, 2 December 2016

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election as US president, the European powers are pushing ahead rapidly with plans for military rearmament.

Moscow in secret talks with Syrian “rebels”

By Bill Van Auken, 2 December 2016

The talks brokered between Russia and Turkey are a further manifestation of the debacle facing the US regime change campaign.

Pentagon advances coverup for September bombing of Syrian army

New York Times vents Washington’s rage over debacle in Syria

Striking Lufthansa pilots demonstrate in Frankfurt

By Marianne Arens, 2 December 2016

Hundreds of striking Lufthansa pilots gathered at Rhein-Main Airport in Frankfurt on day seven of the latest pilots’ strike.

Germany: Striking pilots need a socialist perspective

Tragic plane crash that killed Chapecoense soccer team tied to cost-cutting

By Rafael Azul, 2 December 2016

The crash of the LAMIA Flight 993 that killed 71 soccer players, officials and reporters was an accident waiting to happen.

Fires, tornadoes claim lives throughout southeastern US

By Shelley Connor, 2 December 2016

Tornadoes descended upon the Southeast on Wednesday, killing six people and complicating wildfire rescue efforts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Wildfire continues to ravage Gatlinburg, Tennessee

At least five dead as extreme drought, wildfires ravage southeastern US

Judge allows police to use grenades against Dakota Access Pipeline protesters

By Zaida Green, 2 December 2016

Police will continue to use water cannons, concussion grenades, lead-filled beanbags, and chemical agents against protesters.

North Dakota Governor orders “emergency evacuation” of Dakota Access pipeline protest site

US Navy punishes family that revealed Flint water poisoning

By Zac Corrigan, 2 December 2016

A family fighting to expose the Flint water crisis say they have been subjected to retaliatory intimidation and abuse by the US Navy.

Former Bethlehem Steel plant near Buffalo, New York destroyed by fire

By Jason Melanovski, 2 December 2016

The massive fire last month exposed firefighters and residents in nearby neighborhoods to smoke and high levels of carcinogens, leaving homes covered in toxic soot.

UK Independence Party selects new leader as post-Brexit crisis deepens

By Julie Hyland, 2 December 2016

New leader Paul Nuttall’s promotion of anti-immigrant and law-and-order rhetoric is a right-wing populist veneer for the defence of British capital against the working class.

Irish unions seek deal with government to prevent industrial unrest

By Dermot Quinn, 2 December 2016

Posturing as defenders of workers interests, the union bureaucracy is trying to re-establish the “social partnership” agreement with the government it previously enjoyed.

Australia’s ABCC Bill: A far-reaching assault on workers’ rights

By Mike Head, 2 December 2016

The central purpose of the bill is to outlaw and suppress all strikes, stoppages and work bans by workers throughout the construction, transport and offshore oil and gas industries.

Suu Kyi defends military crackdown on Burma's Rohingya Muslims

By John Roberts, 2 December 2016

Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy is mired in anti-Rohingya chauvinism and opposed to the granting of citizenship rights to the Muslim minority.

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Le président Trump et l’acte de brûler le drapeau américain : la crise de la démocratie américaine

Par Joseph Kishore, 2 décembre 2016

La déclaration de Trump sur l’acte de brûler le drapeau national reflète non seulement la disposition autoritaire du président nouvellement élu, mais aussi la décadence bien avancée de la démocratie bourgeoise aux États-Unis.

Obama étend la portée mondiale des escadrons de la mort des Forces d’opérations spéciales des États-Unis

Par Patrick Martin, 2 décembre 2016

Le mandat mondial de la nouvelle formation signifie que les escadrons de la mort américains pourront être déployés pratiquement n’importe où, des villes européennes aux jungles sud-américaines, en passant par les États-Unis mêmes.

Royaume-Uni : Corbyn protège Tony Blair d’une demande qu’il rende compte de ses mensonges sur la guerre en Irak

Par Robert Stevens et Chris Marsden, 2 décembre 2016

Jeremy Corbyn a capitulé devant les bellicistes du Parti travailliste parlementaire à chaque moment critique.

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Was ist die Ursache für den politischen Rechtsruck in Europa?

Von Peter Schwarz, 2. Dezember 2016

Das Phänomen Trump ist nicht auf die USA beschränkt. Das zeigt sich besonders deutlich in den drei Ländern – Frankreich, Italien und Österreich – in denen in diesen Tagen wichtige politische Entscheidungen anstehen.

Trump droht drakonische Strafen für Verbrennen der Flagge an: Zur Krise der amerikanischen Demokratie

Von Joseph Kishore, 2. Dezember 2016

Trumps Äußerungen zeugen nicht nur von seinen persönlichen autoritären Neigungen, sondern auch von der Fäulnis der Demokratie in den Vereinigten Staaten.

EU-Kommission will milliardenschweren Rüstungsfonds

Von Christoph Vandreier, 2. Dezember 2016

Nach der Wahl Donald Trumps zum amerikanischen Präsidenten treiben die europäischen Mächte ihre eigenen Pläne zur militärischen Aufrüstung in hoher Geschwindigkeit voran.

Großbritannien: Corbyn schützt Tony Blair in Untersuchung zum Irak-Krieg

Von Robert Stevens und Chris Marsden, 2. Dezember 2016

Corbyn hat in jedem kritischen Punkt vor der rechten Parlamentsfraktion der Labour Party kapituliert.

Über „Falschmeldungen“ und drohende Internet-Zensur

Von Kevin Reed, 2. Dezember 2016

Amerikanische Medien trommeln gegen „Falschmeldungen“ in den sozialen Medien und im Internet. Die Kampagne erinnert an die McCarthy-Ära.

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Mosul and imperialist “human rights”

2 December 2016

The attitude of the imperialist powers to war crimes is determined by whether they benefit from them.

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Australia’s Socialist Alternative agitates for escalation of US intervention in Syria

By Will Morrow, 2 December 2016

Socialist Alternative’s commentary on Syria closely aligns with the most hawkish sections of the US military and intelligence apparatus.

UK: Corbyn protects Tony Blair from a demand that he account for his Iraq war lies

By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 1 December 2016

War tensions between India and Pakistan intensify

By Wasantha Rupasinghe and Keith Jones, 1 December 2016

The political legacy of Fidel Castro

By Bill Van Auken, 28 November 2016

Castroism and the Politics of Petty-Bourgeois Nationalism


New study of American novelist
A conversation with Tony Williams, author of James Jones: The Limits of Eternity—Part 2

By David Walsh, 2 December 2016

Tony J. Williams has written a new study of the American novelist, James Jones (1921–77), best known for From Here to Eternity, Some Came Running, The Thin Red Line and the posthumously published Whistle.

New study of American novelist
A conversation with Tony Williams, author of James Jones: The Limits of Eternity—Part 1

Moonlight: How much can a person be reduced?

Silent Night: A moving contemporary opera on the 1914 Christmas truce

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

2 December 2016

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

Pittsburgh Symphony musicians’ strike ends with pay cuts and concessions

By Samuel Davidson, 1 December 2016

The election of Donald Trump

The “fake news” furor and the threat of Internet censorship

By Kevin Reed, 1 December 2016

US officials press Trump to tackle North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 30 November 2016

Black Lives Matter blames “white supremacy” for election of Trump

By Evan Blake and Barry Grey, 30 November 2016

The political issues in the campaign for a recount in the US elections

By Joseph Kishore and David North, 29 November 2016

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

IYSSE opposes physical attack on right-wing professor at Berlin’s Humboldt University

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 30 November 2016

IYSSE to stand candidates in 2017 student parliament election at Berlin’s Humboldt University

The Fight for Historical Truth at Humboldt University »

Reverse the rejection of club status for the International Youth and Students for Social Equality!
An open letter to the New York University Student Activities Board

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 29 November 2016

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Globalization and the International Working Class: A Marxist Assessment

17 November 2016

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Sri Lankan workers and students discuss Trump’s election

By our correspondents, 29 November 2016

New Zealand: Socialist Equality Group holds public meeting on US election outcome

By our reporters, 29 November 2016

Sri Lankan SEP holds meeting in Jaffna on the socialist alternative to nationalism and war

By our correspondents, 28 November 2016

Report by Julie Hyland to the Third National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)

By Julie Hyland, 21 November 2016

25 years ago: Pan American World Airways ends operations

On Wednesday, December 4, 1991, one-time industry giant Pan American World Airways shut down operations and grounded all its aircraft after running out of cash.

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50 year ago: Jordanian troops clash with Syria

On December 2, 1966, Jordanian troops crossed the border into Syria in pursuit of alleged terrorist infiltrators, sparking an exchange of acrimonious charges by both governments.

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75 years ago: Nazi special forces massacre German Jews in Lithuania

On November 29, 1941, Nazi forces carried out their second mass killing of Jews in four days in Lithuania.

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100 years ago: British government takes over coal mines

On November 29, 1916, the British government of Liberal Prime Minister David Lloyd George announced that from December 1 it would assume direct control of all coal mines in South Wales, a hotbed of working class militancy.

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International Committee of the Fourth International

The International Committee of the Fourth International founds its French section

By our reporter, 15 November 2016

Build the Socialist Equality Party (France)!

15 November 2016

November 5 Antiwar Conference

SEP candidate Jerry White addresses Socialism vs Capitalism and War conference

Socialism vs Capitalism and War conference
The global crisis and the danger of world war

Socialism vs Capitalism and War conference
SEP’s vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth reviews lessons of the Sanders campaign

Socialism vs Capitalism and War conference
SEP candidate for West Virginia House of Delegates Naomi Spencer speaks on the social crisis in Appalachia