Right-wing maneuvers follow collapse of government coalition talks in Berlin

By Johannes Stern, 22 November 2017

Behind the backs of the population the German ruling class is elaborating various scenarios with the same aim: the formation of an extreme right-wing government.

Political crisis in Berlin as coalition talks for German government fail

Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe

By Chris Marsden, 22 November 2017

Mugabe’s resignation is the result of a palace coup with political and economic aims dictated by bourgeois forces no less corrupt than Mugabe.

US-backed Saudi blockade deprives 2.5 million Yemenis of clean water

By Bill Van Auken, 22 November 2017

The lack of clean water threatens to compound the worst cholera epidemic in modern history, even as millions confront famine.

US steps up aid to Saudi Arabia’s slaughter in Yemen

More on the war drive in the Middle East »

Trump administration ends temporary residency for 60,000 Haitian nationals

By Trévon Austin, 22 November 2017

Under TPS, Haitians who sought refuge after 2010 Haiti’s earthquake in 2010 have been allowed to live and work in the United States. They now have until July 2019 to leave the country.

Federal judge blocks Trump administration’s attack on “sanctuary cities”

By Matthew Taylor, 22 November 2017

The administration’s attempt to impose restrictions on federal funding to municipalities that do not cooperate with efforts to round up and deport undocumented immigrants was found to be a violation of the separation of powers clause of the Constitution.

CBS fires Charlie Rose, Oliver Stone accused
Latest in sexual misconduct purge: Ultra-rightist “tips off” media about Rep. John Conyers

By David Walsh, 22 November 2017

In the latest chapter of the ongoing sex scandal, the media reported on Monday that Democratic Congressman John Conyers of Michigan settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee.

“Sexual harassment” witch-hunt claims Jeffrey Tambor, Charlie Rose as latest victims

Amanda Hess and Manohla Dargis on the Weinstein-Spacey-Louis C.K. affairs
Viciousness and ignorance: New York Times columnists on the rampage

May a word be spoken on behalf of Kevin Spacey?

Workers killed in upstate New York industrial accidents

By Steve Filips, 22 November 2017

A worker was killed in an explosion at a cosmetics factory 60 miles north of New York City, and two others in the northern part of the state.

Twelve-year-old boy dies in Detroit area fire

By Jerry White, 22 November 2017

While the fire is still under investigation, authorities are looking at a space heater as the cause of the fatal blaze.

France arranges Hariri’s return to Lebanon amid danger of regional war

By Kumaran Ira, 22 November 2017

The crisis provoked by Saudi Arabia’s arrest of the Lebanese prime minister threatens to escalate into a new conflict in the Middle East.

Besieged Australian government postpones parliament

By Mike Head, 22 November 2017

The present turmoil is another milestone in the breakdown of the two-party system that has prevailed since World War II.

New Zealand: Wellington rail workers hold 24-hour strike

By our reporters, 22 November 2017

Rail workers struck for 24 hours over attacks on conditions by the private transport companies contracted by the Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Campaign continues over “Chinese influence” in New Zealand

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Trump désigne la Corée du Nord comme État soutenant le terrorisme

Par Peter Symonds, 22 novembre 2017

La décision de Trump est un pas de plus vers une guerre catastrophique qui non seulement coûterait la vie à des millions de personnes dans la péninsule coréenne mais pourrait impliquer des grandes puissances comme la Chine et la Russie.

Crise politique à Berlin, les négociations pour une coalition gouvernementale échouent

Par Peter Schwarz, 22 novembre 2017

L’échec des négociations pour une coalition a déclenché une crise profonde à Berlin et marque un tournant dans la politique allemande et européenne.

La France fait rentrer Hariri au Liban sur fond de risque de guerre régionale

Par Kumaran Ira, 22 novembre 2017

La crise provoquée par l'arrestation du premier ministre libanais en Arabie saoudite risque de produire une nouvelle guerre civile qui déstabiliserait tout le Moyen-Orient.

La défaite de l’État islamique dans son dernier bastion entame une nouvelle étape de la guerre américaine en Syrie

Par Bill Van Auken, 22 novembre 2017

Les troupes gouvernementales syriennes, soutenues par les forces des milices chiites irakienne et libanaise, ont fait fuir l’État islamique de son dernier bastion près de la frontière irakienne.

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Berlín entra en crisis política al fracasar las negociaciones para formar Gobierno de coalición

Por Peter Schwarz, 22 noviembre 2017

El fracaso de las negociaciones ha desencadenado una profunda crisis que marca un punto de inflexión en la política alemana y europea.

El ataque estatal contra los estudiantes universitarios en Estados Unidos

Por Patrick Martin, 22 noviembre 2017

El proyecto de ley fiscal aprobado en la cámara baja el jueves le asestaría un enorme golpe económico a los estudiantes universitarios para financiar una enorme fortuna para los superricos.

Abstención y crecimiento de la pseudoizquierda y la derecha de tendencia fascista dominan elecciones chilenas

Por Andrea Lobo, 22 noviembre 2017

La mayoría de los chilenos se rehusó a votar, mientras que el candidato multimillonario y derechista, Sebastián Piñera, no alcanzó la mayoría necesaria para evitar una segunda ronda.

Millones de trabajadores en los EE. UU. enfrentan una vida de empleo precario de tiempo parcial

Por Jessica Goldstein, 22 noviembre 2017

A pesar de los alardes del presidente Trump y del ex presidente Obama sobre la creación de empleo, el crecimiento económico está dominado por la continua expansión del trabajo a tiempo parcial y de bajos salarios.

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Nach dem Scheitern von Jamaika: Rechte politische Manöver in Berlin

Johannes Stern, 22. November 2017

Hinter dem Rücken der Bevölkerung arbeitet die herrschende Klasse an unterschiedlichen Szenarien mit demselben Ziel: der Bildung einer extrem rechten, neuen Bundesregierung.

Google kündigt Zensur von RT und Sputnik an

Trévon Austin, 22. November 2017

Eric Schmidt (Alphabet): Googles Algorithmen stufen Websites wie RT und Sputnik bei der Suche herab.

Was steckt hinter der IG-Metall-Forderung nach der 28-Stunden-Woche?

Dietmar Henning, 22. November 2017

In der letzten Woche haben die Tarifverhandlungen für die 3,9 Millionen Beschäftigten der Elektro- und Metallindustrie begonnen. Die IG Metall fordert die Möglichkeit einer befristeten Senkung der Arbeitszeit auf 28 Stunden pro Woche.

100. Jahrestag der Oktoberrevolution
Angst und Argwohn im Kreml

Clara Weiss, 22. November 2017

Die herrschende Elite Russlands reagierte auf den 100. Jahrestag der Oktoberrevolution mit Geschichtsfälschungen und rechtsextremen Angriffen auf die Revolution, da sie die Entstehung einer revolutionären Bewegung der Arbeiterklasse fürchtet.

Deutsche Konzerne profitieren vom Ausverkauf Griechenlands

Martin Novak, 22. November 2017

Deutsche Konzerne wie Bosch, Siemens und Fraport eignen sich in Griechenland mit Unterstützung der Syriza-Regierung öffentliche Unternehmen an und schließen unrentable Betriebe.

Diese Woche in der Russischen Revolution
Bolschewiki enthüllen imperialistische Zerstückelung des Nahen Ostens

22. November 2017

Mit der Veröffentlichung der Geheimverträge erregen die Bolschewiki den höchsten Zorn der Imperialisten, gewinnen aber gleichzeitig bei den unterdrückten Massen der Welt unermessliches Prestige.

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Google’s Eric Schmidt admits political censorship of search results

22 November 2017

Remarks by the executive chairman of Google’s parent company about efforts to “de-rank” news sites critical of the US government expose the corporate-government conspiracy to block oppositional voices on the Internet.

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Christian Democratic student association calls for the banning of the IYSSE at German universities

By Christoph Vandreier, 22 November 2017

The denial of working group status for the IYSSE in Leipzig sets a precedent to deprive socialist student organizations of standing as university groups across the country, an attack on basic democratic rights.

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.

Arts Review

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

Michael Curtiz’s 1942 beloved melodrama, Casablanca, celebrating its 75th anniversary, was recently shown in select cinemas nationwide in the US.

Leonardo painting auctioned for $450 million

By Sandy English, 21 November 2017

Earlier this month, a painting by Leonardo da Vinci was auctioned off at Christie’s in New York for $450 million, the highest price ever paid for a work of art.

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Democrats can't stop talking about Russia, but what they're really afraid of is domestic social opposition.


The Guardian’s George Monbiot joins “fake news” campaign

By Jean Shaoul, 22 November 2017

For the Guardian’s George Monbiot to portray the entirely valid criticisms of the official line on the Khan Sheikhoun attack in Syria as fuelling far-right conspiracy theories is politically criminal.

White House demands budget cuts to pay for US hurricane relief

Crisis erupts as Turkey is labelled a hostile power in NATO military exercise

Nearly 200 million are modern slaves or child laborers

First round of trials begin for 194 charged in anti-Trump inauguration day protests

The US tax bill: A massive handout to the financial elite

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Leaders of the Russian Revolution
Nikolai Muralov (1877-1937)
Part Two

By Clara Weiss, 22 November 2017

As part of the celebration of the centenary of the October Revolution in 1917, the World Socialist Web Site is publishing a series of profiles of leaders of the Russian Revolution.

Leaders of the Russian Revolution
Nikolai Muralov (1877-1937)
Part One: Early years through the Civil War

21 November 2017

This week in the Russian Revolution
November 20-26: Bolsheviks expose imperialist carve-up of the Middle East

20 November 2017

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Large turnout for New York City meeting on the contemporary significance of the Russian Revolution

By our reporters, 18 November 2017

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

Google Censorship

Sri Lankan students and workers oppose Google censorship of the WSWS

By our correspondents, 22 November 2017

“It’s very important to organise the working class on an international basis.”

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!

More on Google Censorship »

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.

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

More on auto worker struggles »

International Amazon Workers Voice

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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