3 December 2016

Trump declares support for Dakota Access Pipeline ahead of evacuation order against protesters

By Joseph Kishore, 3 December 2016

Under the watchful eye of the Obama administration, protesters have been subjected to brutal violence from the police and National Guard.

Judge allows police to use grenades against Dakota Access Pipeline protesters

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

Canadian elite applauds Liberals’ pipeline approval, demands Trudeau show more “steel”

By Roger Jordan, 3 December 2016

The media has lauded Trudeau for his “bold” pipeline decision, urging him to show similar “leadership” in forcing through even more unpopular big business measures.

Canada’s Resources Minister threatens to use army against pipeline protests

By our reporter, 3 December 2016

CEOs, Wall Street to drive Trump economic policy

By Patrick Martin, 3 December 2016

Hedge fund boss Stephen Schwarzman will chair the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum, which will begin meeting with Trump on economic policy after his inauguration.

Trump backers sue to block recounts

By Patrick Martin, 3 December 2016

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

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

Trump refuses to sever ties with his business empire

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November jobs report highlights impact of Obama’s eight-year assault on the working class

By Niles Niemuth, 3 December 2016

Even as the official unemployment rate continues to fall, wage growth remains limited and the labor force participation rate for working-age adults is far below what it was before 2009.

Obama administration defends indefinite detention of immigrants before Supreme Court

By Bill Van Auken, 3 December 2016

Obama, who earned the title “deporter in chief,” is handing over to Trump a massive and brutally repressive immigration enforcement system.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee fire death toll rises to 13

By Shelley Connor, 3 December 2016

The fatalities caused by wildfires in Sevier County, Tennessee are expected to rise as search efforts continue.

Fires, tornadoes claim lives throughout southeastern US

Wildfire continues to ravage Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Dramatic rise in New York City home foreclosures

By Philip Guelpa, 3 December 2016

The spike in the rate of home foreclosures reflects the combination of growing income inequality and rampant real estate speculation.

A new round of UN and US sanctions on North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 3 December 2016

The punitive sanctions will not only raise tensions with North Korea, but also with China, which is its strategic ally and largest trading partner.

US officials press Trump to tackle North Korea

US Pacific commander visits Sri Lanka, praising new regime

By K. Ratnayake, 3 December 2016

PACOM chief Harris’s visit was part US efforts to boost military ties with Sri Lanka after President Maithripala Sirisena became president in early 2015.

Millions of Australians living in recession

By Mike Head, 3 December 2016

An estimated 6.6 million people—28 percent of the population—are living in areas of outright economic decline.

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

UK by-election deepens divisions in ruling class over Brexit

By Robert Stevens, 3 December 2016

The deepening economic crisis post-Brexit, fuelled by the political uncertainty resulting from Trump’s victory in the US, is reshaping political loyalties in ways that cross party lines.

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

UK: Veolia sacks binmen for helping elderly man

By Paul Mitchell, 3 December 2016

Veolia’s vindictive actions will come as no surprise to millions of workers.

New in Italian

Vota NO al referendum sulla Costituzione!

Dichiarazione congiunta del Socialist Equality Party (Gran Bretagna), Parti de l'égalité Socialiste (Francia) e Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Germania), 3 dicembre 2016

Il referendum darebbe al primo ministro potere praticamente incontrollato di imporre l'agenda del suo partito al legislative, un passo verso un regime autoritario.

L'Unione Europea teme un No al referendum italiano

Di Marianne Arens, 3 dicembre 2016

La riforma costituzionale, passo verso un sistema autoritario, è l’elemento chiave del programma del premier Renzi.

Un "NO" nel referendum italiano potrebbe innescare una crisi bancaria

Di Nick Beams, 3 dicembre 2016

Il capitale finanziario vede il referendum come test per premier Matteo Renzi e la sua capacità di implementare una “ristrutturazione di mercato” del sistema bancario e attacchi profondi sui lavoratori.

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Trump présente un programme de droite ultra-nationaliste lors d’un rassemblement à Cincinnati

Par Joseph Kishore et Jerry White, 3 décembre 2016

Tout en se fondant sur une rhétorique populiste, les propositions de Trump portent sur les réductions d’impôt et la déréglementation des entreprises, combinées à l’expansion des forces armées, à l’élargissement des pouvoirs de la police et à la réduction de l’immigration.

Mossoul et les « droits de l’Homme » impérialistes

Par James Cogan, 3 décembre 2016

L’attitude des puissances impérialistes envers les crimes de guerre est déterminée par leurs intérêts.

La Commission de l’Union européenne veut plusieurs milliards d’euros pour l’armement

Par Christoph Vandreier, 3 décembre 2016

À la suite de l’élection de Trump à la présidence des États-Unis, les puissances européennes poursuivent rapidement les projets de réarmement militaire

L’ÉJIES s’oppose à l’agression physique d’un professeur de droite de l’université Humboldt à Berlin

Les Étudiants et jeunes internationalistes pour l’égalité sociale, 3 décembre 2016

Les actes de violence menés contre des professeurs entravent la lutte contre l’idéologie de droite en fournissant aux administrateurs de l’université un prétexte pour réprimer l’opposition politique.

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Mossul und imperialistische „Menschenrechte“

Von James Cogan, 3. Dezember 2016

Die Haltung der imperialistischen Mächte zu Kriegsverbrechen hängt davon ab, ob sie ihnen nutzt oder nicht.

Stimmt mit „Nein“ im italienischen Verfassungsreferendum!

Gemeinsame Erklärung der Socialist Equality Party (Großbritannien), der Parti de l'égalité Socialiste (Frankreich), der Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Deutschland), 3. Dezember 2016

Das Referendum ist ein Schritt in Richtung autoritärer Herrschaftsformen. Es verleiht dem Premierminister eine praktisch unkontrollierte Macht, die Agenda seiner Partei durchzusetzen.

Neue Rekrutierungsoffensive der Bundeswehr

Von Johannes Stern, 3. Dezember 2016

Verteidigungsministerin Ursula von der Leyen will die Bundeswehr massiv aufstocken und in den nächsten Jahren tausende neue Soldaten für die Armee rekrutieren.

Trump stellt in Cincinnati ein extrem nationalistisches Programm vor

Von Joseph Kishore, Jerry White, 3. Dezember 2016

Trumps Agenda setzt im Wesentlichen auf Steuersenkungen für Unternehmen und eine Deregulierung der Wirtschaft, auf eine Vergrößerung des Militärs und die Ausweitung der Befugnisse der Polizei sowie eine Einschränkung der Zuwanderung.

Erfolgreiche IYSSE-Versammlung zur Wahl Trumps in Frankfurt

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 3. Dezember 2016

Was sind die Ursachen und Lehren der Wahl Trumps? Diese Frage stand im Mittelpunkt der gut besuchten IYSSE-Veranstaltung in Frankfurt.

Moskau führt Geheimverhandlungen mit syrischen „Rebellen“

Von Bill Van Auken, 3. Dezember 2016

Die von der Türkei vermittelten Gespräche mit Russland unterstreichen das Fiasko, das die USA mit ihrer Kampagne für einen Regimewechsel in Syrien erleiden.

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3. Dezember 2016

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Vote no on the Italian constitutional referendum!

3 December 2016

The referendum would give the prime minister virtually unchecked powers to impose his party's agenda, in a major step towards authoritarian forms of rule.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality

NYU’s corporate leadership bars socialist student group from campus

By Eric London, 3 December 2016

The decision by the Student Activities Board to reject the IYSSE’s application for group status sheds light on the ties between NYU, the US military and Wall Street.

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

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 »

The election of Donald Trump

Tensions mount over US presidential election recounts

By Patrick Martin, 2 December 2016

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

By Jerry White, 1 December 2016

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

By Kevin Reed, 1 December 2016

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

By Evan Blake and Barry Grey, 30 November 2016

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

By Patrick Martin, 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

More on the 2016 US elections »


Fifty years since the Aboriginal stockmen’s strike

By Richard Phillips, 3 December 2016

While Australia’s political elite hails the 1966 Wave Hill walkout strike, tens of thousands of Aboriginal people continue to live in dire poverty.


The Eagle Huntress is about real people—Rules Don’t Apply and Nocturnal Animals are about something else

By Joanne Laurier, 3 December 2016

The documentary, The Eagle Huntress, follows a cherry-faced 13-year-old Kazakh girl as she learns the art of eagle hunting; Rules Don’t Apply is Warren Beatty’s film about Howard Hughes; and Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals is a violent revenge thriller.

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

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

San Diego nurses work without contract after union blocks Sharp Healthcare strike

By Marko Leone, 3 December 2016

As part of the deal calling off the walkout by more than 3,000 nurses, the union secured an agreement from management giving it authority to collect dues from new nurses.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

3 December 2016

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

Striking Lufthansa pilots demonstrate in Frankfurt

By Marianne Arens, 2 December 2016

Germany: Striking pilots need a socialist perspective

Irish unions seek deal with government to prevent industrial unrest

By Dermot Quinn, 2 December 2016

Pittsburgh Symphony musicians’ strike ends with pay cuts and concessions

By Samuel Davidson, 1 December 2016


Mosul and imperialist “human rights”

By James Cogan, 2 December 2016

Moscow in secret talks with Syrian “rebels”

Pentagon advances coverup for September bombing of Syrian army

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

By Will Morrow, 2 December 2016

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

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Socialist Equality Party

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