Senate races to pass Trump tax cut for corporate America

By Barry Grey, 1 December 2017

A measure that will further restructure American society to benefit the ruling oligarchy at the expense of the mass of the population is being rushed through Congress without so much as a public hearing.

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

New York Times outlines Democrats’ “compromise” tax windfall for the rich

Graduate students protest Republican tax bill

By our reporters, 1 December 2017

Demonstrations took place at more than 40 universities over plans to treat tuition waivers as income and compel students to pay taxes on them.

The government attack on US college students

Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi demands Representative John Conyers resign over harassment claims

By Andre Damon, 1 December 2017

Conyers, the longest serving member of the House of Representatives, has been targeted in an expanding purge of Congress carried out on the pretext of fighting "sexual misconduct."

US sexual witch-hunt
NBC’s “Today” co-anchor Matt Lauer and “Prairie Home Companion” creator Garrison Keillor latest to be purged

Repressive political agenda of the “sexual harassment” campaign comes into the open

US initiates trade war investigation into Chinese aluminium imports

By Nick Beams, 1 December 2017

The aggressive content of the last US move is indicated by the fact that it is the first “self-initiated” trade measure by the Commerce Department in more than a quarter of a century.

Xenophobic attack on mayor of German city

By Marianne Arens, 1 December 2017

The knife attack on the mayor of the German town of Altena, north of Cologne, is the product of the anti-refugee climate created by the political parties and media.

German court releases far-right army officer

By Dietmar Henning, 1 December 2017

The far-right German army officer Franco A. has been freed from custody. The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) withdrew his arrest warrant on Wednesday.

French campaign on violence against women intensifies police repression

By Francis Dubois and Alex Lantier, 1 December 2017

The campaign launched in France in the aftermath of the Weinstein affair in the United States marks a further shift to the right by President Emmanuel Macron.

UK Labour staffer death is second linked to unproved allegations of sexual harassment

By Julie Hyland, 1 December 2017

The presumption of innocence until proven guilty has been jettisoned based on unsubstantiated allegations, rumour, innuendo and gossip.

Undocumented workers in Houston face hazardous conditions and unpaid wages

By Trévon Austin, 1 December 2017

The wage theft and abysmal working conditions facing undocumented relief workers in Houston is part of the criminality and negligence of the American ruling class’s response to natural disasters.

Hurricane Harvey three months on: Tens of thousands still homeless from worst natural disaster in US history

Brooklyn College students oppose NYPD spying on campus

By Josh Varlin, 1 December 2017

The showing of Watched, a film about police infiltration of Muslim student groups, sparked widespread discussion about the presence of the New York police on campus.

Australian banking inquiry backflip intensifies political crisis

By Mike Head, 1 December 2017

The royal commission is an attempt to divert back into official channels widespread public hostility toward the rapacious operations of the banks and finance houses.

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Trump partage un tweet de vidéos antimusulmanes fascistes de Grande-Bretagne

Fred Mazelis, 1 décembre 2017

La Maison-Blanche accentue les appels à sa base fanatique d’extrême droite et prépare ainsi le terrain pour un mouvement de masse fasciste

Trois mois depuis l'ouragan Harvey: des dizaines de milliers de personnes sont toujours sans demeure après la pire catastrophe naturelle de l'histoire des États-Unis

Joseph Kishore, 1 décembre 2017

La catastrophe en cours causée par les ouragans Harvey, Irma et Maria en dit long sur le capitalisme américain et l'oligarchie financière qui dirige les États-Unis.

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Tres meses desde el huracán Harvey: decenas de miles todavía sin hogar después del peor desastre natural en la historia de EUA

Por Joseph Kishore, 1 diciembre 2017

La crisis ocasionada por los huracanes Harvey, Irma y María expone de forma incriminatoria al capitalismo estadounidense y a la oligarquía financiera que maneja el país.

España acusa a Rusia de interferir en crisis catalana

Por Alejandro López, 1 diciembre 2017

En solo dos meses, El País ha publicado 47 artículos que vinculan a Rusia con la crisis catalana, incluyendo 5 editoriales.

Todo el establishment político peruano envuelto en escándalo de soborno

Por Cesar Uco, 1 diciembre 2017

Un escándalo creciente que involucra cientos de millones de dólares en sobornos de contratistas brasileros está implicando a políticos de alto nivel en el Gobierno peruano.

Los estándares de vida en Reino Unido confrontan el declive más grande en más de 60 años

Por Julie Hyland, 1 diciembre 2017

Se espera que los ingresos reales en el 2021 sean menores en términos reales que en el 2008.

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Wachsende Besorgnis über Finanzkollaps
Scheidende Fed-Vorsitzende Yellen warnt vor Schuldenkrise und sozialer Ungleichheit

Nick Beams, 1. Dezember 2017

Vor dem Hintergrund steigender Aktienkurse und der Gefahr einer neuen Finanzblase, erschien die scheidende Vorsitzende der amerikanischen Zentralbank Federal Reserve (Fed), Janet Yellen, zum letzten Mal vor dem Kongress.

Bundeswehrführung fordert massive Aufrüstung

Johannes Stern, 1. Dezember 2017

Während die politischen Parteien um die nächste Bundesregierung feilschen, arbeiten führende Militärs an einem umfassenden Rüstungsprogramm, das an die Hochrüstung der Wehrmacht in den 1930er Jahren erinnert.

Trump twittert faschistische und islamfeindliche Videos aus Großbritannien

Fred Mazelis, 1. Dezember 2017

Das Weiße Haus verdoppelt die Bemühungen um seine fanatisch ultrarechte Anhängerschaft und legt die Grundlage für eine faschistische Massenbewegung.

Der Kampf gegen Prof. Rauscher und die Rechtswende an den Universitäten erfordert eine sozialistische Perspektive

den International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 1. Dezember 2017

Die rechten Professoren können nur deshalb so dreist auftreten, weil sie im politischen Establishment Unterstützung finden.

University of California, Berkeley:
Campuspolizei erhält Vetorecht für Veranstaltungen auf dem Unigelände

Gabriel Black und Joseph Santolan, 1. Dezember 2017

Nach dem neuen Zulassungsverfahren müssen Hochschulgruppen ihre Veranstaltungspläne der Polizei vorlegen und für die Kosten eventueller Polizeieinsätze selbst aufkommen.

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Perspective

Trump administration escalates threat to “utterly destroy” North Korea

1 December 2017

The United States is in the advanced stage of planning some form of military operation against North Korea, which, if carried out, would imperil millions of lives.

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Commentary

Choreographed media fawning over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

By Robert Stevens and Julie Hyland, 1 December 2017

The engagement has much to do with well-placed concerns in ruling circles that when the 91-year-old reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth, dies, this could fuel republican sympathies.

Trump retweets fascist anti-Muslim videos from Britain

By Fred Mazelis, 30 November 2017

Amid mounting fears of financial turmoil
Departing Fed chairwoman seeks to reassure markets while warning of debt crisis and social inequality

By Nick Beams, 30 November 2017

“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

German Left Party calls for rapid formation of new government

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

Democratic Party-aligned groups organize protests at University of Michigan against fascist Richard Spencer

Warnings of new financial bubble as bitcoin price hits $10,000

The New York Times promotes an American Nazi

Jeff Bezos’ $100 billion: The case for expropriation

Socialist Equality Party

Oppose Trudeau and Trump, the Canada-US alliance, and imperialist war!
For a working class counter-offensive based on socialist internationalism!|Part two

By SEP (Canada), 1 December 2017

If the working class is to mount a successful counter-offensive against the ruling class assault on its living standards and democratic rights, and Canadian imperialism’s reckless drive to war, a new political perspective and new organizations of struggle are necessary.

Oppose Trudeau and Trump, the Canada-US alliance, and imperialist war!
For a working class counter-offensive based on socialist internationalism!|Part one

Arts Review

An interview with Iranian filmmaker Ali Asgari, co-director of The Silence and Disappearance
“The subjects that interest us are connected with social issues and the lack of equality”

By David Walsh, 30 November 2017

Ali Asgari and Farnoosh Samadi are Iranian filmmakers working sensitively on social subjects. The Silence, a short work filmed in Italy, is their latest effort.

Radical Russia: Art, Culture and Revolution
How the Bolshevik Revolution saved avant-garde art

By Paul Mitchell, 30 November 2017

“The Bolshevik Revolution liberated art and artists”
Radical Russia: an interview with curator Peter Waldron

James Cameron’s 1997 film showing in the US for one week
What the WSWS said about Titanic 20 years ago
Why are the critics lauding Titanic?

By David Walsh, 29 November 2017

What the WSWS said about Titanic 20 years ago
Titanic as a social phenomenon

Workers Struggles

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.

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

New Zealand: Socialist Equality Group holds meeting on Russian Revolution in Auckland

By our reporters, 30 November 2017

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.

This week in the Russian Revolution
November 27-December 3: Soviet government steps up call for end to war

27 November 2017

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

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

By David North, 13 November 2017

On the Centenary of the October Revolution

By David North, 7 November 2017

Meeting in Wellington on December 14, Sydney on December 17
100 years on: The significance of the 1917 Russian Revolution for today

Autoworkers Struggles

Woodhaven Ford workers speak on still unexplained death of Jacoby Hennings

By Jerry White, 29 November 2017

“We have to make sure Jacoby Hennings didn’t die in vain”
Workers denounce scourge of suicides inside US auto plants

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”

Death of Jacoby Hennings highlights UAW collusion with auto companies

More on auto worker struggles »

IYSSE

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

Google’s Eric Schmidt admits political censorship of search results

By Niles Niemuth, 22 November 2017

Sri Lankan students and workers oppose Google censorship of the WSWS

By our correspondents, 22 November 2017

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!

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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

Socialist Equality Party

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

27 November 2017

The meeting will discuss the internationalist foundations of the struggle to release the framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers. The speeches will be given in Tamil and English and streamed live via Facebook on December 10 at 10am.

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.

International Amazon Workers Voice

Amazon builds low-wage Maryland plant on ashes of largest steel mill in US

By Adam Soroka, 27 November 2017

Amazon announces new cloud to host “Secret” government data

By Evan Blake, 24 November 2017

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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