4 December 2017

In wake of Flynn guilty plea, anti-Russia campaign intensifies against Trump

By Patrick Martin, 4 December 2017

A significant section of the political establishment is seeking to use the Mueller investigation to target Trump’s own family and, if possible, force Trump to resign.

Guilty plea by Trump’s former national security adviser Flynn intensifies US political crisis

UK government rocked by Trump’s fascistic twitter postings

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Top US official warns “not much time” to prevent Korean war

By Peter Symonds, 4 December 2017

To justify US military aggression, National Security Adviser McMaster grossly inflated the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear capabilities.

Canada to co-host meeting with US to prepare for war with North Korea

Trump administration escalates threat to “utterly destroy” North Korea

More on the war threat against North Korea »

Trump denounces acquittal of California immigrant

By David Brown, 4 December 2017

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was acquitted of murder in a case Trump had made central to his anti-immigrant presidential campaign.

Brooklyn defense attorneys protest courthouse immigration arrests

By Mark Ferretti, 4 December 2017

On November 28, defense attorneys at Brooklyn criminal court staged a walkout after ICE arrested an undocumented immigrant worker.

“Part-time work in the auto plants is modern day slavery”
Six weeks since the tragic death of US autoworker Jacoby Hennings

By Jerry White, 4 December 2017

Behind the still unexplained death of the young autoworker is the expansion of temporary part-time labor sanctioned by the UAW.

Woodhaven Ford workers speak on still unexplained death of Jacoby Hennings

More on auto worker struggles »

German military leadership calls for massive rearmament program

By Johannes Stern, 4 December 2017

Leading military officials are working on a comprehensive armaments program reminiscent of the rearming of Hitler’s Wehrmacht in the 1930s.

Campaign builds for grand coalition in Germany

Betrayal of UK rail workers’ fight against driver only operations reveals treacherous role of unions

By Michael Barnes, 4 December 2017

The sellout of Southern rail workers—with conductors holding 39 days of strikes and drivers many days of walkouts—demonstrates there is no line the unions will not cross.

Canada: Federal and provincial governments underfund indigenous childcare

By Janet Browning, 4 December 2017

The chronic underfunding of indigenous childcare and the terrible conditions it produces are sharp expressions of a broader assault on public spending and social services.

“Hostage” incident highlights political tensions in Indonesian Papua

By John Roberts, 4 December 2017

Conflict in Indonesian Papua is being driven by Jakarta’s push for development, which is exacerbating social inequality and class tensions.

New in Russian

100 лет Октябрьской революции

Дэвид Норт, 4 декабря 2017 г.

Октябрьская революция относится к числу величайших и самых прогрессивных событий мировой истории.

New in Norwegian

Spania anklager Russland for innblanding i krisen i Catalonia

Alejandro López, 29 November 2017

Bare i løpet av to måneder har El Pais publisert 47 artikler som knytter Russland til den katalanske krisen, derav fem redaksjonelle lederartikler.

Den undertrykkende politiske agendaen bak kampanjen om «seksuelle misgjerninger» kommer for dagen

David Walsh, 28 November 2017

Flommen av påstander om seksuelle misgjerninger og fordømmelser av mediefigurer, Hollywood-personligheter og politikere strømmer på uten opphør.

New in French

Au sommet d’Abidjan, Macron et l’UE intensifient l’intervention néocolonialiste en Afrique

Francis Dubois, 2 décembre 2017

Face aux résultats désastreux des guerres impérialistes en Libye et au Sahel, l'UE propose une intensification cette politique militariste et néocolonialiste.

Le gouvernement Trump aggrave sa menace de « détruire complètement » la Corée du Nord

Joseph Kishore, 2 décembre 2017

Les Etats-Unis sont déjà bien avancés dans la préparation d’une opération militaire contre la Corée du Nord, qui, si elle est mise à l’exécution, mettrait en péril de millions de vies.

La présidente sortante de la Réserve fédérale veut rassurer les marchés, tout en mettant en garde contre la crise de la dette et les inégalités sociales

Nick Beams, 2 décembre 2017

Alors que les marchés boursiers sont en plein essor et qu’une nouvelle bulle financière pointe à l’horizon, la présidente sortante de la Réserve fédérale américaine, Janet Yellen, a fait sa dernière apparition devant le Congrès.

Nous sommes des êtres humains, pas des esclaves ou des animaux
Un reportage d'un journal britannique décrit la super-exploitation des employés d'Amazon

Robert Stevens et John Newham, 2 décembre 2017

Un journaliste du Sunday Mirror a conduit une enquête secrète de cinq semaines dans un centre de traitement d'Amazon à Tilsbury.

New in German

US-Steuerreform:
Die Finanzoligarchie kennt kein Halten mehr

Patrick Martin, 4. Dezember 2017

Mit ihrer Steuerreform raubt die Trump-Regierung die Bevölkerung aus, um in einer Art Beschaffungskriminalität den Finanzjunkies an der Wall Street zur nächsten Geldspritze zu verhelfen.

Tausende demonstrieren gegen AfD-Parteitag

Dietmar Henning, 4. Dezember 2017

Vielen Jugendlichen und Studenten, die am Samstag in Hannover demonstrierten, ist die Verantwortung der etablierten Parteien für den Aufstieg der AfD bewusst.

Afrika-Gipfel in Abidjan: EU und Frankreich verschärfen neokolonialen Wettlauf um Afrika

Francis Dubois, 4. Dezember 2017

Die imperialistischen Kriege in Libyen und in der Sahelzone haben Nordafrika verwüstet. Die EU reagiert darauf, indem sie ihre Militärintervention ausweitet.

Frankreich: Kampagne zur Ächtung der Gewalt gegen Frauen führt zu Verschärfung polizeilicher Unterdrückung

Francis Dubois und Alex Lantier, 4. Dezember 2017

Die Kampagne, die in Frankreich nach der Weinstein-Affäre in den USA begonnen hat, kennzeichnet einen weiteren Rechtsruck von Präsident Emmanuel Macron.

IYSSE gründen Hochschulgruppe in Bonn

unseren Korrespondenten, 4. Dezember 2017

Die International Youth and Students for Social Equality sind nun auch offiziell mit einer Hochschulgruppe an der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn vertreten.

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Perspective

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

4 December 2017

The Republican tax plan marks a major escalation in the drive of the US ruling elite to destroy every social gain won by the working class.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

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

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Commentary

Bernie Sanders promotes illusions in the Democrats in speaking tour of Midwest

By Tom Hall, 4 December 2017

Sanders’ denunciations of the Republican tax plan entirely covered up the role of the Democrats, which support the bill’s basic aims.

Acclaimed Australian actor Geoffrey Rush becomes the latest witch-hunt victim

By James Cogan, 2 December 2017

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

Senate races to pass Trump tax cut for corporate America

By Barry Grey, 1 December 2017

The US Senate tax bill: The financial oligarchy on the rampage

By Patrick Martin, 2 December 2017

Choreographed media fawning over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

By Robert Stevens and Julie Hyland, 1 December 2017

Socialist Equality Party

Oppose Trudeau and Trump, the Canada-US alliance, and imperialist war!

By the Socialist Equality Party (Canada), 4 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.

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

27 November 2017

Meeting of Grenfell Fire Forum in London on December 9

22 November 2017

IYSSE

IYSSE mounts campaign against university police censorship at University of California, Berkeley

By Evan Blake, 2 December 2017

WSWS Arts Editor David Walsh at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor on December 5
Public meeting: What the Russian Revolution meant for modern art and culture

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.

Arts Review

Roman J. Israel, Esq.: Rebel with a cause

By Joanne Laurier, 2 December 2017

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

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

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!

More on Google Censorship »

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

International Amazon Workers Voice

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.

“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

A Sunday Mirror reporter conducted a five-week undercover investigation at Amazon’s Tilbury fulfilment centre

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

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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