Trump wins US presidential election

By Patrick Martin, 9 November 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump defeated his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, in a stunning upset and debacle for the Democratic Party.

The nightmare election campaign staggers to its end

FBI concludes extended probe into Clinton emails

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Chicago police fatally shoot 25-year-old man

By George Marlowe, 9 November 2016

Even as the mayor of Chicago touts “police reform,” police violence and killings continue unabated.

Strikers at Momentive plants vote down union-backed sellout deal

By Philip Guelpa, 9 November 2016

By a more than a 2-to-1 margin, Momentive workers rejected a second contract offer that was even worse than the first.

Bedford riot highlights appalling conditions in UK prisons

By John Newham and Robert Stevens, 9 November 2016

Conditions in prisons in England and Wales have deteriorated rapidly as a result of spending cuts, while inmate numbers—including those held awaiting trial—have surged.

Right-wing extremists acquitted following armed standoff in Oregon

By Tom Carter, 9 November 2016

The prosecution’s case suffered a major setback when it was revealed that the government had sent as many as nine informants into the extremist camp during the siege.

German media calls for massive rearmament after US elections

By Johannes Stern, 9 November 2016

The German elites are using the US presidential election to promote the return of German militarism.

Egypt plunges into economic and social nightmare

By Jean Shaoul, 9 November 2016

The IMF insists that Egypt implement reforms, including a flexible currency, cuts to subsidies, a new VAT and the privatisation of state-owned enterprises.

Sandinista President Ortega gains third term in Nicaragua

By Andrea Lobo, 9 November 2016

Ortega was reelected for another five-year term, despite deepening inequality and increasingly autocratic methods of rule.

Brazil’s high school students continue occupations in face of repression

By Gabriel Lemos and Miguel Andrade, 9 November 2016

The most immediate issue underlying the occupations is a government proposal to freeze education spending for 20 years.

Australia: Unions back cuts in working conditions at state broadcaster

By our reporters, 9 November 2016

Union support for the new Australian Broadcasting Corporation enterprise agreement opens the way for even deeper attacks on jobs and conditions.

Papua New Guinea budget further undermines living standards

By John Braddock, 9 November 2016

Following a swathe of cutbacks in 2016, next year’s budget further slashes spending on public health, education, infrastructure and transport.

New in Turkish

ABD destekli Kürt milisler Rakka’ya yönelik saldırıyı duyurdu

James Cogan, 8 Kasım 2016

Pazar günü, ABD’nin silahlandırdığı ve büyük ölçüde Kürt milislerden oluşan bir grup olan Suriye Demokratik Güçleri (SDG), Rakka’yı IŞİD’den geri alma yönünde “büyük bir savaş” başlamış olduğunu duyurmak üzere bir basın toplantısı düzenledi.

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Elecciones estadounidenses exponen la alienación de las masas del sistema bipartidista

Por Patrick Martin, 8 noviembre 2016

Según una nueva encuesta del New York Times y CBS, por un margen de seis a uno, los votantes estadounidenses ven con repugnancia “la elección” entre Clinton y Trump.

Expresidente salvadoreño es arrestado en medio de crisis económica del Estado

Por Andrea Lobo, 8 noviembre 2016

Los casos recientes de corrupción de altos funcionarios en la región están siendo utilizados por Washington para disciplinar a sus regímenes clientelares e imponer mayores recortes sociales.

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La campagne électorale cauchemardesque titube jusqu’à la ligne d’arrivée

Par Joseph Kishore et David North, 9 novembre 2016

Le mépris ressenti vis-à-vis des deux candidats exprime une séparation plus profonde d’avec toute la structure de la politique capitaliste officielle.

L’OTAN annonce le plus grand déploiement de troupes contre la Russie depuis la guerre froide

Par Alex Lantier, 9 novembre 2016

À la veille de l’élection américaine, les responsables de l’OTAN annoncent des plans pour mettre des centaines de milliers de soldats en alerte pour une action militaire contre la Russie

La fermeture du camp de Calais encourage les menées anti-réfugiés néofascistes

Par Francis Dubois, 9 novembre 2016

La politique anti-réfugiés du Parti socialiste encourage directement les attaques néofascistes contre les migrants.

Les divisions s’aggravent dans l’armée britannique sur la présidentielle américaine

Par Robert Stevens, 9 novembre 2016

L’élite dirigeante de la Grande-Bretagne, est gravement préoccupée pour l’avenir de l’Europe au sujet du résultat d’une élection où s’opposent les deux candidats les plus impopulaires de l’histoire américaine.

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Trump’s victory and the debacle of American democracy

9 November 2016

Such is the level of political crisis in the United States that it has elevated an obscene charlatan and billionaire demagogue to the highest office in the land.

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SEP 2016 US Election Campaign

SEP candidates speak with voters at the polls in Michigan

By our reporters, 9 November 2016

Jerry White and Niles Niemuth spoke with workers about their thoughts on the candidates and what is to come after the elections.

SEP holds meetings in Illinois in lead-up to November 5 anti-war conference

US SEP presidential candidate addresses Sri Lankan audience

November 5 Antiwar Conference

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

By Andre Damon, 9 November 2016

The following report was given by IYSSE National Secretary Andre Damon to the “Socialism vs. Capitalism and War” conference held November 5 in Detroit.

SEP candidate Jerry White addresses Socialism vs Capitalism and War conference

8 November 2016

In his remarks at the SEP conference in Detroit, White outlined the basis of the SEP election campaign and called for an international socialist movement of the working class against war.

Broad turnout for “Socialism vs. Capitalism and War” conference in Detroit

Attendees at SEP anti-war conference speak on war danger, US election


The idiot speaks: Slavoj Žižek endorses Donald Trump

By Andre Damon, 9 November 2016

Slavoj Žižek, the darling of the academic pseudo-left, continued his open embrace of right-wing politics by endorsing the fascistic Republican candidate for president.

Rolling Stone, journalist found responsible for defamation in University of Virginia rape story

By David Walsh, 8 November 2016

NATO announces largest troop deployments against Russia since Cold War

By Alex Lantier, 8 November 2016

Janet Reno, attorney general who gave order for mass murder in Waco, Texas, dead at 78

The Latin American pseudo-left in the mirror of the US elections

Arts Review

National Bird: “I don’t know how many people I’ve killed,” says US drone pilot

By Joanne Laurier, 9 November 2016

Sonia Kennebeck’s film, whose title suggests that drones should now be considered the US national emblem, is a documentary that brings to the screen the story of three whistleblowers.

USA Network’s Mr. Robot, Season 2: Pessimism overtakes anger, with unfortunate results

By Carlos Delgado, 7 November 2016

Loving: “Tell the court I love my wife…”

The 2016 US elections

On the eve of the 2016 US election

By Patrick Martin, 7 November 2016

US election campaign reveals mass alienation from two-party system

By Patrick Martin, 5 November 2016

Workers and youth largely absent at Clinton rally in Detroit

US election stokes deep concerns in Australian ruling circles

By Peter Symonds, 7 November 2016

Europe reacts to US election with fear and apprehension

By Peter Schwarz, 5 November 2016

Black Lives Matter’s DeRay Mckesson endorses Hillary Clinton

Class struggle in US intensifies on eve of election

The 2016 US election and the crisis of the two-party system

25 years ago: Santa Cruz Cemetery massacre in East Timor

On November 12, 1991, 271 protesters were killed and 278 wounded when Indonesian army units opened fire on an unarmed funeral procession in Dili, the capital of East Timor.

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50 year ago: CPSU condemns Mao’s “Cultural Revolution”

On November 7, 1966, at celebrations commemorating the 49th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union issued a sharp statement condemning the “cultural revolution” being led by Mao Zedong in China.

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75 years ago: Stalin ends his public absence since Nazi invasion

On November 7, 1941, Stalin took the occasion of the anniversary of the October Revolution to end his months-long public absence from Soviet life.

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100 years ago: Leon Trotsky arrested in Spain

On November 9, 1916, exiled Russian revolutionary leader Leon Trotsky was arrested in Madrid, Spain, apparently as a result of information provided by the French police.

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Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

9 November 2016

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

Canada: Unifor scuttles strike at Integram Seating plant in matter of hours

By Carl Bronski, 8 November 2016

Fearful that the Integram strike would cut into the profits of the Detroit Three and galvanize opposition to the low-wage two-tier system, Unifor went into overdrive to shut it down.

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Albert Dragstedt (1933-2016)

By Fred Williams, 2 November 2016

A long-time member of the Workers League, which he joined in the early 1970s, and a supporter of the Socialist Equality Party, Albert combined immense erudition with an unwavering dedication to Marxism.

Mehring Books

David North’s A Quarter Century of War now available in ePub and Kindle formats

3 November 2016

Both ePub and Kindle versions of David North’s recent book A Quarter Century of War: The U.S. Drive for Global Hegemony 1990–2016 are now available from Mehring Books.

Philosophy and Politics in an Age of War and Revolution
A lecture delivered at the Goethe University in Frankfurt

By David North, 25 October 2016

Hundreds attend lecture by David North in Frankfurt, Germany

Socialist Equality Party

SEP public meeting in Jaffna: Imperialist war, Tamil nationalism and the fight for socialism

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 2 November 2016

Book Review

The political anatomy of pseudo-left war propaganda
Part two

By Eric London, 2 November 2016

The political anatomy of pseudo-left war propaganda
Part one

Making the case for war in Eastern Europe
Robert D. Kaplan’s In Europe’s Shadow