Obama defends Trump at White House press conference

By Patrick Martin, 15 November 2016

The Democratic president emphasized his desire for a “smooth transition” to a government by an ultra-right Republican opposed by a majority of the American people.

From “political revolution” to collaboration: Sanders and Warren pledge to work with Trump

Trump names fascist Bannon as top adviser, confirms plans to deport immigrants

Steve Bannon: A fascist in the White House

By Tom Carter, 15 November 2016

Breitbart News, of which Bannon is the CEO, serves as a platform for white nationalists, anti-Semites, and the so-called “alt-right."

Young people spearhead anti-Trump protests as student walkouts spread

By Nancy Hanover, 15 November 2016

Since the electoral victory of Donald Trump, high school students have staged a series of walkouts across the United States, which spread to new cities on Monday.

Video: Protesters speak at anti-Trump march in San Diego, California

By Toby Reese, 15 November 2016

This past Saturday, thousands of protesters took to the streets in California cities and throughout the United States.

Anti-Trump demonstrations continue in Portland

By a WSWS reporting team, 15 November 2016

Workers and young people in Australia and New Zealand concerned by US election result

By our reporters, 15 November 2016

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After Trump’s election, EU calls for more independent foreign policy

By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier, 15 November 2016

Geostrategic, economic, and political conflicts between US and European capitalism are reasserting themselves with enormous force.

Polish bourgeoisie divided over US election

By Dorota Niemitz and Clara Weiss, 15 November 2016

Sharp divisions in the reaction to Donald Trump’s election victory exposed differences over foreign policy among Poland’s ruling elites.

One million protestors in Seoul demand Korean president resign

By Ben McGrath, 15 November 2016

The pressure on President Park to step down is growing after the South Korean capital’s largest protest in 30 years.

Swedish authorities finally question Julian Assange after six years

By Robert Stevens, 15 November 2016

The Swedish authorities are blatantly flouting international law in their vindictive pursuit of Assange.

Fighting continues in eastern Ukraine

By Jason Melanovski, 15 November 2016

The recent period has seen a spike in hostilities in the breakaway Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits New Zealand

By John Braddock, 15 November 2016

The quake has caused major damage to roads, railways and other infrastructure, and isolated small rural communities throughout the upper South Island.

Sri Lankan budget deepens austerity offensive

By Saman Gunadasa, 15 November 2016

The government has drastically increased taxes on working people while slashing funds for health, education and welfare.

New in Turkish

“Siyasi devrim”den işbirliğine: Sanders ve Warren Trump ile çalışma sözü verdi

Patrick Martin ve Joseph Kishore, 15 Kasım 2016

Trump’a yönelik muhalefet, Demokratik Parti dolayımıyla ya da onunla ittifak içinde değil; onunla, onun siyasi ajanlarıyla ve onların savunduğu kapitalist sistem ile amansız ve uzlaşmaz bir kopuş içinde örgütlenebilir.

Gerici beyaz işçi sınıfı efsanesi

Eric London, 14 Kasım 2016

Donald Trump’ın başkanlık seçimindeki zaferini takip eden günlerde, Demokrat Parti ve medya, seçim sonuçlarını “beyaz işçi sınıfı”nın cehaletine, geriliğine ve doğasında varolan ırkçılığına ve cinsiyetçiliğine bağlıyor.

New in French

Le Comité International de la Quatrième Internationale fonde sa section française, le Parti de l'égalité socialiste

15 novembre 2016

Lors d'une conférence fondatrice à Paris, le Comité international de la Quatrième Internationale a reconnu le Parti de l'égalité socialiste comme sa section française.

Construisons le Parti de l'égalité socialiste (France)!

15 novembre 2016

Le Parti de l'égalité socialiste, la section française du Comité International de la Quatrième Internationale, a adopté cette déclaration politique en tant que document fondateur.

De la « révolution politique » à la collaboration : Sanders et Warren prêts à travailler avec Trump

Par Patrick Martin et Joseph Kishore, 15 novembre 2016

Alors que Trump met en place son administration, le Parti démocrate et les médias cherchent à banaliser un gouvernement d’extrême droite comme on n’en a jamais vu dans l’histoire américaine.

Le Premier ministre français appelle à l’extension de l’état d’urgence

Par Alex Lantier, 15 novembre 2016

L’appel, qui intervient juste après la victoire de Donald Trump comme président des États-Unis, indique un effondrement accéléré des formes démocratiques de gouvernement des deux côtés de l’Atlantique.

Ébranlé par la victoire de Trump, le Canada propose de renégocier l'ALÉNA

Par Roger Jordan, 15 novembre 2016

Le «progressiste» gouvernement libéral s'est empressé d'annoncer sa collaboration avec ce qui sera l'administration la plus à droite de l'histoire des États-Unis.

Il y a 100 ans : la Bataille de la Somme se termine avec plus d’1 million de pertes

15 novembre 2016

Le 19 novembre 1916, les autorités britanniques et françaises ont mis fin à l’offensive de plusieurs mois qui cherchait à faire reculer les troupes allemandes dans la région stratégique le long de la rivière Somme dans le nord de la France. Cette offensive connue sous le nom de Bataille de la Somme, commencée en juillet, fut le cadre du plus grand bain de sang impérialiste jusqu’alors, causant plus d’un million de pertes.

New in German

Von der „politischen Revolution“ zur Kollaboration: Sanders und Warren bieten Trump Zusammenarbeit an

Von Patrick Martin und Joseph Kishore, 15. November 2016

Eine Regierung, wie es sie in der amerikanischen Geschichte noch nie gegeben hat, wird von der Demokratischen Partei und den Medien in den Rang der Normalität gehoben.

Trump ernennt Faschisten zum Chefberater und will Immigranten abschieben

Von Tom Eley, 15. November 2016

Donald Trump hat angekündigt, den Faschisten Steve Bannon zum Chefberater des Weißen Hauses zu machen und will Millionen Einwanderer abschieben. Er bereitet die rechteste Regierung der amerikanischen Geschichte vor.

Anhaltende Demonstrationen gegen Trump in den Vereinigten Staaten

Von Shannon Jones, 15. November 2016

In allen Teilen der USA gingen am Wochenende die Demonstrationen gegen die Wahl von Trump und seine rechte, ausländerfeindliche Politik weiter.

Prorussische Kandidaten gewinnen Präsidentschaftswahlen in Bulgarien und Moldawien

Von Markus Salzmann, 15. November 2016

Der Wahlsieg eines prorussischen Kandidaten im EU- und Nato-Land Bulgarien und in der Republik Moldau sorgt innen- und außenpolitisch für Spannungen und vertieft die Krise der EU.

MAN-Arbeiter kämpfen gegen Massenentlassung

Von Gustav Kemper, 15. November 2016

Vergangenen Freitag demonstrierten mehrere Hundert Beschäftigte von MAN in Berlin gegen den drohenden Verlust ihrer Arbeitsplätze. Zehn Prozent der weltweit 14.900 Arbeitsplätze sollen abgebaut werden.

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Trump’s appointment of Stephen Bannon: A new stage in the crisis of American democracy

15 November 2016

Trump's rise to power signals a drastic political realignment within the American ruling class.

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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

The International Committee of the Fourth International has recognized the Parti de l'égalité socialiste as its French section.

Build the Socialist Equality Party (France)!

15 November 2016

This statement was adopted as the historical and political basis for the founding of the Parti de l’égalité socialiste, the French section of the ICFI.

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party (UK) 2016 Congress resolutions
Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party: The strategic lessons

the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 15 November 2016

Presented here is an edited version of the second resolution adopted by the Socialist Equality Party (UK) Third National Congress, held October 28-31 in Sheffield.

Socialist Equality Party (UK) 2016 Congress resolutions
For a new socialist movement against militarism, austerity and war

Public meetings in New Zealand and Australia
The political causes and international implications of Trump’s election: A Marxist assessment

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 15 November 2016

These meetings will clarify the immense political questions raised by Trump’s victory. Who is responsible? What conclusions must be drawn?

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

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

Arts Review

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk: Ang Lee on the Iraq war and American hoopla

By David Walsh, 15 November 2016

The drama takes place in 2004. A unit of American soldiers, who have survived a brief but fierce battle with Iraqi insurgents, are being celebrated as “heroes” on a nationwide tour.

Gimme Danger from Jim Jarmusch

By Kevin Martinez, 11 November 2016

25 years ago: Criminal convictions reversed for Iran-contra conspirator Poindexter

Five felony convictions against former national security adviser Admiral John M. Poindexter were thrown out by a federal appeals court on November 16, 1991.

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50 year ago: Soviet writers protest sentencing of two authors

On November 19, 1966, a petition signed by 63 Soviet writers protesting the sentencing of two authors to hard labor was made public in Western Europe and the United States.

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75 years ago: War of starvation against Leningrad

On November 15, 1941, beleaguered Soviet Red Army units southeast of Leningrad finally crumbled under the heavy firepower of the German Army.

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100 years ago: Battle of the Somme ends with over 1 million casualties

On November 19, 1916, British and French authorities ended their months-long offensive aimed at routing German troops in the strategically critical region of northern France along the Somme River.

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The 2016 US elections

After backing Clinton, Michael Moore calls for “takeover” of Democratic Party

By Gabriel Black, 14 November 2016

US unions praise Trump and his “America-First” nationalism

By Jerry White, 12 November 2016

The myth of the reactionary white working class

By Eric London, 12 November 2016

From monster to Mr. President-Elect: Democrats grovel before Trump

By Andre Damon, 11 November 2016

SEP candidate Jerry White on Trump's election victory

The idiot speaks: Slavoj Žižek endorses Donald Trump

Race, class and the election of Trump

Trump’s victory and the debacle of American democracy

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Workers Struggles

Pittsburgh Symphony musician strike longest in history

By Evan Winters and Samuel Davidson, 15 November 2016

On November 15, the strike will surpass the 46-day strike of 1975, the only other in the orchestra's history.

Workers Struggles: The Americas

15 November 2016

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


German parliament backs extension of military operations in Iraq and Syria

By Justus Leicht, 14 November 2016

Bagram air base bombing kills four US personnel in Afghanistan

By Bill Van Auken, 14 November 2016

Growing crisis surrounds US-backed offensive in Syria

Aleppo, Mosul and “war crimes”

More on the war in Iraq and Syria »

France’s New Anti-Capitalist Party covers up its support for Libya war

By Kumaran Ira, 10 November 2016

November 5 Antiwar Conference

Socialism vs Capitalism and War conference
SEP candidate for West Virginia House of Delegates Naomi Spencer speaks on the social crisis in Appalachia

12 November 2016

Socialism vs Capitalism and War conference
SEP’s vice presidential candidate Niles Niemuth reviews lessons of the Sanders campaign

11 November 2016

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

By Andre Damon, 9 November 2016

SEP candidate Jerry White addresses Socialism vs Capitalism and War conference

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

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