Trump begins selecting ultra-right cabinet

By Patrick Martin, 19 November 2016

His appointments are a Southern racist to run the Justice Department, an anti-Muslim bigot for national security adviser, and a congressman tied to the Koch brothers as CIA director.

Trump transition team discussing registry of Muslims

By our reporter, 19 November 2016

After the election of Trump: The realignment of US politics

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Indian elite welcome Trump’s election

By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 19 November 2016

India’s elite calculates Trump’s hardline positions vis-a-vis China and Pakistan will provide New Delhi with a strategic boost over its principal Asian rivals.

Sri Lankan political establishment appeals to incoming Trump administration

By Vilani Peiris, 19 November 2016

The Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government, which depends heavily on Washington’s political support, has appealed for collaboration with the incoming US president.

Right wing in Italy hails Trump’s election

Japanese prime minister meets President-elect Trump

Fed set to lift key interest rate

By Nick Beams, 19 November 2016

The rise in interest rates and US bond yields could have major international implications, particularly for emerging markets.

After Trump victory: Mexican peso plummets amid ruling class unease

Surgeon general’s report: One in seven Americans face substance addiction

By Kate Randall, 19 November 2016

One in seven people in the US will become addicted to drugs or alcohol in their lifetimes, but only 10 percent of them will ever receive any treatment.

Volkswagen plans 30,000 job cuts

By Dietmar Henning, 19 November 2016

VW and its works council agreed to the destruction of more than one in seven of the company’s current 200,000 staff worldwide as part of the so-called Pact for the Future.

Over 300 refugees drown in Mediterranean

By Martin Kreickenbaum, 19 November 2016

Turning refugees away from Europe’s coasts and leaving them to drown in the Mediterranean is a crime that exposes the EU’s true brutality.

Trial of fascist accused of murdering UK Labour MP Jo Cox begins

By Richard Tyler, 19 November 2016

Cox was shot and stabbed multiple times in broad daylight on the way to her MPs surgery.

Uber UK verdict highlights super-exploitation through “self-employment”

By Thomas Scripps, 19 November 2016

Since its founding seven years ago, Uber has extended its reach to 66 countries and 507 cities worldwide, with over 1 million drivers.

Australian prime minister pushes Trump-style tax cuts

By Mike Head, 19 November 2016

Turnbull demanded “hard” economic and budgetary decisions that would “create winners and losers.”

New in Russian

Обама защищает Трампа на пресс-конференции в Белом доме

Патрик Мартин, 19 ноября 2016 г.

Президент-демократ подчеркнул свое стремление обеспечить «плавный переход» к правительству ультраправых республиканцев, против которого выступает большинство американского народа.

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La destra in Italia entusiasta dell'elezione di Trump

Di Marianne Arens, 19 novembre 2016

Beppe Grillo, fondatore del Movimento 5 Stelle, si aggiunge alla lunga lista di politici di destra e estrema destra che osannano l’elezione di Donald Trump.

New in Turkish

Trump karşıtı protestolar yayılırken Demokratlar muhalefeti zapt etmeye çabalıyorlar

Barry Grey, 19 Kasım 2016

Protestolar, ABD’de önemli bir siyasi hareketin gelişmesine işaret etmektedir. Tüm bir genç kuşak, Amerikan tarihindeki en sağcı hükümetin iktidara gelmesiyle radikalleşiyor.

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Deportador-en-jefe: El legado de Obama

Por Genevieve Leigh y Toby Reese, 19 noviembre 2016

Estados Unidos, México han capturado casi un millón de personas, de Guatemala, El Salvador, y Honduras, buscando refugio en Estados Unidos.

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Après l’élection de Trump : réalignement de la politique américaine

Par Patrick Martin, 19 novembre 2016

La direction du Parti démocrate se précipite pour s’aligner sur Trump, à partir d’un programme de nationalisme économique et de guerre commerciale.

Les combats en Syrie s’intensifient alors qu’une escalade militaire se dessine de plus en plus sous Trump

Par Bill Van Auken, 19 novembre 2016

L’offensive a été accompagnée d’une campagne de plus en plus hystérique dans les médias contre tout relâchement des tensions avec Moscou sous une administration Trump.

Pour sa dernière tournée en Europe, Obama s’efforce de rassurer les inquiétudes liées à Trump

Par Peter Schwarz, 19 novembre 2016

La promotion qu’Obama fait de son successeur est telle que le quotidien allemand Süddeutsche Zeitung le qualifie de « porte-parole » de Donald Trump.

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Nach der Wahl von Trump: Die Neuausrichtung der US-Politik

Von Patrick Martin, 19. November 2016

Die Führung der Demokratischen Partei orientiert sich in rasantem Tempo auf eine Zusammenarbeit mit Trump und unterstützt sein Programm von Wirtschaftsnationalismus und Handelskrieg.

Japans Premierminister trifft sich mit künftigem US-Präsidenten Trump

Von Nick Beams, 19. November 2016

Japans herrschende Kreise halten Donald Trumps Wahl zum US-Präsidenten für ein politisches Erdbeben, das die Grundfesten der Nachkriegsordnung erschüttert hat.

Trumps Wunschkandidat für Homeland Security fordert Unterdrückung der Proteste

Von Tom Carter, 19. November 2016

Der Polizeidirektor, der künftig die Innere Sicherheit leiten soll, fordert die Verhängung des Kriegsrechts gegen die Anti-Trump-Proteste.

San Diego: David North spricht vor voll besetztem Saal über Trumps Wahlsieg

Von unseren Reportern, 19. November 2016

Mehr als 150 Besucher kamen zur Veranstaltung der Socialist Equality Party (US) an der San Diego State University, um David Norths Vortrag zu den Ursachen und Auswirkungen von Trumps Wahlsieg zu hören.

Volkswagen baut 30.000 Arbeitsplätze ab

Von Dietmar Henning, 19. November 2016

Die Volkswagen AG baut in den kommenden neun Jahren 30.000 Arbeitsplätze bei der Kernmarke VW ab, davon 23.000 Stellen in Deutschland. Das teilten Betriebsrat und Konzernleitung am Freitagmorgen auf einer gemeinsamen Pressekonferenz in Wolfsburg mit.

340 Flüchtlinge im Mittelmeer ertrunken

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 19. November 2016

Die Zahl der in diesem Jahr bei der Überfahrt über das Mittelmeer ums Leben gekommenen Flüchtlinge ist damit auf mindestens 4.621 angestiegen, so viele wie noch nie.

Linkspartei unterstützt europäische Armee

Von Verena Nees, 19. November 2016

Die Linkspartei reagiert auf den Wahlerfolg von Donald Trump, indem sie außen- und innenpolitisch weiter nach rechts rückt.

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Trump’s election as seen from Europe

19 November 2016

Well before the content of Trump’s foreign policy has come into focus, it is clear that his election marks a historic shift in world affairs, raising the specter of global conflict.

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Mass student protests against Trump election: The way forward

The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 16 November 2016

The opposition expressed by students and young people in demonstrations across the US stands in sharp contrast to the abject capitulation of the Democratic Party to Donald Trump.


The lessons of the Canadian autoworkers’ contract struggle

By Roger Jordan and Carl Bronski, 19 November 2016

Unifor’s imposition of another round of concessions contracts underscores the urgency of autoworkers repudiating its nationalist, pro-company perspective and building new organizations of struggle.

Obama seeks to placate concerns over Trump in final tour of Europe

By Peter Schwarz, 18 November 2016

Obama visits Berlin after Trump’s victory

Greek protests greet Obama’s last overseas tour as US president

As anti-Trump protests spread, Democrats scramble to contain opposition

By Barry Grey, 17 November 2016

Sanders, trade union officials promote economic nationalism at Washington, DC rally

Trump transition points to escalation of US militarism

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Syrian fighting intensifies amid growing signs of military escalation under Trump

By Bill Van Auken, 17 November 2016

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Socialist Equality Party

SEP public meeting in Colombo: The international implications of Trump’s election

19 November 2016

The meeting will explain the political factors behind Trump’s election and outline the program of socialist internationalism that the working class must adopt.

SEP and IYSSE public meetings
The election of Donald Trump: The political issues facing workers and youth

18 November 2016

The Socialist Equality Party and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are holding meetings throughout the country on the origins and implications of the US elections.

Report to the Third National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)

By Chris Marsden, 18 November 2016

We are publishing here the opening report to the Socialist Equality Party (UK) Third National Congress, given October 28, 2012, by SEP National Chairman Chris Marsden.

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

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

Workers Struggles

Barnard College contingent faculty vote on strike authorization

By Sandy English, 19 November 2016

Part-time and temporary faculty at Columbia University’s Barnard College in New York City began voting on a strike authorization this week.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

19 November 2016

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

Philadelphia transit workers must reject sellout deal

By Alan Whyte, 17 November 2016

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

”We have people in office that support war. We no longer need them”
Detroit high school students speak on Trump and the danger of war

By Zac Corrigan, 18 November 2016

David North addresses packed meeting in San Diego on the election of Donald Trump

By our reporters, 18 November 2016

Between 150 and 200 students, workers and youth attended the lecture at San Diego State University, which analyzed origins and implications of Trump’s victory in the US elections.

Well-attended IYSSE meeting at Humboldt University on Trump’s election

By our reporter, 18 November 2016

Oppose right-wing ideology at Humboldt University: An open letter to Professor Thomas Sandkühler

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

Mehring Books

NEW! Available for your eReader from Mehring Books
Globalization and the International Working Class: A Marxist Assessment

17 November 2016

Mehring Books is offering this analysis of the transformation of world economy, first published in 1998 and now out of print, for both ePub and Kindle eReaders.

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.

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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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