Trump video outlines trade war and anti-immigrant measures

By Barry Grey, 22 November 2016

The video underscored the ferocious nationalism and militarism, combined with anti-immigrant racism and pro-corporate deregulation, that will define Trump’s administration.

Sanders supporter Tulsi Gabbard holds meeting with Donald Trump

By Barry Grey, 22 November 2016

Trump lines up militarists for cabinet posts

Trump’s election overshadows Asia-Pacific summit

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Fighting intensifies in Mosul and northern Iraq

By James Cogan, 22 November 2016

Hundreds of American personnel are on the ground and involved in the combat, while British and Australian troops are also reported to be fighting alongside Iraqi units.

Police use water cannons on Dakota Access Pipeline protesters

By Kevin Martinez, 22 November 2016

Violence broke out on Sunday night when protesters tried to remove a blockade but were stopped by police using water cannon, tear gas and concussion grenades.

Popular support grows for anti-oil pipeline protesters in North Dakota

France’s Jean-Pierre Chevènement hails US President-elect Trump

By Kumaran Ira, 22 November 2016

The former leader of the Republican and Citizen Movement is trying to assemble a political coalition, including the neo-fascist National Front, to pursue nationalist policies.

UK: Labour’s Corbyn competes with Prime Minister May for alliance with big business

By Chris Marsden, 22 November 2016

Corbyn is presenting Labour as the best means to secure the interests of big business in a post-Brexit Britain, as against a divided Tory government.

British parliament passes “Snoopers’ Charter,” expanding spying powers

By Trevor Johnson, 22 November 2016

The new laws are an unprecedented attack on democratic rights, giving the state the power to gather information on millions, and to process, profile and store the results.

German Left Party backs European army

By Verena Nees, 22 November 2016

The Left Party has responded to Donald Trump’s election victory by shifting further to the right on domestic and foreign policy.

German city builds four-metre-high wall in front of refugee shelter

By Anna Rombach, 22 November 2016

Criticism of the wall has been directed not only against the Munich politicians responsible, but also the reactionary policies of the grand coalition government in Berlin.

New Zealand: “Week of Peace” promotes the Greens and Labour

By Tom Peters, 22 November 2016

The protests organised by Auckland Peace Action and the Peace Foundation sought to channel workers and youth who oppose war behind pro-imperialist parties.

French crackdown on “youth delinquency” in New Caledonia

By John Braddock, 22 November 2016

Armed clashes between Kanak youth and police in the small French Pacific territory point to explosive social tensions.

Australia: Desperate refugee sets fire to himself in a bank

By Peter Byrne, 22 November 2016

Nur Islam, a young Rohingya man who fled Burma, was on a temporary bridging visa, which blocked basic social and political rights, including to work.

Insurance fund for US pensions could be insolvent by 2025, agency director warns

By Gabriel Black, 22 November 2016

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s annual report points to the growing danger of a general collapse in the US pension system.

Massachusetts: Public transportation infrastructure in advanced state of decay

By John Marion, 22 November 2016

While raising fares and privatizing jobs since the 2015 snowstorm crisis, the Baker administration has not provided adequate resources to assure basic safety for subway riders.

New in Spanish

Enormes manifestaciones de estudiantes contra Trump: El camino a seguir

Por Partido Socialista por la Igualdad y Jóvenes y Estudiantes Internacionales por la Igualdad Social, 22 noviembre 2016

La oposición expresada por los estudiantes y la gente joven en las protestas a lo largo de Estados Unidos contrastan con la deplorable postración del Partido Demócrata ante Trump.

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Trumps autoritäre Regierung: Nationalismus und Krieg

Von Joseph Kishore, 22. November 2016

Die Demokraten versuchen, die Machtübergabe an Trump in normalen Bahnen verlaufen zu lassen. Doch der designierte Präsident zeigt durch die ersten Personalentscheidungen, dass seine Regierung ohne Beispiel in der Geschichte der Vereinigten Staaten ist.

Merkels vierte Kanzlerkandidatur

Von Ulrich Rippert, 22. November 2016

Merkels erneute Kanzlerkandidatur ist ein Aufruf an alle Parteien, die Reihen gegen die wachsende soziale Opposition zu schließen.

Trump besetzt Kabinett mit Militaristen

Von Tom Eley, 22. November 2016

In den USA wird das rechteste Kabinett der amerikanischen Geschichte aufgebaut. Die Demokraten leisten keinen Widerstand.

Trumps Wahlsieg überschattet Asien-Pazifik-Gipfel

Von Mike Head, 22. November 2016

Das Treffen war angesichts der protektionistischen und nationalistischen Politik der kommenden Trump-Regierung von Angst und Unsicherheit geprägt.

Professor Sandkühlers Antwort auf die IYSSE: ein intellektuelles Armutszeugnis

Von der Hochschulgruppe der IYSSE an der Humboldt-Universität, 22. November 2016

Prof. Sandkühler bezeichnet es als „unverschämt“, die rechten Positionen seines Kollegen Jörg Baberowski zu kritisieren, und verweigert sich jeder inhaltlichen Diskussion.

Bundesverfassungsgericht stellt Freibrief für Geheimdienst aus

Von Justus Leicht, 22. November 2016

Der zweite Senat des BVG hat entschieden, dass die Bundesregierung die sogenannten NSA-Selektorenlisten nicht an den Untersuchungsausschuss des Bundestags übergeben muss.

„Exil als geistige Lebensform“
Ein Buch über Brecht und Feuchtwanger

Von Sybille Fuchs, 22. November 2016

Der Journalist und Sachbuchautor Andreas Rumler untersucht das lebenslange Arbeitsbündnis Lion Feuchtwangers mit Bertolt Brecht unter dem Gesichtspunkt des Exils.

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Popular vote margin against Trump hits 1.7 million

22 November 2016

Trump lost the popular vote more decisively than any previous winner of the Electoral College vote.

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Trump’s authoritarian government of nationalism and war

By Joseph Kishore, 21 November 2016

A chilling attack on free speech
Trump attempts to bully cast of Hamilton over criticism of anti-democratic policies

Trump’s election as seen from Europe

Mass student protests against Trump election: The way forward

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Obama rejects pardon for Snowden

By Jerry White, 21 November 2016

Guardian columnist Will Hutton rants against the Brexit “mob”

By Paul Mitchell, 21 November 2016

The lessons of the Canadian autoworkers’ contract struggle

By Roger Jordan and Carl Bronski, 19 November 2016


Record-low sea ice as Arctic temperatures soar

By Daniel de Vries, 22 November 2016

Never since satellite monitoring began in the late 1970s has such little ice covered the polar seas this time of year.

Socialist Equality Party

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

By Julie Hyland, 21 November 2016

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

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

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

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

18 November 2016

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

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

International Youth and Students for Social Equality

Berlin IYSSE meeting on Trump election provokes intense discussion

By our correspondents, 21 November 2016

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

”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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: The Americas

22 November 2016

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

Barnard College contingent faculty vote on strike authorization

By Sandy English, 19 November 2016

Significant opposition as Philadelphia transit workers ratify contract

By Alan Whyte, 21 November 2016

Philadelphia transit workers must reject sellout deal

25 years ago: Haitian refugees die on the high seas

Late on November 22, 1991, a boat carrying 160 refugees sank in the straits between Haiti and Cuba, with all those aboard lost.

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50 year ago: Chinese Red Guards attack workers

On November 23, 1966, the newspaper of the Chinese Red Guards reported a violent clash between student members of the Red Guards and factory workers in Beijing.

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75 years ago: Red Army defeats Wehrmacht at Rostov

On November 21, 1941, as part of the attack upon the Soviet Union’s Caucasus region during Operation Barbarossa, German forces entered the Soviet city of Rostov and seized a bridgehead across the River Don.

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100 years ago: Austrian Emperor Franz Josef dies

On November 21, 1916, Emperor Franz Josef I, the Habsburg ruler of Austria-Hungary, died in Vienna at the age of 88.

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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

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.

November 5 Antiwar Conference

SEP candidate Jerry White addresses Socialism vs Capitalism and War conference

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

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

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