11 December 2017

Amid “full employment,” no recovery in US wages

By Jerry White, 11 December 2017

The jobs report provides further evidence that the much vaunted economic “recovery” in the US has overwhelmingly benefited Wall Street at the expense of the working class.

US-Russia tensions mount after ISIS’s defeat in Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 11 December 2017

Washington and Moscow have traded charges of provocative actions by each other’s warplanes in the skies over the Euphrates River valley.

Alabama Senate election pits corporate Democrat vs. fascistic Republican

By Eric London, 11 December 2017

The Democratic Party has avoided attacking Roy Moore’s ultra-right politics, focusing instead on allegations of sexual misconduct.

Electrician, 41, killed at Ford Kentucky Truck Plant on Saturday

By Jessica Goldstein, 11 December 2017

Ivan Bridgewater III was killed while working the third shift at the Louisville Kentucky plant and leaves behind a wife and young son.

Near walkout at Detroit auto plant over unsafe conditions

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

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Nevada and Nebraska move to use powerful opioid in state executions

By Nick Barrickman, 11 December 2017

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic painkiller that has been linked to a substantial number of drug overdoses throughout the US.

Anti-China witch-hunt in Australia escalates

By Peter Symonds, 11 December 2017

The campaign is being driven by the Australian intelligence agencies—backed to the hilt by Washington—amid the growing danger of a US war against North Korea and China.

UK “Magnitsky bill” escalates US-led anti-Russia offensive

By Julie Hyland, 11 December 2017

The move by right-wing Labour MP Ian Austin is part of a cross-party effort to build pressure for a far more aggressive stance against Moscow.

Mexico’s Interior Security Law: The ruling class prepares for mass uprisings

By Alex González, 11 December 2017

The Interior Security Law is being advanced to crack down on protests and to prepare for possible military intervention in next year’s presidential elections.

Spanish ruling elite lays out imperialist ambitions in new National Security Strategy

By James Lerner and Alejandro López, 11 December 2017

Spain is currently involved in no fewer than 19 military operations on four continents under the aegis of one imperialist alliance or another.

Mass eviction of rural migrant workers from Chinese capital

By Robert Campion, 11 December 2017

With some given as little as 15 minutes notice, migrant workers are being expelled from Beijing in droves and their homes demolished behind them.

Rebels attack UN base in Congo, killing 20 soldiers

By Eddie Haywood, 11 December 2017

Armed militants carried out a raid on a UN base in Eastern Congo early Thursday, killing 15 UN soldiers and five troops with the Congolese army.

New in French

Le plus récent cas de «Lettre écarlate» aux États-Unis

David North, 11 décembre 2017

Les travailleurs devraient se tenir loin de la campagne de droite «Me Too»

New in Turkish

Trump ve Kudüs: Ortadoğu “barışı” maskaralığının sonu

Bill Van Auken, 11 Aralık 2017

Süregiden çok sayıda savaş ve artan İsrail-Filistin gerilimleri ile damgalanan tırmanan Ortadoğu krizi, burjuva milliyetçiliğinin tarihsel iflasını gözler önüne sermektedir.

Trump’ın Kudüs’ü İsrail’in başkenti olarak tanıması öfkeye ve protestolara yol açtı

Bill Van Auken, 11 Aralık 2017

Tek alternatif, Arap ve Musevi işçileri kapitalist sistemin yarattığı savaş, eşitsizlik ve sömürü belalarına sosyalist bir çözüm uğruna ortak mücadelede birleştiren devrimci mücadeledir.

New in Spanish

El más reciente episodio propio de La letra escarlata en Estados Unidos

Por David North, 11 diciembre 2017

La clase obrera debería evitar la campaña derechista de “Me Too” (Yo también).

Dos palestinos muertos y cientos heridos en enfrentamientos tras el anuncio de Trump sobre Jerusalén

Por Jordan Shilton, 11 diciembre 2017

Miles de palestinos se manifestaron en Cisjordania y en la Franja de Gaza el viernes tras la decisión de Trump de reconocer Jerusalén como la capital de Israel.

Los Demócratas fuerzan la renuncia del senador estadounidense Al Franken

Por Patrick Martin, 11 diciembre 2017

La casa de brujas por mala conducta sexual ha cobrado su víctima de más alto nivel entre los funcionarios elegidos.

Ali Abdullah Saleh, exdictador de Yemen, asesinado en Saná

Por Bill Van Auken, 11 diciembre 2017

La muerte de Saleh, quien gobernó Yemen por tres décadas, parece ser una señal del fracaso del complot respaldado por Arabia Saudita de deponer al Gobierno dirigido por los hutíes.

En cumbre de Abiyán, Macron y la Unión Europea intensifican el nuevo reparto neocolonial de África

Por Francis Dubois, 11 diciembre 2017

Ante los desastrosos resultados de las guerras imperialistas en Libia y el Sahel, la Unión Europea propone intensificar las intervenciones militares y neocoloniales.

Google contrata a 10.000 revisores para censurar contenido en YouTube

Por Zaida Green, 11 diciembre 2017

La plataforma para compartir vídeos ya ha quitado más de 150.000 vídeos, de los cuales el 50 por ciento fueron eliminados en las dos primeras horas tras ser colgados.

New in German

Der scharlachrote Buchstabe
Puritanismus im Dienste finsterer Reaktion

David North, 11. Dezember 2017

Im Namen des Kampfs gegen sexuelle Übergriffe wird der Puritanismus aus den finstersten Zeiten der Hexenjagd in Neuengland Ende des 17. Jahrhunderts wiederbelebt. Man fühlt sich an das 1850 erschienene Buch Der scharlachrote Buchstabe erinnert, das von einer Ehebrecherin erzählt, die gebrandmarkt und sozial geächtet wird.

Nach Trumps Jerusalem-Kehrtwende: Mindestens vier Palästinenser getötet, hunderte verletzt

Jordan Shilton, 11. Dezember 2017

Nach Trumps Entscheidung, Jerusalem als israelische Hauptstadt anzuerkennen, gingen im Westjordanland und dem Gazastreifen tausende von Palästinensern auf die Straße.

Loveparade-Prozess hat begonnen

Sybille Fuchs, 11. Dezember 2017

Am letzten Freitag begann in Duisburg der Prozess gegen die Organisatoren der Loveparade, bei der am 24. Juni 2010 21 junge Menschen umgekommen waren.

Kanadas Elite über Freihandelsgespräche mit China zerstritten

Roger Jordan, 11. Dezember 2017

Der wirkliche Grund für das Abrücken von Handelsgesprächen ist ein erbitterter Streit in Kanadas herrschenden Kreisen über die Haltung gegenüber China.

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Perspective

Is the United States on the brink of nuclear war?

11 December 2017

In the 13 days since North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching large portions of North America, the US has further escalated its war threats.

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Commentary

America’s latest “Scarlet Letter” moment

By David North, 9 December 2017

Working people should steer clear of the right-wing “Me Too” campaign.

Australian workers, actors, filmmakers oppose the “trial by media” of Geoffrey Rush

By our reporters, 11 December 2017

“Don’t make the mistake of thinking that this kind of thing only happens to celebrities.”

Australian actor Geoffrey Rush fights back, suing Daily Telegraph for defamation

Stephen Sewell denounces media witch-hunt against Geoffrey Rush

Two Palestinians killed, hundreds wounded in clashes following Trump announcement on Jerusalem

By Jordan Shilton, 9 December 2017

Google hiring 10,000 reviewers to censor YouTube content

By Zaida Green, 8 December 2017

Video released as cop who killed unarmed Daniel Shaver found not guilty

By George Gallanis, 9 December 2017

Trump nominates business ally to head Consumer Product Safety Commission

By Trévon Austin, 9 December 2017

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
December 11-17: White forces capture Rostov

11 December 2017

As forces commanded by the counterrevolutionary General Kaledin occupy Rostov, a major industrial center in southern Russia, conflict continues to rage in the Bolshevik leadership over the question of the Constituent Assembly.

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Obituary

Patricia Noonan Jukovsky (1947-2017)

By Fred Mazelis, 11 December 2017

Pat Jukovsky was an active member of the US Workers League in its early years, and the wife of Marty Jukovsky, a devoted supporter of the Socialist Equality Party.

Arts Review

Dmitri Hvorostovsky (1962-2017), one of opera’s greatest baritones

By Fred Mazelis, 11 December 2017

The Siberian-born singer, who was known especially for his Verdi and Tchaikovsky roles, had performed in nearly every major opera house in the world.

The Man Who Invented Christmas: Charles Dickens and the writing of A Christmas Carol

German Historical Museum exhibition presents the October Revolution as an event of world-historical significance

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International Amazon Workers Voice

Amazon workers ask “$100 billion man” Jeff Bezos: where’s my cut?

By our reporters, 9 December 2017

“We’re human beings, not slaves and animals”
UK newspaper exposé details Amazon’s super-exploitation of workforce

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
One day strike hits German and Italian Amazon distribution centres

Temp work past the age of retirement
Amazon’s CamperForce program exploits elderly workers

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NHS Fightback

UK government accelerates plans to ration and privatise National Health Service

By Ajanta Silva, 9 December 2017

Workers Struggles

Health workers strike in India, Cambodian garment workers walkout over wages
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

9 December 2017

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

Puerto Rican unions propose to partner with the Wall Street’s financial control board

By Rafael Azul, 8 December 2017

Growing numbers of US teachers abandon unions

By Nancy Hanover, 7 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

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

27 November 2017

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Australia: Socialist Equality Party holds successful meetings on Russian Revolution

By our correspondents, 7 December 2017

Workers and youth discuss the Russian Revolution at SEP meetings

By our reporters, 7 December 2017

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

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

Book Review

Mark Mazower’s What You Did Not Tell: The fate of a 20th century family from Russia

By Clara Weiss, 5 December 2017

IYSSE

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

By Evan Blake, 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.

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.

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