24 November 2017

Kremlin instructs Russian industry to prepare for war mobilization

By Alex Lantier, 24 November 2017

A century after World War I, amid another catastrophic political collapse of world capitalism, countries across Europe and the world are again preparing for total war.

Russia, Turkey, Iran meet on Syria at Sochi Summit

German SPD leader Martin Schulz: A false friend of Siemens workers

By Peter Schwarz, 24 November 2017

Despite Schulz’s rhetorical denunciations of planned job cuts at Siemens, the SPD has for years been at the forefront of attacks against workers’ jobs, wages, and living standards.

Co-plaintiffs criticize German federal prosecutor and secret service in neo-Nazi NSU trial

By Justus Leicht and Dietmar Henning, 24 November 2017

Lawyers for the relatives and victims of the terrorist attacks carried out by the neo-Nazi National Socialist Underground (NSU) are presenting their final arguments in the case against the NSU.

US expands military offensive in Somalia

By Eddie Haywood, 24 November 2017

The official US military deployment in Somalia has increased to more than 500, the largest contingent of soldiers in the country since 1993.

US bombing of Afghanistan up by 300 percent

Amazon announces new cloud to host “Secret” government data

By Evan Blake, 24 November 2017

The creation of the AWS Secret Cloud places Amazon at the center of the global surveillance operations of American imperialism.

Thanksgiving in Los Angeles: From Hollywood’s American dream to social nightmare

By Marc Wells, 24 November 2017

Los Angeles community colleges report that one in five students is homeless, while two-thirds cannot afford proper nutrition.

A health statistics system in shambles
The real maternal mortality rate in the United States

By Benjamin Mateus, 24 November 2017

The true scope of maternal mortality rate in the US remains uncertain due to inconsistent and under-reporting on death certificates.

Hundreds of paper mill jobs to be axed in US Pacific Northwest

By Hector Cordon, 21 November 2017

Three hundred paper mill workers are slated to lose their jobs at Koch Industries-owned Georgia Pacific as hundreds of other job cuts hit Washington state and Oregon.

Indian Stalinists split over whether to openly ally with big-business Congress Party

By Wasantha Rupasingha, 24 November 2017

The rival CPM factions have no fundamental or principled differences, but merely disagree over which rightwing course the party should pursue.

Australian government oversees police attacks on Manus Island refugees

By Oscar Grenfell, 24 November 2017

One of the asylum-seekers reported that yesterday’s violent incursion by Papua New Guinea state forces was directed by a representative of the Australian Federal Police.

Queensland election highlights political crisis across Australia

By Mike Head, 24 November 2017

The seething hostility to the two “major” parties is the product of decades of mounting attacks on the jobs, living standards and basic services of the working class.

Australian Greens use dual citizenship witch-hunt to cement right-wing credentials

New in Italian

I referendum sull'autonomia nel Nord Italia

Marianne Arens, 24 novembre 2017

Il Partito Democratico ha ottenuto solamente il 13 per cento dei voti alle regionali in Sicilia.

New in Arabic

الذكرى المئوية لثورة أكتوبر

٦ تشرين الثاني نوفمبر ٢٠١٧

حيث تندرج ثورة أكتوبر ضمن أعظم الأحداث وأكثرها تقدمية في تاريخ العالم.

New in Urdu

اکتوبر کے اسباق

لیون ٹراٹسکی

روسی انقلاب 20صدی اور عالمی تاریخ میں سب سے اہم اور شاندار واقع ہے جس کے اثرات پوری دنیا پر مرتب ہوئے۔

New in Turkish

Almanya’daki Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi yeni seçim talep ediyor

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (Almanya), 24 Kasım 2017

Koalisyon görüşmelerinin başarısızlığa uğraması, Berlin’de derin bir krize yol açmakla kalmamakta; aynı zamanda Alman ve Avrupa politikasında bir dönüm noktasına işaret etmektedir.

Türkiye ile NATO arasında yeni bir kriz patlak verdi

Halil Celik, 24 Kasım 2017

NATO-Türkiye ilişkilerindeki krizin arkasında, Ankara ABD savaş planlarının başlıca iki hedefi olan Rusya ve İran ile bağlarını geliştirirken derinleşen stratejik anlaşmazlıklar yatıyor.

Berlin’de siyasi kriz

Peter Schwarz, 24 Kasım 2017

Koalisyon görüşmelerinin başarısızlığa uğraması, Berlin’de derin bir krize yol açmakla kalmamakta; aynı zamanda Alman ve Avrupa politikasında bir dönüm noktasına işaret etmektedir.

Suriye’deki ABD savaşında yeni aşama

Bill Van Auken, 24 Kasım 2017

IŞİD’in çöküşü, Washington’ın askeri araçlarla Ortadoğu’da egemenliğini ileri sürme yöneliminde yalnızca daha büyük bir tırmanmaya zemin hazırlamaktadır.

New in French

Le Parti de l'égalité socialiste en Allemagne exige de nouvelles élections

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 24 novembre 2017

Dans les conditions actuelles, c’est la seule manière pour la classe ouvrière pour intervenir dans les événements politiques, faire valoir ses intérêts et combattre l’offensive politique de l’extrême droite.

Non à la censure de droite à l'Université de Leipzig!

les Étudiants et jeunes internationalistes pour l'égalité sociale, 24 novembre 2017

Alors que l’Alternative pour l’Allemagne est devenue le parti le plus important de Saxe, le Conseil des étudiants de Leipzig a interdit la présence de l’IYSSE, qui combat les forces de droite, le militarisme et le capitalisme, sur le campus universitaire.

La place de la Révolution d'octobre dans l'histoire du monde et la politique contemporaine

David North, 24 novembre 2017

Nous publions ici le texte d’une conférence prononcée le samedi 11 novembre par David North, président du Comité de rédaction international du « World Socialist Web Site » et président national du Parti de l’égalité socialiste des États-Unis. L’audio de la conférence en anglais est intégré dans le texte.

New in German

Schulz und Hofmann: die falschen Freunde der Siemens- Arbeiter

Peter Schwarz, 24. November 2017

Am Donnerstag demonstrierten in Berlin 2500 Siemens- Beschäftigte. Zu den Rednern, die sich an die Protestierenden wandten, gehörte auch der SPD-Vorsitzende Martin Schulz.

US-Behörde plant Aufhebung der „Netzneutralität“
Konzerne sollen öffentlichen Zugang zum Internet kontrollieren

Kevin Reed, 24. November 2017

Der undemokratische Plan zur Deregulierung der Internet-Infrastruktur in den USA wird den amerikanischen Breitband- Providern die Kontrolle über den öffentlichen Zugang zu Online-Inhalten ermöglichen.

Russland, Türkei und Iran diskutieren in Sotschi über Syrien

Halil Celik, 24. November 2017

Die Präsidenten der Türkei, Russlands und des Iran diskutierten bei ihrem Treffen im Erholungsort Sotschi am Schwarzen Meer über die politische Zukunft Syriens.

Siemens-Arbeiter protestieren gegen Entlassungen und Werksschließungen

unseren Korrespondenten, 24. November 2017

Auf einer bundesweiten Kundgebung am Donnerstag versammelten sich über zweitausend Arbeiter von Siemens-Betrieben in Berlin.

Air-Berlin- Beschäftigte klagen Bundesregierung an

Gustav Kemper, 24. November 2017

Mehr als tausend Beschäftigte der insolventen Fluggesellschaft Air Berlin demonstrierten vor dem Bundeskanzleramt für die Übernahme ihrer Arbeitsverträge durch Lufthansa und Easyjet, die Käufer der Flugzeuge.

Saudi-Arabien verweigert 2,5 Millionen Menschen im Jemen sauberes Wasser

Bill Van Auken, 24. November 2017

Mangel an sauberem Trinkwasser verschlimmert die schwerste Cholera-Epidemie der modernen Geschichte und eine Hungersnot greift um sich.

New in Russian

Документы русской революции
Воззвание о взятии власти Советами

Второй Всероссийский съезд Советов рабочих и солдатских и крестьянских депутатов, 23 ноября 2017 г.

Воззвание о взятии власти Советами объявило о свержении Временного правительства и создании нового правительства.

Документы русской революции
Декрет о мире

Второй Всероссийский съезд Советов рабочих и солдатских и крестьянских депутатов, 23 ноября 2017 г.

«Декрет о мире» стал первым декретом рабоче-крестьянского правительства после взятия им власти в Петрограде.

Документы русской революции
Декрет о земле

Второй Всероссийский съезд Советов рабочих и солдатских и крестьянских депутатов, 23 ноября 2017 г.

Съезд Советов рабочих, солдатских и крестьянских депутатов упразднил помещичье землевладение без компенсаций.

Эта неделя в русской революции
13–19 ноября: Советская власть распространяется по всей России

23 ноября 2017 г.

После Октябрьского восстания в Петрограде власть Советов распространяется по всей России. Между тем доходят до открытого разрыва разногласия с «умеренным» крылом большевистского руководства, которое придерживается национальной перспективы, ориентированной на создание коалиционного правительства.

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Perspective

The way forward in Zimbabwe after Mugabe

24 November 2017

The goal of the new Zimbabwean president, Mnangagwa, is to impose an adrenalized version of the capitalist policies that have already created so much suffering.

Earlier Perspectives »

Socialist Equality Party

The Socialist Equality Party in Germany demands new elections

By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 23 November 2017

Meeting of Grenfell Fire Forum in London on December 9

22 November 2017

The Grenfell Fire Forum is holding the fourth in a series of regular meetings on December 9 at 2 p.m. at the Maxilla Hall Social Club, North Kensington, in London.

IYSSE

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

Google’s Eric Schmidt admits political censorship of search results

By Niles Niemuth, 22 November 2017

Sri Lankan students and workers oppose Google censorship of the WSWS

By our correspondents, 22 November 2017

Google announces moves to censor RT and Sputnik

By Trévon Austin, 21 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.

Watch: Stop online censorship!

More on Google Censorship »

Commentary

CBS fires Charlie Rose, Oliver Stone accused
Latest in sexual misconduct purge: Ultra-rightist “tips off” media about Rep. John Conyers

By David Walsh, 22 November 2017

“Sexual harassment” witch-hunt claims Jeffrey Tambor, Charlie Rose as latest victims

Right-wing maneuvers follow collapse of government coalition talks in Berlin

By Johannes Stern, 22 November 2017

Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe

By Chris Marsden, 22 November 2017

The Guardian’s George Monbiot joins “fake news” campaign

By Jean Shaoul, 22 November 2017

White House demands budget cuts to pay for US hurricane relief

Nearly 200 million are modern slaves or child laborers

First round of trials begin for 194 charged in anti-Trump inauguration day protests

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe & Africa

24 November 2017

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

CSX continues cuts, botches relocation of train dispatchers

By Jeff Lusanne, 23 November 2017

Arts Review

75 years since the release of Hollywood classic Casablanca
“And what if you track down these men and kill them? ... Even Nazis can’t kill that fast”

By Joanne Laurier, 22 November 2017

Leonardo painting auctioned for $450 million

By Sandy English, 21 November 2017

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Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Leaders of the Russian Revolution
Nikolai Muralov (1877-1937)
Part Two

By Clara Weiss, 22 November 2017

As part of the celebration of the centenary of the October Revolution in 1917, the World Socialist Web Site is publishing a series of profiles of leaders of the Russian Revolution.

Leaders of the Russian Revolution
Nikolai Muralov (1877-1937)
Part One: Early years through the Civil War

21 November 2017

This week in the Russian Revolution
November 20-26: Bolsheviks expose imperialist carve-up of the Middle East

20 November 2017

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Large turnout for New York City meeting on the contemporary significance of the Russian Revolution

By our reporters, 18 November 2017

Meetings this weekend in Auckland and Melbourne
100 years on: The significance of the 1917 Russian Revolution for today

The Place of the October Revolution in World History and Contemporary Politics

By David North, 13 November 2017

We are publishing here the text of a lecture delivered on Saturday, November 11 by David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party of the US. The audio for the lecture is embedded in the text.

On the Centenary of the October Revolution

By David North, 7 November 2017

Book Review

The Republic For Which It Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896
Ida B. Wells, democratic rights, and lynch mob sexual assault accusations against African-Americans

By Eric London, 21 November 2017

The fight for the democratic rights of black men accused of rape is an essential issue highlighted by Richard White in his 941-page history of the post-Civil War period.

Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House
An insider’s view of the crisis-ridden Democratic Party

By Andre Damon, 20 November 2017

Autoworkers Struggles

“It’s like organized crime”
Detroit Manufacturing Systems and the new face of auto parts production

By Nick Rodriguez, 17 November 2017

“We have to make sure Jacoby Hennings didn’t die in vain”
Workers denounce scourge of suicides inside US auto plants

By Jerry White, 15 November 2017

Death of Jacoby Hennings highlights UAW collusion with auto companies

Another decisive repudiation
Ohio auto glass workers vote 2-1 against the UAW

More on auto worker struggles »

International Amazon Workers Voice

House to vote on giving Amazon $53 billion deal to become main Pentagon supplier

By Evan Blake, 11 November 2017

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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