16 August 2017

America’s pro-Nazi president defends Charlottesville rampage

By Barry Grey, 16 August 2017

Trump’s press conference tirade on Tuesday was part of a calculated attempt to develop a fascistic mass movement in the United States.

The political and social roots of fascist violence in the US

Mounting evidence of White House collusion with neo-Nazis

Hundreds protest proposed border wall in Mission, Texas

By Trévon Austin, 16 August 2017

Saturday’s march is expected to be the prelude to further protests in southern Texas against Donald Trump’s xenophobic immigration and border policies.

Exploitation, poverty, and repression threaten Haitians facing deportation from US and Canada

By John Marion, 16 August 2017

More than 50,000 Haitians face deportation from the US by next January; thousands who have crossed into Canada in search of better conditions are faring no better.

Canadian military to construct refugee camp as hundreds of Haitians flee US

Farmworkers fighting deadly working conditions in Washington state

By our reporter, 16 August 2017

Some 70 contract workers stopped work on August 4 over the death of a 28-year-old co-worker, winning broad support in the local community.

Canadian government endorses Trump’s war-mongering against North Korea

By Roger Jordan, 16 August 2017

Foreign Minister Freeland blamed the war danger entirely on North Korea, while refusing to even comment on Washington’s highly provocative threats against Pyongyang.

As Trump initiates hostile trade inquiry against China
US defence secretary threatens war with North Korea

New Zealand government would “consider” joining US war against North Korea

More on North Korea »

UK: Salford residents speak of their safety concerns after Grenfell fire

By Dennis Moore and Margot Miller, 16 August 2017

Many tower blocks in Salford are clad in flammable material similar to that which encased the Grenfell Tower.

UK: Residents march against social cleansing by Newham Labour council

Grenfell fire: “They don’t give a damn because for them life is just cheap”

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

European contaminated eggs scandal broadens

By Anna Rombach, 16 August 2017

Eggs contaminated with the toxic insecticide Fipronil have now been found in many European countries and in Hong Kong.

Kenyan police violently quell opposition to disputed election

By Eddie Haywood, 16 August 2017

Twenty-four people have been killed by police since Friday’s announcement declaring President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner over his challenger, Raila Odinga.

Sri Lankan foreign minister resigns amid intensifying government crisis

By W.A. Sunil, 16 August 2017

The resignation was a desperate political manoeuvre to avoid a political rift in the government under conditions of growing social unrest.

Tamil nationalists back stepped-up police-state repression in Sri Lanka

By K. Nesan, 16 August 2017

Over the last three weeks, police and Special Task Force units have arrested about 100 people in Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Jaffna peninsula.

New in Spanish

La Casa Blanca y los disturbios fascistas en Charlottesville

Por Eric London, 16 agosto 2017

Los intentos de Trump de desarrollar un movimiento fascista extraconstitucional son una señal de aviso para los trabajadores en EE. UU. e internacionalmente.

Der Spiegel exige un gobernante fuerte para Alemania

Por Wolfgang Weber, 16 agosto 2017

La revista de noticias líder de Alemania dedica toda una edición a discutir cómo es que su clase gobernante necesita precisamente un líder como Trump.

New in French

Les racines politiques et sociales de la violence fasciste aux États-Unis

Par Joseph Kishore, 16 août 2017

La violence fasciste à Charlottesville n’est pas une aberration. C’est plutôt la manifestation d’une crise profonde de la société capitaliste américaine.

Facebook installe un nouveau centre de censure en Allemagne

Par Christoph Vandreier, 16 août 2017

À l’automne prochain, la société Internet Facebook ouvrira un nouveau centre de censure qui emploiera 500 personnes à Essen en Allemagne.

Le Canada utilise le stade olympique de Montréal pour abriter les réfugiés haïtiens qui fuient les États-Unis

Par Genevieve Leigh, 16 août 2017

Craignant de plus en plus d'être déportés, des milliers d'Haïtiens fuient vers le Canada pour demander l'asile, surchargeant le système d'immigration du pays.

New in German

Die politischen und sozialen Wurzeln der faschistischen Gewalt in den USA

Joseph Kishore, 16. August 2017

Die faschistischen Ausschreitungen in Charlottesville waren kein Unfall, sondern vielmehr Ausdruck einer tiefen Krise in der kapitalistischen Gesellschaft der USA.

Faschistischer Terror in Charlottesville: Die Komplizenschaft deutscher Politiker und Medien

Johannes Stern, 16. August 2017

Politik und Medien in Deutschland kritisieren die rechtsradikalen Ausschreitungen in Charlottesville (USA), blenden aber ihre eigene Verantwortung für den Aufstieg der extremen Rechten völlig aus.

Air-Berlin-Pleite bereitet Brachialsanierung vor

Peter Schwarz, 16. August 2017

Deutschlands zweitgrößte deutsche Fluggesellschaft hat am Dienstag Insolvenz angemeldet. Betroffen sind über 8000 Arbeitsplätze.

SGP-Wahlversammlungen in Berlin-Hennigsdorf und Frankfurt am Main diskutieren Kriegsgefahr

unseren Korrespondenten, 16. August 2017

Im Mittelpunkt beider Wahlveranstaltungen stand die rapide Kriegsentwicklung und die Notwendigkeit einer sozialistischen Perspektive.

Krieg im Jemen: Eine halbe Million Cholera-Fälle

Niles Niemuth, 16. August 2017

Die Epidemie hat seit April schon mehr als 2000 Menschenleben gefordert. Sie ist das Ergebnis des Kriegs, den Saudi-Arabien im Bündnis mit den Vereinigten Staaten führt.

Diese Woche in der Russischen Revolution
14.–20. August: Die Kornilow-Bedrohung

16. August 2017

Großgrundbesitzer, Kapitalisten und die alten zaristischen Militärs betrachten Kerenski zunehmend als schwankend und ineffektiv. In ihren Augen ist ein Militärdiktator nötig, um die Macht der Sowjets zu zerschlagen.

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Perspective

Seventy years since the communal Partition of South Asia

16 August 2017

The Partition was one of the great crimes of the 20th century—a crime that has shaped, or more precisely deformed, the entire subsequent history of South Asia.

Earlier Perspectives »

Google Censorship

The World Socialist Web Site is launching a petition demanding that Google stop censoring and blacklisting left-wing, progressive and anti-war websites.

Sign the petition and share it as widely as possible through email, online forums, and social media.

Over 1,000 sign petition to demand end to Google blacklisting of WSWS

By Isaac Finn, 16 August 2017

In the two days since the WSWS released the online petition, more than one thousand people from all over the world have signed the petition against Google’s censorship.

Google’s new search protocol is restricting access to 13 leading socialist, progressive and anti-war web sites

By Andre Damon and David North, 2 August 2017

Google blocked every one of the WSWS’s 45 top search terms

By Andre Damon, 4 August 2017

Watch: Stop online censorship!

Evidence of Google blacklisting of left and progressive sites continues to mount

Defense Secretary “Mad Dog” Mattis visits Google and Amazon

RT interviews Andre Damon: Google becoming “censorship engine”

More on Google Censorship »

Commentary

German politicians and media promoted the ideology on display in Charlottesville

By Johannes Stern, 16 August 2017

The sanctimonious outrage of German politicians and media outlets over the Charlottesville events cannot conceal their responsibility for the rehabilitation of right-wing extremist ideology and its violent consequences.

War in Yemen: Half a million stricken in cholera epidemic

By Niles Niemuth, 15 August 2017

Will the Trump administration censor climate scientists?

By Daniel de Vries, 15 August 2017

Trump invokes “military option” against Venezuela

Der Spiegel calls for a strongman in Germany

India and China heighten war readiness as Himalayan standoff continues

Arts

“The night our eyes changed”
Five musical responses to the Grenfell Tower inferno

By Paul Bond, 16 August 2017

Music mogul Simon Cowell brought together high-profile figures for a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, but a far more powerful and politically interesting response has come from local artists.

Rescue Under Fire (Zona hostil): Propaganda in the service of Spanish militarism

By Alejandro López, 14 August 2017

British Library exhibition treats Russian Revolution from a hostile standpoint

Another reactionary attack on artist Dana Schutz, this time in Boston—and a healthy response

Workers Struggles

Ontario, Canada aerospace workers occupy factory
Workers Struggles: The Americas

15 August 2017

The occupation began August 10 and shut down production for two days at Northstar Aerospace.

CSX railroad closes and downgrades major facilities

By Jeff Lusanne, 10 August 2017

Spectrum strike in New York-New Jersey enters fifth month

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
August 14-20: The Kornilov menace

14 August 2017

Among the landowners, capitalists and old tsarist military castes, Kerensky is increasingly viewed as wavering and ineffective. What is needed instead, they believe, is a military dictator who will smash the power of the soviets.

From the archives of the Russian Revolution
Letter to the Provisional Government

By Leon Trotsky, 31 July 2017

Professor Sean McMeekin revives discredited anti-Lenin slanders (Part I)

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

International Amazon Workers Voice

Working life at a Pittsburgh Amazon warehouse

By Samuel Davidson, 10 August 2017

Amazon and Foxconn in Kenosha, Wisconsin: The new American “special economic zone”

By Christopher Davion, 8 August 2017

“It’s like we are going back to the early 1900s before workers had any rights”
Amazon job applicants speak on social crisis in US

By Isaac Finn, 4 August 2017

Amazon Jobs Day: A Tale of Two Americas

Amazon and the CIA: a match made in hell
Part One: Amazon cashes in on war crimes and mass surveillance

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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Science

Curiosity rover marks fifth year on Mars

By Bryan Dyne, 9 August 2017

Maruti Suzuki

Sri Lankan free trade workers express solidarity with framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers in India

By our reporters, 1 August 2017

Aisin Automotive workers in India’s Haryana state face a new company-government witchhunt

Five years since company-provoked incident used to frame up Maruti Suzuki workers

The Maruti Suzuki frame-up and the history of international labor defense campaigns

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party of Germany presents its posters for September federal election

By our reporters, 7 August 2017

Public meeting in Chennai, India: Oppose the US-led imperialist war drive!

7 August 2017

History

Fifty years since the Detroit rebellion
Part one: An uprising of the oppressed

By Barry Grey, 21 July 2017

The WSWS is posting a three-part series originally published in July of 1987 under the title “Twenty years since the Detroit rebellion.”

Mehring Books

Preface to the Turkish edition of The Heritage We Defend

By David North, 23 June 2017

A Turkish language edition of The Heritage We Defend by David North will be released next month by Mehring Yayıncılık, the publishing house of the Socialist Equality Group (Toplumsal Esitlik), the Trotskyist organization in Turkey working in political solidarity with the International Committee of the Fourth International. The Heritage We Defend was originally published in 1988. We are posting the preface for the Turkish edition written by David North.