UK: May forced to call public inquiry into Grenfell Tower fire

By Robert Stevens, 16 June 2017

With many people still to be accounted for from a building that was home to between 500 and 600 people, London’s Metropolitan Police announced that the death toll from Wednesday’s fire had reached 17.

London’s Grenfell Tower inferno: A crime against the working class

Grenfell Tower residents warn: “People have had enough”

US Senate health bill drafted in secrecy: A conspiracy against the health care of millions

By Kate Randall, 16 June 2017

The Senate plan maintains the AHCA’s per capita cap or block granting of federal Medicaid funds, which would effectively end Medicaid as a guaranteed program based on need.

Special counsel reportedly investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

By Barry Grey, 16 June 2017

The Washington Post report marked the first major media acknowledgment that the sprawling investigation has extended to the president himself.

Democratic Party establishment prevails in Virginia, New Jersey primaries

Australian prime minister ridicules Trump as a buffoon and Russian stooge

By James Cogan, 16 June 2017

Malcolm Turnbull wanted his resentment of, and contempt for, the American president made public.

Milwaukee County sheriff’s deputy fatally shoots 19-year-old after traffic violation

By Christopher Davion, 16 June 2017

The brutal killing of Terry Williams is one of numerous acts of police terror and repression that have occurred under the direction of fascistic Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, Jr.

Trump administration’s immigration raids target persecuted Iraqi nationals

By Nick Barrickman, 16 June 2017

The Trump administration has rounded up hundreds of Iraqis for minor scrapes with the law, in some instances dating back several decades.

Immigration raids strike Detroit: Dozens rounded up for deportation to Iraq war zone

Growing fissures in Maduro government as Venezuelan protests continue

By Bill Van Auken, 16 June 2017

The emergence of dissidents in the Maduro government is part of a bid to fashion a new national unity government with the aim of heading off a revolt from below.

German government hosts major conference on Africa

By Johannes Stern, 16 June 2017

Ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg in July, the German government is working systematically to expand its global political and economic relations.

Tensions between US and China threaten catastrophe for Africa

Germany decides on massive tightening of security laws

By Sven Heymanns, 16 June 2017

The implementation of the new measures will significantly expand the powers of the intelligence agencies and represent de facto moves towards the establishment of a police state.

Divisions erupt in neo-fascist National Front during French legislative election

By Francis Dubois, 16 June 2017

The FN’s position on the European Union and the euro has emerged as the main point of conflict.

Canada’s ruling elite applauds Liberals’ military spending hike

By Roger Jordan, 16 June 2017

The effusive praise exposes the bogus character of the Liberals’ “progressive” credentials, which have been boosted by the trade unions, the NDP and a host of campaign organizations.

Canada to hike military spending by 70 percent over next decade

Energy policy impasse highlights Australian political disarray

By Mike Head, 16 June 2017

This week’s events in Canberra are symbolic of the wider paralysis engulfing the Coalition government.

Australian media widens campaign against Chinese “influence”

Sri Lankan government calls for police “action” against anti-Muslim violence

By K. Ratnayake, 16 June 2017

Muslim-owned shops, houses and places of worship have been attacked by extreme-right Buddhist formations for two months.

New in French

Les crimes de guerre de Washington en Syrie

Par Bill Van Auken, 16 juin 2017

Les enquêteurs de l’ONU sur les crimes de guerre ont constaté que l’armée américaine a infligé une « perte de vies sidérante chez les civiles » avec ses frappes aériennes implacables dans et autour de la ville syrienne de Raqqa.

Une guerre généralisée menace le Moyen-Orient

Par Bill Van Auken, 16 juin 2017

Tandis qu’un conflit politique fait rage à Washington et que les médias accusent sans arrêt la Russie d'ingérence dans l’élection américaine, de vraies guerres au Moyen-Orient menacent de converger vers une conflagration régionale et même mondiale.

L’incendie de Grenfell Tower à Londres : Un crime contre la classe ouvrière

Par Laura Tiernan, 16 juin 2017

L’incendie catastrophique s’est déclaré peu de temps après minuit mercredi, au deuxième étage d’un immeuble HLM à Kensington à l’ouest de Londres, qui comptait 500 locataires.

Raids du Service de l’immigration à Detroit: Arrestations de dizaines de personnes qui seront déportées vers une zone de guerre en Irak

Par Eric London et Niles Niemuth, 16 juin 2017

La décision de l’administration Trump d’expulser ces réfugiés en Irak fait voler en éclats les allégations selon lesquelles les guerres américaines en Irak et en Syrie sont des interventions «humanitaires» visant à protéger la population.

Les États-Unis dépassent la plupart des pays en termes d'inégalité des soins de santé

Par Kate Randall, 16 juin 2017

Tandis que les pauvres et les travailleurs américains ont accès à des soins de santé de moindre qualité, s'ils peuvent avoir des soins tout court, un nombre grandissant de sociétés privées pourvoient aux besoins médicaux des riches.

Un homme abattu après avoir ouvert le feu sur des républicains du Congrès et leurs assistants

Par Patrick Martin, 15 juin 2017

L’homme de 66 ans, identifié comme James T. Hodgkinson de Belleville, en Illinois, aurait été opposé au président Trump et à son Administration.

New in German

Washingtons Kriegsverbrechen in Syrien

Von Bill Van Auken, 16. Juni 2017

US-Bomber haben mehrere zehntausend Bomben auf Rakka und die Umgebung abgeworfen und dabei tausende syrische Männer, Frauen und Kinder getötet und verstümmelt.

Der Großbrand im Londoner Grenfell Tower: Ein Verbrechen gegen die Arbeiterklasse

Von Laura Tiernan, 16. Juni 2017

Der verheerende Brand war in der Nacht von Dienstag auf Mittwoch, im zweiten Stockwerk des vierundzwanzigstöckigen Wohnhauses im West-Londoner Stadtteil Kensington ausgebrochen.

Die Rückkehr der FDP

Von Peter Schwarz, 16. Juni 2017

CDU und FDP haben sich in Nordrhein-Westfalen und Schleswig-Holstein auf eine gemeinsame Regierung geeinigt. In Schleswig-Holstein sind auch die Grünen mit dabei.

Von der Leyen preist Hitlers „Lieblingsgeneral“ Rommel

Von Johannes Stern, 16. Juni 2017

Am „Tag der Bundeswehr“ verkündete Verteidigungsministerin Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) im nordrhein-westfälischen Augustdorf, dass sie am Namen „Generalfeldmarschall-Rommel-Kaserne“ für den dortigen Standort festhalten wird.

Opel-Chef Neumann zurückgetreten

Von Dietmar Henning, 16. Juni 2017

Der Wechsel an der Spitze von Opel steht offenbar mit der Forderung des französischen PSA-Konzerns (Peugeot/Citroën) nach Milliarden-Einsparungen in Verbindung.

New in Russian

Сочинения Троцкого 1917 года
Центральная задача

Лев Троцкий, 15 июня 2017 г.

Эта статья была написана Троцким в мае или начале июня 1917 года и предназначалась для газеты «межрайонцев», однако осталась в тот момент неопубликованной. В ней Троцкий объясняет неустойчивость режима двоевластия и выступает за переход власти в руки Советов.

Эта неделя в русской революции
5-11 июня: Ужасы на Западном фронте

15 июня 2017 г.

Продолжает бушевать породившая революцию в России великая мировая война. На Западном фронте в Европе около десяти тысяч мужчин и юношей погибают в один момент, когда британские саперы взрывают гигантские мины под немецкими траншеями в Месене.

New in Spanish

Plebiscito sobre estatus de Puerto Rico marcado por abstención masiva

Por Rafael Azul, 15 junio 2017

La gran mayoría de los puertorriqueños no acudieron a las urnas en el referéndum del domingo sobre si integrarse o no a EE.UU.

La abstención masiva opaca la victoria de Macron en las elecciones legislativas francesas

Por Alex Lantier, 15 junio 2017

Un total del 51,2 por ciento de los votantes se abstuvieron en las elecciones legislativas francesas ─la primera vez desde el final de la Segunda Guerra Mundial que participa solo la minoría de los votantes censados.

New in Urdu

دہشت گردی کی جیو پولیٹکس کا ادراک

8 June 2017

جبکہ مغربی ذرائع ابلاغ معمول کے مطابق دہشتگردی کی توضیع ’’شیطان‘‘ یا پھر کسی پاگل انسانوں کی کارروائی کے طور پر پیش کرتے ہیں جبکہ دہشتگردی اور جیوپولیٹکس کے درمیان بنیادی رشتے ہیں جنکے خاص سیاسی مقاصد ہیں

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Perspective

The political significance of the shooting attack on US congressmen

16 June 2017

The tragedy of Hodgkinson’s life is that he saw no way out from a political system dominated by the super-rich and no way to address his grievances through the existing organizations.

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Featured Comment

Palace coup or class struggle: The political crisis in Washington and the strategy of the working class

By Joseph Kishore and David North on behalf of the Socialist Equality Party Political Committee, 13 June 2017

The working class cannot remain a bystander in the fight between Trump and the Democrats. Rather, it must develop its struggle against Trump under its own banner and with its own program.

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Commentary

Washington’s war crimes in Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 15 June 2017

Marching toward a wider war in the Middle East

German law professor accuses Baberowski of right-wing extremism and historical revisionism

By Peter Schwarz, 15 June 2017

IYSSE demands Humboldt University retract its defense of right-wing radical Jorg Baberowski

Professor Jörg Baberowski loses on all counts in suit against University of Bremen students

Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin: When the White House fixed a Russian election

The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

On-the-spot report from India
Maruti Suzuki worker condemns court verdict as “pre-determined”

By our correspondents, 16 June 2017

Jitendra Kumar, a provisional committee member of the Maruti Suzuki Workers Union, spoke to the WSWS about the frame-up convictions and life sentences imposed on 13 Indian autoworkers.

Indian authorities seek to imprison more Maruti Suzuki workers on frame-up charges

By Shannon Jones, 13 June 2017

Sri Lankan students demand release of framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »

Arts

Theater professionals address the Flint water disaster
Public Enemy: Flint, an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play: A remarkable artistic event

By Joanne Laurier, 15 June 2017

Interviews with actors in Public Enemy: Flint

By Joanne Laurier, 15 June 2017

Attempt at censorship in reaction to New York’s Public Theater production of Julius Caesar

By Fred Mazelis, 14 June 2017

Wonder Woman: Humanity is pretty rotten, but the Germans are the worst of the lot

Roman Polanski’s victim in 1977 makes plea to Los Angeles court to end the case

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
June 12-18: Petrograd Congress of Factory Committees endorses Bolshevik resolutions

12 June 2017

Arriving straight from their factory benches, worker-deputies vote overwhelmingly for Bolshevik resolutions. Workers declare that they are ready to rule without the “help” of the capitalists and landlords.

From the archives of the Revolution
From the Kronstadt Sailors, Soldiers, and Workers—To the Revolutionary People of Petrograd and All Russia

By Leon Trotsky, 13 June 2017

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Workers Struggles

Spanish dockers strike in opposition to deregulation
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

16 June 2017

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute by writing to comments@wsws.org.

Los Angeles and San Diego teachers’ contracts set to expire at the end of the month

By Jake Dean, 15 June 2017

International Amazon Workers Voice

Amazon workers speak out
Amazon forced pregnant woman off the job due to physical, emotional stress

By our reporters, 12 June 2017

Ex-Amazon worker: I was fired for picking too slow

By our reporters, 10 June 2017

California Amazon worker speaks out
“They told us to work harder, promised ‘a cookie’ to fastest worker”

By Marc Wells, Toby Reese and Kevin Martinez, 7 June 2017

Striking German Amazon workers describe grueling conditions and digital surveillance

By Dietmar Henning, 7 June 2017

Socialist Equality Party launches International Amazon Workers Voice newsletter

By the Socialist Equality Party, 24 May 2017

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party stands candidates in German election: Against militarism and war! For socialism!

By Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party of Germany), 5 June 2017

Floods in Sri Lanka: Government responsible for another social disaster

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 5 June 2017