US Senate health care bill guts Medicaid, slashes taxes for the wealthy

By Kate Randall, 23 June 2017

The bill deals a massive blow to Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor and disabled jointly administered by the federal government and the states, slashing its funding by hundreds of billions of dollars.

The Democrats’ fraudulent opposition to Trumpcare

US-backed forces on verge of recapturing Iraqi city of Mosul

By James Cogan, 23 June 2017

The destruction yesterday of the 900-year-old minaret of the historic Al Nuri mosque symbolises the devastation that has been inflicted on Mosul.

After Grenfell Tower fire:
May government admits hundreds more UK tower blocks potentially clad in combustible material

By Robert Stevens, 23 June 2017

With the final death toll from the inferno still unknown, the Conservative government has called a public inquiry as part of efforts to conceal its complicity in the disaster.

Grenfell Tower fire victims and survivors treated with contempt by UK authorities

UK’s Daily Mail tries to scapegoat resident for Grenfell Tower inferno

Intelligence chiefs escalate anti-Russia campaign

By Josh Varlin, 23 June 2017

Two top intelligence officials reportedly confirmed that President Trump asked them to clear his election campaign of charges of collusion with Russia.

The SPD in Germany competes for the legacy of conservative Finance Minister Schäuble

By Peter Schwarz, 23 June 2017

The SPD’s tax plan picks up from and continues the ruthless austerity policies introduced by current CDU finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble.

Canada’s Liberal government expands spy agencies’ powers in “reform” of Harper’s Bill C-51

By Roger Jordan, 23 June 2017

The Liberals’ proposed National Security Act makes only cosmetic changes to the authoritarian powers given Canada’s security-intelligence agencies under Bill C-51.

Palace coup in Saudi Arabia

By Jean Shaoul, 23 June 2017

King Salman’s move portends more autocratic rule, economic hardship and an escalation of regional wars.

CIA’s cover blown in Brazil, but still safe in the New York Times

By Bill Van Auken, 23 June 2017

Whatever the reason for the public exposure of the CIA’s top man in Brasilia, there was one quarter where his secret remained safe: the pages of the Times.

Australian parliament’s late-night “Gonski” sitting highlights political instability

By Mike Head, 23 June 2017

After weeks of backroom deal-making, the Senate finally rubberstamped the regressive school-funding bill.

Social crisis looms over Papua New Guinea election

By John Braddock, 23 June 2017

The poll takes place amid widespread hostility to the political establishment.

Sri Lankan free trade zone workers call for release of Maruti Suzuki workers

By our correspondents, 23 June 2017

Workers at Sri Lanka’s oldest and largest free trade zone condemn the frameup and jailing of Indian autoworkers and call for a united international campaign.

New in Turkish

Londra'daki şirket katliamı

Robert Stevens, 22 Haziran 2017

Grenfell yalnızca korkunç bir trajedi değildir. O bir suçtur. Orada yaşamını yitirenler, sanki binada kasten yangın çıkarılmış gibi, kesin bir biçimde öldürülmüşlerdir.

New in Russian

Баберовский признается в своей приверженности иконам правого экстремизма

Петер Шварц, 23 июня 2017 г.

Спустя две недели после судебного проигрыша в Кельне профессор Йорг Баберовски солидаризировался со взглядами Армина Молера, одного из основоположников «новых правых».

Сочинения Троцкого 1917 года
Речь по вопросу о войне

Лев Троцкий, 23 июня 2017 г.

Изложение этой речи Троцкого, с которой он выступил на объединенном заседании с.-д. членов I Всероссийского съезда советов рабочих и солдатских депутатов 14 июня (1 июня по ст. ст.) было опубликовано в газете «Новая Жизнь» 15 (2) июня 1917 г1917 г.

New in Spanish

La escalada militar de EE.UU. en Siria y la amenaza de una guerra mundial

Por Bill Van Auken, 22 junio 2017

La gravedad de las tensiones entre Washington y Moscú fue demostrada el martes por el anuncio de Australia de que no volará sus aviones sobre Siria.

Conferencia sobre América Central traza planes de militarización y mayores ataques contra inmigrantes

Por Andrea Lobo, 22 junio 2017

Prácticamente no hubo una discusión sobre las graves condiciones sociales del Triángulo Norte de América Central, con la salvedad de ser mencionadas como un atractivo para inversiones.

New in French

Les leçons politiques des élections françaises

Par Alexandre Lantier, 23 juin 2017

L'élection d'Emmanuel Macron et de sa majorité législative est le produit des politiques réactionnaires des forces de la « gauche » française qui ont rompu avec le trotskysme.

L’escalade américaine en Syrie et la menace d’une guerre mondiale

Par Bill Van Auken, 23 juin 2017

La gravité des tensions accrues entre Washington et Moscou a été soulignée mardi lorsque l’Australie a annoncé qu’elle retient au sol ses avions de combat qui opéraient dans les cieux syriens.

Un avion de l’OTAN frôle l’avion du ministre russe de la défense au-dessus de la Baltique

Par Barry Grey, 23 juin 2017

N’importe quelle des rencontres aériennes quasi-quotidiennes entre l’OTAN et la Russie pourrait entraîner un échange de tirs ou une collision, que ce soit intentionnel ou accidentel, ce qui pourrait déclencher rapidement une guerre à grande échelle entre puissances nucléaires.

Révolution Permanente (NPA) défend la domination des luttes contre Macron par les appareils syndicaux

Par Anthony Torres, 23 juin 2017

Le NPA tente de promouvoir des organisations dont la ligne nationaliste et pro-PS est responsable de nombreuses défaites de luttes ouvrières contre l'austérité.

Baberowski se réclame de ses modèles d’extrême-droite

Par Peter Schwarz, 23 juin 2017

Deux semaines après son échec judiciaire à Cologne, le professeur Jörg Baberowski professe son soutien à Armin Mohler, un pionnier de la nouvelle droite.

New in German

Die Übernahme von Whole Foods durch Amazon und die Forderung nach Vergesellschaftung

Von Eric London, 23. Juni 2017

Die Expansion des Versandhandelsriesen Amazon ist Ausdruck einer beispiellosen Konzentration der wirtschaftlichen Macht in den Händen einer kleinen Gruppe von Konzernen, die die kapitalistische Weltwirtschaft dominieren.

NATO-Kampfjet bedrängt Flugzeug des russischen Verteidigungsministers über der Ostsee

Von Barry Grey, 23. Juni 2017

Während die USA die Spannungen mit Russland in Syrien eskalieren und dabei einen direkten Konflikt riskieren, erhöht ihre rücksichtslose Aggression auch in Osteuropa die Gefahr eines direkten militärischen Zusammenstoßes der beiden Atommächte.

Bundestag stimmt für Verlegung der Bundeswehr nach Jordanien

Von Johannes Stern, 23. Juni 2017

Mit der Verlegung vom türkischen Luftwaffenstützpunkt Incirlik rücken die deutschen Truppen noch näher an die Kriegsgebiete in Syrien und im Irak heran.

Bundestag beschließt Einsatz von Staatstrojanern und Online-Durchsuchung

Von Sven Heymanns, 23. Juni 2017

Mit der Entscheidung des Bundestags wird die Möglichkeit einer sicheren digitalen Kommunikation in Deutschland faktisch beseitigt.

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Perspective

Political lessons of the French elections

23 June 2017

The election of Emmanuel Macron is the outcome of the reactionary policies of the organizations in the so-called French left that broke with Trotskyism.

Earlier Perspectives »

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.

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

From the archives of the Revolution
Declaration of the Bolshevik Faction at a session of the First All-Russian Congress of Soviets on the Question of the Offensive

By Leon Trotsky, 23 June 2017

This declaration, written by Trotsky but delivered by P. Pozern, warns the working class of the implications of the military offensive being prepared by the Provisional Government.

This week in the Russian Revolution
June 19-25: Bolshevik antiwar demonstration banned by Congress of Soviets

19 June 2017

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Commentary

After Georgia debacle, Democrats prepare further shift to the right

By Patrick Martin, 23 June 2017

Twin defeats in elections for House seats in Georgia and South Carolina have touched off a paroxysm of second-guessing and recriminations within the Democratic Party.

Democrats lose special House elections in Georgia, South Carolina

Amid threat of US-Russia clash in Syria
NATO warplane buzzes jet carrying Russian defense minister over Baltic Sea

By Barry Grey, 22 June 2017

The US escalation in Syria and the threat of world war

US hospital visits due to opioid issues top one million a year

By Genevieve Leigh, 21 June 2017

Baberowski acknowledges his right-wing extremist role models

By Peter Schwarz, 21 June 2017

Workers Struggles

“Being an ‘independent contractor’ is just an illusion so they can pocket more money for themselves”
Striking Los Angeles-Long Beach port truck drivers speak

By our reporters, 23 June 2017

Drivers in Long Beach spoke to the WSWS about the issues in their strike.

Slovakian autoworkers strike, Kenyan nurses continue nationwide walkout
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

23 June 2017

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

Over 8,000 VW autoworkers launch unlimited strike in Slovakia

By Dietmar Henning, 22 June 2017

Arts

Megan Leavey: Oblivious to Iraqi suffering

By Joanne Laurier, 23 June 2017

Set during the Iraq war in 2006, Megan Leavey deals with the relationship of a female Marine corporal and her military dog companion. It is an unvarnished pro-war film.

Netflix drama strikes a nerve …
A spook comes out of the woodwork to attack Brad Pitt’s War Machine

By David Walsh, 21 June 2017

House of Cards, Season 5 and the “death of the Age of Reason”

By Hiram Lee, 20 June 2017

International Amazon Workers Voice

Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods and the case for public ownership

By Eric London, 22 June 2017

California Amazon worker speaks out:
“Amazon fired me because I complained about age discrimination”

By Evan Blake, 20 June 2017

Amazon’s monopoly swells with $13.7 billion offer to buy Whole Foods

By Evan Blake, 17 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

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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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.

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

On-the-Spot from New Delhi
Lawyer for Maruti Suzuki workers denounces frame-up

By our correspondents, 21 June 2017

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

By our correspondents, 16 June 2017

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 »

New in Arabic

A Lecture by David North: “Why Study the Russian Revolution"

We are publishing here the Arabic translation of the lecture by WSWS Chairman David North, “Why Study the Russian Revolution?” The lecture, delivered on March 13, 2017, was the first of five lectures presented by the International Committee of the Fourth International to commemorate the Centenary of the Russian Revolution of 1917.

Obituary

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl

By Peter Schwarz, 19 June 2017

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