US-backed war in Yemen sparks deadly cholera outbreak

By Niles Niemuth, 4 July 2017

An outbreak of cholera caused by the multi-year assault led by Saudi Arabia on the impoverished country has sickened a quarter million Yemenis and killed more than 1,500.

Trump’s frosty phone call with Chinese President Xi

By Peter Symonds, 4 July 2017

Trump is adopting a more confrontational stance toward China in an effort to pressure Beijing to force North Korea to bow to US demands.

US warship intrudes into Chinese-claimed waters in South China Sea

South Korean president aligns with US war plans against North Korea

Macron speaks to assembled houses of French parliament in Versailles

By Alex Lantier, 4 July 2017

Macron called for military escalation overseas and broad-ranging changes to basic institutions of French political and social life, to be worked out with the trade unions.

German foreign minister goes on the offensive in the Middle East

By Johannes Stern, 4 July 2017

Just days before the G20 summit in Hamburg, and in the midst of the Qatar crisis, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel traveled to the Arabian Peninsula.

G20 summit in Hamburg: A city in a state of siege

By Sven Heymanns, 4 July 2017

The planned measures in Hamburg are not just to protect the political elite attending the G20, but are deliberate preparations for a civil war scenario.

Defence Minister says Britain will back any US action in Syria

By Jean Shaoul, 4 July 2017

The UK is already up to its neck in the US-led operation to topple the Assad regime, including covert and illegal military operations on the ground.

Canada’s Liberal government extends participation in Mideast war to 2019

India and China trade war threats amid border stand-off

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 4 July 2017

India and China have rushed troops to a remote border region, in what is widely being described as the worst stand-off between the two countries since they fought a war in 1962.

Concerns grow over Fed interest rate policy

By Nick Beams, 4 July 2017

The economic model the Fed has broken down under conditions in which parasitism has become the dominant form of profit accumulation.

Hepatitis A on the rise in California

By Kevin Martinez, 4 July 2017

The disease, which affects the liver, has already claimed four lives in San Diego, making it the largest outbreak in the state in almost 20 years.

Nearly $50 million in cuts planned for northern Virginia school district

By Harvey Simpkins, 4 July 2017

The cuts in Fairfax County, Virginia, which follow steep cuts last year, will affect class sizes, after-school programs and teacher hiring.

Venezuelan government moves against dissenting chavistas

By Alexander Fangmann, 4 July 2017

Hours before the Supreme Court stripped the dissenting attorney general of her powers, a helicopter piloted by a police officer mounted a suspicious attack on the court.

US Studies Centre touts significance of US-Australian investment ties

By Oscar Grenfell, 4 July 2017

The Sydney University think-tank launched a new project amid intense pressure by Washington on Canberra not to turn away from the US alliance.

New Zealand Labour Party deepens anti-immigrant campaign

By John Braddock, 4 July 2017

Labour’s proposals, which blame foreigners for the worsening social crisis, are a sign of the right-wing agenda being advanced in the coming election campaign.

New in Turkish

Slovakya’daki Volkswagen grevinin önemi

Ulrich Rippert, 4 Temmuz 2017

Slovakya’da bulunan Volkswagen tesisindeki otomotiv işçileri grevi, Doğu Avrupa’daki işçi sınıfının artan radikalleşmesini göstermekte ve sınıf mücadelesinde yeni bir evreye işaret etmektedir.

Slovakya’daki Volkswagen işçilerinin grevini destekleyin!

SGP'nin Genel Başkanı ve Kuzey Ren Vestfalya adayı Ulrich Rippert, 4 Temmuz 2017

Almanya’daki ve diğer ülkelerdeki VW işçileri, Bratislava’daki iş arkadaşları ile aktif dayanışma eylemine girişmelidir.

New in German

Seymour Hershs Artikel über US-Raketenangriff auf Syrien wird von Medien totgeschwiegen

Von Bill Van Auken, 4. Juli 2017

Die Behauptung, das syrische Regime hätte am 4. April einen Chemiewaffenangriff verübt, war eine Lüge. Diese Enthüllung des investigativen Journalisten Seymour Hersh wird nun von genau denjenigen Medien totgeschwiegen, die damals begeistert auf den Raketenangriff reagiert haben.

Gabriels Offensive am Persischen Golf

Von Johannes Stern, 4. Juli 2017

Wenige Tage vor dem G20-Gipfel in Hamburg und inmitten der Katar-Krise bereist der deutsche Außenminister Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) die Arabische Halbinsel.

Veranstaltung an der TU Berlin
Der Fall Baberowski: Gegen rechte und militaristische Ideologie an der Uni

Von unseren Reportern, 4. Juli 2017

Am Mittwoch findet an der Technischen Universität Berlin eine gemeinsame Veranstaltung des dortigen Asta, des Asta der Universität Bremen und der IYSSE zum Fall Jörg Baberowski statt.

US-Kriegsschiff dringt in die von China beanspruchten Gewässer im Südchinesischen Meer ein

Von Peter Symonds, 4. Juli 2017

Nach der Zustimmung der USA zu einem umfangreichen Waffengeschäft mit Taiwan und den US-Sanktionen gegen chinesische Firmen erhöht die Provokation durch die US-Marine die Gefahr eines Kriegs mit China.

New in Arabic

السير في اتجاه حرب أوسع في الشرق الأوسط

١٣ حزيران يونيو ٢٠١٧

فيما يتجاوز الصراع السياسي الحاد في واشنطن ، و حملة الإعلام التي لا تنتهي التي تنشر ادعاءات هستيرية حول تدخل روسيا في الانتخابات واحتمال تورط دونالد ترامب، ثمة حروب حقيقية للغاية في الشرق الأوسط تهدد بالتحول إلى صدام إقليمي بل وحتى شامل ،تحمل تداعيات مشؤومة للشعوب ليس في المنطقة وحسب بل في الكوكب بأسره.

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Perspective

Trump’s attack on the press

4 July 2017

A recognition of the deeply reactionary content of Trump’s polemics does not require that one be sentimental about his immediate targets.

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Grenfell Fire

“There are people who died in there—and they’re not telling us who they are.”
Anger grows over Grenfell Tower inferno

By our reporters, 4 July 2017

Residents of the Lancaster West housing estate near Grenfell Tower talked to the World Socialist Web Site about the June 14 fire in London.

Outpouring of anger over Grenfell Tower fire at London anti-austerity rally

By Robert Stevens, 3 July 2017

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“People died because they used cheap cladding. It’s like war between rich and poor”
Anti-austerity protestors speak on the Grenfell Tower fire

Australian workers and youth speak out on Grenfell Tower tragedy

The political implications of the Grenfell Tower fire

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Workers Struggles

The way forward for West Coast port truck drivers

By Dan Conway and Jerry White, 4 July 2017

The Teamsters union shut down the strike, the 15th such walkout over the last four years, without resolving any of the critical issues demanded by the drivers.

Widespread strikes and protests in Brazil against labor law reform bill
Workers Struggles: The Americas

4 July 2017

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

Detroit Federation of Teachers accepts merit pay, other concessions

By Phyllis Steele, 3 July 2017

“It’s a pretty damning statement when nurses cannot afford health care”
Western Massachusetts nurses still face fight over staffing and health benefits

By Jay James, 3 July 2017

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

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

By David North, 30 June 2017

This week in the Russian Revolution
July 3-9: Lenin warns against premature insurrection

3 July 2017

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Featured Videos

Photo Essay—Sri Lanka: The housing crisis and Colombo’s poor

By Shantan Kumarasamy and Panini Wijesiriwardane, 3 July 2017

A photo essay on the conditions of life for the many thousands living in makeshift housing around Colombo.

Interview: Fresno youth assaulted by police

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.

International Amazon Workers Voice

“The company is a prison”
Fall River, Mass., Amazon worker says company forces workers to grab heavy pallets 50 feet in air

By John Marion, 2 July 2017

Canadian Amazon workers face low wages and constant speed-up

By our reporters, 1 July 2017

Amazon pays warehouse workers $233 per month in India

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

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Commentary

The media blackout of Seymour Hersh’s exposé on US missile strike against Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 3 July 2017

Germany: Marriage equality bill used to promote Red-Red-Green pro-war policy

By Johannes Stern, 3 July 2017

150 years of Canadian Confederation: Myth and reality

By Keith Jones, 1 July 2017

Arts

Season Three of Better Call Saul: Objection! Relevance!

By Ed Hightower, 1 July 2017

The “forces in power” are sensitive “to art and ideas”
A conversation with award-winning cinematographer Tom Hurwitz

By David Walsh, 29 June 2017

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

Lawyer for framed up Maruti Suzuki workers: The court “committed violence” to the “principles” of law

By our correspondents, 27 June 2017

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

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

By our correspondents, 23 June 2017

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »