Police rampage against G20 protestors in Hamburg

By James Cogan, 7 July 2017

The police actions appear to have been a test of their riot tactics, ahead of possible attacks on larger demonstrations.

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

Trump speech in Poland fans conflict with Germany, Russia

By Patrick Martin, 7 July 2017

The US president associated himself fully with the ultra-right policies pursued by the nationalistic PiS government in Warsaw.

Trade conflicts hang over G20 summit

By Nick Beams, 7 July 2017

The steel issue is only the sharpest expression of a wider conflict that goes to the very nature of trade relations among the major powers.

Xi’s visit to Berlin highlights growing US-EU conflicts before G20 summit

Tensions mount in India-China Himalayan border standoff

By Wasantha Rupasinghe and Keith Jones, 7 July 2017

New Delhi and Beijing are trading bellicose threats, with both insisting the other must stand down.

London resident on Grenfell fire: “I’m looking at a graveyard with people’s relatives inside”

By our reporters, 7 July 2017

WSWS reporters spoke to people outside the Westway Sports Centre in North Kensington, which is being used as an “Assistance Centre” for residents affected by the Grenfell fire.

Grenfell Tower Inferno: “It’s worse than a terrorist attack”

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Three weeks after the Grenfell inferno: Official cover-up and callous indifference

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Democratic pundits demand harsh immigration crackdown

By Eric London, 7 July 2017

Several recent articles call for the Democratic Party to respond to the election of Trump by shifting further to the right on issues of immigration and “national identity.”

“It is so difficult to bear the uncertainty of the future”
Life after deportation: an interview with a Mexican immigrant raised in the US

By Genevieve Leigh, 7 July 2017

WSWS reporters speak with a recently deported Mexican immigrant about his experiences in detention facilities and life after deportation.

Republican Senator Pat Toomey defends health care cuts in phony Town Hall event

By Samuel Davidson, 7 July 2017

Hundreds of Pennsylvania residents, opponents of the health care bill Toomey co-authored, were blocked from entering the television studio where the event was being staged.

Ohio politician proposes letting overdose victims die
The policy of “social murder” behind the US health care debate

“They said that to protect the company”
Coworkers denounce false report of suicide after Detroit electrician falls to his death

By Tim Rivers, 7 July 2017

Medical examiner’s report repudiates claims by police and the media that veteran electrician Michael Morrison, who plummeted 75 feet at the Little Caesars sports arena, took his own life.

“The measures we are taking are intended to safeguard the IMF program”
Zambian President Edgar Lungu seizes emergency powers

By David Brown, 7 July 2017

Lungu has enacted dictatorial measures in order to suppress social opposition to upcoming IMF austerity measures.

Japan’s ruling party trounced in Tokyo regional election

By Ben McGrath, 7 July 2017

The election is regarded as a barometer of national political sentiment, showing falling support for the Abe government.

Australian Labor and union leaders seek to head off workers’ discontent

By Mike Head, 7 July 2017

Speeches at last week’s ACTU 90th anniversary dinner signal desperate efforts to promote the return of another pro-business Labor government.

New in Spanish

Trump ataca a la prensa

Por Patrick Martin y Joe Kishore, 6 julio 2017

Reconocer que el contenido de las polémicas de Trump es profundamente reaccionario tampoco significa que hay que ponerse sentimental por sus blancos inmediatos.

New in French

Le tir de missile nord-coréen accentue le risque de guerre

Par Peter Symonds, 6 juillet 2017

Washington, et non Pyongyang, est principalement responsable de la création de la situation explosive dans la péninsule coréenne.

Trois semaines après l’enfer de la tour Grenfell : la tentative d’étouffer l’affaire et l’impitoyable indifférence officielles

Par Robert Stevens, 6 juillet 2017

La période depuis l’incendie a souligné le mépris de l’élite dirigeante envers les survivants traumatisés et la classe ouvrière dans son ensemble.

Le sommet du G20 à Hambourg : une ville en état de siège

Par Sven Heymanns, 6 juillet 2017

Les mesures prévues à Hambourg ne sont pas seulement censées protéger l’élite politique qui participe au G20 mais sont des dispositifs délibérés pour un scénario de guerre civile.

Après l’incendie de la tour Grenfell : évacuation d’une tour à Wuppertal en Allemagne

Par Dietmar Henning, 6 juillet 2017

Après le terrible incendie à Londres, les responsables politiques et les chargés de la supervision de construction en Allemagne ont affirmé qu’une telle catastrophe ne pouvait se produire ici.

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Der G20-Gipfel und die Wiederkehr deutscher Großmachtpolitik

Von Ulrich Rippert, 7. Juli 2017

Seit Monaten bereitet die Bundesregierung den Gipfel vor und nutzt ihre Funktion als Gastgeber, um drei Monate vor der Bundestagswahl im September eine scharfe politische Rechtswende in der Außen- und Innenpolitik zu vollziehen.

Wachsende Konflike zwischen USA und EU vor G20-Gipfel

Von Alex Lantier, 7. Juli 2017

Der heute beginnende G20-Gipfel in Hamburg findet vor dem Hintergrund wachsender Spannungen zwischen Washington und seinen traditionellen Verbündeten in der Europäischen Union statt.

Vor G20-Gipfel: US-Kriegsdrohungen nach nordkoreanischem Raketentest

Von James Cogan, 7. Juli 2017

Präsident Trump setzt erneut auf eine kriegerische Haltung gegenüber China, wie er es schon im Wahlkampf getan hat.

Europäische Union will Rettungseinsätze von Hilfsorganisationen im Mittelmeer blockieren

Von Martin Kreickenbaum, 7. Juli 2017

Die Pläne der Europäischen Union, Rettungseinsätze von Hilfsorganisationen im Mittelmeer drastisch zu reduzieren, werden ein humanitäres Desaster nach sich ziehen.

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Perspective

Bitter conflicts dominate G20 summit in Germany

7 July 2017

The G20 summit convenes today in Hamburg, Germany in an atmosphere of global crisis and multisided conflicts that point to the emergence of a new prewar period.

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Workers Struggles

“The glamour of the job is just a mask”
British Airways crew members defy strikebreaking operation

By Ross Mitchell, 7 July 2017

Prior to the strike, the union drafted up a "final compromise position" behind the backs of its members, which has not been made public.

Bombardier Hennigsdorf workers express anger at the IG Metall union

By Gustav Kemper and Verena Nees, 7 July 2017

Earlier this week, WSWS reporters spoke with workers in Hennigsdorf, near Berlin, about the decision of the rail and locomotive manufacturer Bombardier Transportation to close down production in the town.

Historic strike vote by Bank of England staff; Kenyan doctors’ union signs agreement to end dispute
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

7 July 2017

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

Arts

Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled: Historical drama with hardly any history

By Joanne Laurier, 7 July 2017

Along the way, the film demonstrates once again how contemporary gender and racial politics tyrannizes over much of current cultural life.

Season Three of Better Call Saul: Objection! Relevance!

By Ed Hightower, 1 July 2017

Commentary

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren joins push for US escalation in Afghanistan

By Bill Van Auken, 6 July 2017

Banks, bondholders driving the legal conflict over Flint’s water supply

By Sheila Brehm and Jerry White, 6 July 2017

Ahead of G20 summit
US exploits North Korean missile test to threaten war and isolate China

By James Cogan, 6 July 2017

Australian government lines up behind US threats to North Korea and China

Germany’s foreign policy shift 2.0: A call for German imperialism to “get going”

By Johannes Stern, 6 July 2017

Pseudo-left silent on Seymour Hersh’s exposé of US strike against Syria

By Josh Varlin, 5 July 2017

New York Times backs calls for Catalan independence referendum

The Grenfell Tower Fire

London residents on the Grenfell fire: “All they want to do is maximise their profits”

By our reporters, 6 July 2017

London residents on Grenfell fire: “Heads have got to roll!”

Public meetings in Australia and New Zealand
The Grenfell Tower disaster: A crime against the working class

5 July 2017

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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 »

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.

Book Review

Locking Up Our Own, by James Forman, Jr.
New book describes the role of black mayors and police officials in mass incarceration

By Fred Mazelis, 5 July 2017

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

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

By Shannon Jones, 5 July 2017

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

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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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