As Senate health plan calls for gutting Medicaid
Study shows US has poorest health, widest health care gap between rich and poor

By Kate Randall, 15 July 2017

In the United States, your level of income defines your access to health care, the quality of care you receive, and whether you will meet with an early death because of it.

US Senate Republicans’ revised health bill maintains draconian Medicaid cuts

Anger grows over failure to prosecute those responsible for Grenfell Tower inferno

By Chris Marsden, 15 July 2017

Despite a mountain of evidence of criminal wrongdoing by politicians and business leaders, no one has been charged in connection with the fire that killed at least 80.

Thames Water workers speak:
Privatisation contributed to Grenfell Tower inferno

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Fiat workers in Serbia launch strike

By Ulrich Rippert, 15 July 2017

Around 2,000 workers at Fiat-Chrysler’s Kragujevac plant in Serbia have been on strike for two weeks against starvation wages and terrible working conditions.

New strikes in the UK against Driver Only Operated trains

By Thomas Scripps, 15 July 2017

Recent talks have enabled Southern, Northern and Merseyrail management to escalate strikebreaking plans and impose regimes of intimidation.

Trump administration to end legal protection for over one million immigrants in US

By Genevieve Leigh, 15 July 2017

All of the personal information needed to carry out deportations of those who applied under the DACA program is now in the hands of the Department of Homeland Security.

San Diego police unleash K-9 dog on handcuffed man

By Jake Dean, 15 July 2017

There are an untold number of disturbing videos of police officers in the US, without care or remorse, using dogs to attack the individuals they are pursuing.

Australian unions isolate miners facing attacks on pay and conditions

By Terry Cook, 15 July 2017

The Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union has restricted the Glencore workers to token stoppages.

Australian cricket pay dispute escalates

By Oscar Grenfell, 15 July 2017

Cricketing administrators are seeking to boost their control over billions of dollars of broadcasting and online streaming revenue.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в русской революции
3-9 июля: Ленин предупреждает против преждевременного восстания

15 июня 2017 г.

Наступление Керенского все больше превращается в ужасающий разгром русских солдат. В старой царской столице рабочие и солдаты кипят от гнева, отчаяния и разочарования. В средних и низших слоях большевистской партии, в том числе в большевистской военной организации, многие выступают за немедленное восстание.

New in French

Le changement climatique et la lutte contre le capitalisme

Par Patrick Martin, 15 juillet 2017

Les principaux obstacles à une politique climatique rationnelle sont la propriété privée capitaliste des moyens de production et la division du monde en États-nations rivaux.

Crise politique qui s’emballe au Brésil : peine de prison pour l’ex-président Lula, du Parti des travailleurs

Par Bill Van Auken, 15 juillet 2017

La peine prononcée contre l’ancien dirigeant du syndicat des metallos, et ancien président du pays issu du Parti des travailleurs, est intervenue un jour après que le Sénat brésilien a adopté une « réforme » du droit du travail impliquant des attaques de grande envergure contre les droits des travailleurs.

Le Washington Post de Jeff Bezos offre un sermon hypocrite sur les valeurs américaines

Par Andre Damon, 15 juillet 2017

Le Washington Post, détenu par le PDG d’Amazon et milliardaire Jeff Bezos, déclare que la Russie est une « puissance hostile » parce qu’il s’oppose aux « valeurs américaines fondamentales » comme l’autodétermination et une presse libre.

Après les manifestations à Hambourg : le parti allemand Die Linke appuie la campagne sécuritaire

Par Ulrich Rippert, 15 juillet 2017

Les actes de vandalisme attribués aux manifestants en marge du sommet du G20 de la semaine dernière à Hambourg sont mis à profit pour lancer une campagne sécuritaire à travers tout le pays.

L'Union européenne et le Japon signent l'accord de libre-échange le plus important à ce jour

Par Gary Alvernia, 15 juillet 2017

Malgré qu'il soit présenté comme une victoire sur le protectionnisme, l'ALE annonce l'expansion de blocs commerciaux concurrents et le danger grandissant de conflit et de guerre.

New in German

Der Klimawandel und der Kampf gegen den Kapitalismus

Von Patrick Martin, 15. Juli 2017

Die größten Hindernisse für eine rationale Klimapolitik sind das kapitalistische Privateigentum an den Produktionsmitteln und die Aufteilung der Welt in rivalisierende Nationalstaaten.

Macron lädt Trump zu Militärparade in Paris ein

Von Alex Lantier, 15. Juli 2017

Der französische Präsident schickte eine deutliche Botschaft in Richtung Berlin: Paris könnte sich Washington anschließen und gemeinsam mit den USA eine gegen Deutschland gerichtete Politik verfolgen.

Streik bei Fiat in Serbien

Von Markus Salzmann, 15. Juli 2017

Seit zwei Wochen streiken rund 2.000 Arbeiter des Fiat-Chrysler-Werks (FCA) im serbischen Kragujevac gegen Hungerlöhne und unmenschliche Arbeitsbedingungen.

Hintergründe der Bustragödie auf der A9

Von Andy Niklaus und Carola Kleinert, 15. Juli 2017

Das Flammeninferno nach dem Busunfall auf der Autobahn A9, bei dem achtzehn Menschen starben, verweist auf die kriminelle Vernachlässigung der Sicherheitsstandards bei Reisebussen und auf leicht brennbare Materialien.

Vortrag zum einhundertsten Jahrestag der Russischen Revolution
Spontaneität und Bewusstsein in der Februarrevolution

Von Joe Kishore, 15. Juli 2017

Dies ist der dritte von fünf Vorträgen, die das Internationale Komitee der Vierten Internationale aus Anlass des einhundertsten Jahrestags der Russischen Revolution von 1917 präsentiert.

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Perspective

Wages and Wall Street

15 July 2017

The 2008 Wall Street meltdown ushered in an intensification of attacks on the working class combined with a record rise on the stock market.

Earlier Perspectives »

Featured Comment

Revelation of meeting with Russian lawyer intensifies political crisis in Washington

By Joseph Kishore and David North, 13 July 2017

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

Arts

The persistent Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986): An exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario
More than 100 works by the American artist

By Lee Parsons, 15 July 2017

The show, presenting O’Keeffe’s varied styles and subjects in drawings, paintings, photography and sculpture, spans her lengthy art career and demonstrates her versatility.

Netflix series on Elizabeth II
The Crown: Sentenced to be queen

By David Walsh, 13 July 2017

Beatriz at Dinner: Not the sort of resistance that amounts to much

By Joanne Laurier, 12 July 2017

Workers Struggles

India: Kerala nurses on state-wide strike
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

15 July 2017

The nurses rejected a pay offer of 17,500 rupees, including allowances, from the government and the Private Hospitals Association.

GM Korea autoworkers vote to strike

By Ben McGrath, 14 July 2017

Tufts Medical Center in Boston locks out 1,200 nurses after one-day strike

By John Marion, 14 July 2017

Nurses strike Tufts Medical Center in Boston
Hospital plans punitive five-day lockout

International Amazon Workers Voice

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

By Evan Blake, 13 July 2017

Amazon and the CIA: a match made in hell
Part Two: Amazon, war propaganda, and the suppression of free speech

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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Commentary

Climate change and the struggle against capitalism

By Patrick Martin, 14 July 2017

Scientists warn of “biological annihilation” as Earth’s mass extinction accelerates

Mounting tensions between India and its nuclear-armed neighbors, China and Pakistan

By Wasantha Rupasinghe and Keith Jones, 14 July 2017

Jeff Bezos’s Washington Post delivers a hypocritical sermon on American values

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Maruti Suzuki

“There is no evidence to prove any charge”
Four months since the frame-up and sentencing of Maruti Suzuki workers in India

By Jerry White, 13 July 2017

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

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

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Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Professor Sean McMeekin and the construction of a historical lie (Part II)

By David North, 10 July 2017

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

This week in the Russian Revolution
July 10–July 16: The beginning of the “July Days” in Petrograd

10 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.