Australian woman fatally shot by Minneapolis police officer

By Anthony Bertolt, 18 July 2017

Justine Damond was gunned down by police officer Mohamed Noor in an alleyway after calling 911 to report a suspected assault.

Race, class and police violence in America

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Democrats press anti-Russia campaign, now targeting Trump son-in-law

By Patrick Martin, 18 July 2017

Congressional Democratic leaders have demanded that Jared Kushner’s security clearance—required in his role as a top White House adviser—be revoked.

Revelation of meeting with Russian lawyer intensifies political crisis in Washington

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

Study finds financial parasitism contributes to the high cost of drugs

By Nick Beams, 18 July 2017

According to the authors of a recent study, the reason for the high cost of drugs in the US is the prevalence of a “social disease” called “maximising shareholder value.”

Michigan researchers investigate connection between Flint water crisis and high infant mortality rate

By Carlos Delgado, 18 July 2017

The city of Flint saw a significant increase in rate of infants who died before their first birthday in 2015, when the lead-in-water crisis was at its height.

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

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“The rich have all the resources and the money but still so many are struggling”
Leader of group of deported US veterans in Mexico speaks out

By Norisa Diaz and Renae Cassimeda, 18 July 2017

Thousands of veterans have been deported following minor crimes often linked to trauma incurred during their military service.

Trump administration prepares mass deportations

Low birth weights, high stress levels among immigrant population in the US

French National Assembly approves enabling act to rewrite labor law

By Francis Dubois, 18 July 2017

The legislature has opened the way for the government of President Emmanuel Macron to massively increase the exploitation of the French working class.

Germany and France to jointly develop new fighter jet

By Johannes Stern, 18 July 2017

The newly-proposed arms projects—including fighter jets, tanks and drones—should be taken as a warning by workers and young people throughout Europe.

Syriza offers big business mega-profits in Greece

By John Vassilopoulos, 18 July 2017

Nothing is to be allowed that prevents the financial oligarchy from plundering Greece’s assets and stepping up the exploitation of an already pauperised workforce.

South Korea proposes military talks with North Korea

By Ben McGrath, 18 July 2017

Seoul’s offer is likely to aggravate differences with Washington, which were largely papered over during the summit between the leaders of the two countries last month.

Indian-US-Japanese naval exercises in Indian Ocean target China

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 18 July 2017

India’s hosting of the Malabar exercises is part of its integration into the US military-strategic offensive against China.

China establishes military base in Djibouti

Mali war spilling into Burkina Faso, Niger

By Thomas Gaist, 18 July 2017

The imperialist war in Mali, spearheaded by France, is aimed at seizing control of the massive energy reserves in the West African country.

Deepening political crisis around Papua New Guinea elections

By John Braddock, 18 July 2017

The electoral watchdog’s resignation is further evidence that Prime Minister O’Neill’s government is trying to cling to power through fraud.

New Zealand bus workers threatened with pay and job cuts

By our correspondents, 18 July 2017

The Greater Wellington Regional Council is seeking to slash wages under a deal with Tranzit Group.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в русской революции
10–16 июля: Начало «июльских дней» в Петрограде

18 Июль 2017 г.

Несмотря на предупреждения лидеров большевиков о том, что преждевременное восстание окажется изолированным и будет побеждено, сотни тысяч рабочих хотят немедленно взять дело в свои руки. Так начинаются «июльские дни».

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Los salarios y Wall Street

Por Barry Grey, 18 julio 2017

El colapso de Wall Street del 2008 trajo consigo una intensificación de los ataques contra la clase obrera combinados con una bonanza para el mercado bursátil.

Gobierno de Trump pondrá fin a protección legal de más de un millón de inmigrantes en EE. UU.

Por Genevieve Leigh, 18 julio 2017

Toda la información personal que necesitan para deportar a los que aplicaron para el programa DACA está ahora en manos del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional.

Los correos de Trump Jr. sobre reunión con abogada rusa intensifican el conflicto político en Washington

Por Barry Grey, 18 julio 2017

Detrás de las investigaciones de la supuesta interferencia Rusa en las elecciones del 2016 se esconde una feroz lucha entre la Casa Blanca y el aparato de seguridad nacional sobre la política exterior.

Mientras plan de salud del Senado requiere la destripación de Medicaid
Estudio muestra que EE.UU. tiene el más pobre cuidado a la salud y la más grande brecha entre ricos y pobres en cuestión de salud

Por Kate Randall, 18 julio 2017

En EE.UU. tu nivel de ingreso determina tu acceso al cuidado a la salud, la calidad de cuidado que recibes y si encontrarás una muerte temprana debido a ello.

Amazon y la CIA: una pareja hecha en el infierno
Primera parte: Amazon saca tajada de los crímenes de guerra y de la vigilancia masiva

Por Evan Blake, 18 julio 2017

Desde que firmó un acuerdo de 600 millones de dólares con la CIA en 2013, Amazon se está integrando cada vez más en el aparato del Estado y se está implicando en sus crímenes.

New in French

Une semaine après la « libération » de Mossoul, on découvre encore l’horreur du siège américain

Par Bill Van Auken, 18 juillet 2017

Alors que la plupart des médias américains sont passés à autre chose, après avoir proclamé la « victoire » sur l’État islamique dans la ville irakienne, les preuves de crimes de guerre et de sanctions collectives se multiplient.

Un mois après l’incendie de Grenfell à Londres
Trois morts dans une tour sans système de gicleurs à Honolulu

Par Andre Damon, 18 juillet 2017

Le désastre à Honolulu souligne que l’incendie à Londres n’était pas une aberration. Partout dans le monde, la vie des travailleurs est considérée comme superflue dans la poursuite des richesses et profits par l’élite financière.

Après les manifestations à Hambourg contre le G20 : le SPD, Die Linke et les Verts misent sur une campagne sécuritaire pour les élections

Par Johannes Stern, 18 juillet 2017

Après les manifestations et leur brutale répression par l’État durant le sommet du G20 à Hambourg, les sociaux-démocrates, le parti Die Linke et les Verts révèlent leur vrai visage comme partis de l’ordre bourgeois.

Les salaires et Wall Street

Par Barry Grey, 18 juillet 2017

Le krach de Wall Street en 2008 a abouti à une intensification des attaques contre la classe ouvrière combinée à une hausse record du marché boursier.

« Il n’y a aucune preuve pour étayer la moindre accusation »
Quatre mois se sont écoulés depuis le coup monté et la condamnation des travailleurs de Maruti Suzuki en Inde

Par Jerry White, 18 juillet 2017

Les travailleurs indiens de l’automobile ont été victimes d’un coup monté pour avoir défié la stratégie de classe de l’élite indienne, qui cherche à créer les conditions pout que l’Inde puisse supplanter la Chine comme la principal plate-forme mondiale pour la main-d’œuvre à bas prix.

New in German

Schulz' Deutschlandplan – Die SPD rückt weiter nach rechts

Von Ulrich Rippert, 18. Juli 2017

Seit den Ausschreitungen am Rande des G20-Gipfels in Hamburg appelliert die SPD immer offener an extrem rechte und militaristische Elemente, die sich bislang an der rechtsextremen Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) orientierten.

Militärhistoriker Sönke Neitzel beschwört Wehrmachtstradition der Bundeswehr

Von Christoph Vandreier, 18. Juli 2017

Neitzel besteht im Spiegel-Interview darauf, dass sich die Bundeswehr in die Traditionslinie der Wehrmacht stellt, weil sie ein „Instrument des Kampfes“ sein müsse.

Nach der „Befreiung“ Mossuls geht der Horror der US-Belagerung weiter

Von Bill Van Auken, 18. Juli 2017

Nachdem die US-Medien den „Sieg“ über den IS in der irakischen Stadt verkündet haben, ist der größte Teil von ihnen zur Tagesordnung übergegangen. Die Hinweise auf Kriegsverbrechen und kollektive Bestrafungen nehmen währenddessen ständig zu.

Trump-Regierung bereitet Massenabschiebungen vor

Von Patrick Martin, 18. Juli 2017

Jeder Immigrant, der irgendwo in den USA aufgegriffen wird und nicht für mindestens die letzten 90 Tage einen festen Wohnsitz vorweisen kann, könnte kurzerhand abgeschoben werden.

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Perspective

The opioid epidemic in the US: A national health emergency

18 July 2017

The drug epidemic is a symptom of a diseased social system, the product of nearly four decades of social counterrevolution overseen by the ruling class and its political representatives, Democratic and Republican.

Earlier Perspectives »

International Amazon Workers Voice

AmazonFresh worker reveals: Amazon illegally keeps workers in a freezer for over two hours at a time

By Alex González, 18 July 2017

A worker reported that Amazon’s food delivery service forces many of its employees to work in sub-freezing temperatures for longer than legally allowed.

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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Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
July 17–23: The “July Days,” Insurrection and counterrevolution in Petrograd

17 July 2017

The insurrection in Petrograd known as the “July Days” reaches high tide and then recedes before the combined efforts of the Provisional Government and the parties that currently lead the Soviet.

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)

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Workers Struggles

Support grows for General strike in Uruguay
Workers Struggles: The Americas

18 July 2017

Public service workers have committed to joining the strike, as have mass transit workers and public and private school teachers.

Tufts Medical Center lockout to end with no gains for nurses

By John Marion, 17 July 2017

Fiat workers in Serbia launch strike

By Ulrich Rippert, 15 July 2017

GM Korea autoworkers vote to strike

Commentary

After Hamburg G20 protests: SPD, Left Party and Greens prepare law-and-order election campaign

By Johannes Stern, 17 July 2017

One week after Mosul’s “liberation,” horror of US siege continues to unfold

By Bill Van Auken, 17 July 2017

One month since the UK Grenfell Fire:
Three die in Honolulu high-rise without sprinkler system

By Andre Damon, 17 July 2017

The Grenfell fire: Class politics versus identity politics

By Robert Stevens and Laura Tiernan, 17 July 2017

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

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

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

Wages and Wall Street

Climate change and the struggle against capitalism

Arts

Lady Macbeth—a bored, unhappy young wife “ready to go through fire”—and Mali Blues

By Joanne Laurier, 17 July 2017

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

By David Walsh, 13 July 2017

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

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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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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.