Iraqi sources place real death toll in US-led siege of Mosul at 40,000

By Bill Van Auken, 21 July 2017

The sheer scale of the killing makes the siege one of the greatest war crimes of the post-World War II era.

The “liberation” of Mosul: Washington’s latest war crime in the Middle East

Trump attacks his own Justice Department in Times interview

By Patrick Martin, 21 July 2017

Trump denounced nearly every top official involved in the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US elections.

Six months of the Trump administration: The working-class strategy against capitalism and war

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

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Trump administration to pursue protectionist agenda in NAFTA renegotiation

By Roger Jordan, 21 July 2017

Washington intends to use the talks to extract concessions from corporate America’s Canadian and Mexican rivals and to forge a US-led trade bloc to confront its global rivals.

Council condemned for “disgusting” treatment of Grenfell fire survivors

By Paul Mitchell, 21 July 2017

A heavy police and security guard presence was mobilised outside and inside the town hall to ensure that as few survivors as possible would be able to enter.

Protesters at Kensington and Chelsea council meeting: “This has been a massive crime and they all seem to be getting away with it”

By our reporters, 21 July 2017

Watch: The Grenfell Inferno - A timeline of social murder

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Angry Grenfell survivors and residents berate London police and council officials

The Grenfell fire: Class politics versus identity politics

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Fire risk in most New Zealand high-rise buildings

By Tom Peters, 21 July 2017

Following the Grenfell Tower inferno in London, experts in New Zealand have warned of the potential for a similar disaster.

Opposition grows to writing French state of emergency into law

By Francis Dubois, 21 July 2017

As sections of the political establishment grow increasingly wary of the danger to democratic rights posed by Macron's policies, social opposition is emerging in the working class.

French armed forces chief of staff resigns in protest over military budget cuts

ECB offers reassurance to anxious financial markets

By Nick Beams, 21 July 2017

ECB president Mario Draghi said there were indications of economic growth but this was yet to translate into underlying inflation dynamics.

Turkish-Russian missile deal escalates Turkey-NATO conflict

By Halil Celik, 21 July 2017

By obtaining its first long-range air and anti-missile defense system from Russia, Turkey could conceivably close its skies to NATO fighters if necessary.

Study reveals gutting of health care and pensions for US workers

By Isaac Finn, 21 July 2017

Global risk management firm Willis Towers Watson revealed the impact of the corporate-government assault on workers’ retirement and medical benefits.

US House proposes over $5 trillion in cuts

Notes on police violence
Baltimore police officer caught on body-cam planting drugs

By Matthew MacEgan, 21 July 2017

The release of body-cam footage of police planting drugs prompted the release of a man who has been held in jail since January.

Notes on police violence
Woman killed by Minneapolis police had called to report a rape

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New York and New Jersey transit woes mount

By Alan Whyte, 21 July 2017

A series of incidents in the last number of days and weeks have revealed a deepening crisis in transit in the New York and New Jersey area.

Killing continues in Colombia as FARC disarms

By Carlota Duran, 21 July 2017

The world’s oldest guerrilla group is preparing to transform itself into a new bourgeois party in alliance with the Colombian Stalinists.

New in Spanish

Mientras se acrecienta el militarismo
Encuesta muestra que setenta y seis por ciento de estadounidenses teme una gran guerra

Por Bill Van Auken, 21 julio 2017

Una reciente encuesta publicada el martes muestra que el 76 por ciento de estadounidenses está preocupado de que se inicie una guerra de grandes proporciones, al mismo tiempo que los grupos de poder acogen un mayor militarismo.

El incendio de la torre Grenfell: la política de clases contra la política de identidad

Por Robert Stevens y Laura Tiernan, 21 julio 2017

A pocas horas del incendio y con sólo una fracción de los muertos identificados, ya se estaba intentando hacer del racismo el tema central de la tragedia.

Investigación revela que el parasitismo financiero está detrás del alto costo de medicinas

Por Nick Beams, 21 julio 2017

Según una reciente estudio, el alto precio de medicinas en Estados Unidos se debe a un “mal social” llamado “maximizar el valor de las acciones”.

Trump amenaza con redoblar las sanciones económicas contra Venezuela

Por Alexander Fangmann, 21 julio 2017

Siguiendo a un referéndum simbólico contra la asamblea constituyente, Washington y la oposición de derechas están aumentando la presión sobre el gobierno de Maduro.

New in French

Six mois de gouvernement Trump : La stratégie de la classe ouvrière contre le capitalisme et la guerre

Par Joseph Kishore, 21 juillet 2017

Le développement d’un réel mouvement contre le gouvernement Trump exige que les travailleurs et les jeunes tirent les conclusions politiques nécessaires des expériences de ces six derniers mois

L'opposition monte contre la transformation de l’état d’urgence en loi

Par Francis Dubois, 21 juillet 2017

Alors que même les milieux associatifs et universitaires critiquent la politique de Macron, un mouvement d'opposition très différent est en germe dans la classe ouvrière.

Le chef d'état major présente sa démission à Macron

Par Alexandre Lantier, 20 juillet 2017

Le général Pierre de Villiers a démissionné, fait sans précédent depuis 1961, suite à une longue confrontation avec le président de la République.

La police allemande reste passive devant des néonazis qui font un salut hitlérien au concert « Rock contre les étrangers »

Par Christoph Vandreier, 21 juillet 2017

Plus de 6 000 extrémistes de droite, portant des chemises avec l’inscription « National-Socialiste » et « I love HTLR », et scandant des slogans nazis, sont venu de toute l’Europe pour participer à l’événement.

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Sechs Monate Trump: Wie die Arbeiterklasse gegen Kapitalismus und Krieg kämpfen kann

Von Joseph Kishore, 21. Juli 2017

Arbeiter und Jugendliche müssen die notwendigen politischen Schlüsse aus den Erfahrungen der letzten sechs Monate ziehen, wenn sie eine ernsthafte Bewegung gegen die Trump-Regierung aufbauen wollen.

Wahlumfragen zeigen wachsende Feindschaft gegen SPD und alle kapitalistischen Parteien

Von Johannes Stern, 21. Juli 2017

Zwei Monate vor der Bundestagswahl liegt der sozialdemokratische Kanzlerkandidat Martin Schulz weit abgeschlagen hinter Bundeskanzlerin Merkel. Insgesamt wächst die Kluft zwischen allen kapitalistischen Parteien und der großen Mehrheit der arbeitenden Bevölkerung.

Chef des französischen Generalstabs tritt aus Protest gegen Kürzungen beim Wehretat zurück

Von Alex Lantier, 21. Juli 2017

Der wachsende Militarismus in Europa hat zusammen mit dem Anstieg der sozialen Ungleichheit und den zunehmenden Klassenkonflikten die politische Position des Militärs enorm gestärkt.

Gewerkschaft würgt Fiat-Streik in Serbien ab

Von Verena Nees, 21. Juli 2017

Die Absage des Streiks durch die EU-freundlichen Gewerkschaften erfolgte als er Arbeiter auch in anderen Betrieben zu Arbeitskämpfen inspirierte und in der Bevölkerung als Ganzes Unterstützung erhielt.

Oktoberfest-Attentat: Bundesregierung muss Auskünfte zum Einsatz von V-Leuten geben

Von Dietmar Henning, 21. Juli 2017

Das Bundesverfassungsgericht teilte am Dienstag mit, dass die Auskunftsverweigerung der Bundesregierung auf parlamentarische Anfragen zu den Hintergründen des Oktoberfest-Attentats teilweise das Informationsinteresse des Bundestags und seiner Fraktionen verletzt habe.

Bombardier: Wie IG Metall und Betriebsrat den Arbeitsplatzabbau organisieren

Von Gustav Kemper, 21. Juli 2017

Betriebsbedingte Entlassungen stehen bei Bombardier wieder auf der Tagesordnung. Das bestätigte die Erste Bevollmächtigte der IG Metall, Stefanie Jahn, gegenüber der Märkischen Onlinezeitung.

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Perspective

The murder of Justine Damond and police violence in America

21 July 2017

While few details have been released, what is known about Damond’s killing provides insight into the social and psychological underpinnings of the epidemic of police brutality in the US.

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History

Fifty years since the Detroit rebellion
Part one: An uprising of the oppressed

By Barry Grey, 21 July 2017

The WSWS is posting a three-part series originally published in July of 1987 under the title “Twenty years since the Detroit rebellion.”

Commentary

At “Socialism 2017” conference, International Socialist Organization shows its pro-war colors

By Jerry White and Josh Varlin, 21 July 2017

The most striking thing about the four-day conference in Chicago was the virulence of the pro-war policy of the International Socialist Organization.

Argentina’s Left and Workers’ Front (FIT): “Podemos in diapers”

By Andrea Lobo, 20 July 2017

Top leadership contender in China abruptly ousted

Notes on the pseudo-left
A portrait of an opportunist coalition in Los Angeles, California

A reply to a Socialist Party USA member

As Trump seeks to revive bill to “repeal and replace” Obamacare
Democrats push for bipartisan plan to slash health care

Socialist Equality Party

UK public meetings:
Grenfell Fire—Social Murder: A crime against the working class

21 July 2017

The Socialist Equality Party urges all workers and youth, including survivors of the Grenfell fire and local residents, to attend our public meetings and discuss the central issues involved in this capitalist crime against the working class.

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

5 July 2017

Maruti Suzuki

Five years since company-provoked incident used to frame up Maruti Suzuki workers

By Shannon Jones, 21 July 2017

Tuesday marked five years since a management-provoked incident that authorities used as a pretext to railroad 13 Indian autoworkers to life in prison.

“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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International Amazon Workers Voice

“When they pay a contract worker it’s like they’re giving money to a beggar”
Amazon investing billions in India to extract super profits

By Moses Rajkumar and Sasi Kumar, 21 July 2017

Amazon has become the second largest global investor in India’s digital economy.

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

By Alex González, 18 July 2017

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

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Arts

American horror film director George Romero (1940–2017)
Including a conversation with film historian Tony Williams

By David Walsh, 21 July 2017

The American director of numerous horror and other films, including Night of the Living Dead, died July 16 in Toronto.

Albert Einstein’s life, or parts of it, in the first season of National Geographic’s Genius

By Bryan Dyne, 20 July 2017

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

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

Workers Struggles

Union ends strike by Fiat Chrysler workers in Serbia
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

21 July 2017

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

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

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 »

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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.