Press secretary, legal spokesman resign
White House in turmoil as special counsel expands Russia probe

By Barry Grey, 22 July 2017

The US is passing through a crisis of capitalist rule without historical precedent, fueled by economic stagnation, growing social anger and intensifying geopolitical conflicts.

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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Three Palestinians dead after clashes between Israeli police and protesters

By Peter Symonds, 22 July 2017

The violent clashes erupted yesterday after Israeli authorities imposed tough new security measures at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem.

Brexit crisis tearing apart UK’s Conservative Party

By Chris Marsden, 22 July 2017

The political turmoil and economic dislocation surrounding Brexit has dramatically undermined the authority of Britain’s rulers, not only in Brussels but also in the eyes of millions of workers.

Residents in Bradford, England: “We are all affected by what has happened at Grenfell”

By Liz Smith, 22 July 2017

Reporters from the World Socialist Web Site spoke to residents in Bradford about the Grenfell fire.

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Council condemned for “disgusting” treatment of Grenfell fire survivors

The Grenfell fire: Class politics versus identity politics

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Australia: Anger grows over fire at Melbourne recycling plant

By Will Morrrow, 22 July 2017

Firefighting services have been called to the plant nine times in the last five years—four times this year, three times in 2015 and once in both 2012 and 2013.

Tennessee judge offers reduced sentences to inmates who agree to sterilization

By Isaac Finn, 22 July 2017

The order is a return to the ultra-reactionary eugenics policies of an earlier era, as a supposed solution to the immense poverty and ongoing opioid crisis in the US.

The opioid epidemic in the US: A national health emergency

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issues directive to revitalize civil forfeiture laws

By Genevieve Leigh, 22 July 2017

Sessions’s directive boosts a policy which has been responsible for the seizure of over $5 billion in cash and property from people suspected of a crime, even without a criminal charge, since the program was born in 1984.

Alberta NDP to work with Trudeau to ram through Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

By Janet Browning, 22 July 2017

Underscoring the Alberta NDP government’s fealty to Big Oil and the financial elite, Premier Rachel Notley has vowed to dramatically increase the transport of untreated bitumen to tidewater.

Germany: Extent of “left-wing violence” at G20 summit was wildly exaggerated

By Sven Heymanns, 22 July 2017

It is clear that police, leading politicians and the media systematically exaggerated the scale of what took place in Hamburg and invented a number of incidents.

After Hamburg protests, German government plans crackdown on left-wing views

Union shuts down Serb auto strike

By Verena Nees, 22 July 2017

The unions shut down the strike after it had inspired workers at other factories to engage in job action and won widespread sympathy within the Serb population.

Fiat workers in Serbia launch strike

US-China trade talks conclude in acrimony

By Nick Beams, 22 July 2017

A former White House advisor said the meeting had “all the signs—no joint statement, or press conference, no outcomes—of serious and sustained tensions rapidly emerging due to deep differences.”

Trump administration to pursue protectionist agenda in NAFTA renegotiation

China-India border impasse enters sixth week

By Keith Jones, 22 July 2017

Beijing has sent strong signals to India that it must unilaterally withdraw its troops from a Himalayan ridge claimed by both China and Bhutan or face a sharp deterioration in bilateral relations, even war.

NSSP leader denounces Sri Lankan doctors’ strikes as “medical terrorism”

By K. Ratnayake, 22 July 2017

NSSP leader Wickremabahu Karunaratne is backing the police repression of protests and strikes by Sri Lankan workers and youth.

Disqualification threats hang over Australian MPs

By Mike Head, 22 July 2017

A witch hunt has been launched to identify every member of parliament who was born overseas or might have dual citizenship.

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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.

Bayern führt zeitlich unbegrenzten Gewahrsam für Gefährder ein

Sven Heymanns, 22. Juli 2017

Beinahe unbemerkt von der Öffentlichkeit hat der bayerische Landtag am Mittwoch ein Gesetz verabschiedet, das einen zeitlich unbegrenzten Gewahrsam für vermeintliche Gefährder vorsieht.

Irakische Quellen:
Belagerung von Mossul forderte 40.000 Todesopfer

Bill Van Auken, 22. Juli 2017

Das schiere Ausmaß des Blutbads macht die Belagerung zu einem der größten Kriegsverbrechen seit dem Zweiten Weltkrieg.

Proteste gegen „abscheuliche“ Behandlung der Grenfell-Überlebenden

Paul Mitchell, 22. Juli 2017

Innerhalb und außerhalb des Rathauses von Kensington gab es ein massives Aufgebot an Polizei und Sicherheitsleuten, um sicherzustellen, dass so wenig Überlebende des Hochhausbrandes wie möglich ins Gebäude kommen konnten.

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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Perspective

Trump pulls plug on CIA’s Syrian “revolution”

22 July 2017

The ending of the CIA’s arming and funding of Al Qaeda-linked “rebels” signals not an end to conflict or rapprochement with Moscow, but is part of the preparations for wider war.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

German elections: Polls show growing hostility to the Social Democrats and other capitalist parties

By Johannes Stern, 22 July 2017

Two months before the elections, the Social Democratic Party chancellor candidate, Martin Schulz, is running far behind current Chancellor Angela Merkel (Christian Democratic Union).

The murder of Justine Damond and police violence in America

By Niles Niemuth, 21 July 2017

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

By Jerry White and Josh Varlin, 21 July 2017

History

Fifty years since the Detroit rebellion
Part two: The explosion

By Barry Grey, 22 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.” This is the second part. Part one was published on July 21.

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

Workers Struggles

Mixed fleet cabin crew continue strike against British Airways

By Ross Mitchell, 22 July 2017

Unite is seeking to divert the struggle of cabin crew into the dead end of legal appeals against BA’s actions and are insisting strikers put their faith in appeals to Members of Parliament.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

22 July 2017

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

Tufts Medical Center lockout to end with no gains for nurses

By John Marion, 17 July 2017

Socialist Equality Party

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

21 July 2017

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

“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

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

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

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 »

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.