Tenth immigrant dies in Texas trailer atrocity

By Genevieve Leigh, 25 July 2017

The corporate media is saying nothing about the government officials, business interests and politicians who bear the overriding responsibility for these deaths.

American nightmare: Nine immigrants suffocate to death in trailer left in Texas parking lot

Wave of immigration raids target youth falsely branded as “criminals”

By Norisa Diaz, 25 July 2017

As a result of the brutal raids, thousands of youth will be deported to the most violent countries in the world in what will amount to a death sentence for many.

US sanctions bill against Russia set for passage with bipartisan support

By Patrick Martin, 25 July 2017

The White House has dropped its opposition in the face of overwhelming support for the bill from congressional Republicans as well as Democrats.

Former US intelligence chiefs urge Congress, executive to defy Trump

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

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Congressional Democrats unveil phony “Better Deal” ahead of 2018 midterms

By Josh Varlin, 25 July 2017

The Democrats hope to revive their electoral fortunes by engaging in empty sloganeering and threadbare rhetorical populism.

“We don’t blame Mexico, we blame the company”
Workers denounce layoffs at Indianapolis Carrier plant

By Shelley Connor and Jerry White, 25 July 2017

Sacked workers at the United Technology Corporation's Carrier plant have responded with outrage and hostility, not only towards UTC, but to Trump and the United Steelworkers union.

Harley Davidson to cut 180 jobs at Milwaukee and Kansas City plants

The Grenfell Fire: Vigil held for five-year-old victim

By Robert Stevens, 25 July 2017

Family, friends and local residents gathered to mourn five-year-old Isaac Paulos, who lived with his family on Grenfell’s 18th floor and was found dead on the 13th floor.

Grenfell residents correct to warn of social cleansing agenda
UK: Kensington and Chelsea Council struck deals to avoid building affordable housing

By Julie Hyland, 25 July 2017

Research by the BBC confirms the council has connived with construction firms and property companies to displace working class families from the borough.

Grenfell fire: social cleansing by London councils widespread

The Grenfell fire: Class politics versus identity politics

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May government conceals UK-Saudi terror connections

By Jean Shaoul, 25 July 2017

Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states play a vital role in funding Islamist groups that provide essential proxy forces for the imperialist powers in Libya, Iraq and Syria.

IMF global outlook downgrades US growth prospects

By Nick Beams, 25 July 2017

A decade after the global financial crisis, growth rates remain well below the levels of 2008, with no sign of a return to the previous levels in the future.

Macron announces stepped-up attacks on immigrants in France

By Athiyan Silva, 25 July 2017

Macron's plan would create special task forces, intensify controls in the Mediterranean, and reinforce the European border agency Frontex.

Brazilian president threatened with ouster over corruption charges

By Miguel Andrade, 25 July 2017

Michel Temer faces the threat of being placed on trial as the Brazilian ruling establishment is increasingly torn by bitter internecine warfare.

In landslide vote, Philippine legislature extends martial law

By Joseph Santolan, 25 July 2017

The wholesale embrace of martial law by the Filipino ruling elites is a sharp expression of the crisis of class rule around the globe amid intensifying class tensions.

India: Stalinist-backed “common opposition” candidate crashes out in presidential election

By Deepal Jayasekera, 25 July 2017

The Stalinists parties have responded to the Indian ruling elite’s embrace of social reaction by redoubling their efforts to subordinate workers to the political establishment.

Rampant dengue epidemic in Sri Lanka

By Pani Wijesiriwardena, 25 July 2017

Public health service cuts have resulted in poor sanitation and preventive measures, creating breeding grounds for dengue fever and other diseases.

Court rules against Michigan workers falsely accused of unemployment fraud

By Debra Watson, 25 July 2017

The Michigan appeals court dismissed a suit filed on behalf of workers falsely accused in the notorious Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency “robo-fraud” scandal.

New in Spanish

Se acrecientan las divisiones en Podemos conforme se acerca voto sobre independencia catalana

Por Alejandro López, 25 julio 2017

Desde sus inicios, Podemos ha estado conformado por fuerzas discordes en la cuestión del nacionalismo regional.

El gobierno de Trump prepara deportaciones masivas

Por Patrick Martin, 25 julio 2017

Todo inmigrante, arrestado en cualquier parte del país, que no pueda corroborar su residencia en EE. UU. por los últimos 90 días, puede ser sumariamente deportado.

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Le cauchemar américain : neuf immigrés étouffés dans une remorque sur un parking du Texas

Par Eric London, 25 juillet 2017

Les 30 survivants de l’horrible tragédie seront probablement jetés dans des centres de détention et expulsés rapidement sans droit de comparaître devant un juge.

Le syndicat des pilotes d’Air France vote la création d’une filiale low cost

Par Anthony Torres, 25 juillet 2017

Ceci constitue une nouvelle attaque contre les travailleurs aériens, coordonnée par la direction d’Air France et le Syndicat national des pilotes de ligne.

Le gouvernement allemand accentue le face à face avec la Turquie

Par Johannes Stern, 25 juillet 2017

La semaine dernière, le ministre allemand des Affaires étrangères Sigmar Gabriel a annoncé le réalignement de la politique du gouvernement à l’égard de la Turquie.

Espagne : Podemos se divise à mesure que le référendum sur l’indépendance catalane approche

Par Alejandro López, 25 juillet 2017

Dès sa création, Podemos fut un amalgame de forces avec des vues opposées sur le nationalisme régional.

Élections allemandes
Hostilité croissante envers les sociaux-démocrates et d’autres partis capitalistes dans les sondages

Par Johannes Stern, 25 juillet 2017

Deux mois avant les élections, le candidat au poste de chancelier du Parti social-démocrate, Martin Schulz, est loin derrière la chancelière actuelle Angela Merkel (Union démocratique chrétienne)

Le syndicat étouffe la grève dans le secteur automobile serbe

Par Verena Nees, 25 juillet 2017

Les syndicats ont arrêté le mouvement de grève après qu’il ait inspiré les travailleurs d’autres usines à débrayer et suscité la sympathie de la population serbe.

New in German

SPD auf AfD-Kurs

Von Peter Schwarz, 25. Juli 2017

Wer geglaubt hat, es gebe eine rechte Hemmschwelle, die die SPD im Bundestagswahlkampf nicht überschreiten werde, wurde am Sonntag eines anderen belehrt. Sie hetzt nun offen gegen Flüchtlinge.

Mélenchon bejubelt französische Armee

Von Alex Lantier, 25. Juli 2017

Mélenchon will eine nationalistische, Pro-Kriegs-Bewegung aufbauen, die die Arbeiterklasse den strategischen Interessen des französischen Imperialismus unterordnet.

Ein amerikanischer Albtraum: Neun Immigranten ersticken in geparktem Anhänger

Von Eric London, 25. Juli 2017

Die 30 Überlebenden der schrecklichen Tragödie werden vermutlich in Haftzentren geworfen und sofort ohne Recht auf einen Prozess abgeschoben.

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Perspective

US squanders billions on new aircraft carrier

25 July 2017

Donald Trump’s plans to vastly expand military spending will do nothing to offset the persistent decline of American capitalism, of which his administration is itself a malignant manifestation.

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International Amazon Workers Voice

Government gives Amazon millions in free money for Romulus, Michigan warehouse

By Robert Verdine, 25 July 2017

The multi-billion corporation is pocketing millions in investments and tax breaks from Detroit area suburbs for the building of new fulfillment and warehouse facilities.

“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

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

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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Science

Evidence of early rice domestication found in southern China

By Philip Guelpa, 25 July 2017

The process of rice domestication by humans involved a range of social and technological adjustments associated with increasing reliance on a particular food source.

Workers Struggles

Peruvian miners launch national strike amid walkouts by doctors and teachers
Workers Struggles: The Americas

25 July 2017

The Peruvian government has responded to the strike of miners against brutal working conditions by declaring the walkout illegal.

Connecticut Democrats, unions impose $1.5 billion in givebacks on state workers

By John Marion, 24 July 2017

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
July 24—July 30: Counterrevolution rears its head

24 July 2017

Following the suppression of the July Insurrection, a “government of national safety” with unlimited repressive powers is announced in Petrograd, with the support of the bourgeois parties and the opportunist parties in the Petrograd Soviet.

From the archives of the Russian Revolution
Trying Days

By Leon Trotsky, 24 July 2017

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 »

Commentary

Mélenchon hails French army as he launches movement against Macron’s cuts

By Alex Lantier, 24 July 2017

After Trump visit to Poland: PiS government adopts new authoritarian measures

By Clara Weiss, 24 July 2017

Trump threatens Iran, plots to scuttle nuclear accord

By Jordan Shilton, 24 July 2017

US: Growing danger of children overdosing from opioids

By Kathleen Martin, 24 July 2017

The opioid epidemic in the US: A national health emergency

Trump pulls plug on CIA’s Syrian “revolution”

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

Arts

Jay-Z’s 4:44: A further display of hubris and self-absorption

By Nick Barrickman, 24 July 2017

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s 4:44, released June 30 on his Roc Nation label and available through Carter’s streaming service Tidal, is the rapper and entrepreneur’s thirteenth studio album.

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

History

Fifty years since the Detroit rebellion
Part three: Liberal promises and capitalist reality in “New Detroit”

By Barry Grey, 24 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 third and final part. Part one was published on July 21, part two on July 22.

Fifty years since the Detroit rebellion
Part two: The explosion

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

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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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.