US military declares “time is running out” before war with North Korea

By James Cogan, 28 July 2017

The situation is rendered even more volatile and dangerous by the besieged character of the Trump presidency.

Amazon CEO Bezos makes $1.4 billion Thursday morning, briefly becoming world’s richest person

By Evan Blake, 28 July 2017

Bezos’s ascension to the heights of society rests on the exploitation of Amazon’s hundreds of thousands of workers worldwide.

Amazon to seize the land of freed slaves’ descendants to lay power lines

By Nick Barrickman and Alex González, 28 July 2017

American capitalism has come full-circle: the government is stealing land from the descendents of slaves and giving it to one of the world’s most powerful corporations.

US-trained Iraqi troops ordered to “kill anything that moves” in western Mosul

By Bill Van Auken, 28 July 2017

Two weeks after the Iraqi government hailed Mosul’s “liberation,” the criminal nature of the mass slaughter there continues to emerge.

Judge blocks deportation of 1,400 Iraqis in temporary reprieve

Grenfell Tower fire survivors reject local authority, police cover-up

By Robert Stevens, 28 July 2017

The Kensington and Chelsea councillors are entirely insulated from the social catastrophe that they inflicted on the working class population they want to drive out of the borough.

Grenfell fire witness Johnny Regasa: “You saw so many people at their windows burning alive”

Residents confront head of government inquiry into Grenfell Fire

London schools with flammable cladding deemed “safe”

By Tom Pearce, 28 July 2017

Despite the widespread use of flammable cladding in schools, only three schools have so far been tested.

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

Trump Justice Department: Corporations can fire employees based on sexual orientation

By Eric London, 28 July 2017

The Trump administration has launched a renewed offensive against the rights of LGBT people, and sections of the Democratic Party are adapting to the reactionary maneuvers.

Trump announces ban on transgender people in the US military

FBI arrests US Army Sergeant in ISIS sting operation

By Isaac Finn, 28 July 2017

On July 8, the FBI arrested Sergeant First Class Ikaika Erik Kang in a sting operation involving agents posing as ISIS recruiters.

Study on food stamp distribution and theft underscores hunger crisis in Illinois

By Jessica Goldstein, 28 July 2017

The study, published earlier this month, points to widespread desperation among those struggling to survive on meager state assistance.

Brain damage found in 99 percent of deceased NFL players

By Alan Gilman, 28 July 2017

The study showed that repeated head injuries cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Murdoch media widens citizenship witch-hunt in Australian parliament

By Mike Head, 28 July 2017

The “MP fiasco” is intensifying the political instability produced by the growing collapse of popular support for the major parties.

Disqualification threats hang over Australian MPs

Conflicts in Australian Greens driven by decline in support

By Oscar Grenfell, 28 July 2017

The integration of the Greens into the official political establishment is dispelling illusions that the party is any alternative to Labor and the Liberal-Nationals.

New Zealand: Job cuts planned for Auckland rail services

By Sam Price, 28 July 2017

Auckland Council is working with private contractor Transdev and the rail trade union to eliminate as many as 300 jobs.

New in Turkish

ABD Kongresi Rusya’ya yaptırım tasarısını ezici çoğunlukla kabul etti

Joseph Kishore, 28 Temmuz 2017

Yeni tasarı, hızla nükleer silahlı güçlerin dahil olduğu doğrudan bir askeri çatışmaya dönüşebilecek patlamaya hazır jeopolitik gerilim koşullarında kabul edilecek.

New in Spanish

Conflicto entre gobierno y oposición en Venezuela suscita amenaza de una guerra civil

Por Andrea Lobo, 28 julio 2017

El gobierno de Maduro arrestó a tres líderes de la oposición tras ser nombrados magistrados de la Corte Suprema “paralela” por la Asamblea Nacional controlada por la oposición.

La matanza continúa Colombia mientras las FARC se desarman

Por Carlota Duran, 28 julio 2017

El grupo guerrillero más antiguo del mundo se está preparando para transformarse en un nuevo partido burgués en alianza con los estalinistas colombianos.

Exdirectores de Inteligencia estadounidense urgen a Congreso y Ejecutivo a desafiar a Trump

Por Patrick Martin, 28 julio 2017

El exdirector de la CIA, John Brennan, y el exdirector de Inteligencia Nacional, James Clapper, atacaron a Trump en un foro sobre instituciones de seguridad nacional en Aspen, Colorado.

“No culpamos a México, culpamos a la empresa”
Trabajadores denuncian despidos en la planta de Carrier en Indianápolis

Por Shelley Connor y Jerry White, 28 julio 2017

Obreros despedidos de la fábrica Carrier de United Technology Corporation han respondido con indignación y hostilidad, no sólo a UTC, pero también al sindicato de trabajadores USW.

India: candidato de “oposición común” respaldado por estalinistas elecciones presidenciales

Por Deepal Jayasekera, 28 julio 2017

Los partidos estalinistas han respondido a la adopción de reacción social por parte de la burguesía redoblando sus esfuerzos para subordinar a los trabajadores a la élite política.

Ola de redadas a inmigrantes pone en la mira a jóvenes falsamente identificados como “criminales”

Por Norisa Diaz, 28 julio 2017

Como resultado de las brutales redadas, miles de jóvenes serán deportados a los países más violentos del mundo, lo que equivale a una sentencia de muerte para muchos.

Fallece George Romero (1940-2017), director de cine de horror
Incluye una conversación con el historiador de cine Tony Williams

Por David Walsh, 28 julio 2017

El director estadounidense de un gran número de filmes de horror y otros géneros falleció el 16 de julio en Toronto.

New in French

Un nouvel algorithme de Google limite l’accès aux sites Web progressistes et de gauche

Par Andre Damon et Niles Niemuth, 28 juillet 2017

Au cours des trois mois écoulés depuis que le monopole des moteurs de recherche sur Internet, Google, a annoncé avoir l’intention d’empêcher les utilisateurs d’accéder aux fake news (fausses nouvelles), le classement du trafic d’une large gamme d’organisations de gauche, progressiste, anti-guerre et démocratiques a considérablement diminué.

Le masque tombe : une guerre de pillage en Afghanistan

Par Bill Van Auken, 28 juillet 2017

Le plan longtemps retardé pour relancer la guerre américaine qui dure depuis presque 16 ans en Afghanistan est promu par la Maison Blanche au motif du profit et du pillage par les sociétés.

Pourquoi étudier la révolution russe ?

Par David North, 28 juillet 2017

Ceci est la première de cinq conférences que présentera le Comité international de la Quatrième Internaitonale pour commémorer le centenaire de la révolution russe de 1917.

New in German

Googles neuer Suchalgorithmus beschränkt Zugang zu linken und progressiven Webseiten

Von Andre Damon und Niles Niemuth, 28. Juli 2017

Vor drei Monaten hat Google angekündigt, seinen Usern den Zugang zu „Fake News“ zu erschweren. Seither verzeichnen die Webseiten zahlreicher linker, progressiver, Antikriegs- und Bürgerrechtsorganisationen einen deutlichen Rückgang ihrer Seitenaufrufe.

EU und Italien setzen Flüchtlingshelfer unter Druck

Von Marianne Arens, 28. Juli 2017

Am 25. Juli bestellte das italienische Innenministerium die Vertreter von neun NGOs, die sich an der Seenotrettung von Flüchtlingen beteiligen, ins Innenministerium. Sie sollen einen neuen „Verhaltenskodex“ unterzeichnen.

US-Sanktionen gegen Russland: EU droht mit Gegenmaßnahmen

Von Alex Lantier, 28. Juli 2017

Die geplanten US-Sanktionen gegen Russland und die Reaktion der EU zeigen, dass hinter der Abkühlung der Beziehungen zu Amerika handfeste Konflikte stehen.

Autokartell gefährdet Arbeitsplätze

Von Dietmar Henning, 28. Juli 2017

Das mutmaßliche Kartell der fünf großen Autobauer in Deutschland wird die Krise der deutschen Autoindustrie und damit die Angriffe auf die Belegschaften rasant beschleunigen.

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Perspective

Google rigs searches to block access to World Socialist Web Site

28 July 2017

Statistical analysis proves that Google is excluding WSWS content from search requests.

Earlier Perspectives »

Google Censorship

New Google algorithm restricts access to left-wing, progressive web sites

By Andre Damon and Niles Niemuth, 27 July 2017

Arts

Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit: Mind-numbing violence and racial politics

By Joanne Laurier, 28 July 2017

Bigelow’s film is a fictionalized account of an incident that occurred during the July 1967 rebellion in Detroit, the cold-blooded murder of three young black men by police at the Algiers Motel.

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City—Documentary on the life and times of urban activist Jane Jacobs

By Clare Hurley, 27 July 2017

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk: The outbreak of World War II without history or politics

By David Walsh, 26 July 2017

Commentary

Federal indictment charges Fiat Chrysler paid top UAW negotiator $1.2 million in bribes

By Jerry White, 27 July 2017

Dropping the mask: A war of plunder in Afghanistan

By Bill Van Auken, 27 July 2017

Lessons from the Pink Tide period
Jacobin defends bourgeois rule and US imperialism in Latin America

By Eric London, 27 July 2017

Way cleared for bipartisan attack on Medicaid
US Senate votes to open debate on Republican health care legislation

By Kate Randall, 26 July 2017

Maruti Suzuki

Aisin Automotive workers in India’s Haryana state face a new company-government witchhunt

By Jai Sharma, 28 July 2017

The workers are being subjected to a joint company-government vendetta for fighting slave labor conditions in an attack similar to that faced by Maruti Suzuki workers.

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

By Shannon Jones, 21 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

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »

Workers Struggles

Police disperse big protest in Morocco
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

28 July 2017

Protests are rare in the kingdom, which is a key ally of the United States in the Middle East.

Sri Lankan government deploys army to break oil workers’ strike

By Shree Haran and W. A. Sunil, 27 July 2017

The Australian Education Union’s 2017 campaign of misinformation and censorship

By Susan Allan and Linda Tenenbaum, 26 July 2017

“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

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UK public meetings:
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21 July 2017

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

5 July 2017

Independent Inquiry Committee holds meeting on Sri Lankan garbage dump collapse

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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

“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

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Science

Evidence of early rice domestication found in southern China

By Philip Guelpa, 25 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)

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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

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.