Russia expels US diplomats in retaliation for sanctions bill

By Alex Lantier, 29 July 2017

The sanctions bill passed by the US Congress this week, and the Russian response to it, mark a major escalation of the conflict between the world’s largest nuclear powers.

European Union threatens retaliation over US sanctions bill against Russia

Trump shifts retired Marine general from Homeland Security to replace fired White House chief of staff

By Barry Grey, 29 July 2017

With the elevation of fellow Wall Street oligarch Scaramucci and General Kelly to top White House positions, Trump is seeking to give his administration a more directly Bonapartist character.

US generals discuss “military options” after North Korean missile test

By Peter Symonds, 29 July 2017

Yesterday’s launch of a long-range missile will only heighten the clamour in Washington for action, including military strikes and regime-change operations.

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

US Senate fails to pass Obamacare repeal legislation

By Kate Randall, 29 July 2017

The defeat of the Republican health care legislation marks a temporary pause in the assault on Medicaid as a guaranteed social benefit based on need.

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

“Every contract we wonder how we are going to get shafted”
US autoworkers speak on bribing of UAW official

By Shannon Jones, 29 July 2017

A federal indictment Wednesday charged that a former vice president at Fiat Chrysler funneled more than $1 million in bribes to a UAW vice president between 2009 and 2014.

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

Texas executes man who received grossly ineffective counsel

By Kate Randall, 29 July 2017

The US Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal on TaiChin Preyor’s behalf, allowing the lethal injection to proceed.

Japan’s defense minister resigns in wake of scandal

By Ben McGrath, 29 July 2017

Inada’s resignation is an attempt to reverse the drastically falling support for the Abe government.

Police announce possible manslaughter charges in connection with Grenfell Fire

By Robert Stevens, 29 July 2017

Despite the investigation being in operation for more than six weeks, not a single person has been arrested or even charged.

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

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

London schools with flammable cladding deemed “safe”

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European Union and Italy step up pressure on organisations assisting refugees

By Marianne Arens, 29 July 2017

The Italian government is demanding that NGOs involved in the rescue of refugees sign a “Code of Conduct,” restricting their activities in the Mediterranean Sea.

After sellout of Fiat-Chrysler Serbia walkout unions agree to three-year strike ban

By Markus Salzmann, 29 July 2017

The contract signed by the unions and backed by the Serbian government is designed to maintain the country as a cheap labour platform for transnational corporations like FCA.

Barcelona train crash injures 56 during nationwide rail strike

By Paul Mitchell, 29 July 2017

The serious accident happened during a one-day strike by Spanish rail workers opposed to attacks on jobs and wages.

ICE arrests over 100 immigrants in New York in 11 days

By Isaac Finn, 29 July 2017

The crackdown on immigrants paves the way for a police-state regime and attacks on workers more broadly.

Australian police kill mentally-ill man at Sydney’s main train station

By Oscar Grenfell, 29 July 2017

Police shot a suicidal individual four times in the head and chest, even though he was holding only a pair of scissors.

Government inaction exacerbates BC wildfire disaster

By Janet Browning and Roger Jordan, 29 July 2017

More than 50,000 people have been forced from their homes as a result of a massive wildfire whose impact could have been significantly mitigated, if not prevented.

New in Russian

Поисковые системы Google блокируют доступ к Мировому Социалистическому Веб Сайту

Редакционная коллегия МСВС, 29 июля 2017 г.

Статистический анализ показывает, что Google блокирует материалы МСВС в результатах своих поисковых запросов.

New in French

Google truque ses recherches afin de bloquer l’accès au World Socialist Web Site

Par le WSWS Editorial Board, 29 juillet 2017

L’analyse statistique prouve que Google exclut le contenu de WSWS des demandes de recherche.

L’armée américaine déclare que « le temps est compté » avant la guerre avec la Corée du Nord

Par James Cogan, 29 juillet 2017

La situation est rendue encore plus explosive et dangereuse par la position précaire de la présidence de Trump.

Le président polonais Andrzej Duda oppose son veto à la réforme judiciaire du gouvernement

Par Clara Weiss, 29 juillet 2017

Lundi, le président polonais Andrzej Duda a opposé son veto à deux aspects clé de la réforme judiciaire du gouvernement Droit et Justice et qui aurait concédé au gouvernement un contrôle quasi illimité du système judiciaire.

New in German

Google manipuliert Suchergebnisse und blockiert Zugang zur WSWS

Redaktion der WSWS, 29. Juli 2017

Statistische Analysen beweisen, dass Google bei Suchanfragen die Inhalte der WSWS bewusst zensiert.

US-Militär: Zeit bis zu einem Krieg mit Nordkorea „wird knapp“

Von James Cogan, 29. Juli 2017

Durch den Belagerungszustand, in dem sich die Trump-Regierung befindet, wird die Situation noch instabiler und gefährlicher.

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei zur Bundestagswahl zugelassen

Von unseren Reportern, 29. Juli 2017

Am Freitag wurden alle Kandidaten der SGP von den jeweiligen Wahlausschüssen bestätigt. Die Partei steht damit in Berlin, NRW, Frankfurt und Leipzig auf den Wahlzetteln.

Wie rechtsextreme Positionen gesellschaftsfähig gemacht werden

Von Sven Heymanns, 29. Juli 2017

Die Schließung eines esoterischen Berliner Buchladens nahmen führende Medien in der vergangenen Woche zum Anlass, um gegen linke Kritik an der Rehabilitierung faschistischer Standpunkte zu hetzen.

Bundeswehr wirbt mit tödlichen Schüssen

Von Stefan Steele, 29. Juli 2017

Das offizielle Video „Unsichtbare Helden – Die Kampfschwimmer der Bundeswehr“ wirbt erstmals mit tödlichen Schüssen für die deutsche Armee.

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.

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Perspective

Embattled Trump plays homophobia card to strengthen his fascistic base

29 July 2017

Trump and Bannon are seeking to whip up homophobic hysteria, uniting religious bigotry with police worship and American nationalism to encourage the growth of a fascistic movement.

Earlier Perspectives »

Google Censorship

Does the WSWS write about Leon Trotsky? Not according to Google

By Joseph Kishore, 29 July 2017

Searching Google for “Who is Leon Trotsky” will not lead web users to articles published by the most widely read Trotskyist site on the internet.

Google rigs searches to block access to World Socialist Web Site

By the WSWS Editorial Board, 28 July 2017

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

By Andre Damon and Niles Niemuth, 27 July 2017

Commentary

Indian Stalinists support Modi government in military standoff with China

By Wasantha Rupasinghe and Keith Jones, 29 July 2017

India’s Stalinists have pledged their support for the BJP government in the India-China border crisis, even as they concede that the crisis has been provoked by India’s emergence as a “subordinate ally of US imperialism.”

After the Papua New Guinea election: The way forward for the working class and rural poor

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 29 July 2017

The election has underscored the utter contempt of the O’Neill government and the opposition parties alike for the basic democratic and social rights of working people.

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

By Eric London, 28 July 2017

Dropping the mask: A war of plunder in Afghanistan

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

29 July 2017

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

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

Arts

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

By Joanne Laurier, 28 July 2017

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

Maruti Suzuki

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

By Jai Sharma, 28 July 2017

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 »

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UK public meetings:
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21 July 2017

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The Grenfell Tower disaster: A crime against the working class

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Independent Inquiry Committee holds meeting on Sri Lankan garbage dump collapse

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International Amazon Workers Voice

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

By Evan Blake, 28 July 2017

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

By Nick Barrickman and Alex González, 28 July 2017

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

“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

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)

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

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.