Trump slams China over North Korean missile

By Peter Symonds, 31 July 2017

Trump’s tweets are another sign that the White House is actively considering far more aggressive methods, including military strikes against North Korea.

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

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

Putin confirms expulsion of US diplomats from Russia

By Nick Beams, 31 July 2017

Speaking Sunday on state television, Putin indicated that the sanctions and Trump’s decision not to block the legislation represented a tipping point in relations with the US.

Russia expels US diplomats in retaliation for sanctions bill

European Union threatens retaliation over US sanctions bill against Russia

Terrorist plot allegedly prevented in Australia

By James Cogan, 31 July 2017

It is necessary for people to keep a grip on their critical faculties and their adherence to the fundamental democratic principle: innocent until proven guilty.

Australian government implements far-reaching restructure of intelligence agencies

By Mike Head, 31 July 2017

The state apparatus is being prepared to repress political disaffection over deepening social inequality, austerity and the drive to war.

New US provocation in Persian Gulf as Washington expands Iran sanctions

By Bill Van Auken, 31 July 2017

The strategy of the Trump White House and Pentagon is to provoke Iran either into abrogating the nuclear accord, or into an outright military clash with the US.

Trump threatens Iran, plots to scuttle nuclear accord

Election of constituent assembly in Venezuela takes place amid intensified violence and US threats

By Andrea Lobo, 31 July 2017

The conflict between the rival sections of the ruling class is reaching a breaking point.

Residents in London district of Ladbroke Grove speak out on Grenfell fire

By our reporters, 31 July 2017

A Socialist Equality Party campaign team spoke to local residents in London’s Ladbroke Grove on Saturday about the Grenfell Tower fire.

Police announce possible manslaughter charges in connection with Grenfell Fire

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”

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German politicians call for quicker deportations after attacks in Hamburg and Konstanz

By Justus Leicht, 31 July 2017

The blood of the victims in Hamburg and Konstanz has barely had time to dry and the background to both attacks remains unclear, but politicians from all of the major parties are already seeking to outdo each other with right-wing demagogy.

France nationalizes STX shipyards in Saint-Nazaire

By Anthony Torres, 31 July 2017

Paris wants to prevent Italy’s Fincantieri from taking control of the shipyard at Saint-Nazaire, the only one in France capable of building aircraft carriers.

Pakistan plunges deeper into crisis as prime minister ousted on corruption charges

By Sampath Perera, 31 July 2017

The immediate beneficiary of Sharif’s ouster and the weakening of the PML (N) government is Pakistan’s politically powerful military.

“This only verifies what so many of us thought was happening before and after our so-called contract negotiations”
Indiana Fiat Chrysler workers react to UAW bribery indictment

By Jerry White, 31 July 2017

Workers at the Kokomo casting plant spoke out on the charges that company officials handed more than $1 million to the United Auto Workers’ top negotiator between 2009 and 2014.

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

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

Manhattan couple commit suicide due to “financial spiral”

By Isaac Finn, 31 July 2017

Glenn Scarpelli and Patricia Colant jumped to their deaths from a building in mid-town Manhattan on Friday. In their suicide notes, the couple explain they “cannot live with” their “financial reality.”

Foxconn gets $3 billion in tax subsidies to build plant in Wisconsin

By George Marlowe, 31 July 2017

The Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn has worked a deal to get up to $3 billion in tax subsidies for a promise of creating 3,000 jobs.

South Haven, Mississippi police accused of executing auto mechanic in address mix-up

By Matthew MacEgan, 31 July 2017

On Friday, an attorney representing the family of Ismael Lopez contacted the Justice Department to demand an investigation, arguing that the man’s death was an execution and that the officers involved should face criminal charges.

Maldives president mobilises military and police against opposition MPs

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 31 July 2017

Intense political infighting in Maldives is driven by US-India geo-political manoeuvres against China.

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Köşeye sıkışan Trump faşizan tabanını güçlendirmek için homofobi kartını oynuyor

Eric London, 31 Temmuz 2017

Siyasi gericilik, gücünü, kapitalizm altındaki toplumsal eşitsizliğin ve servet yoğunlaşmasının çarpıcı genişlemesinden kaynaklanan bir takım ekonomik ve toplumsal ilişkilerden almaktadır.

Google WSWS’ye erişimi engellemek için aramalara hile karıştırıyor

WSWS Yayın Kurulu, 31 Temmuz 2017

İnternet ağı trafiği verilerine ilişkin bir inceleme, Google’ın WSWS'ye erişimi engellemek için arama sonuçlarını manipüle ettiğini açık bir şekilde gösteriyor.

Google’a göre, WSWS Lev Troçki hakkında yazı yazmıyor

Joseph Kishore, 31 Temmuz 2017

“Leon Trotsky” için yapılan Google araması, insanları gerici, komünizm karşıtı, Musevi karşıtı, iftiracı ve saçma sapan birçok sayfaya yönlendirmekte, ancak WSWS bulunamamaktadır.

Venezuela hükümeti ile muhalefet arasındaki çatışma iç savaş tehdidi yaratıyor

Andrea Lobo, 31 Temmuz 2017

Venezuela egemen sınıfının iki ana hizbi, Pazar günkü kurucu meclis seçimlerine hazırlık olarak, paralel hükümet altyapıları kurma mücadelesi veriyor.

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La Russie expulse des diplomates américains en représailles aux sanctions

Par Alex Lantier, 31 juillet 2017

Le projet de loi de sanctions adopté par le Congrès américain cette semaine, et la réponse russe, marquent une intensification majeure du conflit entre les plus grandes puissances nucléaires.

Mélenchon nie la responsabilité de la France dans la rafle du Vél' d'Hiv

Par Alexandre Lantier, 31 juillet 2017

Le mouvement d'opposition à Macron que Mélenchon veut lancer serait nationaliste et petit-bourgeois, hostile à la vérité historique et à la classe ouvrière.

Macron nationalise les chantiers navals STX de Saint Nazaire

Par Anthony Torres, 31 juillet 2017

Paris veut empêcher la société italienne Fincantieri d'acquérir le contrôle des chantiers navals à St Nazaire, les seuls en France capables de construire des porte-avions.

Les sociaux-démocrates allemands adoptent la politique de droite de l’AfD

Par Peter Schwarz, 31 juillet 2017

Quiconque croit que le SPD s’est fixé une limite au virage droitier de sa campagne électorale aura dû se raviser dimanche. Le parti s’adonne actuellement publiquement à une propagande contre le réfugiés.

New in German

Schreibt die WSWS über Leo Trotzki? Nicht, wenn es nach Google geht.

Von Joseph Kishore, 31. Juli 2017

Eine Google-Suche nach „Wer ist Leo Trotzki“ führt Anwender nicht zu den Artikeln der meistgelesenen trotzkistischen Seite im Internet.

Gewalttaten in Hamburg und Konstanz: Politiker rufen nach schnellerer Abschiebung und Präventivhaft

Von Justus Leicht, 31. Juli 2017

Das Blut der Opfer der Gewalttaten von Hamburg und Konstanz ist kaum getrocknet, die Hintergründe der Taten noch nicht aufgeklärt, schon überbieten sich Politiker der großen Parteien in rechter Demagogie.

Linken-Politiker Lafontaine unterstützt deutsche Großmachtinteressen

Von Johannes Stern, 31. Juli 2017

Oskar Lafontaine versucht die weitverbreitete Ablehnung der US-Kriegspolitik in Unterstützung für den deutschen und europäischen Imperialismus zu verwandeln.

Vergeltung für Sanktionen: Russland weist amerikanische Diplomaten aus

Von Alex Lantier, 31. Juli 2017

Die Sanktionen, die letzte Woche vom US-Kongress verabschiedet wurden, und Russlands Reaktion darauf sind Ausdruck einer deutlichen Eskalation des Konflikts zwischen den beiden größten Atommächten der Welt.

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Perspective

White House shakeup: A further step toward authoritarian rule

31 July 2017

The installation of retired Marine General John Kelly as White House chief of staff is part of a broader turn by President Trump to the military and police apparatus.

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Google Censorship

Google’s chief search engineer legitimizes new censorship algorithm

By Andre Damon, 31 July 2017

Using the fraudulent pretext of blocking access to “fake news,” Google has implemented a vastly expanded program of Internet censorship.

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

By Joseph Kishore, 29 July 2017

Google rigs searches to block access to World Socialist Web Site

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

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
July 31—August 6: The nightmare in Flanders

31 July 2017

Perhaps more than any other battle in world history, the Third Battle of Ypres will endure for generations as a symbol of pointless and fratricidal barbarism. While popular moods continue to turn against the war, counterrevolution is in full swing in Russia.

From the archives of the Russian Revolution
Letter to the Provisional Government

By Leon Trotsky, 31 July 2017

This is a new translation of an open letter Trotsky addressed to the Provisional Government on the arrest of Bolshevik leaders, which took place during the crackdown that followed the July Days.

Professor Sean McMeekin revives discredited anti-Lenin slanders (Part I)

By David North, 30 June 2017

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Commentary

Mélenchon denies France’s responsibility for the Nazi-era deportation of the Jews

By Alex Lantier, 31 July 2017

The social movement Mélenchon aims to launch would be a nationalist and petty-bourgeois movement hostile to historical truth and the working class.

Embattled Trump plays homophobia card to strengthen his fascistic base

By Eric London, 29 July 2017

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

US Senate fails to pass Obamacare repeal legislation

Indian Stalinists support Modi government in military standoff with China

By Wasantha Rupasinghe and Keith Jones, 29 July 2017

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

Japan’s defense minister resigns in wake of scandal

By Ben McGrath, 29 July 2017

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

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

NHS Fightback

UK: More nurses and midwives quit as onslaught against NHS intensifies

By Ajanta Silva, 31 July 2017

The exodus of nurses and midwives takes place amid a broader shortage of 40,000 nurses and 3,500 midwives in England alone.

Workers Struggles

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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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
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Science

Evidence of early rice domestication found in southern China

By Philip Guelpa, 25 July 2017

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.”

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.