US remains poised to attack North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 14 August 2017

The very fact that top US officials play down the prospect of an imminent nuclear war indicates that the matter is being actively discussed within the White House.

The world on the brink

Drought raises danger of North Korean famine as US threatens nuclear war

By Alex Lantier, 14 August 2017

Washington sees mass starvation, like nuclear war, as a legitimate weapon in its desperate attempt to assert its global hegemony against China.

Protests against Nazi violence, in support of Charlottesville victims held across US

By Isaac Finn, 14 August 2017

One day after the Nazi rampage in Virginia—which left one dead and 19 injured—thousands of people participated in protests and vigils in opposition to fascist violence.

Trump invokes “military option” against Venezuela

By Bill Van Auken, 14 August 2017

Trump's latest threat was pitched not only to his extreme right-wing base, but also to those within Venezuela’s right-wing opposition committed to US-backed regime change.

Venezuelan military claims suppression of attempted coup

Barcelona airport security workers defy strike-breaking by paramilitary police

By Alejandro Lopez, 14 August 2017

Workers voted to reject demands from the regional government to end the strike despite the threat of intervention by the Guardia Civil.

Study documents sharp increase in alcohol abuse in the US

By Trévon Austin, 14 August 2017

A recent study published by JAMA Psychiatry found a large increase in diagnosed alcohol use disorders and abuse since 2001, with one in eight Americans now suffering from alcohol abuse.

New York high school football player killed during military-style practice drill

By Warren Duzak, 14 August 2017

Joshua Mileto, a 16-year-old high school football player, was killed last week while participating in a group exercise designed for US Navy SEALs.

Wildfires rage in northwestern United States

By Bryan Dyne, 14 August 2017

Human-caused climate change has become the primary factor in increased forest fire activity, nearly doubling the expected amount of fires from 1984 to 2015.

Grenfell fire: “They don’t give a damn because for them life is just cheap”

By our reporters, 14 August 2017

World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to residents in Ladbroke Grove about the Grenfell fire.

London: Ledbury estate residents speak about evacuation from their homes

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Der Spiegel calls for a strongman in Germany

By Wolfgang Weber, 14 August 2017

An entire edition of the leading news magazine is devoted to discussing how a Trump-style leader could be just what the German ruling class needs.

India and China heighten war readiness as Himalayan standoff continues

By K. Ratnayake, 14 August 2017

India and China have increased military deployments along their disputed border, increasing the danger that their eight-week-long standoff on the Doklam Plateau could cascade into war.

Danger of India-China border war grows

Australia: Life expectancy gap between rich and poor almost 20 years

By John Mackay, 14 August 2017

The staggering differences in health quality and life expectancy are a direct effect of widening social inequality.

New in French

Le monde au bord du précipice

Par le Comité éditorial du World Socialist Web Site, 14 août 2017

Les menaces incendiaires et téméraires du président américain contre la Corée du Nord rapprochent le monde chaque jour d'une guerre nucléaire.

La France développe ses liens commerciaux avec l’Iran malgré les menaces de sanctions américaines

Par Kumaran Ira, 14 août 2017

Ces accords pointent les conflits économiques très vifs entre les puissances européennes et le Etats-Unis qui risquent de se traduire en conflit militaire.

L'armée canadienne construit des camps de réfugiés alors que des centaines d'Haïtiens fuient les États-Unis

Par Roger Jordan, 14 août 2017

La réaction cruelle et sans pitié du gouvernement libéral à la misère et au désespoir des demandeurs d'asile fait contraste à l'accueil qu'ils reçoivent de Montréalais ordinaires.

New in German

Trump droht Nordkorea mit Atomkrieg

Bill Van Auken, 11. August 2017

Trump und seine Berater haben mit ihren fahrlässigen Äußerungen eine Entwicklung in Gang gesetzt, die zu einem Atomkrieg in Asien führen könnte. Das hätte unabsehbare Folgen für die ganze Welt.

Facebook baut neues Zensur-Zentrum auf

Christoph Vandreier, 11. August 2017

Der Internetkonzern Facebook wird im Herbst ein neues Löschzentrum mit 500 Mitarbeitern in Essen einrichten. Die Zahl der Mitarbeiter in Deutschland, die für die Kontrolle und Zensur der Inhalte zuständig sind, wird damit fast verdoppelt.

Trump verliert in Umfragen an Unterstützung

Patrick Martin, 11. August 2017

Die wachsende Opposition gegen Trump bezieht sich auf Themen wie Gesundheitspolitik, Immigration und demokratische Rechte. Für die Demokraten ist Trump dagegen vor allem zu Russland- freundlich.

New in Spanish

Trump amenaza a Corea del Norte con “fuego y furia”

Por Peter Symonds, 11 agosto 2017

El mundo no ha estado tan cerca del precipicio de una guerra nuclear desde la crisis de misiles de 1962 en Cuba.

El Dow Jones en 22.000: Un nuevo récord de parasitismo

Por Nick Beams, 11 agosto 2017

El puntaje récord del Dow coincide con escenas sacadas de la Gran Depresión, en que miles de trabajadores estadounidenses hacían cola para solicitar empleo con Amazon, empresa que encarna los salarios de misera y la super-explotación.

Siria acusa a Washington de crímenes de guerra en el asedio de Raqqa

Por Bill Van Auken, 11 agosto 2017

Gran número de civiles sirios han muerto a causa de ataques aéreos estadounidenses que, según Damasco, han incluido el uso de municiones prohibidas de fósforo blanco contra un hospital.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в русской революции
31 июля — 6 августа: Кошмар во Фландрии

11 августа 2017 г.

Возможно, больше, чем любая другая битва в мировой истории, третья битва за Ипр станет для будущих поколений символом бессмысленного и братоубийственного варварства. В то время как продолжают расти массовые настроения против войны, в России в разгаре шабаш контрреволюции.

New in Turkish

Trump Kuzey Kore’ye karşı “ateş ve öfke” tehdidinde bulunuyor

Peter Symonds, 11 Ağustos 2017

Asya’daki vahim savaş tehlikesi, basitçe, faşizan birey olarak Trump’ın ürünü değildir. Bu, küresel ve Amerikan kapitalizminin derin ve çözümsüz krizini dışavurmaktadır.

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Perspective

The White House and the fascist rampage in Charlottesville

14 August 2017

Trump’s attempt to develop an extra-constitutional fascist movement is a warning to the working class in the US and internationally.

Earlier Perspectives »

Google Censorship

The World Socialist Web Site is launching a petition demanding that Google stop censoring and blacklisting left-wing, progressive and anti-war websites.

Sign the petition and share it as widely as possible through email, online forums, and social media.

Google’s new search protocol is restricting access to 13 leading socialist, progressive and anti-war web sites

By Andre Damon and David North, 2 August 2017

The World Socialist Web Site and other widely-followed left-wing internet publications have experienced a massive drop in Google search traffic.

Google blocked every one of the WSWS’s 45 top search terms

By Andre Damon, 4 August 2017

Google has blacklisted the World Socialist Web Site from the 45 most popular search terms that previously brought people to it, according to a new review of data.

Watch: Stop online censorship!

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Evidence of Google blacklisting of left and progressive sites continues to mount

Defense Secretary “Mad Dog” Mattis visits Google and Amazon

12 August 2017

RT interviews Andre Damon: Google becoming “censorship engine”

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Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
August 14-20: The Kornilov menace

14 August 2017

Among the landowners, capitalists and old tsarist military castes, Kerensky is increasingly viewed as wavering and ineffective. What is needed instead, they believe, is a military dictator who will smash the power of the soviets.

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)

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Arts

Rescue Under Fire (Zona hostil): Propaganda in the service of Spanish militarism

By Alejandro López, 14 August 2017

The glorification of the military is a response to the growing inter-imperialist tensions and the drive to war, which have been intensified by the installation of an aggressively nationalist and protectionist administration in the US.

British Library exhibition treats Russian Revolution from a hostile standpoint

By Thomas Scripps and Paul Mitchell, 12 August 2017

Another reactionary attack on artist Dana Schutz, this time in Boston—and a healthy response

Aboriginal singer Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu dies, aged 46

Commentary

Nazi rampage leaves one dead, dozens injured in Charlottesville, Virginia

By Eric London, 13 August 2017

Australian government commits to a US-led war on North Korea

By Mike Head, 12 August 2017

After the Grenfell fire: Britain’s Observer defends the role of the mainstream media

By Chris Marsden, 12 August 2017

The road forward for Sri Lankan workers after the betrayal of the CPC strike

By the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 12 August 2017

Thousands of textile workers strike in defiance of Egyptian dictatorship

By Johannes Stern, 11 August 2017

Canadian military to construct refugee camp as hundreds of Haitians flee US

By Roger Jordan, 11 August 2017

The hacking of HBO and the “Russian meddling” campaign

Irish nationalism versus socialist internationalism: A reply to a reader—Part one

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

12 August 2017

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

CSX railroad closes and downgrades major facilities

By Jeff Lusanne, 10 August 2017

Spectrum strike in New York-New Jersey enters fifth month

International Amazon Workers Voice

Working life at a Pittsburgh Amazon warehouse

By Samuel Davidson, 10 August 2017

Amazon and Foxconn in Kenosha, Wisconsin: The new American “special economic zone”

By Christopher Davion, 8 August 2017

“It’s like we are going back to the early 1900s before workers had any rights”
Amazon job applicants speak on social crisis in US

By Isaac Finn, 4 August 2017

Amazon Jobs Day: A Tale of Two Americas

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

Curiosity rover marks fifth year on Mars

By Bryan Dyne, 9 August 2017

Maruti Suzuki

Sri Lankan free trade workers express solidarity with framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers in India

By our reporters, 1 August 2017

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

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

The Maruti Suzuki frame-up and the history of international labor defense campaigns

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party of Germany presents its posters for September federal election

By our reporters, 7 August 2017

Public meeting in Chennai, India: Oppose the US-led imperialist war drive!

7 August 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.