Amid India-China war crisis, Washington boosts strategic ties with New Delhi

By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 19 August 2017

Washington’s intervention in the conflict heightens the danger that an Indo-China border clash could draw in the US and other powers, with catastrophic consequences.

Indian students speak out against imperialist war drive

By our correspondents, 19 August 2017

Chennai college students discuss the US-led war drive and the Indian government’s role as Washington’s strategic partner.

Rajoy threatens to deploy army inside Spain after Barcelona attack

By Alex Lantier and Alejandro López, 19 August 2017

This would be the first time that the army was deployed inside Spain since the country was ruled by the fascist regime of Francisco Franco.

Trump administration stakes out hardline trade position as NAFTA talks begin

By Roger Jordan, 19 August 2017

Washington is seeking to refashion the agreement as a template to pursue Trump’s economic nationalist “America first” agenda against its chief rivals, China and Germany.

Trump signs order cutting environmental regulation of infrastructure projects

By E.P. Milligan, 19 August 2017

Energy development projects such as oil and gas pipelines will receive heavy federal subsidies while being fast-tracked through the already lax process of environmental review.

Company faces allegations of abuse by both management and UAW officials
Ford settles claims over sexual and racial harassment at Chicago auto plants for $10 million

By George Marlowe, 19 August 2017

For the second time in nearly 20 years, Ford Motor Company faces sexual harassment claims by female workers against supervisors and union officials.

Notes on police violence
Ohio police beat man during a traffic stop

By Trévon Austin, 19 August 2017

Video captures a Euclid, Ohio, police officer violently beating a man after a routine traffic stop.

Notes on police violence
Charges dropped against Texas sheriff’s deputies accused of sexually violating woman during traffic stop

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Number of refugees fleeing violence in South Sudan reaches a new high of four million

By Eddie Haywood, 19 August 2017

On average 1,800 South Sudanese have arrived in Uganda every day over the past twelve months, desperately fleeing the destruction caused by five years of civil war.

Refugees: EU strikes deadly deal with Libyan coast guard on refugees

By Marianne Arens, 19 August 2017

Returned to Libya, impoverished immigrants face execution, torture, rape, blackmail and abandonment in the middle of the desert.

Report: “The plight of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children in the UK is deteriorating”
Worsening child poverty in the UK

By Barry Mason, 19 August 2017

A new report finds that there are now 3.9 million children across the UK living below the breadline.

Right-wing Australian senator stages anti-Muslim “stunt” in federal parliament

By Oscar Grenfell, 19 August 2017

Labor and Liberal-National MPs, who incessantly promote xenophobic nationalism, feigned moral outrage over Pauline Hanson entering parliament wearing a burka.

Australia’s refugee detention regime claims its fifth victim on Manus Island

By Max Newman, 19 August 2017

Hamid Shamshiripour’s story is one of immense psychological suffering, as well as abuse at the hands of guards, overseen by the Australian government.

New in Spanish

La clase obrera y la lucha contra Trump

Por Niles Niemuth, 19 agosto 2017

Debajo de la avalancha de comentarios de políticos y la prensa tras la rueda de prensa de Trump del martes, se escabulle el hecho de que el blanco al que apunta la estrategia política del mandatario es la clase obrera de todas las razas y ascendencias étnicas.

Trump defiende la violencia nazi: se desprende la máscara

Por Joseph Kishore, 19 agosto 2017

Los comentarios de Trump del martes en defensa de la violencia nazi y supremacista blanca han expuesto la horrible realidad del capitalismo estadounidense.

El SPD inicia una campaña de ley y orden para las elecciones federales alemanas

Por Peter Schwarz, 19 agosto 2017

Adoptando las consignas de la extrema derecha, el candidato socialdemócrata para canciller, Martin Schulz, ha propuesto una expansión de las fuerzas policiales y de las medidas severas contra inmigrantes.

New in French

Les Haïtiens des États-Unis et du Canada menacés de déportation risquent l'exploitation, la pauvreté et la répression

Par John Marion, 18 août 2017

Plus de 50.000 Haïtiens risquent d'être déportés des États-Unis quand leur Statut de protection temporaire prendra fin en janvier. Les milliers d'autres qui ont traversé la frontière pour se rendre au Canada à la recherche de meilleures conditions de vie sont dans une situation semblable.

Première partie : Amazon s’enrichit grâce aux crimes de guerre et à la surveillance de masse

Par Evan Blake, 17 août 2017

Depuis la signature d'un accord de 511 millions d'euros avec la CIA en 2013, Amazon est devenu de plus en plus intégré avec l'appareil d'État américain et impliqué dans ses crimes.

Deuxième partie : Amazon, la propagande de guerre et la suppression de la liberté d’expression

Par Evan Blake, 18 août 2017

Amazon s’est gagné la confiance de la CIA en censurant WikiLeaks et, depuis la construction du nuage C2S, a établi des liens sans cesse plus étroits avec l’appareil de renseignement militaire.

New in German

Trump verteidigt Nazi-Gewalt: Die Maske ist gefallen

Joseph Kishore, 18. August 2017

Mit seiner Verteidigung der rechtsradikalen Ausschreitungen am letzten Wochenende hat Trump die hässliche Wahrheit über den amerikanischen Kapitalismus enthüllt.

Flüchtlinge: Tödlicher Deal mit der libyschen Küstenwache

Marianne Arens, 18. August 2017

Die EU-Staaten bedienen sich der libyschen Küstenwache, um die Flüchtlinge von Europa fernzuhalten. Die NGOs werden als lästige Zeugen aus dem Mittelmeerraum verdrängt.

70 Jahre seit der kommunalistischen Teilung Indiens

Keith Jones, 18. August 2017

Vor 70 Jahren, am 15. August 1947, übergaben die britischen Kolonialherren Südasiens die Macht an eine „unabhängige“ indische Regierung.

Tamilische Nationalisten unterstützen Staatsaufrüstung in Sri Lanka

K. Nesan, 18. August 2017

In den letzten drei Wochen hat die Polizei in der tamilischen Gegend von Jaffna mehr als 100 Personen festgenommen.

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Perspective

Trump’s firing of Bannon: The military asserts control

19 August 2017

While Democratic politicians hailed the removal of Bannon, his departure in no way signifies a shift away from the Trump administration’s program of war, social reaction and political repression.

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Commentary

The working class and the fight against Trump

By Niles Niemuth, 18 August 2017

Trump deepens appeal to fascist right

The New York Times and “white nationalism”

Seventy years since the communal Partition of South Asia

German politicians and media promoted the ideology on display in Charlottesville

Trump administration demands Internet records on 1.3 million political opponents

A temporary step back in US-North Korean tensions

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.

Over 1,000 sign petition to demand end to Google blacklisting of WSWS

By Isaac Finn, 16 August 2017

Watch: Stop online censorship!

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

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

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

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The Grenfell Fire

UK public meetings:
Grenfell Fire—Social Murder: A crime against the working class

21 July 2017

The Socialist Equality Party urges all workers and youth, including survivors of the Grenfell fire and local residents, to attend our public meetings and discuss the central issues involved in this capitalist crime against the working class.

Grenfell Tower fire: “I believe that it is social cleansing, and we are now seeing the result of it”

By our reporters, 18 August 2017

London residents hold silent march for Grenfell victims

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Socialist Equality Party

SEP meeting in Jaffna: Reject Tamil bourgeois nationalism. Build the Socialist Equality Party!

19 August 2017

The meeting will discuss the degeneration of the Tamil bourgeois nationalist parties in Sri Lanka and the necessity for a revolutionary party based on socialist internationalism.

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

7 August 2017

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

By our reporters, 7 August 2017

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

19 August 2017

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

Ground crew strike at Toronto International Airport

By Carl Bronski, 18 August 2017

CSX railroad closes and downgrades major facilities

Arts

Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology—A largely untold story

By Charles Bogle, 17 August 2017

This collection samples the work of 14 early women directors (1902-1943). International in scope, the anthology brings to light the important contributions that these directors made to the development of film as an art form.

“The night our eyes changed”
Five musical responses to the Grenfell Tower inferno

By Paul Bond, 16 August 2017

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

British Library exhibition treats Russian Revolution from a hostile standpoint

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

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

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

International Amazon Workers Voice

Working life at a Pittsburgh Amazon warehouse

By Samuel Davidson, 10 August 2017

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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

“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

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

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

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