US pushes ahead with provocative war games in South Korea

By Peter Symonds, 21 August 2017

By proceeding with the Ulchi-Freedom Guardian exercises, the US is once again deliberately inflaming its confrontation with North Korea.

More charges in Fiat Chrysler corruption scandal
UAW executives accepted bribes “to take company-friendly positions”

By Joseph Kishore, 21 August 2017

The multimillion-dollar bribery scheme exposes the UAW as a corrupt agent of corporate management, which has worked to impose massive concessions contracts at FCA, General Motors and Ford.

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

UAW debacle at Mississippi Nissan plant

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Forty thousand protest in Boston against Trump and fascist groups

By Kate Randall, 21 August 2017

The protest followed by one week the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen marched through the university town and assaulted counter-demonstrators, resulting in the death of a young woman.

Demonstrators block neo-Nazi march in Berlin-Spandau

By Katerina Selin, 21 August 2017

Around 1,500 demonstrators blocked a march of 700 neo-Nazis who planned to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of Hitler’s deputy, Rudolf Hess, on Saturday.

Spain deploys police as interior minister claims Barcelona terror cell dismantled

By Alejandro López, 21 August 2017

It is not credible to claim that the forces that organized the attack escaped the attention of the intelligence services.

Rajoy threatens to deploy army inside Spain after Barcelona attack

US takes major step toward trade war with China

By Nick Beams, 21 August 2017

Stephen Bannon has been forced out as Trump’s chief strategist, but his agenda of economic warfare against China has been taken up by the administration.

Trump administration stakes out hardline trade position as NAFTA talks begin

Democratic gubernatorial town hall in Flint: No policies to address lead poisoning disaster

By our reporters, 21 August 2017

The event was a stage-managed exercise in political evasion.

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Protests against Amazon’s bid to seize land from historic African-American community in Virginia

By Nick Barrickman and Alex González, 21 August 2017

As if returning to feudal times, Amazon, with billionaire CEO Jeff Bezos at its helm, is upending communities with historic ties to the great democratic gains from the American Civil War.

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

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New York Mayor De Blasio makes token gesture against evictions

By Philip Guelpa, 21 August 2017

The Democratic mayor is making token moves in response to a mounting housing crisis and growth of homelessness.

Greenland is burning

By Daniel de Vries, 21 August 2017

Unprecedented wildfires have burned for the past three weeks on the icy island, where temperatures are rising twice as fast compared to the global average.

Sri Lankan government establishes phony Office on Missing Persons

By Vijith Samarasinghe, 21 August 2017

None of the UNHRC’s resolutions on war crimes in Sri Lanka have had anything to do with concern for the human rights of the victims.

New in Spanish

Trump despide a Bannon: el ejército reafirma su control

Por Barry Grey, 21 agosto 2017

Mientras que los demócratas celebran el despido, su salida no representa un alejamiento del gobierno de su programa de guerra, reacción social y represión política.

Trump profundiza sus llamamientos a la derecha fascista

Por Patrick Martin, 21 agosto 2017

Existe un abismo político y social entre la indignación popular contra Trump y la crítica proveniente de las élites gobernantes.

Rajoy amenaza con desplegar ejército de España después de atentado en Barcelona

Por Alex Lantier y Alejandro López, 21 agosto 2017

Sería la primera vez que se despliega el ejército dentro del país desde que lo gobernaba el régimen fascista de Francisco Franco.

Trece muertos y más de 80 heridos en ataque del Estado Islámico en Barcelona, España

Por Alejandro López y Alex Lantier, 21 agosto 2017

Se reporta que hubo ataques coordinados en distintas ciudades y que las fuerzas especiales de la policía realizaron operaciones mayores el viernes en todo Cataluña.

Se extiende el escándalo de huevos contaminados en Europa

Por Anna Rombach, 21 agosto 2017

Se han encontrado huevos contaminados con el insecticida tóxico fipronil en muchos países europeos y en Hong Kong.

New in French

La complicité des politiciens et des médias allemands avec l’idéologie exhibée à Charlottesville

Par Johannes Stern, 21 août 2017

L’indignation hypocrite que les politiciens et les médias allemands ont manifestée face aux événements de Charlottesville ne peut masquer leur responsabilité dans la réhabilitation de l’idéologie d’extrême-droite et de ses conséquences brutales.

Le gouvernement canadien appuie la rhétorique belliqueuse de Trump contre la Corée du Nord

Par Roger Jordan, 21 août 2017

La ministre des Affaires étrangères, Chrystia Freeland, met entièrement le blâme du risque de guerre sur la Corée du Nord, et refuse de commenter les menaces hautement provocatrices de Washington à l'égard de Pyongyang.

New in German

Trump entlässt Bannon: Das Militär übernimmt die Kontrolle

Von Barry Grey, 21. August 2017

Bannons Entlassung bedeutet kein Abrücken der Trump-Regierung von ihrem Kurs auf Krieg, sozialer Reaktion und politischer Unterdrückung.

Amerikanisch-indische Zusammenarbeit erhöht Kriegsgefahr zwischen Indien und China

Von Deepal Jayasekera und Keith Jones, 21. August 2017

Washingtons Einmischung in den Konflikt zwischen Indien und China erhöht die Gefahr, dass bei einem Grenzzusammenstoß die USA und weitere Mächte hineingezogen werden könnten.

Demonstranten blockieren Neonazi-Aufmarsch in Berlin-Spandau

Von Katerina Selin, 21. August 2017

Am Samstag blockierten rund 1500 Demonstranten erfolgreich einen Demonstrationszug von etwa 700 Neonazis, die Hitlers Stellvertreter Rudolf Heß an seinem 30. Todestag ehren wollten.

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Perspective

One week after Charlottesville
Big business, military tighten their grip on Washington

21 August 2017

The ruling class is seeking to divert popular opposition to Trump behind a palace coup aimed at consolidating the political domination of the military and the corporate/financial elite.

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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.

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
August 21-August 27: Kerensky attempts to marshal the counterrevolution

21 August 2017

With the installation of General Kornilov at the head of the army, Kerensky has turned sharply to the right. Supported by the Mensheviks and Socialist Revolutionaries, he convenes the Moscow State Conference to unite all of the counterrevolutionary forces in Russia.

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

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

The Grenfell Fire

Socialist Equality Party holds public meeting on Grenfell fire in London

By our reporter, 21 August 2017

To ensure that all felt free to speak, the SEP had denied a request from Sky News to film proceedings and told police officers who inquired that they were not welcome.

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

London residents hold silent march for Grenfell victims

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Arts

HBO’s Westworld: Blood, guts and pseudo-philosophy

By Carlos Delgado, 21 August 2017

The acclaimed science fiction drama imagines a futuristic amusement park populated by ultra-lifelike robots.

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

By Charles Bogle, 17 August 2017

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

Science

Millions travel to view 2017 total solar eclipse

By Don Barrett, 21 August 2017

The first solar eclipse in 99 years to cross the whole of the continental United States has attracted interest among millions of people.

Commentary

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

By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones, 19 August 2017

Indian students speak out against imperialist war drive

Trump’s firing of Bannon: The military asserts control

By Barry Grey, 19 August 2017

The working class and the fight against Trump

The New York Times and “white nationalism”

Seventy years since the communal Partition of South Asia

Google Censorship

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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Socialist Equality Party

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

19 August 2017

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

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

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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