US air strike slaughters over 40 civilians in Syria

By Jordan Shilton, 23 August 2017

Increased US-led air strikes on the city of Raqqa over the past week have resulted in 167 civilian casualties, including 59 children.

US hits China, Russia with punitive sanctions over North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 23 August 2017

The targeting of Chinese companies makes clear that Washington is exploiting the tense standoff with North Korea as part of its wider confrontation with Beijing.

US pushes ahead with provocative war games in South Korea

US takes major step toward trade war with China

German general demands military build-up after federal election

By Johannes Stern, 23 August 2017

Retired General Hans-Lothar Domröse declared that Germany, as Europe’s biggest economic power, must possess an appropriately equipped military.

The German army’s Nazi heritage

By Sven Heymanns, 23 August 2017

Two developments in recent days illustrate the extent of ultra-right thinking and activities in the German army that are supported and covered up at the highest level.

The myth of “left-wing” violence at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany

By Justus Leicht, 23 August 2017

The violence stemmed predominantly from the security forces, and many of the acts described in the official narrative were either extremely exaggerated or completely invented.

Missouri governor issues last-minute stay of execution for Marcellus Williams

By Kate Randall, 23 August 2017

Williams’ attorneys argue that he is innocent, and that DNA tests of the murder weapon produced “conclusive scientific evidence that another man committed this crime.”

Chicago Public Schools lays off nearly 1,000 as budget impasse threatens more

By Alexander Fangmann, 23 August 2017

While CPS blames “enrollment changes, program adjustments and/or changes in students’ academic needs,” demographic changes alone do not account for the continued layoffs.

South Asian floods kill more than 800 and affect over 24 million people

By Sathish Simon and Arun Kumar, 23 August 2017

Monsoonal flooding hits millions of people in South Asia each year, but the region’s governments fail to take adequate flood mitigation measures.

Peruvian teachers strike as Kuczynski’s government plunges into crisis

By Armando Cruz, 23 August 2017

Reportedly, more than 200,000 teachers in 18 regions of the country are participating in the strike, making it one of the largest in the last decade.

Ten percent of Mexican families earn two thirds of country’s income

By Alex González, 23 August 2017

The study lays bare the degree to which financial corporations, many from the US, dominate every aspect of life in Latin America.

New in Spanish

Detrás de la guerra política en EE. UU.: Crece el temor de un desplome financiero y una revuelta social

Por Nick Beams, 23 agosto 2017

Aumentan las inquietudes en los círculos financieros de EE. UU. y alrededor del mundo de que la acelerada subida de la bolsa de valores estadounidense tras la elección de Donald Trump de paso a un gran desplome.

Una semana después de Charlottesville
La élite empresarial y el ejército afianzan su dominio sobre Washington

Por Patrick Martin y Joseph Kishore, 23 agosto 2017

La clase gobernante busca desviar la oposición popular contra Trump detrás de un golpe palaciego para consolidar el dominio político del ejército y la élite corporativa y financiera.

España despliega policía mientras ministro del Interior anuncia que célula terrorista en Barcelona fue desmantelada

Por Alejandro López, 23 agosto 2017

No resulta creíble que las fuerzas que organizaron el ataque simplemente pasaron desapercibidas por la vigilancia de los servicios de inteligencia.

Cincuenta años desde la rebelión de Detroit:
Tercera Parte: Promesas liberales y realidades capitalistas

Por Barry Grey, 23 agosto 2017

El WSWS presenta una serie en tres partes de julio 1987 intitulada “A veinte años de la rebelión de Detroit”. Esta es la tercera y última parte.

New in French

Derrière la guerre politique aux États-Unis : des craintes croissantes d’effondrement financier et de troubles sociaux

Par Nick Beams, 23 août 2017

Les milieux financiers américains et mondiaux s’inquiètent de plus en plus que la hausse du marché américain des actions, qui s’est accélérée avec l’élection de Donald Trump, se dirige vers une baisse majeure.

Trump donne le feu vert à l’armée pour intensifier la guerre en Afghanistan

Par Patrick Martin, 23 août 2017

Le discours télévisé national devant une parterre de militaires prépare le terrain d’une aggravation massive de l’effusion de sang dans un pays ou les Etats-Unissont en guerre depuis 16 ans déjà.

New in Turkish

Trump’ın Bannon’u kovması: Ordu denetim iddiasında bulunuyor

Barry Grey, 22 Ağustos 2017

Trump’a karşı çıkmanın tek ilerici yolu, işçi sınıfının tüm siyaset kurumuna ve onun savunduğu kapitalist sisteme karşı bağımsız seferberliğidir.

Trump’ın Nazi şiddetini savunması: Maske düştü

Joseph Kishore, 22 Ağustos 2017

Her iki partiye ve tüm siyaset kurumuna karşı bağımsız kitlesel bir işçi sınıfı hareketinin yokluğunda, Amerika’da faşizmin yükselmesi yönünde gerçek bir tehlike söz konusudur.

ABD’deki faşist şiddetin siyasal ve toplumsal kökenleri

Joseph Kishore, 22 Ağustos 2017

Uzun tarihsel deneyim, faşizm ile yalnızca işçi sınıfının sosyalist ve devrimci bir program temelindeki seferberliği yoluyla mücadele edilebileceğini göstermiştir.

Güney Asya’nın topluluksal temelde bölünmesinin yetmişinci yılı

Keith Jones, 22 Ağustos 2017

Topluluk temelindeki bölünme, 20. yüzyılın en büyük suçlarından biriydi. O, Güney Asya’nın sonraki tüm tarihini biçimlendiren, daha doğrusu biçimsizleştiren bir suçtu.

Rajoy Barselona saldırısının ardından orduyu İspanya içinde konuşlandırma tehdidinde bulunuyor

Alex Lantier ve Alejandro López, 22 Ağustos 2017

Barselona’daki saldırının ardından ordunun İspanya içine konuşlandırılması, her şeyden önce işçi sınıfını hedef alacaktır.

Barselona’daki IŞİD saldırısında 13 kişi öldü, 80’den fazla kişi yaralandı

Alejandro López ve Alex Lantier, 22 Ağustos 2017

Barselona’daki saldırı, son 13 ay içinde Avrupa’da gerçekleşen bu türde altıncı saldırıdır. Önceki saldırıların birçoğunda, teröristler, istihbarat kurumlarınca oldukça iyi tanınıyordu.

Google’ın WSWS’yi kara listeye almasına son vermesi talebine 1.000’den fazla imza

Isaac Finn, 22 Ağustos 2017

WSWS, tüm okurlarını, makalelerimizi sosyal medyada paylaşarak, dilekçemizi imzalayarak ve kampanyamızda aktif şekilde yer alarak internet sansürüne karşı mücadele etmeye çağırıyor.

New in German

Eine Woche nach Charlottesville
Großkapital und Militär vergrößern ihren Einfluss in Washington

Von Patrick Martin und Joseph Kishore, 22. August 2017

Die herrschende Klasse versucht, den Widerstand der Bevölkerung gegen Trump für eine Palastrevolte auszunutzen und so die politische Herrschaft des Militärs und der Wirtschafts- und Finanzelite zu festigen.

Bundeswehr-General fordert massive Aufrüstung nach den Wahlen

Von Johannes Stern, 22. August 2017

Der pensionierte General Hans-Lothar Domröse fordert, dass Deutschland als größte Wirtschaftsmacht Europas auch angemessen ausgerüstete Streitkräfte vorhält.

Veranstaltung der Socialist Equality Party in London zum Brand im Grenfell Tower

Von unserem Reporter, 22. August 2017

Jeder sollte frei sprechen dürfen. Daher hatte die SEP die Anfrage von Sky News abgelehnt, die Veranstaltung filmen zu dürfen, und Polizeibeamten erklärt, dass sie nicht erwünscht sind.

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Perspective

Trump’s speech on Afghanistan: The military in command

23 August 2017

Trump’s speech on Afghan policy was a declaration of war on the world that revealed an unprecedented level of military control over the American government.

Earlier Perspectives »

Google Censorship

More than two thousand sign petition to stop Google censorship

By Zac Corrigan, 22 August 2017

The number of signatures jumped over the weekend, after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange tweeted a link to the WSWS’s exposure of Google’s actions.

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.

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

More on Google Censorship »

Commentary

Pseudo-lefts lament United Auto Workers defeat in Nissan vote

By Shannon Jones, 23 August 2017

In their commentaries on the union recognition vote, the International Socialist Organization and Jacobin magazine seek to cover up the anti-working class character of the UAW.

UAW debacle at Mississippi Nissan plant

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

More on auto workers struggles »

Behind the political warfare in the US: Rising fears of financial collapse, social unrest

By Nick Beams, 22 August 2017

Trump, Charlottesville and Jorg Baberowski

By Johannes Stern, 22 August 2017

Trump deepens appeal to fascist right

Vice President Pence visits Latin America amid deepening Venezuelan crisis

By Andrea Lobo, 22 August 2017

The Grenfell Fire

The political implications of the Grenfell Tower fire

By Chris Marsden, 23 August 2017

This speech was given by Socialist Equality Party National Secretary Chris Marsden at the August 19 public meeting in London on the Grenfell Tower fire.

Anatomy of the Grenfell Tower fire
Speech given by Thomas Scripps at Socialist Equality Party public meeting

22 August 2017

Socialist Equality Party holds public meeting on Grenfell fire in London

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Arts

Jerry Lewis, comic and filmmaker, dead at 91

By David Walsh, 23 August 2017

Lewis was a performer of extraordinary talent. At his improvisational and manic best, with a rapid-fire delivery, a variety of personas and all manner of physical contortions, he represented something anarchic and disruptive.

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

By Carlos Delgado, 21 August 2017

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

History

Australia’s 1967 referendum, fifty years on

By Richard Phillips, 23 August 2017

In 1967 millions of Australians voted to change the constitution, in the hope that it would bring an end to the nearly two centuries of brutal oppression of the country’s Aboriginal population.

Workers Struggles

“If you don’t stand up, nothing happens”
Union isolates Chicago-area auto mechanics strike in its fourth week

By Jessica Goldstein and George Marlowe, 22 August 2017

Young doctor suicides point to deteriorating conditions in Australia’s health system

By Ed Ballesteros, 22 August 2017

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 »

Science

Millions travel to view 2017 total solar eclipse

By Don Barrett, 21 August 2017

Greenland is burning

By Daniel de Vries, 21 August 2017

International Amazon Workers Voice

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

By Nick Barrickman and Alex González, 21 August 2017

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

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

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

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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