US threatens Pakistan as part of new Afghan war drive

By Keith Jones, 24 August 2017

Trump’s threats include closer cooperation with Pakistan’s arch-rival India, which has repeatedly boasted of its readiness to mount military raids inside Pakistan even if they risk provoking all-out war.

German government backs Trump’s military escalation in Afghanistan

By Johannes Stern, 24 August 2017

The same politicians and media outlets that criticized Trump’s response to the fascist rampage in Charlottesville are now fully behind his escalation of war in Afghanistan.

Trump’s speech on Afghanistan: The military in command

Saudi airstrike on motel in Yemen kills at least 41

By Niles Niemuth, 24 August 2017

The latest massacre came as the general responsible for US military operations in the Middle East and Central Asia visited the Saudi-Yemen border to review the US-backed war.

CIA contractors settle ACLU torture lawsuit

By John Burton, 24 August 2017

The ACLU settled its lawsuit against two psychologists on behalf of three victims brutally tortured by the CIA.

Trump continues far-right agitation in Phoenix speech

By Barry Grey, 24 August 2017

The speech made clear that the removal of Bannon and consolidation of Pentagon and Wall Street control will not halt Trump’s efforts to build a fascistic base of support.

Internet censorship goes beyond Google
Facebook, Youtube, other tech giants launch joint, state-backed censorship programs

By Zac Corrigan, 24 August 2017

Google's fake search results are the spearhead of a much wider campaign by an entire fraternity of state-aligned tech giants to censor political speech on the Internet.

Trudeau vows immigration crackdown as thousands of Haitians flee to Canada

By Laurent Lafrance, 24 August 2017

Trudeau’s hardline stance towards refugees fleeing the Trump administration’s crackdown is bound up with his determination to maintain its partnership with the US.

Podemos joins Spanish Socialist Party in regional coalition

By Paul Mitchell and Alejandro López, 24 August 2017

Podemos is now indistinguishable from the PSOE in its pursuit of power in bourgeois institutions on a pro-capitalist programme and an imperialist foreign policy.

Pine Gap base automatically involves Australia in US wars

By Mike Head, 24 August 2017

Secret documents show the facility’s role has increasingly shifted from spying to providing “real-time” data for military operations.

Australian High Court sanctions illegal detention of refugees in Papua New Guinea

By Max Newman and Mike Head, 24 August 2017

The judges rejected a challenge to incarceration on Manus Island despite the PNG Supreme Court last year ruling it was an unconstitutional deprivation of liberty.

New in Spanish

El discurso de Trump sobre Afganistán: el ejército al mando

Por Joseph Kishore, 23 agosto 2017

El discurso de Trump sobre la política estadounidense en Afganistán fue una declaración de guerra contra el mundo y develó un grado de control militar sobre el Gobierno estadounidense nunca antes visto.

New in French

Le discours de Trump sur l’Afghanistan : Les militaires aux commandes

Par Joseph Kishore, 24 août 2017

Le discours de Trump sur la politique afghane était une déclaration de guerre contre le monde, qui révélait un niveau de contrôle militaire sans précédent sur le gouvernement américain.

Les États-Unis imposent des sanctions punitives contre la Russie et la Chine à propos la Corée du Nord

Par Peter Symonds, 24 août 2017

En ciblant les sociétés chinoises, Washington souligne qu’il exploite son conflit avec la Corée du Nord comme un élément de son conflit plus large avec Pékin.

New in Turkish

ABD’deki siyasi savaşın ardındakiler: Artan mali çöküş ve toplumsal huzursuzluk korkusu

Nick Beams, 24 Ağustos 2017

Egemen sınıf, sınıfsal çatışmanın büyümesinden dehşete kapılsa da, kaçınılmaz olarak toplumsal patlamalara doğru ilerleyen koşulların üzerine gidecek hiçbir önlem sunamamaktadır.

Suriye’deki ABD hava saldırısında 40’tan fazla sivil katledildi

Jordan Shilton, 24 Ağustos 2017

Suriye çatışması, hızla bölgesel, hatta küresel bir savaşa dönüşebilecek büyük bir parlama noktası olmayı sürdürüyor.

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi Londra’daki Grenfell yangını üzerine toplantı düzenledi

Muhabirlerimizden, 24 Ağustos 2017

Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (SEP), Cumartesi günü, 14 Haziran’daki Grenfell Tower yangını üzerine, “Toplumsal Cinayet: İşçi sınıfına karşı bir suç” başlıklı bir toplantı düzenledi.

Göstericiler Berlin-Spandau’daki neo-Nazi yürüyüşünü engelledi

Katerina Selin, 24 Ağustos 2017

1.500 dolayında gösterici, Cumartesi günü, 700 kadar neo-Nazi’nin Hitler’in yardımcısı Rudolf Hess’i anmak amacıyla yapacağı bir yürüyüşü engelledi.

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Berlin verschärft Hetze gegen die Türkei

Johannes Stern, 24. August 2017

Die Aussagen von führenden Politikern vermitteln den Eindruck, dass die herrschende Klasse Deutschlands die Erdogan-Regierung als feindliches Regime betrachtet.

Geschichtsklitterung im Dienste des deutschen Militarismus

Peter Schwarz, 24. August 2017

Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier hat eine Rede zum 78. Jahrestag des Hitler-Stalin-Pakts genutzt, um in Estland nationalistische Stimmungen gegen Russland zu schüren.

Mehr als 2000 unterzeichnen Petition zur Beendigung der Google-Zensur

Zac Corrigan, 24. August 2017

Die Zahl der Unterschriften ist über das Wochenende in die Höhe geschnellt, nachdem der WikiLeaks-Gründer Julian Assange auf Twitter einen Link zur WSWS und deren Entlarvung der Google-Machenschaften veröffentlicht hat.

Trumps Afghanistan-Rede: Das Militär übernimmt die Kontrolle

Joseph Kishore, 24. August 2017

Trumps Rede über das weitere Vorgehen in Afghanistan ist eine Kriegserklärung an die ganze Welt. Mehr denn je übt das Militär die Kontrolle über die US-Regierung aus.

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Perspective

The “military-industrial complex” in power

24 August 2017

The ruling elite has used the crisis surrounding the president’s endorsement of the neo-fascist rampage in Charlottesville, Virginia to consolidate the grip of the military over the White House.

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Google Censorship

More than two thousand sign petition to stop Google censorship

By Zac Corrigan, 22 August 2017

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

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The Grenfell Fire

Remarks by Jerry White of the SEP (US) at Grenfell Tower fire public meeting in London

24 August 2017

To warm applause, White said, “The most effective use of our energy and our determination has to be mobilise our class, independently, not to expend our energy in fruitless appeals to the powers that be.”

Worker at SEP public meeting on the Grenfell Tower fire: “We are working class and we always suffer. A few people who are rich, they call the shots.”

By our reporters, 24 August 2017

Delroy, from Wembley in northwest London, spoke to the WSWS following the August 19 public meeting on Grenfell Tower.

The political implications of the Grenfell Tower fire

By Chris Marsden, 23 August 2017

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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History

1917: The Great Strike—an engrossing exhibition about mass walkouts in wartime Australia

By Elle Chapman and Richard Phillips, 24 August 2017

The exhibition is a useful antidote to the government’s glorification of Australian involvement in World War I and shows that the home-front was dominated by intense class battles.

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.

Arts

Randy Newman and the problems of Dark Matter

By Hiram Lee, 24 August 2017

The latest album by songwriter Randy Newman satirizes Vladimir Putin, the Bay of Pigs invasion and the conflict between science and religion.

Jerry Lewis, comic and filmmaker, dead at 91

By David Walsh, 23 August 2017

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

By Carlos Delgado, 21 August 2017

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

Commentary

US air strike slaughters over 40 civilians in Syria

By Jordan Shilton, 23 August 2017

US hits China, Russia with punitive sanctions over North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 23 August 2017

Pseudo-lefts lament United Auto Workers defeat in Nissan vote

By Shannon Jones, 23 August 2017

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: the Americas
Chilean educators hold 24-hour strike over new education law, unpaid bonuses

24 August 2017

An August 17 nationwide strike by educators in Chile a law of “New Public Education” and to demand payment of overdue salaries and bonuses.

“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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