Amid warnings of a new financial crash, Fed Chairwoman promotes illusions at Jackson Hole conference

By Nick Beams, 26 August 2017

Yellen extolled the achievements of the Federal Reserve in putting in place measures to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis.

German government raids and shuts down left-wing Indymedia site

By Johannes Stern, 26 August 2017

The shutdown of linksunten.indymedia.org is the latest step in a crackdown on left-wing politics in Germany ahead of the upcoming federal election.

Fourth collision this year shows stress on US Pacific fleet

By Patrick Martin, 26 August 2017

The disasters point to a deep erosion of morale as the Navy has engaged in a high tempo of operations, particularly amid the US confrontation with North Korea.

Millions evacuate as Hurricane Harvey hits Texas

By Genevieve Leigh, 26 August 2017

While millions fled for safety from the category four hurricane, ICE kept its immigration checkpoints in Texas open.

Bernie Sanders promotes illusions in the Democrats at Detroit town hall meeting

By Tom Hall, 26 August 2017

Sanders’ denunciation of Trump’s response to Charlottesville cannot conceal the political responsibility which he bears for enabling Trump’s cultivation of a far-right movement.

Notes on police violence
St. Louis, Missouri police kill sixth person since May

By Trévon Austin, 26 August 2017

Police shot and killed Kiwi Herring, a transgender woman, after she allegedly slashed an officer with a knife.

Government report reveals scope of housing crisis in California

By Guillaume Garnier, 26 August 2017

Rents and housing prices in the most populous state in the US continue to rise, driving hundreds of thousands of workers and youth into economic crisis.

Poverty among Los Angeles community college students reaching crisis levels

By Glenn Mulwray, 26 August 2017

According to a recent survey, Los Angeles community college students are experiencing widespread homelessness and chronic food insecurity.

New report counts 100,000 homeless students in New York City public schools

Inequality rising in Germany: 40 percent earn less than 20 years ago

By Marianne Arens, 26 August 2017

According to a paper from the Federal Labour Ministry, the gap between wages and wealth has grown rapidly over the past 20 years.

Flammable cladding: Australian governments continue the political whitewash

By Paul Bartizan, 26 August 2017

Government officials feign concern while issuing empty promises to try to politically deflect widespread concerns by residents and workers about at-risk buildings.

New in Spanish

Más acusaciones en escándalo de corrupción de Fiat Chrysler
Ejecutivos de la UAW recibieron sobornos para “portarse bien con la empresa”

Por Joseph Kishore, 26 agosto 2017

Engañosas maniobras de sobornos desenmascaran al sindicato UAW. Develan que ese sindicato es una agencia corrupta de la patronal, que ha impuesto contratos entreguistas a favor de las empresas FCA, General Motors y Ford.

Crecientes signos de ruptura constitucional siguen la derogación de los cargos de corrupción contra el presidente brasileño Temer

Por Miguel Andrade, 26 agosto 2017

El Partido de los Trabajadores ataca al gobierno de Temer no como un opositor del capitalismo, sino como un defensor de los intereses de una "burguesía nacional".

New in French

Berlin intensifie l’agitation contre la Turquie

Par Johannes Stern, 26 août 2017

Les relations de politiques étrangères entre Berlin et Ankara se sont encore dégradées, au milieu des dénonciations hystériques du gouvernement turc par les politiciens allemands.

Le Président allemand en Estonie : révisionnisme historique au service du militarisme

Par Peter Schwarz, 26 août 2017

Le président allemand Frank-Walter Steinmeier a utilisé l’anniversaire du pacte germano-soviétique pour menacer la Russie et stimuler le nationalisme estonien, qui s’inspire directement des traditions nazies.

La peudo-gauche regrette que les travailleurs de Nissan aient rejeté l'UAW

Par Shannon Jones, 26 août 2017

Dans leurs commentaires sur le vote de représentation par l'UAW, l'International Socialist Organization et le magazine Jacobin tentent de cacher le caractère anti-ouvrier de l'UAW.

Québec: les demandeurs d’asile face à l’hypocrisie des libéraux

Par Louis Girard, 26 août 2017

Avec leurs amendements au projet de loi 62, les libéraux ciblent la minorité musulmane et poursuivent leur propre tournant vers le chauvinisme pour détourner l’opposition populaire à leurs mesures d'austérité.

Trudeau promet de contrer l'immigration de milliers d'Haïtiens qui fuient vers le Canada

Par Laurent Lafrance, 26 août 2017

La position intransigeante de Trudeau envers les réfugiés qui fuient les États-Unis provient de la détermination de son gouvernement à maintenir et approfondir à tout prix l'étroit partenariat économique, militaire et sécuritaire entre Ottawa et Washington.

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Der „militärisch-industrielle Komplex“ an der Macht

Andre Damon, 25. August 2017

Die herrschende Elite hat die Krise um Trumps Sympathiebekundungen für die Neonazi-Ausschreitungen in Charlottesville benutzt, um die Kontrolle des Militärs über das Weiße Haus zu stärken.

Ungleichheit wächst: 40 Prozent verdienen weniger als vor 20 Jahren

Marianne Arens, 25. August 2017

Laut einem Papier des Bundesarbeitsministeriums ging die Schere bei Löhnen und Vermögen in den letzten zwanzig Jahren weit auseinander.

US-Kriegskurs gegen Afghanistan: Trump droht Pakistan

Keith Jones, 25. August 2017

Zu Trumps Drohungen zählt eine engere Kooperation mit Pakistans Erzrivalen Indien, das mehrfach seine Bereitschaft erklärt hat, Angriffe innerhalb von Pakistan durchzuführen – selbst wenn es dadurch zu einem offenen Krieg kommen sollte.

USA gehen im Nordkorea-Streit mit Strafsanktionen gegen China und Russland vor

Peter Symonds, 25. August 2017

Die Trump-Regierung verhängte am Dienstag einseitig Sanktionen gegen chinesische und russische Einrichtungen und Individuen, weil sie ihnen Handelsbeziehungen mit Nordkorea vorwirft.

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Perspective

DreamHost ordered to hand over data on anti-Trump website: The criminalization of political dissent

26 August 2017

The court decision that DreamHost must turn over information on the individuals associated with disruptj20.org is a chilling assault on free speech.

Earlier Perspectives »

Google Censorship

An open letter to Google: Stop the censorship of the Internet! Stop the political blacklisting of the World Socialist Web Site!

25 August 2017

David North, chairperson of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, has sent the following open letter to Google executives Sundar Pichai, Lawrence Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt.

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.

More than two thousand sign petition to stop Google censorship

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

By Zac Corrigan, 24 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

Indian workers and students speak out against imperialist war drive

By our correspondents, 26 August 2017

Indian supporters of the ICFI discussed the escalating danger of nuclear war with workers in the Sriperambudur Special Economic Zone and students from Madras University.

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

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

19 August 2017

Commentary

UK: Labour’s John McDonnell woos Tories and City speculators

By Chris Marsden, 26 August 2017

McDonnell chose to end his big business charm offensive with closed-door appearances in July before the London Stock Exchange.

Mattis in Kiev: US may arm Ukraine with lethal weapons

By Niles Niemuth, 25 August 2017

German president in Estonia: Historical revisionism to justify militarism

By Peter Schwarz, 25 August 2017

US massacring hundreds of Syrian civilians every week in Raqqa

By Jordan Shilton, 25 August 2017

The Grenfell Fire

Socialist Equality Party public meeting on Grenfell Tower fire
“Grenfell has shown one thing above all—and that is the enormous ingenuity, dedication and seriousness of the working class.”

By our reporters, 26 August 2017

Socialist Equality Party National Secretary Chris Marsden delivered closing remarks to the SEP’s August 19 public meeting in London on the Grenfell Tower fire.

“As we grew up, our instinct was that the enemy was the system and the police. That’s what we were fighting against.”
Attendees at SEP public meeting discuss Grenfell Tower fire

By our reporters, 26 August 2017

WSWS reporters spoke to those who came to the SEP public meeting in London on the Grenfell Tower fire.

Grenfell fire survivors speak at Socialist Equality Party public meeting

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Arts

Logan Lucky: Steven Soderbergh returns from retirement

By David Walsh, 26 August 2017

The new film is set in West Virginia and North Carolina and involves the robbery of the Charlotte Motor Speedway during a major race.

Randy Newman and the problems of Dark Matter

By Hiram Lee, 24 August 2017

Jerry Lewis, comic and filmmaker, dead at 91

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

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

26 August 2017

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

“Everyone high up in the UAW must have known what was going on”
US autoworkers react to new UAW corruption indictments

By a WSWS reporting team, 25 August 2017

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

Pseudo-lefts lament United Auto Workers defeat in Nissan vote

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CSX worker in Tennessee seriously injured due to cutbacks
Railroads push cost-cutting and contract concessions

By Jeff Lusanne, 25 August 2017

History

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

By Elle Chapman and Richard Phillips, 24 August 2017

Australian history curator Laila Ellmoos discusses 1917: The Great Strike with the WSWS

By Richard Phillips and Cheryl Crisp, 25 August 2017

“It was a complex strike, but the volume and power of these numbers was extraordinary.”

Australia’s 1967 referendum, fifty years on

By Richard Phillips, 23 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 »

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?

Share this video widely! Like and Follow the International Amazon Workers Voice on Facebook

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

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »