Trump pardons former Arizona Sheriff: A green light for anti-immigrant violence and repression

By Kevin Martinez and Patrick Martin, 28 August 2017

The pardoning of former sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was found guilty of illegally detaining immigrants, is intended to encourage fascistic elements such as those who rioted in Charlottesville.

Anger at war, government complicity with terrorism erupts at Barcelona march

By Alex Lantier, 28 August 2017

Protesters booed the King and denounced Spanish arms sales to the Middle East for aiding the Islamic State, which organized the August 17 Barcelona attack.

Terrorists’ visit to France points to state foreknowledge of Barcelona attack

By Kumaran Ira, 28 August 2017

The Islamic State terror cell in Barcelona was under close surveillance by multiple intelligence services in France, the United States, and Belgium.

Muted US response to North Korean short-range missile launches

By Peter Symonds, 28 August 2017

While US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has suggested that talks might be possible, he has continued to stress that the US still has a military option to deal with North Korea.

Ford workers speak out against sexual harassment, UAW corruption

By our reporters, 28 August 2017

Autoworkers in Michigan and Chicago reacted with disgust and anger to reports of widespread sexual abuse at Ford coming alongside indictments of UAW and Fiat Chrysler officials for corruption.

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

Pseudo-lefts lament United Auto Workers defeat in Nissan vote

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Medicaid sees big price hikes for decades-old drugs

By Brad Dixon, 28 August 2017

Medicaid spending on old and commonly used drugs increased by billions of dollars in 2016 compared to the previous year.

Germany: SPD chancellor candidate Schulz attacks Merkel from the right

By Johannes Stern, 28 August 2017

German government raids and shuts down left-wing Indymedia site

Conservative government review of UK “gig economy”—a whitewash for the corporations

By Thomas Scripps, 28 August 2017

The report’s bias in favour of employers is not an oversight, as the political establishment that Matthew Taylor speaks for has no intention of bringing “precarious employment” under control.

Growing concerns in Bangladesh over India-China tensions

By Rohantha De Silva, 28 August 2017

The rivalry between these two nuclear armed countries could develop into a war has far-reaching implications for South Asia and internationally.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в русской революции
7 — 13 августа: «Межрайонцы» объединяются с большевиками

28 августа 2017 г.

На VI съезде Российской социал-демократической рабочей партии (большевиков) четырехтысячная «межрайонная группа» во главе с Троцким и Луначарским формально вливается в 240-тысячную большевистскую партию, возглавляемую Лениным.

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DreamHost recibe orden en busca de los datos de un sitio web anti-Trump: la criminalización de la disidencia política

Por Joseph Kishore, 28 agosto 2017

El fallo judicial que le pide a DreamHost entregar información de individuos asociados con disruptj20.org constituye un ataque alarmante contra la libre expresión.

En medio de advertencias sobre un nuevo derrumbe financiero, la presidenta de la Reserva Federal fomenta ilusiones de Jackson Hole

Por Nick Beams, 28 agosto 2017

Yellen enalteció los logros de la Reserva Federal en tomar medidas para prevenir la recurrencia de una crisis financiera como la del 2008.

EEUU golpea a China y a Rusia con sanciones punitivas por Corea del Norte

Por Peter Symonds, 28 agosto 2017

La puesta en la mira de compañías chinas deja claro que Washington está explotando el tenso punto muerto con Corea del Norte como parte de su enfrentamiento más amplio con Beijing.

Estados Unidos masacra a cientos de civiles sirios cada semana en Raqqa

Por Jordan Shilton, 28 agosto 2017

La horrible matanza de civiles en Raqqa está sucediendo tan sólo meses después de que las fuerzas iraquíes respaldadas por EE. UU. y dependientes de sus fuerzas aéreas asolaran gran parte de la ciudad de Mosul.

El vicepresidente Pence visita América Latina mientras se recrudece la crisis venezolana

Por Andrea Lobo, 28 agosto 2017

Pence comparó la “visión” de Trump con la de Theodore Roosevelt, dejando claro que Washington busca reafirmar su hegemonía en la región.

Diez por ciento de las familias mexicanas gana dos terceras partes de los ingresos del país

Por Alex González, 28 agosto 2017

El estudio deja al descubierto el grado al cual las corporaciones financieras, muchas de ellas estadounidenses, han llegado a dominar todos los aspectos de la vida en América Latina.

Maestros peruanos en huelga mientras el gobierno de Kuczynski cae en crisis

Por Armando Cruz, 28 agosto 2017

Según se reporta, más de 200.000 profesores en 18 regiones del país están participando en la huelga, lo que lo hace una de las más grandes en la última década.

Un general alemán exige una acumulación militar después de las elecciones federales

Por Johannes Stern, 28 agosto 2017

El general retirado Hans-Lothar Domröse declaró que Alemania tiene que tener un equipo militar que corresponda con su posición como el mayor poder económico europeo.

El presidente alemán en Estonia: revisionismo histórico para justificar el revisionismo

Por Peter Schwarz, 28 agosto 2017

El presidente alemán, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, utilizó el aniversario del pacto entre Stalin y Hitler para amenazar a Rusia y fomentar el nacionalismo estonio, el cual toma prestadas las tradiciones nazis.

La herencia nazi en el ejército alemán

Por Sven Heymanns, 28 agosto 2017

Dos acontecimientos recientes ilustran el alcance de los pensamientos de la ultraderecha en el ejército alemán, apoyados y ocultados al más alto nivel.

El gobierno alemán hace una redada contra el sitio web de izquierda Indymedia y lo cierra

Por Johannes Stern, 28 agosto 2017

La clausura de linksunten.indymedia.org es la más reciente de la represión contra la izquierda política en Alemania antes de las próximas elecciones federales.

La censura del Internet va más allá de Google
Facebook, YouTube y otros gigantes tecnológicos avientan programas conjuntos de censura con el respaldo del Estado

Por Zac Corrigan, 28 agosto 2017

Los resultados de búsqueda falsos de Google son sólo la punta de lanza de una campaña de censura política en Internet mucho más amplia de una fraternidad de gigantes tecnológicos alineados con el Estado.

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DreamHost doit remettre au gouvernement des données sur un site Web anti-Trump : la pénalisation de la dissidence politique

Par Joseph Kishore, 28 août 2017

La décision du tribunal selon laquelle DreamHost doit transmettre les informations sur les personnes associées à disruptj20.org est une atteinte glaçante à la liberté d’expression.

Le gouvernement allemand perquisitionne et ferme le site internet de gauche Inymedia

Par Johannes Stern, 28 août 2017

La fermeture du site linksunten.indymedia.org est la dernière étape en date de la persécution de la gauche en Allemagne à l’approche des élections fédérales.

Trump, Charlottesville et Jörg Baberowski

Par Johannes Stern, 28 août 2017

Les mêmes médias et politiciens allemands qui dénoncent Donald Trump pour son appui à l’extrême droite défendent l'universitaire Jörg Baberowski pour avoir fait des déclarations encore plus monstrueuses.

New in German

DreamHost muss Daten von Anti-Trump-Website herausgeben:
Politischer Widerspruch wird kriminalisiert

Von Joseph Kishore, 28. August 2017

Die Gerichtsentscheidung, dass DreamHost Informationen über die Personen hinter der Website disruptj20.org herausgeben muss, ist ein beängstigender Angriff auf die Meinungsfreiheit.

Schulz attackiert Merkel im Sommerinterview von rechts

Von Johannes Stern, 28. August 2017

Je weiter die SPD in den Umfragen zurückfällt, desto aggressiver schlägt sie im Wahlkampf um sich.

Internetzensur: Facebook, Youtube und Co kooperieren mit dem Staat

Von Zac Corrigan, 28. August 2017

Googles Manipulationen der Suchergebnisse sind nur die Spitze des Eisbergs. Um die politische Diskussion im Internet zu zensieren, arbeiten die Technlogogieriesen eng mit dem Staat zusammen.

Trotz drohender Finanzkrise schürt US-Notenbankchefin Illusionen

Von Nick Beams, 28. August 2017

Auf der jüngsten Konferenz der Notenbanker in Jackson Hole behauptete Janet Yellen, die Chefin der Federal Reserve, die getroffenen Maßnahmen würden eine Finanzkrise wie 2008 verhindern.

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Perspective

Capitalism and the Houston flood catastrophe

28 August 2017

Twelve years after Hurricane Katrina, a major hurricane has once against exposed the brutal reality of class relations in the United States.

Earlier Perspectives »

Mehring Books

New from Mehring Books
Why Study the Russian Revolution?
Volume I: The February Revolution and the Development of Bolshevik Strategy

28 August 2017

One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, the events of 1917, their consequences and their lessons retain a burning contemporary relevance.

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.

Sign the petition and share it as widely as possible through email, online forums, and social media.

Watch: Stop online censorship!

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Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
August 28 – September 3: Surge in support for the Bolsheviks

28 August 2017

As mass support for the Bolsheviks grows, the ruling classes are deserting Kerensky, throwing their support instead behind the tsarist general Kornilov, who is plotting to establish a counterrevolutionary dictatorship by means of a military coup.

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

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Commentary

Why is the media promoting Antifa?

By Gabriel Black, 28 August 2017

As part of its efforts to disorient popular opposition, the media has promoted the anti-Russia campaign, racialist politics and… anarchists involved in punch-ups with Nazi demonstrators.

Central bankers at Jackson Hole conference: What was not said and why

By Nick Beams, 28 August 2017

In their speeches, neither Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen nor European Central Bank head Mario Draghi even mentioned the massive asset purchases carried out over the past eight years.

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

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

By Joseph Kishore, 26 August 2017

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

By Chris Marsden, 26 August 2017

Arts

Interview with rapper El Nino about “Grenfell Tower’s Burning”: “We had to watch that, so why shouldn’t they have to listen to us?”

By Paul Bond, 28 August 2017

Following the World Socialist Web Site’s recent review of the artistic response to the Grenfell Tower fire from local artists, reviewer Paul Bond spoke to El Nino.

Logan Lucky: Steven Soderbergh returns from retirement

By David Walsh, 26 August 2017

Randy Newman and the problems of Dark Matter

By Hiram Lee, 24 August 2017

Jerry Lewis, comic and filmmaker, dead at 91

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

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

Workers Struggles

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

Australia’s 1967 referendum, fifty years on

By Richard Phillips, 23 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?

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 »