The US faces off against China and Russia over North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 5 September 2017

In a provocative speech in the UN, US ambassador Nikki Haley not only targeted North Korea over its nuclear test, but also threatened China and Russia.

Trump, North Korea and the danger of world war

Media and political establishment begin to move on as Houston residents return to devastated city

By Tom Hall, 5 September 2017

As the floodwaters begin to recede, the ruling class is moving to bury the social disaster that has only begun to unfold in Southeast Texas.

Hurricane Harvey to be costliest US natural disaster

Who will pay for the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey?

“The working class has organized to save the working class”
A Hurricane Harvey diary: Part 2

More on Hurricane Harvey »

Immigrant community braces for Trump’s decision on DACA

By Genevieve Leigh, 5 September 2017

Trump is expected to announce the end of the federal program that offers limited citizenship rights to immigrants brought to the US as children, putting 800,000 youth at risk of deportation.

Candidates denounce refugees, demand state build-up at German election debate

By Johannes Stern, 5 September 2017

Merkel and Schulz agreed on virtually every issue and appealed for a crackdown on refugees, more police, and a more aggressive German and European foreign policy.

German SGP election candidate speaks at student protest against deportations

No progress in UK- European Union talks over Brexit

By Julie Hyland, 5 September 2017

The European Union insists there can be no progress to discussion on future relations without Britain settling its “divorce” bill first.

As school year starts teachers, parents and students face political struggle to defend public education

By Phyllis Steele, 5 September 2017

Nearly 50 million public school students are starting the new school year, along with more than four million teachers and support staff.

San Diego declares public health emergency after death toll from Hepatitis A outbreak rises to 14

By Kevin Martinez, 5 September 2017

At least ten people have succumbed to the infectious disease since officials promised a solution more than two months ago.

Los Angeles County wildfires prompt California governor to declare state of emergency

By Marc Wells, 5 September 2017

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles County as wildfires threatened thousands of acres.

“We don’t know what kind of deal they’ve struck with the breakaway dealerships”
IAM isolates striking Chicago car mechanics, seeks separate agreements

By Jessica Goldstein, 5 September 2017

Striking Chicago-area auto mechanics remain militant during their fifth week of struggle while the union tries to shut down the strike by making deals with independent dealerships.

Brazil’s ruling circles fear international “isolation”

By Miguel Andrade, 5 September 2017

The ambiguous international strategy being pursued by Brasilia is symptomatic of the crisis of confidence gripping ruling circles.

Israeli electricity shutoff deepens social crisis in Gaza

By Jean Shaoul, 5 September 2017

The combined measures of Israel and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas have reduced Gaza to 19th century conditions.

Sri Lankan university workers defeat union attempts to victimise SEP member

By Pani Wijesiriwardena, 5 September 2017

SEP member Dehin Wasantha has a three-decade record of fighting for the rights of Sri Lankan workers, students and the poor on the basis of socialist internationalism.

New in French

La police fédérale allemande collecte illégalement des données pour dresser une liste noire de journalistes et militants

Par Martin Kreickenbaum, 5 septembre 2017

Le degré de surveillance et le stockage arbitraire et inconstitutionnel de données sur des milliers « d’extremistes politiques de gauche » sont des caractéristiques d’un État autoritaire policier.

Une candidate du SGP aux élections allemandes parle lors d’une manifestation lycéenne contre les expulsions

Par Nos correspondants, 5 septembre 2017

Marianne Arens, candidate à l’élection du Parti de l’égalité socialiste (SGP), a pris la parole lors d’une manifestation de lycéens dans la ville d’Offenbach, qui protestaient contre la déportation en Afghanistan de leurs camarades de classe.

New in Spanish

Trump, Corea del Norte y el peligro de una guerra mundial

Por Peter Symonds, 5 septiembre 2017

Ciertamente, la prueba nuclear norcoreana agrava el riesgo de un conflicto, pero la responsabilidad principal de haber empujado el mundo al borde de una guerra nuclear reside en el imperialismo estadounidense.

¿Quién pagará por la devastación del huracán Harvey?

Por Joseph Kishore, 5 septiembre 2017

El mayor desastre natural en la historia estadounidense, según algunas medidas, tendrá secuelas de gran alcance, no sólo para los millones de afectados, sino para la estabilidad política y social de Estados Unidos.

El presidente francés revela nuevos decretos para destruir el Código de Trabajo

Por Anthony Torres, 5 septiembre 2017

Los mercados financieros esperan que los decretos sean un paso decisivo en la destrucción de los derechos sociales ganados por los trabajadores europeos en luchas a lo largo del siglo XX.

Los banqueros centrales en la conferencia de Jackson Hole: lo que no se dijo y por qué

Por Nick Beams, 5 septiembre 2017

En sus discursos, ni la jerarca de la Reserva Federal, Janet Yellen, ni el titular del Banco Central Europeo, Mario Draghi, mencionaron las enormes compras de activos de los últimos ocho años.

Ley antiinmigrante de Texas SB4 implementada pese a la suspensión de algunas disposiciones claves

Por Genevieve Leigh, 5 septiembre 2017

La disposición más polémica de la ley, que permitiría que las autoridades locales tuvieran autoridad para exigir pruebas del estatus migratorio de una persona durante las interacciones de rutina, fue permitida pasar.

Washington se está preparando para la guerra nuclear en Europa

Por Johannes Stern, 5 septiembre 2017

En medio de tensiones militares y diplomáticas crecientes entre EUA y Rusia, el Congreso ha dado los primeros pasos hacia anular el Tratado de Fuerzas Nucleares de Alcance Intermedio (INF).

Las inundaciones fétidas en la “costa química” transportan toxinas y enfermedades
Las incalculables consecuencias para la salud humana del huracán Harvey

Por Gary Joad, 5 septiembre 2017

La inundación en Houston, la reconocida capital petroquímica del mundo, ha desencadenado una sopa tóxica de químicos, carcinógenos y bacterias, que representa una grave amenaza para la vida humana.

“Me acostumbré a considerar a la industria del petróleo la industria de saqueo, pillaje y despojo”
Robert Bea ex ingeniero civil de la Shell y emérito de Berkeley, habla sobre el huracán Harvey

Por Barry Grey, 5 septiembre 2017

Robert Bea, ingeniero civil jubilado, posee una amplia experiencia en el control de inundaciones y en el asesoramiento y manejo de riesgos.

New in Turkish

İşçi sınıfı Harvey Kasırgası’na müdahale ediyor

Joseph Kishore, 5 Eylül 2017

Sel, kurtarma operasyonlarına gönüllü olarak akın eden, kendi donanımlarını kullanıp karşılığında hiçbir şey almayan Teksas’taki ve bölge genelindeki işçilerin çok güçlü bir müdahalesine yol açmış durumda.

Başka bir savaş tehdidi: Trump Kuzey Kore ile konuşmayı dışlıyor

Peter Symonds, 5 Eylül 2017

Büyük tehlike, Trump’ın, içerideki keskin gerilimleri bir dış düşmana yönlendirerek, hesaplanamaz sonuçları olacak yıkıcı bir savaşa başvurabilecek olmasıdır.

Hindistan’daki DEUK destekçileri savaş yönelimine karşı toplantı düzenledi

Muhabirlerimizden, 5 Eylül 2017

DEUK'un Hindistanlı destekçileri, 27 Ağustos’ta, Chennai’de, ABD önderliğindeki emperyalist savaş yönelimine karşı başarılı bir toplantı düzenlediler.

WSWS’nin Google sansürüne karşı dilekçesine üç binden fazla imza

Isaac Finn, 5 Eylül 2017

SEP ve IYSSE, ABD genelinde işyerlerinde, grev hatlarında ve kampüslerde, işçileri ve öğrencileri Google’ın WSWS’ye yönelik sansürü hakkında bilgilendirdi.

İnternet sansürü Google’un ötesine geçiyor
Facebook, Youtube ve diğer teknoloji devleri, devlet destekli sansür programları uyguluyor

Zac Corrigan, 5 Eylül 2017

Dünya çapında şirket-devlet sansür programlarının uygulamaya konması, yerküre genelinde yoğunlaşan toplumsal, jeopolitik ve ekonomik kriz koşullarında gerçekleşmektedir.

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Kritische Forscher machen Google für ihre Entlassung verantwortlich

Andre Damon, 5. September 2017

Die Forscher erklärten, Google versuche „Journalisten und Forscher zu zensieren, die gegen gefährliche Monopole kämpfen“. Zuvor hatten sie Google kritisiert.

Die Linke als Partei der Bundeswehr

Johannes Stern, 5. September 2017

Dietmar Bartsch gab dem Deutschen Bundeswehrverband ein Interview, das zeigt, dass die Linkspartei wie alle anderen kapitalistischen Parteien fest in den deutschen Militarismus integriert ist.

Bundestagswahl: Der Ruf nach mehr Polizei

Peter Schwarz, 5. September 2017

Wie Merkel und Schulz im „TV-Duell“ sprachen sich am Montag auch die Vertreter der anderen Parteien für eine massive innere Aufrüstung aus.

Trump, Nordkorea und die Gefahr eines Weltkriegs

Peter Symonds, 5. September 2017

Obwohl Nordkoreas Vorgehen das Risiko eines militärischen Konflikts erhöht, so liegt die Hauptverantwortung dafür, die Welt an den Rand eines Atomkriegs zu treiben, beim US-Imperialismus.

New in Arabic

أجهزة غوغل تسعى لمنع الوصول إلى الموقع العالمي الاشتراكي

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إن تفحص تدفق البيانات على الشبكة يظهر بوضوح أن عملاق الإنترنت غوغل يتلاعب بنتائج البحث بهدف منع الوصول إلى صفحة موقع الاشتراكية العالمي.

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Perspective

Macron’s labor decrees in France: A new stage in the international social counter-revolution

5 September 2017

By unilaterally rewriting the French Labor Code, Macron is setting into motion a confrontation with the working class with international and revolutionary implications.

Earlier Perspectives »

Obituary

Cynthia Brust Moore (1944-2017): A steadfast supporter of the Trotskyist movement

By Fred Mazelis, 5 September 2017

Cynthia was the daughter of Bill and Jean Brust, who joined the revolutionary movement in the 1930s and were founding members of the Workers League, predecessor organization of the Socialist Equality Party.

Google Censorship

Sri Lankan students oppose Google’s censorship of the World Socialist Web Site

By our reporters, 5 September 2017

Members of the SEP and IYSSE in Sri Lanka campaigned this month to gather support among students and youth for the WSWS’s campaign against Google’s censorship of the Internet.

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!

More on Google Censorship »

Commentary

Australia: Socialist Alternative conference seeks new political trap for rising discontent

By Oscar Grenfell, 5 September 2017

The pseudo-left outfit signaled it will deepen its collaboration with Labor and the trade unions amid a crisis of the entire political establishment.

Britain’s pseudo-left promote Labour councils enforcing savage cuts

By Laura Tiernan, 4 September 2017

Washington is preparing for nuclear war in Europe

By Johannes Stern, 2 September 2017

UN says 27 dying each day in US-led siege of Raqqa

SGP condemns German government’s ban of linksunten.indymedia.org

IYSSE

Oppose the militarist high school graduation policy of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 5 September 2017

Youth, students, and workers must oppose Mayor Emanuel’s new “Learn. Plan. Succeed.” policy for high school students, designed to force working class and poor students into the military.

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
September 4 – 10: The Kornilov affair

4 September 2017

Confronted with the danger of a full-blooded counterrevolutionary dictatorship and mass repression from General Kornilov, the Soviets are compelled to appeal to the working class to defend the city.

From the archives of the Russian Revolution
On Slogans

By Vladimir Lenin, 2 September 2017

Leaders of the Russian Revolution: Ivar Tenisovich Smilga (1892-1937)
Part one

By Clara Weiss, 31 August 2017

Leaders of the Russian Revolution: Ivar Tenisovich Smilga (1892-1937)
Part two

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

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Workers Struggles

One-day strike set by public workers in Uruguay
Workers Struggles: The Americas

5 September 2017

The Uruguayan public workers federation has announced a one-day strike over job insecurity and “covert privatization.”

“Whatever happens to us is going to happen to everybody else”
Toronto airport strikers speak out

By our reporters, 4 September 2017

Australia: National Tertiary Education Union attempts to suppress struggle against job cuts at Western Sydney University

By our correspondent, 4 September 2017

University of Sydney union branch stages protest strike over wages and conditions

“The working class has to stand together against this”
After five months on strike, Spectrum workers in New York-New Jersey must break union-imposed isolation

By Alan Whyte, A. Woodson and Steve Light, 1 September 2017

More on auto workers struggles »

Arts

Sean Penn’s The Last Face and Hollywood’s “August Death March”

By David Walsh, 31 August 2017

Ingrid Goes West and Wind River: Hardly scratching the surface

Science

Inherited genetic disorder corrected in human embryos

By Benjamin Mateus, 2 September 2017

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.

Lessons of Hurricane Katrina

31 August 2017

The World Socialist Web Site pamphlet on the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago is critical reading in light of the current catastrophe in Texas.

International Amazon Workers Voice

Single mother in Pittsburgh fired by Amazon for not working forced overtime

By Samuel Davidson, 1 September 2017

The mother of two was fired even after a supervisor told her it was okay not to work overtime at the end of her 4 am to 8 am shift.

Working life at a Pittsburgh Amazon warehouse

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

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

The Grenfell Fire

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

UK: Salford residents challenge Labour Council over fire risks revealed by Grenfell Tower

By our reporters, 29 August 2017

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

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

Australia’s 1967 referendum, fifty years on

By Richard Phillips, 23 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

The Maruti Suzuki frame-up and the history of international labor defense campaigns

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »