Trump, Democrats reach deal on debt ceiling, budget

By Patrick Martin, 8 September 2017

The agreement amounts to a rescue operation for the Trump administration, which is facing rising popular opposition, and paves the way for a deal on corporate tax cuts.

Hurricane Irma heads towards Florida after tearing through the Caribbean

By Matthew Taylor, 8 September 2017

Florida residents are bracing for Hurricane Irma, which has already killed at least 14 people and left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean.

Miles of devastation along Braes Bayou in Houston
A Hurricane Harvey diary: Part 3

Long-term threats to public health follow in Hurricane Harvey’s wake

Civil engineers’ reports on US flood preparedness: Lessons of Katrina and Sandy ignored

More on Hurricane Harvey »

US completes anti-missile deployment in South Korea amid heightened war danger

By Ben McGrath, 8 September 2017

Under pressure from Washington, South Korean President Moon has moved away from his previous calls for dialogue with North Korea and toward increasingly hawkish positions.

UN head warns Korean crisis could spiral into world war

The logic of imperialist aggression:
Will US threats against North Korea yield a global catastrophe?

Danger of global war over Korea shakes Europe

Worker killed at Kansas oil refinery as OSHA conceals data on workplace deaths

By Jessica Goldstein, 8 September 2017

US workplaces have been getting deadlier and deadlier as the stock markets soar and the wealth of society is concentrated into the hands of a shrinking number of oligarchs.

Quebec Liberals expand chauvinist bill targeting Muslims

By Louis Girard, 8 September 2017

While posturing as opposed to smearing asylum-seekers as “illegals,” Quebec’s Liberal government is seeking to ban women wearing Muslim face-coverings from accessing public services.

German conservative parties embrace the language of dictatorship

By Peter Schwarz, 8 September 2017

The Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union have adopted a statement endorsing “a strong state” based on “order” as the supreme principle.

Royal College of Nursing union holds rally in London
No answers to attacks on public health care

By Ajanta Silva and Paul Mitchell, 8 September 2017

The “Summer of Action” was largely restricted to appeals to MPs and photo opportunities for RCN bureaucrats and union officials making occasional media appearances.

UK: Refuse workers resume strike after Birmingham Council imposes redundancies

By John Farmer and Robert Stevens, 8 September 2017

Throughout the strike, Unite never called all-out action, even as the Birmingham City Council mounted a mass scabbing operation.

Australian High Court permits bogus postal vote on marriage equality

By Mike Head, 8 September 2017

The judges averted an immediate political crisis and gave the go-ahead for an unprecedented plebiscite on an elementary legal and democratic right.

Suicide attempt by Renault Nissan worker reveals brutal conditions in India’s free trade zones

By Arun Kumar, 8 September 2017

State and central government authorities attract global corporations with sweatshop conditions like those at the Oragadam Renault Nissan plant outside of Chennai.

US and India use Indian Ocean Conference to reinforce their strategic interests

By Pradeep Ramanayake and K. Ratnayake, 8 September 2017

The geo-strategic conference gave another indication of US and Indian preparations for war against China.

Mass demonstrations in Togo threaten to topple ruling government

By Eddie Haywood, 8 September 2017

Tens of thousands of Togolese poured into the streets on Wednesday and Thursday demanding the ruling government of Faure Gnassingbe resign.

New in Spanish

¡Unamos a todos los trabajadores en lucha contra los ataques a los inmigrantes! ¡Por una política socialista de fronteras abiertas!

Por Partido Socialista por la Igualdad (EUA), 8 septiembre 2017

La decisión del Gobierno de Trump de poner fin al programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia o DACA constituye una nueva etapa en la ofensiva contra los trabajadores inmigrantes en Estados Unidos e internacionalmente.

Macron anuncia recortes a programas sociales en Francia

Por Francis Dubois, 8 septiembre 2017

En la estela de los decretos contra el código laboral, el Gobierno está iniciando una ofensiva contra el acceso a la vivienda, las capacitaciones vocacionales y el seguro al desempleo.

New in French

En une Grèce dévastée par l’austérité, Macron salue les réformes de Syriza

Par Alexandre Lantier, 8 septembre 2017

Cette visite dans un pays saigné à blanc par l’Union européenne souligne que Macron prépare une attaque frontale contre tous les acquis sociaux des travailleurs.

Unir tous les travailleurs contre l’attaque sur les migrants ! Pour une politique socialiste de frontières ouvertes !

Le Parti de l’égalité socialiste (États-Unis), 8 septembre 2017

La décision de l’administration Trump de mettre fin au Programme d’action différée pour les arrivées d’enfants (DACA) marque une nouvelle étape dans l’attaque contre les travailleurs immigrés aux États-Unis et de par le monde.

Les menaces américaines contre la Corée du nord vont-elles déclencher une catastrophe mondiale?

Par Bill van Auken, 8 septembre 2017

A chaque fois que les Etats-Unis font monter d’un cran leurs menaces d’attaque nucléaire de la Corée du Nord, la question se pose avec plus de force: est-ce que Washington va entrer en guerre pour être à la hauteur de sa rhétorique belliciste?

Le danger de l’éruption d’une guerre mondiale en Corée ébranle l’Europe

Par Alexandre Lantier, 8 septembre 2017

La réaction de Washington au dernier essai nucléaire du régime nord-coréen dimanche a mis le monde au bord d’une guerre mondiale qui submergerait rapidement l’Europe.

Le chef de l’ONU avertit que la crise coréenne pourrait dégénérer en une guerre mondial

Par James Cogan, 8 septembre 2017

Des divisions intenses existent entre les États-Unis, la Chine et la Russie au sujet des exigences de Washington que l’ONU impose un blocus commercial total contre la Corée du Nord.

Allemagne: Parti de gauche et Verts veulent l’extension des pouvoirs policiers

Par Peter Schwarz, 8 septembre 2017

Comme Angela Merkel et Martin Schulz dans le débat télévisé de dimanche, les représentants des autres partis ont préconisé un renforcement massif de l'appareil d'Etat allemand.

Aucun progrès dans les négociations entre le Royaume-Uni et l’UE sur le Brexit

Par Julie Hyland, 8 septembre 2017

L’Union européenne insiste sur le fait qu’il ne peut y avoir de progrès dans la discussion sur les relations futures sans que la Grande-Bretagne ne donne son accord sur le projet de loi sur le « divorce » d’abord.

Le Parti travailliste cherchera à bloquer le projet de loi du Brexit

Par Julie Hyland, 8 septembre 2017

Alors que le Parlement commence son débat aujourd’hui sur la deuxième lecture du projet de la loi intitulé « la grande abrogation », le Parti travailliste a officiellement annoncé qu’il voterait contre.

New in German

Vereinigt alle Arbeiter gegen den Angriff auf Immigranten! Für eine sozialistische Politik der offenen Grenzen!

Socialist Equality Party (USA), 8. September 2017

Die Entscheidung der Trump-Regierung, das DACA-Programm einzustellen, ist ein neues Stadium im Angriff auf Immigranten in den USA und weltweit.

Pläne für massive militärische Aufrüstung nach der Bundestagswahl

Peter Schwarz, 8. September 2017

Die militärische Aufrüstung ist im Wahlkampf kein Thema, weil alle Partien übereinstimmen, dass sie nach der Wahl massiv ausgedehnt werden muss.

Hurrikan Irma fegt über Puerto Rico und andere Karibikinseln hinweg

Jerry White, 8. September 2017

Wie in Houston werden die menschlichen Kosten von Hurrikan Irma viel größer sein als nötig, weil die physische und soziale Infrastruktur völlig verachlässigt wurde.

SEK-Einsatz auf Antifa-Demo: Polizist trägt offen Symbol der rechtsextremen Szene

Sven Heymanns, 8. September 2017

Am vergangenen Samstag kam es auf einer antifaschistischen Demonstration im sächsischen Wurzen zum völlig unprovozierten Einsatz des Spezialeinsatzkommandos (SEK) der Landespolizei.

Befristete Beschäftigung nimmt dramatisch zu

Verena Nees, 8. September 2017

Nach neuen Zahlen des Nürnberger Instituts für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) waren die Neueinstellungen im Jahr 2016 nahezu zur Hälfte befristete Jobs.

Katastrophale Auswirkungen der Sparpolitik auf das griechische Gesundheitswesen

Tino Jacobson, 8. September 2017

Seit Beginn des Kürzungsdiktats der Troika wurde das griechische Gesundheitswesen systematisch ausgehöhlt – mit schwerwiegenden Folgen für die Lebensqualität der Arbeiterklasse.

Keine Fortschritte bei Brexit-Gesprächen zwischen EU und Großbritannien

Julie Hyland, 8. September 2017

Die Europäische Union betont, dass Großbritannien vor Diskussionen über die künftigen Beziehungen erst die Rechnung für die „Scheidung“ akzeptieren muss.

Wahlveranstaltung der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei
Julie Hyland spricht am Samstag auf Versammlung in Berlin

der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei (SGP), 8. September 2017

In ihrem Beitrag wird Julie Hyland von der britischen SEP auf den Brexit und den wachsenden Nationalismus in Europa eingehen und die Perspektiven der Vereinigten Sozialistischen Staaten von Europa erläutern.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в русской революции
21 — 27 августа: Керенский пытается организовать контрреволюцию

7 сентября 2017 г.

Поставив генерала Корнилова во главе армии, Керенский резко поворачивает направо. Поддерживаемый меньшевиками и эсерами, он созывает Государственное совещание в Москве для объединения всех контрреволюционных сил России.

New in Arabic

أجهزة غوغل تسعى لمنع الوصول إلى الموقع العالمي الاشتراكي

٢٧ تموز يوليو ٢٠١٧

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

UN chief warns against the march to world war

8 September 2017

The comparison of the reckless ratcheting up of tensions on the Korean peninsula to the events that sparked the First World War has gone virtually unreported in the US media.

Earlier Perspectives »

Google Censorship

Forbes writer says Google censored report on manipulation of search traffic

By Andre Damon, 8 September 2017

Journalist Kashmir Hill faced a backlash from the tech giant after she reported that Google threatened to demote search results for sites that did not link to its ill-fated social media network.

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!

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

By our reporters, 5 September 2017

More on Google Censorship »

International Amazon Workers Voice

Price gouging at Amazon and the case for public ownership

By Eric London, 8 September 2017

The world’s most powerful and wealthy corporations are taking advantage of desperate people in Florida who are trying to buy bottled water online as store supplies run out.

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

By Samuel Davidson, 1 September 2017

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?

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Commentary

Unite all workers against the attack on immigrants! For a socialist policy of open borders!

By Socialist Equality Party (US), 7 September 2017

San Diego protests against Trump’s repeal of DACA program

Mélenchon sets nationalist trap for opposition to austerity in France

By Anthony Torres, 7 September 2017

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

Child deaths at Gorakhpur hospital highlight grim reality behind “rising India” hype

By K. Ratnayake, 7 September 2017

Yemen’s cholera outbreak surpasses 600,000

By Bill Van Auken, 7 September 2017

The National Football League’s blacklisting of quarterback Colin Kaepernick

By Alan Gilman, 7 September 2017

The dual citizenship furore in the Australian parliament: What is at stake for the working class?

Trump and DeVos deepen the assault on public higher education

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
Kenyan nurses in 13th week of strike

8 September 2017

Calling the strike illegal, the state governors have threatened to fire the 25,000 Kenyan nurses if they do not return to work by Friday.

Rank-and-file committees needed to take forward UK rail workers' safety fight

By Tony Robson, 6 September 2017

“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

More on auto workers struggles »

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

Arts

Documenta 14 exhibition in Kassel, Germany: The censorship and defaming of art

By Sybille Fuchs, 6 September 2017

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

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.

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

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 »

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.

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 »