Millions face devastation from Hurricane Irma in southwest Florida, Tampa metro area

By Patrick Martin, 11 September 2017

The destruction accompanying the huge storm is not merely a natural disaster, but a measure of the crisis of American society.

Caribbean islands devastated by storm surge, winds, rain

By our reporter, 11 September 2017

The worst impact of Hurricane Irma was in Lesser Antilles and the US and British Virgin Islands.

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey: Natural disaster and political breakdown

Why aren’t trains evacuating people from the path of Hurricane Irma?

Hurricane Irma heads towards Florida after tearing through the Caribbean

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

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

More on Hurricane Harvey »

As US threatens North Korea, NATO chief warns of “more dangerous world”

By Peter Symonds, 11 September 2017

The danger of catastrophic war in Asia is provoking deep fears in Europe and exacerbating divisions with Washington.

As US threatens war against North Korea, China appeals to European powers

UN chief warns against the march to world war

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

Protests throughout the US held against attack on immigrant rights

By our reporters, 11 September 2017

The Department of Homeland Security will not accept any more applications for deportation protection, while those already enrolled will begin losing coverage in six months.

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Personal data of 143 million US consumers compromised in massive Equifax server hack

By Kevin Reed, 11 September 2017

The $18 billion corporation had its servers hacked, covered up the breach for two-and-a-half months, and still claims to not know what happened.

IAM pushes sellout deal on striking Chicago car mechanics

By Jessica Goldstein, 11 September 2017

Mechanics are not paid for the hours worked on the clock, but by the number of hours the automobile manufacturers assign to the parts they work on.

Australian High Court sanctions deportations of Sri Lankan refugees

By Mike Head, 11 September 2017

The ruling is an indictment of the last Greens-backed Australian Labor government.

Thai Supreme Court protects key figures in 2010 military crackdown

By our reporter, 11 September 2017

The court ruling reflects the military junta’s attempt to consolidate its rule in the face of popular opposition.

UK: Labour Mayor in Salford rubber stamps closure of disabled children’s school

By Margot Miller and Robert Stevens, 11 September 2017

Since 2010, Salford Council has imposed £186 million in cuts to vitally needed services.

British Columbia NDP government abandons $15 minimum wage pledge

By Roger Jordan, 11 September 2017

The NDP’s abandonment of one of its main election promises just weeks after coming to power shows that, no less than its Liberal predecessors, it is a right-wing party beholden to big business.

New in Spanish

Los huracanes Irma y Harvey: desastres naturales y el colapso político

Por Patrick Martin, 11 septiembre 2017

En su respuesta a los huracanes Irma y Harvey y otros desastres naturales, el capitalismo estadounidense ha demostrado su obsolescencia como sistema social.

Secretario general de la ONU advierte sobre guerra mundial

Por Bill Van Auken, 11 septiembre 2017

La comparación entre el osado redoble de tensiones en la península coreana con los eventos que detonaron la Primera Guerra Mundial ha sido prácticamente ignorada por la prensa estadounidense.

Mélenchon le tiende una trampa nacionalista a la oposición a la austeridad en Francia

Por Anthony Torres, 11 septiembre 2017

Mélenchon plantea un movimiento nacionalista y populista, compatible con una estrategia de entrada en el gobierno de Macron al que dice oponerse.

Trump y los demócratas alcanzan un acuerdo sobre el techo de deuda y el presupuesto

Por Patrick Martin, 11 septiembre 2017

El acuerdo consiste de una operación para rescatar al Gobierno de Trump, el cual se está enfrentando a una oposición popular cada vez mayor, y así dar paso a un trato sobre reducir los impuestos corporativos.

La élite gobernante de Brasil teme al “aislamiento” internacional

Por Miguel Andrade, 11 septiembre 2017

La ambigua estrategia internacional de Brasilia es síntoma de la crisis de confianza que afecta a los círculos gobernantes.

Casi 10 millones de adultos mayores sufren inseguridad alimentaria en EUA
El empeoramiento del hambre para los estadounidenses de mayor edad

Por Gary Joad, 11 septiembre 2017

Alrededor del 14,7 por ciento de los adultos mayores de Estados Unidos se enfrentan a la inseguridad alimentaria, un aumento del 37 por ciento con respecto al 2001.

Cynthia Brust Moore (1944-2017): Una entusiasta firme partidaria del movimiento trotskista

Por Fred Mazelis, 11 septiembre 2017

Cynthia fue la hija de Bill y Jean Brust, quienes se unieron al movimiento revolucionario en la década de 1930 y fueron miembros fundadores de la Liga Obrera, organización predecesora del Partido Socialista de la Igualdad.

New in French

Alors que les États-Unis menacent la Corée du Nord de guerre, la Chine fait appel aux puissances européennes

Par Alex Lantier, 11 septembre 2017

La Chine a demandé à l’Allemagne et à la France de coordonner les sanctions contre la Corée du Nord à cause de son essai nucléaire et d’empêcher l’escalade américaine dans la péninsule coréenne de conduire à la guerre.

Rentrée politique du FN: Le Pen se pose en alternative à Macron

Par Francis Dubois, 11 septembre 2017

A Brachay, Le Pen s’est efforcée d’apaiser les conflits internes du FN sur la politique étrangère en se concentrant sur la haine des réfugiés et les mesures sautoritaires.

Les ouragans Irma et Harvey : catastrophes naturelles et faillites politiques

Par Patrick Martin, 11 septembre 2017

Dans sa réponse aux ouragans Irma et Harvey, et d’autres catastrophes naturelles, le capitalisme américain a démontré sa faillite comme système social.

New in German

Wahlversammlung der SGP in Bochum

unserem Korrespondeten, 11. September 2017

Zwei Bundestagskandidaten der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei (SGP) sprachen am letzten Freitag in Bochum über die akute Kriegsgefahr und die Angriffe auf die arbeitende Bevölkerung.

Die Hurrikane Irma und Harvey: Naturkatastrophen und politisches Versagen

Patrick Martin, 11. September 2017

Durch seine Reaktion auf Hurrikan Harvey, Hurrikan Irma und andere Naturkatastrophen enthüllt der amerikanische Kapitalismus seinen Bankrott als funktionierendes Gesellschaftssystem.

US-Kriegsdrohungen gegen Nordkorea: China appelliert an europäische Mächte

Alex Lantier, 11. September 2017

China hat Deutschland und Frankreich gebeten, ihre Sanktionen gegen Nordkorea wegen dessen Atomtests zu koordinieren. Beide europäischen Mächte sollen die USA daran hindern, mit ihrer Eskalation auf der koreanischen Halbinsel einen Krieg auszulösen.

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.

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٢٧ تموز يوليو ٢٠١٧

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Perspective

Why was American capitalism unable to prepare for Hurricane Irma?

11 September 2017

As Hurricane Irma wreaks havoc on Florida, the failure to adequately prepare for the storm and protect those in its path has exposed the irrationality of American capitalism.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
September 11-17: After the Kornilov Affair—Kerensky attempts to form dictatorial regime, Trotsky released from prison

11 September 2017

Following the defeat of the Kornilov coup, Kerensky attempts to form a new government, declaring himself the commander-in-chief of the army and announcing the formation of a dictatorial regime consisting of a five-member “Directory.”

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 »

Arts

Poet Ben Okri on London’s Grenfell Tower fire: “It has revealed the undercurrents of our age”

By Paul Bond, 11 September 2017

To his credit, Okri recognises the capitalist profit motive in the decisions that led to the Grenfell tragedy.

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

Socialist Equality Party

Sri Lankan SEP Jaffna meeting discusses political bankruptcy of Tamil parties

By our reporters, 11 September 2017

The speakers explained the necessity for Tamil and Sinhalese workers to build a revolutionary party based on an internationalist socialist perspective.

Google Censorship

“If the Internet shuts down, we wouldn’t know anything. The union isn’t going to tell us”
Autoworkers in Detroit support campaign against Google Internet censorship

By a WSWS reporting team, 9 September 2017

SEP campaign teams in the Detroit area collected scores of signatures last weekend for the petition opposing Google’s Internet censorship.

Forbes writer says Google censored report on manipulation of search traffic

By Andre Damon, 8 September 2017

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

25 August 2017

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 »

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

9 September 2017

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

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

By Jessica Goldstein, 8 September 2017

UK: Refuse workers resume strike after Birmingham Council imposes redundancies

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

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

More on auto workers struggles »

Commentary

Strong earthquake shakes Mexico and Central America, killing at least 61

By Rafael Azul, 9 September 2017

Germany’s federal election campaign and the danger of global nuclear war

By Johannes Stern, 9 September 2017

Trump, Democrats reach deal on debt ceiling, budget

By Patrick Martin, 8 September 2017

Mélenchon sets nationalist trap for opposition to austerity in France

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

Yemen’s cholera outbreak surpasses 600,000

The National Football League’s blacklisting of quarterback Colin Kaepernick

International Amazon Workers Voice

Price gouging at Amazon and the case for public ownership

By Eric London, 8 September 2017

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

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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Obituary

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

By Fred Mazelis, 5 September 2017

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

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 »