NATO launches war games in advance of Russian exercise

By Bill Van Auken, 13 September 2017

The dueling military exercises are unfolding as relations between Washington and Moscow are more tense than at any time since the height of the Cold War.

Hundreds of thousands march against Macron’s austerity measures in France

By Alex Lantier and Anthony Torres, 13 September 2017

The demonstrations point to the mounting opposition among French workers and youth to the government’s plans to carry out a social counterrevolution by executive fiat.

Macron goes to Greece: “Radical left” Tsipras welcomes ex-banker turned French president

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

Officials estimate one quarter of homes in Florida Keys destroyed by Hurricane Irma

By Niles Niemuth, 13 September 2017

Millions remained without power across Florida and Georgia on Tuesday as officials surveyed the damage in the Florida Keys in Irma's aftermath.

Why was American capitalism unable to prepare for Hurricane Irma?

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

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey: Natural disaster and political breakdown

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In “60 Minutes” interview, Bannon elaborates plans for American fascist movement

By Eric London, 13 September 2017

The corporate media is elevating Bannon, while, at the same time, the Democratic Party’s identity politics aids the growth of the far-right.

Israel bombs Syrian government positions as anti-Assad opposition forces lose ground

By Jean Shaoul, 13 September 2017

The Israeli air strikes against Syria took place as the IDF was conducting the largest military exercise in 19 years on the border with Lebanon.

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UK parliament approves sweeping executive powers under Brexit bill

By Julie Hyland, 13 September 2017

The so-called Great Repeal Bill, incorporating European Union (EU) legislation into British law, passed its second reading in parliament early Tuesday morning.

UK: Tony Blair calls for anti-immigration policies to stop Brexit

Hundreds of thousands march in Catalonia as Madrid aims to block independence referendum

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Germany: Left Party leader ready to cooperate with far-right AfD

By Verena Nees, 13 September 2017

Sahra Wagenknecht, the Left Party's leading candidate for this month's federal election, has made clear that all its talk of “opposing the right wing” is just that—empty talk.

Chicago area auto mechanics reject dealers’ “last, best and final offer”

By Jerry White, 13 September 2017

Chicago area car mechanics, now in the seventh week of their strike, voted down the concessions-laden contract brought back by the International Association of Machinists.

IAM pushes sellout deal on striking Chicago car mechanics

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

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Virginia gubernatorial race offers “choice” of right-wing candidates

By Ed Hightower, 13 September 2017

Conservative Democrat Ralph Northam, who twice voted for George W. Bush, faces a former Bush White House aide and Republican National Committee chairman, Ed Gillespie.

Large wildfires continue to spread in US Northwest

By Hector Cordon, 13 September 2017

Since August, the large northwestern US wildfires have more than tripled in size.

Boston area transit riders and workers imperiled by inadequate maintenance funding

By John Marion, 13 September 2017

The unelected Financial and Management Control Board has accelerated its plans for the privatization of public transportation, rather than providing safe transportation.

South Asian floods: Death toll climbs to 1,300

By Arun Kumar, 13 September 2017

Despite countless warnings, India’s government and state administrations were totally unprepared for the floods.

Western Australian budget slashes thousands of public sector jobs

By Oscar Grenfell, 13 September 2017

Labor’s budget exposes the fraud of its posturing as an opponent of social inequality and as a party of “working people.”

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Des centaines de milliers de personnes manifestent contre Macron

Par Alexandre Lantier et Anthony Torres, 13 septembre 2017

Après la présidentielle entre le candidat militariste et ultra-libéral Macron et la néo-fasciste Marine Le Pen, de nombreux jeunes sont écœurés par le système politique.

La campagne électorale fédérale allemande et le risque de guerre nucléaire mondiale

Par Johannes Stern, 13 septembre 2017

Les médias et les partis politiques ont longtemps cherché à exclure les questions de guerre et de militarisme de la campagne électorale, mais la réalité les rattrape maintenant.

Des centaines de milliers défilent en Catalogne alors que Madrid vise à bloquer le référendum sur l’indépendance

Par Paul Mitchell, 13 septembre 2017

La marche s’est produite au milieu d’une crise politique explosive en Espagne : Madrid mobilise la police et les tribunaux pour tenter de bloquer le référendum de l’indépendance.

New in German

16 Jahre nach dem 11. September 2001: Lügen, Heuchelei und Militarismus

Bill Van Auken, 13. September 2017

Die Medien haben die neuen Enthüllungen über die direkte Rolle Saudi-Arabiens bei der Vorbereitung der Anschläge weitgehend totgeschwiegen.

UN-Sicherheitsrat verhängt harte Sanktionen gegen Nordkorea

Peter Symonds, 13. September 2017

Die UN-Resolution baut die Spannungen in Nordost-Asien keineswegs ab, sondern stellt die Weichen für weitere Provokationen der USA und erhöht die Gefahr eines militärischen Konflikts.

Neue Sammelabschiebung nach Afghanistan

Korrespondentenbericht, 13. September 2017

Am gestrigen Dienstagabend hat Deutschland erstmals ...der Geheimdienste in der rechtsextremen Szene zu verheimlichen.

Nachlese zu Young Euro Classic:
Anklage gegen Kriegspolitik und EU

Verena Nees, 13. September 2017

Der Kontrast des Selbstverständnisses von Young Euro Classic – die Überwindung der Grenzen durch Musik – zum derzeit vorherrschenden intellektuellen Klima war in diesem Jahr besonders groß.

Diese Woche in der Russischen Revolution
11.–17. September: Kerenski unternimmt Diktatur-Versuch. Trotzki aus Gefängnis entlassen

13. September 2017

Nach der Niederlage des Kornilow-Putschs versucht Kerenski, eine diktatorische Regierung zu bilden. Er erklärt sich selbst zum Oberkommandierenden der Armee und gibt die Bildung eines fünfköpfigen „Direktoriums“ bekannt.

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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From hurricanes to tax cuts: The ruling class gets down to business

13 September 2017

Even as the destruction caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is still being tallied, the US political establishment is moving rapidly to push through a massive handout for the corporate and financial elite.

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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.”

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 »


The Last Tycoon: Hollywood in the 1930s

By David Walsh, 13 September 2017

The Last Tycoon is an American television series about Hollywood and the film industry in the 1930s. The first and last season of the series, which emanates from Amazon Studios, comprises nine episodes.

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

By Paul Bond, 11 September 2017

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

By Sybille Fuchs, 6 September 2017


A remembrance of my sister, Cynthia Brust Moore

By Steven Brust, 12 September 2017

This remembrance of Cynthia Brust Moore was sent to the WSWS by her brother, Steven Brust. Cynthia, a lifelong supporter of the Trotskyist movement, passed away on September 1.

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

By Fred Mazelis, 5 September 2017


New York Times surveys the results of 35 years of affirmative action

By Fred Mazelis, 13 September 2017

The Times article reveals that masses of Hispanic and African-American youth are unable to afford higher education, but obscures the underlying class reality.

Sixteen years after 9/11: lies, hypocrisy and militarism

By Bill Van Auken, 12 September 2017

UN Security Council imposes severe sanctions on North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 12 September 2017

New York Times stokes anti-Russia campaign to promote Facebook, Twitter censorship

By Bill Van Auken, 12 September 2017

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

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Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party holds election meeting in Berlin

By our reporters, 13 September 2017

The meeting was addressed by Socialist Equality Party candidate Christoph Vandreier and Julie Hyland, assistant national secretary of the SEP in Britain.

Plans for major military build-up after Germany’s federal election

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

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

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!

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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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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

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