A social crime: Eight elderly dead in Florida nursing home after days without air conditioning

By Niles Niemuth, 14 September 2017

Police evacuated 115 remaining residents from a nursing home north of Miami after they spent days in suffocating heat after the power was knocked out by Hurricane Irma.

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

Evacuees, volunteers describe inadequate services, police harassment at Houston convention center

By Tom Hall reporting from Houston, 14 September 2017

Houston’s business community is eager to move evacuees out of the city’s convention centers as quickly as possible in order to resume their lucrative tourist operations.

After Irma, Wall Street pushes for austerity and privatization in Puerto Rico

By Rafael Azul, 14 September 2017

Hurricane Irma came in as a godsend to the hedge fund managers who want to privatize the island’s public electric company.

Why was American capitalism unable to prepare for Hurricane Irma?

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey: Natural disaster and political breakdown

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As official Grenfell Tower inquiry opens, UK fire safety provisions under attack

By John Vassilopoulos, 14 September 2017

Arnold Tarling, a chartered surveyor and fire safety expert, told the WSWS government cuts were responsible for the Grenfell Tower inferno.

Australian television program highlights flammable cladding crisis

By Paul Bartizan, 14 September 2017

UK: 228 high-rise buildings fail mock-up fire tests post-Grenfell

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Juncker’s State of the EU speech: Europe readies for war with the world

By Alex Lantier, 14 September 2017

In his State of the European Union speech yesterday, the EU Commission president outlined an aggressive military and commercial agenda for post-Brexit Europe.

Trump administration threatens further clampdown on refugees

By Bill Van Auken, 14 September 2017

In the wake of a Supreme Court ruling upholding Trump’s anti-Muslim “travel ban,” his administration is considering plans to drastically slash refugee admissions to the US.

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

Sanders health care bill: A cover for Democratic Party deals with Trump

By Patrick Martin, 14 September 2017

The legislation offers a single-payer health care system that most Democratic senators and all Republicans oppose.

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

Notes on Police Violence
Department of Justice clears officers in death of Freddie Gray

By Trévon Austin, 14 September 2017

The six police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray will not face federal civil rights prosecution, the DOJ announced on Tuesday.

More on police violence in America »

UK: Pay cap for majority of public sector workers to continue, despite government defeat

By Robert Stevens, 14 September 2017

August saw a further precipitous decline in living standards for all workers, due to the rising cost of fuel, clothes and food imports, with wages as a share of national income the lowest since the Second World War.

Corruption crisis engulfs all major parties in Peru

By Cesar Uco, 14 September 2017

The Odebrecht scandal is threatening to put two other former presidents behind bars and to drag down the current head of state, Pedro Pablo Kucsynski.

More warnings of Australian property market crash

By Oscar Grenfell, 14 September 2017

With signs that the housing market could implode, millions of working people already face a mortgage debt crisis.

New in Russian

Синтия Бруст Мур (1944-2017): Непреклонный сторонник троцкистского движения

Фред Мазелис, 14 сентября 2017 г.

Синтия была дочерью Джин и Билла Брустов, которые вступили в революционное движение в 1930-е годы и были в числе основателей американской Рабочей Лиги, предшественницы Партии Социалистического Равенства,

Эта неделя в русской революции
28 августа — 3 сентября: Рост поддержки большевиков

14 сентября 2017 г.

По мере роста массовой поддержки большевиков правящая элита отворачивается от Керенского, перенося свои симпатии и поддержку на царского генерала Корнилова, который хочет установить в стране контрреволюционную диктатуру путем военного переворота.

New in Spanish

Dieciseis años desde los atentados del 11 de setiembre: mentiras, hipocresía y militarismo

Por Bill Van Auken, 14 septiembre 2017

La prensa ha hecho caso omiso de las revelaciones más nuevas sobre la participación directa de Arabia Saudita, el país árabe más cercano a Washington, en la preparación de los atentados.

Macron visita Grecia: la “Izquierda Radical” de Tsipras le da la bienvenida al exbanquero devenido en presidente de Francia

Por Alex Lantier, 14 septiembre 2017

Macron viajó a Grecia para aplaudir las medidas de austeridad impuestas por el Gobierno de la “Coalición de la Izquierda Radical” o Syriza —una vista previa del futuro para los trabajadores en Francia—.

La especulación de precios en Amazon y el caso de la propiedad pública

Por Eric London, 14 septiembre 2017

Las empresas del mundo más ricos y poderosos aprovechan de personas desesperadas en Florida que han intentado comprar agua embotellada en línea porque el suministro en los supermercados y las bodegas se agotó rápidamente.

El New York Times aviva la campaña anti-Rusia para promover la censura en Facebook y Twitter

Por Bill Van Auken, 14 septiembre 2017

Invocando la presunta amenaza rusa a la democracia estadounidense, el New York Times está encabezando una campaña exigiendo mano dura para la expresión política en las redes sociales.

New in French

L'OTAN lance des exercices militaires par anticipation des exercices russes

Par Bill Van Auken, 14 septembre 2017

Les deux exercices militaires rivaux se déroulent alors que les relations entre Washington et Moscou sont au plus tendu depuis la fin de la guerre froide.

Des ouragans aux réductions d’impôts: la classe dirigeante se met au travail

Par Joseph Kishore, 14 septembre 2017

La destruction causée par Harvey et Irma n’est pas encore comptabilisée, mais Washington se précipite déjà pour baisser les impôts des patrons.

Treize millions de personnes sans électricité et sept morts après les ravages de l’ouragan Irma en Floride

Par Niles Niemuth, 14 septembre 2017

Certaines régions de l’État pourraient être sans électricité pour des semaines, puisque puisque d'importantes sections du réseau électrique de l’État devront être reconstruites.

Des menaces à long terme pour la santé publique dans le sillage de l'ouragan Harvey

Par Gary Joad, 14 septembre 2017

Les conséquences de l'ouragan Katrina illustrent quelles seront les menaces à long terme pour la santé publique après le passage de l'ouragan Harvey dans la grande région de Houston et dans le sud-est du Texas

Le Parlement britannique approuve des pouvoirs exécutifs radicaux en vertu du projet de loi Brexit

Par Julie Hyland, 14 septembre 2017

Cette législation, désormais la loi de retrait de l'Union européenne, est la première étape dans la sortie britannique de l'UE.

New in German

Nato-Kriegsübungen vor russischem Militärmanöver

Von Bill Van Auken, 14. September 2017

Die konkurrierenden Manöver finden in einer Situation statt, in der die Beziehungen zwischen den USA und Russland so angespannt sind, wie nie zuvor seit dem Höhepunkt des Kalten Kriegs.

„Frankfurter Allgemeine“ droht Polen mit Gebietsforderungen

Von Peter Schwarz, 14. September 2017

Die „Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung“ droht der Warschauer Regierung damit, die polnische Westgrenze nicht länger anzuerkennen, falls sie auf der Forderung nach Reparationen für deutsche Verbrechen im Zweiten Weltkrieg beharrt.

Frankreich: Hunderttausende demonstrieren gegen Macrons Sparkurs

Von Alex Lantier und Anthony Torres, 14. September 2017

Gegen die Pläne der Regierung, per Präsidialdekret eine soziale Konterrevolution durchzuführen, wächst der Widerstand der französischen Arbeiter und Jugendlichen.

Piloten von Air Berlin beginnen sich zu wehren

Von Ludwig Weller, 14. September 2017

Das Aufbegehren der Piloten wurde sofort von allen erdenklichen Seiten als illegale Revolte, als Selbstjustiz oder als arbeitsplatzgefährdend gebrandmarkt.

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

Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi and the fraud of human rights imperialism

14 September 2017

The desperate plight of Rohingya Muslims demonstrates that the US never had the slightest interest in promoting democratic rights in Burma, but cynically exploited the issue to advance its own economic and strategic aims.

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.”

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 »

Commentary

Germany’s Left Party: A party of militarism and war

By Johannes Stern, 14 September 2017

The Left Party, like all of Germany’s capitalist parties, is fully integrated into German militarism and is playing a central role in the country’s return to an aggressive foreign policy.

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

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

By Fred Mazelis, 13 September 2017

UK parliament approves sweeping executive powers under Brexit bill

By Julie Hyland, 13 September 2017

More on Brexit »

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

By Eric London, 13 September 2017

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

UN Security Council imposes severe sanctions on North Korea

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

Obituary

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

Arts

The Last Tycoon: Hollywood in the 1930s

By David Walsh, 13 September 2017

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

By Paul Bond, 11 September 2017

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party holds election meeting in Berlin

By our reporters, 13 September 2017

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!

More on Google Censorship »

Workers Struggles

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

By Jerry White, 13 September 2017

IAM pushes sellout deal on striking Chicago car mechanics

More on auto workers struggles »

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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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

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