Protests continue in St. Louis as police kill eight more in US

By Trévon Austin and Patrick Martin, 19 September 2017

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the Justice Center in downtown St. Louis Monday night in a show of support for those who remained jailed after police arrested 123 people on Sunday night.

Over forty arrested in St. Louis as demonstrations continue against acquittal of killer cop

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Facebook turns over information on Russia-linked accounts to Special Counsel Mueller

By Patrick Martin, 19 September 2017

The investigation into alleged Russian interference in the US election and Trump campaign collusion is being used to justify a crackdown on the Internet.

CNN claims FBI wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman

By James Cogan, 19 September 2017

Paul Manafort, former chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, was allegedly wiretapped by investigators both before and after the election.

Undocumented protesters drive Nancy Pelosi out of her own press conference

By Evan Blake, 19 September 2017

The protesters issued scathing condemnations of the Democrats’ anti-immigrant record, including their recent efforts to push through bipartisan immigration legislation with Trump.

French unions try to strangle workers’ opposition to Macron

By Anthony Torres and Alex Lantier, 19 September 2017

The unions, whose strike calls are carefully prepared beforehand with the government, are terrified of being outflanked on their left by an eruption of workers’ struggles.

German Greens’ pro-war policy on display at think tank forum

By Johannes Stern, 19 September 2017

Ever since the Greens organised the first foreign combat operation by German soldiers since World War II in 1999, they have been a leading party of German militarism.

Survivors and local residents speak out on Grenfell Tower Inquiry opening

By our reporters, 19 September 2017

Inquiry Chairman Sir Martin Moore-Bick claimed that he was “impartial” and had therefore rejected submissions to appoint a local resident to act as an assessor.

Lakanal House: Prelude to the Grenfell Tower inferno—Part 1

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry and the case for socialism

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Millions of the UK’s poorest families driven into deeper poverty

By Dennis Moore, 19 September 2017

The government’s overall agenda, dressed up as welfare “reform,” is underpinned by slashing welfare spending and encouraging people to move from benefits into work.

For an international strategy to win the CAMI workers strike

By the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 19 September 2017

To prevail in the struggle against GM, CAMI workers must fight to mobilize autoworkers across North America in a counter-offensive against all concessions and job cuts.

GM CAMI workers strike in Canada

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Bank for International Settlements voices concern over finance markets

By Nick Beams, 19 September 2017

The BIS has warned that the slow pace in normalising central bank interest rates and ending quantitative easing is setting up financial markets for a shock when interest rates do rise.

Alleged Nashville shooting brings social relations into relief

By Warren Duzak, 19 September 2017

Gerald Melton, was shot August 26 after he allegedly objected to the sound of loud music and exhaust fumes coming from a Porsche driven by Katie Quackenbush, 26.

California: SEIU sabotages San Diego County workers’ strike

By Kevin Martinez, 19 September 2017

A planned two-day strike potentially involving 10,000 workers was called off at the last minute by the Service Employees International Union.

Sri Lankan power workers on strike

By W.A. Sunil, 19 September 2017

The ongoing stoppage is against the government’s austerity measures being imposed at the behest of the International Monetary Fund.

New in Spanish

Nuevos detalles resaltan la negligencia criminal en la muerte de residentes de hogares de ancianos en Florida

Por Niles Niemuth, 19 septiembre 2017

Las muertes en Hollywood, Florida han expuesto la incompetencia y la indiferencia de la clase gobernante estadounidense, que tiene la responsabilidad última de este crimen social.

New in French

L’Espagne menace d’une potentielle prise de contrôle militaire de la Catalogne à l’approche du référendum

Par Alejandro López, 19 septembre 2017

Le langage et les actions provocateurs de Madrid rappellent la brutalité de la dictature franquiste qui a dominé l’Espagne de 1939 à 1978.

Grèce : Syriza racole les investisseurs et honore Macron

Par Katerina Selin, 19 septembre 2017

Les vacances parlementaires sont terminées. Dans les semaines et mois à venir une nouvelle série de coupes budgétaires débutera, ce qui mènera à des luttes de classe féroces.

New in German

SGP-Wahlveranstaltung in Duisburg: Diskussion über die Rolle der IG Metall bei ThyssenKrupp

unserem Korrespondeten, 19. September 2017

Die geplante Fusion von ThyssenKrupp Steel mit Tata-Steel gefährdet in Deutschland, Großbritannien und den Niederlanden Tausende Arbeitsplätze.

Nach Bombenanschlag in London:
Britische Regierung unterstützt Trumps Forderung nach Internetzensur

Paul Mitchell und Robert Stevens, 19. September 2017

Unter dem Vorwand des Kampfs gegen „Extremismus“ bereitet die Regierung May drastische Einschränkungen der demokratischen Rechte und bürgerlichen Freiheiten vor.

Zum ersten Mal seit 100 Jahren nimmt der Hunger weltweit zu

Shelley Connor, 19. September 2017

Eine Untersuchung der Vereinten Nationen hat ergeben, dass die Kriege und der Klimawandel im Jahr 2016 eine der Hauptursachen für die Zunahme der Unterernährung weltweit waren.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в русской революции
4–10 сентября: Мятеж Корнилова

18 сентября 2017 г.

Столкнувшись с угрозой полномасштабной контрреволюционной диктатуры и массовых репрессий в лице генерала Корнилова, Советы вынуждены призвать рабочий класс к защите Петрограда.

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Perspective

UN General Assembly convenes under shadow of war

19 September 2017

On the eve of the opening session of the UN General Assembly, top US officials have reiterated threats of a “military option” on the Korean peninsula that could lead to nuclear war.

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Google Censorship

Google intensifies censorship of left-wing websites

By Andre Damon, 19 September 2017

New statistics expose the growing impact of Google’s attack on free speech.

Why is Amazon deleting negative reviews of Hillary Clinton’s new book?

By Andre Damon, 15 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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Arts

2017 Emmy Awards: Sean Spicer, self-congratulations and identity politics

By David Walsh, 19 September 2017

The media was more or less agreed Monday that the highlight of the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards was the brief appearance by Trump’s former press secretary.

The Last Tycoon: Hollywood in the 1930s

Socialist Equality Party

No to war and social inequality! For world socialism!
Statement of the Socialist Equality Group on the New Zealand election

19 September 2017

Both major parties, Labour and National, support deeper austerity, attacks on immigrants and democratic rights, and preparations for war.

Socialist Equality Group public meeting in Wellington
After the New Zealand election: The way forward in the fight against war

By the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 15 September 2017

The meeting will discuss the urgent need for a socialist alternative to war and austerity, in opposition to the entire capitalist political establishment.

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

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

“You can't depend on our government anymore to help”
Watch: Hurricane Harvey victims applying for federal aid encounter government indifference

By Tom Hall and Charles Abelard reporting from Houston, 18 September 2017

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

Inhabitants of Irma-ravaged Saint Martin gain nothing from French President Macron’s visit

Why was American capitalism unable to prepare for Hurricane Irma?

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Workers Struggles

Protests against passage of anti-working class budget in Haiti
Workers Struggles: the Americas

19 September 2017

Protestors clashed with police in cites across Haiti over government plans to impose new taxes and fees on citizens.

Burlington, Vermont teachers strike continues as officials refuse to budge on concession demands

By Kate Randall, 18 September 2017

IAM ends Chicago area mechanics strike

By Jessica Goldstein, 18 September 2017

Commentary

The 150th anniversary of the publication of Capital

By Nick Beams, 18 September 2017

World hunger increasing for first time since turn of the century

By Shelley Connor, 18 September 2017

UK government officials back Trump demands for Internet censorship following London bombing

By Paul Mitchell and Robert Stevens, 18 September 2017

Spain threatens potential military takeover of Catalonia as referendum looms

By Alejandro López, 18 September 2017

South Korea assassination squad to target Pyongyang leadership

By Ben McGrath, 18 September 2017

CIA vetoes Chelsea Manning’s Harvard fellowship

The “People’s Convergence”: The pseudo-left entreats Bernie Sanders to lead “People’s Party”

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
September 18 – 24: Bolsheviks obtain majorities in Moscow and Petrograd soviets

18 September 2017

Following the Kornilov affair, support for the Bolsheviks surges, and they win control of the Moscow and Petrograd soviets, followed one by one by provincial soviets. The war rages on, and mass hunger and deprivation fuel working-class rebellions around the world.

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 pamphlet: Fifty Years since the Detroit Rebellion

18 September 2017

This new pamphlet from Mehring Books examines the historical background and social roots of the events of the summer of 1967 and the outcome of the biggest and most violent urban uprising in US history.

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.

Science

The legacy of the Cassini spacecraft

By Don Barrett, 16 September 2017

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

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

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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

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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