Trump makes another reckless threat against North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 27 September 2017

By declaring that military action is not only an option but could be imminent, Trump is relentlessly pushing the world toward the precipice of a calamitous war.

North Korea warns that Trump’s threats are a declaration of war

Trump’s UN tirade and the logic of imperialism

Japanese prime minister calls snap election

By Ben McGrath, 27 September 2017

Abe has called the poll to whip up a climate of fear and panic over North Korea so as to intensify his push for Japan’s remilitarization.

Bannon-backed Senate candidate Roy Moore wins Alabama Republican primary

By Niles Niemuth, 27 September 2017

While President Trump had campaigned for the losing candidate, former White House strategist Bannon assured a rally Monday that a vote for Moore was a vote for Trump.

Stephen Bannon’s Southern strategy and the Alabama Republican primary

As Republican Obamacare repeal collapses, Democrats push pro-corporate “compromise”

By Josh Varlin, 27 September 2017

The Democrats are seeking a bipartisan deal with the Republicans that would retain the basic framework of Obamacare while introducing regressive changes being demanded by the insurance monopolies.

As Unifor plots to end CAMI strike, corporate press hails union head

By Keith Jones, 27 September 2017

The union is maneuvering to shut the strike down and subordinating the struggle to Unifor’s alliance with the Trudeau Liberal government and its efforts to renegotiate NAFTA.

CAMI autoworkers strike against GM Canada at the crossroads

GM Canada strike in danger
Why is Unifor trying to gag CAMI strikers?

For an international strategy to win the CAMI workers strike

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Turkey threatens Iraqi Kurdish government with war

By Halil Celik, 27 September 2017

Turkish President Erdogan has warned Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government that its bid to create an independent state could trigger “ethnic war.”

French truckers take strike action against Macron’s labor decrees

By Anthony Torres, 27 September 2017

The trade union bureaucracy is isolating the truckers’ strike in order to block the growth of a broad movement in the working class against President Macron and the EU.

Row over Brexit punctures myth of unity behind Corbyn at Labour Party conference

By Robert Stevens, 27 September 2017

The conference vote on Brexit took on surreal elements, being held on the same day that it was announced that the beginning of a fourth round of talks between the UK and the EU again broke up without agreement.

UK government moves to prop up super-rich tax haven operations in British Virgin Islands

By Jean Shaoul and Robert Stevens, 27 September 2017

The BVI is known as a tourist location, but the island’s raison d’être for the ruling elite in Britain and globally is as a site for financial swindling on a vast scale.

New Zealand military mobilised during Auckland Airport fuel outage

By John Braddock, 27 September 2017

The week-long fuel crisis exposed the precarious state of infrastructure and the government’s growing use of the military to deal with domestic problems.

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Detrás del ataque de Trump contra los jugadores de la NFL

Por Patrick Martin, 27 septiembre 2017

La ofensiva de Trump contra los jugadores de la NFL por “irrespetar” el himno nacional es un paso calculado para fomentar el racismo y el militarismo.

Google intensifica censura de sitios web izquierdistas

Por Andre Damon, 27 septiembre 2017

Nuevas estadísticas exponen el creciente impacto del ataque de Google hacia la libertad de expresión.

Aumentan la pobreza y la desigualdad en España según se avecina referéndum de independencia

Por James Lerner, 27 septiembre 2017

El incremento de la pobreza y la desigualdad es el producto deliberado de las políticas de la burguesía española, catalana y europea.

Partidos alemanes avanzan más a la derecha después del éxito electoral de AfD

Por Johannes Stern, 27 septiembre 2017

Los mismos partidos que son políticamente responsables del ascenso de la AfD están aprovechando el éxito electoral de los extremistas de derecha para cambiar el clima político aún más a la derecha.

New in French

La Corée du Nord avertit que les menaces de Trump sont une déclaration de guerre

Par Peter Symonds, 27 septembre 2017

Les menaces constantes et provocations militaires de Washington visent à forcer Pyongang à capituler sans conditions ou le provoquer à agir, fournissant ainsi un motif pour une guerre d’anéantissement.

Allemagne : La montée de l’AfD et l’embardée vers la droite de la politique officielle

Par Peter Schwarz, 27 septembre 2017

Pour la première fois depuis la chute des nazis, un parti extrémiste de droite entre dans le parlement national allemand.

Les partis allemands virent encore plus à droite après le succès électoral de l’AfD

Par Johannes Stern, 27 septembre 2017

Ces mêmes partis qui sont politiquement responsables de la montée en puissance de l’AfD exploitent le succès électoral des extrémistes de droite pour déplacer le climat politique encore plus vers la droite.

États-Unis : ce qu’il y a derrière l’attaque de Trump contre les footballeurs de la NFL

Par Patrick Martin, 27 septembre 2017

Les attaques de Trump contre les joueurs de la NFL pour ne pas avoir « respecté » l’hymne national sont un effort calculé pour attiser le racisme et le militarisme.

Le gouvernement Trudeau interdit l'entrée au Canada à Chelsea Manning

Par Tom Hall, 27 septembre 2017

La raison que donne Ottawa pour justifier le refus de l'entrée de Chelsea Manning au Canada revient à une déclaration gouvernementale affirmant qu'un lanceur d'alerte de l'armée canadienne serait traité de la même façon que Manning.

Pourquoi la pseudo-gauche canadienne se rallie-t-elle à Niki Ashton, la candidate à la chefferie du NPD?

Par Roger Jordan, 27 septembre 2017

La Riposte, International Socialists et la Ligue pour l'Action socialiste espèrent que la tiède rhétorique de «gauche» de Ashton peut réhabiliter les néodémocrates, profondément discrédités, dans un contexte où les luttes de classe au Canada et à l'international s'intensifient rapidement.

New in Russian

Подъем АдГ и правый сдвиг официальной политики в Германии

Петер Шварц, 26 сентября 2017 г.

Впервые со времен падения нацизма правая экстремистская партия попала в национальный парламент Германии.

New in Turkish

KBY referandumu Ortadoğu’daki savaş gerilimini arttırıyor

Jean Shaoul ve Jordan Shilton, 26 Eylül 2017

Kürt halkının büyük çoğunluğunun bir bütün olarak Ortadoğu çapındaki işçiler ve emekçiler ile birlikte karşılaştığı baskının üstesinden, yalnızca emperyalizmin bölgedeki egemenliğine karşı birleşik bir mücadele ile gelinebilir.

New in German

Wie konnte es soweit kommen?
Zum Wahlerfolg der AfD

Peter Schwarz, 27. September 2017

Die Medien und etablierten Parteien haben der AfD den Weg bereitet und nutzen ihren Wahlerfolg nun als Vorwand, um einen weiteren Rechtsruck zu rechtfertigen.

Nordkorea betrachtet Trumps Drohungen als Kriegserklärung

Peter Symonds, 27. September 2017

Washingtons ständige Drohungen und militärische Provokationen sollen Pjöngjang dazu zwingen, bedingungslos zu kapitulieren oder Schritte zu unternehmen, die dann als Vorwand für einen Vernichtungskrieg benutzt werden können.

Wo die AfD siegte – und warum

Sven Heymanns, 27. September 2017

Die AfD gewann vor allem dort an Stimmen, wo SPD und Linkspartei zugleich massive Verluste erlitten. Die Wahl der AfD war in vieler Hinsicht ein Ausdruck von Protest gegen die als asozial empfundene Politik der vermeintlich „linken“ Parteien.

Bundeswehr rüstet umfassend auf

Tino Jacobson, 27. September 2017

Der Kauf neuer Flugzeuge und Kriegsschiffe ist Bestandteil eines massiven Rüstungsprogramms, das in seiner Dimension an die Aufrüstung der Wehrmacht in den 1930er Jahren erinnert.

Was steckt hinter Trumps Angriff auf die NFL-Footballspieler?

Patrick Martin, 27. September 2017

Trumps Vorwürfe, die NFL-Spieler verhielten sich „respektlos“ gegenüber der Nationalhymne, zielen darauf ab, Rassismus und Militarismus zu schüren.

Diese Woche in der Russischen Revolution
25. September – 1. Oktober: Lenin drängt auf Vorbereitung der Machtübernahme

27. September 2017

Während die Bolschewiki jetzt die Mehrheit in den Sowjets von Petrograd und Moskau haben, geht Lenin dazu über, die Partei auf einen geplanten Aufstand vorzubereiten.

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Perspective

Trump to devastated Puerto Rico: Wall Street must be paid!

27 September 2017

The brutal and ignorant tweet from the US president expresses the real attitude of America’s ruling oligarchy toward a population of 3.5 million confronting a humanitarian catastrophe.

Earlier Perspectives »

Google Censorship

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

25 August 2017

One week in the media’s McCarthyite witch-hunt against Russia

By Andre Damon, 27 September 2017

Since Facebook announced it would collaborate in investigating Russian “meddling,” the New York Times and Washington Post have whipped themselves into a McCarthyite frenzy.

Sign the petition and share it as widely as possible through email, online forums, and social media.

Watch: Stop online censorship!

New York Times, Democrats lead push for Facebook censorship

By Andre Damon, 25 September 2017

Obama adviser Samantha Power calls for crackdown on social media
Internet censorship and government war plans

By Andre Damon, 21 September 2017

Google intensifies censorship of left-wing websites

Socialist Equality Party/International Youth and Students for Social Equality (UK) public meetings
Stop Internet Censorship! Stop Google’s political blacklisting of the World Socialist Web Site

22 September 2017

More on Google Censorship »

Socialist Equality Party

SGP election rally: International meeting in Berlin calls for stepped-up struggle against capitalism and war

By our reporters, 27 September 2017

The rally took place on the final day of the election campaign waged throughout Germany by the Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (SGP, Socialist Equality Party).

The rise of the AfD and the rightward lurch of official politics in Germany

SGP election meeting: “War and inequality mutually reinforce one another”

By our correspondents, 27 September 2017

The speeches to the Berlin meeting by leading members of the Fourth International from Germany, Britain, France and the US were closely followed by the audience and found a very positive response.

The war danger and the significance of the election campaign of the Socialist Equality Party of Germany

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

Arts Review

Darren Aronofsky’s mother!: Entirely misconceived

By Kevin Martinez, 27 September 2017

Dehumanizing and brutal, Aronofsky’s new film fails on nearly every conceivable level.

Toronto International Film Festival 2017: Part 2
Directions, Disappearance, A Drowning Man: Realistic about harsh conditions

By David Walsh, 26 September 2017

Toronto International Film Festival 2017
An interview with Stephan Komandarev, director of Directions: “The first step is to have a clear picture of what’s happening. I don’t see any other way.”

By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 26 September 2017

Toronto International Film Festival 2017: Part 1
Trouble in paradise: A comment on the economics and politics of the Toronto International Film Festival

“Committee to Investigate Russia:” Rob Reiner and Morgan Freeman’s warmongering video

By David Walsh, 23 September 2017

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

The ICFI is continuing its commemoration of the centenary of the 1917 October Revolution with a second series of four weekly online lectures, beginning on October 14 and concluding on November 4. Barry Grey, US national editor of the World Socialist Web Site, will give the first lecture, “Lenin’s The State and Revolution” The lecture will be streamed on YouTube on Saturday, October 14 at 5:00 pm Eastern (US). Three weekly lectures will follow.

This week in the Russian Revolution
September 25 – October 1: Lenin urges Bolshevik leaders to prepare for the seizure of power

25 September 2017

When Will the Wretched Slaughter End?

By Leon Trotsky, 25 September 2017

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Commentary

Behind Trump’s attack on the NFL football players

By Patrick Martin, 26 September 2017

At site of Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech
Sanders declares his allegiance to US imperialism

By Tom Hall, 26 September 2017

“Dad, mom, the police are here”
ICE rounds up farmworkers applying for work in Michigan

By Eric London and Niles Niemuth, 26 September 2017

Puerto Rico confronts the devastation wrought by hurricanes and Wall Street

By Rafael Azul, 25 September 2017

The Fed’s quantitative easing: A class assessment

Workers Struggles

Spectrum strike approaches half year mark

By Daniel de Vries, 26 September 2017

Strike by Colombian pilots continues, negotiations restart
Workers Struggles: The Americas

Sri Lankan plantation workers protest job cuts and new productivity demands

University of Sydney union conceals political issues in one-day strike

Oppose the NTEU sellout at University of Sydney! For a unified struggle of all university workers across Australia!

Book Review

The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills
The “disease” of social inequality sends thousands to a premature death

By Benjamin Mateus and George Marlowe, 25 September 2017

A new book by Chicago doctor David Ansell reveals the profound ways in which social inequality in the US creates “death gaps” and disparities in life expectancies.

Hillary Clinton’s What Happened: A conspiracy theory of the 2016 election

By Andre Damon, 20 September 2017

Hillary Clinton’s memoir, released September 13, represents the Democratic Party’s semi-official narrative of its electoral defeat in 2016.

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

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Legal appeals of framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers expose travesty of justice

By Saman Gunadasa, 23 September 2017

Sri Lankan free trade workers express solidarity with framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers in India

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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Science

FDA recommends approval of new leukemia treatment

By Benjamin Mateus, 23 September 2017

The legacy of the Cassini spacecraft

The Grenfell Tower Fire

Grenfell Tower fire eyewitnesses: “It’s because of our class—we are the lowest socioeconomic class on the food chain”

By our reporters, 20 September 2017

Survivors and local residents speak out on Grenfell Tower Inquiry opening

By our reporters, 19 September 2017

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

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry and the case for socialism

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

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.

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

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