Puerto Rican people still without aid a week after Hurricane Maria

By Rafael Azul, 28 September 2017

Puerto Rico is already under a 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew. Increasingly, the question raised is whether the island will be placed under martial law.

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

Puerto Rico confronts the devastation wrought by hurricanes and Wall Street

More than 52 million Americans live in economically distressed communities

By Sandy English, 28 September 2017

Census data shows the so-called economic recovery under Obama was an unmitigated catastrophe for the 20 percent of the population that live in the poorest areas of the US.

A step toward trade war:
Trump’s Commerce Department imposes huge tariff on Canada’s Bombardier

By Roger Jordan, 28 September 2017

The Trump administration is using the Bombardier-Boeing dispute to send a message to the world that it intends to press forward with its protectionist “America First” program.

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

CAMI autoworkers strike against GM Canada at the crossroads

Trump’s tax plan provides massive windfall to the rich

By Trévon Austin, 28 September 2017

The proposal includes massive tax cuts for the wealthy which would be a prelude to further austerity for the working class.

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The St. Louis police riot

Intensifying his attack on NFL players, Trump continues to incite the ultra-right

By Alan Gilman, 28 September 2017

Donald Trump has continued his campaign of threats against protesting professional football players and other athletes.

Behind Trump’s attack on the NFL football players

After German elections, France’s Macron proposes European deal to Berlin

By Alex Lantier, 28 September 2017

Macron’s call for more spending on intelligence and the military has been overshadowed by the German election result, which strengthened parties hostile to financing his plans.

More disturbances in UK prisons as conditions worsen

By Peter Reyd, 28 September 2017

Riot squads were called to prisons 30 to 40 times a month to deal with serious disorders between March and November 2016.

Binational workers speak out during the San Diego-Tijuana border closure

By Norisa Diaz, 28 September 2017

The World Socialist Web Site spoke to workers at the US/Mexico border during the closure last weekend of the busiest border crossing in the world.

Two New York construction workers die at separate job sites

By Mark Witkowski, 28 September 2017

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health released a report noting that construction worker deaths are rising in the city.

Australian Labor leaders endorse Trump’s war drive against North Korea

By Mike Head, 28 September 2017

Labor leader Shorten in effect gave a pledge that a Labor government would continue Australia’s unconditional support for Washington in any war with North Korea.

Australia: Senate committee calls for flammable cladding ban

By Richard Phillips, 28 September 2017

The report obscures the fact that responsibility for compromising building safety rests with governments, Labor and Coalition, which have undermined the regulatory system over the past 20 years.

Sri Lankan unions betray power workers’ strike

By W.A Sunil, 28 September 2017

The JTUA leadership surrendered to the government’s threats, pledging not to take future industrial action over outstanding demands.

Sri Lankan plantation workers protest job cuts and new productivity demands

New in Spanish

Trump a un Puerto Rico devastado: ¡Hay que pagarle a Wall Street!

Por Bill Van Auken, 28 septiembre 2017

El brutal e ignorante tuit del presidente estadounidense expresa la verdadera actitud de la oligarquía estadounidense hacia la población de 3,5 millones de personas que enfrenta una catástrofe humanitaria.

Mitin electoral del SGP: reunión internacional en Berlín llama a intensificar lucha contra el capitalismo y la guerra

Por nuestros reporteros, 28 septiembre 2017

El mitin se celebró el último día de una campaña electoral del Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (SGP, Partido Socialista por la Igualdad) por toda Alemania.

Reunión electoral del SGP: “La guerra y la desigualdad se refuerzan mutuamente”

Por nuestros reporteros, 28 septiembre 2017

Las contribuciones políticas hechas en la reunión de Berlín por los principales miembros de la Cuarta Internacional de Alemania, Gran Bretaña, Francia y Estados Unidos fueron seguidas de cerca por la audiencia y encontraron una respuesta muy positiva.

La flexibilización cuantitativa de la Fed: una evaluación de clase

Por Nick Beams, 28 septiembre 2017

A los economistas burgueses les gustaría pasar la especulación como una especie de actividad extraña e insalubre, pero está arraigada en procesos fundamentales dentro de la propia economía capitalista.

El New York Times y los Demócratas conducen la ofensiva para la censura de Facebook

Por Andre Damon, 28 septiembre 2017

Demócratas prominentes, trabajando con las agencias de inteligencia y los medios, están usando la campaña contra la “intromisión” rusa en las elecciones de 2016 para justificar la censura en las redes sociales.

New in French

Trump lance encore une autre menace téméraire contre la Corée du Nord

Par Peter Symonds, 28 septembre 2017

En déclarant que la guerre est non seulement une option, mais serait imminente, Trump pousse sans relâche le monde vers le précipice d'un conflit calamiteux.

Trump au Porto Rico dévasté : Remboursez Wall Street !

Par Bill Van Auken, 28 septembre 2017

Le Tweet brutal et ignorant du président américain exprime l'attitude de l'oligarchie dominante américaine face la catastrophe que vivent 3,5 millions de personnes.

New in German

Erneut provokative Drohung Trumps gegen Nordkorea

Peter Symonds, 28. September 2017

Trump hat erklärt, dass ein Militäreinsatz nicht nur eine Option ist, sondern unmittelbar bevorstehen könnte. Damit treibt er die Welt näher an den Rand eines katastrophalen Kriegs.

Trumps Forderung an Puerto Rico: Wall Street-Schulden müssen bezahlt werden!

Bill Van Auken, 28. September 2017

Die Twitter-Nachricht des Präsidenten zeigt die arrogante Haltung der herrschenden US-Oligarchie gegenüber 3,5 Millionen Bürgern, die von einer gewaltigen humanitären Katastrophe betroffen sind.

Türkei droht irakischer Kurdenregierung mit Krieg

Halil Celik, 28. September 2017

Der türkische Präsident Erdogan warnt die irakische Autonome Region Kurdistan, die versuchte Gründung eines unabhängigen Staates könne zu einem „ethnischen Krieg“ führen.

Fusion von ThyssenKrupp und Tata: IG Metall arbeitet Angriffe auf Belegschaft aus

Dietmar Henning, 28. September 2017

Der Aufsichtsrat von ThyssenKrupp hat eine Arbeitsgruppe aus ehemaligen und derzeitigen Gewerkschaftern eingesetzt, um die Fusion der beiden Stahlkonzerne und die damit einhergehenden Angriffe auf die Belegschaften durchzusetzen.

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Perspective

Why is the far-right benefiting from the crisis of capitalism?

28 September 2017

Far from an exception, the electoral triumph of the neo-fascist party in Germany is part of a pattern repeated throughout Europe and internationally.

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Commentary

Behind the electoral success of the AfD in the German election

By Peter Schwarz, 28 September 2017

The media and political establishment have paved the way for the AfD and are exploiting its electoral success to justify a further lurch to the right.

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

Trump makes another reckless threat against North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 27 September 2017

Japanese prime minister calls snap election

By Ben McGrath, 27 September 2017

Bannon-backed Senate candidate Roy Moore wins Alabama Republican primary

By Niles Niemuth, 27 September 2017

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

Turkey threatens Iraqi Kurdish government with war

By Halil Celik, 27 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

The Fed’s quantitative easing: A class assessment

IYSSE

“Health care is a human right”
IYSSE speaks at health care rally at University of Illinois Chicago

By our reporters, 28 September 2017

While organizers of a rally at UIC promoted Sanders’ single-payer “Medicare for All” bill, the IYSSE outlined the socialist response to health care crisis.

Arts Review

Toronto International Film Festival: Part 3
The Current War—about Edison, electricity and the 1880s—and Alexander Payne’s Downsizing—about “downsizing”

By Joanne Laurier, 28 September 2017

The Current War deals with the conflict between Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla. Downsizing is a semi-comic attempt to treat the earth’s ecological crisis.

Darren Aronofsky’s mother!: Entirely misconceived

By Kevin Martinez, 27 September 2017

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

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

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 »

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

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

Watch: Stop online censorship!

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

New York Times, Democrats lead push for Facebook censorship

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

Google intensifies censorship of left-wing websites

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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

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

By our correspondents, 27 September 2017

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

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.

Workers Struggles

French truckers take strike action against Macron’s labor decrees

By Anthony Torres, 27 September 2017

Spectrum strike approaches half year mark

By Daniel de Vries, 26 September 2017

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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Maruti Suzuki

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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