As popular anger builds, US sends military to Puerto Rico

By Rafael Azul, 29 September 2017

The purpose of the military occupation is to contain the masses and to protect the profit interests of banks and corporations.

Puerto Rican people still without aid a week after Hurricane Maria

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

Puerto Rico confronts the devastation wrought by hurricanes and Wall Street

US Department of Homeland Security to track all immigrants’ social media accounts

By Jake Dean, 29 September 2017

The DHS’s invasive surveillance and data gathering operation will cover all immigrants, including green card holders and naturalized citizens.

Taliban attack greets US Defense Secretary Mattis in Afghanistan

By Keith Jones, 29 September 2017

Mattis’ South Asia trip was focused on implementing Trump’s new, more aggressive Afghan war strategy and further integrating India into the offensive against China.

After German elections establishment parties call for further military build-up

By Johannes Stern, 29 September 2017

The ruling class has responded to the right-wing extremist AfD’s electoral success with intensified calls for a military build-up and the strengthening of the repressive state apparatus.

German election: Where the far-right AfD won—and why

By Sven Heymanns, 29 September 2017

The entry of the Alternative for Germany into Germany's parliament last Sunday was cause for great concern, fear and anger for many, both in Germany and beyond.

Unifor leaders plot with GM to beat back resistance of CAMI strikers

By Jerry White, 29 September 2017

The top leadership of the Canadian auto union met with GM executives in Detroit even as the strike by 2,800 CAMI workers continued.

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

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

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“The contract should be null and void”
Fiat Chrysler workers react to UAW corruption investigation

By Shannon Jones, 29 September 2017

Workers at Fiat Chrysler in Detroit reacted angrily to revelations that top UAW officials received illegal payouts from management to keep them “fat, dumb and happy.”

UAW officials laundered Fiat Chrysler bribes through fake charities

Dozens of cleanup workers dying of cancer after 2008 Tennessee coal ash spill

By Keisha Gibbs, 29 September 2017

Workers involved in cleaning up the massive coal ash spill in Kingston, Tennessee, are suing after at least 17 have died and dozens more have been diagnosed with cancer.

Catalan secession crisis: Alongside Rajoy, Trump calls for a united Spain

By Paul Mitchell, 29 September 2017

The American ruling elite, like its European counterparts, are concerned the tensions between Madrid and Barcelona are provoking an explosive situation.

Spain’s crackdown on the Catalan secessionist referendum: Podemos looks for its “Syriza moment”

By Alejandro López, 29 September 2017

Podemos is presenting itself as the only alternative able to resolve the Catalan secessionist crisis without sparking social opposition.

Few refugees leave Australian detention camps under US “swap” deal

By Max Newman, 29 September 2017

About 50 heavily-vetted detainees out of more than 2,000 are being transferred to unknown US locations.

Sri Lankan president presents rosy picture at UN General Assembly

By Saman Gunadasa, 29 September 2017

Behind hypocritical statements on democracy, reconciliation and poverty-alleviation, Sirisena’s government is preparing a dictatorial regime.

Peru cabinet shakeup exposes crisis of rule

By Armando Cruz, 29 September 2017

The decision to remove and replace some ministries came in the aftermath of a powerful 71-day teachers’ strike.

New in Russian

Неделя после начала «охоты на ведьм» в маккартистском стиле против России

Андре Деймон, 29 сентября 2017 г.

После того как «Фейсбук» объявил о своем сотрудничестве с расследованием относительно российского «вмешательства» в американскую политическую жизнь, газеты New York Times и Washington Post начали нагнетать истерию в духе маккартизма.

New in Turkish

AfD’nin yükselişi ve Almanya’daki resmi politikanın sağa kayması

Peter Schwarz, 29 Eylül 2017

AfD’nin yükselişi, her şeyden önce, artan toplumsal hoşnutsuzluğu medyanın desteğiyle sağcı bir istikamete yönlendirmek için ellerinden gelen her şeyi yapan tüm düzen partilerinin sağa kayışının sonucudur.

Türkiye, Irak Kürdistanı bağımsızlık referandumu üzerinden savaş tehdidinde bulunuyor

Halil Çelik, 29 Eylül 2017

ABD’den ve Avrupa Birliği’nden (AB) gelen uyarıların yanı sıra, Bağdat’tan, Tahran’dan ve Ankara’dan gelen tehditler, bu kez Irak Kürtlerini hedef alan yeni bir askeri müdahale olasılığını gündeme getiriyor.

Suriye’de ABD-Rusya gerilimleri alevleniyor

Bill Van Auken, 29 Eylül 2017

ABD vekil güçleri ile Suriye hükümet birlikleri, CIA’in organize ettiği rejim değişikliği savaşının yaklaşık altı yıldır yarattığı yıkımın ardından, Suriye’nin ekonomik toparlanması için can alıcı öneme sahip olan petrol ve doğalgaz sahalarında denetim kurmak için etkin bir yarış içindeler.

Barselona liman işçileri İspanyol polis gemilerini boykot ediyor

Alejandro López, 29 Eylül 2017

Liman işçilerinin cesareti ve demokratik hakları savunma konusundaki ilkeli duruşu, işçi sınıfının artan radikalleşmesinin bir belirtisidir. Bu, işçi sınıfının burjuva egemenliğinin gelişen krizine müdahalesinin ilk işarettir.

New in French

Pourquoi l’extrême droite bénéficie-t-elle de la crise du capitalisme ?

Par Barry Grey, 29 septembre 2017

Loin d’être l’exception, le triomphe électorale du parti neofasciste en Allemagne fait partie d’une tendance récurrente partout en Europe et au-delà.

Derrière le succès électoral de l’extrême droite en Allemagne

Par Peter Schwarz, 29 septembre 2017

Les médias et l’establishment politique ont ouvert la voie à l’AfD et exploitent son succès électoral pour justifier un nouveau virage à droite.

Après les élections allemandes, Macron propose un accord européen à Berlin

Par Alex Lantier, 29 septembre 2017

L’appel de Macron à une augmentation des dépenses de domaines intelligence et militaire a été éclipsé par le résultat des élections en Allemagne, dont les résultats ont renforcé les partis hostiles au financement de ses projets.

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Perspective

The new McCarthyism and the suppression of political dissent

29 September 2017

The increasingly hysterical anti-Russia campaign, spearheaded by the Democratic Party, is laying the political and legal basis for the criminalization of dissent in the United States.

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Centenary of the Russian Revolution

David North delivers address on Russian Revolution to large audience at Northern Virginia Community College

By our reporters, 29 September 2017

Over 40 students and young workers attended the event despite the fact that the military-intelligence apparatus exerts a strong influence on the campus.

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

A tax plan by and for the US oligarchy

By Fred Mazelis, 29 September 2017

The proposed elimination of the estate tax is an assertion of aristocratic privilege.

Trump’s tax plan provides massive windfall to the rich

The Labour Party’s Annual Conference 2017
Corbyn prepares for government: At what price?

By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 29 September 2017

If Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was serious about implementing a single one of his pledges, he would alert the working class to the struggle they face to ensure their demands are met.

A reply to the RMTU on the anti-working class record of the New Zealand rail unions

By Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 29 September 2017

Butson, national secretary of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU), responded angrily to a WSWS article exposing the union’s complicity in attacks on workers.

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

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

By Barry Grey, 28 September 2017

Behind the electoral success of the AfD in the German election

More than 52 million Americans live in economically distressed communities

By Sandy English, 28 September 2017

Watch: St. Louis police suppress protests against police violence

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The St. Louis police riot

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

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

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

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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Workers Struggles

SAG-AFTRA ends 11-month video game industry strike, making major concessions

By Glenn Mulwray, 29 September 2017

SAG-AFTRA’s strike against 11 major video game publishers has ended with agreement on a sellout contract, pending ratification. On each major point, the union capitulated to the demands of the corporations.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

29 September 2017

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

French truckers take strike action against Macron’s labor decrees

Spectrum strike approaches half year mark

The Grenfell Tower Fire

Attend the Grenfell Fire Forum hosted by the Socialist Equality Party (UK)

29 September 2017

The SEP (UK) is holding the first in a series of regular meetings on the Grenfell Tower fire on September 30 at the Maxilla Hall Social Club, North Kensington, London.

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

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IYSSE

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

By our reporters, 28 September 2017

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

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

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

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

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.

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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