Denouncing Iran as a terrorist state, Trump refuses to recertify nuclear accord

By Keith Jones, 14 October 2017

US President Donald Trump vowed Friday that he will use his presidential powers to blow up the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran unless it is amended to Washington’s satisfaction.

Trump’s threats against Iran aggravate German-American tensions

By Johannes Stern, 14 October 2017

Trump’s aggressive course of action against Iran has provoked a strong reaction in Berlin, where German politicians and media figures are openly discussing a break with the US.

Why is the US at war in West Africa?

By Eddie Haywood, 14 October 2017

The October 4 killings of four US Green Berets in Niger has provided a rare glimpse into far-reaching American military operations which have been conducted almost entirely in secret.

IMF report points to financial dangers lurking beneath global growth

By Nick Beams, 14 October 2017

Central banks confront an acute contradiction: attempts to normalise monetary policy may trigger a financial crisis, but continuing the flow of easy money is creating unsustainable debt levels.

Thousands of undocumented immigrants among those affected by Northern California wild fires

By Rafael Azul, 14 October 2017

So far at least 31 people have died and 600 have been reported missing.

Evacuees speak about devastating California fires

At least 23 dead as reports point to electrical infrastructure as possible cause of California fires

Sri Lankan government enforces UN sanctions against North Korea

By Nanda Wickremasinghe, 14 October 2017

Colombo has increasingly integrated Sri Lanka behind Washington’s war preparations against China and North Korea.

The US on the brink of war with North Korea

More on the war threat against North Korea »

New York City mayor de Blasio virtually unopposed for reelection

By Fred Mazelis, 14 October 2017

The Democrat has long since discarded most of his “progressive” image, and presides over a city that is more socially unequal than ever before.

New York Mayor De Blasio makes token gesture against evictions

Germany: The significance of the election in Lower Saxony

By Ulrich Rippert, 14 October 2017

Influential ruling class circles intend to use the result to facilitate a complete realignment of the government at the federal level.

French president Macron and ex-left Cohn-Bendit advocate a militarily strong Europe at Frankfurt Book Fair

By Marianne Arens, 14 October 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron is striving for a heavily armed Europe capable of pursuing its own imperialist strategy around the world, while suppressing opposition at home.

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

Youth suicides at a record high in the UK

By Alice Summers, 14 October 2017

Economic and academic pressures on young people are exacerbated by a systemic decrease of funding for mental health counselling.

British Clinical Commissioning Group to slash health services in Dorset

UK school funding crisis worsens

By Tom Pearce, 14 October 2017

Due to budget cuts, schools have asked for donations from businesses to provide basic necessities, resulting in further reliance on the private sector.

UK public sector employment at record low

New Zealand First delays decision on forming a new government

By Tom Peters, 14 October 2017

Three weeks after the election the right-wing, anti-immigrant NZ First still has not decided whether to form a coalition with the National Party or Labour and the Greens.

New Zealand First pushes anti-China witch-hunt in coalition negotiations

New in Spanish

Washington bulle con rumores de un “golpe palaciego” contra Trump

Por Joseph Kishore, 14 octubre 2017

Hay cada vez más especulación respecto a discusiones secretas entre miembros del gabinete y altos funcionarios sobre expulsar a Trump de su cargo.

¡A construir comités de base! ¡Unamos las luchas de los trabajadores canadienses, estadounidenses y mexicanos contra los despidos!
GM amenaza a la fábrica de CAMI, exige que Unifor concluya mes de huelga

Por Carl Bronski y Jerry White, 14 octubre 2017

Los trabajadores tienen que romper la conspiración de silencio del sindicato y la gerencia y demandar todos los detalles de las negociaciones secretas entre Unifor y GM.

Amenazando con represión en Cataluña, Madrid estimula el nacionalismo en el desfile militar

Por Alejandro López, 14 octubre 2017

Señalando su apoyo tácito a una sangrienta represión en Cataluña, el partido pseudoizquierdista Podemos por la primera vez envió representantes al desfile militar del Día Nacional.

La administración de Trump expulsa a dos tercios del personal de la embajada cubana de EE.UU.

Por Alexander Fangmann, 14 octubre 2017

La expulsión del personal de la embajada cubana, supuestamente por presuntos "ataques sónicos", constituye un fin efectivo del acercamiento iniciado bajo la administración Obama.

El presidente Trump amenaza con retirar la ayuda a Puerto Rico

Por Rafael Azul, 14 octubre 2017

En tuits, el presidente le echo la culpa al territorio por su crisis ydijo que la ayuda federal tuvo que ser limitado.

New in German

Washington: Gerüchte über eine „Palastrevolte“ gegen Trump

Joseph Kishore, 14. Oktober 2017

Es mehren sich Spekulationen, dass Kabinettsmitglieder und hochrangige Beamte hinter den Kulissen über einen Putsch gegen US- Präsident Donald Trump diskutieren.

Trumps Drohungen gegen Iran verschärfen deutsch-amerikanischen Konflikt

Johannes Stern, 14. Oktober 2017

Trumps aggressives Vorgehen gegen den Iran hat in Berlin heftige Reaktionen ausgelöst. Deutsche Politiker und Medien diskutieren offen über einen Bruch mit den USA.

Wahl in Österreich: Rechtsextreme vor Regierungseintritt

Peter Schwarz, 14. Oktober 2017

Der Wahlkampf, der heute in Österreich zu Ende geht, war der schmutzigste aller Zeiten. Die großen Parteien überboten sich gegenseitig mit Angriffen auf Flüchtlinge und gegenseitigen Verleumdungen.

Militärparade in Spanien: Madrid droht mit Niederschlagung Kataloniens und schürt Nationalismus

Alejandro López, 14. Oktober 2017

Die pseudolinke Partei Podemos signalisiert ihre stillschweigende Unterstützung für eine blutige Unterdrückung in Katalonien und schickt anlässlich des Nationalfeiertags zum ersten Mal Vertreter zur Militärparade.

New in French

Les États-Unis au bord de la guerre avec la Corée du Nord

Par Peter Symonds, 13 octobre 2017

Alors que Trump fait face à une crise politique croissante à l’intérieur, le président américain peut voir une guerre avec la Corée du Nord comme un moyen d’asseoir son gouvernement et d’écraser l’opposition politique nationale.

L'Espagne prépare une intervention militaire en Catalogne

Par Alexandre Lantier, 13 octobre 2017

Alors que l'armée espagnole mobilise ses blindés en Catalogne, Madrid se prépare à suspendre l'autonomie de la région.

L’appel de Podemos pour le dialogue sur la Catalogne : un piège politique aux conséquences mortelles

Par Paul Mitchell, 13 octobre 2017

Avec des appels au « patriotisme » et à l’unité nationale, le parti de pseudo-gauche Podemos cherche à être reconnu comme un sauveur potentiel du capitalisme espagnol en période de crise aiguë.

Schäuble appelle à la poursuite des politique d’austérité en Allemagne et en Europe

Par Peter Schwarz, 13 octobre 2017

Le ministre allemand des finances, en fin de mandat, profite de ses derniers jours en poste pour appeler à ce que sa politique de réductions de dépenses sociales soit rendu permanente.

Un travailleur canadien de Fiat Chrysler: «Résistez, travailleurs, et exigez des réponses à vos questions!»
Les négociations reprennent dans la grève de CAMI pendant qu'Unifor continue d'isoler les travailleurs en lutte

Par Shannon Jones, 13 octobre 2017

Des travailleurs de l’auto au Canada expriment leur solidarité avec les grévistes de CAMI et dénonçent l’attaque physique d'un représentant d’Unifor contre un journaliste du WSWS.

New in Turkish

Trump’ın Kuzey Kore’ye karşı tehditleri gerçek bir savaş tehlikesine işaret ediyor

Joseph Kishore, 12 Ekim 2017

Kuzey Kore’ye, nükleer bir felakete yol açabilecek bir savaş açma tehdidinde bulunan Donald Trump, kışkırtıcı açıklama kampanyasını hafta sonunda da sürdürdü.

ABD ile Türkiye arasında vize krizi

Halil Celik, 12 Ekim 2017

ABD-Türkiye ilişkilerindeki krizin arkasında, Ankara ABD’nin savaş planlarının iki ana hedefi olan Rusya ve İran ile bağlarını geliştirirken, iki ülke arasında derinleşen stratejik anlaşmazlıklar yatıyor.

New in Norwegian

USAs forsvarsminister beordrer beredskap for krig mot Nord-Korea

Peter Symonds, 10. Oktober 2017

President Trump har gjentatte ganger avvist tiltak for å starte samtaler med Nord-Korea og få slutt på den farlige konfrontasjonen på den koreanske halvøya.

Storbritannia legger planer til støtte for amerikansk militærangrep på Nord-Korea

Robert Stevens, 10. Oktober 2017

På det konservative partiets årskonferanse 1. til 4. oktober sa forsvarsminister Michael Fallon at regjeringen var villig til å bruke atomvåpen mot Nord-Korea, eller en annen motstander.

Spanias regjeringsparti Partido Popular truer med undertrykking om katalanske myndigheter erklærer uavhengighet

Alejandro López, 10. Oktober 2017

Ledere fra Partido Popular advarte mandag at det nasjonale politi og sivilgarden er klare for å forhindre enhver ensidig erklæring i det katalanske parlamentet.

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Perspective

A new stage in the bipartisan health care counterrevolution
Following Trump executive orders, Democrats offer Obamacare “fix”

14 October 2017

Any “compromise” on health care reform is a conspiracy against the working class, premised on the subordination of the need for health care to the profits of the corporations and the capitalist market.

Earlier Perspectives »

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
October 9 - 15: Lenin steps up campaign for insurrection

9 October 2017

Leaders of the Russian Revolution
Leon Trotsky on Yakov Sverdlov (March 1925)

By Leon Trotsky, 5 October 2017

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Autoworkers struggles

Unifor announces deal to end CAMI strike
Reject Unifor-GM blackmail! No vote until CAMI workers have full contract and time to study it!

Statement of the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter, 14 October 2017

Displaying the same contempt for rank-and-file workers it has since the CAMI strike began, Unifor announced it would release no details of the settlement until Monday’s ratification meeting where it expected to pass the deal.

Build rank-and-file committees! Unite Canadian, US and Mexican workers against job cuts!
GM threatens CAMI plant, demands Unifor end month-long strike

Unifor operative assaults WSWS reporter at CAMI strike rally

Unifor, the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter and the politics of the CAMI strike

Temporary shutdown of GM Detroit-Hamtramck plant signals new threat to auto jobs

By Shannon Jones, 13 October 2017

More on auto workers struggles »

Commentary

How the Internet keeps us safe from people like Thomas Friedman

By Andre Damon, 14 October 2017

Friedman, the notorious war propagandist, is demanding that technology companies censor news outlets that would hold him to account for his lies.

Washington seethes with rumors of an anti-Trump “palace coup”

By Joseph Kishore, 13 October 2017

Mounting political crisis in Washington amidst talk of removal of Trump

President Trump threatens to pull the plug on Puerto Rico

By Rafael Azul, 13 October 2017

Threatening crackdown in Catalonia, Madrid whips up nationalism at military parade

By Alejandro López, 13 October 2017

Podemos’ call for dialogue on Catalonia: A political trap with deadly consequences

After Madrid’s violent crackdown:
An independent class strategy for the Spanish and Catalan working class!

More on the crisis in Spain »

The politics of the Harvey Weinstein scandal

By David Walsh, 12 October 2017

The New York Times and the criminalization of dissent

By Joseph Kishore, 11 October 2017

History

50 years since the murder of Che Guevara
Including a republication of Castroism and the Politics of Petty-Bourgeois Nationalism

By Bill Van Auken, 14 October 2017

Half a century after the murder in Bolivia of the guerrilla leader, the anniversary has been exploited by various tendencies to lend a left cover to their reactionary politics and mask their own betrayals.

The contradictions of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s The Vietnam War

By Patrick Martin, 2 October 2017

Arts Review

Rap artist Eminem and his popular tirade against Donald Trump

By Nick Barrickman, 14 October 2017

Under the right conditions, the rapper is capable of giving expression to some of the pent-up social angst and oppositional feelings held by wide layers of the population, especially young people.

Toronto International Film Festival: Part 6
A Season in France, Catch the Wind, Arrhythmia, Sweet Country: The refugee crisis, social disintegration in Russia…

By Joanne Laurier, 11 October 2017

Toronto International Film Festival: Part 5
African American playwright Lorraine Hansberry, a revolution betrayed in Portugal and other matters

Rapper Cardi B (“Bodak Yellow”) celebrated as a feminist icon

By Hiram Lee, 9 October 2017

Google Censorship

The elites “have no credibility left:” An interview with journalist Chris Hedges

By David North, 6 October 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges talks with the WSWS about the anti-Russia campaign, the attack on democratic rights, and the role of the capitalist media.

The New York Times reports World Socialist Web Site charge of Google censorship and blacklisting

By Andre Damon, 2 October 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!

The new McCarthyism and the suppression of political dissent

More on Google Censorship »

Workers Struggles

Public servants, teachers strike in Pakistan
Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

14 October 2017

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

Trump threatens to jettison NAFTA, as trade disputes intensify

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 13 October 2017

New Zealand rail union blocks struggle against attacks on conditions

By our reporters, 13 October 2017

The Grenfell Tower fire

UK government refuses funds for unsafe tower blocks post-Grenfell

By Robert Stevens, 13 October 2017

Grenfell Fire Forum: Wide-ranging discussion and resolution passed opposing Google censorship

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

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry and the case for socialism

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

International Amazon Workers Voice

Amazon workers force company to rehire unjustly fired worker after IAWV exposure

By Samuel Davidson, 10 October 2017

Is $12 an hour a fair wage for Amazon workers?

By Samuel Davidson, 4 October 2017

Price gouging at Amazon and the case for public ownership

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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Featured Commentary

Inequality and the American oligarchy
Identity politics and the growth of inequality within racial minorities

By Eric London, 7 October 2017

Inequality and the American oligarchy
The social and economic roots of the attack on democratic rights

By Eric London, 6 October 2017

Science

Observation of gravitational waves wins Nobel Prize in physics

By Bryan Dyne, 6 October 2017

FDA recommends approval of new leukemia treatment

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

ICE arrests nearly 500 immigrants in raids on “sanctuary cities” across US

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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?

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.