“There is no evidence to prove any charge”
Four months since the frame-up and sentencing of Maruti Suzuki workers in India

By Jerry White, 13 July 2017

The Indian autoworkers were framed up for challenging the class strategy of the Indian ruling elite, which is seeking to create the conditions for India to supplant China as the world’s principal cheap-labor hub.

The Maruti Suzuki frame-up and the history of international labor defense campaigns

Lawyer for framed up Maruti Suzuki workers: The court “committed violence” to the “principles” of law

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US commander predicts weeks more of fighting in “liberated” Mosul

By Bill Van Auken, 13 July 2017

The top US general in Iraq signaled that US forces will remain deployed there long after ISIS is defeated.

The “liberation” of Mosul: Washington’s latest war crime in the Middle East

Most Grenfell survivors remain homeless a month after inferno

By Margot Miller, 13 July 2017

The failure to provide emergency rehousing for just 158 families, in one of the richest cities in the world, reveals the callous indifference of the ruling elite to the suffering of the fire victims.

London police drag out Grenfell Tower fire investigation

Public meetings in Australia and New Zealand
The Grenfell Tower disaster: A crime against the working class

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All-party pro-European Union group formed by UK Labour’s Chuka Umunna

By Chris Marsden, 13 July 2017

The formation of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on European Union Relations comes prior to the moving of the Great Repeal Bill concerning Britain's exit from the European Union.

US threatens China over North Korean sanctions

By Peter Symonds, 13 July 2017

The Trump administration is preparing secondary sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals even as it demands Beijing’s support for far tougher UN bans on North Korea.

Notes on police violence
Officer who fatally shot Philando Castile to receive $48,500 in severance pay

By Anthony Bertolt, 13 July 2017

Former St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted last month of all charges related to the killing of Philando Castile last year during a traffic stop.

Officer who fatally shot Philando Castile in Minnesota acquitted on all charges

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Life after deportation
Deported Sierra Leone immigrant raised in the US speaks out

By Genevieve Leigh, 13 July 2017

“My mother and father are in the US, and all of my friends. I feel like a foreigner in ‘my own’ country.”

Michigan attacks assistance for state’s unemployed and vulnerable residents

By Debra Watson, 13 July 2017

Michigan is being forced to pay back tens of millions of dollars in food benefits illegally denied even as changes in law and policy curtail food benefits and unemployment assistance for millions.

Right-wing furor over Canadian government’s “apology” to child Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 13 July 2017

In 2003 and 2004, Canadian officials colluded with their US counterparts in Khadr’s Guantanamo Bay interrogation, despite knowing he was a minor, had no legal representation, and had been tortured.

German trade union, works council and Bombardier management unite to impose plant shutdown in stages

By Gustav Kemper, 13 July 2017

The works council at Bombardier’s long standing rail carriage manufacturing facility in Hennigsdorf was joined by officials of the IG Metall trade union, Social Democratic politicians and company management in supporting mass job cuts.

Modi visit consolidates Indo-Israeli military-strategic partnership

By Deepal Jayasekera, 13 July 2017

Modi’s visit, the first by an Indian prime minister to Israel, was capped by an agreement to expand military-security cooperation.

Violence surges in central Congo’s Kasai province

By Timotheos Gaist, 13 July 2017

Some twenty villages have been destroyed, nearly 4,000 civilians killed, and more than 1 million displaced in Kasai since last year.

Leaked reports expose Australian war crimes in Afghanistan

By Mike Head, 13 July 2017

The atrocities, only partly revealed by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, underscore the inherently criminal character of the US-led Afghanistan war.

Pseudo-lefts promote Corbyn as model for New Zealand Labour Party

By John Braddock and Tom Peters, 13 July 2017

Ahead of the national election in September, New Zealand’s pseudo-lefts are seeking to revive illusions in the Labour Party, which is widely seen by workers as a pro-business and pro-war party.

New in Spanish

La “liberación” de Mosul: el más reciente crimen de guerra de Washington en Oriente Medio

Por Bill Van Auken, 13 julio 2017

Los crímenes contra Mosul son de una escala Hitleriana, con decenas de miles de asesinados o heridos y casi un millón de expulsados de sus hogares.

Amazon les paga $233 al mes a los trabajadores de almacén en India

Por Sasi Kumar y Moses Rajkumar, 13 julio 2017

Le tomaría a un obrero indio 1 001 430 años ganar lo que el CEO de Amazon, Jeff Bezos obtuvo en un solo día cuando la compañía compró Whole Foods.

Dimisiones en la organización caritativa de viviendas Shelter en Reino Unido, después de que Grenfell revelara el papel del "Tercer Sector"

Por Julie Hyland, 13 julio 2017

El incendio de la Torre Grenfell ha puesto al descubierto el impacto de décadas de políticas de libre mercado, desregulación y recortes en el gasto público iniciadas por Thatcher y continuadas por cada uno de los gobiernos subsiguientes.

Número de trabajadores pobres en Europa se duplicó en la última década

Por Elisabeth Zimmermann, 13 julio 2017

Según un nuevo estudio de la Fundación Hans Böckler, cada vez más trabajadores están cayendo en la pobreza en Europa.

New in French

La « libération » de Mossoul : un nouveau crime de guerre de Washington au Moyen-Orient

Par Bill van Auken, 13 juillet 2017

Les crimes perpétrés contre les habitants de Mossoul ont une ampleur digne de Hitler, avec des dizaines de milliers de morts ou blessés et près d’un million de personnes chassées de leurs domiciles.

LR menacés de scission sur fond d'éclatement de la classe politique française

Par Francis Dubois, 13 juillet 2017

L'effondrement de l'alternance à l'intérieur du duopole PS-LR qui a dirigé la France depuis 1968 s'accentue avec la fracturation de LR.

L’extinction de masse sur Terre accélère, des scientifiques parlent d’« anéantissement biologique »

Par Josh Varlin, 13 juillet 2017

Une étude scientifique publiée lundi conclut que la planète voit déjà sa sixième extinction de masse – la première depuis que les humains ont évolué.

Le nombre des travailleurs pauvres en Europe a doublé en dix ans

Par Elisabeth Zimmermann, 13 juillet 2017

Selon une nouvelle étude réalisée par la Fondation Hans Böckler, de plus en plus de travailleurs ayant un emploi sont acculés à la pauvreté.

Le parasitisme financier mondial et la stratégie politique de la classe ouvrière

Par Nick Beams, 13 juillet 2017

La déclaration Révolution de palais ou lutte des classes : la crise politique à Washington et la stratégie de la classe ouvrière, du Parti de l’égalité socialiste (États-Unis) est fondée sur la «situation» de la classe ouvrière résultant de la montée en puissance du parasitisme financier et de sa domination dans tous les aspects de la vie économique et sociale.

New in German

Die „Befreiung“ von Mossul: Washingtons jüngstes Kriegsverbrechen im Nahen Osten

Von Bill Van Auken, 13. Juli 2017

Die Verbrechen gegen die Bevölkerung von Mossul stehen auf einer Stufe mit den Taten der Nazis. Zehntausende wurden getötet oder verwundet, und mehr als eine Million sind aus ihrer Heimat vertrieben worden.

Linkspartei unterstützt Law-and-Order-Kampagne

Von Ulrich Rippert, 13. Juli 2017

Die Ausschreitungen und der Vandalismus am Rande des G20-Gipfels in Hamburg werden von Politik und Medien aufgebauscht und für eine massive Law-and-Order-Kampagne benutzt. Die Linkspartei spielt dabei eine zentrale Rolle.

ThyssenKrupp: Abbau von 2500 Stellen in der Verwaltung und Verkauf der Stahlsparte

Von Dietmar Henning, 13. Juli 2017

Der angekündigte Stellenabbau ist der Auftakt, um das geplante Abstoßen des Stahlgeschäfts vorzubereiten.

Londoner Polizei verschleppt Untersuchung des Brands im Grenfell Tower

Von Robert Stevens, 13. Juli 2017

Ein ganzer Monat ist seit dem Brand vergangen, und es ist noch niemand für diese fahrlässige von Unternehmen verschuldete Tötung von mindestens 80 Menschen verhaftet oder angeklagt worden.

Rot-Rot-Grün und Verdi planen Billiglohn in Klinken

Von Markus Salzmann, 13. Juli 2017

Senat und Gewerkschaft planen mit dem Rückkauf der Charité-Tochter CFM neue Angriffe auf die Beschäftigten.

Diese Woche in der Russischen Revolution
10–16. Juli: Beginn der „Julitage“ in Petrograd

13. Juli 2017

Ungeachtet der Warnungen bolschewistischer Führer, ein verfrühter Aufstand würde isoliert und in einer Niederlage enden, gehen Hunderttausende Arbeiter auf die Straße. So beginnen die „Julitage“.

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Perspective

Revelation of meeting with Russian lawyer intensifies political crisis in Washington

13 July 2017

Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer in June 2016 has acquired explosive significance in the context of the ferocious political battle being waged in Washington.

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Commentary

After Hamburg protests: German Left Party backs law-and-order campaign

By Ulrich Rippert, 13 July 2017

Incidents of vandalism attributed to protesters on the sidelines of last weekend’s G-20 summit in Hamburg are being exploited to whip up a right-wing, law-and-order campaign throughout Germany.

After Hamburg protests, German government plans crackdown on left-wing views

Scientists warn of “biological annihilation” as Earth’s mass extinction accelerates

By Josh Varlin, 12 July 2017

A generation of orphans
The impact of US opioid epidemic on foster care and social services

By Genevieve Leigh, 12 July 2017

Trump Jr. emails on meeting with Russian lawyer bring political warfare in Washington to fever pitch

EU and Japan sign largest-ever Free Trade Agreement

Transatlantic tensions dominate G20 summit

Global financial parasitism and the political strategy of the working class

Arts

Netflix series on Elizabeth II
The Crown: Sentenced to be queen

By David Walsh, 13 July 2017

The Crown is a biographical drama series, created and written by Peter Morgan (The Queen, The Damned United), about the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The first season covers the years 1947 to 1955.

Beatriz at Dinner: Not the sort of resistance that amounts to much

By Joanne Laurier, 12 July 2017

American Epic: A three-part documentary about early “roots music”
The Carter Family, Mississippi John Hurt, Lydia Mendoza, Joseph Kekuku and more …

International Amazon Workers Voice

Amazon and the CIA: a match made in hell
Part One: Amazon cashes in on war crimes and mass surveillance

By Evan Blake, 13 July 2017

Since signing a $600 million deal with the CIA in 2013, Amazon has become ever more integrated with the American state apparatus and implicated in its crimes.

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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Workers Struggles

Nurses strike Tufts Medical Center in Boston
Hospital plans punitive five-day lockout

By Kate Randall, 13 July 2017

Nurses are demanding the hospital increase staffing and resources, make salaries more competitive and keep a decent pension plan intact.

SEIU cuts short three-day strike of New York airport workers

By Isaac Finn, 13 July 2017

Following a walkout on July 11 of roughly 700 workers at Newark Liberty International Airport, SEIU 32BJ ended a threatened three-day strike against PrimeFlight Inc., after the company agreed to negotiate.

Chicago Transit Authority train operators vote to strike

AT&T West workers reject deal pushed by Communications Workers of America

Hollywood averts a third major strike with SAG-AFTRA deal

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Professor Sean McMeekin and the construction of a historical lie (Part II)

By David North, 10 July 2017

Professor Sean McMeekin revives discredited anti-Lenin slanders (Part I)

This week in the Russian Revolution
July 10–July 16: The beginning of the “July Days” in Petrograd

10 July 2017

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Mehring Books

Preface to the Turkish edition of The Heritage We Defend

By David North, 23 June 2017

A Turkish language edition of The Heritage We Defend by David North will be released next month by Mehring Yayıncılık, the publishing house of the Socialist Equality Group (Toplumsal Esitlik), the Trotskyist organization in Turkey working in political solidarity with the International Committee of the Fourth International. The Heritage We Defend was originally published in 1988. We are posting the preface for the Turkish edition written by David North.

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party holds public meeting on Sri Lankan floods disaster

By our correspondents, 5 July 2017