Thousands of textile workers strike in defiance of Egyptian dictatorship

By Johannes Stern, 11 August 2017

Reports indicate that the regime is not willing to meet the demands of the workers and is preparing for a confrontation.

The freeing of Hosni Mubarak and the lessons of the Egyptian Revolution

European Union criticizes US nuclear war threats against North Korea

By Alex Lantier, 11 August 2017

The military stand-off between Washington and Pyongyang threatens the entire world, including Europe, with nuclear war.

Trump’s nuclear war threat against North Korea

Facebook establishes new censorship centre in Germany

By Christoph Vandreier, 11 August 2017

In the autumn, Internet company Facebook will open a new censorship centre employing 500 people in Essen, Germany.

As Americans die younger, corporations to reap billions in pension costs

By Kate Randall, 11 August 2017

Shortened life expectancy is the result of deteriorating conditions of life, exacerbated by the deliberate policy of both big business parties to restrict access to affordable health care.

Miami police expand their use of military-grade vehicles and equipment

By Matthew MacEgan, 11 August 2017

An investigative report provides details about the Miami-Dade Police Department’s expanded and routine use of military-grade vehicles and equipment.

Survivors, SEP member denounce police inaction over Grenfell Tower fire at latest community public meeting

By Paul Mitchell, 11 August 2017

Eight weeks after the fire, few of the promised measures have materialised and survivors and local residents continue to be treated with contempt.

Grenfell Tower: How the warnings of cladding dangers were ignored

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

Catalan independence referendum sparks growing concerns in Europe

By Alejandro López, 11 August 2017

On both sides of the Atlantic, sections of the ruling elite fear a confrontation between Barcelona and Madrid could spark a crisis engulfing Spain.

Canadian military to construct refugee camp as hundreds of Haitians flee US

By Roger Jordan, 11 August 2017

The cruel and callous response of the Liberal government to the desperate plight of the asylum seekers stands in stark contrast to the welcome they have received from ordinary Montrealers.

Opioid-related deaths soaring in Australia

By Margaret Rees, 11 August 2017

New research points to a rapidly growing number of fatalities, far outstripping heroin overdose deaths.

US health catastrophe: Drug overdose deaths approach 60,000 a year

Australian government orders sham postal “survey” on same-sex marriage

By Mike Head, 11 August 2017

A fraud on every level, the non-binding postal vote has nothing to do with the long-overdue recognition of the basic legal and democratic rights of all couples.

New in French

Après l‘attaque à Levallois, le gouvernement incite l'hystérie sécuritaire

Par Francis Dubois, 10 août 2017

Alors que le caractère de l‘attaque de Levallois n'est pas clairement établi, la classe politique l‘exploite pour justifier le passage de l‘état d‘urgence dans le droit commun.

Trump menace la Corée du Nord de “feu et fureur”

Par Peter Symonds, 10 août 2017

Le monde n’a jamais été si proche d’une guerre nucléaire depuis la Crise des missiles de Cuba en 1962.

Un professeur allemand fait l'éloge de militaires de la Première Guerre mondiale

Par Sven Heymanns, 10 août 2017

Dans une chronique publiée par le Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, le Professeur Ralph Rotte a déclaré que l’armée allemande devrait se tourner vers la Première Guerre mondiale pour trouver ses modèles.

New in German

Trump droht Nordkorea mit Atomkrieg

Bill Van Auken, 11. August 2017

Trump und seine Berater haben mit ihren fahrlässigen Äußerungen eine Entwicklung in Gang gesetzt, die zu einem Atomkrieg in Asien führen könnte. Das hätte unabsehbare Folgen für die ganze Welt.

Facebook baut neues Zensur-Zentrum auf

Christoph Vandreier, 11. August 2017

Der Internetkonzern Facebook wird im Herbst ein neues Löschzentrum mit 500 Mitarbeitern in Essen einrichten. Die Zahl der Mitarbeiter in Deutschland, die für die Kontrolle und Zensur der Inhalte zuständig sind, wird damit fast verdoppelt.

Trump verliert in Umfragen an Unterstützung

Patrick Martin, 11. August 2017

Die wachsende Opposition gegen Trump bezieht sich auf Themen wie Gesundheitspolitik, Immigration und demokratische Rechte. Für die Demokraten ist Trump dagegen vor allem zu Russland- freundlich.

New in Spanish

Trump amenaza a Corea del Norte con “fuego y furia”

Por Peter Symonds, 11 agosto 2017

El mundo no ha estado tan cerca del precipicio de una guerra nuclear desde la crisis de misiles de 1962 en Cuba.

El Dow Jones en 22.000: Un nuevo récord de parasitismo

Por Nick Beams, 11 agosto 2017

El puntaje récord del Dow coincide con escenas sacadas de la Gran Depresión, en que miles de trabajadores estadounidenses hacían cola para solicitar empleo con Amazon, empresa que encarna los salarios de misera y la super-explotación.

Siria acusa a Washington de crímenes de guerra en el asedio de Raqqa

Por Bill Van Auken, 11 agosto 2017

Gran número de civiles sirios han muerto a causa de ataques aéreos estadounidenses que, según Damasco, han incluido el uso de municiones prohibidas de fósforo blanco contra un hospital.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в русской революции
31 июля — 6 августа: Кошмар во Фландрии

11 августа 2017 г.

Возможно, больше, чем любая другая битва в мировой истории, третья битва за Ипр станет для будущих поколений символом бессмысленного и братоубийственного варварства. В то время как продолжают расти массовые настроения против войны, в России в разгаре шабаш контрреволюции.

New in Turkish

Trump Kuzey Kore’ye karşı “ateş ve öfke” tehdidinde bulunuyor

Peter Symonds, 11 Ağustos 2017

Asya’daki vahim savaş tehlikesi, basitçe, faşizan birey olarak Trump’ın ürünü değildir. Bu, küresel ve Amerikan kapitalizminin derin ve çözümsüz krizini dışavurmaktadır.

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Perspective

US imperialism and the threat of nuclear war against North Korea

11 August 2017

The current crisis is the outcome of a policy of naked aggression pursued by US imperialism for the past quarter-century in the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and the Balkans.

Earlier Perspectives »

Google Censorship

Evidence of Google blacklisting of left and progressive sites continues to mount

By Andre Damon, 8 August 2017

Watch: Join the fight against online censorship!

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Google blocked every one of the WSWS’s 45 top search terms

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Commentary

The hacking of HBO and the “Russian meddling” campaign

By Barry Grey, 10 August 2017

Irish nationalism versus socialist internationalism: A reply to a reader—Part one

By Steve James, 9 August 2017

Irish nationalism versus socialist internationalism: A reply to a reader—Part two

Danger of India-China border war grows

By K. Ratnayake, 10 August 2017

New Zealand: Pseudo-left International Socialist Organisation backs Labour, Greens in election

By John Braddock, 9 August 2017

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
British Airways cabin crew extend strike

11 August 2017

The dispute is one of the longest running in the history of the European airline industry.

CSX railroad closes and downgrades major facilities

By Jeff Lusanne, 10 August 2017

CSX railroad workers denounce Wall Street plundering

Spectrum strike in New York-New Jersey enters fifth month

By Mark Witkowski, 9 August 2017

Arts

Another reactionary attack on artist Dana Schutz, this time in Boston—and a healthy response

By David Walsh, 10 August 2017

Aboriginal singer Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu dies, aged 46

By Richard Phillips, 9 August 2017

Barbet Schroeder’s Amnesia: The trauma of German history

International Amazon Workers Voice

Working life at a Pittsburgh Amazon warehouse

By Samuel Davidson, 10 August 2017

Amazon and Foxconn in Kenosha, Wisconsin: The new American “special economic zone”

By Christopher Davion, 8 August 2017

“It’s like we are going back to the early 1900s before workers had any rights”
Amazon job applicants speak on social crisis in US

By Isaac Finn, 4 August 2017

Amazon Jobs Day: A Tale of Two Americas

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

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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Science

Curiosity rover marks fifth year on Mars

By Bryan Dyne, 9 August 2017

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
August 7-13: Mezhraiontsy unite with the Bolsheviks

7 August 2017

At the Sixth Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party, convened by the Bolsheviks, the 4,000 strong Interdistrict Group (Mezhraiontsy), led by Trotsky and Lunacharsky, merges with the 240,000-strong Bolshevik Party, led by Lenin.

From the archives of the Russian Revolution
Letter to the Provisional Government

By Leon Trotsky, 31 July 2017

This is a new translation of an open letter Trotsky addressed to the Provisional Government on the arrest of Bolshevik leaders, which took place during the crackdown that followed the July Days.

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

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Maruti Suzuki

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

By our reporters, 1 August 2017

Aisin Automotive workers in India’s Haryana state face a new company-government witchhunt

Five years since company-provoked incident used to frame up Maruti Suzuki workers

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

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party of Germany presents its posters for September federal election

By our reporters, 7 August 2017

Public meeting in Chennai, India: Oppose the US-led imperialist war drive!

7 August 2017

History

Fifty years since the Detroit rebellion
Part one: An uprising of the oppressed

By Barry Grey, 21 July 2017

The WSWS is posting a three-part series originally published in July of 1987 under the title “Twenty years since the Detroit rebellion.”

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.