26 September 2017

North Korea warns that Trump’s threats are a declaration of war

By Peter Symonds, 26 September 2017

Washington’s constant drumbeat of threats and military provocations is aimed at forcing Pyongyang to unconditionally capitulate or goad it into action that can be seized on as the casus belli for a war of annihilation.

South Korea backs Trump’s threats to “totally destroy” North Korea

By Ben McGrath, 26 September 2017

As Trump threatens North Korea, most Americans oppose war

Trump’s UN tirade and the logic of imperialism

German parties move further to the right after AfD’s electoral success

By Johannes Stern, 26 September 2017

The same parties that are politically responsible for the rise of the AfD are exploiting the right-wing extremists’ electoral success to shift the political climate even further to the right.

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

US-Russian tensions flare in Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 26 September 2017

The death of a Russian general and claims by US-backed Kurdish forces of Russian air strikes have brought Washington and Moscow to the brink of an armed clash.

Trudeau government bans Chelsea Manning from entering Canada

By Tom Hall, 26 September 2017

Ottawa’s justification for barring Chelsea Manning amounts to a declaration that whistleblowers in the Canadian military can expect the same horrific treatment meted out to Manning.

CIA vetoes Chelsea Manning’s Harvard fellowship

Trump implements new indefinite travel ban

By Niles Niemuth, 26 September 2017

The implementation of new travel restrictions can only be understood as a prelude to a further escalation of US imperialist operations.

Stephen Bannon’s Southern strategy and the Alabama Republican primary

By Eric London, 26 September 2017

By backing religious zealot Roy Moore for the US Senate in the September 26 run-off primary, Bannon is revealing a key element of his long-term political strategy.

“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 WSWS spoke to immigrants and witnesses of an ICE raid at a migrant labor camp in Western Michigan.

Immigrants arrested by plain-clothes ICE agents outside Brooklyn courthouse

CAMI autoworkers strike against GM Canada at the crossroads

By Carl Bronski, 26 September 2017

While CAMI workers remained determined, officials from the Unifor union have presented GM Canada with an “olive branch” proposal to shut down the strike.

US autoworkers express support for CAMI strikers in Canada
“We should be out on strike with them”

GM Canada strike in danger
Why is Unifor trying to gag CAMI strikers?

For an international strategy to win the CAMI workers strike

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Former football star Aaron Hernandez had advanced brain damage

By Alan Gilman, 26 September 2017

Once a star for the New England Patriots, Hernandez committed suicide earlier this year while serving a life sentence for murder.

Poverty, inequality on the rise in Spain as independence vote looms

By James Lerner, 26 September 2017

The growth in poverty and inequality is the intended product of the policies of the Spanish, Catalan, and European bourgeoisie.

Barcelona dockworkers boycott Spanish police ships sent against Catalan referendum

Millions of European workers in precarious employment

By Verena Nees, 26 September 2017

On the 150th anniversary of Marx’s Capital, a new report reveals how European capitalism has created a huge army of precarious workers, plunging millions into poverty.

Australian government plans anti-democratic laws on pretext of Chinese “sub-espionage”

By Oscar Grenfell, 26 September 2017

The proposed legislation is aimed at criminalising opposition to the US-Australian plans for war against China.

New Zealand: Workers and youth speak on election, social crisis and war

By our correspondents, 26 September 2017

Socialist Equality Group members spoke with people who were deeply concerned about homelessness, suicide statistics and the drive to war.

No clear winner in New Zealand election

Nova Scotia Liberals slash public sector workers’ wages

By Janet Browning, 26 September 2017

Nova Scotia’s government, a close ally of the federal Liberal regime, is imposing a substantial, real-wage cut on 75,000 provincial public sector workers.

New in Russian

Подъем АдГ и правый сдвиг официальной политики в Германии

Петер Шварц, 26 сентября 2017 г.

Впервые со времен падения нацизма правая экстремистская партия попала в национальный парламент Германии.

New in Turkish

KBY referandumu Ortadoğu’daki savaş gerilimini arttırıyor

Jean Shaoul ve Jordan Shilton, 26 Eylül 2017

Kürt halkının büyük çoğunluğunun bir bütün olarak Ortadoğu çapındaki işçiler ve emekçiler ile birlikte karşılaştığı baskının üstesinden, yalnızca emperyalizmin bölgedeki egemenliğine karşı birleşik bir mücadele ile gelinebilir.

New in Spanish

El auge de Alternativa para Alemania y los tumbos derechistas de la política oficial

Por Peter Schwarz, 26 septiembre 2017

Por primera vez desde el colapso de los nazis, un partido extremista de derecha accede al Parlamento alemán.

Mientras Trump amenaza a Corea del Norte, la mayoría de estadounidenses se opone a una guerra

Por Peter Symonds, 26 septiembre 2017

Una encuesta revela que la mayor parte de estadounidenses se opone a un ataque estadounidense contra Corea del Norte, teme que conlleve a una guerra más amplia y no confía de Trump como comandante en jefe.

El Gobierno de España envía refuerzos policiales a Cataluña

Por Paul Mitchell, 26 septiembre 2017

Las manifestaciones en Cataluña continuaban el viernes, mientras Madrid aumentó la presencia policial en el este de la región.

En París, Mélenchón pide a los sindicatos que controlen la oposición a la austeridad

Por Anthony Torres y Kumaran Ira, 26 septiembre 2017

El sábado, el movimiento de Jean-Luc Mélenchon, la Francia Insumisa (FI, la Francia Insoumise), celebró su manifestación nacional en la Place de la République en París.

New in French

Les routiers entrent en grève contre les ordonnances de Macron

Par Anthony Torres, 26 septembre 2017

Les appareils syndicaux isolent la grève des routiers afin de bloquer l'émergence d'un mouvement plus large d’opposition à Macron.

Alors que Trump menace la Corée du Nord, la plupart des Américains sont contre la guerre

Par Peter Symonds, 26 septembre 2017

Un sondage a montré que la majorité des Américains s’opposent à une attaque contre la Corée du Nord, craignant que cela ne mène à une guerre plus large. Et la majorité n’a pas confiance en Trump comme commandant en chef.

New in German

Deutsche Parteien rücken nach Wahlerfolg der AfD scharf nach rechts

Johannes Stern, 26. September 2017

Die gleichen Parteien, die politisch und ideologisch für den Aufstieg der AfD verantwortlich sind, nutzen nun den Wahlerfolg der Rechtsextremen, um das politische Klima in Deutschland noch weiter nach rechts zu verschieben.

Wahlabschluss der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei
Internationale Versammlung gegen Kapitalismus und Krieg in Berlin

unseren Reportern, 26. September 2017

Am Samstag beendete die Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei ihren Wahlkampf mit einer internationalen Versammlung gegen Kapitalismus und Krieg.

Besucher der Wahlabschlussveranstaltung äußern sich zur Politik der SGP

unseren Korrespondenten, 26. September 2017

Auf der Veranstaltung der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei sprachen führende Mitglieder der Vierten Internationale aus Deutschland, Großbritannien, Frankreich und den USA und stießen beim Publikum auf große Resonanz.

Paris: Mélenchon und Gewerkschaften versuchen Widerstand gegen Kürzungspolitik zu kontrollieren

Anthony Torres und Kumaran Ira, 26. September 2017

Mélenchons Appell an die Gewerkschaften, die Proteste gegen die Arbeitsreform anzuführen, dient dazu, diese abzuwürgen und Macrons Reformen stillschweigend zu unterstützen.

Überwältigende Mehrheit der US-Bürger gegen Krieg mit Nordkorea

Peter Symonds, 26. September 2017

Laut einer Meinungsumfrage lehnt die Mehrheit der amerikanischen Bevölkerung einen US-Angriff auf Nordkorea ab. Sie fürchtet einen eskalierenden Krieg und misstraut Trump als Oberbefehlshaber.

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Perspective

Behind Trump’s attack on the NFL football players

26 September 2017

Trump’s attacks on NFL players for “disrespecting” the national anthem are a calculated effort to whip up racism and militarism.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

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

By Tom Hall, 26 September 2017

Sanders’ speech, which denounced Russia and promoted the war in Syria, was an affirmation of support for the imperialist and militarist foreign policy of the American ruling class.

New York Times, Democrats lead push for Facebook censorship

By Andre Damon, 25 September 2017

Puerto Rico confronts the devastation wrought by hurricanes and Wall Street

By Rafael Azul, 25 September 2017

The Fed’s quantitative easing: A class assessment

By Nick Beams, 25 September 2017

Arts Review

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

By David Walsh, 26 September 2017

Certain films at the recent Toronto film festival depict reality in important ways.

Toronto International Film Festival 2017
An interview with Stephan Komandarev, director of Directions: “The first step is to have a clear picture of what’s happening. I don’t see any other way.”

By David Walsh and Joanne Laurier, 26 September 2017

We spoke with Bulgarian filmmaker Stephan Komandarev, the writer-director of Directions, in Toronto.

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

By David Walsh, 23 September 2017

Google Censorship

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

By Andre Damon, 21 September 2017

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

Sri Lankan free trade zone and harbour workers denounce Google censorship

Google intensifies censorship of left-wing websites

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!

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Workers Struggles

Spectrum strike approaches half year mark

By Daniel de Vries, 26 September 2017

The 1,800 telecom workers are at a crossroads as the unions continue to maintain the isolation of their struggle.

Strike by Colombian pilots continues, negotiations restart
Workers Struggles: The Americas

26 September 2017

The 700 pilots employed by Avianca struck September 22 for better pay and conditions affecting some 530 flights.

Sri Lankan plantation workers protest job cuts and new productivity demands

By M. Thevarajah, 23 September 2017

University of Sydney union conceals political issues in one-day strike

Oppose the NTEU sellout at University of Sydney! For a unified struggle of all university workers across Australia!

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 »

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?

Meeting Announcement

David North to address Annandale, Virginia meeting Tuesday
The Russian Revolution Centenary: The event that changed world history

25 September 2017

David North, chairman of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, will address a meeting at Northern Virginia Community College at 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 26.

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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

Socialist Equality Party

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

By the Socialist Equality Party (Germany), 21 September 2017

The incoming government’s policies have long been decided: an unprecedented intensification of militarism, the strengthening of the repressive state apparatus and social cuts.

Plans for major military build-up after Germany’s federal election

No to war and social inequality! For world socialism!
Statement of the Socialist Equality Group on the New Zealand election

19 September 2017

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

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

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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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