As political warfare in Washington escalates
Attorney General Sessions announces crackdown on leakers, threatens reporters

By Barry Grey, 5 August 2017

Trump’s battle with the press is part of the raging factional warfare within the ruling class and the state centering on differences over imperialist foreign policy.

Apple, Amazon help Chinese government censor the Internet

By Josh Varlin, 5 August 2017

The Chinese government has launched a crackdown on virtual private networks (VPNs), which allow Internet users to circumvent state censorship.

Watch: Top UAW negotiator took over $1 million in bribes from Fiat Chrysler

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As worker anger over UAW corruption scandal grows, union president defends sellout contracts

US Court of Appeals throws out Blackwater murder conviction

By Matthew MacEgan, 5 August 2017

A US appeals court threw out the first-degree murder conviction of one of the four former Blackwater security guards who massacred 14 unarmed Iraqis in September 2007.

Second fire at Dubai skyscraper underscores safety failures at Grenfell Tower

By Chris Marsden, 5 August 2017

An earlier blaze in the United Arab Emirates tower was attributed to the same type of cladding and insulation used on Grenfell Tower in London.

Former Grenfell Tower residents left without permanent accommodation

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Rome sends warships into Libyan waters to block refugees

By Alex Lantier, 5 August 2017

This mission points to the rising danger of a new imperialist intervention in Libya carried out by competing European powers.

Indiana Medicaid plan under Pence seen as model for attack on health care

By Matthew Taylor, 5 August 2017

In 2015 the state of Indiana introduced a Medicaid expansion plan which converts the entitlement program into a fee-based insurance program.

Native American health care to be gutted as tribal elites support private markets

Charges against Australian “terror” suspects only raise new questions

By Mike Head, 5 August 2017

The laying of charges came as the government was increasingly under pressure to justify the police anti-terror raids and the subsequent turmoil created in Australian airports.

Australian unions, pseudo-left sign up to Labor’s re-election campaign

By Oscar Grenfell, 5 August 2017

Underlying the unions campaign is fear in ruling circles that widespread disaffection over social inequality threatens the stability of the parliamentary set-up.

Sri Lankan Tamil leaders back suppression of oil workers’ strike

By S. Jayanth, 5 August 2017

The TNA’s anti-democratic and anti-working class statements demonstrate the reactionary character of Tamil nationalism.

Sri Lankan government to impose IMF dictated taxes

Sri Lankan government deploys army to break oil workers’ strike

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Trump apela a la derecha de tendencia fascista

Por Patrick Martin, 5 agosto 2017

Durante las últimas dos semanas, se ha desenvuelto de forma calculada una estrategia política definida para impulsar un movimiento ultraderechista por fuera de los partidos demócrata y republicano.

Decenas de miles asisten feria de empleo de Amazon mientras índice Dow Jones alcanza los 22 000 puntos

Por Eric London, 5 agosto 2017

Las largas filas de trabajadores necesitados de empleos rodeaban los recintos y atravesaban los parqueos rememoran las filas de la Gran Depresión.

Cargos federales acusan a Fiat Chrysler de haber pagado a negociador del sindicato automotriz UAW US$1.2 millones en sobornos

Por Jerry White, 5 agosto 2017

Un cargo federal archivado en el tribunal de distrito en Detroit el miércoles acusa a un ex vicepresidente de Fiat Chrysler de canalizar más de un millón de dólares en sobornos al vicepresidente del sindicato automotriz United Auto Workers entre el 2009 y 2014.

Dirigente de La Izquierda apoya intereses de Alemania como gran potencia

Por Johannes Stern, 5 agosto 2017

Oskar Lafontaine persigue transformar la oposición generalizada al militarismo estadounidense en apoyo al imperialismo europeo y alemán.

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Trump appelliert an die faschistische Rechte

Von Patrick Martin, 5. August 2017

In den letzten zwei Wochen wurde deutlich, dass Trump eine ultrarechte Bewegung außerhalb der Demokratischen und der Republikanischen Partei mobilisieren will.

Google hat die 45 wichtigsten Suchbegriffe der WSWS blockiert

Von Andre Damon, 5. August 2017

Laut einer neuen Untersuchung der Daten hat Google die World Socialist Web Site bei den 45 Suchbegriffen schwarzgelistet, mit denen sie bisher die meisten Besucher anziehen konnte.

Der Spiegel ruft nach einem starken Mann

Von Wolfgang Weber, 5. August 2017

Deutschland müsse von einer tatkräftigen Regierung endlich aus seinem Dämmerschlaf wachgerüttelt, polizeilich und militärisch aufgerüstet und von den politischen und mentalen „Fesseln der Nachkriegsordnung“ befreit werden, lautet die zentrale Botschaft des neuen Spiegel.

Wahlkampf der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei
Diskussion mit Arbeitern in Frankfurt-Zeilsheim

Von unseren Korrespondenten, 5. August 2017

Im Zentrum des Wahlprogramms der SGP steht der Kampf gegen Krieg und für ein sozialistisches Programm.

Bombardier und Siemens bereiten weitere Massenentlassungen vor

Von Verena Nees, 5. August 2017

Hinter verschlossenen Türen hat der Siemens-Aufsichtsrat am Mittwoch über die Fusionspläne mit Bombardier beraten. Eine Entscheidung wurde ohne Begründung vertagt.

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Rome envoie ses navires vers les eaux libyennes pour réprimer les réfugiés

Par Alexandre Lantier, 5 août 2017

Cette mission illustre la montée du danger d’une nouvelle intervention impérialiste en Libye menée par des puissances européennes rivales.

Google bloque les 45 premiers termes de recherche du WSWS

Par Andre Damon, 5 août 2017

Google a mis le WSWS sur une liste noire pour les 45 termes de recherche les plus populaires qui précédemment amenaient les gens vers lui, selon un nouvel examen des données.

Un dirigeant du parti Die Linke soutient les intérêts de grande puissance de l’Allemagne

Par Johannes Stern, 5 août 2017

Oskar Lafontaine s’efforce de transformer l’hostilité qui est largement répandue contre le militarisme américain en un soutien pour l’impérialisme européen.

Deuxième conférence sur le centenaire de la Révolution russe
L'héritage de 1905 et la stratégie de la Révolution russe

Par Fred Williams, 5 août 2017

Ceci est la transcription d'une conférence livrée le 25 mars 2017 qui portait sur les origines et la signification de la Révolution de 1905.

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Perspective

Democrats offer pro-corporate health care “compromise”

5 August 2017

The Democratic Party’s response to the debacle for Trump was to offer its services in implementing the demands of the insurance giants for “repairing” Obamacare so as to better ensure reduced costs and fatter profits.

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Google Censorship

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

By Andre Damon, 4 August 2017

Google’s new search protocol is restricting access to 13 leading socialist, progressive and anti-war web sites

RT interviews Andre Damon: Google becoming “censorship engine”

Google rigs searches to block access to World Socialist Web Site

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Arts

Atomic Blonde: The last days of the Cold War

By Kevin Martinez, 5 August 2017

In 1989, before the fall of the Berlin Wall, MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton is sent to retrieve a secret list hidden in a wristwatch that has the names of every active agent in the Soviet Union.

The suicide of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington (1976-2017)

By Ben Trent, 4 August 2017

Commentary

A letter from a reader on social conditions and the Fiat workers’ strike in Serbia

5 August 2017

The WSWS received a letter from a reader describing the social situation facing workers and the rural population in Serbia today.

SPD whips up xenophobia in German federal election

By Ulrich Rippert, 5 August 2017

SPD Lower Saxony interior minister Boris Pistorius has called for the limitation of asylum seekers by setting up detention centres—concentration camps—in Libya.

Trump makes an appeal to the fascistic right

By Patrick Martin, 4 August 2017

Dow at 22,000: A new high for parasitism

By Nick Beams, 4 August 2017

The abandonment of the CIA’s Syrian “rebels” and the pseudo-left accomplices of US imperialism

The anti-socialist politics of the Democratic Socialists of America

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

5 August 2017

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

CSX railroad workers denounce Wall Street plundering

By Jeff Lusanne, 4 August 2017

Railroad workers at CSX face the dictates of Wall Street

International Amazon Workers Voice

“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 CEO Bezos makes $1.4 billion Thursday morning, briefly becoming world’s richest person

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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Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
July 31—August 6: The nightmare in Flanders

31 July 2017

Perhaps more than any other battle in world history, the Third Battle of Ypres will endure for generations as a symbol of pointless and fratricidal barbarism. While popular moods continue to turn against the war, counterrevolution is in full swing in Russia.

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.

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

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

By David North, 30 June 2017

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

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Socialist Equality Party

Meetings in Australia and New Zealand discuss international significance of Grenfell Tower disaster

By our reporters, 1 August 2017

“You have to be rich to have a voice”
SEP meeting attendees speak on the Grenfell Tower tragedy

By our reporters, 1 August 2017

UK public meetings:
Grenfell Fire—Social Murder: A crime against the working class

21 July 2017

Independent Inquiry Committee holds meeting on Sri Lankan garbage dump collapse

By our correspondent, 26 July 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.