Polls show plunging popular support for Trump

By Patrick Martin, 9 August 2017

While the growing opposition to Trump centers on his attacks on health care, immigrants and democratic rights, the Democratic Party is appealing to the military-intelligence apparatus with its bogus claims of Trump ties to Russia.

The Democrats adopt Trump and Bannon’s economic nationalism

Trump makes an appeal to the fascistic right

Democrats offer pro-corporate health care “compromise”

Syria charges Washington with war crimes in siege of Raqqa

By Bill Van Auken, 9 August 2017

Scores of Syrian civilians have been killed in US air strikes, which, according to Damascus, have included the use of banned white phosphorous munitions against a hospital.

Trump pulls plug on CIA’s Syrian “revolution”

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

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Saudi regime continues brutal siege against Shia minority

By Jean Shaoul, 9 August 2017

At least 24 people have died in the months-long siege of the Shia city of Awamiya, while many more have been driven from their homes.

Grenfell fire: “It’s like Victorian days, where we have nothing and they have everything”

By our reporters, 9 August 2017

World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to local residents in Ladbroke Grove about the Grenfell Tower fire.

Grenfell Tower survivor: “We pray that whoever has done this will get punished”

The UK’s rich get richer, while the poor get evicted

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Spectrum strike in New York-New Jersey enters fifth month

By Mark Witkowski, 9 August 2017

The unions have left Spectrum workers to battle the giant telecom company on their own.

Notes on police violence
US police killings on track to reach all-time high in 2017

By George Gallanis, 9 August 2017

The number of killings as of August 7, 2017 stands at 746 according to killedbypolice.net, an unprecedented amount for the same time in previous years.

The murder of Justine Damond and police violence in America

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Death of Hollywood stuntman highlights dangerous working conditions

By Glenn Mulwray, 8 August 2017

Dangerous working conditions have long been the norm on film sets, and the actors union’s recently negotiated contract with Hollywood producers will do nothing to change the status quo.

Tensions overshadow US, South Korea trade negotiations

By Ben McGrath, 9 August 2017

The Trump administration is using the demand for a new FTA to pressure Seoul to toe Washington’s line on China and North Korea.

Australian government threatens police violence to remove Manus Island refugees

By Max Newman, 9 August 2017

Asylum seekers detained in Papua New Guinea are being physically forced to move to an insecure temporary transit centre.

German professor promotes World War I military figures as models

By Sven Heymanns, 9 August 2017

In a guest contribution for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Professor Ralph Rotte declares that Germany’s armed forces should look to World War I for their role models.

Macron to eliminate housing benefits for 50,000 people in France

By Kumaran Ira, 9 August 2017

The announcement of the administration’s first social cuts is already provoking a collapse in the newly elected president’s approval ratings.

New in Turkish

İsrail polisi ile protestocular arasındaki çatışmalar sonrasında üç Filistinli öldü

Peter Symonds, 9 Ağustos 2017

İsrail Başbakanı Benjamin Netanyahu’nun ve onun başında olduğu hükümetin Doğu Kudüs ve Mescid-i Aksa camisi konusunda daha kışkırtıcı ve saldırgan bir tutum alması, Trump yönetiminin güçlü İsrail yanlısı duruşu eliyle açıkça teşvik edilmektedir.

Washington’ın Venezuela’ya yönelik yaptırımları ve Chavezciliğin çıkmazı

Eric London, 9 Ağustos 2017

Latin Amerika’ya egemen olan sürekli yoksulluk ve eşitsizlik, buradaki işçi sınıfının küçük-burjuva radikalizminin çeşitli akımları tarafından siyasi olarak silahsızlandırılması ile sıkı sıkıya bağlantılıdır.

New in Spanish

La debacle del UAW en la planta Nissan en Mississippi

Por Jerry White, 9 agosto 2017

Los trabajadores han sacado conclusiones de las décadas de represión de la lucha de clases del UAW en alianza con las compañías automotrices para destruir sus empleos y niveles de vida.

Ejército venezolano afirma que suprimió intento de golpe

Por Bill Van Auken, 9 agosto 2017

La presunta represión de una revuelta de un par de docenas de hombres armadas sucedió un día después de que la nueva asamblea constituyente de Venezuela despidiere a la Fiscal General.

New in German

August 1914 und heute

Alex Lantier, 9. August 2017

Ein Jahrhundert, nachdem der Donner der Kanonen im August 1914 den Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs in Europa verkündete, reifen an mehreren militärischen Krisenherden die Bedingungen für einen Konflikt zwischen den führenden Atommächten der Welt heran.

Immer mehr Beweise für Googles schwarze Listen linker und progressiver Websites

Andre Damon, 9. August 2017

Führende linke Nachrichtenseiten bestätigen, dass die Zahl ihrer Seitenaufrufe dramatisch gefallen ist, seit Google Maßnahmen in Kraft gesetzt hat, die es Bewertern erlauben, politische Websites zu zensieren.

Ein Brief an die Nachdenkseiten über Googles Zensur der WSWS

Johannes Stern, 9. August 2017

Die WSWS schrieb am Montag einen Brief an die Nachdenkseiten, die über Googles Zensur linker Webseiten berichtet hatten, aber die Angaben der WSWS in Zweifel zogen.

Aachener Professor fordert Weltkriegsgeneräle als Vorbilder für die Bundeswehr

Sven Heymanns, 9. August 2017

In einem Gastbeitrag für die Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) erklärt Professor Ralph Rotte, die Bundeswehr solle führende deutsche Militärs des Ersten Weltkriegs zu ihren Vorbildern erheben.

Berlin: Warum musste Slavissa D. sterben?

Silas Kozi und Andy Niklaus, 9. August 2017

Am 19. Juli stürzte Slavissa D. aus dem vierten Stock in den Tod, weil die Polizei einen falschen Haftbefehl vorzeigte.

Diese Woche in der Russischen Revolution
7.–13. August: Trotzkis Meschrayonzy schließen sich den Bolschewiki an

9. August 2017

Am Sechsten Parteitag der Russischen Sozialdemokratischen Arbeiterpartei nehmen außer den Bolschewiki erstmals auch die Meschrayonzy teil. Die von Trotzki und Lunatscharski geführte „Zwischenbezirksorganisation“ hat 4.000 Mitglieder, während Lenins Bolschewiki 240.000 Mitglieder zählen.

New in French

Août 14, août 17

Par Alexandre Lantier, 9 août 2017

Dans les dernières semaines de l'été, des dizaines de milliers de soldats, de l'Otan ou de Russe, participent à des exercices militaires rivaux.

Les preuves de la mise sur liste noire des sites de gauche et progressistes par Google s’accumulent

Par Andre Damon, 9 août 2017

Des médias de gauche de premier plan ont confirmé que leur fréquentation a chuté après l’annonce par Google de mesures permettant à des évaluateurs humains de censurer les sites web politiques.

Dans un contexte de fortes tensions, l’ONU vote de lourdes sanctions contre la Corée du Nord

Par Peter Symonds, 9 août 2017

Les sanctions parrainées par les États-Unis, et qui frapperont durement la Corée du Nord, aggraveront le face à face tendu sur la péninsule coréenne qui risque de dégénérer en guerre.

Les sanctions contre la Russie intensifient le conflit avec l’Europe

Par Peter Schwarz, 9 août 2017

Les sanctions contre la Russie qu’une large majorité du congrès américain a adoptées sont vues par l’Allemagne comme une mesure de guerre commerciale à l’encontre de l’Europe.

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Perspective

Trump threatens “fire and fury” against North Korea

9 August 2017

Not since the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 has the world stood so close to the brink of nuclear war.

Earlier Perspectives »

Google Censorship

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

By Andre Damon, 8 August 2017

Leading left-wing news outlets confirmed that their traffic plunged after Google announced measures to allow human evaluators to censor political websites.

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

By Andre Damon, 4 August 2017

Watch: Join the fight against online censorship!

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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”

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Commentary

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

By John Braddock, 9 August 2017

The ISO’s election statement confirms that it is not a socialist organisation, but rather a nationalist, middle-class group operating within the political establishment.

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

By Steve James, 9 August 2017

Knox proceeds from insisting that the British working class is hopeless to exalting the nationalist revolutionary traditions of the Irish working class.

The guns of August

By Alex Lantier, 8 August 2017

US sanctions against Russia intensify conflict with Europe

Devastating toll of hunger on US school children

By Patrick Martin, 8 August 2017

UAW debacle at Mississippi Nissan plant

By Jerry White, 7 August 2017

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

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Québec Solidaire prepares merger with right-wing nationalists

Arts

Aboriginal singer Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu dies, aged 46

By Richard Phillips, 9 August 2017

Gurrumul’s music, like all honest creative work, transcended language and cultural barriers, making him the highest selling Aboriginal singer-songwriter in Australian history.

Barbet Schroeder’s Amnesia: The trauma of German history

By Joanne Laurier, 7 August 2017

Atomic Blonde: The last days of the Cold War

Science

Curiosity rover marks fifth year on Mars

By Bryan Dyne, 9 August 2017

This year also marks the 20th anniversary of NASA’s Pathfinder mission, which paved the way for all subsequent Mars landers and rovers.

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 »

International Amazon Workers Voice

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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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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Workers Struggles

Steelworkers in Sheffield, UK strike after decade without a pay rise

By Danny Richardson, 7 August 2017

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

5 August 2017

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.