27 July 2017

New Google algorithm restricts access to left-wing, progressive web sites

By Andre Damon and Niles Niemuth, 27 July 2017

In the three months since Internet monopoly Google announced plans to keep users from accessing “fake news,” the traffic rankings of a broad range of left-wing, progressive, anti-war and democratic rights organizations have fallen significantly.

European Union threatens retaliation over US sanctions bill against Russia

By Alex Lantier, 27 July 2017

The US bill and the EU reaction expose the fundamental conflicts behind the rapid deterioration of US-EU relations since the election of Donald Trump.

US Congress overwhelmingly passes sanctions bill targeting Russia

Trump, targeting special counsel, bashes his own Justice Department

By Barry Grey, 27 July 2017

The bizarre spectacle of a president publicly humiliating his top law enforcement official is the latest expression of a political conflict within the state that is tearing apart Trump’s own administration.

Former US intelligence chiefs urge Congress, executive to defy Trump

Six months of the Trump administration: The working-class strategy against capitalism and war

Trump announces ban on transgender people in the US military

By Josh Varlin, 27 July 2017

President Donald Trump announced the discriminatory and anti-democratic policy via Twitter Wednesday morning.

US Supreme Court clears way for lethal injection
Ohio carries out first execution in more than three years

By Kate Randall, 27 July 2017

There are three more death row prisoners set to die this year in Ohio and an additional 23 executions scheduled from 2018 through 2019.

Federal indictment charges Fiat Chrysler paid top UAW negotiator $1.2 million in bribes

By Jerry White, 27 July 2017

A federal indictment filed in US District Court in Detroit Wednesday charges that a former vice president of Fiat Chrysler funneled more than a million dollars in bribes to United Auto Workers Vice President General Holiefield between 2009 and 2014.

Judge blocks deportation of 1,400 Iraqis in temporary reprieve

By Jake Dean, 27 July 2017

The future of the Iraqis, many of whom are Chaldean Christians, is far from certain.

Grenfell fire witness Johnny Regasa: “You saw so many people at their windows burning alive”

By our reporters, 27 July 2017

WSWS reporters spoke to Johnny Regasa, who lost a friend, Hashim Kedir, in the Grenfell Tower fire and assisted several survivors.

Residents confront head of government inquiry into Grenfell Fire

By Robert Stevens, 27 July 2017

Such consultations are an attempt to bestow much needed legitimacy on the inquiry, which will have no legal powers to prosecute anybody or hold anyone to account.

The Grenfell Fire: Vigil held for five-year-old victim

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

Australian inquiry into dangerous building products: An exercise in political damage control

By Richard Phillips, 27 July 2017

Safety and building engineers condemn deregulation, privatisation of building inspection and government cost-cutting.

Polish President Andrzej Duda vetoes government’s judicial reform

By Clara Weiss, 27 July 2017

On Monday, Polish President Andrzej Duda vetoed two key aspects of the judicial reform of the governing Law and Justice Party, which would have given the government virtually unrestricted control over the judicial system.

After Trump visit to Poland: PiS government adopts new authoritarian measures

Canadian warships join “freedom of navigation” exercises in South China Sea

By Roger Jordan, 27 July 2017

The Canadian navy is joining exercises mounted by the US and its principal Asia-Pacific allies with the aim of threatening and preparing for war with China.

US accuses China of unsafe mid-air encounter

Sri Lankan government deploys army to break oil workers’ strike

By Shree Haran and W. A. Sunil, 27 July 2017

The government’s turn to military repression is aimed at intimidating the entire working class.

Bipartisan push in Australia for four-year parliaments

By Mike Head, 27 July 2017

This is a bid to shore up the political establishment and strengthen its capacity to impose deeply unpopular policies.

New in Russian

Сочинения Троцкого 1917 года
Дни испытания

Лев Троцкий, 27 июля 2017 г.

Эта статья была опубликована в еженедельном издании «межрайонцев» «Вперед», № 6, 22 (9) июля 1917 года. Троцкий написал ее после «июльских дней» и до своего ареста Временным правительством.

Эта неделя в русской революции
17-23 июля: «Июльские дни» — восстание и контрреволюция в Петрограде

27 июля 2017 г.

Восстание в Петрограде, известное как «Июльские дни», достигает своего апогея, а затем идет на спад под соединенным давлением Временного правительства и партий, стоящих во главе Совета.

New in French

Le Congrès des États-Unis adopte de manière écrasante une loi de sanction de la Russie

Par Joseph Kishore, 27 juillet 2017

Les nouvelles sanctions, combinées à des mesures qui limitent la capacité de l’Administration Trump à les supprimer, montrent les vrais objectifs de la campagne anti-Russie lancée par les agences de renseignement américaines.

Après la visite de Trump en Pologne : le gouvernement PiS adopte de nouvelles mesures autoritaires

Par Clara Weiss, 27 juillet 2017

Moins de trois semaines après la visite de Trump, le parti PiS au pouvoir a fait passer au parlement une législation qui placera le système judiciaire sous son contrôle.

Manifestation à Londres contre le meurtre de Rashan Charles par la police

Par Robert Stevens, 27 juillet 2017

Il est déjà évident vu la réaction de la police et de la Commission indépendante des plaintes contre la police qu’on assiste de nouveau à un étouffement de la responsabilité policière dans la mort d’un homme arrêté.

New in German

Der Ausverkauf bei Bombardier und der Wahlkampf der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei

Von Ulrich Rippert, 27. Juli 2017

Im Rahmen der Gewerkschaften, etablierten Parteien und politischen Institutionen lassen sich weder Arbeitsplätze, noch Löhne und soziale Rechte verteidigen.

US-Kongress verabschiedet Sanktionen gegen Russland

Von Joseph Kishore, 27. Juli 2017

Die neuen Sanktionen entlarven den gefährlichen Charakter der antirussischen Kampagne, an deren Spitze die amerikanischen Geheimdienste stehen.

Video: Nein zu Martin Schulz‘ AfD-Propaganda – wählt SGP

Von Christoph Vandreier, 27. Juli 2017

Der SGP-Kandidat stellt der rechten Kampagne der SPD das sozialistische Programm der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei entgegen.

NSU-Prozess: Bundesanwalt stellt Geheimdiensten Persilschein aus

Von Ulrich Rippert, 27. Juli 2017

Am Dienstag begannen im NSU-Prozess vor dem Oberlandesgericht München die Plädoyers.

Fiat-Chrysler Serbien: Gewerkschaften vereinbaren dreijähriges Streikverbot

Von Markus Salzmann, 27. Juli 2017

Nachdem die Gewerkschaften den Streik bei Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) in Kragujevac abgewürgt haben, vereinbarten sie neben einer minimalen Lohnerhöhung eine sehr lange Friedenspflicht.

Unabhängige Untersuchung zum Müllhalden-Absturz in Sri Lanka

Von unserem Korrespondenten, 27. Juli 2017

Die SEP (Sri Lanka) hat eine unabhängige Arbeiteruntersuchung einberufen, um die sozialen Ursachen der Katastrophe von Meethotamulla aufzudecken. Es geht um den Absturz der größten Müllhalde von Colombo, die 32 Menschen unter sich begrub.

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Perspective

Dropping the mask: A war of plunder in Afghanistan

27 July 2017

The long stalled plan for reviving the nearly 16-year US war in Afghanistan is being promoted in the Trump White House on the basis of profit and corporate plunder.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

Lessons from the Pink Tide period
Jacobin defends bourgeois rule and US imperialism in Latin America

By Eric London, 27 July 2017

Jacobin magazine’s spring edition, titled By Taking Power, addresses “both the accomplishments and the shortcomings” of Latin America’s Pink Tide.

As Wall Street demands new auto job cuts, UAW rants against Mexico and China

By Jerry White, 26 July 2017

German Social Democrats embrace policies of right-wing nationalist AfD

By Peter Schwarz, 26 July 2017

Way cleared for bipartisan attack on Medicaid
US Senate votes to open debate on Republican health care legislation

By Kate Randall, 26 July 2017

The Australian Education Union’s 2017 campaign of misinformation and censorship

By Susan Allan and Linda Tenenbaum, 26 July 2017

US squanders billions on new aircraft carrier

Congressional Democrats unveil phony “Better Deal” ahead of 2018 midterms

India: Stalinist-backed “common opposition” candidate crashes out in presidential election

Arts

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City—Documentary on the life and times of urban activist Jane Jacobs

By Clare Hurley, 27 July 2017

The subject of Matt Tyrnauer’s documentary is journalist and activist Jane Jacobs, perhaps best known for her crusades against several large-scale infrastructure projects in New York City in the 1960s.

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk: The outbreak of World War II without history or politics

By David Walsh, 26 July 2017

Jay-Z’s 4:44: A further display of hubris and self-absorption

American horror film director George Romero (1940–2017)
Including a conversation with film historian Tony Williams

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Socialist Equality Party

SEP public meetings: “Flint and the Grenfell fire: Social crimes against the working class”

26 July 2017

The SEP and the IYSSE are holding public meetings Thursday in Detroit and Flint, Michigan to review the experience of the Grenfell fire tragedy in London and its broader implications for the working class.

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

21 July 2017

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

5 July 2017

Independent Inquiry Committee holds meeting on Sri Lankan garbage dump collapse

By our correspondent, 26 July 2017

International Amazon Workers Voice

Government gives Amazon millions in free money for Romulus, Michigan warehouse

By Robert Verdine, 25 July 2017

“When they pay a contract worker it’s like they’re giving money to a beggar”
Amazon investing billions in India to extract super profits

By Moses Rajkumar and Sasi Kumar, 21 July 2017

AmazonFresh worker reveals: Amazon illegally keeps workers in a freezer for over two hours at a time

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

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Workers Struggles

“We don’t blame Mexico, we blame the company”
Workers denounce layoffs at Indianapolis Carrier plant

By Shelley Connor and Jerry White, 25 July 2017

Harley Davidson to cut 180 jobs at Milwaukee and Kansas City plants

Science

Evidence of early rice domestication found in southern China

By Philip Guelpa, 25 July 2017

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
July 24—July 30: Counterrevolution rears its head

24 July 2017

Following the suppression of the July Insurrection, a “government of national safety” with unlimited repressive powers is announced in Petrograd, with the support of the bourgeois parties and the opportunist parties in the Petrograd Soviet.

From the archives of the Russian Revolution
Trying Days

By Leon Trotsky, 24 July 2017

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)

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

History

Fifty years since the Detroit rebellion
Part three: Liberal promises and capitalist reality in “New Detroit”

By Barry Grey, 24 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.” This is the third and final part. Part one was published on July 21, part two on July 22.

Fifty years since the Detroit rebellion
Part two: The explosion

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

Maruti Suzuki

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

By Shannon Jones, 21 July 2017

“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 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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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.