Transatlantic tensions dominate G20 summit

By Nick Beams, 10 July 2017

Despite cobbling together a unanimous resolution, the G20 summit was, by any measure, the most fractious meeting of major political leaders in the post-war period.

The oligarchs assemble in Hamburg

Bitter conflicts dominate G20 summit in Germany

G20 protest participants speak out against police crackdown

By our reporters, 10 July 2017

Demonstrators described how police attacked peaceful protests at this weekend’s G20 summit in Hamburg with water cannons, batons and tear gas.

Hamburg under police lockdown

Police rampage against G20 protestors in Hamburg

US strategic bombers conduct provocative drill near North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 10 July 2017

The military exercise involving US B1-B bombers just before the G20 summit, was aimed at pressuring all countries, especially China, to take tough action against North Korea.

US B-1 bombers challenge Chinese claims in South China Sea

Japan using North Korea as pretext to acquire offensive weapons

Australian government lines up behind US threats to North Korea and China

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Iraqi prime minister claims “liberation” of devastated Mosul

By Bill Van Auken, 10 July 2017

The “liberated city of Mosul” has been largely reduced to smoking rubble littered with decaying corpses.

Resignations at UK Shelter housing charity, after Grenfell exposes role of “Third Sector”

By Julie Hyland, 10 July 2017

The Grenfell Tower fire has laid bare the impact of decades of free market policies, deregulation and cuts in public spending initiated by Thatcher and continued by every subsequent government.

Haringey social cleansing exposes Labour’s hypocrisy over Grenfell Tower fire

Camden residents: “You cannot trust them now because of Grenfell. It’s never going to be the same again”

By Robert Stevens, 10 July 2017

World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to tenants in the Blashford tower block about the Grenfell fire and the situation they face.

London’s Grenfell fire: Salford housing associations discontinue cladding removal

London resident on Grenfell fire: “I’m looking at a graveyard with people’s relatives inside”

Grenfell Tower Inferno: “It’s worse than a terrorist attack”

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Three weeks after the Grenfell inferno: Official cover-up and callous indifference

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Australia: Lacrosse apartment residents speak out over Grenfell Tower disaster

By Paul Bartizan, 10 July 2017

Almost three years after Melbourne’s Lacrosse apartment block caught fire, the building’s flammable cladding remains in place.

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

Democrats, media revive anti-Russia campaign after Trump-Putin meeting

By Patrick Martin, 10 July 2017

The New York Times led the way with successive front-page reports on a year-old meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian attorney and lobbyist.

Nine rural hospitals in the state have shut down since 2010
More rural Tennessee hospitals face closure under Republican health care plans

By Warren Duzak, 10 July 2017

Tennessee is the “canary in the coal mine” for rural hospitals across the country.

Illinois Democrat’s health care roundtable event marked by frustration, anger

By a WSWS reporting team, 10 July 2017

Two teachers spoke up to counter Schneider’s complacency about the ACA, explaining that it was difficult to afford and few doctors accepted the ACA plans.

Legislators pass devastating austerity budget in Illinois

By Alexander Fangmann, 10 July 2017

The new budget will become law, enshrining massive across-the-board cuts of 5 percent to most state government agencies, and 10 percent to higher education.

High Court challenge imperils Australian government

By Mike Head, 10 July 2017

A disqualification of Assistant Health Minister David Gillespie, a National Party MP, could reduce the government to minority status.

Rifts widen in the Australian Greens

“Chaos” surrounds Papua New Guinea election outcome

By John Braddock, 10 July 2017

The turmoil is an expression of the explosive social tensions produced by Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s government during the past two years.

New in Turkish

Xi’nin Berlin ziyareti, G-20 zirvesi öncesi artan ABD-AB anlaşmazlıklarını vurguluyor

Alex Lantier, 10 Temmuz 2017

Xi’nin ziyaretindeki baskın konu, hiç kuşku yok ki, dünya kapitalist ekonomisinin merkezindeki büyük güçler arasındaki tırmanan anlaşmazlıktı.

Sahte sol Seymour Hersh’in ABD’nin Suriye saldırısını açığa vuran yazısı konusunda sessiz

Josh Varlin, 10 Temmuz 2017

Sahte sol, araştırmacı gazeteci Hersh’in Trump yönetiminin Suriye’yi bombalama bahanesinin düzmece olduğunun bilindiğine ilişkin ayrıntılı kanıt sunmasının ardından, hiçbir şey söylemiyorlar.

New in French

Les oligarques se réunissent à Hambourg

Par Alex Lantier, 10 juillet 2017

Protégés par des dizaines de milliers de policiers lourdement armés, les représentants de l’oligarchie financière mondiale se sont réunis à Hambourg pour se jeter leurs récriminations les uns aux autres.

Hambourg verrouillée par la police

Par Johannes Stern, 10 juillet 2017

L’agressivité avec laquelle la classe dirigeante a ciblé les manifestants et toute la population de Hambourg doit être prise comme un avertissement.

Les conflits commerciaux pèsent sur le sommet du G20

Par Nick Beams, 10 juillet 2017

La question de l’acier n’est que l’expression la plus nette d’un conflit plus large qui dépend de la nature même des relations commerciales entre les grandes puissances.

La guerre au Yémen appuyée par les États-Unis provoque une épidémie meurtrière de choléra

Par Niles Niemuth, 8 juillet 2017

Une épidémie de choléra causée par l'assaut de l'Arabie saoudite qui dure depuis des années a rendu malades un quart de million de Yéménites et en a tué plus de 1500.

Le gouvernement libéral prolonge la participation du Canada dans la guerre au Moyen-Orient jusqu’en 2019

Par Roger Jordan, 10 juillet 2017

La décision du gouvernement Trudeau de continuer la mission des Forces armées canadiennes au Moyen-Orient jusqu’en 2019 vient quelques semaines seulement après qu’il a annoncé une augmentation de 70% des dépenses militaires.

Préface à l’édition turque de L’héritage que nous défendons

Par David North, 10 juillet 2017

Une édition en langue turque de L’héritage que nous défendons de David North sera diffusée le mois prochain par Mehring Yayıncılık, la maison d'édition du Groupe de l’Egalité Socialiste (Toplumsal Esitlik), l'organisation trotskyste en Turquie qui travaille en solidarité politique avec le Comité International de la Quatrième Internationale.

New in Spanish

Los oligarcas se reúnen en Hamburgo

Por Alex Lantier, 10 julio 2017

Rodeado por decenas de miles de policías fuertemente armados, los representantes de la oligarquía financiera global se reunieron en Hamburgo para recriminarse mutuamente.

Antes de la cumbre del G-20
EE.UU. aprovecha prueba de misil norcoreana para amenazar con una guerra y aislar a China

Por James Cogan, 10 julio 2017

El gobierno de Trump está volviendo a su postura belicista anti-China que caracterizó su campaña presidenciál.

Tres semanas después del infierno en la torre Grenfell: encubrimiento y cruel indiferencia del Estado

Por Robert Stevens, 10 julio 2017

Desde el incendio, la clase gobernante ha demostrado su desprecio por los sobrevivientes traumatizados y la clase obrera en general.

La incriminación en Maruti Suzuki y las campañas mundiales de defensa obrera

Por Shannon Jones, 10 julio 2017

La campaña mundial del CICI por la libertad de los obreros automotrices de Maruti Suzuki es parte de una larga tradición de lucha de los trabajadores en defensa de las víctimas de la injusticia capitalista.

Un nuevo estudio muestra que Clinton perdió la elección debido a creciente oposición a la guerra por parte de la clase obrera

Por Eric London, 10 julio 2017

Comunidades que cambió de puesto a Trump "llegó a ser más propensos a votar en contra de los políticos percibidos como orquestradores de conflictos en el que murieron sus amigos y vecinos”.

Conflictos comerciales se ciernen sobre la cumbre del G20

Por Nick Beams, 10 julio 2017

El tema del acero es solo la expresión más aguda de un conflicto mucho más amplio que tiene que ver con la naturaleza misma de las relaciones comerciales entre las grandes potencias.

La visita de Xi a Berlín destaca los crecientes conflictos entre EE.UU y la UE antes de la cumbre del G-20

Por Alex Lantier, 10 julio 2017

Mientras que Trump arribaba a Polonia, la visita estatal de Xi a Berlín manifestó las crecientes las cada vez mayores tensiones entre EE.UU. y la UE con respecto a Asia.

China y Rusia unen lazos contra Estados Unidos

Por Peter Symonds, 10 junio 2017

Además de hacer pública su oposición a la agresiva postura de EE.UU. ante Corea del Norte, la visita de Xi a Rusia les permitió estrechar sus relaciones económicas y estratégicas.

Macron habla ante las cámaras reunidas del parlamento francés en Versalles

Por Alex Lantier, 10 julio 2017

Macron exigió un incremento militar en ultramar y cambios de envergadura en las instituciones básicas de la vida política y social francesa, a ser consensuador con los sindicatos.

Gobierno mexicano usa malware para espiar a periodistas y opositores políticos

Por Alex González, 10 julio 2017

El software recoge todas las comunicaciones de un teléfono de destino si el destinatario abre un enlace malicioso enviado a través un mensaje de texto.

El gobierno venezolano toma medidas contra los chavistas disidentes

Por Alexander Fangmann, 10 julio 2017

Horas antes que la Corte Suprema despojara a la fiscal general disidente de sus poderes, un helicóptero pilotado por un oficial de policía realizó un sospechoso atentado contra la corte.

New in German

Nach dem G20-Gipfel in Hamburg
Nein zur Errichtung eines Polizeistaats

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei, 10. Juli 2017

In Hamburg wurde de facto der Ausnahmezustand verhängt und eine riesige Polizei- und Militärübung durchgeführt. Nun schlachten Politik und Medien die Ereignisse für eine hysterische „Law and Order“-Kampagne aus.

Die Oligarchenversammlung von Hamburg

Von Alex Lantier, 10. Juli 2017

Im Schutz von zehntausenden schwer bewaffneten Polizisten warfen sich die Vertreter der globalen Finanzoligarchie in Hamburg gegenseitig Schuldzuweisungen zu.

Zehntausende demonstrieren in Hamburg gegen G20 und Polizeigewalt

Von unseren Reportern, 10. Juli 2017

Nach den brutalen Übergriffen auf Demonstranten war die Polizeigewalt bei der Großdemonstration am Samstag ein allgegenwärtiges Thema.

Japan benutzt Nordkorea als Vorwand für die Anschaffung von Angriffswaffen

Von Ben McGrath, 10. Juli 2017

Die Regierung Abe setzt sich über Artikel 9 der japanischen Verfassung hinweg, der auf Krieg „verzichtet“ und festlegt, dass das Land „niemals“ Streitkräfte unterhalten werde.

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Perspective

The police murder of Iraq War veteran Brian Easley

10 July 2017

The murder of Easley exposes the establishment’s ritual worship of veterans as nothing more than propaganda, aimed at building support for wars fought by the poor to enrich the wealthy.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

Professor Sean McMeekin and the construction of a historical lie (Part II)

By David North, 10 July 2017

Professor Sean McMeekin’s claim that Lenin was an agent of German imperialism is based on the Bard College academic’s deliberate misrepresentation of historical research debunking the notorious myth of “German Gold.”

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

This week in the Russian Revolution
July 10–July 16: The beginning of the “July Days” in Petrograd

10 July 2017

Despite the warnings by Bolshevik leaders that a premature insurrection would be isolated and defeated, hundreds of thousands of workers decide to take matters into their own hands. This is the beginning of the “July Days.”

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Commentary

Global financial parasitism and the political strategy of the working class

By Nick Beams, 10 July 2017

The statement “Palace coup or class struggle: The political crisis in Washington and the strategy of the working class,” issued by the SEP (US), is grounded on the “life situation” facing the working class, resulting from the rise of financial parasitism and its domination over every aspect of economic and social life.

Trump-Putin meeting deepens divisions in US establishment on Russia policy

By Barry Grey, 8 July 2017

Fed stress test results unleash “party time” for US banks

By Nick Beams, 8 July 2017

New study shows Clinton lost election because of growing working class opposition to war

By Eric London, 8 July 2017

Banks, bondholders driving the legal conflict over Flint’s water supply

US Immigration

California: Immigrants go on hunger strike at Adelanto Detention Facility

By Kevin Martinez, 8 July 2017

Democratic pundits demand harsh immigration crackdown

“It is so difficult to bear the uncertainty of the future”
Life after deportation: an interview with a Mexican immigrant raised in the US

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International Amazon Workers Voice

Virginia and Maryland Amazon workers denounce speed-ups as company profits from millions in government giveaways

By Nick Barrickman and Brad Dixon, 8 July 2017

“The company is a prison”
Fall River, Mass., Amazon worker says company forces workers to grab heavy pallets 50 feet in air

By John Marion, 2 July 2017

Canadian Amazon workers face low wages and constant speed-up

Amazon pays warehouse workers $233 per month in India

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Workers Struggles

“The glamour of the job is just a mask”
British Airways crew members defy strikebreaking operation

By Ross Mitchell, 7 July 2017

Bombardier Hennigsdorf workers express anger at the IG Metall union

By Gustav Kemper and Verena Nees, 7 July 2017

Arts

Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled: Historical drama with hardly any history

By Joanne Laurier, 7 July 2017

Season Three of Better Call Saul: Objection! Relevance!

By Ed Hightower, 1 July 2017

The Grenfell Tower Fire

London residents on the Grenfell fire: “All they want to do is maximise their profits”

By our reporters, 6 July 2017

London residents on Grenfell fire: “Heads have got to roll!”

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

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.

Book Review

Locking Up Our Own, by James Forman, Jr.
New book describes the role of black mayors and police officials in mass incarceration

By Fred Mazelis, 5 July 2017

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

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

By Shannon Jones, 5 July 2017

Lawyer for framed up Maruti Suzuki workers: The court “committed violence” to the “principles” of law

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »

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Socialist Equality Party

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