Eighty arrested on Capitol Hill protesting legislation
Senate Republicans maneuver in effort to pass draconian health care bill

By Kate Randall, 11 July 2017

A new poll shows that only 17 percent of US adults approve of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, the Senate Republicans’ heath care bill, while 55 percent disapprove.

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

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

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Fire guts London’s Camden Lock Market

By Chris Marsden, 11 July 2017

The fire raged for three hours and destroyed around 30 percent of the first, second, and third floors.

UK National Health Service destruction continues with mass land sell-off

By Dennis Moore, 11 July 2017

With NHS trusts being forced to rush through the sale of assets, the only beneficiaries will be those who are buying, including property speculators.

Notes on police violence
Latest Chicago police killing shrouded in secrecy

By George Gallanis, 11 July 2017

The still unidentified man shot Sunday is the eighth person killed by the Chicago police this year, coming not even one week since the last fatal shooting.

AT&T West workers reject deal pushed by Communications Workers of America

By Jake Dean, 11 July 2017

After AT&T workers in California and Nevada rejected the sellout deal, the CWA immediately agreed to federal mediation, a blackout on information and a no-strike pledge.

Delays in transit service continue as repairs begin on New York’s Penn Station

By Alan Whyte, 11 July 2017

Two months of emergency repair work began Monday on the busiest train station in the US, escalating the crisis of transportation in the New York City area.

Number of New York City street homeless grew by nearly 40 percent in one year

By Philip Guelpa, 11 July 2017

Deteriorating economic conditions combined with inadequate social services lead to sharp rise in New York’s homeless population.

Sri Lankan government appeases Buddhist hierarchy

By K. Ratnayake, 11 July 2017

The government is resorting to Sinhala Buddhist supremacism amid a deepening political crisis stemming from widespread opposition to its austerity measures.

Australian government summarily deports more Sri Lankan refugees

By Max Newman, 11 July 2017

Six asylum seekers were captured by the Australian Navy and forcibly deported to face possible torture and imprisonment.

More Australian workers killed in preventable workplace incidents

By Terry Cook, 11 July 2017

The number of industry-related fatalities this year is on track to match or exceed the grim toll in 2016 when 178 workers were killed.

New in Turkish

Oligarklar Hamburg’da toplandı

Alex Lantier, 11 Temmuz 2017

Hamburg protestoları gibi sert deneyimler, Avrupa genelinde ve uluslararası ölçekte, işçi sınıfını, dünya sosyalist devrimi yoluna doğru yönlendiriyor.

Almanya’daki G-20 zirvesine sert anlaşmazlıklar yön veriyor

Bill Van Auken, 11 Temmuz 2017

Almanya’nın Hamburg kentinde toplanan iki günlük G-20 zirvesine, küresel ekonomik ve siyasi krizler, askeri çatışma tehditleri ve çok taraflı jeostratejik anlaşmazlıklar yön veriyor.

New in French

Les manifestants du G20 s’élèvent contre la répression de la police

Par nos journalistes, 11 juillet 2017

Des manifestants ont décrit comment la police a attaqué des manifestations pacifiques lors du sommet du G20 de ce week-end à Hambourg avec des canons à eau, des matraques et des gaz lacrymogènes.

Le meurtre par la police du vétéran de la guerre d’Irak Brian Easley

Par Eric London, 11 juillet 2017

Le meurtre d’Easley révèle que le culte rituel des anciens combattants pratiqué par l’establishment n’est rien de plus que de la propagande, visant à créer un soutien pour les guerres faites par les pauvres pour enrichir les riches.

150 ans depuis la Confédération canadienne: mythe et réalité

Par Keith Jones, 11 juillet 2017

La représentation du Canada comme un antipode progressiste à la république rapace du dollar au sud fait depuis longtemps partie de l'arsenal idéologique de la classe dirigeante.

New in Spanish

Agudos conflictos dominan cumbre del G-20

Por Bill Van Auken, 11 julio 2017

La cumbre del G-20 comenzó el viernes en Hamburgo, Alemania, en un ambiente de crisis global y conflictos entre varios de los Estados miembros que anuncian un periodo de preguerra.

Las tensiones transatlánticas dominan la cumbre del G-20

Por Nick Beams, 11 julio 2017

A pesar de acordar una resolución unánime, la cumbre del G-20 fue la reunión de los principales líderes políticos más dividida, en todo sentido, desde la posguerra.

Los resultados de las pruebas de solvencia de la Reserva Federal desatan una “fiesta” para los bancos estadounidenses

Por Nick Beams, 11 julio 2017

Como resultado de la decisión de la Reserva Federal de EE.UU., se estima que el valor de mercado de los bancos estadounidenses aumentó $40 000 millones.

La reunión de Trump y Putin profundiza divisiones entre grupos de poder en EE.UU. sobre Rusia

Por Barry Grey, 11 julio 2017

El líder de la minoría demócrata en el Senado, Charles Schumer, calificó la reunión de “desgracia” y denunció a Trump por menoscabar a la comunidad de inteligencia estadounidense.

California: Migrantes inician huelga de hambre en la Instalación de Detención de Adelanto

Por Kevin Martinez, 11 julio 2017

Más de 30 presos en espera de deportación han ido en huelga de hambre en protesta por mala atención médica y detención indefinida.

El New York Times respalda las exigencias de un referéndum para la independencia de Cataluña

Por Alejandro López, 11 julio 2017

La principal preocupación del Times es que las tensiones entre Madrid y Barcelona provoquen una situación explosiva si Madrid emplea medidas represivas.

The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith:
Un film sobre música, fotografía, y el mundo de la posguerra

Por David Walsh, 11 julio 2017

Entre 1957 y alrededor de 1965, el fotógrafo estadounidense, Eugene Smith, tomó 40 000 fotografías y grabó 4000 horas de audio dedicadas al jazz y sus músicos desde un desván en Nueva York.

New in German

Der Polizeimord an dem Irak-Kriegsveteranen Brian Easley

Von Eric London, 11. Juli 2017

Die Ermordung Easleys zeigt, dass die rituelle Verehrung von Veteranen nichts anderes ist als leere Propaganda. Damit soll Unterstützung für Kriege gewonnen werden, in denen die Armen kämpfen, um die Wohlhabenden zu bereichern.

Nach G20-Gipfel: scharfer Rechtsruck in der herrschenden Klasse

Von Sven Heymanns, 11. Juli 2017

Politik und Medien nutzen die Ausschreitungen am Rande des G20-Gipfels in Hamburg, um die deutsche Innenpolitik weit nach rechts zu rücken und linken Protest jeglicher Art zu kriminalisieren.

G20-Gipfel von transatlantischen Spannungen geprägt

Von Nick Beams, 11. Juli 2017

Obwohl die Teilnehmer des G20-Gipfels am Ende eine einstimmige Resolution zusammenschustern konnten, war das Treffen der Staatschefs in jeder Hinsicht das angespannteste innerhalb der gesamten Nachkriegszeit.

Betriebsrat, IG Metall und Geschäftsleitung leiten Stilllegung auf Raten ein

Von Gustav Kemper, 11. Juli 2017

Die Belegschaft des traditionellen Schienenfahrzeugbaus in Hennigsdorf war letzten Freitag mit einer geschlossenen Front von Unternehmensleitung, Betriebsrat, IG Metall und SPD konfrontiert.

Deutschland: Verdoppelung der Zahl der Working Poor

Von Elisabeth Zimmermann, 11. Juli 2017

Eine neue Studie der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung stellt fest, dass in Deutschland mehr als 4 Millionen Arbeiter arm sind. Ihre Anzahl hat sich innerhalb von zehn Jahren verdoppelt.

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Perspective

After Hamburg protests, German government plans crackdown on left-wing views

11 July 2017

High-ranking members of the German government have called for the drawing up of a list of “left-wing extremists” throughout Europe and a permanent ban on their entry into Germany.

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Commentary

New York Times voices moral outrage over profiteering military contractors ... in Russia

By Bill Van Auken, 11 July 2017

The Times editorial board, which has helped sell every US war of aggression for the past 25 years, is outraged that a Russian military contractor is profiting from the war in Syria.

Transatlantic tensions dominate G20 summit

By Nick Beams, 10 July 2017

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

By Patrick Martin, 10 July 2017

The police murder of Iraq War veteran Brian Easley

Global financial parasitism and the political strategy of the working class

Arts

American Epic: A three-part documentary about early “roots music”
The Carter Family, Mississippi John Hurt, Lydia Mendoza, Joseph Kekuku and more …

By Matthew Brennan, 11 July 2017

All three episodes—The Big Bang, Blood and Soil and Out Of The Many The One—contain important recollections and at times powerful archival footage.

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

By Joanne Laurier, 7 July 2017

Workers Struggles

General strike threatened in Bolivia
Workers Struggles: The Americas

11 July 2017

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature by writing to comments@wsws.org.

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 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

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

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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The Grenfell Tower Fire

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

By Julie Hyland, 10 July 2017

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

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

Australia: Lacrosse apartment residents speak out over Grenfell Tower disaster

By Paul Bartizan, 10 July 2017

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

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

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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.

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

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Featured Videos

Photo Essay—Sri Lanka: The housing crisis and Colombo’s poor

By Shantan Kumarasamy and Panini Wijesiriwardane, 3 July 2017

A photo essay on the conditions of life for the many thousands living in makeshift housing around Colombo.

Interview: Fresno youth assaulted by police

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party holds public meeting on Sri Lankan floods disaster

By our correspondents, 5 July 2017