Macron invites Trump for Bastille Day parade in Paris

By Alex Lantier, 14 July 2017

The French president sent a clear message to Berlin that Paris could align itself with Washington in a more openly anti-German policy.

Trump Jr. emails on meeting with Russian lawyer bring political warfare in Washington to fever pitch

US Senate Republicans’ revised health bill maintains draconian Medicaid cuts

By Kate Randall, 14 July 2017

The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act would mark the effective end of Medicaid as a guaranteed government insurance program based on need.

The emerging class struggle over health care in the US

Thames Water workers speak:
Privatisation contributed to Grenfell Tower inferno

By Paul Mitchell, 14 July 2017

A former Thames Water worker told the WSWS that the company is seeking to deflect inquiries into a policy of reducing water pressure to cut down leakage from water mains.

Most Grenfell survivors remain homeless a month after inferno

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Ex-Workers Party President Lula sentenced to jail amid Brazil’s spiraling political crisis

By Bill Van Auken, 14 July 2017

The sentencing of the former metalworkers union leader and ex-PT president came one day after the Brazilian Senate approved a labor “reform” entailing sweeping attacks on workers’ rights.

Australian prime minister’s London speech highlights political turmoil

By Mike Head, 14 July 2017

Malcolm Turnbull’s July 10 address was an obvious bid to rebuke his predecessor Tony Abbott, underscoring the rifts tearing apart the Liberal Party.

Leaked reports expose Australian war crimes in Afghanistan

Tenfold increase in cholera cases in Yemen since April

By Thomas Gaist, 14 July 2017

The war waged against Yemen by the Saudi monarchy, supported extensively by the US government, has produced a social catastrophe that easily ranks among the worst war crimes in modern history.

Trump administration signs law stripping job protections from Department of Veterans Affairs employees

By Nick Barrickman, 14 July 2017

The Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act marks a deepening of the attack on federal workers.

Mounting tensions between India and its nuclear-armed neighbors, China and Pakistan

By Wasantha Rupasinghe and Keith Jones, 14 July 2017

For the past month, Indian and Chinese troops have been arrayed against each other on a Himalayan ridge that is claimed by both China and Bhutan.

GM Korea autoworkers vote to strike

By Ben McGrath, 14 July 2017

While autoworkers are determined to improve their wages and conditions, the unions, which are tied to the Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), have no intention of conducting a genuine struggle.

Police kill young worker in northern Sri Lanka

By our correspondents, 14 July 2017

The shooting is not an accident but another manifestation of the ongoing police and military repression of Tamil residents in the war-torn northern region.

British Columbia wildfires force 14,000 to evacuate their homes

By Janet Browning and Roger Jordan, 14 July 2017

Officials warned Thursday that strong winds forecast over the weekend could spread the wildfires across a larger area.

German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp slashes 2,500 jobs as it prepares to sell off steel division

By Dietmar Henning, 14 July 2017

In addition to a €500 million savings program, which involves the loss of around 4,000 jobs, the shedding of the steel sector will endanger thousands of other jobs and entire factories.

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Trabajadores de Amazon en Canadá reciben bajos salarios, son apresurados constantemente

Por nuestros reporteros, 14 julio 2017

Reporteros del WSWS distribuyeron copias del boletín Voz Internacional de los Trabajadores de Amazon en un centro de distribución en Brampton, Ontario, donde los trabajadores reportaron salarios bajos y sobreexplotación por parte de contratistas.

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Enthüllungen über Treffen mit russischer Anwältin:
Die politische Krise in Washington verschärft sich

Von Joseph Kishore und David North, 14. Juli 2017

Das Treffen zwischen Donald Trumps Sohn und einer russischen Anwältin im Juni 2016 wird in der erbitterten politischen Auseinandersetzung in Washington als brisanter und bedeutsamer Vorfall gewertet.

Massive Angriffe auf Grundrechte während des G20-Gipfels

Von Sven Heymanns, 14. Juli 2017

Im Rahmen des G20-Treffens kam es in Hamburg zu massiven Angriffen auf demokratische Grundrechte von Demonstranten, Journalisten und Anwälten, wie man sie sonst nur aus Diktaturen kennt.

„Für keinen der Vorwürfe gibt es einen Beweis“
Vier Monate nach der Verurteilung der Maruti-Suzuki-Arbeiter in Indien

Von Jerry White, 14. Juli 2017

Die indischen Autoarbeiter wurden Opfer eines Komplotts, weil sie Widerstand gegen die Pläne der herrschenden Elite Indiens leisteten, China als weltweit größtes Billiglohnland abzulösen.

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Perspective

Climate change and the struggle against capitalism

14 July 2017

The main obstacles to a rational climate policy are capitalist private ownership of the means of production and the division of the world into rival nation-states.

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Commentary

Jeff Bezos’s Washington Post delivers a hypocritical sermon on American values

By Andre Damon, 14 July 2017

The Washington Post, owned by Amazon CEO and billionaire Jeff Bezos, declares Russia a “hostile power” because it is opposed to “bedrock American values” like self-determination and a free press.

Revelation of meeting with Russian lawyer intensifies political crisis in Washington

By Joseph Kishore and David North, 13 July 2017

Palace coup or class struggle: The political crisis in Washington and the strategy of the working class

After Hamburg protests: German Left Party backs law-and-order campaign

By Ulrich Rippert, 13 July 2017

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

Scientists warn of “biological annihilation” as Earth’s mass extinction accelerates

A generation of orphans
The impact of US opioid epidemic on foster care and social services

Global financial parasitism and the political strategy of the working class

International Amazon Workers Voice

Amazon and the CIA: a match made in hell
Part Two: Amazon, war propaganda, and the suppression of free speech

By Evan Blake, 14 July 2017

Amazon won the confidence of the CIA through its suppression of WikiLeaks, and since constructing the C2S cloud has become ever more deeply connected to the military-intelligence apparatus.

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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Workers Struggles

Tufts Medical Center in Boston locks out 1,200 nurses after one-day strike

By John Marion, 14 July 2017

Nurses fighting understaffing and pension attacks face a battle against both big business parties, which defend for-profit medicine.

Nurses strike Tufts Medical Center in Boston
Hospital plans punitive five-day lockout

Rally by striking UK air cabin crew
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

14 July 2017

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

SEIU cuts short three-day strike of New York airport workers

By Isaac Finn, 13 July 2017

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Maruti Suzuki

“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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Arts

Netflix series on Elizabeth II
The Crown: Sentenced to be queen

By David Walsh, 13 July 2017

Beatriz at Dinner: Not the sort of resistance that amounts to much

By Joanne Laurier, 12 July 2017

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

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

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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.

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party holds public meeting on Sri Lankan floods disaster

By our correspondents, 5 July 2017