Trump rescinds DACA, putting 800,000 youth at risk of deportation

By Genevieve Leigh, 6 September 2017

The Trump administration is phasing out a government program that gave immigrants brought to the US as children limited protection from deportation.

Protesters denounce Trump’s repeal of DACA program

By our reporters, 6 September 2017

Demonstrators marched throughout the US Tuesday to protest the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and defend an estimated 800,000 children of undocumented immigrants.

Danger of global war over Korea shakes Europe

By Alex Lantier, 6 September 2017

By threatening North Korea, Washington is launching a military standoff with Russia and China, which could engulf Europe in nuclear war.

The US faces off against China and Russia over North Korea

Trump, North Korea and the danger of world war

Australian parliament overshadowed by Korean war crisis and disqualification of MPs

By Mike Head, 6 September 2017

The parliamentary proceedings pointed to the close connection between the danger of war and the reactionary drive to ensure the undivided loyalty of all members of parliament.

Civil engineers’ reports on US flood preparedness: Lessons of Katrina and Sandy ignored

By Don Barrett, 6 September 2017

The two reports portray a system in complete chaos, with dozens of local and federal agencies struggling even to maintain levees and pumping stations.

Media and political establishment begin to move on as Houston residents return to devastated city

Who will pay for the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey?

“The working class has organized to save the working class”
A Hurricane Harvey diary: Part 2

More on Hurricane Harvey »

German Left Party and Greens demand expansion of police powers

By Peter Schwarz, 6 September 2017

Like Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz in Sunday’s television debate, representatives of the smaller parties advocated a massive build-up of the domestic state apparatus.

Rank-and-file committees needed to take forward UK rail workers' safety fight

By Tony Robson, 6 September 2017

Workers need to take the dispute out of the hands of the ASLEF and the RMT and link it with a broader struggle against austerity and cost-cutting in the public and private sectors.

London residents speak on Grenfell Tower fire

By our reporters, 6 September 2017

“As long as the rich people, special interests and the establishment are ruling, then there will always be a cover-up.”

Interview with rapper El Nino about “Grenfell Tower’s Burning”: “We had to watch that, so why shouldn’t they have to listen to us?”

UK: Salford residents challenge Labour Council over fire risks revealed by Grenfell Tower

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Study highlights health epidemic: More than one in four US adults is obese

By Kayla Costa, 6 September 2017

Adult obesity rates for 2016 hit over 30 percent in 25 US states, and, in five states, topped 35 percent, the highest levels in the world.

Trump administration halts study on health impact of surface mining

By Keisha Gibbs, 6 September 2017

The Trump administration has ordered an abrupt halt to a study into potential public health hazards in areas near surface coal mining operations in Central Appalachia.

Trump and DeVos deepen the assault on public higher education

By Nancy Hanover, 6 September 2017

Public universities and colleges in the US are being starved of funding, while the Trump administration escalates its support to for-profit institutions.

What is behind the 57-hour San Diego/Tijuana border closure and renovation?

By Norisa Diaz, 6 September 2017

The expansion of the San Ysidro border crossing is not to improve the lives of working people, but to allow for the more efficient exploitation of their labor by multinational corporations.

Deaths of children in government care skyrocket in Canada

By Riksen Stewart, 6 September 2017

The rising number of deaths in foster care is a product of the refusal of governments at all levels to provide adequate funding for social services.

Australian governments knew about the dangers of airforce fire-fighting foam for decades

By Patrick Davies, 6 September 2017

The chemicals which are used in fire-fighting foam have been found at dangerous levels in water supplies near Royal Australian Air Force bases.

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Los decretos laborales de Macron en Francia: Una nueva etapa en la contrarrevolución social internacional

Por Alex Lantier, 6 septiembre 2017

Reescribiendo unilateralmente el Código Laboral francés, Macron pone en movimiento una confrontación con la clase trabajadora con implicaciones internacionales y revolucionarias.

Estados Unidos se enfrenta a China y Rusia en cuanto a Corea del Norte

Por Peter Symonds, 6 septiembre 2017

En un discurso incitador ante el Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU, la embajadora Nikki Haley no sólo amenazó a Corea del Norte por su prueba nuclear, sino también a China y Rusia.

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Comment lutter contre les ordonnances de Macron contre le Code du Travail ?

Par Alexandre Lantier, 6 septembre 2017

En attaquant le Code du Travail, Macron lance une confrontation historique avec la classe ouvrière qui aura des conséquences explosives à travers le monde.

Après le Code du travail, Macron attaque les systèmes de protection sociale

Par Francis Dubois, 6 septembre 2017

Dans la foulée des ordonnances contre le Code du travail, le gouvernement se lance dans celle de l’assurance-chômage, du logement, et de la formation professionnelle.

Les États-Unis s’opposent à la Chine et la Russie sur la Corée du Nord

Par Peter Symonds, 6 septembre 2017

Dans un discours provocateur à l’ONU, l’ambassadrice américaine Nikki Haley n’a pas seulement visé la Corée du Nord à propos de son essai nucléaire, mais a également menacé la Chine et la Russie.

Les candidats attaquent les réfugiés, demandent le renforcement de l’état lors du débat électoral allemand

Par Johannes Stern, 6 septembre 2017

Merkel et Schulz ont été d’accord sur pratiquement toutes les questions et ont lancé un appel à la répression contre les réfugiés, plus de police et une politique étrangère allemande et européenne plus agressive.

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Macrons Arbeitsmarktdekrete: Ein neues Stadium der internationalen sozialen Konterrevolution

Von Alex Lantier, 6. September 2017

Mit seiner Reform des französischen Arbeitsrechts steuert Macron auf eine Konfrontation mit der Arbeiterklasse mit weltweiten und revolutionären Implikationen zu.

Die USA bedrohen wegen Nordkorea auch China und Russland

Von Peter Symonds, 6. September 2017

Die amerikanische UN-Botschafterin Nikki Haley griff im UN-Sicherheitsrat nicht nur Nordkorea wegen seines Atomtests an, sondern sie trat provokativ auch gegen China und Russland auf.

SGP-Kandidaten diskutieren online über sozialistisches Programm gegen Krieg

Von Ulrich Rippert und Christoph Vandreier, 6. September 2017

In der ersten Online-Veranstaltung der SGP in diesem Wahlkampf beantworteten Kandidaten die Fragen der Zuschauer über Krieg, Sozialismus und den Kampf gegen Rechts.

SGP-Wahlkampf in Bochum: Soziale Krise mit Händen zu greifen

Von unserem Reporter, 6. September 2017

Die Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei führt einen engagierten Straßenwahlkampf in Bochum. Bei der Eröffnung des neuen Opel-Großlagers sprachen Mitglieder mit vielen ehemaligen Opelanern.

Wahlkampf in Österreich: Wettlauf um das rechteste Programm

Von Markus Salzmann, 6. September 2017

Sechs Wochen vor der Parlamentswahl in Österreich überbieten sich die Parteien in Flüchtlingshetze und dem Ruf nach innerer Aufrüstung.

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Perspective

The logic of imperialist aggression:
Will US threats against North Korea yield a global catastrophe?

6 September 2017

With each ratcheting up of threats to unleash a nuclear conflagration on North Korea, the question is posed with increasing force: Will Washington go to war to make good on its war rhetoric?

Earlier Perspectives »

Obituary

Cynthia Brust Moore (1944-2017): A steadfast supporter of the Trotskyist movement

By Fred Mazelis, 5 September 2017

Cynthia was the daughter of Bill and Jean Brust, who joined the revolutionary movement in the 1930s and were founding members of the Workers League, predecessor organization of the Socialist Equality Party.

Commentary

The dual citizenship furore in the Australian parliament: What is at stake for the working class?

By the Socialist Equality Party (Australia), 6 September 2017

The citizenship crisis is an attempt to suppress anti-war sentiment and class tensions by promoting nationalism and patriotism.

Macron’s labor decrees in France: A new stage in the international social counter-revolution

By Alex Lantier, 5 September 2017

Australia: Socialist Alternative conference seeks new political trap for rising discontent

By Oscar Grenfell, 5 September 2017

Britain’s pseudo-left promote Labour councils enforcing savage cuts

Washington is preparing for nuclear war in Europe

SGP condemns German government’s ban of linksunten.indymedia.org

Arts

Documenta 14 exhibition in Kassel, Germany: The censorship and defaming of art

By Sybille Fuchs, 6 September 2017

Two works of art dealing with the fate of refugees and exiles have become the focus of fierce attacks on this year’s documenta 14 art exhibition in the city of Kassel.

Sean Penn’s The Last Face and Hollywood’s “August Death March”

By David Walsh, 31 August 2017

Ingrid Goes West and Wind River: Hardly scratching the surface

Google Censorship

Sri Lankan students oppose Google’s censorship of the World Socialist Web Site

By our reporters, 5 September 2017

An open letter to Google: Stop the censorship of the Internet! Stop the political blacklisting of the World Socialist Web Site!

25 August 2017

David North, chairperson of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, has sent the following open letter to Google executives Sundar Pichai, Lawrence Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt.

Sign the petition and share it as widely as possible through email, online forums, and social media.

Watch: Stop online censorship!

More on Google Censorship »

IYSSE

Oppose the militarist high school graduation policy of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel!

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 5 September 2017

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
September 4 – 10: The Kornilov affair

4 September 2017

Confronted with the danger of a full-blooded counterrevolutionary dictatorship and mass repression from General Kornilov, the Soviets are compelled to appeal to the working class to defend the city.

From the archives of the Russian Revolution
On Slogans

By Vladimir Lenin, 2 September 2017

Leaders of the Russian Revolution: Ivar Tenisovich Smilga (1892-1937)
Part one

By Clara Weiss, 31 August 2017

Leaders of the Russian Revolution: Ivar Tenisovich Smilga (1892-1937)
Part two

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

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Workers Struggles

“We don’t know what kind of deal they’ve struck with the breakaway dealerships”
IAM isolates striking Chicago car mechanics, seeks separate agreements

By Jessica Goldstein, 5 September 2017

More on auto workers struggles »

“Whatever happens to us is going to happen to everybody else”
Toronto airport strikers speak out

Sri Lankan university workers defeat union attempts to victimise SEP member

Australia: National Tertiary Education Union attempts to suppress struggle against job cuts at Western Sydney University

Science

Inherited genetic disorder corrected in human embryos

By Benjamin Mateus, 2 September 2017

Mehring Books

New from Mehring Books
Why Study the Russian Revolution?
Volume I: The February Revolution and the Development of Bolshevik Strategy

28 August 2017

One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, the events of 1917, their consequences and their lessons retain a burning contemporary relevance.

Lessons of Hurricane Katrina

31 August 2017

The World Socialist Web Site pamphlet on the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago is critical reading in light of the current catastrophe in Texas.

International Amazon Workers Voice

Single mother in Pittsburgh fired by Amazon for not working forced overtime

By Samuel Davidson, 1 September 2017

The mother of two was fired even after a supervisor told her it was okay not to work overtime at the end of her 4 am to 8 am shift.

Working life at a Pittsburgh Amazon warehouse

Protests against Amazon’s bid to seize land from historic African-American community in Virginia

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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

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

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

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »