Hurricane Irma slams into Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands

By Jerry White, 7 September 2017

Like Houston, the human cost of Irma will be far greater because of the lack of any serious government preparation and the long neglect of physical and social infrastructure.

Miles of devastation along Braes Bayou in Houston
A Hurricane Harvey diary: Part 3

By Charles Abelard, 7 September 2017

Long-term threats to public health follow in Hurricane Harvey’s wake

By Gary Joad, 7 September 2017

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

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

More on Hurricane Harvey »

UN head warns Korean crisis could spiral into world war

By James Cogan, 7 September 2017

Sharp divisions exist between the US, China and Russia over Washington’s demands that the UN impose a total trade embargo on North Korea.

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

Danger of global war over Korea shakes Europe

Yemen’s cholera outbreak surpasses 600,000

By Bill Van Auken, 7 September 2017

The United Nations has described Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, the worst on the planet, as an “entirely man-made catastrophe,” the product of the US-backed Saudi war.

San Diego protests against Trump’s repeal of DACA program

By our reporters, 7 September 2017

Protesters and DACA enrollees spoke to the WSWS about their reaction to Trump’s announcement.

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

Protesters denounce Trump’s repeal of DACA program

The National Football League’s blacklisting of quarterback Colin Kaepernick

By Alan Gilman, 7 September 2017

Last season, while playing for the San Francisco 49ers, Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem in protest against police killings of African Americans in the US.

Burmese military steps up ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims

By John Roberts, 7 September 2017

Aung San Suu Kyi, promoted by the US and its allies as a “democracy icon,” has backed the military’s pogrom at every step.

Macron announces cuts to French social programs

By Francis Dubois, 7 September 2017

In the wake of the decrees against the labor code, the government is launching attacks on unemployment insurance, housing and vocational training.

British soldiers arrested for membership in banned fascist group

By Steve James, 7 September 2017

Four soldiers in the British Army were arrested on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism as members of the outlawed fascist group National Action.

Labour will seek to block Brexit bill

By Julie Hyland, 7 September 2017

As parliament begins its debate today on the second reading of the so-called Great Repeal bill, the Labour Party officially announced it will vote against.

Germany: 60,000 people evacuated as WWII bomb is defused in Frankfurt

By Marianne Arens, 7 September 2017

The largest evacuation in post-war German history led to many lively discussions about war and dictatorship.

US Fed confronts dilemmas over monetary policy

By Nick Beams, 7 September 2017

Despite massive injections of money into global financial markets by the Fed and other central banks, there is no sign of the US and the global economy returning to pre-2008 crisis conditions.

Australian state government and health union shut down pathology strike

By Jason Quill and Oscar Grenfell, 7 September 2017

The Health Services Union welcomed the Victorian Labor government’s application for the federal Fair Work Commission to ban the stoppage.

New in Russian

Эта неделя в русской революции
21 — 27 августа: Керенский пытается организовать контрреволюцию

7 сентября 2017 г.

Поставив генерала Корнилова во главе армии, Керенский резко поворачивает направо. Поддерживаемый меньшевиками и эсерами, он созывает Государственное совещание в Москве для объединения всех контрреволюционных сил России.

New in Spanish

La lógica de la agresión imperialista:
¿Conllevarán las amenazas de EUA contra Corea del Norte a una catástrofe global?

Por Bill Van Auken, 7 septiembre 2017

Con cada nueva oleada de amenazas de una conflagración nuclear contra Corea del Norte, ¿se irá Washington a la guerra para hacer valer su retórica militarista?

Trump revoca DACA, poniendo a 800 000 jóvenes en riesgo de deportación

Por Genevieve Leigh, 7 septiembre 2017

El Gobierno de Trump eliminará gradualmente un programa que ha protegido limitadamente de la deportación a inmigrantes llevados a EUA como niños.

Candidatos denuncian a refugiados y exigen fortalecimiento del Estado en debate electoral alemán

Por Johannes Stern, 7 septiembre 2017

Merkel y Schulz concuerdan en prácticamente todo y piden un asalto contra los inmigrantes, más policías y una política exterior alemana y europea más agresiva.

New in Turkish

Macron’un iş yasası kararnameleri: Uluslararası toplumsal karşı devrimde yeni bir aşama

Alex Lantier, 7 Eylül 2017

İşçi sınıfı, Macron yönetiminde, temel toplumsal ve demokratik haklarını ortadan kaldırmaya adanmış bilinçli ve amansız bir düşman ile karşı karşıyadır.

Almanya seçimleri: Adaylar sığınmacıları suçlayıp devletin güçlendirilmesini talep ediyorlar

Johannes Stern, 7 Eylül 2017

Başbakan Angela Merkel (Hıristiyan Demokrat, CDU) ile Sosyal Demokrat rakibi Martin Schulz arasında Pazar akşamı yapılan abartılı televizyon tartışması, tiksindirici bir gösteriydi.

New in French

Les médias et l’establishment politique passent à autre chose alors que les résidents de Houston retournent dans leur ville dévastée

Par Tom Hall, 7 septembre 2017

Au fur et à mesure que les eaux de crue baissent, la classe dirigeante s’emploie à dissimuler la catastrophe sociale qui ne fait que commencer à se dérouler dans le sud-est du Texas.

«Ce qui nous arrive va aussi arriver aux autres»
Les grévistes de l’aéroport de Toronto prennent la parole

Par nos correspondants, 7 septembre 2017

Sept-cent travailleurs de Swissport à l’aéroport Pearson de Toronto se dressent contre les attaques du patronat qui veut réduire davantage les salaires déjà peu élevés et attaquer les conditions de travail.

New in German

Die Logik imperialistischer Aggression:
Führen die Drohungen der USA gegen Nordkorea zur globalen Katastrophe?

Bill Van Auken, 7. September 2017

Die ständigen Drohungen der US-Regierung gegen Nordkorea wecken weltweit die Befürchtung, dass die USA tatsächlich einen Krieg mit Atomwaffen vom Zaun brechen könnten.

Der Bundestagswahlkampf und die Gefahr eines atomaren Weltkriegs

Johannes Stern, 7. September 2017

Die Medien und etablierten Parteien haben lange versucht, die Frage von Krieg und Militarismus aus dem Wahlkampf herauszuhalten. Nun werden sie von der Realität eingeholt.

Weltkriegsgefahr wegen Korea erschüttert Europa

Alex Lantier, 7. September 2017

Die USA riskieren in Nordkorea die militärische Konfrontation mit Russland und China. Das könnte Europa in einen Atomkrieg hineinziehen.

Die Bedeutung der Online-Wahlveranstaltung der SGP

Ulrich Rippert, 7. September 2017

Die Online-Veranstaltung zum Wahlkampf der Sozialistischen Gleichheitspartei am Dienstag war ein bedeutender Schritt zum Aufbau einer internationalen sozialistischen Bewegung gegen Krieg.

CDU-Sicherheitspapier: Die Sprache der Diktatur

Peter Schwarz, 7. September 2017

Die Innen- und Justizminister von CDU und CSU haben am 1. September eine Erklärung zur Inneren Sicherheit verabschiedet, die sich wie eine Blaupause für eine Diktatur liest.

Diese Woche in der Russischen Revolution
4.–10. September: Die Kornilow-Affäre

7. September 2017

Angesichts der drohenden Diktatur und Konterrevolution in der Person des Generals Kornilow rufen die Sowjetführer die Arbeiterklasse gezwungenermaßen zur Verteidigung Petrograds auf.

New in Arabic

أجهزة غوغل تسعى لمنع الوصول إلى الموقع العالمي الاشتراكي

٢٧ تموز يوليو ٢٠١٧

إن تفحص تدفق البيانات على الشبكة يظهر بوضوح أن عملاق الإنترنت غوغل يتلاعب بنتائج البحث بهدف منع الوصول إلى صفحة موقع الاشتراكية العالمي.

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Perspective

Unite all workers against the attack on immigrants! For a socialist policy of open borders!

7 September 2017

The decision of the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program marks a new stage in the attack on immigrant workers in the United States and internationally.

Earlier Perspectives »

Commentary

Mélenchon sets nationalist trap for opposition to austerity in France

By Anthony Torres, 7 September 2017

Mélenchon is proposing a populist and nationalist movement, compatible with a strategy of entry into the Macron government that he claims to oppose.

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

Child deaths at Gorakhpur hospital highlight grim reality behind “rising India” hype

By K. Ratnayake, 7 September 2017

While India’s capitalist elite has amassed unprecedented wealth, successive Congress and BJP governments have gutted the public health system.

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

Trump and DeVos deepen the assault on public higher education

By Nancy Hanover, 6 September 2017

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

Arts

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

By Sybille Fuchs, 6 September 2017

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 »

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.

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

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

By Tony Robson, 6 September 2017

“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

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 »