Amid high tensions, UN votes for harsh sanctions on North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 7 August 2017

The US-sponsored sanctions, which will hit North Korea hard, will compound the tense confrontation on the Korean Peninsula that threatens to descend into war.

Suicide rate among US teenage girls hit all-time high in 2015

By Kate Randall, 7 August 2017

A new CDC analysis shows that between 2007 and 2015 the suicide rate among girls aged 15-19 doubled, while it tripled for girls aged 12-14.

Venezuelan military claims suppression of attempted coup

By Bill Van Auken, 7 August 2017

The reported crushing of a rebellion by some two dozen armed men came a day after Venezuela’s new national constituent assembly fired the country’s attorney general.

Fire in Chinese workers’ dormitory kills 22

By Robert Campion, 7 August 2017

Houses and dormitories provided by employers are typically fire traps with cramped conditions and lacking fire exits or fire extinguishers.

Mélenchon and Socialist Party launch symbolic legal challenge to French labor law reform

By Anthony Torres, 7 August 2017

The Socialist Party has no intention of stopping an anti-worker employment reform that it proposed and largely pushed through under former French President François Hollande.

British Army targets working-class schoolchildren for recruitment

By Alice Summers, 7 August 2017

The British military’s “This is belonging” campaign targets young people from economically deprived areas.

The UK’s rich get richer, while the poor get evicted

By Barry Mason, 7 August 2017

Following the global financial crash, the top one percent of income earners, those earning £275,000 or more a year, is again racing away from the remainder of the population.

Second fire at Dubai skyscraper underscores safety failures at Grenfell Tower

Former Grenfell Tower residents left without permanent accommodation

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

Steelworkers in Sheffield, UK strike after decade without a pay rise

By Danny Richardson, 7 August 2017

The strike at Rom Ltd is an expression of broader oppositional sentiments throughout the working class.

Canada opens Montreal’s Olympic Stadium to Haitian refugees fleeing US

By Genevieve Leigh, 7 August 2017

As fears of deportation escalate, thousands of Haitians have fled to Canada seeking asylum, overwhelming the country’s immigration system.

West Virginia governor switches from Democrats to Republicans

By Naomi Spencer, 7 August 2017

The shift by billionaire coal boss Jim Justice demonstrates how little actually separates the two corporate-controlled parties.

Hundreds protest Trump appearance in Huntington, West Virginia

By Naomi Spencer, 7 August 2017

The WSWS spoke to protesters outside a campaign-style rally addressed by President Donald Trump last week.

“We work harder for pennies”
Striking Chicago-area mechanics denounce auto dealerships’ contract offer

By Jessica Goldstein, 7 August 2017

Striking mechanics told the WSWS that after years of concessions they are determined to obtain a real wage increase and better contract terms.

New Zealand rail union seeks to renew pay deal with private operator

By our correspondents, 7 August 2017

The RMTU is collaborating with multinational private operator Transdev to impose a new agreement which will continue to attack workers’ conditions.

New in Turkish

15 Temmuz darbe girişiminden suçlanan subayların toplu yargılanması başladı

Halil Çelik, 7 Ağustos 2017

1 Ağustos Salı günü, Ankara’daki 4. Ağır Ceza Mahkemesi, geçtiğimiz yılki 15 Temmuz darbe girişimine karışmakla suçlanan 486 sanığın duruşmasına başladı.

Sol Parti önderi Almanya’nın büyük güç çıkarlarını destekliyor

Johannes Stern, 7 Ağustos 2017

Siyasi partilerin sınıf karakteri, en açık şekilde dış politika alanında açığa vurulur. Bu açıdan, Sosyalist Eşitlik Partisi (SGP) ile Sol Parti arasındaki siyasi uçurum daha büyük olamazdı.

Arjantin’deki Solun ve İşçilerin Cephesi (FIT): “Kundaktaki Podemos”

Andrea Lobo, 7 Ağustos 2017

PO ve PTS, Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in tarihi ile yüzleşmek FIT’in siyasi iflasını teşhir edeceği için, bu konuların tartışılmasını istememektedir.

New in Spanish

Los demócratas ofrecen un “compromiso” proempresarial en salud

Por Kate Randall, 7 agosto 2017

La respuesta del Partido Demócrata al fracaso de Trump fue ofrecerle sus servicios en la implementación de lo que exigen las grandes aseguradoras para “reparar” Obamacare a fin de reducir más los costos de la salud y engordar sus ganancias.

La política antisocialista de los Socialistas Democráticos de América

Por Tom Hall, 7 agosto 2017

Pese a la retórica de “izquierda” en su convención nacional, los Socialistas Democráticos de América (DSA) son una organización procapitalista, de tradición anticomunista y vigorosamente opuesta a la independencia política de la clase obrera.

Trump anuncia plan para reducir la inmigración legal a la mitad

Por nuestro reportero, 7 agosto 2017

Defendiendo el cambio en una conferencia de prensa el ayudante fascista de Trump Stephen Miller denunció a CNN en finamente velado lenguaje antisemita por tener un “sesgo cosmopolita”.

Google bloqueó todos y cada uno de los 45 principales términos de búsqueda del WSWS

Por Andre Damon, 7 agosto 2017

Google ha puesto al World Socialist Web Site en una lista negra de los 45 términos de búsqueda más populares que antes le traían visitantes, según una nueva revisión de los datos.

New in German

Russland-Sanktionen der USA verschärfen Konflikt mit Europa

Peter Schwarz, 7. August 2017

Vor allem in Deutschland werden die vom US-Kongress mit großer Mehrheit beschlossenen Sanktionen als Handelskriegsmaßnahme gegen Europa interpretiert.

Italienische Kriegsschiffe in libyschen Hoheitsgewässern

Alex Lantier, 7. August 2017

Diese Mission verdeutlicht die wachsende Gefahr einer erneuten imperialistischen Intervention in Libyen.

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei diskutiert ihr Wahlprogramm in Berlin- Wedding

unseren Reportern, 7. August 2017

Am Samstag sprachen Kandidaten der SGP am Leopoldplatz in Berlin-Wedding mit Anwohnern über die Gefahr eines Weltkriegs, die rechte Kampagne der SPD und die Perspektiven der SGP.

Apple und Amazon unterstützen Internetzensur der chinesischen Regierung

Josh Varlin, 7. August 2017

Die chinesische Regierung geht gegen Virtual Private Networks (VPN) vor, mit denen Internetnutzer die staatliche Zensur umgehen können.

New in French

Trump fait appel à la droite fasciste

Par Patrick Martin, 7 août 2017

Ce qui s’est déroulé ces deux semaines dernières revêt une stratégie politique calculée visant à mobiliser un mouvement d’extrême droite en dehors tant du Parti démocrate que le Parti républicain.

Mélenchon, le PS, et le PCF déposent un recours contre la réforme par ordonnances de la loi travail

Par Anthony Torres, 7 août 2017

Le PS n'a aucunement l'intention de stopper une loi qu'il a lui-même fait passer, et qui prolonge la politique qu'il a menée sous Hollande.

Des dizaines de milliers de Français privés d’aide au logement

Par Kumaran Ira, 7 août 2017

La baisse de 5 euros des aides au logement pour tous les allocataires va en réalité priver environ 50,000 bénéficiaires de toute allocation à la rentrée.

Le procureur général va sévir contre les sources de fuites et menace les journalistes

Par Barry Grey, 7 août 2017

Le conflit entre Trump avec la presse fait partie de l’intense guerre factionnelle au sein de l’élite dirigeante et de l’Etat axée sur les différends autour de la politique étrangère impérialiste

Le SPD attise la xénophobie durant la campagne électorale allemande

Par Ulrich Rippert, 7 août 2017

Le ministre social-démocrate de l’Intérieur de Basse-Saxe, Boris Pistorius, réclame une limitation de l’accueil des demandeurs d’asile par la mise en place de centres de rétention – des camps de concentration – en Libye.

Other Languages

Perspective

UAW debacle at Mississippi Nissan plant

7 August 2017

Workers have drawn conclusions about the UAW after decades in which it has focused all of its efforts on suppressing the class struggle and partnering with the auto companies to destroy jobs and living standards.

Earlier Perspectives »

Google Censorship

Google blocked every one of the WSWS’s 45 top search terms

By Andre Damon, 4 August 2017

Google has blacklisted the World Socialist Web Site from the 45 most popular search terms that previously brought people to it, according to a new review of data.

Watch: Join the fight against online censorship!

Share this video widely! Like and Follow the WSWS on Facebook!

Google’s new search protocol is restricting access to 13 leading socialist, progressive and anti-war web sites

RT interviews Andre Damon: Google becoming “censorship engine”

More on Google Censorship »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
August 7-13: Mezhraiontsy unite with the Bolsheviks

7 August 2017

At the Sixth Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party, convened by the Bolsheviks, the 4,000 strong Interdistrict Group (Mezhraiontsy), led by Trotsky and Lunacharsky, merges with the 240,000-strong Bolshevik Party, led by Lenin.

From the archives of the Russian Revolution
Letter to the Provisional Government

By Leon Trotsky, 31 July 2017

This is a new translation of an open letter Trotsky addressed to the Provisional Government on the arrest of Bolshevik leaders, which took place during the crackdown that followed the July Days.

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

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party of Germany presents its posters for September federal election

By our reporters, 7 August 2017

“We have focused on the central question facing workers in Germany and around the world: the growing danger of war,” said Ulrich Rippert, chairman of the Socialist Equality Party.

Public meeting in Chennai, India: Oppose the US-led imperialist war drive!

7 August 2017

The Modi government has effectively transformed India into a “frontline” state in the US-led military war drive against China.

Arts

Barbet Schroeder’s Amnesia: The trauma of German history

By Joanne Laurier, 7 August 2017

Set in the early 1990s, Amnesia is an exploration of German historical memory and the impact of the legacy of Nazism on sections of the middle class after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Atomic Blonde: The last days of the Cold War

By Kevin Martinez, 5 August 2017

The suicide of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington (1976-2017)

Commentary

Québec Solidaire prepares merger with right-wing nationalists

By Richard Dufour, 7 August 2017

Québec Solidaire is seeking to merge with Option Nationale, a split-off from the big-business PQ that has long criticized QS for placing “too much emphasis” on social issues.

Watch: Top UAW negotiator took over $1 million in bribes from Fiat Chrysler

Share this video widely! Like and Follow the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter on Facebook!

Democrats offer pro-corporate health care “compromise”

By Kate Randall, 5 August 2017

A letter from a reader on social conditions and the Fiat workers’ strike in Serbia

5 August 2017

SPD whips up xenophobia in German federal election

By Ulrich Rippert, 5 August 2017

Trump makes an appeal to the fascistic right

The abandonment of the CIA’s Syrian “rebels” and the pseudo-left accomplices of US imperialism

The anti-socialist politics of the Democratic Socialists of America

Workers Struggles

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

5 August 2017

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

CSX railroad workers denounce Wall Street plundering

By Jeff Lusanne, 4 August 2017

Railroad workers at CSX face the dictates of Wall Street

International Amazon Workers Voice

“It’s like we are going back to the early 1900s before workers had any rights”
Amazon job applicants speak on social crisis in US

By Isaac Finn, 4 August 2017

Amazon Jobs Day: A Tale of Two Americas

Amazon CEO Bezos makes $1.4 billion Thursday morning, briefly becoming world’s richest person

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?

Share this video widely! Like and Follow the International Amazon Workers Voice on Facebook

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

Five years since company-provoked incident used to frame up Maruti Suzuki workers

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

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »

History

Fifty years since the Detroit rebellion
Part one: An uprising of the oppressed

By Barry Grey, 21 July 2017

The WSWS is posting a three-part series originally published in July of 1987 under the title “Twenty years since the Detroit rebellion.”

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.