Wall Street demands Puerto Rico pay up

By Rafael Azul, 5 October 2017

Budget Director Mulvaney: “Puerto Rico’s going to have to figure out how to fix the errors that it has made for the last generation on its own finances.”

Trump’s photo-op in Puerto Rico

Trump to Puerto Rico: Your lives don’t matter

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Trump administration crisis worsens amid war drive against North Korea

By Peter Symonds, 5 October 2017

Notwithstanding concerted efforts to downplay any breach, Tillerson has been publicly at odds with Trump—most sharply over the US confrontation with North Korea.

Spanish government sends troops to Catalonia

By Paul Mitchell, 5 October 2017

The Ministry of Defense has dispatched army units to support the Civil Guard and national police in a possible further crackdown on the Catalonian population.

Defenders of imperialist “human rights” hail Spanish government’s crackdown in Catalonia

Spanish king demands new crackdown in Catalonia

Oppose the state crackdown on the Catalan independence referendum!
For working class unity! No to separatism in Spain!

Germany’s Network Enforcement Act: Legal framework for censorship of the Internet

By Katerina Selin, 5 October 2017

The assumption behind the law, which took effect October 1, is that companies will delete controversial posts rather than risk severe financial penalties.

Germany’s Social Democratic president calls for tougher refugee policy and adaptation to AfD

By Christoph Vandreier, 5 October 2017

In his speech on German Unity Day, the president advocated an understanding with the ultra-right AfD, a tougher refugee policy and “German patriotism.”

German Left Party’s Lafontaine launches AfD-style tirade against refugees

German Green Party opts for coalition with conservative and neo-liberal parties

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UK: Corbyn ally John McDonnell declares Labour’s mission is to “stabilise capitalism”

By Robert Stevens, 5 October 2017

Despite the “socialist” rhetoric they may spout, the pseudo-left and Stalinist groups are all in fundamental agreement with McDonnell—the job at hand is to defend capitalism.

The Labour Party’s Annual Conference 2017
Corbyn prepares for government: At what price?

As CAMI strike continues, Unifor sheds crocodile tears for Mexican workers

By Carl Bronski, 5 October 2017

Dias does not explain how his supposed concern for the plight of Mexican workers squares with the union’s demand that GM lay off workers in Mexico before any workers at CAMI.

Unifor, the WSWS Autoworker Newsletter and the politics of the CAMI strike

Unifor president at CAMI picket line: A declaration of bankruptcy

More on auto workers struggles »

Australian Greens demand disqualification of all “foreign” MPs

By Mike Head, 5 October 2017

The Greens insist that the ban should be applied even if parliamentarians unknowingly acquired foreign citizenship entitlements from their grandparents.

Toyota ends car production in Australia

By Will Marshall, 5 October 2017

Having imposed waves of sackings and cuts to conditions, the trade unions are enforcing the “orderly closure” of the Australian car industry.

New in Norwegian

Hvorfor tjener ytre høyre på kapitalismens krise?

Barry Grey, 5. October 2017

Langt fra et unntak er valgtriumfen til det nyfascistiske partiet i Tyskland heller del av en trend som avtegnes over hele Europa og internasjonalt.

New in Turkish

Las Vegas Katliamı’nın sosyal patolojisi

Patrick Martin, 5 Ekim 2017

Pazar gecesi Mandalay Bay otelinin dışında yaşananlar, Amerikan toplumundaki derin hastalığın bir dışavurumuydu.

Irak ordusunu seferber ederken, Washington Kürdistan referandumunu kınıyor

Halil Celik, 5 Ekim 2017

Kürtlerin ayrılmasına büyük bir destekle sonuçlanan oylama, Türkiye ile Irak’ın KBY yetkililerini açıkça askeri şiddetle tehdit etmesiyle birlikte, Ortadoğu genelinde gerilimleri arttırmış durumda.

AB, Katalonya’daki baskıyı arttırma konusunda İspanya’ya açık çek verdi

Alejandro López ve Alex Lantier, 5 Ekim 2017

Kritik sorun, tüm İspanya ve Avrupa işçi sınıfının faşizmin yeniden güçlendirilmesine ve polis-ordu yönetimine dönüşe karşı mücadelede siyasi seferberliğidir.

New York Times, WSWS’nin Google’a yönelik suçlamalarını haber yaptı

Andre Damon, 5 Ekim 2017

NYT’de, Bay Wakabayashi’nin makalesi, Google’ın solcu sitelere yönelik şirket sansürüne ilişkin ABD düzen medyasındaki ilk kayda değer haberdir.

New in Spanish

La patología social de la masacre en Las Vegas

Por Patrick Martin, 5 octubre 2017

El peor tiroteo masivo en la historia de EUA ha dejado a 59 personas muertas y al menos 527 heridas.

Los defensores de los “derechos humanos” aplauden represión del Gobierno español en Cataluña

Por Chris Marsden, 5 octubre 2017

Estados Unidos y la Unión Europea defienden al Gobierno español mientras éste envía policías para vapulear salvajemente y arrestar a cualquiera que se atreviera ejercitar su derecho fundamental al voto.

La UE entrega a España un cheque en blanco para redoblar la represión policial en Cataluña

Por Alex Lantier y Alejandro López, 5 octubre 2017

Tras la represión masiva del domingo en Cataluña, la Comisión Europea emitió una declaración respaldando formalmente el manejo por parte de Madrid de la crisis independentista catalana.

El rey de España exige más represión en Cataluña

Por Alex Lantier, 5 octubre 2017

Tal intervención abierta del rey en los asuntos públicos del país no tiene un precedente desde el intento de golpe militar de 1981.

Washington condena el referendo kurdo mientras Irak moviliza su ejército

Por Halil Celik, 5 octubre 2017

Washington ha impulsado por mucho tiempo al Gobierno regional kurdo, pero percibe su afán independista como un obstáculo para sus propios planes de escalar la confrontación estratégico militar con Irán.

La sesión de fotos de Trump en Puerto Rico

Por Rafael Azul, 5 octubre 2017

Trump, quien propone el mayor recorte fiscal para las corporaciones y los ricos en la historia, se quejó de que los esfuerzos de auxilio están costando demasiado.

Trump visita Puerto Rico cuando crece la ira por la precaria respuesta del gobierno

Por Rafael Azul, 5 octubre 2017

En contraste enorme con la indiferencia de la administración Trump, a través de los Estados Unidos la gente se ofrece voluntariamente para ayudar a los residentes de la devastada isla.

Australia: La conferencia de Alternativa Socialista busca nueva trampa política para el creciente descontento

Por Oscar Grenfell, 5 octubre 2017

La organización pseudo-izquierdista señaló que profundizará su colaboración con el Partido Laborista y los sindicatos en medio de una crisis de todo el establishment político.

El Servicio de Inmigración y Aduanas arrestan a casi 500 inmigrantes en redadas en “ciudades refugio” por EE.UU.

Por Evan Blake, 5 octubre 2017

La campaña de detenciones tiene como objetivo cultivar sentimientos autoritarios dentro de la base ultraderechista de Trump, así como envalentonar a elementos fascistas dentro del ICE.

El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de los Estados Unidos rastreará las cuentas de todos los inmigrantes en las redes sociales

Por Jake Dean, 5 octubre 2017

La operación del DHS cubrirá a todos los inmigrantes, incluyendo a los titulares de la tarjeta verde y a los ciudadanos naturalizados.

New in French

Les défenseurs impérialistes des «droits de l'homme» approuvent la répression du gouvernement espagnol en Catalogne

Par Chris Marsden, 5 octobre 2017

Les États-Unis et l'UE se sont portés à la défense du gouvernement espagnol qui a envoyé la police pour battre sauvagement et arrêter toute personne osant exercer son droit fondamental de vote.

Des centaines de milliers de personnes manifestent contre la répression de Madrid en Catalogne

Par Alejandro López, 5 octobre 2017

Des manifestations ont eu lieu à travers la Catalogne et ont accompagnées d’un «arrêt de travail national» appuyé par des groupes commerciaux catalans, les partis séparatistes et les syndicats.

Selon Libération, la police française collabore avec un ex-tueur des GAL

Par Francis Dubois, 5 octobre 2017

Libération montre la collusion entre la police anti-drogue et un ex-recruteur des escadrons de la mort anti-ETA dirigés par Madrid et actifs dans le trafic de drogue.

Lafontaine du Parti de gauche allemand lance une diatribe digne de l’AfD contre les réfugiés

Par Johannes Stern, 5 octobre 2017

Le Parti de gauche utilise le succès électoral de l'AfD pour justifier l'adoption de son programme xénophobe.

New in Russian

New York Times публикует статью о выдвинутых Мировым Социалистическим Веб Сайтом обвинениях против компании Google в цензуре и составлении «черных списков»

Андре Деймон, 4 октября 2017 г.

Статья Times является первой подробной публикацией в СМИ американского истеблишмента о манипуляциях компанией Google поиском в Интернете для блокирования доступа к левым сайтам.

Сочинения Троцкого 1917 года
На чистую воду!

Лев Троцкий, 4 октября 2017 г.

В этой статье Троцкий показывает политическую механику корниловского мятежа, в которой Керенский выступал не только соучастником, но, в значительной мере, также и вдохновителем контрреволюционного заговора.

New in German

Die Soziopathologie des Massakers von Las Vegas

Von Patrick Martin, 4. Oktober 2017

Das Massaker mit 59 Toten und mindestens 527 Verletzten war das Schlimmste in der Geschichte der USA.

EU unterstützt Spaniens harten Polizeieinsatz in Katalonien

Von Alex Lantier und Alejandro López, 4. Oktober 2017

Nach der massiven Unterdrückung in Katalonien am Sonntag erklärt die Europäische Union offiziell, dass sie das Vorgehen Madrids in der katalanischen Unabhängigkeitskrise billigt.

Steinmeier fordert Verschärfung der Flüchtlingspolitik und Annäherung an die AfD

Von Christoph Vandreier, 4. Oktober 2017

Der Bundespräsident warb in seiner Rede zum Tag der deutschen Einheit für eine Verständigung mit der AfD, eine Verschärfung der Flüchtlingspolitik und einen „deutschen Patriotismus“.

Lafontaine hetzt in AfD-Manier gegen Flüchtlinge

Von Johannes Stern, 4. Oktober 2017

Die Linkspartei benutzt den Wahlerfolg der rechtsextremen AfD, um deren ausländerfeindliches Programm zu übernehmen.

Verfahren gegen HRE-Vorstand Funke eingestellt
Verantwortliche für Bankenkrise bleiben ungeschoren

Von Ute Reissner, 4. Oktober 2017

Jahrelang hat die Münchner Justiz die Ermittlungen gegen den Vorstand der Immobilienbank Hypo Real Estate hingezogen und die Klage verschleppt. Nun wurde das Verfahren gänzlich eingestellt.

Bei Air Berlin werden mindestens 1600 Arbeitsplätze zerstört

Von Ludwig Weller, 4. Oktober 2017

Bei der Zerlegung der insolventen Air Berlin stehen die Beschäftigten einem Komplott der Fluggesellschaften, der Bundesregierung und der Gewerkschaften gegenüber.

Diese Woche in der Russischen Revolution
2.–8. Oktober: Trotzki zum Vorsitzenden des Petrograder Sowjets gewählt

4. Oktober 2017

Die wachsende Stärke der Bolschewiki zeigt sich an der Tatsache, dass Leo Trotzki als Vorsitzender des Petrograder Sowjets jetzt den wichtigsten Posten im revolutionären Russland bekleidet. Die gewaltige Verschiebung zugunsten der Bolschewiki fällt indessen mit einer scharfen Krise in der Parteiführung zusammen.

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Perspective

After Madrid’s violent crackdown:
An independent class strategy for the Spanish and Catalan working class!

5 October 2017

A struggle to rally workers and youth to an internationalist orientation can only be waged in uncompromising opposition to the violence unleashed by the Madrid government.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

The ICFI is continuing its commemoration of the centenary of the 1917 October Revolution with a second series of four weekly online lectures, beginning on October 14 and concluding on November 4. Barry Grey, US national editor of the World Socialist Web Site, will give the first lecture, “Lenin’s The State and Revolution” The lecture will be streamed on YouTube on Saturday, October 14 at 5:00 pm Eastern (US). Three weekly lectures will follow.

Leaders of the Russian Revolution
Leon Trotsky on Yakov Sverdlov (March 1925)

By Leon Trotsky, 5 October 2017

As part of the commemoration of the centenary of the October Revolution in 1917, we are publishing here a portrait written by Leon Trotsky of Yakov Sverdlov, the chief organizer of the Bolshevik Party in 1917 and first president of the Soviet Republic.

This week in the Russian Revolution
October 2 - 8: Trotsky elected chairman of the Petrograd Soviet

2 October 2017

David North delivers address on Russian Revolution to large audience at Northern Virginia Community College

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

The Las Vegas Massacre

The social pathology of the Las Vegas Massacre

By Patrick Martin, 3 October 2017

The Las Vegas massacre the day after

Arts Review

On the loss of Tom Petty

By Hiram Lee, 5 October 2017

Tom Petty died suddenly October 2 at the age of 66. He was a genuine and unpretentious songwriter and performer.

Toronto International Film Festival: Part 5
African American playwright Lorraine Hansberry, a revolution betrayed in Portugal and other matters

By Joanne Laurier, 4 October 2017

Google Censorship

The New York Times reports World Socialist Web Site charge of Google censorship and blacklisting

By Andre Damon, 2 October 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

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

Watch: Stop online censorship!

Indian workers and students in Chennai support campaign against Google censorship

The new McCarthyism and the suppression of political dissent

Socialist Equality Party/International Youth and Students for Social Equality (UK) public meetings
Stop Internet Censorship! Stop Google’s political blacklisting of the World Socialist Web Site

More on Google Censorship »

Socialist Equality Party

SEP Australia verifies “registered party” status once again

By our reporters, 5 October 2017

The electoral registration of the SEP is an expression of the base of political support that exists for the internationalist and socialist perspective of the ICFI.

Socialist Equality Group holds public meeting following New Zealand election

By our reporters, 5 October 2017

The meeting discussed the socialist and internationalist program necessary to mobilise workers against the preparations for war and the anti-Chinese campaign initiated in the lead up to the election.

New Zealand workers and youth discuss the growing danger of global war

By our reporters, 5 October 2017

Commentary

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey flooding
“Chemical coast” residents to be tested for toxic exposures in Houston, Texas

By Gary Joad, 4 October 2017

Director of British rights group Cage convicted for refusing to reveal mobile phone and laptop pass codes

By Steve James, 4 October 2017

Race, class and the protests against police violence in St. Louis, Missouri

Trump’s tax plan: The wish list of the American oligarchy

Science

Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded for discoveries on the circadian rhythm

By Benjamin Mateus, 4 October 2017

FDA recommends approval of new leukemia treatment

International Amazon Workers Voice

Is $12 an hour a fair wage for Amazon workers?

By Samuel Davidson, 4 October 2017

Workers denounce Amazon for speed-ups after two die on the job

By Christopher Davion, 2 October 2017

Price gouging at Amazon and the case for public ownership

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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“Dad, mom, the police are here”
ICE rounds up farmworkers applying for work in Michigan

ICE arrests nearly 500 immigrants in raids on “sanctuary cities” across US

More on US immigration »

IYSSE

International Youth and Students for Social Equality wins club status at New York University

By the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, 3 October 2017

History

The contradictions of Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s The Vietnam War

By Patrick Martin, 2 October 2017

The Grenfell Tower Fire

Grenfell Fire Forum: Wide-ranging discussion and resolution passed opposing Google censorship

By Paul Mitchell, 3 October 2017

Grenfell Tower fire eyewitnesses: “It’s because of our class—we are the lowest socioeconomic class on the food chain”

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry and the case for socialism

More on the Grenfell Tower fire »

Book Review

The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills
The “disease” of social inequality sends thousands to a premature death

By Benjamin Mateus and George Marlowe, 25 September 2017

A new book by Chicago doctor David Ansell reveals the profound ways in which social inequality in the US creates “death gaps” and disparities in life expectancies.

Hillary Clinton’s What Happened: A conspiracy theory of the 2016 election

By Andre Damon, 20 September 2017

Hillary Clinton’s memoir, released September 13, represents the Democratic Party’s semi-official narrative of its electoral defeat in 2016.

Why is Amazon deleting negative reviews of Hillary Clinton’s new book?

Maruti Suzuki

Legal appeals of framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers expose travesty of justice

By Saman Gunadasa, 23 September 2017

Sri Lankan free trade workers express solidarity with framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers in India

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 »

Mehring Books

New pamphlet: Fifty Years since the Detroit Rebellion

18 September 2017

This new pamphlet from Mehring Books examines the historical background and social roots of the events of the summer of 1967 and the outcome of the biggest and most violent urban uprising in US history.

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.