Amid threat of US-Russia clash in Syria
NATO warplane buzzes jet carrying Russian defense minister over Baltic Sea

By Barry Grey, 22 June 2017

Any one of the virtually daily NATO-Russian encounters in the air could result in a fire-fight or collision, whether by intention or accident, which could quickly ignite a full-scale war between nuclear powers.

The US escalation in Syria and the threat of world war

US demands “much greater” Chinese pressure on North Korea, or else

By Peter Symonds, 22 June 2017

While continuing to press China over North Korea, the Trump administration is warning that the US will resort to other measures—including military action—if there are no results.

Trump takes another step towards war with North Korea

Democrats lose special House elections in Georgia, South Carolina

By Patrick Martin, 22 June 2017

The Republican Party has now held all four seats where vacancies were created by Trump appointing House members to his cabinet.

Weakened May government sets out plans for hard UK exit from the European Union

By Julie Hyland, 22 June 2017

Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May set out her government’s legislative agenda yesterday in the Queen’s Speech, which was widely acknowledged to be her first and last one.

Grenfell Tower fire victims and survivors treated with contempt by UK authorities

By Robert Stevens, 22 June 2017

The government’s “Grenfell Tower Residents’ Discretionary Fund,” which totals a pitiful £5 million, stands in stark contrast to the £369 million worth of repairs to Buckingham Palace.

UK’s Daily Mail tries to scapegoat resident for Grenfell Tower inferno

UK government deregulation led to Grenfell Tower inferno

Social inequality and the Grenfell Tower inferno

Over 8,000 VW autoworkers launch unlimited strike in Slovakia

By Dietmar Henning, 22 June 2017

The autoworkers are engaged in the first strike since VW began operations in the Eastern European country in 1991.

Notes on police violence
Milwaukee cop found not guilty of August 2016 killing that sparked protests

By Josh Varlin, 22 June 2017

Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown shot Sylville Smith as he was running away, the fatal shot coming when Smith was on the ground and unarmed.

“Mom, please stop screaming because I don’t want you to get shooted”
Video released of Philando Castile’s girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter in patrol car

By our reporter, 22 June 2017

Notes on police violence
Dashcam video of Philando Castile shooting released; Seattle police kill pregnant mother of four

Supreme Court clears Bush officials for illegal detention of Muslims

By Alan Gilman, 22 June 2017

The protracted legal proceeding concerned mass illegal detentions of immigrants in the New York City area, mainly Muslims, after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Australian intelligence agency demands sweeping powers to suppress Chinese “interference”

By James Cogan, 22 June 2017

ASIO asserts that political opposition to Australian and US policy toward China could be the result of “foreign influence.”

South Korean president tries to smooth disagreements with Washington

By Ben McGrath, 22 June 2017

Seoul has suggested reaching out to Pyongyang as the US ramps up pressure on North Korea.

New in Urdu

روسی آرہے ہیں!روسی آرہے ہیں!

12 June 2017

ایف بی آئی کے ڈائریکٹر جیمز کو می جمعرات کے روز جب سینٹ کی انٹیلی جنس کمیٹی کے سامنے پیش ہوا تو امریکی میڈیا میں روس کے خلاف غیظ و غصب میں اضافہ دیوانگی کی حد تک بڑھ گیا ہے۔

New in Turkish

Londra'daki şirket katliamı

Robert Stevens, 22 Haziran 2017

Grenfell yalnızca korkunç bir trajedi değildir. O bir suçtur. Orada yaşamını yitirenler, sanki binada kasten yangın çıkarılmış gibi, kesin bir biçimde öldürülmüşlerdir.

New in Russian

Билл Клинтон и Борис Ельцин: Когда вашингтонский Белый дом определил исход выборов в России

Алан Гилман, 21 июня 2017 г.

Одна сравнительно недавняя кампания по выборам выделяется наглым и неприкрытым образом действий правительства Соединенных Штатов. Направляемое из вашингтонского Белого дома, оно активно вмешалось в ход этих выборов, преследуя цель добиться победы своего кандидата в чужой стране. Объектом данной операции выступала Россия.

New in Spanish

La escalada militar de EE.UU. en Siria y la amenaza de una guerra mundial

Por Bill Van Auken, 22 junio 2017

La gravedad de las tensiones entre Washington y Moscú fue demostrada el martes por el anuncio de Australia de que no volará sus aviones sobre Siria.

Conferencia sobre América Central traza planes de militarización y mayores ataques contra inmigrantes

Por Andrea Lobo, 22 junio 2017

Prácticamente no hubo una discusión sobre las graves condiciones sociales del Triángulo Norte de América Central, con la salvedad de ser mencionadas como un atractivo para inversiones.

New in French

Trump fait encore un pas vers la guerre en Corée du Nord

Par Peter Symonds, 22 juin 2017

En déclarant que la pression exercée par la Chine sur Pyonyang « n’a pas fonctionné », Trump ne se laisse plus d’autre options que de lancer des attaques militaires imprudentes sur la Corée du Nord.

Intensification de la campagne antirusse du New York Times

Par Patrick Martin, 22 juin 2017

Un éditorial publié par le Times dimanche à propos de l’enquête sur l’ingérence présumée de la Russie lors des élections présidentielles américaines de 2016 est un exercice de désinformation pure visant à susciter un soutien pour une guerre contre la Russie.

New in German

Die US-Eskalation in Syrien und die Gefahr eines Weltkriegs

Von Bill Van Auken, 22. Juni 2017

Die Spannungen zwischen Washington und Moskau spitzen sich gefährlich zu. Unterstrichen wurde dies durch die Entscheidung Australiens, den Einsatz seiner Luftstreitkräfte in Syrien auszusetzen.

Trump bereitet Krieg mit Nordkorea vor

Von Peter Symonds, 22. Juni 2017

Trumps Erklärung, China habe nicht genug Druck auf Pjöngjang ausgeübt, lässt ihm kaum eine andere Wahl als einen rücksichtslosen Militärschlag gegen Nordkorea.

Österreich: Sozialdemokraten offen für Koalition mit rechtsextremer FPÖ

Von Markus Salzmann, 22. Juni 2017

Die SPÖ hat wenige Monate vor der Parlamentswahl im Oktober die Weichen für eine Koalition mit der rechtsextremen Freiheitlichen Partei Österreichs gestellt.

Schweiz: Soziale Schere öffnet sich immer weiter

Von Marianne Arens, 22. Juni 2017

Seit der Frankenkrise 2015 sind sowohl die Armut, als auch die Managerlöhne stark gestiegen.

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Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods and the case for public ownership

22 June 2017

The expansion of the Amazon corporate behemoth is an expression of the unprecedented concentration of economic power among a handful of corporations that dominate the world capitalist economy.

Earlier Perspectives »

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

From the archives of the Revolution
Speech on a personal note at an evening session of the First All-Russian Congress of Soviets

By Leon Trotsky, 22 June 2017

This is a contemporary account of a speech delivered by Trotsky in which he addresses the slanders being spread by Miliukov and others that he and Lenin were agents of the German government.

From the archives of the Revolution
Speech on the question of war

By Leon Trotsky, 21 June 2017

This week in the Russian Revolution
June 19-25: Bolshevik antiwar demonstration banned by Congress of Soviets

19 June 2017

From the archives of the Revolution
From the Kronstadt Sailors, Soldiers, and Workers—To the Revolutionary People of Petrograd and All Russia

By Leon Trotsky, 13 June 2017

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »


US hospital visits due to opioid issues top one million a year

By Genevieve Leigh, 21 June 2017

The Democrats’ fraudulent opposition to Trumpcare

By Kate Randall, 21 June 2017

Senate Republican health plan could make deeper cuts to Medicaid than House version

Baberowski acknowledges his right-wing extremist role models

By Peter Schwarz, 21 June 2017

The New York Times steps up its anti-Russia campaign

By Patrick Martin, 20 June 2017

The “People’s Summit:” Sanders wing seeks to give Democratic Party a facelift

By Jerry White, 20 June 2017

People’s Summit attendees discuss Democratic Party, war, socialism

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

On-the-Spot from New Delhi
Lawyer for Maruti Suzuki workers denounces frame-up

By our correspondents, 21 June 2017

On-the-spot report from India
Maruti Suzuki worker condemns court verdict as “pre-determined”

By our correspondents, 16 June 2017

Indian authorities seek to imprison more Maruti Suzuki workers on frame-up charges

By Shannon Jones, 13 June 2017

Sri Lankan students demand release of framed-up Maruti Suzuki workers

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »


Netflix drama strikes a nerve …
A spook comes out of the woodwork to attack Brad Pitt’s War Machine

By David Walsh, 21 June 2017

House of Cards, Season 5 and the “death of the Age of Reason”

By Hiram Lee, 20 June 2017

My Cousin Rachel: Was she innocent or guilty—and what would it signify?

By David Walsh, 17 June 2017

Theater professionals address the Flint water disaster
Public Enemy: Flint, an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play: A remarkable artistic event

By Joanne Laurier, 15 June 2017

Interviews with actors in Public Enemy: Flint

By Joanne Laurier, 15 June 2017

International Amazon Workers Voice

California Amazon worker speaks out:
“Amazon fired me because I complained about age discrimination”

By Evan Blake, 20 June 2017

Amazon’s monopoly swells with $13.7 billion offer to buy Whole Foods

By Evan Blake, 17 June 2017

California Amazon worker speaks out
“They told us to work harder, promised ‘a cookie’ to fastest worker”

By Marc Wells, Toby Reese and Kevin Martinez, 7 June 2017

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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New in Arabic

A Lecture by David North: “Why Study the Russian Revolution"

We are publishing here the Arabic translation of the lecture by WSWS Chairman David North, “Why Study the Russian Revolution?” The lecture, delivered on March 13, 2017, was the first of five lectures presented by the International Committee of the Fourth International to commemorate the Centenary of the Russian Revolution of 1917.


On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl

By Peter Schwarz, 19 June 2017

Featured Comment

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

Joseph Kishore and David North on behalf of the Socialist Equality Party Political Committee, 13 June 2017

The working class cannot remain a bystander in the fight between Trump and the Democrats. Rather, it must develop its struggle against Trump under its own banner and with its own program.

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Socialist Equality Party

Socialist Equality Party stands candidates in German election: Against militarism and war! For socialism!

Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party of Germany), 5 June 2017

Floods in Sri Lanka: Government responsible for another social disaster

the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka), 5 June 2017