Unanimous Supreme Court reinstates anti-Muslim travel ban

By Tom Carter, 27 June 2017

Donald Trump’s presidential decree attacking Muslims, which was drafted by his fascistic advisers Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller, will be allowed to go into effect.

Trump administration withdraws Obama order protecting immigrant parents of US children

Trump administration’s immigration raids target persecuted Iraqi nationals

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Congressional Budget Office report: Senate bill will strip 22 million of health insurance

By Barry Grey, 27 June 2017

The central feature of the Senate Republicans’ “Better Care Reconciliation Act” is a devastating cut in funding for Medicaid, the government health care program for the poor.

Health care and the fight for socialism

Sanders promotes Democratic Party at rallies opposing Republican attack on health care

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Over 150 people die in oil tanker explosion in Pakistan

By Wasantha Rupasinghe, 27 June 2017

In an exercise in political damage control, the prime minister expressed his “sympathy” for the victims and announced compensation for the families of the dead and injured.

London’s Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council: A residents’ association for the rich

By Jean Shaoul, 27 June 2017

The Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation, despite being nominally a tenants’ organisation, has served the Conservative council’s broader objectives.

UK: Camden residents speak of ill treatment during tower block evacuation

On-the-spot report from London:
Residents in Camden speak about Grenfell fire and their evacuation due to fire risk

By our reporters, 27 June 2017

World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to residents evacuated from tower blocks on the Chalcots Estate in London by Labour Party-run Camden council over the weekend.

Flammable cladding rife in Australian construction industry

By Paul Bartizan and Richard Phillips, 27 June 2017

The dangers of aluminium composite panels were known to building authorities and relevant government ministers long before the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Hundreds of thousands in UK face same fire risk as Grenfell Tower victims

US, UAE operate network of torture chambers in Yemen

By Niles Niemuth, 27 June 2017

The brutal torture regime began during the Obama administration and continues under President Donald Trump.

Concentration of poverty in New York City neighborhoods on the rise

By Philip Guelpa, 27 June 2017

Both the absolute rate of poverty and the degree to which the poor are segregated into effective ghettos have increased since the 2008 crash.

German parliament agrees to massive expansion of digital surveillance

By Sven Heymann, 27 June 2017

The state will be given the power to deploy “trojans,” computer code that can bypass a user’s security and implement remote online searches of a person’s devices.

German SPD conference: Schulz attacks Merkel from the right

Bank for International Settlements warns on low interest rate regime

By Nick Beams, 27 June 2017

While noting an upturn in the global economy, the BIS said sentiment had swung more than facts and a series of “tensions” and “paradoxes” remained.

Australian construction union’s bogus campaign against industrial laws

By Oscar Grenfell, 27 June 2017

The CFMEU’s chief aim is to maintain its own privileged seat at the negotiating table and divert mounting anger among construction workers into electoral support for the Labor Party.

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Le Moyen-Orient au bord d’une guerre plus large

Par Peter Symonds, 27 juin 2017

L’ultimatum de plusieurs pays dirigés par l’Arabie saoudite lancé au Qatar contient des demandes délibérément conçues pour être rejetées, fournissant ainsi le prétexte pour des sanctions encore plus sévères et des actions militaires.

New in German

Naher Osten am Rande eines umfassenden Kriegs

Peter Symonds, 27. Juni 2017

Saudi-Arabien hat Katar in seinem Ultimatum bewusst unannehmbare Forderungen gestellt, um einen Vorwand für härtere Sanktionen und militärische Maßnahmen zu schaffen.

Bundestag beschließt Diskriminierung von Parteien

Justus Leicht, 27. Juni 2017

Der Bundestag hat eine Verfassungsänderung beschlossen, nach der legale Parteien wegen „Verfassungsfeindlichkeit“ von der staatlichen Parteienfinanzierung ausgeschlossen werden können.

Streiks bei Online-Modehändler Zalando

Andy Niklaus, 27. Juni 2017

Wie bei Amazon wehren sich die Zalando-Beschäftigten gegen Billiglöhne und Sklavenbedingungen, aber Verdi hält die Belegschaften getrennt und lehnt einen gemeinsamen Kampf ab.

Das Erbe, das wir verteidigen – Vorwort zur türkischen Ausgabe

David North, 27. Juni 2017

In Kürze erscheint bei Mehring Yayıncılık, dem Verlag der Toplumsal Esitlik (Sozialistische Gleichheitsgruppe), David Norths Polemik zur Geschichte der trotzkistischen Bewegung in türkischer Sprache. Die englische Originalausgabe von The Heritage We Defend erschien erstmals 1988, eine deutsche Übersetzung folgte unmittelbar darauf unter dem Titel Das Erbe, das wir verteidigen. Wir veröffentlichen an dieser Stelle das von David North verfasste Vorwort zur türkischen Ausgabe. Toplumsal Esitlik steht in politischer Solidarität mit dem Internationalen Komitee der Vierten Internationale.

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Las lecciones políticas de las elecciones en Francia

Por Alex Lantier, 26 junio 2017

La elección de Emmanuel Macron es el resultado de la política reaccionaria de las organizaciones que se denominan de izquierda y que rompieron con el trotskismo.

Tapadera de la CIA descubierta en Brasil, pero todavía segura en el New York Times

Por Bill Van Auken, 26 junio 2017

Cualquiera que sea la razón de la exposición pública del hombre superior de la CIA en Brasil, hubo un lugar en el que su secreto permaneció a salvo: las páginas del Times.

Trump frena los viajes y el comercio entre Estados Unidos y Cuba

Por Alexander Fangmann, 26 junio 2017

Las capas más voraces del imperialismo americano están convencidas de que, sin el apoyo de Venezuela, la economía cubana se derrumbará, permitiendo a las corporaciones norteamericanas reafirmar su dominio sobre la isla.

Abstención récord opaca la victoria de Macron en las elecciones legislativas francesas

Por Alex Lantier, 26 junio 2017

El Partido Socialista, que venía dominando lo que se considera "izquierda" desde su fundación en 1971, sufrió un colapso histórico.

Informe sobre el terreno de la India:
Obrero de Maruti Suzuki repudia veredicto “predeterminado”

Por Equipo de Redacción, 26 junio 2017

Jitendra Kumar, miembro del comité provisional del MSWU, habló con los periodistas del WSWS en la sede del sindicato en Manesar.

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The political implications of the Grenfell Tower fire

27 June 2017

The staggering loss of life epitomises the devastation capitalism has wrought on generations of working people. It is the outcome of a vast and ongoing transfer of society’s wealth from the poor to the rich.

Earlier Perspectives »

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.


Part 2: The reactionary origins of the incoming National Union of Students executive

By Stephen Alexander, 27 June 2017

The following is the second of a two-part series on the political issues behind the election of Labour’s Shakira Martin as NUS president.

Part 1: The reactionary origins of Britain’s incoming National Union of Students executive

Saudi ultimatum to Qatar brings Middle East to brink of wider war

By Peter Symonds, 26 June 2017

Saudi Arabia issues provocative ultimatum to Qatar

UK: Conservatives seek toxic alliance with Democratic Unionist Party

By Steve James, 24 June 2017

Free the Maruti Suzuki workers!

Lawyer for framed up Maruti Suzuki workers: The court “committed violence” to the “principles” of law

By our correspondents, 27 June 2017

Rebecca John, who represented the Maruti Suzuki workers in the final stages of their four-and-a-half-year-long court case, spoke with the WSWS last month as she completed work on an appeal.

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

By our correspondents, 21 June 2017

Sri Lankan free trade zone workers call for release of Maruti Suzuki workers

By our correspondents, 23 June 2017

More on the frame-up of Maruti Suzuki workers »


The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith: A film about music, photography and the postwar world

By David Walsh, 27 June 2017

Between 1957 and 1965 or so, American photographer Eugene Smith took some 40,000 photos and recorded nearly 4,000 hours of audio tape, many dedicated to jazz and jazz musicians, in a New York City loft.

“All these people worked all night, every night, crazily, obsessively”
An Interview with Sara Fishko, director of The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith

By David Walsh, 27 June 2017

Sara Fishko is an executive producer and host at WNYC, a public radio station in New York. Her film sheds fascinating light on artistic life in the 1950s and 1960s.

Megan Leavey: Oblivious to Iraqi suffering

By Joanne Laurier, 23 June 2017

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

Workers Struggles

The way forward for New Zealand meat workers

By the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand), 27 June 2017

A struggle to defend jobs and conditions is only possible through a break with the Meat Workers Union and the Labour Party, the formation of independent workplace committees and a political fight based on a socialist and internationalist program.

Massachusetts nurses locked out at Baystate Franklin Medical Center
Workers Struggles: The Americas

27 June 2017

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

UK: Sheffield Jobcentre workers continue fight against job losses and relocation

By Danny Richardson, 24 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.

Centenary of the Russian Revolution

This week in the Russian Revolution
June 26–July 2: Bolshevik slogans dominate at massive Petrograd demonstration

26 June 2017

As Russia’s Provisional Government launches a major new military offensive, the efforts of the Menshevik and Socialist Revolutionary leaders of the Petrograd Soviet to block the Bolsheviks from advancing their demands fail spectacularly.

From the archives of the Revolution
Declaration of the Bolshevik Faction at a session of the First All-Russian Congress of Soviets on the Question of the Offensive

By Leon Trotsky, 23 June 2017

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

Socialist Equality Party

German Socialist Equality Party holds meeting on its election program

By our correspondents, 24 June 2017

International Amazon Workers Voice

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

By Eric London, 22 June 2017

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

Watch: How can Amazon workers fight back?

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