US Senate Republicans delay vote on draconian health care bill

By Kate Randall, 28 June 2017

There is bipartisan agreement that the current health care system needs to be “fixed,” meaning deeper cuts in spending, including for Medicaid and other “entitlements.”

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

Health care and the fight for socialism

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Flint residents again face home foreclosures if they do not pay for poisoned water

By Jerry White, 28 June 2017

The unelected financial review board decided Tuesday to overturn the one-year moratorium on imposing tax liens on residents who do not pay for the city’s lead poisoned water.

Three years after the lead poisoning of Flint, residents face water shutoffs, home foreclosures

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US air strike kills scores of civilians in Syria

By Bill Van Auken, 28 June 2017

The deadly strike on Syria’s eastern Deir al-Zour province Monday is bound up with Washington’s increasingly aggressive military intervention in the region.

The US escalation in Syria and the threat of world war

British PM agrees to £1 billion deal for Democratic Unionist Party’s support

By Julie Hyland, 28 June 2017

The priority for UK Prime Minister Theresa May is to ensure passage of the required Brexit legislation through parliament before the UK leaves the European Union in March 2019.

UK: Conservatives seek toxic alliance with Democratic Unionist Party

"The rich want families with low income out”
On-the-spot report from London: Residents speak on Grenfell fire

By our reporters, 28 June 2017

Residents near the burnt-out Grenfell Tower spoke about the gaping social divide in London and the responsibility of the Tories and Labourites for this horrific loss of life.

The political implications of the Grenfell Tower fire

Flint, Michigan residents speak about London fire

By Sheila Brehm and Phyllis Steele, 28 June 2017

Residents in Flint, Michigan, said the Grenfell Tower fire, like the lead poisoning of their city, was the result of politicians subordinating the needs of the population to private profit.

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Greek waste disposal workers strike against mass layoffs

By Christoph Vandreier, 28 June 2017

The Syriza government is throwing 10,000 waste disposal workers out of work in order to balance the budget and meet potential demands from the country’s creditors.

Trump and Modi trumpet Indo-US “strategic convergence”

By Deepal Jayasekera, 28 June 2017

India is increasingly serving as a frontline state in US imperialism’s strategic confrontation with China.

Eleven patients die after alleged oxygen-supply failure at Indian hospital

By Deepal Jayasekera, 28 June 2017

Recent deaths at a major government hospital underline the dangerous conditions in India’s under-funded public health sector.

Three CNN journalists resign amid false anti-Russia reporting controversy

By Evan Blake, 28 June 2017

The retracted CNN article was only the latest in a long series of spurious allegations aimed at shifting public opinion against Russia.

Iraqi-Americans stuck in deportation limbo

By David Brown and Usman Khan, 28 June 2017

The deportation of roughly 200 Iraqi nationals was halted Monday by the Eastern Michigan District Court but, without a further decision, deportations will resume on July 6.

Unanimous Supreme Court reinstates anti-Muslim travel ban

More on the attack on immigrants in the US »

Major crisis in Australian public school infrastructure

By Karen Holland, 28 June 2017

The Grattan Institute projects that 400 to 750 new public schools will need to be built over the next decade, to cater for approximately 650,000 additional students.

Australian university staff face cuts to pay, jobs and basic rights

By Mike Head, 28 June 2017

Government funding cuts are accelerating the pro-business restructuring of higher education that began three decades ago.

New in French

Des centaines de milliers de Britanniques confrontés au même risque d’incendie que les victimes de Grenfell Tower

Par Robert Stevens, 28 juin 2017

Des 4000 tours HLM du Royaume-Uni, 600 devront passer des tests, en raison de l’emploi de matériaux de construction dangereux.

Les implications politiques de l’incendie de Grenfell Tower

Par Chris Marsden, 28 juin 2017

Cette horrible perte de vies humaines résume la dévastation que le capitalisme a provoqué pour des générations de travailleurs. C’est le résultat d’une immense transfert continu de la richesse de la société des pauvres vers les riches

Les sociaux-démocrates autrichiens ouverts à une coalition avec le Parti de la liberté d’extrême droite

Par Markus Salzmann, 28 juin 2017

Le gouverneur SPÖ de Carinthie, Peter Kaiser, a déclaré : « Nous sommes dans une situation où le vent ne souffle pas de la gauche, mais vient de la droite. »

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Die politischen Folgen der Brandkatastrophe im Grenfell Tower

Von Chris Marsden, 28. Juni 2017

Die Katastrophe des Londoner Grenfell Tower ist zum Inbegriff der kapitalistischen Verwüstung geworden, die ganze Generationen von Arbeitern ins Elend getrieben hat.

Der Kampf gegen Altersarmut in Deutschland

Von Johannes Stern, 28. Juni 2017

Appelle an die etablierten Parteien, die massiven Kürzungen der vergangenen Jahre zurückzunehmen den Reichtum schrittweise neu zu verteilen, sind zum Scheitern verurteilt. Notwendig ist eine revolutionäre Perspektive und ein sozialistisches Programm.

Die Bedeutung des VW-Streiks in der Slowakei

Von Ulrich Rippert, 28. Juni 2017

Der Streik von 8.000 VW-Arbeitern in Bratislava letzte Woche zeigte die wachsende Radikalisierung der Arbeiterklasse in Osteuropa und markiert ein neues Stadium im Klassenkampf.

Griechische Müllarbeiter streiken gegen Massenentlassungen

Von Christoph Vandreier, 28. Juni 2017

Die Syriza-Regierung setzte 10.000 Müllarbeiter auf die Straße, um den Haushalt zu sanieren und mögliche Forderungen der Geldgeber im vorauseilenden Gehorsam zu erfüllen.

Beschluss des Obersten Gerichts der USA setzt Einreiseverbot für Muslime wieder in Kraft

Von Tom Carter, 28. Juni 2017

Donald Trumps muslimfeindliches Präsidentendekret, das von seinen faschistischen Beratern Steve Bannon und Stephen Miller entworfen wurde, tritt wieder in Kraft.

Diese Woche in der Russischen Revolution
26. Juni – 2. Juli: Auf Großdemonstration in Petrograd dominieren Parolen der Bolschewiki

28. Juni 2017

Die Provisorische Regierung beginnt eine große Militäroffensive. Die Menschewiki und Sozialrevolutionäre im Petrograder Sowjet versuchen vergeblich, das Ausbreiten der bolschewistischen Parolen zu verhindern.

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Trump’s Syrian chemical weapons claims: A house of cards

28 June 2017

The spurious White House claims that the Syrian government is preparing to use chemical weapons have yet again gone unquestioned in the US media.

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.

International Amazon Workers Voice

Amazon pays warehouse workers $233 per month in India

By Sasi Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 28 June 2017

It would take an Indian worker 1,001,430 years to earn what Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made on a single day, when Amazon announced the purchase of Whole Foods.

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

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

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

By David Walsh, 27 June 2017

“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

Megan Leavey: Oblivious to Iraqi suffering

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


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

By Stephen Alexander, 27 June 2017

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

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 »

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

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

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 »

Workers Struggles

The way forward for New Zealand meat workers

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

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

27 June 2017

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German Socialist Equality Party holds meeting on its election program

By our correspondents, 24 June 2017

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