Trump’s travel ban back in effect after unanimous Supreme Court ruling

By Eric London, 30 June 2017

The new ban is a death sentence for many refugees seeking to escape the wars launched or fueled by US imperialism that are ravaging the region.

US threatens war with North as South Korean president arrives in Washington

By James Cogan, 30 June 2017

Moon Jae-in, far from seeking to curb Washington’s threats, has fallen into line with the steady build-up toward confrontation with North Korea.

May government’s legislative agenda scrapes through UK parliament

By Julie Hyland, 30 June 2017

May’s tawdry, anti-democratic arrangements with the ultra-right loyalist Democratic Unionist Party enabled her government to press ahead with its attacks on the working class.

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

Criminal prosecutions finally brought 28 years after 96 Liverpool fans killed at Hillsborough stadium

By Robert Stevens, 30 June 2017

While these long overdue prosecutions are welcome, it has been so long since the terrible crime was committed that many of the guilty figures are either dead or nearing the end of life.

Timeline of the Hillsborough disaster and cover-up as it unfolded

By Robert Stevens, 30 June 2017

NATO expands military spending and sends thousands of troops to Afghanistan

By Johannes Stern, 30 June 2017

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that Europe and Canada are raising defence spending at the fastest pace in three years.

Multi-billion fine for Google intensifies transatlantic tensions

By Ulrich Rippert, 30 June 2017

Just days prior to the G20 summit in Hamburg, the EU Commission imposed a record fine on US internet firm Google.

International Monetary Fund revises down US growth predictions

By Nick Beams, 30 June 2017

The IMF has not only revised down its projections of US growth but said the country’s “economic model” was failing to deliver “broadly shared” income growth.

Iraqi government claims fall of ISIS as war goes on

By Bill Van Auken, 30 June 2017

Baghdad’s Pyrrhic victory in conquering the demolished al-Nuri mosque has not ended the fighting in Mosul, much less the armed conflict across Iraq, Syria and beyond.

Michigan eliminates pension plan for new teachers

By Walter Gilberti, 30 June 2017

The supposed reform of pensions in Michigan is part of a broader attack aimed at rolling back all the gains won by workers in decades of struggle.

Affordable housing shortage hits Nashville, Tennessee

By Keisha Gibbs, 30 June 2017

Even as Nashville has experienced a population boom, the largest city in the state has lost more than 20 percent of its affordable housing stock since 2000.

Haitian apparel workers continue strike, defying threats and violence

By John Marion, 29 June 2017

Despite machinations by union leaders, thousands of Haitians continue to demand an increase in the country’s minimum wage.

Infighting re-erupts in Australian government

By Mike Head, 30 June 2017

The factional warfare is a symptom of a deeper political crisis, which has seen governments, both Liberal-National and Labor, fall in rapid succession since 2007.

Factional conflict wracks Australian Greens

New Zealand: Mana Party leader calls for Chinese drug smugglers to be “executed”

By Tom Peters, 30 June 2017

The Maori nationalist party, which is supported by New Zealand’s pseudo-left groups, is joining the Labour Party and NZ First in seeking to whip up anti-Chinese sentiment.

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На смерть бывшего канцлера Германии Гельмута Коля

Петер Шварц, 30 июня 2017 г.

Хвалебные гимны Гельмуту Колю, занимавшему пост канцлера Германии с 1982 по 1998 год и умершему 16 июня в возрасте 87 лет, имеют мало общего с настоящим Колем и гораздо больше связаны с текущими потребностями правящей элиты.

New in French

Le conflit dans le Golfe s’aggrave à l’approche de la date limite de l’ultimatum saoudien au Qatar

Par Peter Symonds, 30 juin 2017

L’impasse dans le Golfe a conduit à un désaccord ouvert à Washington alors que le secrétaire d’État Tillerson cherche à mettre fin au conflit déclenché par le soutien du président Trump à l’action saoudienne contre le Qatar.

La santé et l'émergence de la lutte des classes aux États-Unis

Par Jospeh Kishore, 30 juin 2017

Les démocrates et républicains continuent leur mise en scène de débat sur les mesures qui auront des conséquences dévastatrices pour des millions d'Américains.

New in German

Der Klassenkampf um das amerikanische Gesundheitswesen

Von Joseph Kishore, 30. Juni 2017

Demokraten und Republikaner führen weiterhin eine inszenierte Debatte über Maßnahmen, die verheerende Folgen für Millionen Arbeiter haben werden.

Nato rüstet auf und entsendet mehr Truppen nach Afganistan

Von Johannes Stern, 30. Juni 2017

Das Treffen der Nato-Verteidigungsminister am Donnerstag in Brüssel stand ganz im Zeichen einer massiven militärischen Aufrüstung.

Bombardier: IG Metall stimmt der Vernichtung jedes vierten Arbeitsplatzes zu

Von Verena Nees, 30. Juni 2017

Bei der gestrigen Aufsichtsratssitzung von Bombardier votierten alle Arbeitnehmervertreter für den Abbau von 2200 Arbeitsplätzen.

Zwei Wochen nach dem Inferno vom Grenfell-Tower in London
Tories halten die Zahl der Todesopfer weiter geheim

Von Robert Stevens, 30. Juni 2017

Genau wie die Todesopfer ihrer Politik im Irak, in Afghanistan, Syrien und anderswo, werden die Toten vom Grenfell Tower von der herrschenden Klasse als “Kollateralschaden” angesehen.

Italienische Kommunalwahlen: Niederlage der regierenden Demokraten

Von Marianne Arens, 30. Juni 2017

In der Stichwahl der italienischen Kommunalwahlen verlor das Regierungslager in fast allen Städten. Die Wahlbeteiligung lag unter 50 Prozent.

Wahl in Albanien: Regierungschef Rama gewinnt absolute Mehrheit

Von Markus Salzmann, 30. Juni 2017

Der Wahl waren monatelange Auseinandersetzungen vorausgegangen, die in Brüssel und Washington mit großer Sorge verfolgt wurden, da sie die gesamte Balkanregion zu destabilisieren drohten.

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The human cost of capitalism: The Grenfell fire and the poisoning of Flint, Michigan

30 June 2017

In both London and Flint—and cities throughout the globe—modern-day capitalism is condemning the working class to impossible conditions and an early grave.

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Centenary of the Russian Revolution

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

By David North, 30 June 2017

The century-old lie that the leader of the October Revolution was acting on behalf of German imperialism is revived in an Op-Ed piece published by the New York Times.

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

26 June 2017

Chronology of the Russian Revolution »

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.


Papers filed in law-and-order recall campaign against judge in Stanford sexual assault case

By Niles Niemuth, 30 June 2017

The right-wing campaign spearheaded by Stanford law Professor Michele Dauber to recall Aaron Persky is aimed at pressuring judges to hand down harsher sentences.

The emerging class struggle over health care in the US

By Joseph Kishore, 29 June 2017

US Senate Republicans delay vote on draconian health care bill

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What drove Darren Osborne to commit the London anti-Muslim terrorist attack?

By Richard Tyler, 29 June 2017

Dalai Lama visits San Diego: US pivot to Asia cloaked in spirituality

By Norisa Diaz, 29 June 2017

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

By Andre Damon, 28 June 2017

Grenfell Fire

Two weeks after London’s Grenfell Tower inferno, real death toll still concealed by Tory government

By Robert Stevens, 29 June 2017

Flint worker: “They’re gonna let Flint die, and they're gonna let London die!”

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

The political implications of the Grenfell Tower fire

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Workers Struggles

Greek garbage workers continue strike, South African electricity supply workers in unofficial stoppage
Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

30 June 2017

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

Australian state government and unions collaborate in teacher’s dismissal under “TIP”

By Erika Zimmer and Linda Tenenbaum, 29 June 2017

Greek waste disposal workers strike against mass layoffs

By Christoph Vandreier, 28 June 2017

New Zealand: Police suppressed images of bodies in Pike River mine

By Tom Peters, 29 June 2017


The “forces in power” are sensitive “to art and ideas”
A conversation with award-winning cinematographer Tom Hurwitz

By David Walsh, 29 June 2017

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

International Amazon Workers Voice

Amazon pays warehouse workers $233 per month in India

By Sasi Kumar and Moses Rajkumar, 28 June 2017

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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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

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