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New Snowden documents detail political and corporate espionage by US, UK

July 3
The NSA has carried out systematic surveillance against more than 100 heads of state.

Missouri governor triples national guard force in Ferguson

7 hours 21 min ago
With federal and state officials and the media calling for a crackdown on “lawlessness,” Governor Nixon dispatched an additional 1,500 National Guard troops Monday to suppress protests in the St. Louis suburb.

Demonstrations across the US against Michael Brown decision

7 hours 21 min ago
The grand jury decision exonerating the policeman who murdered black teenager Michael Brown has provoked demonstrations in an estimated 130 cities, across 37 states.

Protesters condemn exoneration of cop who killed Michael Brown

7 hours 21 min ago
At demonstrations around the country, workers and youth spoke out on the police murder in Ferguson, Missouri and the destruction of democratic rights.

Cleveland police defend shooting death of 12-year-old boy

7 hours 21 min ago
The boy was shot down while he played with a toy gun in a park playground.

Economic blockade of Ukrainian rebel regions inflicts mass suffering

7 hours 21 min ago
The Ukrainian government has cut off economic relations with the rebel-controlled Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic, deepening the social and economic crisis engulfing the region.

Franco-German reform plan calls for deep social cuts, wage freeze in France

7 hours 21 min ago
France and Germany are proposing a joint economic reform plan with deep social cuts and flexible labour rules in favour of big business.

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Sócrates held on corruption charges

7 hours 21 min ago
The timing and manner of Sócrates’ arrest suggest motivations of a right-wing character.

Protests against Hungarian government continue

7 hours 21 min ago
Around 20,000 people demonstrated in front of the parliament against the government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest on Monday last week.

Germany: ThyssenKrupp returns to profitability and steps up its cuts program

7 hours 21 min ago
ThyssenKrupp is using the international economic crisis to drastically intensify the exploitation of its workforce.

Texas woman exonerated 10 years after fatal crash

7 hours 21 min ago
GM did not disclose its finding regarding the cause of the crash in a death inquiry it submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Political wrangling continues over Keystone pipeline

7 hours 21 min ago
The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline was defeated by one vote in the US Senate last week but will be taken up again early in 2015.

Death of 15-year-old exposes growing use of child labour by Canadian employers

7 hours 21 min ago
The fatality at an Alberta gravel-crushing site has exposed the myth that child labour is a problem only in the developing world.

US intervenes in South China Sea dispute

7 hours 21 min ago
Washington’s posturing as an honest broker in the longstanding, competing claims involving China and its neighbours is completely cynical.

Two more Australian police killings in working-class areas

7 hours 21 min ago
Following two fatal police shootings within two days in the state of Queensland there is mounting evidence of an officially-sanctioned “shoot to kill” policy in working-class areas. The two killings brought the number to four in suburbs around Brisbane, the state capital, since late September. Another man was shot in the head at close range, but survived.

Political lessons of the Ferguson whitewash

7 hours 21 min ago
Monday’s announcement that police officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in the killing of Michael Brown is the outrageous, but not surprising, outcome of a judicial travesty.

Sri Lankan SEP to contest presidential election

7 hours 21 min ago
The SEP will campaign on a socialist and internationalist perspective against the growing danger of world war and deepening attacks on living conditions and democratic rights.

Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder receive Presidential Medal of Freedom from Obama

7 hours 21 min ago
The president bestowed America’s highest civilian honor on 18 politicians, artists, scientists and others in a ceremony Monday afternoon.

<em>Night Will Fall</em>: A powerful depiction of Nazi atrocities

7 hours 21 min ago
Night Will Fall explains the making of a remarkable work, the “German Concentration Camps Factual Survey”, which depicted the terrible crimes of the Holocaust in a ground-breaking and accurate manner.

No indictment for Ferguson cop who killed Michael Brown

November 25
The entire process through which the grand jury arrived at its decision is a legal fraud, with the outcome dictated by the political calculations of the ruling class.