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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.

Detroit emergency manager hands tens of millions of dollars to consulting firms

November 23
Even as Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is imposing brutal cuts in city workers’ pensions and health benefits, he is handing out at least $62 million in city revenues to private consultants.

Thirteen thousand hospital operations cancelled in Wales

October 2
A Welsh government spokesman hypocritically declared, "We are committed to reducing the number of cancelled operations across Wales.”

Washington DC faces shortage of emergency response vehicles

September 6
A recent audit of the city’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department has revealed that many of the agency’s vehicles are inoperable or unfit for service.

Obama combines sequester cuts with demagogy

August 27
The unstated agenda is to deliberately create a crisis atmosphere in order to claim that the only way out is an assault on the basic social “entitlement” programs.

Arizona’s two-hour execution and the brutalization of America

July 26
The execution of Joseph Wood exemplifies the brutality meted out on a regular basis by the ruling establishment in 21st century America.

India covers up Israeli war crimes in Gaza

July 26
In the guise of neutrality, the Indian government supported Israel’s justification for its criminal actions.

Canada’s New Democratic Party supports Israeli war crimes

July 26
Canada’s social democratic New Democratic Party has come under criticism for its failure to denounce the assault on Gaza being carried out by the Israeli government.

Russian media allege flight MH17 shot down by Ukrainian missile unit

July 26
Citing Ukrainian security sources, Russian news agencies report that a Ukrainian anti-aircraft unit accidentally shot down the Malaysian airliner.

Provocative Australian-Dutch push for security forces at MH17 crash site

July 26
There is nothing benign about what Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott described yesterday as “a humanitarian mission”.

Obama summit with Central American leaders plans “massive” deportation of immigrants

July 26
Obama and three Central American presidents discussed stepped-up funding of local military forces to halt the flow of immigrants.

Federal guidelines lay out loose criteria for terrorism watch list

July 26
US officials have adopted procedures that allow virtually anyone to be designated a “suspected” or “known” terrorist by intelligence agencies, subjecting them to increased monitoring.

New York’s Metropolitan Opera threatens August 1 lockout

July 26
The board of trustees is demanding that musicians and other staff pay for the financial difficulties of the opera company.

Israel rejects Kerry’s Gaza ceasefire

July 26
The unanimous vote of the Israeli security cabinet signaled that Tel Aviv intends to expand the massacre of Palestinians.

Interview with US immigrants’ rights activist: “This administration has been terrible for us on many fronts”

July 26
The World Socialist Web Site spoke with the leader of an immigrants’ rights group in Southern California.

UK tribunal hears evidence of mass surveillance

July 26
A hearing on the operations of Britain’s GCHQ revealed that state interception of electronic communications can relate to political opposition to US foreign policy.

Steelworkers union covers for death of contract worker at New York aluminum plant

July 26
Steven Cooper, a contract worker in the Novelis Aluminum plant in Upstate New York, was killed June 30 while working at the plant’s remelt and recycling area.

Long Island Rail Road unions accept concessions

July 26
The LIRR settlement is only the latest in a series of concessions contracts negotiated between public employee unions and New York’s Democratic-led state and city administrations.

Turkey moves toward talks with Kurdish nationalists

July 26
The AKP government is establishing the legal basis for discussions with Kurdish militants in Iraq, Turkey, and Syria.

Executive pay at German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp swells amid mass layoffs

July 26
The salaries of top executives at Germany’s ThyssenKrupp increased by up to 69 percent last year, even as the company laid off thousands of workers.