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The NSA has carried out systematic surveillance against more than 100 heads of state.
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.
A related study found that “nearly two-thirds of New York City residents struggled to make ends meet.”
The disappearance of the 43 students in the southern state of Guerrero is bound up with the rising inequality and savage violence that go hand in hand with Mexico’s free market “reforms.”
“The use of cluster munitions in populated areas violates the laws of war due to the indiscriminate nature of the weapon and may amount to war crimes,” the report states.
The alleged underwater threat is being exploited to justify the militarization of the region.
There are now 851 confirmed cases of Ebola and an estimated 20 deaths a day in two western Sierra Leone districts.
The discussion between government officials and protest leaders reached no agreement on the framework for the 2017 election for chief executive.
The resignations of the ministers is evidence of a further right-wing shift in the Abe government.
Bosch auto workers have been on strike in Bangalore since September 16, fighting for higher wages and better working conditions.
VW’s works council has presented a 400-page proposal aimed at tripling company profits.
Although the suburban Chicago district has a $37 million budget surplus, school officials are demanding teachers pay higher medical costs and accept a de facto wage cut.
The death at Peabody Energy’s North Antelope Rochelle Mine was the 13th US coal mining fatality this year
Canada’s Conservative government is seizing upon a purported terrorist attack to advance the ruling elite’s agenda of war and attacks on democratic rights.
Despite vitriolic attacks and demands that the performance be cancelled, John Adams’s work went on as scheduled at the Metropolitan Opera on Monday night.
Gone Girl wants to be a psychological study, a black comedy about the upper middle class, a social critique and a satire of media sensationalism. A few aspects are intriguing, even accomplished.
Australian authorities are distributing patriotic war propaganda among school children as part of the official World War I centenary commemorations.
The German ruling elite regards the strikes by train drivers and pilots as an expression of growing opposition to the government’s program of austerity and war.
Whistleblowers have revealed a wave of torture and murder by guards in Florida prisons.
Tatiana Ivarovna Smilga-Poluyan, daughter of the Left Oppositionist Ivar Smilga, dedicated her life to restoring historical truth about those who had been murdered and whose names had been besmirched by Stalinist reaction.