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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.

Pentagon claims “Russian aggression” against NATO

2 hours 32 min ago
The comments by General Raymond Odierno came after a series of flights by Russian warplanes over international waters around Europe.

Judge backs Stockton, California bankruptcy plan ending retiree health care payments

2 hours 32 min ago
A federal bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved a restructuring plan that will eliminate health care benefits for 2,400 retired city workers and their families.

NSA chief calls for more “permeable” barrier between state and tech corporations

2 hours 32 min ago
The distinction between government surveillance agencies and “private sector” technology corporations increasingly exists in name only.

St. Louis police stock up on riot gear ahead of grand jury decision on Brown killing

2 hours 32 min ago
Police in St. Louis County spent $172,669 since August on tear gas, rubber bullets and other riot equipment.

Video shows “firing squad” police killing of Michigan man

2 hours 32 min ago
A recently-released video shows a group of Saginaw, Michigan police officers firing dozens of rounds at a 49-year-old homeless man.

Israeli provocations ignite growing Palestinian revolt in Jerusalem

2 hours 32 min ago
Israel has launched a major security crackdown in East Jerusalem following the shooting of a right-wing Zionist known for staging provocations at the Al-Aqsa mosque.

Canadian government exploiting shootings to promote militarism, attack civil rights

2 hours 32 min ago
Canada’s Conservative government is using last week’s killings of two soldiers to shamelessly promote militarism and bellicose nationalism.

Australian data retention bill means mass surveillance

2 hours 32 min ago
The “metadata” bill, which orders the storage of vast amounts of phone and on-line information, is directed against the entire population.

Relatives of disappeared students confront Mexico’s president

2 hours 32 min ago
At a meeting with Peña Nieto, relatives of kidnapped students voiced anger over federal government inaction.

Woman wearing a niqab forced to leave Paris Opera

2 hours 32 min ago
This anti-democratic and discriminatory action is the product of constant anti-Muslim agitation by the French political establishment.

13 million in Germany at risk for poverty

2 hours 32 min ago
While the fear of sliding into poverty is growing in ever-broader circles of the population, the top 10 percent can look forward to expanding income and wealth.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

2 hours 32 min ago
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

Sri Lanka: About 200 killed in landslide

2 hours 32 min ago
The government is already trying to shift the blame claiming that the victims had been warned to move out of the area.

The CIA torture cover-up continues

2 hours 32 min ago
The highest echelons of the state are engaged in an unconstitutional plot to hide from the public the harrowing torture methods employed by the CIA.

Australian Labor leader Gough Whitlam (1916–2014)

2 hours 32 min ago
Nothing of value can be learned from the official outpourings that have followed the death of Australian Labor Party leader Gough Whitlam

Europe threatened with deflationary spiral

October 30
There are growing warnings of a deflationary spiral, in which falling prices create a vicious cycle of bankruptcies and layoffs leading to more bankruptcies and layoffs.

The trade unions and the Detroit bankruptcy

October 30
The Detroit bankruptcy has provided yet another demonstration of the anti-working class character of the unions, which function as instruments of the ruling class and the state.

US Federal Reserve ends “quantitative easing” program after funneling trillions to financial markets

October 30
The expected move by the Fed was accompanied by the pledge to keep interest rates at their current near-zero rates for a “considerable time.”