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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.

At least four killed in PEMEX explosion in Gulf of Mexico

April 3
The oil rig disaster has unfolded in the midst of Mexico’s accelerating privatization of its state-owned oil firm, PEMEX.

Greece defaults on debt as Syriza offers alternative austerity package

7 hours 43 min ago
Eurozone finance ministers rejected an appeal from Prime Minister Tsipras that would have extended loans to Greece in return for a new proposed list of austerity measures.

Global parasitism creates conditions for a new financial meltdown

7 hours 43 min ago
The annual report of the Bank for International Settlements has criticised the reliance by central banks on monetary policy, calling instead for “structural reforms.”

“Syriza disregarded the wishes of the Greek population”

7 hours 43 min ago
Workers interviewed by a WSWS reporting team in Athens, Greece, spoke out against austerity and attacks on democratic rights.

Thousands rally in pro-austerity demonstration in Athens

7 hours 43 min ago
Many demonstrators carried European Union and Greek flags, as well as pro-EU placards, shouting, “Save Democracy, Yes to Euro”.

Turkey, Jordan discuss moves to seize territory in Syria

7 hours 43 min ago
Turkish and Jordanian military forces are on the brink of intervening in Syria to establish occupation zones in the northern and southern areas of the country.

Obama proposes rules to expand overtime pay for salaried workers

7 hours 43 min ago
Despite being touted as a major new policy initiative by the White House, the proposed change to overtime rules would affect just 3.5 percent of US workers.

Chicago teachers’ union blocks fight against layoffs, offers to impose pay freeze

7 hours 43 min ago
As the contract expires for 28,000 teachers, the CTU is determined to prevent a struggle that could develop into a broader mobilization of public workers against budget cuts.

Alberta NDP government asks ex-Bank of Canada head to draft budget plan

7 hours 43 min ago
The NDP is soliciting advice from a right-wing mandarin involved in formulating sweeping attacks on working people, including the draconian cuts of the Chretien-Martin government.

Backlash mounts against government attack on Australian Broadcasting Corporation

7 hours 43 min ago
There is growing public disquiet over the government’s hysterical attack on the ABC and endless rhetoric about terrorism.

Former Spanish defence minister admits “pre-coup situation” in 2006

7 hours 43 min ago
The opposition Popular Party (PP), the Catholic Church and military leaders bitterly opposed a statute defining Catalonia as a nation.

Germany: IG Metall union suppresses opposition at ThyssenKrupp

7 hours 43 min ago
IG Metall at Thyssen Krupp is trying to stifle all opposition and erect a sophisticated system aimed at policing workers at the factory.

Budget bipartisanship in Australia: Labor backs more Abbott government cuts

7 hours 43 min ago
Labor leader Shorten helped push through a fuel excise increase that will raise $3.6 billion from motorists over the next five years.

The economic nationalism of Bernie Sanders

7 hours 43 min ago
The “socialist” senator and Democratic presidential candidate's nationalist appeals are designed to head off the emergence of an independent movement of the working class.

Support grows for victimised Sri Lankan tea estate workers

7 hours 43 min ago
Plantation workers denounce frame-up charges against Deeside estate workers.

Bank closures impose deepening misery on Greek people

June 30
Retirees were unable to obtain their pension benefits as a weeklong bank holiday began amid warnings of fuel and medicine shortages.

US Supreme Court upholds “excruciating” executions

June 30
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that executions using the sedative midazolam can go forward.

Puerto Rico governor declares debts “not payable”

June 30
The government of Puerto Rico is looking to impose brutal austerity measures on the working class in order to secure payment to wealthy creditors.

Supreme Court invalidates federal air pollution rules for power plants

June 30
The Supreme Court struck down Environmental Protection Agency regulations that would have sharply reduced airborne toxins from oil- and coal-fueled power plants.

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