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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.

Over 200 attend IYSSE meeting at Berlin's Humboldt University

16 hours 17 min ago
The October 23 meeting organised by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at Humboldt University in Berlin entitled “Why do the German elites once again want war?” was highly successful. The audience of students and workers listened attentively to the lecture by ICFI secretary Peter Schwarz, which was followed by a lively discussion period. A detailed report will be published tomorrow.

Canadian government seizes on Ottawa shooting to promote militarist, anti-democratic agenda

16 hours 17 min ago
Canada’s Conservative government is seeking to exploit the killing of two Canadian Armed Forces’ soldiers this week to dramatically shift politics further to the right.

Blackwater, torture and US imperialism

16 hours 17 min ago
The reason for the White House’s determination to cover up the crimes of the Bush administration is clear enough. In the words of Faulkner, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

Australia expands military involvement in Middle East war

16 hours 17 min ago
Australian attacks in Iraq are assisting the US to pursue the real thrust of the war—a renewed drive by Washington to oust Syrian President Assad.

Democratic Senate candidates sound right-wing themes in pre-election debates

16 hours 17 min ago
In a series of campaign debates last week, Democratic candidates for the US Senate vied with their Republican opponents in their support for militarism and budget-cutting.

Democrat Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race

16 hours 17 min ago
Pennsylvania voters are faced with no real choice for governor in the November 4 elections.

Rise in US corporate profits fueled by fall in real wages

16 hours 17 min ago
Caterpillar, Boeing, GE and GM led US manufacturers with better-than-expected third quarter profits.

Mass protests in Mexico over Iguala Massacre

16 hours 17 min ago
Students are demanding that the investigation into the killing and abduction of their classmates be taken out of the hands of the government.

Brazil’s Workers Party faces its tightest election after 12 years in power

16 hours 17 min ago
Whether the PT or the right-wing opposition party, the PSDB, wins Sunday’s vote, the Brazilian working class will face deepening attacks on its living standards.

Japanese ministers visit Yasukuni war shrine

16 hours 17 min ago
The visit is part of the Abe government’s agenda of whitewashing the Japanese army’s war crimes in the 1930s and 1940s and remilitarising Japan.

Germany’s SPD leadership backs Left Party premier in Thuringia

16 hours 17 min ago
The pending installation of Ramelow as premier heralds a new stage in the rightward shift of the Left Party.

College police across the US armed with military-grade weaponry

16 hours 17 min ago
The Defense Department has provided at least 117 college police departments with military hardware.

Over 200 attend IYSSE meeting at Berlin’s Humboldt University

16 hours 17 min ago
The October 23 meeting organised by the International Youth and Students for Social Equality at Humboldt University in Berlin entitled “Why do the German elites once again want war?” was highly successful. The audience of students and workers listened attentively to the lecture by ICFI secretary Peter Schwarz, which was followed by a lively discussion period. A detailed report will be published tomorrow.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

16 hours 17 min ago
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

UK Tories intensify anti-EU, anti-immigrant rhetoric

16 hours 17 min ago
Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to make immigration reform the centrepiece of a renegotiation of Britain's relationship with the European Union.

Ottawa terror attack triggers massive police-military mobilization

October 23
In the aftermath of the Parliament Hill attack, police mounted a massive security operation, placing offices, shops and schools under lockdown, closing off streets to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and deploying heavily-armed SWAT teams.

Blackwater mercenaries convicted for role in 2007 Iraq massacre

October 23
The crimes of the Blackwater mercenaries were a product of the illegal invasion of Iraq by the US government, for which the entire political and military establishment is guilty.

US judge sets deadline for release of Iraq, Afghanistan torture photos

October 23
The US government is fighting in the courts, in Congress and at the United Nations to defend military and CIA torturers.

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