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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.

California drought has depleted water sources by 11 trillion gallons

23 hours 21 min ago
Recent storms have only partially quenched the state’s worst drought in recorded history.

US stokes conflict with North Korea over Sony hacking

23 hours 21 min ago
Obama administration officials described the hacking as a “serious national security matter” that warranted a “proportionate response” by the US government.

US-Cuban rapprochement: the lessons of history

23 hours 21 min ago
Hailed by governments and corporations as a historic turning point, the move to “normalize” US-Cuban ties raises profound historical questions for the working class and the socialist movement.

Russian president downplays economic crisis

23 hours 21 min ago
In a marathon press conference, Putin failed to elaborate any clear measures to address the country’s currency crisis, even as reporters raised the possibility of a “palace coup.”

US wealth gap largest on record

23 hours 21 min ago
A new report from the Pew Research Center finds that the median net worth for low-income US families has fallen by nearly 50 percent since 2007.

Australian government exploits Sydney siege to advance “war on terror”

23 hours 21 min ago
The government’s “review” seeks to divert attention from its own role in manufacturing a national “terrorism” crisis that ended tragically with three deaths.

More police raids in Sydney on the pretext of counter-terrorism

23 hours 21 min ago
The raids have been used to maintain the drumbeat that Australia is under attack by domestic terrorists inspired by ISIS.

US Department of Justice to sue New York City over conditions at Rikers Island jail

23 hours 21 min ago
The DOJ in New York has filed a motion in federal court to join a suit against New York City over brutality and civil rights violations against youth in the Rikers Island prison complex.

UN torture report criticises Australia’s refugee policies

23 hours 21 min ago
The Abbott government has thumbed its nose at a UN committee report finding that the country’s refugee system could violate the Convention Against Torture.

Physicians’ group details psychologists’ role in CIA’s “extensive system of torture”

23 hours 21 min ago
Basing itself on the US Senate report on CIA interrogations, Physicians for Human Rights finds that health professionals working under the direction of the White House committed war crimes and crimes against humanity.

German establishment spawns right-wing Pegida movement

23 hours 21 min ago
The Pegida demonstrations are the product of a systematic campaign by politicians and the media.

Greek presidential vote moves to second round

23 hours 21 min ago
The naked intervention by the European Commission into the Greek presidential vote is a message from the financial elite that there can be no retreat from austerity anywhere in Europe.

060 Tunisia election

23 hours 21 min ago
The coming to power of Nidaa Tounes represents an attempt to restore the old Ben Ali regime that the working class toppled in revolutionary struggles nearly four years ago.

Kentucky coal miner killed at Patriot mine

23 hours 21 min ago
Kentucky coal miner Eli Eldridge, who was killed at Patriot’s Highland No. 9 mine, is the 15th coal miner fatally injured this year.

The Sky Between the Leaves now available as eBook

23 hours 21 min ago
This work by WSWS Arts and Culture Editor David Walsh is now available in ePub and Kindle formats.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa

23 hours 21 min ago
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

California drought has depleted water sources by 11 trillion gallons

December 18
The three-year drought, forecast to continue in coming years, has depleted cumulative water storage by 11 trillion gallons. Recent storms have only partially quenched the state’s worst drought in recorded history.

Edward Snowden denied entry by German Constitutional Court

December 18
The ruling underlines the fact that the German ruling elite will not hesitate to collaborate in Snowden’s arrest and extradition to the US.

Australian government announces “review” of Sydney siege

December 18
The hostage crisis is being exploited by the Abbott government to press ahead with its agenda of support for US wars abroad and new anti-democratic measures at home.

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