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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.
The comments by General Raymond Odierno came after a series of flights by Russian warplanes over international waters around Europe.
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.
The distinction between government surveillance agencies and “private sector” technology corporations increasingly exists in name only.
Police in St. Louis County spent $172,669 since August on tear gas, rubber bullets and other riot equipment.
A recently-released video shows a group of Saginaw, Michigan police officers firing dozens of rounds at a 49-year-old homeless man.
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.
Canada’s Conservative government is using last week’s killings of two soldiers to shamelessly promote militarism and bellicose nationalism.
The “metadata” bill, which orders the storage of vast amounts of phone and on-line information, is directed against the entire population.
At a meeting with Peña Nieto, relatives of kidnapped students voiced anger over federal government inaction.
This anti-democratic and discriminatory action is the product of constant anti-Muslim agitation by the French political establishment.
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.
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The government is already trying to shift the blame claiming that the victims had been warned to move out of the area.
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.
Nothing of value can be learned from the official outpourings that have followed the death of Australian Labor Party leader Gough Whitlam
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 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
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.”