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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.

Report documents carnage of US drone war in Yemen

June 17
A report released this week documents nine separate instances in which workers, merchants, pregnant women and children were either killed or wounded by American airstrikes.

Civilian casualties mount as Saudi-led airstrikes continue in Yemen

7 hours 27 min ago
Behind the backs of the American population, the Obama administration has given its full support to the bloody and illegal war being waged against the Houthis.

Obama’s drone warfare: Assassination made routine

7 hours 27 min ago
President Obama’s admission that CIA drone missiles killed two hostages held by Al Qaeda has evoked no significant questioning of the program of targeted killings.

Greece’s Syriza government signals pension cuts

7 hours 27 min ago
The elimination of early retirement benefits, which Syriza previously declared a “red line” that would not be crossed, is one of the central demands of the troika.

US, South Korea sign new nuclear pact

7 hours 27 min ago
The treaty is designed to ensure that South Korea does not acquire nuclear weapons and remains militarily dependent on the United States.

Maryland governor sends state troopers as protests mount over police murder of Freddie Gray

7 hours 27 min ago
With the protests growing and moving from the local police precinct to downtown Baltimore, Democratic officials are raising the red herring of “outside agitators.”

Grand jury exonerates killer cops in Dallas

7 hours 27 min ago
The whitewash of this killing is only the latest in a series of police homicides in which the perpetrators have been exonerated despite video or eye witness evidence of murder.

Majority of US public aid recipients are from working families

7 hours 27 min ago
Some 73 percent of people enrolled in public welfare programs, including food assistance, come from families with at least one member who is employed.

California and Illinois nurses set to strike

7 hours 27 min ago
Nurses at eight California hospitals and one Chicago medical center have announced a strike against understaffing, limited by the unions to a one- or two-day action.

Public transportation in New Jersey faces service cuts and fare increases

7 hours 27 min ago
The proposed service cuts and fare increases are a step towards eliminating unprofitable routes, with the ultimate aim of privatizing those that remain.

Scottish National Party’s overtures to Labour prompt Conservative backlash

7 hours 27 min ago
Faced with a mounting social and economic crisis, the British bourgeoisie’s traditional mechanisms of rule are collapsing.

Poland builds up military against Russia

7 hours 27 min ago
Poland is increasing its defence spending and planning to build six watchtowers on the border with the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.

French President Hollande promotes the neo-fascist National Front

7 hours 27 min ago
Hollande’s comments comparing the FN to the Communist Party are a reactionary attempt to give the neo-fascists a “left” populist cover.

Canadian high schoolers paid $2,000 to take military training course

7 hours 27 min ago
Under a new Saskatchewan government program, the Canadian military is partnering with Regina schools to provide military training to high school students.

An appraisal of German writer Günter Grass: 1927-2015

7 hours 27 min ago
Günter Grass, who died at the age of 87 on April 13, was one of Germany’s most outstanding storytellers and a man who remained true to his political principles throughout his life.

Australia’s Anzac Day and the glorification of militarism and war

7 hours 27 min ago
The Anzac Day juggernaut is a deliberate attempt to inculcate patriotism and overwhelm anti-war sentiment in preparation for new and more terrible wars.

The role of Australian schools in World War I

7 hours 27 min ago
The vast majority of recruits to the Australian military during WWI were the product of a harsh and punitive system of compulsory military training.

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