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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.

Thirteen thousand hospital operations cancelled in Wales

October 2
A Welsh government spokesman hypocritically declared, "We are committed to reducing the number of cancelled operations across Wales.”

Washington DC faces shortage of emergency response vehicles

September 6
A recent audit of the city’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department has revealed that many of the agency’s vehicles are inoperable or unfit for service.

Obama combines sequester cuts with demagogy

August 27
The unstated agenda is to deliberately create a crisis atmosphere in order to claim that the only way out is an assault on the basic social “entitlement” programs.

Second St. Louis area police shooting highlights unrestrained police violence in the US

6 hours 47 min ago
St. Louis police released a video depicting the shooting Tuesday of 23-year-old Kajieme Powell, just ten days after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown that led to mass protests in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri.

Who is responsible for the murder of James Foley?

6 hours 47 min ago
The vicious execution of the American journalist has been seized upon as the pretext for launching new US wars of aggression in the Middle East.

Workers and young people speak on Ferguson, Missouri, police violence

6 hours 47 min ago
The killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and other recent police shootings evoked an angry response from workers and young people across the US.

Killings in Gaza, arrests on West Bank

6 hours 47 min ago
Israeli air strikes killed another 26 in Gaza Thursday, including three top Hamas leaders.

German government to deliver weapons to Kurds in northern Iraq

6 hours 47 min ago
The defence minister has signalled a new stage in the revival of German militarism.

Australian government switches message on budget “crisis”

6 hours 47 min ago
The shift reflects the government’s inability to push through key measures, while exposing the fraud of claims by Labor and the Greens to oppose the thrust of the budget.

Philippine Supreme Court controversy: A revealing glimpse into Washington’s machinations

6 hours 47 min ago
The entire Jardeleza affair reveals the colonial-level control which Washington exercises over Philippine politics, over Manila’s legal case against China in particular.

War and social attacks spread throughout Ukraine

6 hours 47 min ago
The Ukrainian army has expanded its offensive against the rebel-controlled cities of Luhansk and Donetsk, fighting house-to-house battles with rebel groups.

Wave of layoffs sweeps North American coal industry

6 hours 47 min ago
Alpha Natural Resources plans to lay off approximately 1,100 coal miners and support staff at 11 affiliated coal mining operations in southern West Virginia by mid-October.

Sri Lankan unions call off health workers’ strike

6 hours 47 min ago
By ending the strike, the heath unions have demonstrated that they function as agents of the government against workers.

“Poor Door” for lower-income tenants underscores class divide in New York

6 hours 47 min ago
A 33-story luxury building under construction will have a separate back entrance for those who live in its “affordable” apartments.

Woody Allen’s <em>Magic in the Moonlight</em>: Keeping life at a distance

6 hours 47 min ago
A famed illusionist (Colin Firth) is brought in to expose a young clairvoyant (Emma Stone), but instead begins to have doubts about his own rationalistic world-view.

Bank of America agrees to sweetheart settlement with US Department of Justice

6 hours 47 min ago
The actual financial hit of BoA is far less than the $16.7 billion price tag touted by the Obama administration.

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East &amp; Africa

6 hours 47 min ago
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

One-third of the US population has no retirement savings

6 hours 47 min ago
New reports continue to expose worsening economic conditions for millions.