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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.
A Welsh government spokesman hypocritically declared, "We are committed to reducing the number of cancelled operations across Wales.”
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.
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.
Democrats and Republicans responded to news that whistleblower Edward Snowden formally applied for asylum in Russia with more threats.
A WSWS reporting team spoke with Detroit Water and Sewerage Department workers and Wayne State University students Wednesday about the Detroit bankruptcy ruling.
Leading representatives of the Partei für Soziale Gleichheit of Germany and the Socialist Equality Party of Britain spoke at a November 30 meeting to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Fourth International.
After months of negotiations, the unions have conceded to all of the councils’ demands and are advising workers to accept the deal in separate ballots.
High tensions over the Chinese air defence identification zone in the East China Sea continue after yesterday’s meeting between the US vice-president and Chinese president produced no agreement.
The Detroit bankruptcy ruling handed down Tuesday is a turning point in class relations in the United States.
The extraordinary threat underscores how far the government will go to prevent further exposures of the vast US-Australia surveillance network.
New revelations from Edward Snowden reveal that the US government collects five billion pieces of data per day on the exact location and movement of cell phone users across the globe.
Having presided for the past five years over an unprecedented growth of social inequality, President Obama in a speech on Wednesday adopted the unlikely pose of tribune of egalitarian values.
The passage of cuts in Illinois only hours after a bankruptcy court ruled that the pensions of Detroit city workers can be slashed points to a nationally coordinated attack on the working class.
The IG Metall union has given its clear support to the formation of a grand coalition between the Social Democrats and the conservative parties.
Millions of euros are to be cut at several universities, mainly in the states of the former East Germany.
Encircled by riot police and metal security fences, Mexico’s congress is expected to soon enact constitutional amendments allowing the partial privatization of the state energy firm, PEMEX.
The Australian economy is yet to fall into official recession, but the slump is already lowering working people’s living standards.
The Conservative-led UK government has sought to extract every ounce of political capital out of the Co-op Bank affair at Labour’s expense.
In the wake of Boeing’s failed attempt to wrest deep concessions from its workers, the unions are ramping up a campaign to convince the manufacturer to keep production of its new airplane in Washington State.