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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.

US threatens Russia with “long-term problems” as Snowden applies for temporary asylum

June 7
Democrats and Republicans responded to news that whistleblower Edward Snowden formally applied for asylum in Russia with more threats.

Germany: 24-hour warning strikes in public sector

April 24
A 24-hour strike on Wednesday saw public sector workers down tools throughout large parts of the state of Hesse.

Obama, NATO escalate anti-Russian campaign over Ukraine

16 hours 30 min ago
On the eve of Geneva talks on Ukraine, Washington and NATO threatened to escalate economic and military measures against Russia.

The social counter-revolution accelerates in Detroit

16 hours 30 min ago
All the principle political actors are being lined up in Detroit to browbeat workers over the next several weeks into accepting a bankruptcy restructuring plan, which contains sweeping attacks on the working class.

Ukrainian troops reject orders from US puppet regime in Kiev

16 hours 30 min ago
Ukrainian troops sent to the eastern part of the country have refused orders to suppress opposition to the right-wing imperialist-backed government in Kiev.

Hundreds still missing after South Korean ferry sinks

16 hours 30 min ago
A ferry that sank on Wednesday carrying some 470 people could turn out to be South Korea’s worst shipping accident in decades.

GM seeks to squelch lawsuits stemming from ignition defect

16 hours 30 min ago
The company is asking a bankruptcy judge in New York to block lawsuits from accidents that occurred prior to July 2009.

Australian, New Zealand citizens killed by US drone strike in Yemen

16 hours 30 min ago
Canberra and Wellington both indicated their approval for the extra-judicial assassinations, setting a dangerous new precedent for attacking legal and democratic rights.

Venezuela arrests 30 more military officers in coup plot

16 hours 30 min ago
The report of the arrest came as the Maduro government continued its talks with the right-wing opposition.

Impact of fire in Valparaiso, Chile, fueled by poverty, inequality

16 hours 30 min ago
The conditions of life to which people have been reduced on the hills of Valparaiso were a key factor in producing a “perfect conflagration.”

Letter from “Valinferno”

16 hours 30 min ago
The following was sent to the World Socialist Web Site from a resident of the fire-ravaged city of Valparaiso, Chile.

More than a bottle of wine involved in ousting of Australian state premier

16 hours 30 min ago
The scandal that led to NSW Premier O’Farrell’s sudden resignation is about effecting a further lurch to the right by governments at the state and federal level.

SEP holds first European election meeting in North West England constituency

16 hours 30 min ago
SEP National Secretary Chris Marsden told the first European election meeting, “Our programme has stood the test of time. We ask you not just to vote for us, but to join and help build the SEP.”

French intelligence collects all data of France Telecom/Orange

16 hours 30 min ago
French intelligence services are collecting all the data of Orange’s customers with no restrictions, oversight, or legal foundation.

EU Africa summit plans increased European military intervention in Africa

16 hours 30 min ago
The summit dispatched more troops to the French-led war in the Central African Republic, amid a broader escalation of European imperialist intervention in Africa.

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