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Tlaib agrees to Israeli terms, then reverses herself on West Bank visit

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:00
The events of the past two days have provided a fresh demonstration of the cowardice of the Democratic Party and the absence within it of any principled opposition to Donald Trump’s authoritarian agenda.

Outrage as Colorado police returned to duty after shooting 19-year-old in the back

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:00
The officers involved in the murder of De’Von Bailey, the 537th person killed by police in the US this year, have already been returned to active duty.

Lawyers raise questions after medical examiner declares Epstein committed suicide

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:00
The New York Times has seized on the terse statement issued by the New York City medical examiner as supposed proof that any suggestion of possible foul play in Epstein’s death is the result of baseless “conspiracy theories.”

"That was our money!" Autoworkers livid over UAW corruption scandal

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:00
Less than one month remains before the expiration of contracts covering 155,000 US auto workers, and there is growing rank-and-file outrage over rampant union corruption.

Questions continue over Russian nuclear accident

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:00
The dangers associated with the rapidly accelerating global arms race are clear, even as questions remain over the nature of the nuclear explosion that occurred in Russia’s far north last week.

Venezuelan military court jails union official as working-class opposition grows

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:00
The indictment of Rubén González is part of an attempt to criminalize growing social opposition among workers and the impoverished masses.

Report reveals damning evidence of Canadian government bid to block criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:00
The report presents a picture of a Who’s Who of the Canadian ruling elite working behind the scenes with the Prime Minister’s Office to shield one of the country’s most globally active corporations from criminal prosecution.

Japan-South Korea conflict intensifies

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:00
South Korea announced this week that it has removed Japan from a list of countries that qualify for accelerated supply of South Korean products, after Japan had imposed a similar measure against South Korea on August 2.

Blackwater mercenary Nicholas Slatten sentenced to life in prison for initiating 2007 Nisour Square Massacre

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:00
Eight months after being found guilty a third time for first-degree murder, Slatten was sentenced Wednesday for his role in the notorious massacre in Baghdad during the height of the US occupation of Iraq.

US: Homelessness, housing insecurity top list of college student stressors as new year begins

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:00
A new study on student hunger and homelessness reveals that among US college students, 33 percent reported eating less than they felt necessary because they did not have enough money for food.

UK: Record £9.2 billion of NHS budget handed to private firms

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:00
A third of hip replacements carried out in the NHS are now done privately and community health and mental health provision have seen five years of continual gains by the private sector.

German Greens prepare for participation in government

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:00
Fourteen years after the failure of the first Social Democrat-Green Party government, the Greens are being considered as a viable party of government in Germany once again.

New Zealand: Outrage over babies taken by the state

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:00
The brutal seizure of babies and infants from poor, mostly Maori families, has provoked public protests and outrage in the working class.

Australian health workers protest assaults on staff

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:00
The Health Services Union limited the action and channelled workers’ anger into a demand for more security officers, not for increased funding and staffing.

Nearly five million people in the UK live in “deep poverty”

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:00
An army of 14.3 million people are in poverty with a third (4.5 million) in “deep poverty” and living on the breadline.

State of siege in Kashmir: A warning to the international working class

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:00
Western governments and media have maintained virtual silence over the police state crackdown against 13 million Kashmiris.

The newest #MeToo atrocity: Opera singer Plácido Domingo comes under attack

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:00
On August 13, the Associated Press posted an article by Jocelyn Gecker alleging that Spanish opera singer Plácido Domingo had sexually harassed a number of women over a period of several decades.

Facial recognition technology and identity politics

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:00
The Democrats are seeking to channel mass opposition to the wholesale invasion of privacy into a campaign to regulate and “equalize” facial recognition technology.

Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific

Sat, 2019-08-17 12:00
The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

As China masses troops on border, Trump calls for end to Hong Kong “problem”

Fri, 2019-08-16 12:00
The US president solidarised himself with his Chinese counterpart in the “tough business” of dealing with social unrest.