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Fifty refugees die in ship’s hold in new Mediterranean migrant tragedy

By Robert Stevens, 27 August 2015

Around 50 refugees and asylum seekers were found dead in the hold of a boat off the coast of Libya Wednesday morning.

Ten years since Hurricane Katrina

By Joseph Kishore, 27 August 2015

The tragedy that struck the city of New Orleans, along with coastal areas from Florida to Texas, was not simply a natural disaster, but a social and political crime.

Fed acts to push US stocks higher

By Barry Grey, 27 August 2015

The US central bank is prepared to provide whatever public funds are needed to shield the financial elite from the consequences of a new eruption of the capitalist crisis.

2,200 steelworkers still locked out by AT Technologies

By Evan Winters, 27 August 2015

Allegheny Technologies is using the sharp drop in steel prices, after years of high profits, to justify its ruthless drive to cut wages and benefits.

Bernie Sanders: Silent partner of American militarism

By Patrick Martin, 27 August 2015

Four months into his campaign for the US presidency, the Vermont senator and self-styled “socialist” has said nothing about the ongoing wars of American imperialism.

US announces shift on Sri Lankan war crimes investigation

By K. Ratnayake, 27 August 2015

The announcement confirms that Washington has cynically exploited “human rights” in Sri Lanka to advance its interests, particularly against China.

India reaches into the South Pacific to counter China

By John Braddock, 27 August 2015

The summit was part of Indian efforts to build defence and strategic ties in the Asia-Pacific, designed to counter Chinese influence.

German politicians and the media push for new wars in Africa

By Christoph Dreier, 27 August 2015

Various media outlets have spoken out in recent days for military interventions in Africa to enforce German economic interests.

Former Virginia news reporter kills one-time colleagues on live television, then shoots himself

By Nick Barrickman, 27 August 2015

There is something especially and horribly revealing about the mix of delusional self-promotion and homicidal violence in this case.

Judge reaffirms order to release imprisoned immigrant children

By Evan Blake, 27 August 2015

In direct service to the world’s largest private prison corporations, the Obama administration has fought relentlessly to keep family detention centers from closing.