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Israel carries out heaviest bombardment of Gaza war

By Bill Van Auken, 30 July 2014

Tel Aviv claimed it had hit 110 “terror targets,” as its bombs and shells demolished Gaza’s only power plant while killing and wounding hundreds of civilians.

Are you ready for nuclear war?

By David North and Alex Lantier, 30 July 2014

This is the question that everyone should be asking him- or herself in light of the developments since the destruction of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.

EU imposes its first sanctions against the Russian economy

By Peter Schwarz, 30 July 2014

The EU sanctions are meant to force Russia to its knees economically, politically destabilize it, and bring about regime-change in Moscow.

Ukrainian government offensive blocks MH17 investigation

By Peter Symonds, 30 July 2014

The US and its allies have remained virtually silent on Kiev’s military offensive in this particular location, launched just as investigators were due to arrive.

ISIS: The jihadist movement stamped “Made in America”

By Jean Shaoul, 30 July 2014

The US, the major European powers, and their regional allies all previously lent financial, military and political support to ISIS and similar groups.

Debt delinquency soars in US

By Andre Damon, 30 July 2014

About one-third of adults in the US—some 77 million people—have debt in collections, meaning it is six months past due or more.

New York residents speak out against police violence

By a WSWS reporting team, 30 July 2014

The police killing of Staten Island resident Eric Garner has sparked broad outrage against the daily brutality unleashed on working people in New York City by police.

Democratic senator boasts NSA “reform” bill vetted by US intelligence agencies

By Thomas Gaist, 30 July 2014

The bill seeks to institutionalize the bulk collection of telephone records by the NSA.

Bipartisan US veterans’ health deal provides $10 billion for private care

By Kate Randall, 30 July 2014

The scandal at Veterans Affairs has been seized on as a pretext for opening up veterans’ health care to privatization.

China’s former security chief Zhou Yongkang investigated for corruption

By Joseph Santolan, 30 July 2014

Zhou, an ex-member of the Politburo Standing Committee, China’s top leadership body, is the highest-ranking official ever to be brought up on corruption charges.