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US seizes on FIFA corruption to pursue campaign against Russia

By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 29 May 2015

The rampant financial corruption within football’s ruling body is being utilised by the US primarily as a propaganda weapon against Russia, chosen by FIFA to host the 2018 World Cup.

Federal court upholds block on Obama immigration plan

By Thomas Gaist, 29 May 2015

The Obama administration appears to have already accepted that its proposal for a slowdown in deportations will be shelved until at least 2016.

Why did the US Army ship live anthrax?

By Patrick Martin, 29 May 2015

The report that a US military lab sent live samples of anthrax, a deadly bioweapon, to facilities in nine US states and to a US military base in South Korea, raises many questions.

Rohingya refugees abused and killed in camps in Malaysia/Thailand

By John Roberts, 29 May 2015

The special meeting on Indian Ocean refugees today in Bangkok will do nothing to ease the plight of thousands of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis fleeing persecution.

Life inside a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

By our correspondent, 29 May 2015

Over 200,000 Burmese Rohingya live in scores of refugee settlements in Bangladesh.

Australian economy heading for recession

By Nick Beams, 29 May 2015

The rapid fall in business investment has shattered the scenario on which official economic policy has been based.

Judge orders release of photo showing Chicago cops posing as hunters with “suspect” wearing antlers

By Evan Blake, 29 May 2015

The obscene photograph underscores the increasingly criminal and misanthropic outlook of police in the United States.

Nebraska abolishes death penalty

By Jake Dean, 29 May 2015

The move by the US state takes place amid growing popular opposition to capital punishment following a string of gruesome “botched” executions.

UAW, Fiat Chrysler maintain silence on death of skilled trades worker

By Shannon Jones, 29 May 2015

Donald Megge, a 53-year-old skilled trades worker at the Jefferson North plant in Detroit was crushed to death May 5 while performing maintenance on a filter press.

Canada’s NDP pledges to “partner” with business as its poll numbers jump

By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, 29 May 2015

Should the NDP form Canada’s next government, it will uphold the interests of the Canadian bourgeoisie no less ruthlessly than the Conservatives or Liberals.