February

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Massive demonstrations challenge anti-worker policies in Portugal, Spain

In both countries, austerity measures include massive cuts in wages and pensions, elimination of the social safety net, privatization of public property and attacks on labor rights.

Olympics tainted by BP, Dow involvement, critics charge

The London Olympics risks being toxically tainted by its links to companies responsible for global pollution.

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Fight continues over highway through Bolivian indigenous preserve

An indigenous-led government at odds with an indigenous opposition exemplifies one contradiction surfacing during the fight.

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Athens burns after austerity approval

After approving a controversial new bill, which guts minimum wage and public services, Athens erupted in flames as rioters filled the streets with their outrage.

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Flower workers: giving Valentine's Day new meaning

Colombian workers - mostly female - who cut and ship flowers must endure substandard pay and conditions, reports the AFL-CIO. This holiday would provide an excellent opportunity to show support for them.

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Saudi Arabia going nuclear - why no uproar?

Saudi Arabia recently announced its intention to launch its own nuclear program, saying it needs to diversify its energy sources.

In a first, Haiti attends Latin American ALBA meeting

The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America held its eleventh meeting Caracas, Venezuela, to decide on a joint economic program.

Egypt blocks National Endowment for Democracy

Egypt's military government announced recently that 43 people face prosecution on charges of using foreign money to influence Egyptian politics.

Britain's Morning Star feels no joy on queen's anniversary

Defenders of the status quo assert that the monarchy is largely symbolic or even little more than a tourist attraction, but its residual powers are real, extensive and undemocratic.

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Talk of military intervention in Syria recalls Iraq debacle

The talk of covert action, "no fly zones," and military involvement via proxies has ratcheted up following the Russian and Chinese veto of a UN Security Council resolution.

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