February

Italian elections reflect dangers facing Europe

The parliamentary elections carried out in Italy during the weekend of February 23-24 have created great worry in governments throughout Europe.

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Portuguese protest austerity

Hundreds of thousands of workers, students, pensioners, and others marched against the right-wing government of Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho and his enablers.

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Hypocrisy of U.S. “terrorism” accusations against Cuba

Last year, the United States once more confirmed Cuba's presence on the State Department's list of "State Sponsors of Terrorism." 

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Communists re-elected for 5th term in Tripura, India

The Communist Party of India-Marxist and Communist Party of India bagged a total of 50 seats out of 60 in the state parliament.

Land remains key to negotiated peace in Colombia

Coffee and cacao farmers are showing that social mobilization in Colombian streets and countryside will make sure such discussion becomes the order of the day.

Struggle over privatization of San Juan airport continues

The centrist government of Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla is going ahead with a privatization scheme involving the Luis Muñoz Marin airport.

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Raul Castro elected to final term as president of Cuba

Raul Castro was elected to his second term as Cuban president February 24, but he said it would be his last.

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Taking China's bullet train with slow clock

Last year, after participating in a Beijing conference on the crisis of capitalism and the future of world socialism, I took the bullet train to Nanjing, 620 miles away.

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Demand for inquiry into France's role in assassination of African leader

On Feb. 13, a member of the French Chamber of Deputies tabled a motion to begin a parliamentary investigation of the assassination of Captain Thomas Sankara, President of Burkina Faso, in 1987.

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Cyprus presidential election moves to second round

Austerity is the key issue facing Cypriot voters as they head to the polls for the second round of the presidential elections.

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