July

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Turkey: Uprising’s currents run deep

Issues that fueled the May and June protests are hardly a laughing matter, and they are not about to quietly disappear.

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Japanese Communists may emerge as main opposition to "Abenomics"

International headlines have trumpeted Prime Minister Abe Shinzo's decisive win in Japan's upper house election July 21, but the election results indicate the potential defeat of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's economic and constitutional agenda.

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela on his 95th birthday

Former South African President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela celebrated his 95th birthday on Thursday, July 18.

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Egyptian Communists: Morsi ouster reflects popular will

July 6 interview with Salah Adli, the General Secretary of the Egyptian Communist Party.

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Panamanian right cedes to U.S. before elections

The president of Panama is putting on a big show right now. Is it for the benefit of the voters in the 2014 presidential and legislative elections, or is it for the U.S., the historical kingmaker of Panamanian politics?

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Bill clears way for 2014 gay weddings in England

Legislation to legalize gay marriage finally cleared Parliament, paving the way for the first same-sex weddings in England and Wales next summer.

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British postal unions slam privatization plan

There's a big bus trundling around London this week, manned by British postal workers - and they're not doing it for fun or to show sights to tourists

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Leading Communists among those arrested in Turkey

Leading members of the Turkish Communist Party are being rounded up and arrested.

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Black trade unionists call for new Cuba policies

Four Cubans being held in U.S. prisons should be released, according to a resolution passed by the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists at their 42nd Annual Convention.

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Anger grows over interference with Bolivian jet

Heads of state from South America's UNASUR met in Bolivia to angrily denounce what they see as a lack of respect by the U.S. and Europe for their own national sovereignity.

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