June

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Murdered because they wanted to protect the environment!

Environmental activists world wide  - including community leaders and journalists - were being killed at a rate of one per week during 2011 alone.

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Paraguay President Lugo ousted by the rich and powerful

Paraguay's President Fernando Lugo, a former Catholic bishop, advocated for his country's rural poor.

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Third oil spill in a month hits Canada

On June 19, 1,450 barrels of crude oil spilled from a pumping station on a pipeline operated by the Enbridge company.

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Cuba struggles for food self-sufficiency

Cuba is restructuring its economy. Agricultural changes are part of the process.

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Nuclear waste and other tales from London: Capitalism and the Olympics

The Games have become a hopeful, yet often futile, source of economic revitalization and jobs for the host city or country, which instead often winds up in debt. Greece is case in point.

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Paraguay President overthrown in “express coup” by Congress

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo was deposed in a 39 to 4 impeachment vote by the country's Senate. Vice President Federico Franco was sworn in as the new president.

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French elections increase European crisis drama

The French elections June 17 produced a decisive victory for President Francois Hollande's Socialist Party.

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Canada may fast-track Big Oil at expense of environment

Activists and critics alike are outraged at the Canadian government's recent decision to drastically downsize its environmental assessment process.

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At G-20, union leaders make the case for jobs not austerity

Union leaders, including AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, delivered the strong message that "austerity does not work," and only makes things worse for workers, to the G-20 leaders of the industrialized world, meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico.

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Greek left misses winning by a hair

Greece held a new election to correct the fact that in the last one, voters split their votes in such a way as to make the formation of a governing majority impossible.

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