Ex-Guatemalan dictator found guilty of genocide

A three-judge panel headed by Judge Jazmin Barrios sentenced him to 80 years in prison.


No U.S. bases in Afghanistan!

In this week's news has come a sobering wake-up call for anyone hoping the end of 2014 will really mark the end of the U.S. war in Afghanistan.


So far, Obama resists pressure to attack Syria

The fact that the president is exercising caution at this point is, for many, a positive change from the Bush-Cheney approach.


Professor Falk stirs a firestorm

It doesn't take much to agitate the defenders of the official orthodoxy.


Britain to pay out to Mau Mau victims

Britain is negotiating compensation for thousands of Kenyans who were severely mistreated by their colonial rulers during the 1950s Mau Mau uprising.


Neonazi murder trial opens to protests

The highest-profile neonazi murder trial in Germany in decades opened today, with the five accused appearing in public for the first time since their arrest more than a year ago.


Oaxacan teachers challenge the test

The testing regime in Mexico is as entrenched as it is in the United States, and its political use is very similar - undermining the rights of teachers, and attacking unions that oppose it.

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