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2013 "Are You Serious?" Awards

Every year Dispatches From The Edge gives awards to news stories and newsmakers that fall under the category of "Are you serious?" Here are the awards for 2013.

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Kerry declares end of Monroe Doctrine: Is it for real?

Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, the Monroe Doctrine is hated as an oppressive mechanism whereby the U.S. claims the unilateral right to limit the national sovereignty of area nations.

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Obama at UN

President Obama strained in Monday's United Nations speech to explain the rationale behind U.S. foreign policy.

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No U.S.-NATO intervention in Syria

No matter who is to blame for the chemical attacks, an escalated war with U.S. and NATO involvement would be disastrous. We strongly oppose an escalation of the war via U.S. and NATO intervention. 

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The Cuban Revolution began in 1959

One thing is apparent to anyone who has studied Cuban society as Esteban Morales has: the subject of racism is far from "taboo" in Cuba.

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Ben Bella, guts and inspiration of Algerian Revolution, mourned

Ahmed Ben Bella, a leader of Algeria's liberation struggle and the country's first president, died on April 11 at his home in Algiers.

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Why are we still stuck with failed U.S. policy on Cuba?

And yet normalization of relations with Cuba seems dead in the water. What explains the tenacity of this retrograde policy?

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In John Sayles' "Amigo" God was busy somewhere else

John Sayles has done us a service in detailing the day-to-day events in a small village occupied by American troops.

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Superman: Truth and justice for all, not just the U.S.

To say the least, Superman always meant more to me than just fighting for "truth, justice and the American way."  Recently he proved that.

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