September

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Rocky road to Venezuela presidential elections

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, winner of elections in 2000 and 2006 by overwhelming majorities, is heavily favored in voting set for October 7.

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Under death threats, Mexican labor leader leaves country

Blanca Velasquez left the country this month and suspended a two-year legal battle she has had with the government, according to the AFL-CIO's Solidarity Center.


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Syria and the dogs of war

Once loosed, the dogs of war range where they will.

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Civilian deaths mount as U.S. drones strike Pakistan

A small sampling of media headlines points to a problem raised repeatedly by international, peace and human rights organizations.

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India’s shopkeepers go on strike over “Walmart decision”

Storeowners across India shut down their shops to protest the government's decision to allow foreign companies like Walmart access to the nation's retail market.

Three killers and a blurry background

What connection is there between a sheepishly smiling politician and the mad rage of a bloodthirsty mob bent on murder in a Baltic coast town 150 miles away?

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Should mining in Greenland follow the U.S.’s example?

There are serious talks about turning the country into a mining frontier in order to access its many precious metals.

Hondurans challenge gov’t land seizures, anti-worker law

Police with clubs and tear gas attempting to disperse protesting small farmers in Lower Aguan, Honduras detained 25 of them.

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Japan abandoning nuclear power by 2040

The global nuclear industry faces tough times - and activists feel optimistic - in light of historic news that Japan has decided to abandon nuclear power.

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Berlin: A conference of anti-fascists and the story of a ring

A small but moving episode marked the regular annual meeting of the German organization Fighters and Friends of the Spanish Republic 1936-1939.

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