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Compromise and coalitions prompt soul-searching for German left

When Die Linke joins the Social Democrats as junior partner, its vote drops; the reason is simple: the left abandons its role as fighting opposition.

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Brazil's coup government represses Olympics protests, attempts pension and health cuts

The Temer government's actions against demonstrators are consistent with the regressive policies enacted since he stole the presidency from Dilma Rousseff.

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South Africa: African National Congress faces setback in local elections

ANC's Communist Party partners say voters were clear: Don't assume your struggle credentials will forever act as an excuse for arrogance and predatory behavior.

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Israeli army jails nonviolent Jewish peace activists

The suffering of Hebron's Palestinians is emblematic of the oppression and discrimination burdening Palestinians living in the area controlled by Israel.

July 26 on the mind, in Cuba and everywhere

Revolutionaries went on to defeat the U. S. supported dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. In doing so, they launched the Cuban project of building a socialist society.

Brexit or Lexit – the Left has its work cut out

The Brexit represents either a moment of opportunity for the Left to challenge Europe's oligarchy--or a chance for nationalists to poison the UK's politics.

British Iraq War report is damning for former PM Tony Blair

Report on the UK's role in ginning up the Iraq war is damning, but doesn't go far enough in condemning the killing of Iraqi civilians.

Another tragic anniversary this week: July 20, 1944 in Germany

This date marked an attempt to kill Adolf Hitler and overthrow the Third Reich.  That too should be remembered.

Attempted Coup: We want neither the coup nor the one-man dictatorship!

The defeat of the coup alone does not mean that Turkey has a democracy.

Tragic anniversaries with lessons for today

We in the United States should learn from the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship.