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Dickens "more relevant than ever" in Britain

On the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens's birth, his biographer Claire Tomalin warned that the great novelist's depiction of injustice in society was still "amazingly relevant."

Guatemala dictator to stand trial

Guatemalan prosecutors announced Jan. 26 that 85-year-old Efraín Ríos Montt, military dictator in 1982-1983, was going to trial in March.

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Left or right - where’s the threat?

The "crime" of those on the left, aside from occasional rocks or bottles thrown at Nazis, was a failure to support the "basic libertarian democratic order."

Pakistan generals profit from mayhem, communists say

In a recent analysis, the Communist Party of Pakistan says the Obama administration is interested in working out a political settlement in Afghanistan "in order to cut down its colossal expenditures there."

Iran sanctions are no solution, says solidarity organization

CODIR Assistant General Secretary Jamshid Ahmadi made clear the position of human rights and peace organizations in relation to Iran.

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U.S. steelworkers campaign to free Colombian political prisoners

"We are working in close conjunction with Justice for Colombia in Great Britain on the political prisoners campaign," says USW Senior Counsel Dan Kovalik.

Cuba's Communist Party holds national conference

While the Congress concentrated on recommendations applying to Cuba's economy, the conference dealt mostly with Party functioning.

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Dresden citizens say, “Don’t privatize our hospitals!”

In what is seen as a major blow to corporate interests, over 84 percent of voters rejected privatization by voting "Ja" to retain public democratic control.

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Is seal killing at an end?

Sealing - a grotesque business that involves killing seals for both their fur and meat - may soon see its last days in Canada.

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"Bread, freedom, human dignity": Mass protest returns to Tahrir Square

Hundreds of thousands rallied in Cairo's Tahrir Square and in other Egyptian cities Wednesday on the first anniversary of the Jan. 25, 2011, uprising  that led to the ouster of dictator Hosni Mubarak.

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