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Iranian gesture causes cautious optimism

Iran's new President, Hassan Rouhani, has initiated a possibly constructive dialogue with President Obama.


What does the UN Syria report really say?

UN weapons inspectors, in their long-awaited report on the alleged chemical weapons attacks in the Damascus area, did not determine who perpetrated the attacks.


Teachers in crosshairs on Mexico’s 203rd birthday

As Mexico celebrated its 203rd independence day this past weekend, teachers found themselves in the crosshairs of reactionary politicians.


Will the left return to power in Honduras?

Amid declining living standards and a terrible security situation, Hondurans go to the polls on Nov. 24 to elect a new president, national legislature, and local officials.


Saul Landau told truth about Cuba

Saul Landau - reporter, author of 14 books, filmmaker (45 of them), poet, college professor, and determined foe of U.S. assaults on Cuba - died Sept. 9 in Alameda, Calif., at the age of 77.


Forty years after fascist coup, Chile may elect socialist, again

Forty years ago today Chilean President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a U.S.-abetted coup because he was a socialist; in two months Chileans may elect Michelle Bachelet, another socialist.


New Canadian "super union" aims for different kind of unionism

TORONTO - Canada's progressive movement just gained a giant new ally as thousands of delegates, representing more than 300,000 workers, founded Unifor, a new union aimed at transforming the labor scene in this country.


Opposition grows against Syrian bombing as breakthrough emerges

A steady blare of horns honking greeted dozens of demonstrators holding signs aloft opposing U.S. military action in Syria at a Chicago neighborhood vigil Sept. 9.


As elections loom in Germany, few support Obama on Syria

BERLIN - Although Germany has had a resurgence of neo-Nazi attacks on refugees, U.S.-Germany relations have garnered much media attention with a possible U.S. attack on Syria and the National Security Agency spying scandal.


Turkey: "Do as I say, not as I do"

Turkey has joined the U.S., Britain, and France in calling for military intervention in neighboring Syria, following the reported deployment of a chemical nerve agent against Syrian civilians.

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