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Today in history: World day of prayer for the environment

In a historic and far-reaching move, as part of Pope Francis' efforts to highlight environmental issues, the Vatican declared Sept. 1 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

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Hundreds of thousands march against austerity in Britain

A quarter of a million angry voices challenged the government's "dangerous and unjust" spending cuts at the weekend.

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In Germany: From the U.S. Embassy to small town thugs

This was a minor victory; in over twenty years it was the first petition on Mumia which the embassy has accepted.

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Support builds for Peace and Planet mobilization

Peace, faith, environment and labor organizations are mobilizing for the Peace and Planet conference and march at the United Nations April 24-26.

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Claudia Jones Communist, anti-racist and feminist

Paying tribute to Claudia Jones, activist and tireless fighter for working-class women.

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U.K.: 150,000 rally for solidarity with the people of Gaza

Ms. Mahmood, the party's shadow exchequer secretary to the Treasury, made the plea at a 150,000-strong rally for solidarity with the people of Gaza on Saturday.

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Thousands of Israelis protest Gaza war in Tel-Aviv

Some 7,000 Israelis protested the war in Gaza under the banner: "No more deaths - Israeli-Palestinian peace, now,"  the largest protest against the Israeli military operation in Gaza thus far.

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Unions organize historic event on Cyprus

The big event was held in the capital city of Lefkosia (Nicosia) and attracted a massive turnout from the populace, especially labor.

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Quito youth meet continues world festival tradition

Just hours after the passing of Nelson Mandela in December, over 8,000 youth from around the globe began gathering at the 18th World Festival of Youth and Students in Quito, Ecuador.

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Mexico after 20 years of NAFTA: poor and getting poorer

20 years after the North American Free Trade Agreement came into force, farmers and workers in Mexico, the U.S., and Canada suffer from corporate profiteering.

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