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What the Greek “no” vote means for American workers

All the workers of the world, I hope, hear the Greek voice, as in ages past they did. Solidarity. Its time is now.

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The Bushes, dirty tricks and regime change in nuclear-free Palau

On June 30, 1985, 30 years ago today, Haruo Remeliik, the president of anti-nuclear Palau, had his brains blown out.

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Enforcement not the answer to Europe’s immigration problems

International law guarantees the right to seek asylum; seizing boats and mass detentions are violations of this right.

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Today in history: Good sex with Dr. Ruth

Today is the birthday of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, born (as Karola Ruth Siegel) in 1928 in Wiesenfeld, Germany.

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Yemen war redraws Middle East fault lines

Yemen, the small country tucked into the bottom of the Arabian Peninsula, is shattering old alliances and spurring new ones.

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Today in history: The Lusitania is torpedoed and sinks 100 years ago

The British passenger liner Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat 18 miles off the Irish coast.

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U.S. sends forces to train Ukraine National Guard, communists repressed

Some 300 U.S. military personnel are carrying out a training program for the Ukrainian National Guard near the city of Lviv.

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Cuban women’s success is America’s hope

Cuban women occupy 48 percent of the parliament and out of 15 provinces in Cuba, women lead 10.

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Nuclear weapons group praises historic Iran agreement

"This historic agreement will ensure Iran will not produce a nuclear weapon, making the U.S. and the world a safer place."

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Greece: debt and memory of war

Memory is selective and therein lies an explanation for some of the deep animosity between Berlin and Athens in the current debt crisis.

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