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Greek coalition says anti-austerity left alliance necessary

Dimitris Papadimoulis was re-elected as a deputy for Syriza, the left coalition in Greece, on May 6. He presents his analysis.

Europe and Africa: a genocidal history

During the "scramble for Africa" at the end of the 19th century, Germany had entered the game partly for economic and partly for geopolitical reasons.

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Massive demonstrations challenge anti-worker policies in Portugal, Spain

In both countries, austerity measures include massive cuts in wages and pensions, elimination of the social safety net, privatization of public property and attacks on labor rights.

French election pollsters: Sarkozy slipping, both left and far right advancing

France elects a new president on April 22, with a runoff possible on May 6. As this date approaches, it would appear that incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy is going to have trouble holding on to power.

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General strike shuts down Portugal

A general strike called by Portuguese unions against austerity measures imposed by international finance capital practically shut down Portugal last Thursday.

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General strike shuts down Greece; demonstrators attacked causing one death

There have been many demonstrations in Greece during the past two years since the government's solvency crisis began, but this past week surpassed all in terms of militancy and scale.

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Protests in Spain against austerity cuts gain wide support

The European Union and European Central bank are forcing European nations saddled with heavy debt loads to cut public services. Spain is among them.

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Massive explosion rocks Cyprus naval base

The blast is said to have been one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history.

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Ukraine reds: still resisting despite the odds

Red flags will fly as a challenge to those in the Ukrainian parliament who have sought to impose a legal ban on symbols of the Soviet period.

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In Cyprus, Communists gain, but so do rightists

In parliamentary elections May 22 in the island nation of Cyprus, the governing AKEL party - the island's Communist Party - gained seats and increased its voting percentage.

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