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Bayer-Monsanto merger can't erase Nazi chemists' past

Our correspondent in Berlin explores Bayer's troubled past and its links with the Nazis' most notorious death camp - Auschwitz.


This week in history: International Day of the Disappeared

The international day was created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives.


Hiroshima Day message: Abolish nuclear weapons, build lasting world peace

"Is it not time to honor the spirit of Hiroshima and clear the path toward a world free from that "absolute evil"? Is it not time to unify and manifest our passion in action?"


This week in history: Sesquicentennial of African-American explorer Matthew Henson

An explorer best known as the co-discoverer of the North Pole with Robert Edwin Peary in 1909.


Another tragic anniversary this week: July 20, 1944 in Germany

This date marked an attempt to kill Adolf Hitler and overthrow the Third Reich.  That too should be remembered.


Tragic anniversaries with lessons for today

We in the United States should learn from the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship. 


This week in history: Peoples’ Olympiad protests Berlin Olympics of 1936

Many of the athletes were sent by trade unions, workers' clubs and associations, socialist and communist parties and left-wing groups.


This week in history: Argentina independence bicentennial

July 9, 1816 marks the declaration of Argentine independence by the Congress of San Miguel de Tucumán, a city in the northwest of the country.


More than tacos and tequila: The anti-imperialist history of Cinco de Mayo

With all the fake mustaches and sombreros, it might be easy to forget Cinco de Mayo commemorates an 1862 Mexican victory over French invaders.


From the 1945 People’s World archives: Remembering the Holocaust

Milton Howard, a correspondent for the Daily Worker, saw Hitler's death camps. For Holocaust Remembrance Day, we re-publish his account.

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