World News

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-chileanycl520x306.jpg

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.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-Malivoterscrop520x300.jpg

Mali elections go smoothly, but problems remain

In a runoff presidential election on August 12, former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita easily beat engineer Soumaila Cisse.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-checkpointcharlie397x520.jpg

Berlin still hopes for an end to all war

The hot, seemingly untroubled vacation days in Germany have been disturbed by two abbreviations, NSU and NSA.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-800px-RedSquareMoscowRussia.jpg

Is the world of advertising swallowing Russia?

Moscow seems engulfed by the modern world of advertising; the signs, ads and billboards sometimes remind me of Times Square.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-paraguayfarmersprotest520x300.jpg

Rightist wins Paraguay presidency, Left advances in Congress

Paraguayans are now wondering what kind of president Horacio Cartes will turn out to be.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-germanyprotest520x300.jpg

German troops in Africa evoke bad memories

On February 28, Germany's Bundestag members of most political parties voted to send German troops to Mali.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-TunisTunisia520x300.jpg

Murder of Tunisian leftist causes uproar

Tunisia was the site of the first blooming of the "Arab Spring." The assassination of Tunisian leftist politician Chokri Belaid by unknown gunmen has thrown this North African country into turmoil.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-Berlusconi400x300.jpg

Berlusconi heaps praise on Mussolini

Berlusconi, a billionaire media titan, whose conservatives are polling second in voter surveys ahead of next month's election, spoke to reporters a during ceremony commemorating the Holocaust.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-Shulyavskarespublika279x415.jpg

Today in labor history: Workers take power in Kiev

On December 11, 1905, in support of the worker uprising and general strike in Moscow, the Council of Workers' Deputies of Kiev decided to stage a mass uprising against oppressive czarist rule.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-nieyemer520x300.jpg

Oscar Niemeyer, visionary architect and Communist, dies at 104

A Communist who experienced persecution, exile, and the shifting fortunes of our movement, his dedication to the struggle for a better world inspired generations of activists.

1 2 3 4 6