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It's ugly: Germany arms Saudi Arabia

Media reports left two aspects unmentioned. The tank manufacturers profiting most from the deal, Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann and Rheinmetall, have always been generous in political donations. The other aspect is historical.

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Thomas Jefferson: On the breeding of kings

What did America's founders have to say about royalty?

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Argentina: Prosecution for child-thefts during dictatorship begins

Two former Argentinian dictators and some of their henchmen are on trial for charges charges of concocting a scheme to kidnap the babies of political opponents they murdered.

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State election may determine future of Mexican left

On July 3, voters in the central State of Mexico, in Mexico, will elect a new governor. More is at stake than one governorship out of 31 in this country of 108 million people. The future of the main left-center electoral party, the PRD (Revolutionary Democratic Party) also hangs in the balance.

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Basil Davidson, path-breaking historian of Africa, dies at 95

Basil Davidson, the great radical journalist whose books introduced a mass audience to Africa's history, died on July 9 at the age of 95.

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Seeing Sudan elections through the lens of history

The elections in Sudan have meaning not only for its people but neighboring countries, multinational corporations and imperialist powers, as well. It's through the larger historic, regional, and global contexts that recent events in Sudan can be understood. 

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International Women's Day: Forged in the flames of struggle

A hundred years have passed since the International Women's Day was first conceived - which makes Monday especially important. Over the last 10 to 15 years many thousands of women worldwide have begun to recognize and celebrate the day. But it is unfortunate that that its origins are not more widely known given its truly inspirational history.

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A tribute to Capt. Hugh Mulzac

Captain Hugh Mulzac was an important person in the early U.S. civil rights struggles and was the first African American to obtain a Master's License. This was the rank of Captain which qualified him to skipper an ocean-going cargo ship.

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The United States owes Haiti a big debt

Yesterday the Obama administration announced $100 million in financial aid for earthquake stricken Haiti. Good step, more is needed.

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Fidel & Che: An interview with the author

It lasted a mere 12 years, but the relationship between Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara changed the course of Cuba's history and continues to intrigue us today.

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