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World Notes: Australia, Iran, Cuba and more

Global warming and coral reefs; rape as an act of war;  nuclear weapons, Russian labor laws and Venezuelan nationalization

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On eight-nation trip, Chavez promotes multi-polar world

On a eight-country tour, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez signed 69 agreements and said his country seeks to build a multi-polar world.

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At UN, Obama highlights break with Bush policies

Obama's boldest statements came in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, when he dismissed "cynics" who say a just peace is impossible.

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World Notes: UN, Pakistan, Iran, Honduras, South Africa, Cuba

The International Labor Organization issued a report August 12 indicating that at the end of 2009 81 million people between 15 and 24 years of age were unemployed, up from 11.9 percent in 2007 to 13 percent last year.

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Appeal for support for Iran hunger strikers

Hunger strikers in Iran's notorious Evin Prison are approaching their third week without food in protest at being transferred to solitary confinement, inhuman prison conditions and violent treatment.

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Iran, one year after the election

The passing of the anniversary of the June 12, 2009, election, which returned Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to office, has been marked by intensification of the crackdown on opposition voices in Iran.

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Iran's neo-liberal agenda

With mass protests expected on June 12, the anniversary of last year's fraudulent election, it's important to understand the regime's anti-popular roots and intentions.

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Iranian unionists, students prepare for nationwide protests

WASHINGTON (PAI)--Iranian unions, students and human rights activists readied nationwide protests.

Iran, Brazil, Turkey and the ghost of Lord Palmerston

Recent events bring to mind what Britain's Lord Palmerston said in the 1800s: "England has no permanent friends and no permanent enemies, only permanent interests."

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Iran executions prompt mass condemnation

International condemnation by trade unionists and human rights activists has greeted the execution of five political prisoners by the Iranian authorities on May 9.

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