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“Red Spring” for the left in India’s Kerala state

What were the issues culminating in this victory? The Left Democratic Front fought for the wages and living conditions of Kerala's workers and peasants.

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Continued political instability challenges Spain’s left to unite

A failure by the left to unite will open the door for Europe's resurgent far right, whose xenophobia and racism have gained ground all over the continent.

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Communist Party of France plans to build broad left coalition

French communists pledged that they will have half a million conversations with French voters this fall. 

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Peruvian presidential runoff: A squeaker

A broad left coalition in the Andean nation asked supporters to help defeat a right-wing extremist.

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LGBTQ equality movement Pink Dot navigates conservatism in Singapore

In an authoritarian society, the activists behind Pink Dot walk a fine line.

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French Communists convene international peace conference in Paris

More than a hundred delegates from organizations around the globe gathered here June 1 for the International Conference for World Peace and Progress.

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The Bolivarian crisis: Is Latin America’s “pink tide” receding?

Two hundred years after Simón Bolívar decreed slavery's end, the modern-day leftist movement named for him appears to be stalling across Latin America.

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Philippines elects “Trump of the East” as new president

He claims to be a "socialist" while threatening to kill trade unionists and courting big investors at the expense of the poor in his home city.

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Brazil: President Rousseff ousted by Senate, Temer names right wing Cabinet

The accusation was that Rousseff's government had filled budget shortfalls in 2014 and 2015 by shifting money from the central bank to cover social welfare programs' needs.

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Who is to blame for Europe’s refugee “problem”?

Europe today, though not dead, is in deep disarray, heart-rendingly for very many and menacingly for the world.

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