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Intellectual property rights and the TPP

Ever since Jefferson's time there has been a contest between two principal propositions on intellectual property (IP).

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Big questions emerge over congressional backing for Venezuelan protests

The idea of Venezuelans "protesting peacefully" reflects media bias. As protests mounted , police didn't intervene until gov. officers were attacked or burned.

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Iraqi women protest proposed Islamic law

Iraqi women demonstrated against a draft law that would permit the marriage of nine-year-old girls and automatically give child custody to fathers.

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Major media manipulates Venezuela coverage

The big demonstrations and counter demonstrations in Venezuela have been covered in the U.S. and international press and media, but how they are covered is a major issue.

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Is Ukraine one “regime change” too many?

Broader issues than Ukraine are at stake; like it or not, the United States can benefit from a cooperative relationship with Putin's Russia.

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“Giant” Fernando Gonzalez, Cuban Five prisoner, is home

At the airport, Gonzalez' wife Rosa Aurora, mother Magali Llort, and two sisters were the first to greet him. Cuban Five prisoner Rene Gonzalez, in Cuba since 2013, was also there.

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Ukrainian Communists: Defend constitution vs. ultra-right, privatizers

Demonstrators in Kiev and other areas of Ukraine have apparently succeeded in ousting President Victor Yanukovych from the presidential mansion. 

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EU promises loans to Ukraine for Greek-style austerity

Several European foreign affairs ministers are promising to help Ukraine obtain a loan from the International Monetary Fund.

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Canadian right trying to copycat U.S.-style voter suppression

The right-wing Conservative Party government of Stephen Harper is trying to push through U.S. Republican-style voter suppression legislation in Canada.

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Ukraine: Arrest warrant issued for fugitive President Yanukovych

Ukraine's coup government issued an arrest warrant for Viktor Yanukovych yesterday, holding him responsible for the deadly clampdown on fascist violence in Kiev.

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