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Brazil: Amid coup talk, massive demonstrations for and against Dilma

Mass demonstrations took place Mar. 14 in a number of Brazilian cities in support of President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers' Party.

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Socialist-minded people still need to discuss implosion of Soviet socialism

All socialist-minded people should be encouraged to discuss Sam Webb's "Season's Reflections on Socialism."

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Cuba’s infant mortality rate at its lowest level ever

Cuba's infant mortality rate (IMR) for 2014 was 4.2, unchanged from the previous year and again the lowest in Cuban history. 

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Trade (and geopolitical) wars cut oil prices

There is a trade war in oil and fossil fuels. It has four causes I can identify.

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The worry about Assata Shakur

A concern has been raised about the fate of Assata Shakur, an African-American activist who was given political asylum by the government of Fidel Castro in 1982.

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The present and future of Jerusalem: a peace activist’s view

Since the war between Israel and the surrounding Arab states, the mantra for many Israeli politicians has been "Jerusalem, the united and undivided eternal capital of Israel."

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Secret tribunals part of “Trojan Horse” Trans-Pacific trade deal

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a free trade agreement between the U.S. and 11 Asian and Pacific countries that few people have heard of.

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Crisis in Colombian peace talks: who is responsible?

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced a halt to peace talks in Havana between his government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

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New York Times editorializes against U. S. anti-Cuban blockade

The New York Times wants Cuba off the U.S. list of nations that sponsor terrorism, and it hopes that ending the blockade will improve U.S. relations with Latin America.

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Ukraine Elections: Free and democratic?

Sectors of the ultra-right with fascist and Nazi origins were allowed to run riot by the respectable" conservatives who took over the Ukrainian government in February.

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