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Explosions in Venezuelan capital, ultra-left blamed as tensions rise

Four small explosive devices were detonated, three at a shopping mall and another near the Venezuelan National Assembly building.

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Peace finally possible in Colombia, justice less certain

An agreement to end five decades of armed conflict between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the government of that country now seems inevitable.

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World facing "new extremes" in the widening wealth gap

Wealth inequality will grow, and with it greater instability, continued crisis, and deepening misery for the world's working people.

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Right and left face off in Venezuelan legislature

Since Maduro's United Socialist Party of Venezuela lost its majority in the Dec. 6 legislative election, its battle with right forces has entered a new stage. 

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New bombings raise tensions, repression in Turkey

A suicide bombing, evidently carried out by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, killed ten German tourists in a historic square in downtown Istanbul, Turkey. 

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Israel and Palestine: Occupation, the peace movement, and the international left

The following is the text of a talk at the meeting of the Federal Committee of Die Linke, the left party of Germany.

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Why the B-52 failed

I opened my copy of the New York Times to find an article titled, "After 60 Years, B-52's Still Dominate the U.S. Fleet."

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Venezuelan Communist Party leaders analyze election disaster

Our delegation from the North American-based Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle met with leaders of the Venezuelan Communist Party for an assessment of the results.

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Is International Migrants Day destined to be a day of mourning?

Today, December 18, is officially recognized by the United Nations as International Migrants' Day. 

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Ultra-right makes worrisome advances in French regional elections

In France, as in other European countries, the most common interpretation of the right's surge is hostility toward immigrants, refugees and foreigners in general.

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