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Today in history: Birthday of South African liberation fighter Oliver Tambo

Oliver Reginald Tambo, anti-apartheid politician and revolutionary, was born on this date in 1917. 


Fair trade community rallies around Nepal

The people of Nepal seem to be disappointed in the government, like the government is holding them back from taking care of each other.


Iraq says ISIS demolishes ruins to cover up looting operations

Experts speculate that large pieces are destroyed for the benefit of the cameras, while more portable items are smuggled to dealers in Turkey.


Chicago artist creates “Guernica”-sized painting to mark Armenian genocide

This painting is just one aspect of Project 1915, a non-profit Kazarian started to foster dialogue about genocide, tolerance, and forgiveness.


In Germany: From the U.S. Embassy to small town thugs

This was a minor victory; in over twenty years it was the first petition on Mumia which the embassy has accepted.


In Israeli elections Arab citizens emerge as key to future

The new Joint List is now being hailed from the center to the left as the bright spot in the Israeli political scene.


Mexico student teachers still missing, reverberations continue

In the Mexican Congress and among the public, government statements about the incident are being met with scorn.


“In the Fields of the North” photos on the border wall

"In the Fields of the North" is an exhibition of photographs of farm workers in the U.S., almost all migrants from Mexico.


Colombian peace talks in serious jeopardy

After reaching partial agreements on agrarian reform and political participation, negotiators tackled drug trafficking. But after five months of discussion, they recessed without an agreement.


South Africa, then and now

In all the words emitted on the occasion of the passing of Nelson Mandela, one thread questions whether anything significant was accomplished with the end of apartheid.

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