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Compromise and coalitions prompt soul-searching for German left

When Die Linke joins the Social Democrats as junior partner, its vote drops; the reason is simple: the left abandons its role as fighting opposition.

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Right and left in German state elections

The vicious slogans of the AfD and its fascist accompanists as well as to the guilty leaders of the old parties are still steering Germany into ever more dangerous waters.

 

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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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COP 21's Climate Generations is a magnet for young environmentalists

Countless young activists have flocked to France's capital to take part in what is shaping up to become a monumental and global environmental event.

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Portugal: Socialist government takes power with Left support

Antonio Luis Santos da Costa of the Socialist Party, forms a government with the support of the Communist, Ecologist (Green) and Left Bloc deputies in the national parliament.

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In Berlin 250,000 march against unfair trade

It was a day to remember, a date for the record books: It marked a surprising development in German politics!

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Top UAW organizer: Union campaign at Nissan a civil rights fight

"Unions are multi-cultural organizations that unite people around class issues, such as the  abuse of low-pay temp workers,"

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Guatemalan president accused of massive corruption by UN agency, prosecutor

The Sept. 6 elections cannot be seen as legitimate because of the multiple scandals concerning violations of campaign laws and the constitution.

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Hundreds of thousands march against austerity in Britain

A quarter of a million angry voices challenged the government's "dangerous and unjust" spending cuts at the weekend.

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Mixed results in Salvador vote: Big win for FMLN in capital

Those familiar with the process attribute delays to the complexity of the ballots and a new system of voting and weighing votes.

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