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Recalling Colombia’s Patriotic Union tragedy

Survivors of government persecution paid homage to Colombia's Patriotic Union, memorializing  victims of slaughter of UP activists, which, after nearly a quarter century, is still ongoing.

Communist youth leader murdered in Ecuador

Edwing Perez, secretary general of the Ecuadorian Communist Youth organization, died Nov. 10 from complications resulting from a vicious right-wing assault.

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Urzúa, miner number 33

Chilean miner #33, Luis Urzúa, the leader of the entrapped group,  embodies Chile's history from Allende to Pinochet to now with working-class dignity and tenacious faith in his fellow miners and humankind.

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Colombia’s Communists celebrate 80 years in fight for democracy, unity

The Colombian Communist Party turned 80 this month and celebrated eight decades of struggle.

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May Day message from the Acropolis

Members of the Communist Party of Greece staged a symbolic occupation of the Acropolis May 4, hanging enormous banners bearing the slogan "Peoples of Europe rise up."

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Iraq elections: a tale of big money and ugly politics

Many Iraqis hoped the March elections would advance a united national consensus to build a sovereign democratic Iraq, free of foreign occupation, but it appears that struggle has a ways to go.

Czech young communists meet after four-year ban

Young Czech communists met in Prague on Saturday for their first congress since the government banned their organisation nearly four years ago.

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Jyoti Basu, great son of India, dies at 95

Jyoti Basu, a grand man of Indian politics and socialist movement who enjoyed tremendous popularity and respect, died Jan. 17 at age 95.

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Chilean communists win seats for first time since Allende

Seven of eight million registered voters (88%) turned out for Chile's December general elections, and the results made news worldwide.

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Conservative presidential candidate takes Chilean vote

Presidential and congressional elections on Dec. 13 were bad news for the Chilean left and working class.

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