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Egypt blocks National Endowment for Democracy

Egypt's military government announced recently that 43 people face prosecution on charges of using foreign money to influence Egyptian politics.

Britain's Morning Star feels no joy on queen's anniversary

Defenders of the status quo assert that the monarchy is largely symbolic or even little more than a tourist attraction, but its residual powers are real, extensive and undemocratic.


Chilean communists take a hit as protests mount

A group of 50 self proclaimed, "rebel students" on September 12 attacked the Santiago offices of the Chilean Communist Party's (CP) Central Committee.


British riots spurred by "greed is good" society

These attitudes were reproduced so grotesquely by the needy inadequates on TV shows such as The Apprentice.


Murdoch hacking scandal crossing the Atlantic

Sen. John Rockefeller called for a congressional investigation of charges that Rupert Murdoch's journalists attempted to buy 9/11 victims' phone records.


Obama threatens veto of tighter curbs on Cuba travel

President Obama has threatened a veto of a House bill if it includes tightened restrictions on Cuban-American travel and aid to Cuba.


Fair and balanced? Hacking scandal rocks Murdoch media empire

Billionaire Rupert Murdoch tried to squelch the hacking scandal engulfing his media empire by closing down his British tabloid, News of the World, but the firestorm continues to spread.


Communists assess India election defeat

India's Communists assess electoral defeats, and renew commitment to democracy and mass struggle.


Kurds gain in Turkish elections

Turkey's ruling party sought a third term in elections Sunday, aiming to build on economic and diplomatic advances in recent years as well as introduce a new constitution it says will make the country more democratic.


Iraqi youth activists released from detention

The four charged that they had been arrested for participating in demonstrations calling for political reform, ending corruption and providing services to the people.

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