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Oaxacan teachers challenge the test

The testing regime in Mexico is as entrenched as it is in the United States, and its political use is very similar - undermining the rights of teachers, and attacking unions that oppose it.

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Chilean student leaders inspire U.S. activists

Chilean student leaders Camila Vallejo and Noam Titelman visit the United States.

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Pakistan rallies around Malala Yousafzai

The 15-year-old Pakistani woman gravely wounded in a Taliban attack, has come to symbolize a broadening struggle in that country, against the extremist views the Taliban seeks to enforce there.

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Winds of change blow strong in Cuban colleges

Many regard Cuba's success in making education accessible and socially useful to have been a prime achievement of the Cuban Revolution.

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Cuba celebrates International Children's Day

Cuba puts itself onto a fiesta footing each June 1 to entertain "those they know" who want every happiness, love, and an unforgettable International Children's Day.

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Support grows for striking Quebec students

Police repression coupled with draconian measures to limit peaceful protest have failed to stop a student strike in Quebec.

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Honduran resistance group forms political party

Honduras' National Front for Popular Resistance gathered in Tegucigalpa, Feb. 11-12, to launch a political party. The name, Liberation and Re-foundation Party (Libre), is timely: Honduras is mired in catastrophe.

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Dickens "more relevant than ever" in Britain

On the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens's birth, his biographer Claire Tomalin warned that the great novelist's depiction of injustice in society was still "amazingly relevant."

Colombia’s students defend public education, join worldwide movement

Colombian students are rejecting a government proposal aimed at privatizing public higher education. Students are demanding an alternative education that's democratic, free, and serves the great majority.

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Interview with Chilean student leader Camila Vallejo: They'll see that it's worthwhile

She's president of the Chilean Students' Federation, and a picture of Karl Marx hangs in her office. Camila Vallejo, 23 years old, has been instrumental in propelling Chile's student movement, mobilized now for almost six months.

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