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Vietnam appeals to public for help on China conflict

China sent a deep-water oil rig into Vietnamese marine territory, along with 80 ships, including military vessels, infuriating Vietnam, which has been trying to resolve the crisis diplomatically.

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Intellectual property rights and the TPP

Ever since Jefferson's time there has been a contest between two principal propositions on intellectual property (IP).

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Iraq: The struggle for new labor and trade union laws

Progress on enacting a new trade union law in Iraq is still stalled.

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"Humanitarian intervention" in Syria is a hoax

The language the administration is using to argue for an attack on Syria is morally bankrupt power politics, not humanitarianism, and would violate international law.

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Cuba drops most restrictions on foreign travel

The Cuban government announced new policies on foreign travel from Cuba to take effect January 14, 2013. Cubans may leave the island for any purpose on presentation of a valid passport and an entry visa,

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Brazil probes dictatorship's human rights abuses

Brazil's government will now investigate human rights violations committed by the right-wing military dictatorship that ruled the country from 1964 to 1985.

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U.S. intransigence on Cuban Five prisoners a high stakes game

With appeals all but exhausted, the only hope for relief of unremitting judicial abuse of the Cuban Five lies with President Barack Obama.

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Lawmakers grant Suriname president immunity for murders

Suriname parliament granted President Desi Brouterse immunity for 1982 murders, raising ire of human rights groups.

Former Guatemalan strongman, on trial, may beat genocide rap

Soldiers terrorized and murdered at record levels during his tenure.

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Free Colombian political prisoner David Ravelo!

September 14 was the end of David Ravelo Crispo's first year in jail and a time of renewed solidarity for this human rights activist imprisoned in Colombia.

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