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Iranian regime keeps progressive women off the ballot

Smoke and mirrors regarding elections must not be allowed to divert activists from the reality of life in the Islamic Republic.

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, remembering Kevin Barry

On St. Patrick's Day, devoted to honoring the Irish heritage, we pause to remember Kevin Gerard Barry.

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European Union, Cuba reach “landmark” agreement

The EU shift could be attributed to "interest by European countries in maintaining their position as trading partners with Cuba."

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Inuit, Indigenous women face Third World conditions in Quebec jails

In April 2015, Quebec's Protecteur du Citoyen, or Ombudsperson, took a tour of detention cells in northern Quebec.

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Spain’s election stalemate continues; social democrats refuse compromise

The effort by Pedro Sánchez to form a government brings to mind the story of the hunter who goes into the forest with one bullet in his rifle.

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Berta Cáceres, Indigenous environmental leader, murdered in Honduras

At least two men in ski masks fractured her arm and leg, and then shot her at least eight times, killing her.

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Iranian union leader talks sanctions, war, and struggle

He talks about the challenges and struggles of Iranian workers and the likely effects of the nuclear deal on the economy.

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Jamaica government ousted in election; Austerity policies blamed

Jamaica has been experiencing economic decline, sky-high unemployment, and a seemingly intractable crime rate for years.

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Iran elections: disqualifying candidates, arresting unionists

In the Iran parliamentary election held February 26, progressive Iranians and trade unionists got little reprieve from the repressive theocratic state in the run-up to the vote.

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Bacardi and the defense of Cuban sovereignty

Bacardi is a multi-national entity, not a U. S. corporation. Its headquarters are in Bermuda, a tax-free haven for corporate profits.

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