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Syriza and the Greek earthquake: a deeper look

Almost before the votes were counted in the recent Greek elections, battle lines were being drawn all over Europe.

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Celebrating Syriza victory, Greeks “finally feel some hope”

Radical left leader Alexis Tsipras took over Monday as austerity-wracked Greece's new prime minister.

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Germany today: People challenging new right extremists

Recent events here in Germany remind me of a playground see-saw, with constant ups and downs of one side and the other.

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Caribbean states, Uruguayan president demand end of U.S. blockade of Cuba

The Caribbean Community, known as CARICOM, has once more called for an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba.

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The present and future of Jerusalem: a peace activist’s view

Since the war between Israel and the surrounding Arab states, the mantra for many Israeli politicians has been "Jerusalem, the united and undivided eternal capital of Israel."

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Subversion contractors an obstacle to U.S.-Cuba ties

The focus so far has been on pushing Obama toward changes he is legally authorized to carry out. The missing link, however, may be popular pressure put on Congress.

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Caribbean states, Uruguayan president demand end of Cuba blockade

The Caribbean Community, known as CARICOM, has once more called for an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba.

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Reds and Greens triumphant in Germany

In a way the victory recalled those of Obama in 2008 and 2012. They marked an amazing defeat of racists; this coalition is a blow to primitive anti-communism.

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Germany sees confrontations with police too

Police confrontations in Germany have not been quite as severe as some have been in Ferguson. But some have been dramatic enough.

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Left candidate clinches victory in Uruguay presidential runoff

The Vazquez victory should be seen within the context of the Bolivarian dynamic, a multinational movement in South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

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