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Greeks kick bankers and austerity politicians in the teeth

This courageous vote hit usually smug politicians and bankers so hard you could almost hear their teeth rattle.

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Changing captains in Germany’s Left Party

The Left Party is the only opposition force with any real clout in Germany, so a gathering with representatives of its 60,000 members was important enough.

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A hot weekend and a chilly G7 summit

Top leaders of seven nations at the G7 Summit discuss "the global economy as well as... foreign, security and development policy."

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Massive anti-austerity march as Portugal prepares for national elections

The red hammer-and-sickle banners of the Portuguese Communist Party and the green flags of the Green Ecological Party filled the streets of Lisbon.

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Venezuela: two in custody in murder of Bolivarian legislator

Last year, Robert Serra was murdered in his apartment in Caracas, along with Maria Herrera, his companion and political helper. 

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TPP’s evil twin advances in European Parliament

The legislative arm of the European Union approved a position statement backing, with modifications, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

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Germany: many strikes and a big scandal

A locomotive engineers strike stopped freight cars and passenger traffic; meanwhile, Angela Davis visited Berlin and elsewhere in Germany.

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Today in history: Forward-looking Uruguayan President José Mujica turns 80

On this date in 1935, José Alberto Mujica Cordano was born in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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Right wingers attend “side” meetings during Summit of the Americas

There was a lot of action on the side, at parallel meetings and the Summit of the Peoples.

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MoveOn moves to halt GOP sabotage of Iran nuke deal

MoveOn.org is warning that the Republican-led Senate could be starting down the path to a new war in the Mideast.

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