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Defending Colombian political prisoner David Ravelo, and others

Ravelo led the fight in Barrancabermeja, his home city, against right-wing paramilitary domination.

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Activists eye anniversary of the arrest of the Cuban Five

Organizations and activists who have been fighting for freedom for the Cuban Five will descend on Washington D.C. during the week starting Sept. 11, for a series of political actions.

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Is Iraq breaking up?

A significant section of the Iraqi public is not willing to let the country split up.

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Ailí Labañino in Australia talks about the Cuban Five

The Cuban Five, arrested by the FBI in Miami on September 12, 1998, were political prisoners; three still are.

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Ukraine crisis the focus of NATO summit this week

A combination of regular Ukrainian military supplemented by private militias organized by right wing political groups had been bombarding the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk.

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Indonesia elects working-class metalhead president

Joko Widodo has become the president of Indonesia after winning 53.13 percent of the vote in the country's 2014 presidential election. He will take office Oct. 20.

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Argentina takes U.S. to World Court

Argentina has taken the United States to the International Court of Justice in the Hague over a U.S. federal judge's actions in a dispute about bond payments.

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German sour pickles: Gauck, militarism, and Gaza

When politicians vacation and little action is expected, the words German journalists use for this is "Saure-Gurken-Zeit" or "sour pickle time."

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U.K.: 150,000 rally for solidarity with the people of Gaza

Ms. Mahmood, the party's shadow exchequer secretary to the Treasury, made the plea at a 150,000-strong rally for solidarity with the people of Gaza on Saturday.

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Video: On Israel-Palestinian peace, a look at one vs. two-state solution

Here is a six-minute clip from a Google Hangout with co-editor Susan Webb and special guest Uri Weltmann, peace activist and leader of the Communist Party of Israel.

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