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Israelis rally for peace protester

Dozens of supporters of Israeli conscientious objector Natan Blanc demonstrated outside military headquarters on Tuesday.

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Cuban Five’s Rene Gonzalez freed, push continues

Rene Gonzalez, one of the "Cuban Five" who have been imprisoned in the United States since 1998, is now free and back in Cuba.

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Ex-Guatemalan dictator found guilty of genocide

A three-judge panel headed by Judge Jazmin Barrios sentenced him to 80 years in prison.

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No U.S. bases in Afghanistan!

In this week's news has come a sobering wake-up call for anyone hoping the end of 2014 will really mark the end of the U.S. war in Afghanistan.

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So far, Obama resists pressure to attack Syria

The fact that the president is exercising caution at this point is, for many, a positive change from the Bush-Cheney approach.

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Professor Falk stirs a firestorm

It doesn't take much to agitate the defenders of the official orthodoxy.

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Bangladesh disaster: Who pays the real price of your clothing?

The owners didn't build fire escapes.  They'd locked the doors on the upper floors "to prevent theft," trapping workers in the flames.

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The White House's flawed Korea policies

In the current crisis on the Korean Peninsula, the Obama administration is virtually repeating the 2004 Bush playbook.

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Rightist wins Paraguay presidency, Left advances in Congress

Paraguayans are now wondering what kind of president Horacio Cartes will turn out to be.

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Battling crisis, Iraq’s communists remain optimistic

Ten years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, pretty much no one is optimistic about the prospects for democracy and a decent life for the people in that cradle of civilization.

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