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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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Irish voters reject austerity, realign political system

If one thing's clear after Ireland's recent election, it's that people no longer buy the myth that austerity is the path to economic salvation. 

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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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India’s right-wing government targets student activist

The charges against Kanhaiya Kumar must be understood against the backdrop of the elections to be held in several Indian states. 

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Colombian professor, jailed for his ideas, begins hunger strike

Miguel Ángel Beltrán, a sociology professor at Colombia's National University, is being held in maximum security at a prison in Bogota.

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