October

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UN General Assembly denounces U.S. blockade of Cuba

For the 18th consecutive year, the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday voted to condemn the economic blockade that the United States has maintained against socialist Cuba.

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International Day of Climate Action

350.org, founded by author and activist Bill McKibben, sponsored over 5,200 events in 181 countries on Oct. 24.

World Notes: Chile, UK, Gilbraltar, UN, Afghanistan, Cuba

Chile and indigenous rights; UK and privatization; United Nations and food aid; Gibraltar and worker rights; Afghanistan and stress; Cuba and children.

We should learn from Cuba says New Orleans mayor

When it comes to hurricane disaster response New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, during his recent six-day trip to Cuba, said the U.S. should learn from the socialist island. Nagin acknowledged Cuba does “a much better job than we do.”

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Iraq elections will shape post-occupation direction

With U.S. preparing to pull out troops next summer, Iraq heads to key elections, and a drop in violence is spurring an upsurge of social movements.

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Spanish women demand abortion rights

 Ten years after the death of  dictator Francisco Franco, the Spanish government passed a law allowing for abortions in cases of rape, fetal malformation and when a pregnant woman's mental or physical health is deemed to be at risk.

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Trevor Fowler: A glimpse into post-apartheid South Africa

Video interview with Trevor Fowler former deputy head of the presidency in South Africa on a recent trip to the US.

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100,000 march for jobs in Puerto Rico

“Today we declare a State of Peaceful Insurrection of the people of Puerto Rico”, declared Juan Vera, Methodist bishop of Puerto Rico, as he called for going from “protests to resistance to civil disobedience.”

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Climate action day set for Oct. 24 worldwide

Some 3,000 climate change action events will take place in more than 150 countries on Oct. 24.

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‘Baby steps’ herald beginning of end to Cuba blockade

Despite a few missteps, momentum continues to build to end the 48 year-old US blockade of Cuba.

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