April

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World Notes: Brazil, Turkey, Laos - and more

Some 80,000 workers stopped work in mid March at hydroelectric plants, refineries, and electric generating facilities in "the biggest social protest by workers in many years," according to upsidedownworld.org.

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Is the "war on drugs" in Mexico leading to a police state?

The new National Security Law would give the military and state security  the right to use force on the simple declaration that they constitute a national security threat.

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Thomas Jefferson: On the breeding of kings

What did America's founders have to say about royalty?

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Iran opposition grows as regime increases repression

The Ahmadenijed regime appears increasingly detached from the real world, and opposition continues on the streets.

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Is Myanmar at a crossroads?

So far 2011 is proving to be an eventful year for Myanmar, formerly known as and still generally called Burma.

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Reject terrorism, extradite Posada

The time is overdue for justice-minded people to organize to secure terrorist Luis Posada's extradition to Venezuela.

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New WikiLeaks documents add to Guantanamo controversy

WikiLeaks has released yet another cache of highly secret, highly controversial documents - this time about the U.S. detention facility at its naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Cuban Communist Party congress recalls victories, projects more

At the Cuban Communist Party's sixth congress, it was an occasion for remembering and rededication.

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Czech Communist Party faces repression

In the "democratic" Czech Republic, the government argues that communism is a criminal ideology, just like Nazism.

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Tough elections for India's communists

Two Communist-led states of India, West Bengal, with a population of 90 million and Kerala, with 30 million, are in the midst of tough elections.

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