August

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Kurdish struggle a key factor in Syria and beyond

For almost a century, the Kurds-one of the world's largest ethnic groups without its own state-have been deceived and double-crossed, their language and culture suppressed, their villages burned and bombed, and their people scattered; now they are major players in the Middle East.

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"The Beast" claims six fatalities in Mexico train disaster

The train was one of several Mexican and Central American immigrants call "la Bestia"  --  "the beast." It goes from Southern Mexico northward to Mexico's Northern border with the United States.

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Prospects good for communists, social democrats in Czech snap election

On August 20, the government of the Czech Republic's caretaker Prime Minister, Jiri Rusnok, fell when a majority of the lower house of Parliament voted to dissolve itself.

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Midwestern states call for an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba

On July 14, 2013, the Council of State Governments Midwest unanimously passed a resolution to remove trade, financial and travel restrictions to Cuba.

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Egyptian unions in throes of democracy fight

The Egyptian army arrested and temporarily detained two Egyptian steel union leaders in Suez, Egypt, two days before its violent crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, seven Egyptian unions and a human rights center reported.

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Puerto Rican phone workers join forces with OPEIU

SAN JUAN, P.R. (PAI)-Members of a union representing 2,000 Puerto Rican telephone workers voted by a 10-1 margin to merge into the Office and Professional Employees (OPEIU), the two unions announced on August 14.

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Communist peasant organizers murdered in Mexico

An important peasant leader in Mexico's southern state of Guerrero, Raymundo Velazquez Flores, was murdered along with two companions.

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Russian Communists must stand against LGBTQ persecution

We have a saying: "An injury to one is an injury to all." Diminishing the rights of gays and lesbians diminishes rights for all Russians and creates an anti-democratic mood.