May

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Afghanistan: Is it really the end game?

There is nothing that better sums up the utter failure of America's longest war than getting ambushed as you are trying to get the hell out of the county.

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All out for five-day push to free Cuban 5

The International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 has been organizing events in Washington D.C. and around the country to up pressure to "Free the Five" with the next one coming up starting Friday, May 31 through Tuesday June 5, in Washington D.C. and nearby Takoma Park, Md.

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Venezuela to pay pensions to full-time mothers

The Chavistas' new labor law gives "recognition to non-salaried work traditionally done by women,"  part of the struggle towards economic redistribution.

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South Africa: Guptagate and the class nature of corruption

The so-called Guptagate scandal that has gripped South Africa over the past month has further exposed the scale of corruption dogging the ruling ANC. President Zuma was reportedly incandescent with rage.

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Court throws out Guatemala genocide verdict

The Guatemalan Constitutional Court on May 20 threw out the guilty verdict of General Efrain Rios-Montt on technical grounds, plunging the whole country into a state of new insecurity.

Israelis rally for peace protester

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

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South India voters reject BJP

Indian voters rejected the reactionary Hindu-nationalist party, known as the BJP, in a recent state election. The huge loss spells trouble for the ultra-right party in the 2014 national elections.

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Is the world of advertising swallowing Russia?

Moscow seems engulfed by the modern world of advertising; the signs, ads and billboards sometimes remind me of Times Square.

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Americans ride to free the Cuban Five

On Sunday, May 5, two Americans rode their bikes in a 40-mile ride that passed through over 20 different towns in the area of Lake Como, Italy.

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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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