Opinion

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Ice buckets, Cuba, walking and wills

"Instead of competing against each other for precious donor dollars, the whole nation ought to join in a mass movement for universal health care."

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Hope is a theme of the BRICS summit

The Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa summit carried the hope of change awaited by many peoples denied their righteous place in the world community of nations. 

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Melba Hernandez, 93; leader of the Cuban Revolution

On Mar. 9, Cuba and the world lost a remarkable revolutionary figure, Melba Hernandez Rey, age 93. The cause of death was complications of diabetes.

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Pastors for Peace under attack by IRS

The Pastors for Peace initiative to build a future for the poor and disadvantaged based on solidarity, peace and cooperation between peoples is in jeopardy.  

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Kerry declares end of Monroe Doctrine: Is it for real?

Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, the Monroe Doctrine is hated as an oppressive mechanism whereby the U.S. claims the unilateral right to limit the national sovereignty of area nations.

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Jailing Manning, burying the Cuban Five

Comparison of Chelsea Manning's sentence with sentences received by the Cuban Five prisoners, whistleblowers of another sort, is revealing.

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A salute to Fidel Castro on his 87th birthday

It is very hard to think of a more important world leader than Fidel.

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Cuba’s July 26: Honoring heroes of Moncada

The history of Cuba's Movement of 26th July is a history of triumph over great adversity.

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Let's give Guantanamo Bay back to Cuba

Guantanamo will only be closed if there continues to be a broad-based movement that pressures the government to close the prison; but this closure should be only a first step in a longterm strategy.

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New attack on Assata Shakur provokes ire

Anti-communism and a failed Cuba policy are among the factors behind placing Assata Shakur on the FBI Most Wanted list.

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