Opinion

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It's time to return Guantánamo to Cuba

The naval station at Guantánamo Bay was established in 1898 when the U.S. gained control of Cuba from Spain, when the Spanish colonial forces were about to be defeated by the Cuban independence fighters.

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No U.S.-NATO intervention in Syria

No matter who is to blame for the chemical attacks, an escalated war with U.S. and NATO involvement would be disastrous. We strongly oppose an escalation of the war via U.S. and NATO intervention. 

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Celebrating the life of Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune's commitment to the advancement of black women and indeed all women makes her a true American hero.

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Cuba sets socialist example on LGBT rights

Cuba is advancing a broad-based human rights agenda for LGBT people ahead of the United States.

Cuban Five prisoners are not alone

The end of the year is a fitting time to step up correspondence with Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labiñino and Antonio Guerrero, in jail now for 13 years.

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Troy Davis is laid to rest

Om Saturday, October 1, thousands joined in to celebrate Troy Davis' life at the Jonesville Baptist Church in Savannah, Ga., and tens of thousands more joined online through the webstream

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North Carolina: where homophobia is law

"Being gay is an abomination. Gay people are going to Hell." That's what Rep. Marcus Brandon heard a speaker say at the House Rules Committee meeting

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UN human rights body should be defended

Like so many other initiatives of the tea party-infused Republican right, the push to leave - and even destroy - the Human Rights Council is wrong.

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“Problema”: fascinating film of ideas

This eight-year project is one of the most thought-provoking and stimulating intellectual exercises ever recorded on film.

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A port in the storm

As readers may have noticed, I haven't written an article in the last few months. I've been fully occupied with a condition that comes with life - its passing.

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