Opinion

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UK activists target Shell's Arctic agenda

Activists with Greenpeace shut down 74 Shell gas stations July 16, in London and Edinburgh, to protest the oil corporation's plans to drill into the sensitive Arctic ecosystem for oil.

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Sudan protesters call for replacement of Al Bashir regime

Protests are growing in the Sudan in response to the announcement that fuel subsidies will be discontinued.

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Workers of the world are uniting

Last week IndustriALL, a new global union, was formed in Copenhagen, Denmark. It represents 50 million workers in 350 unions from all over the world.

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U.S. policy blamed for keeping American in Cuban jail

Cuba's ambassador to the U.S. has weighed in on the controversy surrounding Alan Gross, a U.S. contractor currently serving a 15-year sentence in that island nation.

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“Arab Spring, Libyan Winter” has timely lessons for NATO summit

A timely new book, "Arab Spring, Libyan WInter," provides a short, information-rich guide to what the NATO controversy is all about.

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Difficult days ahead for Afghanistan and U.S.

Without a new strategy - not the slow downsizing of the Afghanistan war over the next decade - there will indeed be difficult days ahead.

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Portuguese government to unemployed: “There’s the door!”

Portugal's prime minister, Pedro Passos Coelho, of the right-wing Social Democratic Party, shocked many on Dec. 18.

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Bring the troops home from Afghanistan

The American people know that to stop the killing in Afghanistan there is only one option: get all the U.S. troops out of there.

Iran, Israel and the U.S.: the slide to war

Wars are fought because some people decide it is in their interests to fight them.

What American workers can learn from Greek crisis

The situation in Greece is not unlike the dilemma facing workers in a multinational-owned factory that seems doomed to being moved overseas.

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