Opinion

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Guantanamo anniversaries, sorrows and struggle

The United States is wrong on Guantanamo in two ways: The occupation of the base violates international law, and  prisoners have been tortured and abused.

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Cuban-style health care in America? Yes we can

Despite the valiant attempts by progressive Democrats to pass universal health care, we got the Affordable Care Act that still leaves several million uninsured.

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Universal health care: If Cuba can do it, why can’t we?

So how can we fix this mess while putting the insurance industry out of business and curbing pharmaceutical industries? I look to Cuba as a model.

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Libya: NATO sets dangerous precedent

Rebel troops have broken through to Tripoli, the Libyan capital. The NATO intervention has been decisive, and that should trouble us.

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50th anniversary of Berlin Wall: a deeper look

This year Berlin's public TV channel gripped our brain cells every day for a month in advance of the anniversary of the Berlin Wall. For anyone probing more deeply, however, some questions still require answers. Why was it built?

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"Viva Riva!" goes beyond Blaxploitation in today's Congo

Beneath the shoot-'em-up sensibility, a critical eye is clearly at work, skewering the former Belgian colony, in this 2011 Pan African Film Festival's Best Feature Film prize winning film.

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Filmmaker asks: "Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up?"

Saul Landau's new film abot the Cuban Five holds the position that our government has been jailing the wrong "terrorists."

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Book spotlights Cuban victims of U.S.-sponsored terror

This is a shocking book. Keith Bolender's "Voices from the Other Side" offers testimony from Cuban victims of U. S. terror.

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Cuba blockade is 50-year bad policy

Unfortunately, some in U.S. corporate and foreign policy circles still consider Cuba and the rest of Latin America "our backyard."

Libya and the law of unintended consequences

Coming to grips with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) intervention in the Libyan civil war is a little like wresting a grizzly bear: big, hairy, and likely to make you pretty uncomfortable no matter where you grab a hold of it.

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