Opinion

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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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“A Separation”: revelatory film about life in contemporary Iran

The movie deserves its Oscar buzz as best foreign film. As with any good artistic experience, moviegoers are transformed as they watch.

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Egypt's new labor movement comes of age

The Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions has just announced to Egypt and the world that it has come of age.

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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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