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Is "pitiless war" the best leaders can offer these days?

A week of horrible carnage, and more pain as the powerful take refuge in clichéd policies that once again turn the wheel of violence.


Today in Indigenous history: Louis Riel, rebel Canadian Métis leader, hanged

Louis Riel, a leader of the Métis people in their resistance against the Canadian government in the Canadian Northwest, remains the most controversial figure in Canadian history.


French communist leader speaks on Paris attacks

"Faced with these attacks, let us stand together for freedom, equality, fraternity and peace."


Socialist coalition hands right-wing Portuguese government defeat

The unity in Portugal has been made possible by a very evident left turn on the part of the Socialist Party.

Argentina’s closer than expected presidential vote means a runoff

It's important what's going to happen between now and the runoff election.

Nepal's parliament elects nation's first female president

Bidhya Devi Bhandari said her election marked a first step toward assuring the new constitutional guarantees of equality are fulfilled.

UN General Assembly once more rejects U.S. blockade of Cuba

The UN General Assembly voted on Cuba's resolution calling for "an end to the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the U.S. against Cuba."

Cocoon: The story of Dominga

Nothing that happened from now on would destroy Dominga. She had flown with no wings, powered by a blessed cocoon.

Today in history: Birthday of South African liberation fighter Oliver Tambo

Oliver Reginald Tambo, anti-apartheid politician and revolutionary, was born on this date in 1917. 

Venezuela's experiment with socialism under siege from the right

President Maduro's socialist government is under siege from business-oriented right-wingers; voting on December 6 for National Assembly delegates will be a test of strength.