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Right wingers attend “side” meetings during Summit of the Americas

There was a lot of action on the side, at parallel meetings and the Summit of the Peoples.

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MoveOn moves to halt GOP sabotage of Iran nuke deal

MoveOn.org is warning that the Republican-led Senate could be starting down the path to a new war in the Mideast.

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U.S. moves against Venezuela make for rough Summit of the Americas

The possibility of confrontational situations at the summit is now very high, and can only be diffused by the retraction of the anti-Venezuela statement and sanctions.

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Iran nuke deal a win for sanity

Obama and the other world leaders backing the deal recognize that a stable Iran able to participate in world affairs can only be a good thing.

Today in history: A joke from the USSR for April Fools’ Day

I heard the following joke in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, then part of the USSR, as was Moldavia.

Blockupy movement blossoms in Frankfurt

Blockupy gathered disparate groups into a solid force, not only on the question of Greece but against the highway robbery tactics of the powerful private German banks.

Fascists at the gate in Greece

Golden Dawn - with its Holocaust denial, its swastikas, and Hitler salutes - makes it look like it inhabits the fringe, but it has roots that make it dangerous.

Why is U.S. media silent on Colombia's child rape report?

U.S. military soldiers and contractors sexually abused at least 54 children in Colombia between 2003 and 2007 and the rapists were never punished.

Mixed results in Salvador vote: Big win for FMLN in capital

Those familiar with the process attribute delays to the complexity of the ballots and a new system of voting and weighing votes.

Ayotzinapa Caravana 43: Families call for missing students to be returned

Families and friends from Ayotzinapa have expanded their call to the Mexican government to return their sons and fellow students.