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Thousands pay homage to Victor Jara

In Chile this weekend, thousands paid tribute to legendary folksinger Victor Jara who was brutally murdered in 1973 by the military coup regime led by dictator Augusto Pinochet.

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Labor leaders say end Iraq and Afghanistan wars

CHICAGO – International and national labor leaders convened here during the U.S. Labor Against the War’s (USLAW) national conference Dec. 4-6.

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Severe problems loom after Honduras elections

The door appears to be closed to even a symbolic return to power of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya.

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Bolivians vote to keep Morales

The stakes were high for President Evo Morales going into presidential and legislative elections on December 6.

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World Notes: Poland, Honduras, Palestine, Malaysia, Nigeria, Cuba

In Poland, flaunting a red star or a Che Guevara tee shirt could lead to fines or two years in prison.

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Swiss vote signals rise in Islamophobia

The Swiss, known for cheese, the Alps, watches, chocolate and secret bank accounts, at least two of which are full of holes, have now added a sixth important product: intolerance.

The U.S. and the world

The world, it is generally acknowledged, has been torn loose from the old moorings that for decades structured life for billions of people.

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Honduras election raises questions on turnout, international recognition

Regarding the controversial elections in Honduras on Sunday, November 29, all are agreed on one thing: National Party presidential candidate Pepe Lobo got the most votes.

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World socialists gather in Caracas

If nothing else, the "First International Meeting of Parties of the Left" in Caracas last week was ambitious.

Letter on Honduras urges U.S. to stand firm vs. coup

The following is an open letter sent by peace and social activist Tom Hayden to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis on the situation in Honduras.

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