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So far, Obama resists pressure to attack Syria

The fact that the president is exercising caution at this point is, for many, a positive change from the Bush-Cheney approach.

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Professor Falk stirs a firestorm

It doesn't take much to agitate the defenders of the official orthodoxy.

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Britain to pay out to Mau Mau victims

Britain is negotiating compensation for thousands of Kenyans who were severely mistreated by their colonial rulers during the 1950s Mau Mau uprising.

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Neonazi murder trial opens to protests

The highest-profile neonazi murder trial in Germany in decades opened today, with the five accused appearing in public for the first time since their arrest more than a year ago.

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Oaxacan teachers challenge the test

The testing regime in Mexico is as entrenched as it is in the United States, and its political use is very similar - undermining the rights of teachers, and attacking unions that oppose it.

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Cyclists to ride for the Cuban 5 in Italy

On May 5, there will be a 40-mile bike ride through various towns around the Lake Como area in northern Italy as part of the worldwide movement calling for the release of "The Cuban Five."

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Bangladesh disaster: Who pays the real price of your clothing?

The owners didn't build fire escapes.  They'd locked the doors on the upper floors "to prevent theft," trapping workers in the flames.

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The White House's flawed Korea policies

In the current crisis on the Korean Peninsula, the Obama administration is virtually repeating the 2004 Bush playbook.

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Rightist wins Paraguay presidency, Left advances in Congress

Paraguayans are now wondering what kind of president Horacio Cartes will turn out to be.

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U.S. must recognize Venezuela's elections

The facts surrounding the voting process and election outcome in Venezuela demonstrate that U.S. refusal to recognize Maduro has nothing to do with the U.S.'s alleged concerns for democracy, but rather, its complete disdain for it.

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