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Compromise and coalitions prompt soul-searching for German left

When Die Linke joins the Social Democrats as junior partner, its vote drops; the reason is simple: the left abandons its role as fighting opposition.

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South Africa: African National Congress faces setback in local elections

ANC's Communist Party partners say voters were clear: Don't assume your struggle credentials will forever act as an excuse for arrogance and predatory behavior.

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Bolivarian Venezuela besieged

For over a year, the left-wing Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro has been battling for its life. But it and its "Bolivarian" support base are not giving up.

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Finnish Communist Party: Make people the purpose of politics

The Finnish Communist Party (SKP or CPF) held its Congress on June 4-5 in Turku, Finland.

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British far right celebrates Brexit vote, Trump offers congratulations

The immediate winners of the Brexit vote appear to be the anti-immigrant right wing in Britain and across Europe.

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U.N. Decolonization Committee lambasts U.S. on Puerto Rico

The UN Special Committee on Decolonization met and discussed the situation of the U.S.-controlled island nation of Puerto Rico. 

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“Red Spring” for the left in India’s Kerala state

What were the issues culminating in this victory? The Left Democratic Front fought for the wages and living conditions of Kerala's workers and peasants.

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The Bolivarian crisis: Is Latin America’s “pink tide” receding?

Two hundred years after Simón Bolívar decreed slavery's end, the modern-day leftist movement named for him appears to be stalling across Latin America.

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Cyprus legislative elections bring challenges for the left and unification

Elections have just concluded after a campaign dominated by the issue of reunification between the island's Greek and Turkish communities.

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Ex-dictator, others sentenced in Argentina for "Operation Condor" crimes

A court in Buenos Aires convicted General Reynaldo Bignone and 14 other officers of crimes against humanity committed during the "Dirty War" of 1976-83.

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