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Left humbled in Indian state elections

In India's state elections, the Communist-led left governments lost in West Bengal and Kerala.

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Right and left gain in Spain elections

On Election Day, the governing socialists took a drubbing, losing to the People's Party and its right-wing allies in all provincial governments and most local ones.

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Iraqis wage grassroots fight for democracy

Eight years after the U.S. invaded Iraq, the Iraqi people are building a grassroots movement for democracy and an economy that works for them.

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Japanese Communists mobilize support for quake victims

Japan's Communist Party is making efforts to grasp the real on-the-ground situation of the quake and tsunami stricken areas and respond to disaster victims' demands.

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Portugal government falls after losing austerity vote

Portuguese president José Socrates, of the Socialist Party, turned in his resignation on Wednesday after losing a crucial vote on government austerity.

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Nepal elects new prime minister

The new prime minister of Nepal, Jhalanath Khanal, a Communist, is expected to revive Nepal's stalled peace process.

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Sudanese protest lashing of woman

Sudanese women's rights activists and allies protested the beating of a young woman by laughing police officers that was captured on video and circulated around the world.

Communist youth leader murdered in Ecuador

Edwing Perez, secretary general of the Ecuadorian Communist Youth organization, died Nov. 10 from complications resulting from a vicious right-wing assault.

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Urzúa, miner number 33

Chilean miner #33, Luis Urzúa, the leader of the entrapped group,  embodies Chile's history from Allende to Pinochet to now with working-class dignity and tenacious faith in his fellow miners and humankind.

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Colombia’s Communists celebrate 80 years in fight for democracy, unity

The Colombian Communist Party turned 80 this month and celebrated eight decades of struggle.

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