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Bayer-Monsanto merger can't erase Nazi chemists' past

Our correspondent in Berlin explores Bayer's troubled past and its links with the Nazis' most notorious death camp - Auschwitz.

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This week in history: International Day of the Disappeared

The international day was created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives.

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Hiroshima Day message: Abolish nuclear weapons, build lasting world peace

"Is it not time to honor the spirit of Hiroshima and clear the path toward a world free from that "absolute evil"? Is it not time to unify and manifest our passion in action?"

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This week in history: Sesquicentennial of African-American explorer Matthew Henson

An explorer best known as the co-discoverer of the North Pole with Robert Edwin Peary in 1909.

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Another tragic anniversary this week: July 20, 1944 in Germany

This date marked an attempt to kill Adolf Hitler and overthrow the Third Reich.  That too should be remembered.

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Tragic anniversaries with lessons for today

We in the United States should learn from the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship. 

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This week in history: Peoples’ Olympiad protests Berlin Olympics of 1936

Many of the athletes were sent by trade unions, workers' clubs and associations, socialist and communist parties and left-wing groups.

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This week in history: Argentina independence bicentennial

July 9, 1816 marks the declaration of Argentine independence by the Congress of San Miguel de Tucumán, a city in the northwest of the country.

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More than tacos and tequila: The anti-imperialist history of Cinco de Mayo

With all the fake mustaches and sombreros, it might be easy to forget Cinco de Mayo commemorates an 1862 Mexican victory over French invaders.

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From the 1945 People’s World archives: Remembering the Holocaust

Milton Howard, a correspondent for the Daily Worker, saw Hitler's death camps. For Holocaust Remembrance Day, we re-publish his account.

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