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British trade unionists come out for Cuba and the Cuban Five

From the vantage point of Cuban solidarity activists in the U.S., U.K. trade unionists deserve special credit because they've taken the lead in speaking out for the Cuba Five in Britain.

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Amidst violence, Guatemala heads for Sept. elections

Guatemala is the second most violent country in the Western Hemisphere (after Colombia) and the election campaign is shaping up to be violent also. Iit is not clear to what degree poor and working class Guatemalans, or the 40 percent of the Guatemalans who are indigenous Mayas, can hope for a positive outcome.

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Iraqi youth activists released from detention

The four charged that they had been arrested for participating in demonstrations calling for political reform, ending corruption and providing services to the people.

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Is Myanmar at a crossroads?

So far 2011 is proving to be an eventful year for Myanmar, formerly known as and still generally called Burma.

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Honduran teachers’ protests trigger repression, fight-back

A strike by teachers in Honduras, which has led to a confrontation with the right-wing government, could have riipple effects.

Rights groups ask U.S. to suspend deportations to Haiti

Many are urging authorities to stop deportations until after the Haitian cholera epidemic has subsided.

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Mexican Senate passes progressive immigration law

On Feb. 24, the Mexican Senate by a vote of 86 to 0 passed a new comprehensive immigration law decriminalizing the presence of undocumented migrants in Mexico.

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Honduras powerbrokers beat up on the poor

In the year after Porfirio Lobo became president of Honduras the disaster for the Honduran people has become clear.

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Support for Cuban Five in U.S. capital

Nearly 100 students, faculty and local residents turned out Feb. 8 at Howard University for a panel discussion on the Cuban Five.

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Rotten Apple: iPod sweatshops hidden in China

Apple, famous for its Mac computers and iPhones, spends millions to create the image of a benevolent corporate giant that, while making money, does more than its part to better the world.

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