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Sudan crackdown marks anniversary of repression

The government of Sudanese President Omar Hassan al Bashir is engaged in a crackdown against a nationwide, broad-front opposition movement.

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Why the Berlin Wall fell remains a relevant question today

For millions, the opening of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago resulted in genuine and understandable euphoria.

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Cuba appeals to United Nations on U.S. blockade

The United States wants to "isolate a small country because it defends its sovereignty and its right to freely choose its future."

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Ukraine: Knocking down the Lenin statues

For people in Ukraine, and not only in the East, who don't agree with the right wing policies of Kiev, the situation is still ominous.

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U.S. steps up dangerous bombing campaign in Syria

Already Reuters has reported that U.S. missiles destroyed grain silos in a northern Syrian town, killing civilians but not ISIS fighters.

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Rethinking social antitheses: ISIS and the Islamic State

The previous notion that all forms of social resistance to capitalist hegemony are a good thing is no longer acceptable for the 21st century.

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UN group condemns discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

The text condemns violence and discrimination based on gender identity and welcomes advances in the protection of those rights.

 

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Rep. McDermott: Why I voted against sending arms to Syrian rebels

"I did not arrive at this decision easily. The threat ISIS poses to the people of Iraq and Syria is a serious one. "

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Germany: The votes are in

Political porcelain has been broken, raising questions on what went wrong and, to quote that old Abbott and Costello routine, "Who's on first?" for the next five years.

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Politics trump justice in Cuban 5 case

When the corporate-controlled U.S. media conspired with the Miami court to railroad the Cuban 5, few people realized the power of government to silence the truth for so long.

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