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South African Communists reassess country’s national democratic revolution

The South African Communist Party's Special National Congress took stock of a range of problems besetting South Africa's young democracy.


Massive anti-austerity march as Portugal prepares for national elections

The red hammer-and-sickle banners of the Portuguese Communist Party and the green flags of the Green Ecological Party filled the streets of Lisbon.


The Vietnam War: a visit after 40 years

Forty years after the American war in Vietnam ended in ignominious defeat, the traces of that terrible conflict are disappearing.


Arabs in Israel stage general strike over home demolitions

"The strike is a message to the government: We will not accept being treated as second- or third-class citizens."


U.S. sends forces to train Ukraine National Guard, communists repressed

Some 300 U.S. military personnel are carrying out a training program for the Ukrainian National Guard near the city of Lviv.


Canadians' opposition to anti-communist monument grows

Plans to construct an anti-communist monument in Ottawa,  honoring the alleged "victims" of communism, are encountering opposition.


Judge withdraws from Ukraine Communist trial because cops raided his office

Violent attacks have been launched against Ukrainian Communists that have led to deaths and injuries.


Brazil’s communists: Dilma’s reelection sets stage for “historic advance”

The chair of the Communist Party of Brazil, Renato Rabelo, discusses the reelection of Dilma Rousseff of the Workers' Party to the presidency of Brazil.


Left victory in Greece breaks new ground

All eyes are on Greece, where left-wing Alexis Tsipras became the new prime minister on Monday, Jan. 26.


Opposition to militarism spurs big win for Japan’s communists

The Japanese Communist Party scored historic gains in December's parliamentary elections, and most strikingly in Okinawa.

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