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Iranian mothers appeal for clemency for sons

Before the ink is even dry on the confirmation of Hassan Rouhani as the new president of Iran, the Islamic Republic continues to carry out barbaric and meaningless executions.

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Labor a big part of protests in 77 Turkish cities

The Istanbul Gezi Park protests have been coordinated by a broad coalition called "Taksim Solidarity," which is composed of 117 different constituent groups, including trade unions.

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U.S. must recognize Venezuela's elections

The facts surrounding the voting process and election outcome in Venezuela demonstrate that U.S. refusal to recognize Maduro has nothing to do with the U.S.'s alleged concerns for democracy, but rather, its complete disdain for it.

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After a long winter, tropical rain forest sounded lovely

I learned that the political left was influential in Costa Rica. But they were divided. A united left could form a winning coalition. The people of Costa Rica deserve nothing less.

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Mexico’s Lopez Obrador vows continued campaign vs. election fraud

Lopez Obrador said he will not recognize a ruling by the top electoral court that the July 1 Mexican presidential elections were fair and clean.

As rebels seize half of Mali, the whole Sahel region is destabilized

Tuareg separatist rebels and their shaky Islamist allies seized more than half of Mali, setting alarm bells ringing in all of West Africa and beyond.

Appeals urged to release Iranian teacher sentenced to death

CODIR is calling for pressure to on the government of of Iran in the case of a school teacher who has been sentenced to death.

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Syria: a way out

There are two tales about the crisis in Syria.

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Iranian people confront regime plus war threat

The political opposition is completely barred from the election. Almost all political groupings of democratic orientation have called for a boycott of the sham.

Egypt blocks National Endowment for Democracy

Egypt's military government announced recently that 43 people face prosecution on charges of using foreign money to influence Egyptian politics.

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