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Iraqis wage grassroots fight for democracy

Eight years after the U.S. invaded Iraq, the Iraqi people are building a grassroots movement for democracy and an economy that works for them.

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Swaziland: Eviction case could pull the rug from under absolute monarchy

The start of a landmark legal challenge to the rule of King Mswati III has boosted the pro-democracy movement in the tiny southern African state of Swaziland.

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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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Tunisian uprising inspires democracy fight

The North African country of Tunisia exploded with a mass democratic uprising in December 2010 and it is still unfolding today with regional repercussions.

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Tunisia: new government already in crisis

The Tunisian transitional government, which held its first Cabinet meeting today, Jan. 20, is already facing protests for keeping within its ranks members of overthrown President Ben Ali's administration.

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Thousands of Israelis march against “witch-hunt”

Center and left Israelis, including political parties and human rights organizations, warn that Israel hasn't learned the lessons of the 1950s McCarthyite hysteria in the U.S.

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Ecuador coup fails, president rescued

A coup attempt against Ecuador's left-wing president, Rafael Correa, failed when elite troops rescued the president from rioting policemen.

Chavez socialists win National Assembly elections

In elections September 26 for the National Assembly, the slate led by President Hugo Chavez' Venezuelan United Socialist Party (PSUV) took 98 of the 165 seats in contention.

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Colombia’s Communists celebrate 80 years in fight for democracy, unity

The Colombian Communist Party turned 80 this month and celebrated eight decades of struggle.

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Mexico's Supreme Court makes historic ruling on same-sex marriage

Mexico's Supreme Court made a landmark ruling Tuesday, August 10, in a 9-2 decision that says each of the country's 31 states must honor same-sex marriage.

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