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Sexism, elections, and prison sentences for anti-fascists in Germany

There were tweets every minute and soon tens of thousands of electronic messages - all about sexual harassment and sexism in general.


Women made big gains at Olympics, but challenges remain

London's Olympics was the site of laudable developments for women's access to and full participation in major athletic activities.

Britain's Morning Star feels no joy on queen's anniversary

Defenders of the status quo assert that the monarchy is largely symbolic or even little more than a tourist attraction, but its residual powers are real, extensive and undemocratic.


More wealth than ever, but billions still starve

The world has more than enough wealth to ensure every adult on the planet a significant nest egg - but that doesn't mean people aren't starving.

Immigrant bashing in France

What do France's right wing President Nicolas Sarkozy and Arizona's Republican governor Janet Brewer have in common? Immigrant bashing.


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.


Brazil approves racial equality law, but “much yet to do”

Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva signed the "Statute of Racial Equality."


In landmark vote Argentina legalizes same-sex marriage

Making it the 10th country in the world, Argentina legislators backed by President Cristina Fernandez, voted 33-27 in the Senate with 3 abstentions in a landmark decision July 15 to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.

Mexico City approves gay marriage

By a vote of 31 to 24 with nine abstentions, the Legislative Assembly of the Federal District, the jurisdiction to which Mexico City belongs, has passed legislation authorizing gay marriage.

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