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Marikana mine massacre reflects South Africa's persistent inequality and social turmoil

More astute analysis highlights the appalling situation of South Africa's mining communities as being fertile ground for the crisis that has developed at Marikana.

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U.S. military takes on Honduras

The drug "war" is used to justify U.S. military intervention in Honduras, now a way station for drugs moving from South America to U.S. consumers.

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U.S. and Korea implement free trade agreement

The United States and South Korea mark the beginning of their free trade pact; labor and farmers remain opposed to deal as too procorporate.

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"Bread, freedom, human dignity": Mass protest returns to Tahrir Square

Hundreds of thousands rallied in Cairo's Tahrir Square and in other Egyptian cities Wednesday on the first anniversary of the Jan. 25, 2011, uprising  that led to the ouster of dictator Hosni Mubarak.

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No surrender in Chicago as Occupy movement mushrooms worldwide

Millions protested at more than 950 demonstrations in 80 countries Saturday, marking a month since the rallies against the global financial system began.

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Summer months heat up West Papua conflict

Analysts of the West Papua conflict have observed an escalation in violent incidents through the year, with a pronounced uptick since May. Journalists and members of the West Papua community themselves have previously warned that the situation is deteriorating.

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Ecuadorian judge says Chevron must pay $8 billion

The legal battle brings to light the tug of war between the sovereignty of an independent nation and the infringement of that right under corporate globalization.

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Egypt uprising is turning point for region and U.S.

When the mass uprising in Tunisia spread to Egypt last week, it took a qualitative turn: Egypt occupies a highly strategic position in the region and has for decades been a linchpin of American policy there.

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In Europe, poor countries in economic straightjacket

To satisfy the International Monetary Fund, countries like Ireland and Greece have taken drastic anti-worker measures.

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Cutbacks force destitute to line up for food

Hundreds of desperate Romanians left destitute by the country's austerity drive lined up for food aid Wednesday in the Black Sea port of Constanta.

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