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Spanish Civil War vet Almudever is as lively as ever at 95

Fighters and Friends of the Spanish Republic welcomed one of the very last International Brigade survivors, Joseph Almudever.

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French CP condemns action to eliminate Ukrainian Communist Party

This follows the shameful declarations of Ukraine's president advocating the elimination of the Communist Party of the Ukraine in elections.

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Ukraine: Knocking down the Lenin statues

For people in Ukraine, and not only in the East, who don't agree with the right wing policies of Kiev, the situation is still ominous.

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"Echoes of Valour" in Newfoundland: A story of racism defeated

On the stormy night of February 18, 1942, the USS Truxton and the USS Pollux, headed toward Iceland for refueling, foundered against the rocky cliffs near St. Lawrence.

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Message from Hiroshima: Abolish nuclear weapons

Matsui Kazumi, Mayor of the City of Hiroshima, Japan, witnessed all of his school mates die when the atom bomb was dropped on his populous city 69 years ago.

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Remembering a tragedy: How Cyprus became a nation divided

The illegal Turkish occupation has now gone on for some 40 years, and progressive minded people the world over should take a keen interest.

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Movement that changed the world began in Cuba July 26, 1953

A small band of courageous and principled young Cubans stormed the Moncada Barracks, the beginning of a movement that has changed the world forever.

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Western leaders belittle legitimate Russian concerns about fascism

In Russia the memories of the Nazi invasion of 1941, of the war that followed and of the activities of local Nazi collaborators, including Ukrainian ones historically linked to the present crowd of extremists in Kiev, are strong.

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Sudan: Colonialism's dead hand

Hopefully the recent ceasefire agreement between the warring parties in South Sudan will halt that country's downward spiral into civil war.

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Butcher or hero? Ariel Sharon leaves harsh legacy

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, a polarizing figure, died Saturday at age 85 after eight years in a coma.

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