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Today in women’s history: Church of England ordains women priests

The women were ordained in alphabetical order; Angela Berners-Wilson is considered the first woman to be ordained in England.

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Syriza’s Greece: whispers of battles past

The negotiations between Greece and the EU bring to mind Themistocles, a man who knew when to retreat and when to fight. 

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Today in women’s history: Rosa Luxemburg born in 1871

Rosa Luxemburg, born on March 5, 1871, in Zamość, Poland, was a Marxist theorist, philosopher, economist and revolutionary socialist of Polish-Jewish descent.

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Today in women’s history: Death of Anne Frank, Holocaust martyr

The exact date is undetermined, but on or about this day 70 years ago, in 1945, Anne Frank perished at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

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Today in people’s history: The Japanese internment

Over 127,000 Japanese Americans were sent to ten concentration camps in remote areas of Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and inland California.

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Today in people's history: Nelson Mandela released from prison

Today marks exactly 25 years since the day in 1990 when anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela was released from prison to become a free man in South Africa.

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An open letter to the leaders of the world

"Let's be clear: the actions we take in 2015 will decide which way the world turns for decades to come; please take the right path."

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Socialist-minded people still need to discuss implosion of Soviet socialism

All socialist-minded people should be encouraged to discuss Sam Webb's "Season's Reflections on Socialism."

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“Here, nobody surrenders”: 56 years since the Cuban Revolution

The Cubans greeted the victory of the Revolution with rejoicing and a burst of energy as they put their shoulders to the wheel of building a new society on socialist principles.

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Thirty years later, disaster haunts and angers Bhopal survivors

Three decades after lethal gas swept through Bhopal, the central Indian city remains haunted by memories of the world's worst industrial disaster.

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