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"There is hope": Asamblea Morena reaffirms its social movement roots

In its May 10 assembly in Seattle, Mexican left political movement Morena came together to form a plan for unity and solidarity with the immigrants' rights movement.

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In Germany, too, the right wing scapegoats immigrants

"Shoot them down!" - That's one answer to the problem of refugees and immigrants flooding into Germany, clearer even than any Trump-wall.

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Ultra-right makes worrisome advances in French regional elections

In France, as in other European countries, the most common interpretation of the right's surge is hostility toward immigrants, refugees and foreigners in general.

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Drones, lies, and May Day in Germany

"The entire drone war of the U.S. military would not be possible without Germany."

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In Germany: From the U.S. Embassy to small town thugs

This was a minor victory; in over twenty years it was the first petition on Mumia which the embassy has accepted.

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PEGIDA: Horrors and contradictions

In Germany the ultra-right is building bases in towns and villages while the government fears any progress which threatens their austerity policy.

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In Dresden, PEGIDA meets opposition

Racism and fascism are real dangers here and elsewhere. One can hope that this weapon of biting sarcasm will at least rein in the PEGIDA danger.

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Europe: The sky's not falling

"The subjugation of democratic process to the markets was the reason why we have the crisis today...we predicted from the onset...that austerity-based policies would backfire."

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IBEW member hits the ice in Sochi

Journeyman electrician Ekaterina Pashkevitch is taking to the ice in Sochi, Russia, this week, playing center for the Russian women's Olympic hockey team.

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French students rebel against deportations of classmates

The arrest of a Roma girl on a school bus in front of her classmates, and her subsequent deportation to Kosovo along with her family, has caused an uproar in France and split the ruling Socialist Party of President Francois Hollande.

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