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Honduran Coup in 2009 was invitation to plunder

Land takeovers for industrial farming are on a fast track with harmful effects accumulating. And plans are unfolding for manufacturing and trade enclaves under privatized governance.

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Thousands in Ireland march for woman refused an abortion

More than 10,000 people gathered for a vigil and march over the death and the country's draconian abortion laws.

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Despite austerity, right-center coalition prevails in Dutch elections

The legislative elections left a probable right-center coalition in control. However, one piece of good news is that the anti-immigrant ultra right took a beating.

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“Let them eat cake,” says king as Swaziland plunges into crisis

Opposition to Mswati's royal despotism has been arising through the trade unions. Demands include increased wages and union rights, as well as democratic reforms.

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Fight continues over highway through Bolivian indigenous preserve

An indigenous-led government at odds with an indigenous opposition exemplifies one contradiction surfacing during the fight.

Bolivia: the trouble over TIPNIS, a 21st century challenge

The proposal for a 191 mile segment of highway that would pass through Bolivia's TIPNIS natural reserve and indigenous property is drawing strong protests and heated debate.

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British riots spurred by "greed is good" society

These attitudes were reproduced so grotesquely by the needy inadequates on TV shows such as The Apprentice.

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Swazi king in desperate bid to bail out ailing dictatorship

Cash strapped and beset by political turmoil, the tiny kingdom of Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarchy, is petitioning neighboring South Africa for a USD $1.4 billion bailout to stave off collapse.

World Notes: Cuba, Afghanistan, India – and more

International news about Cuba, Afghanistan, India, Ireland and Colombia.

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