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France bans fracking

The French parliament voted to ban fracking - a worrisome technique used to extract gas from rock deposits.

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Bolivian president rallies New Yorkers to protect nature

The earth has its own rights, and we are responsible for protecting them, Bolivian President Evo Morales told a standing room-only crowd.

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MTA public hearing in Brooklyn erupts in a fit of anger

A recent NY public hearing on proposed cuts to the city's transit system was the site of considerable rage, with angry protest by the many students on hand as well as a series of others who offered bristling testimony.

Cuba’s detention of U.S. agent is revealing

Facts every now and then intrude upon fakery and secrets. The New York Times reported Dec. 11 on the detention a week earlier of a U.S. agent in Havana.

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Jesus Colon: A Puerto Rican in New York

Two excerpts from “A Puerto Rican in New York and Other Sketches” by acclaimed author, newspaperman, activist, and communist Jesús Colón (1901-1974).