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Turkey's election earthquake shakes things up

Behind the storm that staggered Turkey's ruling party: a grassroots revolt against rising poverty, growing inequality and the AKP's war on trade unions.

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Buried in the back garden: families priced out of decent burials

UK families have been forced to bury loved ones in their back gardens amid an upsurge in "paupers' funerals" caused by rising costs and grant cuts.

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Ebola epidemic and African underdevelopment

These are countries of fabulous wealth, whose people live in grinding poverty, the pattern for most of sub-Saharan Africa.

 

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#Bring our girls home

A wave of revulsion has spread worldwide over the news of the kidnapping of young girls from a school at Chibok, in Borno State in Northwestern Nigeria by the violent Boko Haram sect. 

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Venezuelan opposition attacks Cuban health workers

Cuban doctors contribute to the long term construction of systems of public health throughout the global South, health systems that were abandoned or disregarded during decades of neo-liberalism.

 

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Greek unions hold 24-hour general strike against austerity

Transport grinds to a halt and schools close as thousands march through Athens in protest.

 

 

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Left surges in Salvador presidential elections

Shocking pollsters and pundits, the left surged in the presidential elections in El Salvador, giving a substantial plurality to the candidate of the left-wing FMLN Salvador Sanchez Ceren.

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Mexico after 20 years of NAFTA: poor and getting poorer

20 years after the North American Free Trade Agreement came into force, farmers and workers in Mexico, the U.S., and Canada suffer from corporate profiteering.

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South Africa, then and now

In all the words emitted on the occasion of the passing of Nelson Mandela, one thread questions whether anything significant was accomplished with the end of apartheid.

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Top 14 quotes from Pope Francis, "2013 Person of the Year"

A list of 14 quotes from Pope Francis that help believers and nonbelievers in the quest towards a better world.

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