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Canadian conservative senators back off of voter suppression efforts

A Canadian Senate Committee has joined the ranks of critics demanding that the Conservative government revise Republican-style voter suppression legislation that it is determined to implement.


Canadians fight voter suppression efforts

Opposition continues to grow against efforts by the right-wing Conservative government of Stephen Harper to impose voter suppression legislation in Canada.



Free Bahareh Hedayat, Iranian student leader, women's rights activist

Bahareh Hedayat will be 32 years old next month. She looks likely to mark that birthday in prison unless the Iranian government can be persuaded to free her.


Audit OKs Venezuela election, U.S. response to be seen

An audit by the Venezuelan election council found no major discrepancies in the April 14 presidential election.


U.S. must recognize Venezuela's elections

The facts surrounding the voting process and election outcome in Venezuela demonstrate that U.S. refusal to recognize Maduro has nothing to do with the U.S.'s alleged concerns for democracy, but rather, its complete disdain for it.


Right-wing push to destabilize Venezuela after close election

Violence, instigated by the right wing opposition, has broken out in Venezuela after leftist candidate Nicolas Maduro narrowly won the special election necessitated by the death of Hugo Chavez.


Ultra right plotting dirty tricks for Venezuela election?

Venezuelan right wingers appear to accept Capriles will lose, but they may question the election's legitimacy and somehow have the results overturned with U.S. help.


Warnings about destabilization in Venezuela should be taken seriously

Acting President Maduro accused a group of right wing former U.S. officials of working to destabilize Venezuela and strongly suggested that his election opponent is in contact with those circles.


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.


Pakistan rallies around Malala Yousafzai

The 15-year-old Pakistani woman gravely wounded in a Taliban attack, has come to symbolize a broadening struggle in that country, against the extremist views the Taliban seeks to enforce there.

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