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Stuttgart and Sarajevo: lessons from the “Great War”

The lesson for us today is that we must spare no effort to build international working class unity against war, militarism, and imperialism.

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Today in eco-history: Andropov writes to U.S. 5th grader to ease nuclear fears

While not seen as an environmental issue at the time, nuclear weapons pose the single biggest threat to the Earth's environment, scientists warned in 2006.

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South Sudan facing famine crisis

Over 3.7 million people in this new African nation of 11 million are at severe risk of starvation, and a UN official coordinating humanitarian aid in South Sudan says "we're in a race against time."

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No quiet on the eastern front: "Stalingrad"

Based loosely on Soviet author Vasily Grossman's novel, "Life and Fate," the film Stalingrad is a treatment of World War II's "bloodiest battle in human history."

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Turkey's crisis: more than meets the eye

The current corruption crisis zeroing in on Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyio Erdogan has all the elements of one of his country's famous soap operas that tens of millions of people all over the Middle East tune in to each day: Bribes, shoe boxes filled with millions in cash, and dark whispers of foreign conspiracies.

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Experts put Iraq death toll at nearly 500,000

The first major study into the human cost of the Iraq war in eight years has found that nearly half a million people died because of the U.S.-led invasion.

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What does the UN Syria report really say?

UN weapons inspectors, in their long-awaited report on the alleged chemical weapons attacks in the Damascus area, did not determine who perpetrated the attacks.

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Appeals to White House: Don't bomb Syria

In a letter dated Aug. 28, 18 human rights, peace and religious organizations appealed to President Obama to reject military intervention in Syria.

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Berlin still hopes for an end to all war

The hot, seemingly untroubled vacation days in Germany have been disturbed by two abbreviations, NSU and NSA.

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Afghanistan: Is it really the end game?

There is nothing that better sums up the utter failure of America's longest war than getting ambushed as you are trying to get the hell out of the county.

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