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Ryan Lochte and 3 U.S. swimmers caught in whirlpool of scandal

A full-blown international incident is unfolding at the Olympics, and it has nothing to do with Russians and doping.


South Africa: African National Congress faces setback in local elections

ANC's Communist Party partners say voters were clear: Don't assume your struggle credentials will forever act as an excuse for arrogance and predatory behavior.


Israeli army jails nonviolent Jewish peace activists

The suffering of Hebron's Palestinians is emblematic of the oppression and discrimination burdening Palestinians living in the area controlled by Israel.


Hiroshima Day message: Abolish nuclear weapons, build lasting world peace

"Is it not time to honor the spirit of Hiroshima and clear the path toward a world free from that "absolute evil"? Is it not time to unify and manifest our passion in action?"


This week in history: Sesquicentennial of African-American explorer Matthew Henson

An explorer best known as the co-discoverer of the North Pole with Robert Edwin Peary in 1909.


NATO’s stance toward Russia increases nuclear danger

After disappearing from the radar for several decades, nukes are back, and modernizing the U.S. arsenal will almost certainly kick off a nuclear arms race.


July 26 on the mind, in Cuba and everywhere

Revolutionaries went on to defeat the U. S. supported dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. In doing so, they launched the Cuban project of building a socialist society.


Brexit or Lexit – the Left has its work cut out

The Brexit represents either a moment of opportunity for the Left to challenge Europe's oligarchy--or a chance for nationalists to poison the UK's politics.


Another tragic anniversary this week: July 20, 1944 in Germany

This date marked an attempt to kill Adolf Hitler and overthrow the Third Reich.  That too should be remembered.


Tragic anniversaries with lessons for today

We in the United States should learn from the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship. 

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