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Swazi human rights leader released from prison

Imprisoned Swazi human rights leader Mario Masuku and student activist Maxwell Dlamini were granted bail by the Supreme Court of Swaziland.

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South African Communists reassess country’s national democratic revolution

The South African Communist Party's Special National Congress took stock of a range of problems besetting South Africa's young democracy.

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Communist Party of South Sudan calls for negotiations to end civil war

The Communist Party of South Sudan is calling for inclusive negotiations which bring together all parties, factions, and groups affected by this war.

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United States still trying to undermine Cuba’s government

Cuba and the U.S. will soon open embassies in their two capital cities, ending 54 years of no diplomatic relations. Yet normal bi-national relations are unlikely.

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Today in history: Russell-Einstein manifesto for peace

The manifesto urged nations to find peaceful ways to settle differences and to renounce the use of nuclear weapons, which only promised "universal death."

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Puerto Rico petition for bankruptcy struck down by Appeals Court

Puerto Rico is unable to pay back its $72 billion dollar deficit and announced that the island's economy is on the verge of collapse.

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What the Greek “no” vote means for American workers

All the workers of the world, I hope, hear the Greek voice, as in ages past they did. Solidarity. Its time is now.

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Today in history: Jan Hus burned at the stake 600 years ago

In 1415, Czech religious reformer Jan Hus, condemned as a heretic against the doctrines of the Catholic Church, was burned at the stake.

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Greeks kick bankers and austerity politicians in the teeth

This courageous vote hit usually smug politicians and bankers so hard you could almost hear their teeth rattle.

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Greece on the brink as default passes

Since 2010, Greece has accepted harsh austerity requirements imposed by the Troika, in exchange for further loans to keep the government and economy afloat.

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