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  • Chiles privatized pensions spell worker hardship

    Chiles privatized pensions spell worker hardship

    February 11, 2005

    NewsAnalysis As the Bush administration pushes to privatize Social Security, many people are looking at countries where state-funded pensions have been privatized. One of them is Chile. President Bush lauded Chile’s privatized social security system as...

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  • Global call to action: End poverty!

    Global call to action: End poverty!

    February 4, 2005

    PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil — From its opening march of 200,000 people — chanting slogans, singing, and carrying banners for an end to war, poverty and inequality — to the nightly rhythms of Brazilian samba, the fifth...

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  • Kidnapping of FARC leader provokes turmoil

    Kidnapping of FARC leader provokes turmoil

    January 21, 2005

    News Analysis A major storm is brewing between two of South America’s most important countries, and the Bush administration seems to be exploring how to use it for its own ends. On Dec. 13, rogue elements...

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  • Peace deal in Sudan ends 21-year civil war

    Peace deal in Sudan ends 21-year civil war

    January 21, 2005

    The recent peace agreement between the Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A), headed by rebel leader John Garang, has effectively ended a 21-year-old civil war that claimed more than 1.5 million lives, most...

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  • Peace groups assail Gonzales on torture

    Peace groups assail Gonzales on torture

    January 21, 2005

    WASHINGTON — With the slogan, “Torture is not an American value,” peace groups conducted a “call-in” to senators’ offices Jan. 18, urging them to reject Alberto R. Gonzales as unfit for the post of U.S. attorney...

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