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Unexpected Cuba

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Why Did Evo Win?

The landslide victory of Evo Morales has a very simple explanation: he won because his government has been, without a doubt, the best in the troubled history of Bolivia. Continue reading

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Vulture funds are the vanguard

Eric Toussaint interviewed by Julia Goldenberg for the Argentine newspaper Página 12. |1| Eric Toussaint is a political scientist, university professor, activist and chairman of the Committee for the Abolition of Third World Debt (CADTM). He has strong opinions on international finance. During an interview with Página 12, he described vulture funds as an extreme version of finance capital and their actions as a threat to regional stability. Member of Ecuador’s Presidential Commission for the Integral Audit of Public Debt, Eric Toussaint was visiting Argentina in October 2014.
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Thousands of Venezuelan Youth March to Demand End to Terrorism

On Saturday thousands of Venezuelan youth and government supporters participated in a march against terrorism and for peace. The youth march was organized in response to the assassination of 27-year old lawmaker and Chavista leader Robert Serra, who was murdered along with his partner Maria Herrera in their home earlier this month.
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The United Nations fails Haiti once again

This week the UN Security Council extended the mandate of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH. This deployment is not based on any principles of humanitarianism, but rather is an imperialist occupation which seeks to make sure that the island Continue reading

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Stop the U.S. blockade of Cuba now!

U.S. imperialism remains unflinching in its campaign to crush the Cuban Revolution
The Cuban government estimates that this economic war against their country has cost their nation one trillion, 112 billion, 534 million dollars [$1,112,534,000,000].
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Punitive Schooling

When police grappled Eric Garner into a chokehold and left him to die in the street on July 17, it wasn Continue reading

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No to sham elections and US occupation

The situation in Haiti is very bleak, and extremely serious, Haitian activists say. The current regime is very repressive and has refused to hold elections. But it continues to enjoy the support of the US and UN despite the cries of suffering Haitian people
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MINUSTAH’s occupation of Haiti: A structure of global complicity

People from countries around the world whose troops are stationed in Haiti under a UN mandate ought to wake up to the reality that this is an occupation force, serving imperialist interests and deeply hated by the Haitian people on account of serious, well-known human rights abuses over the past decade
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Hysteria Over Ebola Fuels Racism, While the Real Disease Is Capitalism

The Ebola crisis has gripped the American media, and by extension the imagination of the public, punctuated by breathless pronouncements from TV news reporters of the medical status of actual and potential victims of the disease; hysteria-inducing magazine covers, like this issue of Bloomberg Businessweek sporting the message Continue reading

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