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British Government’s Guantánamo Guilt
And the Urgent Need for Shaker Aamer’s Return
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Brazil Elects New Leader, Dilma Rousseff
Big Task Ahead for Rousseff
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Brazil Wins with Dilma Rousseff
Like the rally led by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central that brought hundreds of thousands of people into the streets of Washington, DC on Saturday, Brazil's election on Sunday was a contest of "Restore Sanity" versus "Keep Fear Alive" – but with the fate of millions of Brazilians...
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UN Assembly Calls for End to US Embargo on Cuba (Again)
UNITED NATIONS — The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly voted Tuesday for a resolution calling on the United States to end its five-decade old embargo of Cuba. The 19th straight annual condemnation of the embargo was supported by 187 countries, with only the United States and Israel against and...
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Former Marxist Guerilla and Political Prisoner Poised to Become Brazil's First Woman President
Dilma Rousseff, who spent nearly three years in jail during her country's years of military dictatorship and was tortured behind bars, appears to be on course to secure victory in Sunday's election. A series of polls in recent days have suggested that Ms Rousseff, 62, may narrowly pass the 50 per...
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Pakistani students react over the verdict against alleged Al-Qaida suspect Aafia Siddiqui near the U. S. Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan on Friday, Sept. 24, 2010. Siddiqui , a U.S.- trained Pakistani scientist convicted of trying to kill U.S. agents and military officers in Afghanistan, was sentenced Thursday to 86 years in prison. News
Pakistan Erupts After US Jailing of 'Daughter of the Nation' Aafia Siddiqui
Thousands take to the streets to protest as scientist convicted of attempting to kill US soldiers gets 86 years
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Missing the Boat on Cuba
On one of my visits to Cuba on UN-sponsored health-related missions I received one of my most useful foreign policy lessons from a young Cuban. On learning that my group came from the U.S., he told us, "Americans don't understand Cuban reality. They can get more changes in Cuba with Levi jeans than...
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Groundhog Day: The Neocon Version
The 1993 movie Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, strikes a chord when I consider the latest neocons' effort to push the U.S. into attacking Iran or supporting an Israeli attack. Similar to Bill Murray who lived the same day over and over, we are being forced to essentially...
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Castro Warns of Nuclear 'Holocaust'
HAVANA - Ailing Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro has issued a dire warning of a nuclear "holocaust" as he mustered enough strength to address the country's parliament for the first time since his health crisis four years ago. The soon-to-be 84 father of the Cuban revolution looked much...
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Moscow Forest Battle Boils Over
It's a punishing summer in Moscow with record highs and poor air quality. The last place you want to be is crammed into a jail cell, passing out repeatedly from the heat and lack of water, but that's exactly where the leader of the grassroots movement to prevent the destruction of the 2,600 acre...
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