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The “Great Moderation” and the International Assault on Labor

Mártires de Chicago

By Noam Chomsky In most of the world, May Day is an international workers’ holiday, bound up with the bitter 19th-century struggle of American workers for an eight-hour day. The May Day just past leads to somber reflection. A decade ago, a useful word was coined in honor of May Day by radical Italian labor

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Kill Bin Laden, Revive Al-Qaeda

Osama Bin Laden

By Santiago Alba Rico Translation: John Catalinotto & Machetera / Tlaxcala One of the biggest surprises in store for the popular uprisings in the Arab world was that for a little while they managed to put all the Islamic forces out of the game and of course, especially the most suspicious and extremist one of all,

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Pakistan Confirms Bin Laden´s Death, Taliban Vows Revenge

Osama Bin Laden

The Pakistani government on Monday confirmed the death of Osama Bin Laden, leader of the Al Qaeda network, in an operation by U.S. soldiers less than 100 kilometers from the capital. The Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying that the operation in Abbottabad, about 60 kilometers from Islamabad, was in line with the express U.S. policy of the elimination of Bin Laden by U.S. forces wherever he was found.

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Raul Castro Presided Over May Day Parade in Santiago de Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro attended the May Day parade in Santiago de Cuba.

Cuban President Raul Castro attended the May Day parade in eastern Santiago de Cuba city, according to a live report of the Cuban television. Raul was accompanied by Santiago de Cuba’s Communist Party First Secretary Lazaro Exposito, and other leaders of grassroots organizations. In the Mariana Grajales square’s grandstand there were several Labor Heroes, union leaders and founders of the Cuban Workers Confederation (CTC) along with members of foreign delegations.

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Gaddafi’s son killed in NATO attack

Saif al-Arab Gaddafi was 29 years old

Moussa Ibrahim says three of Moamar Gaddafi’s grandsons were also killed but the leader himself was unharmed. “The house of Saif al-Arab Gaddafi … who is the youngest of the leader’s children, was attacked tonight with full power,” he said. “The leader with his wife was there in the house with other friends and relatives.” Saif al-Arab was a civilian and a student who had studied in Germany.

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Cuba’s Fina Garcia Marruz Awarded Queen Sophia Prize for Ibero-American Poetry

Fina García Marruz

betta fish diseases p> Fina, born on April 28, 1923, has a degree on Social Sciences and she belonged to the group of Cuban poets and writers of the renowned magazine ‘Origenes’ (1944-1956), along with her late husband Cintio Vitier, Jose Lezama Lima and Eliseo Diego. Fina is one of Cuba’s most outstanding poets of

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Miami Things

Cuba - Miami

By Lázaro Fariñas A CubaNews translation. Edited by Walter Lippmann The Cuban American extreme right in Miami is happy these days because they have had a few victories in the city. Of course, these are so decadent that in fact they are pyrrhic victories. The segment of Cuban society living here cannot tell a victory

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Survey: 75% of U.S. consumers interested in Cuba visit

In Cuba's eastern mountains, Photo by Doreen Hemlock

sick betta fish p>By Doreen Hemlock (Published SUN-SENTINEL) Would you consider a trip to Cuba if restrictions on U.S. travel to the island were lifted? A U.S. consumer survey released Tuesday found that 75 respondents would visit or at least consider a trip to Cuba, if Americans were allowed to travel freely there. Another 1.7

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NYT: Secret Case Against Detainee Crumbles

A judge ruled in January 2009 that Mohammed el-Gharani should be released

By William Glaberson and Charlie Savage (Published The New York Times) The secret document described Prisoner 269, Mohammed el-Gharani, as the very incarnation of a terrorist threat: “an al Qaeda suicide operative” with links to a London cell and ties to senior plotters of international havoc. But there was more to the story, as there

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The Law of Mother Earth: Behind Bolivia’s Historic Bill

Niña Boliviana

baby betta fish p>By Nick Buxton (Published YES! Magazine) A new law expected to pass in Bolivia mandates a fundamental ecological reorientation of the nation’s economy and society Indigenous and campesino (small-scale farmer) movements in the Andean nation of Bolivia are on the verge of pushing through one of the most radical environmental bills in