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It is not only the flag but the hopes of progressive Republicanism which is once again to the fore of Spanish politics, writes Richard McAleavey.

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Salam Ali is a member of the Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party, here he tells LookLeft about the current political situation in his country.

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After over 40 years of intermittent violence which claimed many lives the Basque guerrilla group ETA renounced armed struggle in favour of political activity earlier this year.

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The revolutions and attempted revolutions that have swept the Arab world have demonstrated the power of ordinary people, but also the adaptability of imperialism, writes Ultán Gillen.

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What European Commission President Barroso has described as a “silent revolution” is underway in the European Union. A further diminution of democracy is being pushed through in order to facilitate the imposition of a permanent economic shock doctrine. Cutbacks, privatisation and downward pressure on wages will be institutionalised through the

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After his election president Barack Obama promised to bring an end to his state’s international reputation for illegality and brutality but, as Desi O’Hagan reports, he is yet to bring into line an agency that believes itself to be beyond any law.

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Hope is growing that the Miami Five Cuban patriots will soon be released, writes Sarah Duffy. Five Cubans — Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González — are serving lengthy sentences in different U.S. prisons after being arrested in 1998 and sentenced in 2001 for attempting

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Right across the world, working-class families, the unemployed, the sick and the elderly are being made to pay the cost of the current crisis of capitalism. Jobs are being lost, wages are being cut, working conditions are being attacked, and social security spending is being savagely cut by governments who

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The EU’s former Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid has applauded King Leopold II, the Congo’s late 19th century colonial master whose regime was responsible for between five and 20 million deaths, as a “visionary hero”, writes Francis Donohoe. Louis Michel, a Belgian former EU commissioner and current prominent Liberal MEP, stated

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The last US combat brigade has left Iraq, but 50,000 US troops and thousands more foreign mercenaries remain in the country to preserve US strategic and economic interests, reports Ultán Gillen. In the early hours of Thursday 19th August, the last US combat brigade crossed the border from Iraq into

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