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More than one million people gathered in bitter cold in Washington DC to witness the historical inauguration of an African American as president.

The demonstrations that rocked Greece at the end of last year resumed on January 9, picking up where they left off before the holidays with a militant march of 20,000 teachers and students in Athens.

Once again, Israel demonstrated that it possesses the power and the lack of moral restraint necessary to commit atrocities against a population of destitute refugees it has caged and starved.

Cuba is the top-ranking developing country when it comes to protecting children’s rights, according to a new Child Development Index (CDI).

If Western politicians and media are to be believed, the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) is an anti-Semitic, religious fundamentalist, terrorist outfit that forms part of an al-Qaeda (or, alternatively, Iranian) led movement to violently impose Islamic law on the world, and dedicated to the annihilation of Jews.

The following is a statement released by the socialist youth organisation, Resistance.

There is a humanitarian crisis in Sri Lanka, where the Tamil minority in the island’s north and east are facing annihilation at the hands of the Sinhalese-dominated government.

Compelling evidence of the Zimbabwe government’s criminality in the area of health and human rights was released in Johannesburg on January 14 by Physicians for Human Rights in its report, Health in Ruins: A Man-Made Disaster
in Zimbabwe
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“Perhaps one day we will understand how wrong our actions in this region have been from time immemorial.”

According to the signatories of the Belem Ecosocialist Declaration, “humanity today faces a stark choice: ecosocialism or barbarism”.

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