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Presidential Election: Crying (Tears of Hope) for you, Argentina

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Jesica L. Santos

On October 25, Argentinians will go the polls to elect their next democratic president who, for the first time since 2003, won't have "Kirchner" as a last name. But the choice Argentinians will really be making concerns not an individual but, rather, the type of country they want to recover.

What Congressman Paul Gosar Got Wrong About the Pope

Jesse Andreozzi | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics
Jesse Andreozzi

Gosar defended his outlandish statements by claiming to be a "proud Catholic" who attended a Midwestern Jesuit College. He cites his "excellent education" that provided an opportunity for him to "think critically, to welcome debate and discussion and to be held accountable for [his] actions."

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Gets 14 Years In Jail

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.24.2015 | World

CARACAS, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition denounced the sentencing of politician Leopoldo Lopez to nearly 14 years in jail as a tyrannical ...

3 Russian Opposition Figures Go On Hunger Strike

AP | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.28.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Three Russian opposition activists went on hunger strike Tuesday to protest authorities' decision to disqualify them from a local...

Nemtsov Ally Hospitalized After Sudden Illness

AP | Posted 05.28.2015 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian opposition leader is in intensive care in a Moscow hospital, and a lack of clarity about the cause of his sudden illness has...

The Three Mistakes of Poland's Transition

John Feffer | Posted 05.13.2015 | World
John Feffer

Start with a failing economy. Throw in a team of inexperienced politicians, people in fact who had spent their careers deliberately avoiding official politics. Add a population with the highest possible expectations. And, as a wild card, introduce an international community that was not offering very much in the way of financial assistance.

The Disappointment of Fulfilled Dreams in Poland

John Feffer | Posted 05.12.2015 | World
John Feffer

Many Poles dreamed of the day when the Communist regime would fall. But even after the semi-free elections of June 4, 1989, in which Solidarity-affiliated candidates won nearly all the contested seats, few anticipated that their dreams would come true so quickly.

Venezuelan Crisis: Resentment, Struggle and a Way Forward

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Stephanie Rudat

It is evident that the problems of inflation, scarcity, crime and violence are issues that affect all Venezuelans equally, regardless of their political affiliation or ideologies. Why, then, is the population still divided?

18 Powerful Images from Massive #SOSVenezuela Demonstration in Los Angeles, California

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 04.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Stephanie Rudat

Clad in vibrant colors of the Venezuelan flag, supporters of ongoing protests in Venezuela rallied peacefully in Los Angeles, California on Saturday in front of the Federal Building.

Network Shutout in Russia Casts Shadow Over Pussy Riot's Tour

Sven Carlsson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Media
Sven Carlsson

The independent TV network Dozhd -- where the band's two jailed members held a press conference after their release -- might be taken off air throughout Russia anytime soon.

As Goes Egypt, So Goes Tunisia? Not Quite

Freedom House | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Freedom House

by Russell Raymond Program Associate, Middle East and North Africa In the past week, dueling demonstrations have occupied public spaces in Tunisia'...

Internal Opposition to U.S. Foreign Policy More Effective than Most People Think

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Several years ago I had lunch with a U.S. government official who told me about a trip that I had taken, that almost nobody knew about. I didn't have ...

Venezuela: Constitutional Crisis and a Barely Visible President

The Morningside Post | Posted 04.21.2013 | World
The Morningside Post

If the president-elect is temporarily absent, Cabello is able to govern for a maximum of 180 days, and if the president-elect is permanently absent, Cabello must call a new election within 30 days. Why has Venezuela ignored these constitutional procedures?

The Election Is Over and We All Lost

Beth Green | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Green

Healing and growth are possible. We can reeducate our egos and heal our souls. We can come together with humility and cooperation. But first we need to be willing to see that these changes are necessary. And we need to bring this consciousness into the political arena, or we all lose.

A Race Car Brain With Bicycle Brakes: One Vision of ADD With Edward Hallowell

Carol Smaldino | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

For me, one way of thinking about children with ADD (adults deserve their own piece and the center deals with them too) is that they are more fiercely democratic than other kids who will easily adhere to strict rules and regulations with a passive attitude.

Russia's Opposition Needs Some Grassroots Realism

Tomas Hirst | Posted 06.25.2012 | World
Tomas Hirst

All of this has provided tangible rewards, albeit not the media-friendly variety that the opposition had become used to. Indeed it may well not be until the next parliamentary elections in 2015 that the benefits of a grassroots focus become apparent.

How to Stop Iran's Nuclear Threat

Alireza Jafarzadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alireza Jafarzadeh

The Iranian opposition movement does not ask for money or arms, much less troops. But it does demand that, at this critical juncture, it not be shut out of the Iran policy debate.

We Are Being Silenced

Elcin Poyrazlar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elcin Poyrazlar

While the Middle East is swaying gracefully under the wind of change, Turkey is slowly suffocating without free media.

WikiLeaks Disclosures and the Historic Opportunity on Iran

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

Appeasing a medieval theocracy in Iran will only translate into a devastated Iraq controlled by a nuclear-armed Iranian regime. Silence is no longer an option.

Opposition Can Seriously Damage your Health

Wael Nawara | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wael Nawara

For as long as I remember, Ayman Nour has always had his most candid critics from Cairo's elites: White-collar writers, thinkers, business people and professionals.

How New Leader Ed Miliband Can Restore the Labour Family

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Indra Adnan

Brothers David and Ed Miliband recently went head-to-head in the fight to become the new leader of Britain's Labour party. In the end, Ed won 50.65% of his party's votes to his older brother's 49.35%.

Sam Stein

AFL-CIO Officially Opposing Senate's DISCLOSE Act | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the country's largest and most powerful union groups is formally opposing new campaign finance laws being pushed in the Senate, calling the bil...

Putin's Paranoia: Moscow Protest Reveals a Fanatical Fear of Dissent

Simon Shuster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simon Shuster

Could it really cost Putin that much to allow a few thousand protestors to rally in Moscow, even if they demand his resignation, even if they make the evening news?

Not 'Loyal Opposition' Within the Democratic Party?

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Normally when one refers to the "loyal opposition," it's the party out of power questioning specific policies and positions of the party in power. But right now, given some Republicans' encouragement to those threatening violence, and threats at state-levels to ignore the authority of the federal government on health care, it's lame to dignify them or their actions with the "loyal" adjective. At the end of the day, most Americans will be repulsed by these efforts, and thus of greater interest now is the "loyal opposition" to the administration that is developing within the Democratic Party itself.

Health Care and Bipartisanship in the Balance

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

President Obama, this is your moment for political courage, vision, leadership, and faith. We urge you to take heart and move meaningful health care reform forward.