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Sen. John McCain Salutes an American Communist

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In a touching reflection in The New York Times, McCain paid tribute to the recently deceased Delmer Berg, an American Communist. Like McCain’s literary idol, Ernest Hemingway, Berg fought in Spain "for love” during the Spanish Civil War, the conservative senator wrote.

My Father, Thatcher's 'Enemy Within'

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I couldn't face the "state" funeral of Margaret Thatcher on Wednesday, not after such a short time since the death of my dad, who was for the first half of his long and hardworking life a South Wales coal miner deep "down the pit" in Cwmgrach, and one of the "enemies within," as the former prime minister put it.I couldn't face the "state" funeral of Margaret Thatcher on Wednesday, not after such a short time since the death of my dad, a South Wales coal miner and one of the former prime minister's "enemies within."

The 'Right' Kind of Justice

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Baltasar Garzon, the Spanish judge made famous for probing into abuses committed under dictator Gen. Francisco Franco and for going after notorious international figures like Osama bin Laden and Chile's Augusto Pinochet, has been suspended in preparation for a trial in which he is accused of overstepping his authority. The court case comes after a wave of complaints from far-right groups.

Digging Into Franco's Bloody Reign

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An acclaimed Spanish judge has ordered the unearthing of some of the unmarked graves of the tens of thousands who were killed during the first two decades of Gen. Francisco Franco's fascist rule of Spain, formally declaring the repression by Franco and associates as a "crime against humanity."

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A group of American veterans from the Spanish Civil War recently gathered to commemorate their fight against fascism before it was a popular cause. They fought for freedom and civil liberties, and they have a few words to say about our current morass.

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