Thatcher Dead at 87, Democracy's Long Journey from Athens to Cairo, Pulling Out of Afghanistan

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Monday, April 08, 2013

Syrian Opposition Leader on Fight to Overthrow Assad | How Democracy Made Its Way from the Halls of Ancient Athens to the Streets of Cairo | Afghanistan Prepares for 2014 and Beyond

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Dead at 87

According to her spokesman, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died of a stroke this morning at 87. She served at the head of the Conservative party from 1979 to 1990. She was the first female prime minster. 

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Syrian Opposition Leader on Fight to Overthrow Assad

The Syrian opposition has a new alliance which has broad international support, but it has struggled to establish effective leadership and overcome internal divisions.

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South Korea Walks Back Reports of North's Nuclear Test

South Korea said today that another nuclear test by Pyongyang was imminent, but redacted the report just a few hours later. What's going on?

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How Democracy Made Its Way from the Halls of Ancient Athens to the Streets of Cairo

Longtime activist and professor David Graeber helped found the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011 and even coined the phrase "We are the 99%." While Occupy encampments are no longer a staple of cities across the United States, Graeber credits the movement with jump-starting a broader shift toward radical democracy in America, as he explains in his new book, "The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement." 

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Afghanistan Prepares for 2014 and Beyond

In Afghanistan, a slow count-down to the American and NATO withdrawal in 2014 is underway. What's in store for the country?  Saad Mohseni, director of the largest media organization in Afghanistan, has a few ideas about what's next.

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