July 14: World Notes

Syria: Iraqi immigration causes disruption Indonesia: Workers’ rights almost nonexistent Mozambique: Renewed attention to agrarian reform Chile: Subcontracted copper miners strike Italy: Center-left coalition puts pensions back in budget

Heat wave in Europe breaks 100-year record

ATHENS, Greece — A severe nine-day heat wave in Europe has broken 100-year temperature records. Throughout southern Europe and the Balkans, unusually high temperatures caused many deaths, including 29 in Romania where temperatures reached 113 degrees in Bucharest, the highest in 90 years.

July 14: National Clips

COLUMBIA, S.C.: Antiwar veterans tour bases, get arrested RICHMOND, Va.: Support Republicans, lose your seat TUCSON, Ariz.: Immigrant death toll climbs in heat JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.: Law restricts abortion, sex ed NEW YORK: Rent goes up, again


Communists map agenda for unity, progressive change

NEW YORK — The mood was upbeat as leaders of the Communist Party and invited guests met here July 7-8. Buoyed by the sea change in the country’s atmosphere since last fall’s congressional elections, meeting participants analyzed the impact of that change on the labor and people’s movements. The meeting also projected a course of struggle in the new political landscape.

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