OPINION Lets break mayor-corporate lock on citys schools

NEW YORK — At 12:01 this morning, the law that enshrined mayoral control of New York City’s public schools formally expired, as the state Senate remained paralyzed by crisis. The city’s old Board of Education was automatically resurrected, as were 32 community school boards, whose members are to be elected.

Central Asia union support Employee Free Choice Act

Leaders of the global union for skills and services, (UNI) affiliates in Kyrgyzstan together with the UNI Moscow delivered a letter to the Ambassador of the USA to the Kyrgyz Republic in support of Free Choice Act.

Brazil frees 28,000 from slave labor

More than 28,000 Brazilians have been rescued from conditions of modern slavery since 2003, according to figures of the Department of Work Inspection (STI) of the Ministry of Work and Employment, informed sources here. Detection and rescue of Brazilians from this degrading form of work is the task of the Special Mobile Legal Group of STI, and statistics point to farm and agricultural activities as top perpetrators of this kind of labor force.

Queer parade defies anachronistic Indian law

'Not all females are women,' reads a poster emblazoned in red. 'I am the pink sheep of my family!' is the message on another, while a third, very cheekily proclaims, 'I don’t give a f***, I am a greedy bisexual'! New Delhi’s second Queer Pride parade was flamboyant, riveting and raucous - a medley of rainbow hues, music, and in-your-face attitudes that infused an infectious energy and verve to a sultry, simmering Sunday evening.

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