December

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Support urged for trade unionist on hunger strike in Iran

A trade unionist imprisoned by the Iranian authorities is now into his second week of hunger strike to protest against mistreatment by prison officials.

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Alan Gross and the Cuban Five: Why not exchange holiday gifts?

Although the U.S. government has been saying "no exchange," Mr. and Mrs. Gross are not, because it is not in their interests to shut off that possibility.

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Left makes big advances in Venezuela regional elections

This will allow the PSUV leadership to advance projects for local mass democratic participation in building the nation.

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Mexico’s high court protects gay marriage rights

A Supreme Court ruling last week allows same-sex couples to legally marry, if they request special legal protection from federal tribunals.

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President Chavez of Venezuela to Cuba for cancer treatment

For the fourth time in a year and a half, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez left for Cuba on Sunday for cancer treatment.

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Today in labor history: Workers take power in Kiev

On December 11, 1905, in support of the worker uprising and general strike in Moscow, the Council of Workers' Deputies of Kiev decided to stage a mass uprising against oppressive czarist rule.

Free David Ravelo! Peace in Colombia - with justice!

Ravelo, a well-known human rights activist, is the victim of flawed judicial processes.

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Oscar Niemeyer, visionary architect and Communist, dies at 104

A Communist who experienced persecution, exile, and the shifting fortunes of our movement, his dedication to the struggle for a better world inspired generations of activists.

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New Egyptian president’s labor takeover plan riles unions

Egypt's independent unions and their confederation are extremely upset by present Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's labor takeover plan.

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UN vote on Palestine shakes things up

Last week's vote in the UN's General Assembly, which afforded "nonmember observer state" status to Palestine, and the Israeli government's response, has created controversy.

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