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Students aim to oust lawmakers

Following last week's mass demonstration, Britain's National Union of Students has launched a campaign to oust members of Parliament who broke their pledge to oppose tuition hikes.

World unions say jobs first

The leaders of the world's unions are demanding that national leaders put jobs first as the way to get the globe out of its continuing deep recession.


Cutbacks force destitute to line up for food

Hundreds of desperate Romanians left destitute by the country's austerity drive lined up for food aid Wednesday in the Black Sea port of Constanta.

Communist youth leader murdered in Ecuador

Edwing Perez, secretary general of the Ecuadorian Communist Youth organization, died Nov. 10 from complications resulting from a vicious right-wing assault.


Students shake halls of power

LONDON - Over 50,000 workers and students shook the Westminster halls of power today with a march against the raising of tuition fees.


Germans get rowdy to stop nuclear waste

A surprising number of people in Germany are leaving their sofas and demonstrating, angry at being ignored by ruling cliques.


More wealth than ever, but billions still starve

The world has more than enough wealth to ensure every adult on the planet a significant nest egg - but that doesn't mean people aren't starving.


World Notes: Australia, Iran, Cuba and more

Global warming and coral reefs; rape as an act of war;  nuclear weapons, Russian labor laws and Venezuelan nationalization


Millions still face hardships after Pakistan floods

Pakistanis continue to face humanitarian hardships and large portions of the country's southern province of Sindh remain under water three months after severe flooding.


Former guerrilla becomes Brazil's first woman president

Dilma Rousseff, a former fighter against Brazil's U.S. supported military dictatorship, won a runoff election on Sunday October 31 and will become the first woman president in the huge South American nation's history.

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