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World Notes: Sudan, Colombia and more

 

Sudan: Darfur fighting re-ignites, civilians lose, Colombia: Sintracarbon mine workers win wage hike, Iraq: Social demands trigger street protests, Switzerland: No safe haven for torturers, Australia: Undocumented refugees seek justice, Cuba: More CIA links to Posada revealed

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World Notes: Tunisia, India and more

Greece: Communist Parties claim persecution; Iraq: Further confirmation of babies harmed in US war; Honduras: Killings of reporters continue; India: Communists prevail in municipal elections; Tunisia: Unexpected street heat.

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World Notes: France, UK, DR Congo, Iraq, China, Cuba

A quick look at news from France, United Kingdom, Iraq, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo and China.

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A view from Iraq

How the Iraqis see it: an interview with Salam Ali of the Iraqi Communist Party on the continuing political impasse in Iraq and the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces.

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Iraqi union offices raided, solidarity campaign started

Iraqi authorities pounced on offices of the country's electrical workers' union nationwide, closing the offices and seizing all equipment, assets and records.

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World Notes: Europe, Iraq, Nepal, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Cuba

Joblessness up in Europe, displaced in Iraq, politics in Nepal, union-busting in Costa Rica, women appeal re Cuban 5.

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Urgent appeal for solidarity with Iraqi workers

The Executive Bureau of the General Federation of Iraqi Workers has issued an "urgent appeal to Arab and international trade unions" for solidarity.

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Iraq elections: a tale of big money and ugly politics

Many Iraqis hoped the March elections would advance a united national consensus to build a sovereign democratic Iraq, free of foreign occupation, but it appears that struggle has a ways to go.

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World Notes: Guatemala, Bolivia, Palestine, Iraq

In Guatemala, abused women find voice; Bolivia reduces maternal deaths; Palestinian women bear burden of crisis; Iraqi birth defects soar.

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Big voter turnout in Iraq, undeterred by violence

Iraqi voters turned out heavily in Sunday's national elections, despite an upsurge of violence leading up to the balloting.

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