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UK: Corbyn’s Labour Party wilts in local races; London elects first Muslim mayor

Sadiq Khan beat back a Conservative campaign of Islamophobia to win London's mayoralty.

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May Day 2016 around the world

This year's celebration of May Day around the world saw an unprecedented level of unity against serious threats to workers.

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Vietnam cares for its veterans

Vietnam spends 25 percent of its national budget providing pensions and social services to the nine million people who are veterans or related to them.

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Iranian union leader talks sanctions, war, and struggle

He talks about the challenges and struggles of Iranian workers and the likely effects of the nuclear deal on the economy.

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At Paris Trade Union Forum: A call to ban fracking worldwide

Over 40 percent of natural gas comes from shale gas, which is such a driver for climate change because of methane -- 120 times more powerful than carbon.

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Corbyn poised to shift UK’s Labor Party to the left

One of the parties that led international social democracy's turn toward the centrist 'third way' in the 1990s is now poised to elect a new leader from the left.

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Sen. Wyden positioned to secure rights for Guatemalan workers

"This visit to Guatemala reinforced how important it is to include strong labor protections in our trade deals and to make sure the U.S. follows through with enforcement of those rules."

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Germany: many strikes and a big scandal

A locomotive engineers strike stopped freight cars and passenger traffic; meanwhile, Angela Davis visited Berlin and elsewhere in Germany.

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Iranian workers resist as sanctions grip

The coming to power of President Hassan Rouhani was sold, both nationally and internationally, as a turning point in the politics of Iran.

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Globalization and NAFTA caused migration from Mexico

U.S. trade and immigration policy are linked. They are part of a single system, not separate and independent policies.

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