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British unions debunk lies about National Health Service

American and British trade unionists unite to debunk lies about the UK's National Health Service.

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Unions to Colombia: Stop murdering labor activists

Colombian trade unionists get murdered daily with impunity. Meet a young woman who is trying to stop it.

Japan elections: JCP as 'constructive opposition party' gains support

At a news conference on August 24 in Nagano City, Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo made the following comments at the present stage of the election campaign:

One in six of world are going hungry

The UN has warned that the global financial meltdown has pushed the ranks of the world's hungry to a record 1 billion. UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) officials reported at the weekend that, because of war, drought, political instability, high food prices and poverty, hunger now affects 1.02 billion - up 11 per cent from last year's 915 million.

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Brazil: Cattle-raising trashes atmosphere Pakistan: U. S. super embassy raises questions South Africa: Zuma on economy, unity Turkey: Union repression has “anti-terrorist” cover United Nations: Economic conference re-scheduled Cuba: Blockade restricts Internet access

Steelworkers walk out in France

Steelworkers from the Fos-sur-Mer Arcelor Mittal plant demonstrate in Marseille, southern France, May 26.

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In Israel, democratic rights in peril

The Israeli government this week took a new step to suppress democratic rights in Israel. The government has approved a bill banning all commemoration of the Palestinian Nakba of 1948, under penalty of imprisonment.

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Class prejudice and Ireland's report on child abuse

Last week Ireland's Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse released a 2,575-page report detailing horrific conditions tens of thousands of children faced in Catholic-run institutions with government collaboration.

Extreme weather to increase with global warming

As John McCain campaigns on a pledge of increasing greenhouse gas emissions by launching new offshore oil drilling while at the same time refusing to make caps mandatory on emissions by big polluters, new government data indicates that the effects of global climate change, caused by greenhouse gas emissions, are intensifying.

World notes: June 28, 2008

Iraq: Refugees are silent scandal Canada: Unions say out of Afghanistan Bolivia: Justice is stymied Sweden: Report calls for arms control Cuba: EU drops sanctions China: Negotiations with Taiwan

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