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Agrarian strike in Colombia triggers repression, wider struggle

Angry small farmers are rejecting free trade agreements Colombia signed with the United States, Canada, and the European Union. Rrural people in Colombia are suffering.Eight million Colombians are hungry,

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Prospects good for communists, social democrats in Czech snap election

On August 20, the government of the Czech Republic's caretaker Prime Minister, Jiri Rusnok, fell when a majority of the lower house of Parliament voted to dissolve itself.

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Egyptian unions in throes of democracy fight

The Egyptian army arrested and temporarily detained two Egyptian steel union leaders in Suez, Egypt, two days before its violent crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, seven Egyptian unions and a human rights center reported.

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Puerto Rican phone workers join forces with OPEIU

SAN JUAN, P.R. (PAI)-Members of a union representing 2,000 Puerto Rican telephone workers voted by a 10-1 margin to merge into the Office and Professional Employees (OPEIU), the two unions announced on August 14.

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Communist peasant organizers murdered in Mexico

An important peasant leader in Mexico's southern state of Guerrero, Raymundo Velazquez Flores, was murdered along with two companions.

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Russian Communists must stand against LGBTQ persecution

We have a saying: "An injury to one is an injury to all." Diminishing the rights of gays and lesbians diminishes rights for all Russians and creates an anti-democratic mood.

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Japanese Communists may emerge as main opposition to "Abenomics"

International headlines have trumpeted Prime Minister Abe Shinzo's decisive win in Japan's upper house election July 21, but the election results indicate the potential defeat of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's economic and constitutional agenda.

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Panamanian right cedes to U.S. before elections

The president of Panama is putting on a big show right now. Is it for the benefit of the voters in the 2014 presidential and legislative elections, or is it for the U.S., the historical kingmaker of Panamanian politics?

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British postal unions slam privatization plan

There's a big bus trundling around London this week, manned by British postal workers - and they're not doing it for fun or to show sights to tourists

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Leading Communists among those arrested in Turkey

Leading members of the Turkish Communist Party are being rounded up and arrested.

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