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Former IMF head Strauss-Kahn probed for ties to prostitution, pimping

Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been arrested and released again, this time in connection with a prostitution scandal.

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Struggles sharpen in Cyprus

Recent events in Cyprus, occurring in the context of the global capitalist crisis, have led to a sharpening of the class struggle in this small island nation.

Trans-Pacific Trade Pact called new NAFTA

Warning of a new "NAFTA for the Pacific Rim," labor is demanding a new deal being negotiated for the Pacific region include protections for workers rights, health care and the environment.

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.

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May Day message from the Acropolis

Members of the Communist Party of Greece staged a symbolic occupation of the Acropolis May 4, hanging enormous banners bearing the slogan "Peoples of Europe rise up."

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Bolivia hosts alternative summit on people and Mother Earth

The First World People's Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth took place April 19-22 near Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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Ciudad Juárez: voyage to the end of globalization

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico -- The dream of industrial globalization has turned into a nightmare.

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Greek workers fight back

The Greek workers and people refuse to bear the burden of financial corporate greed and its consequences.

Workers, left parties meet on global economic crisis

NEW DELHI -- There could not be an agenda more significant for the communist and workers parties' 11th international meeting than global capitalism's deep and ongoing economic crisis.

Cigarette packaging misleads consumers

While many countries have banned terms like "light" and "low-tar" from cigarette packs, other aspects of the products' packaging may also be misleading consumers, a new study suggests.

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