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Honduran resistance takes off

Two sets of realities are opposed: a small, wealthy, U.S.-backed minority and popular mobilization, always in the background, but now gathering new strength.

Mexico: Anti-union labor law “reform” pushed by the right

The two right-wing parties in the Mexican congress have come together to promote a labor law "reform" that unions see as an effort to crush organized labor.

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British workers stage massive protest against cuts

On the streets of London on Saturday three-quarters of a million people staged the biggest protest yet in the fightback against the Tory-led coalition's brutal cuts program.

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Cairo looks for debt relief

Egypt has cut its forecast for growth by almost half and has estimated that the unrest cost the nation about $1.7 billion, largely stemming from tourism losses.

Video: World support for Mexican miners

Workers of the world united in solidarity against the Mexican government's fierce attack on unions, especially the miners' union.

World Notes: Cuba, Afghanistan, Italy and more

The U.S. military is bringing contraband to Argentina and, apparently, planning to stay forever in Afghanistan. Read this and more!

Egyptian workers form independent union coalition

Egyptian workers, suppressed by a government-sponsored and government-run labor federation, have broken away to form their own independent unions and federation and join the popular protests against President Hosni Mubarak's dictatorial rule.

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Demonstrations, nationwide strike rock Egypt, world labor voices solidarity

A general strike, to continue until Mubarak's government falls, has been called by the newly formed Federation of Egyptian Trade Unions.

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Rotten Apple: iPod sweatshops hidden in China

Apple, famous for its Mac computers and iPhones, spends millions to create the image of a benevolent corporate giant that, while making money, does more than its part to better the world.

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General strike in Portugal protests austerity measures

A massive one-day general strike paralyzed Portugal November 24 led by major labor federations united to denounce austerity measures being imposed by the country's Socialist Party Prime Minister, Jose Socrates.

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