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Bangladesh labor leader rotting in jail

Ghosh, a well-respected labor leader, lawyer and member of the Communist Party of Bangladesh, has now been in jail for over 70 days.

Workers of the world protest: Coming soon to Washington D.C.

Just three days before thousands will converge on Washington DC demanding jobs and justice on Oct. 2nd, over a 100,000 angry trade unionist from across Europe marched in Brussels, Belgium.

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S. Africa gov’t urged to talk with unions

South Africa's communists called on the government and unions to "sit down and engage frankly" in order to resolve a three-week public sector strike.

Mexican electrical workers continue hunger strike

A long running hunger strike by laid-off electrical workers in Mexico City has reached a point of high drama.

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Epic student strike continues in Puerto Rico

Forty six days into their strike against the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), students were occupying 11 of 12 UPR campuses despite heavy police monitoring and the UPR President's ultimatum to vacate the campuses by June 7.

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Urgent appeal for solidarity with Iraqi workers

The Executive Bureau of the General Federation of Iraqi Workers has issued an "urgent appeal to Arab and international trade unions" for solidarity.

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Iran executions prompt mass condemnation

International condemnation by trade unionists and human rights activists has greeted the execution of five political prisoners by the Iranian authorities on May 9.

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Student strike shuts down University of Puerto Rico indefinitely

Students at the main campus of the University of Puerto Rico, at Río Piedras, on Tuesday, April 13, voted overwhelmingly in favor of a tentative 48-hour campus occupation the following week.

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General strike paralyzes Greece

Greece has been brought to a standstill by a general strike, with up to 2 million workers in a 24-hour stoppage against the government's austerity program.

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Haitians hold onto life as help mounts

The task for millions today in Haiti is to try to stay alive until help arrives and to try to save those injured in the earthquake.

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