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India made labor history with the world’s largest general strike

Half the Indian population are deprived of the basics of life such as food, energy, housing, drinking water, sanitation, health care, education and social security.


Behind Olympic glitz lies the reality of Rio's hidden poor

The impact of hosting the Summer Games has fallen hardest on the impoverished black and brown indigenous communities of Rio.


U.S. vultures circle Argentina, demand repayment of odious debt

The vulture funds bought up distressed debts from the past for pennies on the dollar; now they are demanding repayment of the whole original value, thus making a killing.


Burkina Faso: Coup general faces prosecution in Sankara death

Charges have finally been filed in the killing 28 years ago of Burkina Faso's former president, Thomas Sankara.


Progressive voices bind climate conference to world issues

Alongside the UN conference is a people's climate conference of NGOs, environmental and climate activists, trade unionists, scientists, local elected officials on strategies for climate action.


Nepal's parliament elects nation's first female president

Bidhya Devi Bhandari said her election marked a first step toward assuring the new constitutional guarantees of equality are fulfilled.


Burkina Faso military coup a setback for West Africa

General Diendéré, the coup leader and new strongman, is closely linked to the U.S. military mission in the area, as well as to the French military.


Today in history: World day of prayer for the environment

In a historic and far-reaching move, as part of Pope Francis' efforts to highlight environmental issues, the Vatican declared Sept. 1 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.


Turkey's election earthquake shakes things up

Behind the storm that staggered Turkey's ruling party: a grassroots revolt against rising poverty, growing inequality and the AKP's war on trade unions.


Buried in the back garden: families priced out of decent burials

UK families have been forced to bury loved ones in their back gardens amid an upsurge in "paupers' funerals" caused by rising costs and grant cuts.

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