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Flower workers: giving Valentine's Day new meaning

Colombian workers - mostly female - who cut and ship flowers must endure substandard pay and conditions, reports the AFL-CIO. This holiday would provide an excellent opportunity to show support for them.

Iran sanctions are no solution, says solidarity organization

CODIR Assistant General Secretary Jamshid Ahmadi made clear the position of human rights and peace organizations in relation to Iran.

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UK: 2 million strike to save their pensions

Tory attempts to belittle public-sector industrial action rang pathetically hollow.

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Free Colombian political prisoner David Ravelo!

September 14 was the end of David Ravelo Crispo's first year in jail and a time of renewed solidarity for this human rights activist imprisoned in Colombia.

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British trade unionists come out for Cuba and the Cuban Five

From the vantage point of Cuban solidarity activists in the U.S., U.K. trade unionists deserve special credit because they've taken the lead in speaking out for the Cuba Five in Britain.

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Mexican electrical workers score victory after Independence Day standoff

The Mexican Electrical Workers' Union scored a victory last week when the government agreed to recognize its leadership and release frozen union funds.

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Cuban Five prisoner Gerardo Hernandez demands justice

Persecution of the "Cuban Five" continues - they are victimized presumably as proxies for an unvanquished revolution.

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Cuba Caravan challenges blockade, returns to the United States

A year of work for organizers, and a month on the road for many participants, culminated on August 1 when the 22nd Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan returned from Cuba, passing that day from Mexico into Texas.

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Heading for Havana

These days, you need not brave the sharks that populate the Straits of Florida to visit Cuba.

 

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Friendshipment en route to Cuba, breaking U.S. blockade

The U.S. economic blockade against Cuba, which has lasted 50 years, targets people.

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