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Pressure builds to stop execution in Iran

A last minute push by the Committee for the Defense of Iranian People's Rights to prevent the execution of Iranian teacher Abdolreza Ghanbari is in full gear today.

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India’s general strike shows unprecedented working-class unity and anger

In the largest general strike since India's independence, millions of workers went on strike Feb. 28 for stronger labor laws and to protest the rising cost of living.

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Intense protests rock Patagonian Chile

Aysen protest groups coalesced under the slogan "Aysen, your problem is my problem." The government in Santiago received their demands on February 25.

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Woman who slapped chancellor nominated for German presidency

The "Nazi Hunter" Klarsfeld will be the only candidate opposing "Stasi Hunter" Joachim Gauck.

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Massive demonstrations challenge anti-worker policies in Portugal, Spain

In both countries, austerity measures include massive cuts in wages and pensions, elimination of the social safety net, privatization of public property and attacks on labor rights.

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Weeklong "Occupy Nigeria" strike wins victory

A weeklong nationwide strike resulted in a victory for Nigerians as the government on Monday agreed to partially restore a popular fuel subsidy.

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Interview with Chilean student leader Camila Vallejo: They'll see that it's worthwhile

She's president of the Chilean Students' Federation, and a picture of Karl Marx hangs in her office. Camila Vallejo, 23 years old, has been instrumental in propelling Chile's student movement, mobilized now for almost six months.

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Call goes out for solidarity with striking Colombian palm oil workers

Thousands of palm oil workers are now on a general strike in Colombia.

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Freeport strikers in Indonesia confront titanic forces

The mineworkers, belonging to the Confederation of All-Indonesian Workers Labor Union launched a weeklong strike in July. The union extended the strike set for a month to mid November.

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Palestinian labor leader links struggle for statehood, worker rights

An interview with Shaher Sa'ed, General Secretary of the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions, by Martine Hassoun.

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