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Portugal: Socialist government takes power with Left support

Antonio Luis Santos da Costa of the Socialist Party, forms a government with the support of the Communist, Ecologist (Green) and Left Bloc deputies in the national parliament.


Top UAW organizer: Union campaign at Nissan a civil rights fight

"Unions are multi-cultural organizations that unite people around class issues, such as the  abuse of low-pay temp workers,"


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.


Pope demands accountability from corporate leaders meeting in Davos

As corporate and government leaders gathered for the World Economic Forum, a new poll showed that workers worldwide are struggling to survive on low wages.


Low wage workers on the move in Germany too

This is Burger King - it could be in Augusta, Maine, or Anaheim, California, and the fatty Whoppers taste the same. But it's not; most customers here speak German.


Slavery existing amidst Olympic preps in Qatar

44 workers have died in Qatar, mostly of heart attacks, which is not surprising as many are laboring in temperatures of 122 degrees and are denied access to water.


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.