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TPP trade talks draw foes on both sides of Pacific

Twitter carried pictures of protesting Asian workers and news reports said the Obama-Abe bargaining in Japan would probably not result in approval of the trade pact.

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Unions, small farmers mobilize in Paraguay under U.S. eye

Paraguayan labor federations and small farmer organizations launched a general strike on March 26. Some 90 percent of workers in Asuncion honored the strike.

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Cuban medical professionals working around the world

Solidarity is a way of life for Cubans. It's currently seen in the number of medical professionals that are working in countries outside of Cuba.

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In Mexico, independent glassworkers' union fights for members

It takes courage and persistence to be a member of a democratic union in Mexico, to fend off exploitative bosses, repressive officials and corrupt labor "leaders" as shown by the struggle of the SUTEIV.

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Audio: Debates in the world communist movement

On Jan. 21, another exciting People's World teleconference took place.

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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.

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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.

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Iraq: The struggle for new labor and trade union laws

Progress on enacting a new trade union law in Iraq is still stalled.

South African unions stage huge marches against road tolls

South Africans marched across the country in support of a trade union campaign against electronic tolling on motorways and privatizing roads.

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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.

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