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Support urged for trade unionist on hunger strike in Iran

A trade unionist imprisoned by the Iranian authorities is now into his second week of hunger strike to protest against mistreatment by prison officials.

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Today in labor history: Workers take power in Kiev

On December 11, 1905, in support of the worker uprising and general strike in Moscow, the Council of Workers' Deputies of Kiev decided to stage a mass uprising against oppressive czarist rule.

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New Egyptian president’s labor takeover plan riles unions

Egypt's independent unions and their confederation are extremely upset by present Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's labor takeover plan.

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Trumka: Mexico on path of “low wage development”

Mexico, the large U.S. trading partner and southern neighbor, is on a path of "low-wage development," including weakening its labor law and oppressing independent unions.

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Garment workers protest deadly fire at Walmart-linked factory

While actions took place in U.S. supporting Walmart workers, 112 garment workers in Bangladesh were killed in a factory fire as they reportedly worked overtime for American clothing retailers, including Walmart.

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Mexico's labor law reform sparks massive protests

A plan to gut labor protections has spurred unrest in Mexico's streets.

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Under death threats, Mexican labor leader leaves country

Blanca Velasquez left the country this month and suspended a two-year legal battle she has had with the government, according to the AFL-CIO's Solidarity Center.


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On the 202nd anniversary of Mexican independence

On Sept.16, Mexico celebrated its two hundred and second independence day. Is independence slipping through the Mexican people's fingers?

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Britain: Disabled target Atos on eve of Paralympics

The Paralympic Games' slogan is "inspire a generation" but life under Atos is killing us, disability campaigners warned today in a desperate plea to end its "tick-box tests."

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Fukushima nuclear disaster cleanup needs global cooperation

Yamada said this disaster requires mobilizing international expertise along with an international inspection team.

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