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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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Marikana mine massacre reflects South Africa's persistent inequality and social turmoil

More astute analysis highlights the appalling situation of South Africa's mining communities as being fertile ground for the crisis that has developed at Marikana.

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New rights pact signed as Colombia hunger strike continues

The Labor Department, Colombia and the ILO signed another agreement to protect workers' rights, even as a hunger strike by Colombian workers continued.

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An in-depth look at Germany’s Left Party congress

The media were keen for a real wide split in the party. In truth, a lot of the members feared the same.

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Who gets the big pay raises, Germany’s workers or CEOs?

The squeeze on incomes for the 99% comes as the flow of euro-millions to Germany's 1% has been getting considerably more generous over the same period.

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Spaniards in mega-strike over labor reforms

The reforms will mean the next generation of Spaniards will be completely deprived of permanent work - a throw-back to the 19th century.

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Monsanto found guilty of poisoning French farmer

"I am alive today," said Francois, now 47. "But part of the farming population is going to be sacrificed and is going to die because of this."

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U.S. steelworkers campaign to free Colombian political prisoners

"We are working in close conjunction with Justice for Colombia in Great Britain on the political prisoners campaign," says USW Senior Counsel Dan Kovalik.

In Britain too, public workers under fire

Chancellor George Osborne careened ahead with disastrous economic policies as he launched a vicious new attack on public-sector workers.

Union leaders to G20: World must focus recovery on workers, jobs

World leaders must pivot and focus the international economy - and its recovery - on getting workers into jobs, union leaders will tell international leaders meeting in Cannes, France.

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