April

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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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Activists push for release of jailed trade unionist Shahrokh Zamani

He was arrested in June 2011 and sentenced to 11 years in prison on charges widely levelled against trade unionists.

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Colombian court turns down political prisoner Liliany Obando's appeal

Obando is a sociologist and documentary filmmaker. A week before her arrest, she issued a report documenting the murders of 1500 FENSUAGRO union members. FENSUAGRO is Colombia's largest agricultural workers' union.

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Greek unions hold 24-hour general strike against austerity

Transport grinds to a halt and schools close as thousands march through Athens in protest.

 

 

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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.