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South African unionists in Mississippi fighting for Nissan workers

JACKSON, Miss - In a stunning reversal of what many would think is the way things work, a support group from "third world" South Africa is in Mississippi this week helping Americans secure one of their most basic democratic rights - the right to form a union.

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Mississippi Nissan workers go global in fight for justice

UAW President Bob King, and actor Danny Glover are in Johannesburg where that country's Metalworkers union has come out fighting for the right of 5,000 Mississippi Nissan workers to organize a union.

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Today in labor history: Mandela released

By that time deputy national president of the ANC, Mandela helped to form Spear of the Nation, the armed wing of the Congress.

SEIU leader: Americans, South Africans face similar challenges

It appears both the U.S. and South Africa are discussing simliar issues such as rising income inequality and the challenges of advancing a progressive agenda.