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WORLD NOTES

Philippines: Labor group protests repression South Africa: UN links water shortages to inequality Mexico: Victory for same-sex couples Austria: World unionists join forces Japan: Big turnout for left-wing festival

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UN condemns U.S. blockade of Cuba, again

In what has become an annual exercise, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Nov. 8 censuring the U.S. blockade of Cuba. This year the resolution, introduced by Cuba, won the support of 183 nations — a new high — with only four opposing votes: the United States, Israel, the Marshall Islands and Palau. Micronesia abstained.

Sanders win highlights independent politics

BURLINGTON, Vt. — When Bernie Sanders, the eight-term independent congressman and self-described “democratic socialist” from Vermont, swept to victory in the race for U.S. Senate last week, it was the culmination of 30 years’ work building an independent political base.

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Drive with style

Santa Claus stops by early

Already, the PWW’s friends have raised over $100,000 in this year’s fund drive, attaining half of the $200,000 goal earlier than expected.

PWW election coverage shines

Sometimes you have to blow your own horn so people know about your accomplishments. This is one of those times. I can say — unabashedly — that the People’s Weekly World played an outstanding role in informing and activating readers around the midterm elections.

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CARTOON

BOOK REVIEW: Railroading Economics examines the mythology of the market

Conservative laissez-faire economists argue that an economy governed by private ownership and competition, untainted by government intervention, is the best way to run an economy. However, California State University economics professor Michael Perelman, in his penetrating “Railroading Economics,” demonstrates that in the United States, business and government long ago rejected the laissez-faire model.

Some personal favorites at Toronto film fest

Some big-budget films at the Toronto International Film Festival would be of interest to progressive viewers.

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