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Egyptian unions in throes of democracy fight

The Egyptian army arrested and temporarily detained two Egyptian steel union leaders in Suez, Egypt, two days before its violent crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, seven Egyptian unions and a human rights center reported.

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Project to privatize Mexico's oil company advances

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, of the right-center Revolutionary Institutional Party, has announced long awaited plans for allowing private industry to play a bigger role in the finances of the national oil company, PEMEX.

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Puerto Rican phone workers join forces with OPEIU

SAN JUAN, P.R. (PAI)-Members of a union representing 2,000 Puerto Rican telephone workers voted by a 10-1 margin to merge into the Office and Professional Employees (OPEIU), the two unions announced on August 14.

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Berlin still hopes for an end to all war

The hot, seemingly untroubled vacation days in Germany have been disturbed by two abbreviations, NSU and NSA.

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Communist peasant organizers murdered in Mexico

An important peasant leader in Mexico's southern state of Guerrero, Raymundo Velazquez Flores, was murdered along with two companions.

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Russian Communists must stand against LGBTQ persecution

We have a saying: "An injury to one is an injury to all." Diminishing the rights of gays and lesbians diminishes rights for all Russians and creates an anti-democratic mood.

Who says a two-state solution is dead?

It is now fashionable to say that "the two-state solution is dead." Why dead? How dead?

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Goal is Israeli-Palestine pact in 9 months, Kerry says

"Our objective will be to achieve a final status agreement over the course of the next nine months," Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday after Israeli-Palestinian talks opened for the first time in three years.

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Turkey: Uprising’s currents run deep

Issues that fueled the May and June protests are hardly a laughing matter, and they are not about to quietly disappear.

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Mapuche people see progress on political demands

The Mapuche people are the main Native American ethnic group in Chile. They are carrying out a multi-faceted struggle to regain and expand rights lost under the Pinochet dictatorship.

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