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U.K.: 150,000 rally for solidarity with the people of Gaza

Ms. Mahmood, the party's shadow exchequer secretary to the Treasury, made the plea at a 150,000-strong rally for solidarity with the people of Gaza on Saturday.

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Thousands of Israelis protest Gaza war in Tel-Aviv

Some 7,000 Israelis protested the war in Gaza under the banner: "No more deaths - Israeli-Palestinian peace, now,"  the largest protest against the Israeli military operation in Gaza thus far.

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Unions organize historic event on Cyprus

The big event was held in the capital city of Lefkosia (Nicosia) and attracted a massive turnout from the populace, especially labor.

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Quito youth meet continues world festival tradition

Just hours after the passing of Nelson Mandela in December, over 8,000 youth from around the globe began gathering at the 18th World Festival of Youth and Students in Quito, Ecuador.

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Mexico after 20 years of NAFTA: poor and getting poorer

20 years after the North American Free Trade Agreement came into force, farmers and workers in Mexico, the U.S., and Canada suffer from corporate profiteering.

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Richard Hart, Jamaican Marxist and historian, dies

Richard Hart, a towering figure of the Jamaican and Caribbean left, died in Bristol, England, on Dec. 21, 2013, at 96 years of age.

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Japan's seniors call for communities to prevent loneliness

A coordinator of the symposium stressed the importance of a movement to build communities to help each other in dealing with difficulties facing the elderly people on a daily basis.

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New Canadian "super union" aims for different kind of unionism

TORONTO - Canada's progressive movement just gained a giant new ally as thousands of delegates, representing more than 300,000 workers, founded Unifor, a new union aimed at transforming the labor scene in this country.

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Labor a big part of protests in 77 Turkish cities

The Istanbul Gezi Park protests have been coordinated by a broad coalition called "Taksim Solidarity," which is composed of 117 different constituent groups, including trade unions.

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International labor pushes to free the Cuban Five

Major unions in Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean are organizing projects to educate their members and the public on the "Cuban Five."

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