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At Paris Trade Union Forum: A call to ban fracking worldwide

Over 40 percent of natural gas comes from shale gas, which is such a driver for climate change because of methane -- 120 times more powerful than carbon.

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Today in history: It's Persons with Disabilities Day

The theme for 2015 is: Inclusion matters: access and empowerment of people of all abilities

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COP 21's Climate Generations is a magnet for young environmentalists

Countless young activists have flocked to France's capital to take part in what is shaping up to become a monumental and global environmental event.

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Posts from Paris: Unions act on climate change

This morning I joined the international union movement and 10,000 others to form the Human Chain for the Climate.

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French communist leader speaks on Paris attacks

"Faced with these attacks, let us stand together for freedom, equality, fraternity and peace."

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Nepal's parliament elects nation's first female president

Bidhya Devi Bhandari said her election marked a first step toward assuring the new constitutional guarantees of equality are fulfilled.

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Canadian unions cheer as voters toss out right-wing Prime Minister Harper

In his decade in power, Harper, whom voters decisively tossed out, made a target of Canadian unions.

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Today in history: Half a million Communists massacred in Indonesia

Fifty years ago, the massacre of more than 500,000 people in an anti-communist purge led to the elimination of the Indonesian Communist Party as a political force.

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Top UAW organizer: Union campaign at Nissan a civil rights fight

"Unions are multi-cultural organizations that unite people around class issues, such as the  abuse of low-pay temp workers,"

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Today in history: It's World Car Free Day!

The event promotes mass transit, cycling and walking, and the development of communities where jobs are closer to home and shopping is within walking distance.

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