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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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Sen. Wyden positioned to secure rights for Guatemalan workers

"This visit to Guatemala reinforced how important it is to include strong labor protections in our trade deals and to make sure the U.S. follows through with enforcement of those rules."

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Ukraine’s communists, under attack, seek solidarity

The Ukraine is now suffering under a totalitarian regime, the head of that country's beleaguered Communist Party said.

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Today in history: The city of Santiago de Cuba is 500 years old

Cuban poet, writer, and national hero, José Martí, is buried in Santiago, which was also the home of the revolutionary hero Frank País.

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South African Communists reassess country’s national democratic revolution

The South African Communist Party's Special National Congress took stock of a range of problems besetting South Africa's young democracy.

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Greek nation to vote on austerity

An event of great importance is scheduled for Sunday, July 5, in Greece.

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Colombian Army killed innocent civilians to boost rebel body count

The U.S-backed Colombian government has presided over what may be one of the worst cases of mass atrocities perpetrated against innocent populations.

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