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Two killed in clashes between workers and police in Panama

Clashes between police and workers' groups  in Panama have been suppressed with tear gas, leaving at least two workers dead.


G-20 fails to do enough for job creation, global labor says

TORONTO (PAI)--The world's top political leaders are failing to meet the global job creation challenge resulting from the Great Recession, global labor leaders charge.


Colombia tops list as most dangerous place for union workers, once again

Colombia tops list for the most dangerous place in the world for union workers.


Mixed verdict in Slovakia elections

Mixed results in Slovakia elections added to disturbing results in Czech and Hungary earlier makes for difficult politics in Europe.


Iranian unionists, students prepare for nationwide protests

WASHINGTON (PAI)--Iranian unions, students and human rights activists readied nationwide protests.


China urges India seat on UN Security Council

Behind the ceremony, Indo-China relations remain strong.


World Notes: Somalia, Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico and UN

In Somalia, soldiers aren't getting paid, Spain's jobless rate soars, Cuba celebrates May Day, students in Puerto Rico strike against privatization, and the United Nations reports on press freedom.


May Day message from the Acropolis

Members of the Communist Party of Greece staged a symbolic occupation of the Acropolis May 4, hanging enormous banners bearing the slogan "Peoples of Europe rise up."


World Notes: Venezuela, Hungary, Tanzania

Venezuela and China sign major deals, reactionaries win in Hungary, Tanzania grants citizenship to refugees.


In a rare show of unity, Indian unions demonstrate together

Nine major trade union federations of India demonstrated together last month on five essential issues that affect a vast majority of Indian people.

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