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Rome Food Summit is a flop

There was little good news for the world's billion hungry people at the UN World Food Organization (FAO) Summit held November 16 - 18 in Rome.

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UN Gaza report becomes political football

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution opposing any "endorsement or further consideration" of the UN Goldstone report, but the action is unlikely to have long-term significance.

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UN General Assembly denounces U.S. blockade of Cuba

For the 18th consecutive year, the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday voted to condemn the economic blockade that the United States has maintained against socialist Cuba.

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Iraq blast targets government, elections

Yesterday's  attacks on Iraqi government buildings were widely blamed on remnants of the Saddam Hussein regime and other elements seeking to destabilize the country.

World Notes: Chile, UK, Gilbraltar, UN, Afghanistan, Cuba

Chile and indigenous rights; UK and privatization; United Nations and food aid; Gibraltar and worker rights; Afghanistan and stress; Cuba and children.

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Iraq elections will shape post-occupation direction

With U.S. preparing to pull out troops next summer, Iraq heads to key elections, and a drop in violence is spurring an upsurge of social movements.

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Mexican electricians receive U.S. labor solidarity

A growing list of U.S. labor unions is expressing their solidarity with workers of the electric company that serves central Mexico, which is facing repression from the government.

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Mexican union fights privatizing electrical grid

In Mexico, the electricians’ union stands in the way of the government’s attempt to privatize the country’s electrical grid.

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British unions debunk lies about National Health Service

American and British trade unionists unite to debunk lies about the UK's National Health Service.

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Unions to Colombia: Stop murdering labor activists

Colombian trade unionists get murdered daily with impunity. Meet a young woman who is trying to stop it.

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