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As crisis builds, Ukrainians face May 25 election

This election is largely a contest of powerful business tycoons who made their fortunes out of the breakup of the old Soviet Union and the privatization of state enterprises that followed.

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Activists push for release of jailed trade unionist Shahrokh Zamani

He was arrested in June 2011 and sentenced to 11 years in prison on charges widely levelled against trade unionists.

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Colombian court turns down political prisoner Liliany Obando's appeal

Obando is a sociologist and documentary filmmaker. A week before her arrest, she issued a report documenting the murders of 1500 FENSUAGRO union members. FENSUAGRO is Colombia's largest agricultural workers' union.

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Greek unions hold 24-hour general strike against austerity

Transport grinds to a halt and schools close as thousands march through Athens in protest.

 

 

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Unions, small farmers mobilize in Paraguay under U.S. eye

Paraguayan labor federations and small farmer organizations launched a general strike on March 26. Some 90 percent of workers in Asuncion honored the strike.

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Ukrainian Communists: Defend constitution vs. ultra-right, privatizers

Demonstrators in Kiev and other areas of Ukraine have apparently succeeded in ousting President Victor Yanukovych from the presidential mansion. 

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World communist parties debate strategy for the road ahead

Attended by representatives of 75 parties in 63 countries, this meeting featured vigorous discussion about the role and policies of communist parties in today's world.

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In Mexico, independent glassworkers' union fights for members

It takes courage and persistence to be a member of a democratic union in Mexico, to fend off exploitative bosses, repressive officials and corrupt labor "leaders" as shown by the struggle of the SUTEIV.

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Audio: Debates in the world communist movement

On Jan. 21, another exciting People's World teleconference took place.

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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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