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Japan's seniors call for communities to prevent loneliness

A coordinator of the symposium stressed the importance of a movement to build communities to help each other in dealing with difficulties facing the elderly people on a daily basis.

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New Canadian "super union" aims for different kind of unionism

TORONTO - Canada's progressive movement just gained a giant new ally as thousands of delegates, representing more than 300,000 workers, founded Unifor, a new union aimed at transforming the labor scene in this country.

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Labor a big part of protests in 77 Turkish cities

The Istanbul Gezi Park protests have been coordinated by a broad coalition called "Taksim Solidarity," which is composed of 117 different constituent groups, including trade unions.

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International labor pushes to free the Cuban Five

Major unions in Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean are organizing projects to educate their members and the public on the "Cuban Five."

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All out for five-day push to free Cuban 5

The International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 has been organizing events in Washington D.C. and around the country to up pressure to "Free the Five" with the next one coming up starting Friday, May 31 through Tuesday June 5, in Washington D.C. and nearby Takoma Park, Md.

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Americans ride to free the Cuban Five

On Sunday, May 5, two Americans rode their bikes in a 40-mile ride that passed through over 20 different towns in the area of Lake Como, Italy.

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Iran rights group demands release of political prisoner “hostages”

The Islamic Republic's political prisoners are hostages held to terrorize the nation, says UK-based Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People's Rights.

Colombia’s students defend public education, join worldwide movement

Colombian students are rejecting a government proposal aimed at privatizing public higher education. Students are demanding an alternative education that's democratic, free, and serves the great majority.

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No surrender in Chicago as Occupy movement mushrooms worldwide

Millions protested at more than 950 demonstrations in 80 countries Saturday, marking a month since the rallies against the global financial system began.

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Freeport strikers in Indonesia confront titanic forces

The mineworkers, belonging to the Confederation of All-Indonesian Workers Labor Union launched a weeklong strike in July. The union extended the strike set for a month to mid November.

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