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Former Cuban Five prisoners teach about solidarity and Cuba

They are expressing thanks for solidarity on their behalf and discussing what the Cuban Revolution means today in a crisis-filled world.

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Iranian union leader talks sanctions, war, and struggle

He talks about the challenges and struggles of Iranian workers and the likely effects of the nuclear deal on the economy.

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Icy times and rays of hope in Germany

The influx of immigrants and asylum-seekers--over a million in 2015--has split Germany into two nearly equal halves.

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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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U.S. blockade of Cuba puts children at risk

Although Cuba's socialist society guarantees all Cubans free high quality health care, Cubans unnecessarily suffer due to the U.S. blockade that prevents medical equipment and supplies from reaching them.

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René González in Mexico gives thanks, welcomes advice

He and the other Cuban 5 are traveling to many countries to personally thank the millions who took part in defeating the attempt to keep them in prison.

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Cuban ebola team nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The Henry Reeve Brigade is only a small part of Cuba's vast system of medical solidarity help to scores of poorer countries.

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In Germany: From the U.S. Embassy to small town thugs

This was a minor victory; in over twenty years it was the first petition on Mumia which the embassy has accepted.

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Five years after Haiti quake, workers still struggle

In recent discussions with export apparel workers in Port-au-Prince, the AFL-CIO's Solidarity Center found that workers pay half their daily wage on two daily meals.

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Cuban 5 prisoner and Ebola-fighting doctor give each other strength

Correspondence between political prisoner Gerardo Hernández and Cuban doctor Rotceh Ríos Molina, part of the team fighting the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.

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