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Free Colombian political prisoner David Ravelo!

September 14 was the end of David Ravelo Crispo's first year in jail and a time of renewed solidarity for this human rights activist imprisoned in Colombia.

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British trade unionists come out for Cuba and the Cuban Five

From the vantage point of Cuban solidarity activists in the U.S., U.K. trade unionists deserve special credit because they've taken the lead in speaking out for the Cuba Five in Britain.

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Mexican electrical workers score victory after Independence Day standoff

The Mexican Electrical Workers' Union scored a victory last week when the government agreed to recognize its leadership and release frozen union funds.

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Cuban Five prisoner Gerardo Hernandez demands justice

Persecution of the "Cuban Five" continues - they are victimized presumably as proxies for an unvanquished revolution.

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Cuba Caravan challenges blockade, returns to the United States

A year of work for organizers, and a month on the road for many participants, culminated on August 1 when the 22nd Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan returned from Cuba, passing that day from Mexico into Texas.

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Heading for Havana

These days, you need not brave the sharks that populate the Straits of Florida to visit Cuba.

 

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Friendshipment en route to Cuba, breaking U.S. blockade

The U.S. economic blockade against Cuba, which has lasted 50 years, targets people.

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World's unions call for ending attack on Bahrain labor

Those in the ruling circles intend to complete the transformation of the country into a totalitarian state.

Mexico: Anti-union labor law “reform” pushed by the right

The two right-wing parties in the Mexican congress have come together to promote a labor law "reform" that unions see as an effort to crush organized labor.

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Cairo looks for debt relief

Egypt has cut its forecast for growth by almost half and has estimated that the unrest cost the nation about $1.7 billion, largely stemming from tourism losses.

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