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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.

Video: World support for Mexican miners

Workers of the world united in solidarity against the Mexican government's fierce attack on unions, especially the miners' union.

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Demonstrations, nationwide strike rock Egypt, world labor voices solidarity

A general strike, to continue until Mubarak's government falls, has been called by the newly formed Federation of Egyptian Trade Unions.

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