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Turkey's election earthquake shakes things up

Behind the storm that staggered Turkey's ruling party: a grassroots revolt against rising poverty, growing inequality and the AKP's war on trade unions.

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Germany: many strikes and a big scandal

A locomotive engineers strike stopped freight cars and passenger traffic; meanwhile, Angela Davis visited Berlin and elsewhere in Germany.

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The Volkswagen chronicle: Porsche and Piƫch

The North German city with the very tourist-attractive name "Wolfsburg" boasts of two things, though both are second best.

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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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Unity worth the effort at world Communist meeting

The 16th Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties was hosted with elegant patience by the Communist Party of Ecuador. 

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Police snatch body of Korean Samsung worker

A leader of a new union at Samsung in South Korea named Yeom Ho-seok took his own life to protest the vicious anti-union policies of the company.

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European Parliament elections reflect loss of confidence in European Union

During the week ending on May 25, voters in the 28 countries of the European Union voted for members of the 766-member European Parliament.

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Unions organize historic event on Cyprus

The big event was held in the capital city of Lefkosia (Nicosia) and attracted a massive turnout from the populace, especially labor.

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In India, fears accompany right-wing Modi's landslide victory

This is the first time since India won independence in 1947 that a rightist party has won a clear majority in parliament.

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Turkish unions, charging "murders," stage national strike over mine disaster

"The horrific news coming from the coal mine near Soma is a punch in the gut for every coal miner everywhere in the world."

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