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A blind eye for terror in Colombia

In Washington, business interests are pushing the Obama administration to submit a U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement for congressional approval. Yet terror prevails under the new regime of President Juan Manuel Santos

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General strike in Portugal protests austerity measures

A massive one-day general strike paralyzed Portugal November 24 led by major labor federations united to denounce austerity measures being imposed by the country's Socialist Party Prime Minister, Jose Socrates.

Mexican union leader jailed in Puebla

An official of the Mexican Electricians Union was thrown in jail after delivering a petition to the Puebla state government for public control of electrical utilities.

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French workers angry about pensions and more

Tuesday, for the second time in seven days, more than 3.5 million people turned out in militant demonstrations across France.

Family charges corporate manslaughter in UK worker's death

Almost six years after Mark Wright was killed in a workplace explosion the case has still not come to court. Similar to the U.S. and worker safety, there's a long road to justice in the UK, too.

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Crisis in Honduras: labor takes hold

The labor movement, responding to murders of peasant activists and to precarious living conditions, is leading popular mobilization in Honduras.

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Mexican Johnson Controls workers attacked, U.S. unions respond

U.S. and international unions stand with Mexican workers at Johnson Controls plant in Puebla, Mexico.

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Iraqi union offices raided, solidarity campaign started

Iraqi authorities pounced on offices of the country's electrical workers' union nationwide, closing the offices and seizing all equipment, assets and records.

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Two killed in clashes between workers and police in Panama

Clashes between police and workers' groups  in Panama have been suppressed with tear gas, leaving at least two workers dead.

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G-20 fails to do enough for job creation, global labor says

TORONTO (PAI)--The world's top political leaders are failing to meet the global job creation challenge resulting from the Great Recession, global labor leaders charge.

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