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Labor a big part of protests in 77 Turkish cities

The Istanbul Gezi Park protests have been coordinated by a broad coalition called "Taksim Solidarity," which is composed of 117 different constituent groups, including trade unions.

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Venezuela to pay pensions to full-time mothers

The Chavistas' new labor law gives "recognition to non-salaried work traditionally done by women,"  part of the struggle towards economic redistribution.

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Reagan and CIA belong in the dock with former Guatemalan dictator

Former general and president Efrain Rios Montt will face charges for genocide and crimes against humanity.

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Sexism, elections, and prison sentences for anti-fascists in Germany

There were tweets every minute and soon tens of thousands of electronic messages - all about sexual harassment and sexism in general.

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Malala recovering: young Pakistani woman to continue her struggle

Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for advocating girls' education in Pakistan, has been discharged from a British hospital.

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Thousands take to streets to mourn Delhi gang-rape victim

Thousands poured onto the streets of India over the weekend to mourn the death of a pre-medical student who was subjected to a brutal gang rape.

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Garment workers protest deadly fire at Walmart-linked factory

While actions took place in U.S. supporting Walmart workers, 112 garment workers in Bangladesh were killed in a factory fire as they reportedly worked overtime for American clothing retailers, including Walmart.

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Thousands in Ireland march for woman refused an abortion

More than 10,000 people gathered for a vigil and march over the death and the country's draconian abortion laws.

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Pakistan rallies around Malala Yousafzai

The 15-year-old Pakistani woman gravely wounded in a Taliban attack, has come to symbolize a broadening struggle in that country, against the extremist views the Taliban seeks to enforce there.

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Women made big gains at Olympics, but challenges remain

London's Olympics was the site of laudable developments for women's access to and full participation in major athletic activities.

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