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Suspected US Drone Strike Kills Five in Pakistan Tribal Region

Posted October 10th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed five people in a Pakistani tribal region near the border with Afghanistan. Intelligence officials say the drone fired four missiles early Wednesday on a suspected militant compound in North Waziristan. The identities of those killed is not yet known, but the region is a […]

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Indonesian Factory Workers Stage Massive Strike

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of thousands of factory workers in Indonesia have walked off the job, demanding better and more job security. Union officials said more than two million workers from 700 companies took part in the one-day, nationwide strike Wednesday. Police said the actual number of strikers was lower but tens of thousands of police officers and […]

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Mine Strikes Spread in South Africa

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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More strikes have hit South Africa’s mining industry, a week after striking workers at a platinum mine won a 22 percent pay raise. Workers walked off their jobs this week at mines run by AngloGold Ashanti, one of the world’s largest gold producers. The workers are reportedly demanding a pay raise in line with the […]

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Greek Protesters Clash with Police

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Greek police clashed with hooded youths hurling firebombs at them Wednesday in Athens after 50,000 workers demonstrated against the government’s latest round of austerity measures. Officers fired tear gas canisters and stun grenades back at the youths, with the booming noise and smoke filling the streets near the central square . Workers walked off their […]

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Greek Workers Hold General Strike

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Greek police have fired tear gas at protesters in Athens after some demonstrators hurled gasoline bombs at them, as tens of thousands of people demonstrate against the latest round of austerity measures. Workers walked off the job Wednesday, closing schools, canceling flights and shutting down shops and services across the country. Greece is required to […]

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Greek Workers Hold General Strike

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Workers in Greece are holding a nationwide, 24 hour strike to protest the latest round of austerity measures – the first such action a coalition government took control in June. Thousands of workers walked off the job Wednesday, closing schools, canceling flights and shutting down shops and services across the country. Police are deploying across […]

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Strike Against Reforms Halts Parts of India

Posted September 20th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Protesters opposed to a series of proposed economic reforms in India have disrupted traffic and forced some businesses and schools to close as part of a nationwide strike. Tens of thousands of protesters took part in the strike Thursday, with the effects being felt hardest in opposition strongholds such as Bangalore and Kolkata. Businesses remained […]

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South African Miners Settle Strike

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The union representing South African platinum mine workers has signed a deal with mine owners to end a violent five-week strike that left 45 miners dead. Miners gathered in a stadium cheered and danced when they got the news of the deal late Tuesday. They plan to be back on the job Thursday. Workers in […]

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Chicago Mayor Asks Court To End Teachers Strike

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The mayor of Chicago has turned to the courts to try to resolve a teacher strike that has shut out 350,000 children from their schools. Mayor Rahm Emmanuel’s administration asked a state court to force the teachers off the picket line in the third-largest city in the United States. Lawyers say the court likely will […]

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Chicago Teachers Strike to Continue, Mayor to Seek Court Injunction

Posted September 16th, 2012 at 10:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Chicago teachers strike that has shut out 350,000 children from their schools for a week in the third-largest city in the U.S. will continue at least two more days, despite a tentative deal to end the strike. Teachers union president Karen Lewis says members want more time to study the deal. Lewis told reporters […]

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