Jubilados de Haft Tappeh y Pars Paper en Shus, Juzestán, Irán, protestan el 22 de enero, para exigir protección contra inflación, fin a la discriminación. Cartel dice: “¡No a la humillación!”

Iran protests, strikes demand better life, end to repression

Protests strongest among oppressed nationalities

Retirees and other workers protested outside at least a dozen government offices across Iran Jan. 22 demanding a substantial increase in the minimum wage and pensions. Called by the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Workers Union, the Coordinating Committee to Help Build…



Calif. farmers face ongoing drought amid record rain

VISALIA, Calif. — Three years of drought and now floods from heavy rains have had a severe impact on the conditions and livelihoods of farmers and workers in the San Joaquin Valley, one of the most productive agricultural areas in…



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Ingredion workers win contract after six-month strike

CHICAGO — “I’m glad we stayed strong because we ended up with a lot better contract,” bakery worker Elaine Sweiger told the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Sweiger was one of 122 members of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Local…







Cuba and Chernobyl

This Cuban documentary produced in 2006 tells the story of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine and Cuba’s exemplary internationalist medical program that treated more than 25,000 victims.