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Belarus: A New Country on the Map of Europe

Lizaveta Merliak and Kirill Buketov Global Labour Column
Aleksandr Lukashenko built his dictatorship by destroying trade unions but workers are fighting back, striking and protesting along with the growing democracy movement. The new Belarus is resisting, and is asking for international support.

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Strike for Black Lives; Unions and Racial Justice

Martin Belam; Stephanie Luce The Guardian; Organizing Upgrade
SEIU, the Teamsters, AFT, CWA, UFCW, UNITE HERE, ATU and the UFW joined dozens of other labor and community organizations today in a national Strike for Black Lives. Meanwhile, unions are pushing the fight for racial justice beyond resolutions.
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