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Protests in Iran Took Many by Surprise - But Not Iranian Labor Activists

Murtaza Hussain The Intercept
Working people in Iran have been dreaming of a better life for four decades, but today ordinary people often have to work two or three jobs simply to survive. Many people inside and outside Iran may be shocked by what is going on, but trade unionists have been warning for the past 10 years that there will be an uprising against the ruling class and their kleptocracy.

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Supporting Guyana’s Sugar Workers

Kevin Brice-Lall rankandfile.ca
The history of the sugar workers in Guyana and their union GAWU is one of international solidarity. Today, however, many of the ties which once united unions in Canada, Britain, and the US to Guyana have disappeared. The current struggle against closures and privatization of the sugar industry in Guyana are an opportunity to rebuild solidarity in the fight against austerity everywhere.
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