Meet the Neo-Nazi Advising Colombian Police on How to Break the National Strike

Behind The Headlines’ Dan Cohen examines the ongoing national strike in Colombia and how President Duque is relying on a neo-fascist ideology to subdue it.

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 CALI, COLOMBIA (Transcript) -- Colombia is on strike. And the police and military are terrorizing the population to crush it. It kicked on when the far-right president President Ivan Duque announced a wildly unpopular tax reform imposing crushing austerity measures on middle class and poor Colombians. Duque’s proposal aimed to pay off debt

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In France’s Longest Protests Since 1968, Striking Workers Continue the Fight Against Neoliberalism

From bus drivers to ballet dancers, workers from across France have taken to the streets in opposition to President Emmanual Macron’s attempts to reshape the country into a U.S.-style neoliberal state.

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Nationwide protests against the government of Emanuel Macron entered their seventh continuous week today in France, as between 187,000 (a government estimate) and 250,000 people (the unions’ count) took to the streets to oppose Macron’s plans to radically alter the country’s pension plan, seen by many as the crown jewel in France’s substantial

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In What May be the Largest Strike in World History, Millions in India Protest PM Modi’s Policies

An estimated quarter of a billion workers in India went on strike today, protesting the government of Narendra Modi’s racist and “anti-people,” “anti-worker” policies.

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An estimated quarter billion Indians – roughly three percent of the world’s entire population – went on strike today across the subcontinent, protesting the government of Narendra Modi’s racist and “anti-people,” “anti-worker” policies. The protests were called by the Center of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and are thought to be perhaps the largest in

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Workers Are Prepared to Shut Down Entire Las Vegas Strip

If 50,000 workers, who toil at 34 big hotels on the Las Vegas strip and downtown, must walk out, it would be the union’s largest strike in decades.

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LAS VEGAS—Las Vegas casino owners’ threats to subcontract or automate thousands of workers’ jobs – among other issues — forced the workers, employed by Unite Here Locals 226 and 165, to vote almost unanimously to authorize a strike if bargainers fail to agree on a new pact by June 1. If 50,000 workers, who toil at 34 big hotels on the Las Vegas

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Over 150 Million People Participate In Largest Labor Strike In History

In Delhi, some 20,000 nurses were detained by police after the Delhi government implemented emergency powers in wake of the All India Strike.

Indian workers participate in a rally during a nationwide strike called by trade unions, in Jammu, India, Sept. 2, 2016.The strike has been called against the government's alleged anti labor policies. Activists also demanded higher minimum wages and provision of social security for workers from unorganized sectors.

Mumbai, India – The All India Strike, conducted across India, is likely the largest labor strike in human history, with some estimates putting the figure of striking workers at 150 million. Occurring during the fanfare of the United State’s Labor Day holiday, a long weekend mostly known in American culture as a time to drink beer and grill hot

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2,600 Mental Health Workers To Strike In California Over Treatment Of Mentally Ill

The health care provider’s 2,600 psychologists, therapists and social workers will walk out to demand that Kaiser Permanente offer timely, quality mental health care at its psychiatry departments and clinics.

SAN FRANCISCO — Hundreds of Kaiser Permanente's mental health professionals plan to start a weeklong strike throughout California on Monday to protest what they say is a lack of staffing that affects care. The health care provider's 2,600 psychologists, therapists and social workers will walk out to demand that Kaiser Permanente offer timely,

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