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Labor's Leadership Lost
Excess of supervisors dulls firms’ productivity
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North America's Long Winter of Discontent
SEATTLE, Washington - In the wake of a blizzard of economic hardship across North America, native land of the financial crash of 2008 and ensuing Great Recession, the shapes of other possible worlds are emerging from the drifts. Some are frozen and dystopian, but others may harbour green shoots of...
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Despite Disappointment, Climate Summit Marks High Point for Activist Movement
Media audiences across the world took notice as Copenhagen police arrested hundreds of activists at the peak of the United Nations climate conference that ended last Saturday. The variety of non-violent actions, from candlelight vigils to hunger strikes, as well as the sheer size of the...
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World Has Betrayed Gaza Civilians: Rights Groups
JERUSALEM - The world has "betrayed" civilians in the Gaza Strip by failing to end a blockade of the Hamas-run enclave, 16 rights groups, including Amnesty International and Oxfam, said Tuesday. "The international community has betrayed the people of Gaza by failing to back their words with...
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Israel Admits Harvesting Palestinian Organs
Israel has admitted that pathologists harvested organs from dead Palestinians, and others without the consent of their families - a practice that it said ended in the 1990s, it emerged at the weekend. The admission, by the former head of the country's forensic institute, followed a furious row...
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Claude Levi-Strauss, 100: Reshaped Field of Anthropology
PARIS–Claude Levi-Strauss, widely considered the father of modern anthropology for work that included theories about commonalities between tribal and industrial societies, has died. He was 100. The French intellectual was regarded as having reshaped the field of anthropology, introducing the...
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On Nuke Disarmament, It's Still 'You First'
UNITED NATIONS - Is the ongoing controversy over Iran's nuclear programme helping to advance the United Nations' agenda on nuclear disarmament? To a number of diplomats and experts who have participated in past U.N. discussions on the spread of nuclear weapons, the answer is, yes - although not...
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Greenpeace Climate Activists Dump Coal Outside Sweden's Government Offices
STOCKHOLM — Environmental activists from Greenpeace dumped 18 tonnes of German coal outside Sweden's government offices Wednesday to protest against the Swedish state's coal plant ownership abroad. Swedish energy group Vattenfall has no coal plants in Sweden but has acquired 12 such plants in...
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Activists 'R Us: Guys Might Want To Be Princesses
Bravo to the sixth graders at Gustavslund School in Sweden, who filed a complaint with regulators charging the Toys 'R Us Christmas catalogue showed outdated gender roles - boys actively playing with macho toys, girls passively playing with, well, you know. The complaint, the culmination of two...
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EU in call to US on death penalty
The European Union is to renew its call on the United States to abandon the "cruel and inhumane" practice of capital punishment. Speaking in Washington, high-ranking officials from the EU will challenge all countries - including America - still employing the death penalty to fall in line with the...
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