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Timber Land: Peru activists murdered in the Amazon

16 Sep 2014, By

When ordinary people stand up for their rights in many parts of Latin America, they do so in the knowledge that powerful and often violent forces are ranged against them. Earlier this month four campaigners for indigenous land rights in the Peruvian Amazon were murdered, almost certainly by the illegal loggers that have plagued the…

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TUC signs new protocol with CGTP-IN to help organise Portuguese speaking migrants

29 Aug 2014, By

Yesterday the TUC signed a new co-operation protocol to help Portuguese-speaking migrant workers in the UK with CGTP-IN (one of Portugal’s equivalents of the TUC). The new protocol was signed by the TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady and CGTP-IN General Secretary Armenio Carlos, who travelled to London for the signing event at Congress House. The TUC has worked closely with…

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British University teaching Qatar wrong lesson on workers’ rights

21 Aug 2014, By

A British University operating in Qatar is under fire for ignoring the rights and conditions of workers providing it with essential services. University College London (UCL), angered those campaigning for rights for Qatar’s vast migrant workforce, including the University & College Union (UCU), when it said it would be “inappropriate” for them to review the…

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Defiance, hope & solidarity in Colombia

04 Aug 2014, By

La Pictoa prison, south of Bogota is a foreboding place. The sheer scale of the facility, the lines of relatives and lawyers waiting to visit those inside, the ubiquitous presence of armed guards – all make for a pretty overwhelming experience. Over 8,000 prisoners are crammed into a space designed for less than 5,000 –…

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