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1913 United States of America Joe Hill's song 'Mr. Block', extolling the virtues of industrial unionism, is first published in the IWW's newpaper.[more]

1918 Canada In wartime Nova Scotia, 88 men are killed in an explosion in a coal mine at Stellarton. The casualties of that day are later listed on a memorial. Another memorial lists the 69 local soldiers killed during the four years of the First World War. [more]

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Kazakhstan Two oil workers' union leaders arrested, protest continues [KTR]  ActNOW!  22-01-2017

Russia / Ukraine Chocolate Factory in Russia Owned By Ukraniain President To Close, Lay Off 700 [RFE/RL] 22-01-2017

Bangladesh Release arrested garment union leaders now! [Industriall] Image  ActNOW!  20-01-2017

Kazakhstan Hunger Strike Protests By Oil Workers Growing [RFERL]  ActNOW!  19-01-2017

Qatar Sundance: ‘The Workers Cup’ profiles working conditions in Qatar through soccer lens [Salt Lake Tribune] 18-01-2017

Egypt independent union at IFFCO under attack [IUF] 18-01-2017

Bangladesh / Global The people who make your clothes are striking for their rights [Vice ] 18-01-2017

USA Martin Luther King was a labor leader [NY Daily News] 17-01-2017

Colombia Trade union leader Ballesteros freed [The Morning Star] 17-01-2017

Global / UK What has globalisation ever done for the workers? [Stronger Unions] 16-01-2017

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Nobel Prize winning UGTT meets to elect new chief [News24] 23-01-2017

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