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The end of Youtube - Avaaz article

Right now, the US Congress is debating a law that would give them the power to censor the world's Internet -- creating a blacklist that could target YouTube, WikiLeaks and... more

GROWTH IS THE KEY! Congress Pre Budget Talks Series

Over the coming weeks the Irish Congress of Trade Unions will hold a series of public talks nationwide to outline why we believe that restoring growth and creating jobs is... more

Colombia: the new wave of social protest and the dirty war against the people

Colombia has a reputation for the human rights abuses in the middle of the ongoing social and armed conflict. Little is known about the resistance movement and popular resistance to... more

Boats sailing to break the Gaza blockade now

This news is breaking: At this moment, two boats are in international waters in the Mediterranean heading to Gaza. One boat, the Saoirse from... more

Repudiate the Debt Campaign

We demand referendum on bank bailout. Let the people have their say It is now time for the Irish Government to follow the example of the Government of Greece... more

General strike in Tunisia's hotels and travel agencies

Tunisia's IUF-affiliated food and tourism union FGAT-UGTT has called a sector-wide general strike in hotels and travel agences November 1, and is requesting global support. Since the overthrow of Ben... more

Lost Youth - Songs of Solidarity

In 2005 A’edoon, a Palestinian youth theatre group from Balata Refugee Camp in the West Bank, visited Ireland to perform ‘dabke’ dance and drama at local festivals. Organisers had seen... more

Coalition to Protect the Lowest Paid

Mandate Trade Union is supporting the initiative undertaken by the Coalition to Protect the Lowest Paid which is calling on you to do everything in your power to protect the... more

Appeal launched - Paris Anti Austerity Rally

An international anti-austerity appeal was launched on 1st October in Paris which saw labour organisation members and office holders from Ireland, Britain, Germany, Greece, Spain, Portugal and France join together.... more

Greater Equality will aid recovery

Congress General Secretary David Begg has said that greater workplace equality could aid our economic recovery and help ensure that we create "a more sustainable growth model in the years... more
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