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IRELAND AND GREECE: Pickets and marches target EU and IMF 'Bankocrats'

First Greece, then Ireland and Portugal next. The EU and IMF send in their contract killers to take out public services, jobs, pensions and social welfare. But, says Ireland's People's Movement Chair, Frank Keoghan, the "EU Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, Mr Olli Rehn, is about as welcome in Ireland as a 19th-century British Lord Lieutenant”.

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Marcelino CAMACHO: The passing of a giant of organised labour

Marcelino Camacho, first general secretary of CCOO, has passed away. Camacho was a giant of the international labour movement who gave his whole life to the struggle against tyranny and for the workers. The Communist Party has sent its condolences.

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WFDY: 65th anniversary of foundation celebrated

This is a year of anniversaries. It is 65 years since the foundation conference of the World Federation of  Democratic Youth was first held at the Royal Albert Hall. Despite the tests of time young delegates from around the globe gathered to discuss and celebrate.

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TODAY is Worldwide Day for Decent Work

Brussels, 7 October form ITUC : Trade unions across the world are mobilising on 7 October to tackle the global economic and employment crisis and demand fundamental reform of the world economy.  The organisers of more than 285 activities have already posted information on their events onto the special website

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