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2011-02-24 15:57:00

Called a victory for global solidarity following protests at Mexican embassies in 40 countries PITTSBURGH, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) welcomed the release from jail today of Juan Linares Montufar, a union leader of the National Mexican Mine and Metal Workers Union - also called Los Mineros - who had been unjustly imprisoned since December 3, 2008. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) Linares's unconditional release...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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