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Global Left Saturday - July 14, 2018

French autonomous zone; Mozambique +43; Dalits fight; Latinas insurgent; Hard right vs soft left in Ontario

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The ZAD (defence zone) has become a new commune for the 21st century, Penelope Thomaidi/Red Pepper

Welcome to Global Left Saturday. This new Portside feature will provide links to selected stories from the international English-language left press. There’s a lot more going on in left parties and social movements around the world than what we know from the US media. Global Left Saturday will focus on new developments that have a direct connection to domestic efforts for social transformation, peace, and planetary survival. - Portside moderators
 

  1. France: Revenge Against the Commons
  2. How Is Mozambique Doing, 43 Years After Its Political Independence?
  3. India: Scaling Up the Fight
  4. Rita Segato and the ‘Rebellious Girls’
  5. Ontario Election 2018: Right-Wing Populism Prevails Over Moderate Social Democracy

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France: Revenge Against the Commons
John Jordan / Red Pepper (London)

A fight against a new airport has morphed into a defence of new ways of living.

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How Is Mozambique Doing, 43 Years After Its Political Independence?
Boaventura Monjane / Pambazuka News (Oxford)

A civil war erupted after the independence and later on, the Economic Adjustment Programme was imposed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.

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India: Scaling Up the Fight
Divya Trivedi / Frontline (Mumbai)

A report presented at the U.N. Human Rights Council signals Dalit women’s resolve to end the silence surrounding caste-based violence and discrimination.

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Global Feminism: Rita Segato and the ‘Rebellious Girls’
Paola Rudan / Il Manifesto Global (Rome)

An interview with a leader of Latin America's mass women's movement.

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Ontario Election 2018: Right-Wing Populism Prevails Over Moderate Social Democracy
Matt Fodor / The Bullet (Toronto)

The Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) catapulted from their third-place position to Official Opposition.