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Global Left Midweek - September 12, 2018

Indigenous Andean Women, Lula Renounces, Modi's Crackdown, Swedish Election, Nazis on the Street; Basra Uprising

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Iraqi protesters run during a protest near a government office in Basra., (Reuters)
  1. Equality and Territory: the Common Struggle of Indigenous Women in the Andes
  2. Brazil: Lula Renounces Candidacy Ahead of Presidential Poll
  3. Modi’s McCarthyist Attack on Left-Leaning Intellectuals Threatens India’s Democracy
  4. Far Right Breakthrough Prevented in Sweden
  5. Germany: Nazis on the March
  6. 'Revolution' in Southern Iraq Escalates

 

Equality and Territory: the Common Struggle of Indigenous Women in the Andes

Mariela Jara / Inter Press Service (Rome)

In more than 30 years of national and international activism for their rights, indigenous women have organised, are speaking with their own voice and are articulating from the local to the global level.

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Brazil: Lula Renounces Candidacy Ahead of Presidential Poll

David Child / Al Jazeera (Doha)

Running mate Fernando Haddad named as the Workers Party's replacement candidate for October vote as the race hots up.

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Modi’s McCarthyist Attack on Left-Leaning Intellectuals Threatens India’s Democracy

Tekendra Parmar / Waging Nonviolence (Brooklyn)

A government prosecutor told the media, the reason for the arrests were that the accused were part of an “anti-fascist front,” indicative of the drastic shift in India’s idea of tolerated discourse.

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Far Right Breakthrough Prevented in Sweden

Editorial / Morning Star (London)

The standing of the Social Democrats was assisted by principled anti-fascist activity backed by the Left, especially in the major cities.

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Germany: Nazis on the March

Victor Grossman / The Left Berlin

Many shouted the “We are the people” slogan used by the anti-GDR crowds in 1989, but now directed against foreigners, Merkel, LINKE, the press, anyone but fascists.

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'Revolution' in Southern Iraq Escalates With Ten Dead in One Week

Alex MacDonald / Middle East Eye (London)

Protesters in the Iraqi city of Basra have faced beatings, tear gas and live ammunition as they continue to demonstrate against water shortages, power cuts and corruption.