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Global Left Midweek - September 19, 2018

Costa Rica On Strike, EU, Bloody Syria, Mass Protests in India, Irish Options, Nigerian Left, Iranian Kurds

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Students support strikers in San José, Costa Rica , QCOSTARICA
  1. Costa Rica National Strike
  2. The EU Is the Best Battlefield
  3. Syria: Assad Threatens Idlib, Afrin Resists Turkish Occupation
  4. India: Protests in Delhi
  5. Ireland: Sinn Fein Faces Its Choices
  6. The Socialist Party of Nigeria and Osun 2018 Election
  7. General Strike in Iranian Kurdistan


Costa Rica National Strike Testing New President

Rico / QCOSTARICA (San José)

Thousands of Costa Ricans continue their protests against the proposed tax reform plan, standing firm on the call from the public sector labor unions to maintain a national strike.

The EU Isn’t Perfect, But It’s the Best B
attlefield We Have

Luciana Castellina / Il Manifesto Global (Rome)

We have no control over the decisions that truly matter—because there is currently no democratic institution on the global level that can exercise this function. But we have much less power to exercise our sovereignty if we retreat into our little world.

Syria: Assad Threatens Idlib While Afrin Resists Turkish Occupation

Chris Slee / Green Left Weekly (Sydney)

Idlib and Afrin are two battlefields in the multi-sided conflict in Syria.

Protests in Delhi: Growing Discontent

T.K. Rajalakshmi / Frontline (Chennai)

Nearly 150,000 workers, including agricultural workers and farmers, streamed into the capital from as many as 26 States.

Sinn Fein Faces Its Choices

Oliver Eagleton / Morning Star (London)

Will the ‘socialist republican party’ turn to the left and lead the emerging housing rebellion?

The Socialist Party of Nigeria and Osun 2018 Election: Matters Arising

Wole Olubanji / Pambazuka News (Oxford)

The current internal fighting among the Nigerian ruling elite is an opportunity to offer an alternative that is pro the masses of working people of the country. 

Rojhelat Rises: Reflections on the General Strike in Iranian Kurdistan

Kamran Matin / The Region

A politically and ideologically diverse group of Kurdish and leftist political forces called for a general strike on September 12.