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Global Left Midweek - September 26, 2018

Brazilian Women Represent, Corbyn and Antisemitism, Cuba and Racism, Québec Solidaire, Left Unity in India, Poland's Rising Star, South African Workers Divided

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A supporter of the Workers’ party presidential candidate, Fernando Haddad, gestures as she wears a T-shirt that reads: ‘Fascists shall not pass’. , Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters
  1. Brazilian Women Mobilise Against 'Misogynist' Far-Right Candidate
  2. UK: Corbyn, Labour and Antisemitism
  3. Cuba: Racism and the New Constitution
  4. Québec Solidaire's Breakout Moment
  5. India: Lessons from Recent Student Elections
  6. The Left Will Decide Poland’s Future
  7. South Africa: White Workers and Racial Redress

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Brazilian Women Mobilise Against 'Misogynist' Far-Right Candidate

Tom Phillips / The Guardian (London)

Huge numbers of Brazilian women are now mobilizing to derail the presidential bid of Jair Bolsonaro, who is leading polls with about 26% of intended votes.

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UK: Corbyn, Labour and Antisemitism

Conn Hallinan / Foreign Policy in Focus (Washington)

Jeremy Corbyn's right-wing critics are painting the lifelong anti-racist's criticism of Israel as anti-Semitic.

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Cuba: Racism and the New Constitution

Julio César Guanche / NACLA (New York)

Cuba’s new constitution should do more than merely ban discrimination; it should establish more proactive measures to recognize diversity and advance equality.

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Québec Solidaire's Breakout Moment

Jonathan Montpetit / CBC

The leftist party is relying on decidedly old-school tactics in its effort make gains in areas once beyond its reach.

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India: Lessons from Recent Student Elections

Sidharth Bhatia / The Wire (New Delhi)

At the Jawaharlal Nehru University, the ‘Left Unity’, a grouping of Left parties, won all four key posts to the Students’ Union.

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The Left Will Decide Poland’s Future

Sławomir Sierakowski / Project Syndicate (Prague)
 
An emerging star on the Polish left could soon mount a credible challenge to the country's populists.

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South Africa: White Workers and Racial Redress

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni / The Citizen (Johannesburg)

Workers at petroleum giant Sasol are divided over a new share scheme that the mostly white union Solidarity considers racist and unfair.