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Global Left Midweek - October 3, 2018

Vijay Prashad on Venezuela, Vietnam's New President, UK: Labour Party Meets, Pan-Africanism Conference in Ghana, Murder Wave in Colombia, Breakthrough for Québec Solidaire, Euro Left Seminar

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  1. Vijay Prashad on Venezuela
  2. Vietnam's New President
  3. UK: Labour Party Meets
  4. Pan-Africanism Conference in Ghana
  5. Murder Wave in Colombia
  6. Breakthrough for Québec Solidaire
  7. Euro Left Seminar in Vienna
Vijay Prashad / Frontline (Chennai)
 
Reports that U.S. officials and Venezuelan commanders had conversations about regime change in Venezuela point to the latest instance in a series of covert attempts at destabilising that country.
 

Brendan Cole / Newsweek (New York)

Vietnam's constitution states that the vice president must take over duties, meaning Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh will become the country's first woman president.

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UK: Labour Conference 2018

Ellie Mae O'Hagan / Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Brussels)

Policies that were considered beyond the pale even just five years ago are being accepted by all sides as popular and pragmatic.

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Pan-Africanism Conference Charts Course Towards a Socialist Continent

Prasanth R. / People's Dispatch (New Delhi)

The hundreds of delegates who met in Ghana held discussions on five major themes that are of prime importance in the struggle against capitalism and imperialism.

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Colombia: Social Leaders Killed With Impunity

Valerie Carmel / teleSUR (Caracas)

Afro-Colombian, Indigenous, and Campesino leaders are being targeted, threatened and murdered.
 

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Solidaires Score Important Breakthrough in Québec Election

Richard Fidler / Socialist Project (Toronto)
 
Québec solidaire more than doubled its share of the popular vote and elected 10 members to the National Assembly.
 

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"The Laugh of the Medusa: The Left in Europe"

Angelina Giannopoulou / transform! europe (Brussels)
 
The aim of the seminar was to present the strengths and weaknesses of Europe’s left-wing parties and to discuss their strategic options for future struggles.