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Global Left Midweek - October 17, 2018

Youth for Africa, MST Leader on Brazil Elections, Prashad on China, French Communists Debate, Movements Meet in Colombia, Indonesia Cops Bust Anti-World Bank Meeting

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Bogotá, Photo: Colombia Informa
  1. African Youth Opposition Movement Aims to Drive Change
  2. MST Leader on Brazil Elections
  3. Vijay Prashad on China
  4. French Communists Debate
  5. Colombia: Social Movements Converge in Bogotá
  6. Indonesia: Police Shut Down Bali People’s Global Conference Against World Bank

African Youth Opposition Movement Aims to Drive Change

Tom Odula / Associated Press (New York)

Kenyan activist-turned-politician Boniface Mwangi urged young people to actively engage in politics, run for office and make changes from within rather than simply complaining from the outside.

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MST Leader on Brazil Elections

Daniel Giovanaz / Brasil de Fato (São Paulo)

João Pedro Stedile argued it is necessary to show people that Bolsonaro’s economic plan includes raising taxes on the poor and reducing them on the weathy.

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Vijay Prashad on China

Vijay Prashad / NewsClick (New Delhi)

On the Left there is a decades-long debate about how to characterise China – is it still a socialist country, has it restored capitalism?

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French Communists Debate

Julia Hamlaoui and Maud Vergnol / l’Humanité  (Paris)

After the communists voted on the "common basis" of their congress, their leaders met this weekend. Europe, plans for action, strategy, leadership ... everything is on the table.

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Colombia: Social Movements Converge in Bogotá

People's Dispatch (New Delhi)

Asamblea Legislativa Popular y de los Pueblos seeks to build a proposal of unity of Colombian social movements, an agenda of mobilization against the policies of current government, and a Popular Mandate that synthesizes the claims of territorial struggles.

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Indonesia: Police Shut Down Bali People’s Global Conference Against World Bank

Rio Apinino / Asia Pacific Report (Auckland)

The event, organised by the People’s Movement Against the IMF-WB — which is made up of a number of Indonesian non-government and social organisations — was aimed at trying to present an alternative to the narrative promoted by the IMF and World Bank.