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Global Left Midweek - November 14, 2018

Crackdown in China, German Greens Surprise Vote, Domestic Workers to Congregate in Cape Town, UK Demos Hit Brexit and Fascists, Chile National Strike, Migrants Fill Rome Streets

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Protesters in Rome: “We are Nigerians, Malians, Ghanaians, and we’re organizing ourselves via the Internet.", photo: Il Manifesto Global
  1. Young Activists Go Missing in China
  2. Germany: State Elections in Bavaria and Hesse
  3. Domestic Workers Head For a Second Global Congress in South Africa
  4. What Recent London Demos Say About the State of the British Left
  5. Chile: National Strike for Labor Rights
  6. Rome: Thousands March Against 'Climate of Hatred'

Young Activists Go Missing in China

Javier C. Hernández / New York Times

The activists, describe themselves as ardent communists who fervently believe in the ideals of Marx and Mao. Their campaign against inequality and corporate greed has gained traction at some of China’s top schools.

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Germany: State Elections in Bavaria and Hesse

Cornelia Hildebrandt / transform! europe (Vienna)

The Greens reached more than 10% in all regions of Bavaria and Hesse, and between 20 and 30% in the big cities.

 

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Domestic Workers Head For a Second Global Congress in South Africa

Pavan Kulkarni / Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)

Twenty-five countries have so far ratified ILO’s Convention 189, providing numerous labor rights and other protections to millions of domestic workers across the world, 82% of whom are women.

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What Recent London Demos Say About the State of the British Left

Phil Hearse / Green Left Weekly (Sydney)

An extreme right-wing Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA) march was out-mobilised and disrupted by anti-fascist demonstrators. One week later, a huge anti-Brexit demonstration was dominated politically by the right-wing, pro-EU trend in the Labour Party. 

 

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Chile: National Strike for Labor Rights

 

Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)

A massive rally in Santiago was part of a national strike called by Worker’s United Centre of Chile (CUT).  Several trade unions and student federations attended the march. Similar rallies were held in 40 other locations across the country.

 

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Rome: Thousands March Against 'Climate of Hatred'

Ylenia Gostoli / Al Jazeera (Doha)

Immigrants and supporters express opposition to Italy's government, call for the withdrawal of bill making it easier to expel migrants.