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Global Left Midweek - November 28, 2018

Women's Worldwide Protest, G20 in Argentina, Thai Left, Migrants and Natives, Catalonia Debate, Syrian Martyrs, UK Breakthrough

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Spanish women wore red gloves while protesting at Plaza del Ayuntamiento square after three of five men were granted bail after being acquitted of gang rape in Pamplona, Alvaro Barrientos/Associated Press
  1. Marching to End Violence Against Women
  2. The G20 and Argentina’s Moment of Reckoning
  3. Thailand’s New Left-Wing Political Parties: Rivals or Allies?   
  4. Natives and Migrants, Locked In a Common Struggle Against Imperialism
  5. Catalonia: The Struggle Over Strategy in the Independence Movement
  6. Syrian Town Mourns a Visionary Leader
  7. UK: Momentum is Giving People of Colour a Chance to Shape Labour

 

Marching to End Violence Against Women

Raphael Minder, Yonette Joseph and Iliana Magra / New York Times

People around the world are commemorating the U.N.-designated International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

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The G20 and Argentina’s Moment of Reckoning

Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)

The protests against the gathering of global leaders provides an opportunity to develop political platforms that can mount a more sustained resistance to the neoliberal agenda.

 

 

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Thailand’s New Left-Wing Political Parties: Rivals or Allies?

Kriangsak Teerakowitkajorn / New Mandala (Canberra)

Two new parties appear to represent the coming of hope, even for the impatient and the disillusioned—the Future Forward Party and the Commoners’ Party. Both cater to distinctive constituencies. Together, they present a sort of contradictory complementarity much needed in Thai politics.

 

 

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Natives and Migrants, Locked In a Common Struggle Against Imperialism

Guido Viale / Il Manifesto Global (Rome)

A social conflict—or, if you will, a “class struggle”—has flared up on a planetary scale between those seeking to enter the citadels of prosperity (one which is largely behind us) and the powers-that-be that are trying to reject them—a conflict destined to dominate the course of this century.

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Catalonia: The Struggle Over Strategy in the Independence Movement

Dick Nichols / Links (Sydney)

While the stability of the Catalan government has so far not been affected, the always conflictive relationship between pro-independence forces has reached a new low. How did matters go downhill so fast?

 

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Syrian Town Mourns a Visionary Leader

Harun al-Aswad / Middle East Eye (London)

Raed Fares and his longtime associate Hamoud Jneed were gunned down, leaving a hole in the fabric of Kafranbel's civil society.

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UK: Momentum is Giving People of Colour a Chance to Shape Labour

Natasha Josette / The Guardian (London)

Ethnic minorities have suffered under this government, but now we have the opportunity to transform politics.