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Global Left Midweek - December 12, 2018

Fighting Golden Dawn, Women in Iran, Palestine's Problems, Unifying Africa, Spain's Dilemma, Confronting G20, More On the Yellow Vests

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“Out G20” “The problem is capitalism”, Photo: Emergentes
  1. Greece: How Crete Kicked Out Golden Dawn
  2. Iran: Our Bodies Are a Battleground
  3. Unravelling of the Palestinian National Movement
  4. The Current Leaders Are an Obstacle To the Unification of Africa
  5. Spain Against Itself
  6. In Buenos Aires, All Roads Lead To Resistance
  7. To Understand the ‘Yellow Vests’, Look To French Guiana
  8. More News About the Vests

 

Greece: How Crete Kicked Out Golden Dawn

Jessica Bateman / The Guardian (London)

Teachers and activists in Heraklion explain how they drove the ultra-nationalist, far-right Greek party from the island.

 

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Iran: Our Bodies Are a Battleground

Annahita Moradi / Red Pepper (London)

Today, a large population of Iranians are displaying civil disobedience. Taking to the streets with their hair illegally on show, they aren’t calling for a hijab ban. But the opposite: the freedom of choice.

 

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Unravelling of the Palestinian National Movement

Osama Al Sharif / Gulf News (Dubai)

The deepening Fatah-Hamas rift and US-Israel moves have left people to face the vicious occupation on their own.

 

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The Current Leaders Are an Obstacle To the Unification of Africa

Horace G. Campbell / Pambazuka News (Oxford)

Africa needs a new alliance of traders, workers, small farmers, progressive students, cultural artists and religious leaders to create a new movement for unification and freedom.

 

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Spain Against Itself

Jorge Tamames / Jacobin (New York)

Over the last decade, the emergence of the indignados movement, Podemos, and Catalonia’s bid for independence have significantly eroded the post-Franco order’s legitimacy.

 

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In Buenos Aires, All Roads Lead To Resistance

Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)

Activists from across Latin America and the world marched to reject the G20 Summit.

 

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To Understand the ‘Yellow Vests’, Look To French Guiana

Manu Saadia / Washington Post

During the last French presidential campaign, a group of grass-roots activists in Guiana began demonstrating against the sale of a nonprofit hospital to a private operator. As its support widened among the population, the movement and its leaders broadened the scope of their demands.

 

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More News About the Vests

John Mullen / die Linke Berlin Internationals

France is not on the edge of a revolutionary situation or of a civil war. But the movement is on the rise, and very determined.