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Global Left Midweek - September 4, 2019

Three Reports From UK * La Via Campesina on the Amazon Fire * Solidarity with Kurds in Turkey * German Unions and Climate Action * West Bengal Postmortem * Opposing Xenophobia in South Africa * Immanuel Wallerstein 1930-2019

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Anti-Brexit protesters outside 10 Downing Street in London on Saturday, Photo: Andrew Testa for The New York Times
  1. UK: Three Reports
  2. La Via Campesina on the Amazon Fire
  3. Turkey: HDP Calls for Unity Against Repression
  4. German Unions Wake Up to the Climate Disaster
  5. India: How West Bengal Was Lost
  6. South Africa: SAFTU Denounces Xenophobic Violence
  7. Immanuel Wallerstein 1930-2019

 

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UK: Three Reports

Crowds Vent Their Fury at Boris Johnson’s ‘Coup’

Donna Ferguson, Simon Murphy, Mark Townsend and Tom Wall / The Guardian (London)

UK Media Brace for a Corbyn Election Win

Tracy Keeling / The Canary (Bristol)

How to Beat Boris

James Meadway / Novara Media (Bournemouth, Dorset UK)

 

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Burning the Amazon is a Crime Against Humanity

La Via Campesina statement / Brasil de Fato (São Paulo)

It is the result of a series of actions taken by agribusinesses and big mining since the beginning of the Jair Bolsonaro administration.

 

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Turkey: HDP Calls for Unity Against Repression

Zhelwan Z. Wali / Rûdaw (Erbil, Iraq)

Sacked People's Democratic Party (HDP) mayor Ahmet Turk has announced party plans to establish a coalition to “democratize Turkey,” in the wake of a government crackdown on the pro-Kurdish party.

 

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German Unions Wake Up to the Climate Disaster

Mark Bergfeld / Jacobin (New York)

German trade unions have realized that the green transition needs to happen — and they’re fighting to make sure it’s bosses, not workers, who pay for climate justice.

 

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India: How West Bengal Was Lost

Alex Traub / Dissent (New York)

In Bengal, the BJP captured eighteen parliamentary seats, establishing a significant presence for the first time in one of India’s largest and most left-wing states. 

 

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South Africa: SAFTU Denounces Xenophobic Violence

Politicsweb (Johannesburg)

The union federation strongly condemns attacks and looting of shops directed against foreign nationals and their properties in some parts of South Africa, as absolutely criminal and reactionary.

 

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Immanuel Wallerstein 1930-2019

TRT World (Istanbul)

His powerful criticism of the global system, which was marked by his denunciation of capitalism’s inhumane treatment of its human subjects by turning them into mere market products, made him a great inspiration for the anti-globalist movement.