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Global Left Midweek - September 11, 2019

Fury Over Bolsonaro and 9/11/73 * Training for Climate Strike * Algeria * Honduras * Sudan * Palestine * South Africa * France * Mugabe's Legacy

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Chileans march in memory of the victims of the Pinochet dictatorship and the coup against socialist President Salvador Allende, featured on a sign in this demonstration, Photo: AFP
  1. Chilean Fury as Bolsonaro Praises September 11, 1973 Coup
  2. Training for the International Climate Strike
  3. Algeria: Feminists on the Front Lines
  4. Honduras: The Flame of Opposition
  5. Sudan: State of the Struggle
  6. Palestinians Answer Annexation Threat
  7. South Africa: Women Demand End to Violence
  8. France: When Left Secularism Enables Racism 
  9. Mugabe Without Tears: Two Views

 

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Chilean Fury as Bolsonaro Praises September 11, 1973 Coup

Brasil Wire

Brazil’s neofascist president may have lost his principal political ally in South America.

 

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Training for the International Climate Strike

Simon Bouvier and Saskya Vandoorne / CNN (Atlanta)

More than 200 training sessions were held for "giving people concrete solutions, concrete methods to take actions, so when they leave the camp they can go back to their towns and cities and ... build resistance groups to tackle climate change."

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Algeria: Feminists on the Front Lines

Leïla Ouitis / Roar (Amsterdam)

Since the start of the uprising, women have taken up an increasingly prominent role, demanding gender equality and the abolition of the patriarchal Family Code.

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Honduras: The Flame of Opposition

Jared Olson / NACLA Report (New York)

As Honduras deals with the fallout of political scandals surrounding President Juan Orlando Hernández, ousted former president Manuel Zelaya and his LIBRE party mount their opposition. 

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Sudan: State of the Struggle

Emma Wilde Botta / Review of African Political Economy (Sheffield UK)

The Sudanese people rose up in 2018-19, but the compromises that have temporarily pacified the country’s towns and cities, rest on a set of acute contradictions.

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Palestinians Answer Annexation Threat

Adel Abu Nimeh /  Reuters (London)

In Israel, which captured the West Bank in a 1967 war, Netanyahu’s declaration was widely seen as a bid to sap support from far-right election rivals who advocate annexation of Jewish settlements, and from a center-left that for decades has argued that the Jordan Valley should be kept on security grounds.

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South Africa: Women Demand End to Violence

Marianne Thamm / Daily Maverick (Johannesburg)

Among the crowds of women who gathered in Cape Town were several generations of South women, all of whom, so far, have survived the toxic masculinity in this country which threatens more than half of the population.

 

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France: When Left Secularism Enables Racism

Emre Öngün / Jacobin (New York)

A philosophy professor’s statement that “one has the right to be Islamophobic” had a truly explosive effect.

 

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Mugabe Without Tears: Two Views

"His Legacy in Zimbabwe is Mixed" Horace Campbell / Democracy Now! (New York)

"Mugabe Was No Revolutionary" Melusi Nkomo / Africa is a Country (New York)