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Global Left Midweek - October 2, 2019

Program Proposal for the European Left, Labor and the Climate Movement, Week 2 of the Strike, Fury in Haiti, UK Labour Moves Left, Indian Left's Dilemma, Egypt Unrest, Cuba Conference

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Tahrir Square in Cairo has once more become a focus of protests, photo: Reuters/A. A. Dalsh
  1. Party of the European Left: Program for a Great Transformation 
  2. Labor and the Climate Movement
  3. Climate Strike: Week 2
  4. Fury in Haiti
  5. UK Labour Party Conference Sprints Left
  6. India: New Chapter for the Left
  7. Egypt: New Wave of Protest
  8. International Anti-Imperialist Conference Coming to Cuba

 

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Party of the European Left: Program for a Great Transformation

Walter Baier / Transform! Europe (Vienna)

Recently, the draft for a globalisation programme was submitted by the National Board of the Red-Green Alliance/Enhedslisten (Denmark), member of the Party of the European Left (EL), to the party's next Annual Congress on 5 – 6 October.

 

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Labor and the Climate Movement

Canada / Socialist Project (Toronto)

Germany Mark Bergfeld / Jacobin (New York)

Austria / Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)

 

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Climate Strike: Week 2

William Mansell / ABC News (New York)

For the second consecutive week, climate change demonstrators took to the streets across the globe to highlight the growing climate crisis.

 

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Fury in Haiti

Jane Regan / NACLA Report (New York)

A three-week gasoline shortage—caused because the government, which purchases gas on behalf of distributors, owes suppliers $100 million—led to outrage.

 

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UK Labour Party Conference Sprints Left

Sarah Jaffe / The American Prospect (Washington DC)

Labour’s best hope for victory in a general election, just as it was in 2017, is to get people talking about something besides Brexit.

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India: New Chapter for the Left

K. M. Shrimali / Frontline (Mumbai)

The Left should take the lead, prepare itself to plough its own furrow and be in it for the long haul (as distinct from falling for short-term and short-sighted “strategic” electoral arrangements/understandings either with opportunist parties or with ideologically right-oriented formations).

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Egypt: New Wave of Protest

Sharif Abdel Kouddous / Democracy Now! (New York)

Thousands have taken to the streets to demand the resignation of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi over accusations of corruption. 

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International Anti-Imperialist Conference Coming to Cuba

Nuria Barbosa León / Granma (Havana)

Havana will again serve as a meeting place for those who defend peace, solidarity, and justice, November 1-3. The event will propitiate debate and interaction around a program of concrete action to condemn the brutal economic, commercial, financial blockade imposed unilaterally by the U.S. government.