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Global Left Midweek - June 3, 2020

World responds to Minneapolis police murder, and much more

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In war-ravaged Idlib, Syria, Aziz Asmar and Anis Hamdoun said they painted the mural to memorialize Floyd “to call for peace and love” worldwide, credit: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP
  1. International Response to the George Floyd Murder
  2. Sierra Leone: What Makes a Terrorist?
  3. New Covid Crisis Analyses
  4. Mass Protest Resurfaces in Brazil
  5. Philippines Human Rights Activists Sound the Alarm
  6. Who Killed Berta Cáceres?
  7. The Future of Hong Kong’s Opposition Movement
  8. Argentina: Virtual Protest for Abortion Rights
  9. Quebec: Nurses Take to the Streets
  10. Bolivia: A Tidal Wave of Dignity
  11. Eastern Europe Solidarity Briefs

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International Response to the George Floyd Murder

Rhea Mahbubani / Insider (New York)

Thousands across the UK, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Canada, and more condemn racism and demand justice

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Sierra Leone: What Makes a Terrorist?

Abdul Rashid Thomas / Sierra Leone Telegraph (Freetown)

In response to violent outbreaks, President Bio declared the main opposition party "terrorist."

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New Covid Crisis Analyses

Covid Life and the Asset Economy Lisa Adkins and Martijn Konings / Goldsmiths Press (London)

The World at Crossroads  Prabhat Patnaik / IDEAs (New Delhi)

Capitalism's Greatest Crisis  Vijay Prashad / NewsClick (New Delhi)

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Mass Protest Resurfaces in Brazil

Brasil de Fato (São Paulo)

The first uprising since the beginning of the pandemic was put together by Brazil's soccer fan organizations.

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Philippines Human Rights Activists Sound the Alarm

International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (Manila)

The Anti-Terrorism Bill would allow violations against the right to security and privacy, and curtailment of the freedom of expression, freedom of association, and the right to due process. 

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Who Killed Berta Cáceres?

Maeve Connolly / Irish News (Belfast)

Cáceres helped the Lenca people to campaign peacefully in the face of intimidation and violence from militarized private security firms, the police and army.

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Where Things Stand for Hong Kong Movement

James Griffiths / CNN (Atlanta)

Protests against the anti-sedition bill will continue in Hong Kong, at least for now. Multiple demonstrations have already been planned or called for -- though it remains to be seen how many will be willing to come out when police have shown a willingness to crack down hard and early.

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Argentina: Virtual Protest for Abortion Rights

Tanya Wadhwa / Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)

Tens of thousands of women, queer and non-binary people took part in the virtual pañuelazo or a march with green scarves, which represents the feminist struggle for legal abortion. 

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Quebec: Nurses Take to the Streets

Montreal Gazette

Quebec nurses represented by the Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé and other unions representing health-care workers held protests outside the province’s health centres to demonstrate their frustration with working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bolivia: A Tidal Wave of Dignity

Cindy Forster / Jacobin (New York)

Most Bolivians recognize that ultimately, the future of the country lies in the hands of millions of indigenous people, campesinos, and urban workers who are organizing to dethrone “interim” president Jeanine Áñez and any other usurper.

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Eastern Europe Solidarity Briefs

Russia  Russian Socialist Movement / LeftEast (Bucharest) 

Ukraine  IndustriALL Global Union (Geneva)

Belarus  LabourStart (London)

Albania  LabourStart

Poland  LabourStart