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Global Left Midweek - November 4, 2020

Purge in UK Labour, while Australian and New Zealand lean left - and left mass movements take root internationally

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The UK media rampaged against Corbyn for years. Image, Morning Star
  1. The Political Excommunication of a Socialist Leader
  2. Five Bad Habits of Nearly Successful Political Projects
  3. Rossanda’s Working Class Politics
  4. Protests Are the Tip. Mass Movements Are the Iceberg
  5. Greens Agree to Join NZ Labour Government
  6. A Win for Greens in Oz
  7. Legacies

The Political Excommunication of a Socialist Leader

UK Labour Attacks Its Left  Ronan Burtenshaw / Tribune (London)

In the Name of Fighting Antisemitism  Richard Sanders and Peter Oborne / Middle East Eye (London)

Corbyns Comrades Rally  Dan Sabbagh and Jessica Elgot / The Guardian (London)

Unions Respond  Jamie Doward and Michael Savage / The Guardian

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Five Bad Habits of Nearly Successful Political Projects

Gargi Bhattacharyya / Verso (London)

Some stumbling blocks for electoral paths to socialism in the aftermath of Corbynism.

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Rosanna Rossanda’s Working Class Politics

Mattia Gambilonghi / Jacobin (New York)

Starting in the 1970s, Rossanda and the manifesto group debated the relationship between spontaneity, consciousness, and organization.

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Protests Are the Tip. Mass Movements Are the Iceberg

Feminism in Poland  Sylwia Krakowska / transform! (Vienna)

Nigerias #ENDSARS  Andy Wynne and Femi Aborisade / Review of African Political Economy (London)

Colombia: Still On the Streets  José Antonio Gutiérrez D. / Roar (Amsterdam)

Indonesia: Video Interview  Robertus Robet / NewsClick (New Delhi)

Namibia: Youth Against Violence  Heike Becker / Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Berlin)

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Greens Agree to Join NZ Labour Government

Justin Giovannetti / The Spinoff (Auckland)

Ardern said the deal secures Labour’s mandate, while giving the government access to some of the talent in the Green benches.

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A Win for Greens in Oz Vote

Jim Malo / Junkee (Sydney)

The Greens spent years building a framework for participatory democracy in the Queensland area.

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Legacies

Comandante Uriel, Colombia  Vivian Fernandes / Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)

Orlando Gutiérrez Luna, Bolivia  Carwil Bjork-Jones / Carwil Without Borders (Nashville)

Sister Margaret MacCurtain, Ireland  Sarah Mac Donald / Global Sisters Report (Kansas City)

Mahabad Qaradaghi, Iraqi Kurdistan  Wladimir van Wilgenburg / Kurdistan 24 (Erbil)

Reuvin Kaminer, Israel  Joel Beinin / +972 (Tel Aviv)

Robert Fisk, UK  James North / Mondoweiss (New York)