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Global Left Midweek - New Year Inventory

A year of agony and uproar

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Community health workers in India blockade a road during the historic strike on November 26. Source, NewsClick
  1. New Year Inventory
  2. Fighting for Human Rights in South Asia: India, Thailand, Philippines
  3. Cubas New Currency
  4. Blockchains: Postcapitalist Future?
  5. Political Left in Europe: UK, NL, France, Belgium, Ireland
  6. Abya Yala: South American Indigenous Meet

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New Year Inventory

Democracy  / openDemocracy (London)

Feminism  Inge Snip / openDemocracy

Labor  Pavan Kulkarni / Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)

Latin America  / Global Voices (Amsterdam)

Europe  / The Left in the European Parliament (Brussels)

Africa  Alison Faupel and Andrew Wojtanik / African Arguments (London)

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Fighting for Human Rights in South Asia

India  Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta / The Wire (New Delhi)

Thailand  Pravit Rojanaphruk / Khaosod (Bangkok)

Philippines  Jodesz Gavilan / Rappler (Pasig City)

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Cuba
s New Currency

Samuel Arnold-Parra / Global Risk Insights (London)

Sweeping reforms to Cuba’s currency and exchange rate systems will involve the unification of the country’s current dual currency system. Nevertheless, such a change is easier said than done and will almost certainly be painful in the short term.

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Blockchains: Postcapitalist Future?

Hannes Gerhardt / Transnational Institute (Amsterdam)

Finding the political power to pursue a more just and sustainable economy is the hard part, but the tools to effectively execute such an economy are developing quickly.

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Political Left in Europe

English Left: No Future?  Richard Seymour / Al Jazeera (Doha)

Dutch Parties Talking Alliance  / NL Times (Amsterdam)

Parti Communiste Français  Guillaume Roubaud-Quashie / Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Brussels)

Workers’ Party of Belgium  Peter Mertens / Jacobin (New York)

Sinn Féin Leader: United Ireland This Decade  Mary Lou McDonald and Owen Jones / YouTube

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Abya Yala: South American Indigenous Meet 

NewsClick (New Delhi)

A meeting of Indigenous organizations, social movements and trade unions from 11 countries of the region concluded with a call for the creation of a new regional integration mechanism: the Union of South American Nations of the People.