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Global Left Midweek - November 3, 2021

Portside
From Berlin housing referendum fight, three essential building blocks for success—targeting the broad middle of society, a plan to win, and precise political work—show the way forward

Tidbits - Sept. 30, 2021 - Reader Comments: Save the Postal Service; Film and Television Workers; Renewable Energy; Berlin Votes to Expropriate Apartments from Corporate Landlords; Haitian & Black Immigrants; Racial Justice and Police Misconduct;

Portside
Reader Comments: Save the Postal Service; Film and Television Workers; Renewable Energy; Berlin Votes to Expropriate Apartments from Corporate Landlords; Haitian & Black Immigrants Toolkit; Racial Justice and Police Misconduct resource; more....

We Want a Society Without Landlords

Andrej Holm (Translation by Adam Baltner) Jacobin
The popularity of Berlin’s campaign to expropriate corporate landlords shows just how few people trust capitalism to provide them with affordable, good-quality homes.

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Berlin Anti-TTIP Trade Deal Protest Attracts Hundreds of Thousands

Chris Johnston The Guardian
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement was settled last week. Next up: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which will create the largest "free trade" zone in the world. Organizers say 250,000 people took part in an anti-TTIP protest in Berlin on Saturday.

From Berlin - Fast Food and Slow Decisions

Victor Grossman Portside
And yet by now most critical SPD voices, though unhappy, have been won over, partly with threats, but often due to fear of the alternatives. Attempts at a coalition of the CDU with the Greens foundered. A combination of SPD, the Greens and the LEFT party, which would have a very slim majority, is still taboo, leaving nothing but new elections, which could simply repeat the results of the September vote - or be even worse for the SPD. So, say the SPD bosses, vote Yes!

NSU, NSA and other Embarrassments

Victor Grossman Portside
The hot, seemingly untroubled vacation days were disturbed only mildly by two abbreviations, NSU and NSA – not to be confused!
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