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Global Left Midweek - November 7, 2018

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Google Walkout, Revolutionary Rojava, Brazil Left Unites, Italy's Dilemma, Left Populist Path in Canada, Africa's Marxist Era, Latin Pink Tide Aftermath

With Lula in Jail, the Future of Democracy in Brazil is at Stake

Alfredo Saad-Filho Red Pepper
Lula’s crime was to be a worker and a popular political leader in an elitist country. The challenge for the left is to rebuild a democratic movement that will put the political system, the media, the judicial system and the state at the service of political freedom.

Popular Democracy: the Participation Paradox

Christopher Wilson Methodical Snark
Participatory mechanisms, argue the authors, are not powerful only because of what they may or may not achieve, but because of what happens in the very interactions that cause them to fail.

Tidbits - October 9, 2014

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Reader Comments - Towards a Socialist America; War on the Islamic State; Ferguson New Voter Registration; Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism; Economy - Still Failing; People's Climate March; War and Climate Change; Berkeley Free Speech Movement; Crime Fiction; Work, Leisure, & Consumption; Israel 'Blacklist'; An Israel Equal for All; Importance of Brazil's Elections; Announcements - Race, Policing & Civil Rights-Oct 14; Paint the Town Red-Oct 22-both Brooklyn

Tidbits - September 4, 2014

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Reader Comments - Fast Food Workers; Ralph Fasanella; US-Africa Leaders Summit; School's Back and Growing Inequality; Twin Plagues of ISIS and Ebola; Diablo Canyon Nuke Plant; Brazil's Elections; Argentina; Victory for Market Basket Workers and Consumers; Fed-Ex Workers Can Organize; New Culture on the Left; Call for papers on Harry Braverman's Labor and Monopoly Capital; Today in History - Paul Robeson Returns to Peekskill; Jewish Woman Among the Interned Japanese

The Mass Protests in Brazil in June-July 2013

Alfredo Saad Filho The Bullet
The mass movements starting in June 2013 were the largest and most significant protests in Brazil in a generation, and they have shaken up the country's political system. Their explosive growth, size and extraordinary reach caught everyone – the left, the right, and the government – by surprise. This article examines these movements in light of the achievements and shortcomings of the democratic transition, in the mid-1980s, and the experience of the administration.
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