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Global Left Midweek - October 17, 2018

Portside
Youth for Africa, MST Leader on Brazil Elections, Prashad on China, French Communists Debate, Movements Meet in Colombia, Indonesia Cops Bust Anti-World Bank Meeting

Global Left Midweek - October 3, 2018

Portside
Vijay Prashad on Venezuela, Vietnam's New President, UK: Labour Party Meets, Pan-Africanism Conference in Ghana, Murder Wave in Colombia, Breakthrough for Québec Solidaire, Euro Left Seminar

As Colombia Votes for President A Fragile Peace Hangs in the Balance

Emma Shaw Crane NACLA
Colombian Presidential candidate Gustavo Petro. The failure of Colombia’s peace forces to unite in that country’s June 17 Presidential election could ensure the election of far-rightist candidate Ivan Duque and scuttle the fragile peace agreement that ended the more than 50 year civil war.

Beyond October 2: Possible Futures in Post-Referendum Colombia

Robert A. Karl NACLA
October 2, when the peace accords were defeated in a referendum, should not be remembered solely as the day in which dreams of a peaceful Colombia were deferred. Although absent the implementation of the peace accord, participatory action will remain largely confined to the local and regional level, the resiliency of Colombian social life in the face of violence will still help to define a new Colombian democracy.

After 50 Years of War, a Chance at Peace - Colombia's voters to decide fate of historic peace accords

Mario Murillo The Indypendent, Issue #217
The simple yes-or-no choice presented by the October 2 referendum does not take into account how the accord will be implemented and the profound divisions that exist after decades of civil war, militarization and politically motivated violence, and is a historic achievement. Nowhere is the resistance to any agreement with FARC more visible or vocal than in the rightwing political movement founded and led by Sen. Alvaro Uribe Vélez, Colombia's former president.
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