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Global Left Midweek - June 12, 2019

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Mass Uprisings: Sudan, Algeria, Haiti, Honduras * Black Vests in France * Soc Dems Dilemma in Denmark * Philippines Labor Leader Gunned Down * Trump Declares War on UK Labour

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Living Wages, Rarity for U.S. Fast-Food Workers, Served Up in Denmark

Liz Alderman and Steven Greenhouse The New York Times
True, a Big Mac here costs more — $5.60, compared with $4.80 in the United States. But that is a price Danes are willing to pay. “We Danes accept that a burger is expensive, but we also know that working conditions and wages are decent when we eat that burger,” said Soren Kaj Andersen, a University of Copenhagen professor who specializes in labor issues.

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What Can We Learn From Denmark?

Senator Bernie Sanders Huffington Post
In Denmark, there is a very different understanding of what "freedom" means. In that country, they have gone a long way to ending the enormous anxieties that comes with economic insecurity. Instead of promoting a system which allows a few to have enormous wealth, they have developed a system which guarantees a strong minimal standard of living to all -- including the children, the elderly and the disabled.
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