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Global Left Midweek - January 8, 2020

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Largest General Strike Ever! Worldwide Responses to Trump’s Murderous Air Strikes, Fascist Violence on Campus in India, France's Long Strike, and More

Global Left Midweek - Left Parties Sort It Out

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Labour Party * Sinn Féin * Die Linke * Podemos * India Parties Unite Against CAB * Italian Dilemma * MAS, Bolivia * Iraqi CP * Québec Solidaire * Israel's Joint List * ... and Remembering Comrade Ben Turok

German Elections: Mixed Joy and Great Sorrow

Victor Grossman Portside
With many, it was less joy than sighs of relief; neither Saxon nor Brandenburg voters gave the far-right, fascist-leaning Alternative for Germany (AfD) the Number One position it had hungered for.

A Political Seesaw in Germany

Victor Grossman
While Americans teetered, arguing as to which side gained more in the elections, Germans have been balancing on a seesaw of their own – which can also have decisive consequences.

Why it’s Worth Fighting for the Collective Movement

Michael Brie and Dieter Klein Transform!Europe
Contrary to what is often believed, the wage-earning classes are not united but fragmented. In competition with each other, can they be controlled. It is only with the help of the state and in fighting for state power that solidarity can be created.

Victory in Stagnation?

Mark Bergfeld, Leandros Fischer Jacobin
Die Linke’s electoral result shows what the party must do to really contend for power.

Germany: What Die Linke Should Do

Bernd Riexinger Jacobin
The German right made stunning gains in this month's regional elections. The Left must rise to the challenge. We spend too much time speaking to people instead of with them, we make too many promises to do something for others instead of inviting them to get active themselves, to fight and organize with us.
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