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Media Bits and Bytes - October 8, 2019

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FCC Beats Back Net Neutrality; Making Journalists Beg; The State of Cable News in Trump's Crisis; iPhone Exploits; Egypt's Rising Movement Finds a Cartoon Rallying Point

Global Left Midweek - October 2, 2019

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Program Proposal for the European Left, Labor and the Climate Movement, Week 2 of the Strike, Fury in Haiti, UK Labour Moves Left, Indian Left's Dilemma, Egypt Unrest, Cuba Conference

The Rise of Global Authoritarianism

Mario Candeias Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung
Democracy is in crisis around the world, while authoritarianism is on the rise in a growing number of countries. Existing democratic institutions are hollowed out and increasingly unable to respond to the authoritarian wave.

EXCLUSIVE: Egyptian Officials Threatened Morsi Days Before Death

David Hearst The Middle East Eye
Qusted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. Deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and other jailed Muslim Brotherhood members were told to disband the group or face the consequences. Morsi refused to recognize the coup’s legitimacy or disband the Brotherhood. Within days he was dead.

Global Left Midweek - June 26, 2019

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Interviews with Enzo Traverso (antifascist historian), Seif Da'na (Egypt), Sybelle Kaczorek (Germany), Richard Seymour (UK), Radha Gyawali (Nepal), Sudanese comrades, Hernan Vargas (Venezuela), João Pedro Stedile (Brazil)

The Tortured Politics Behind the Persian Gulf Crisis

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
Saudi Arabia's puzzling effort to blacklist its tiny neighbor Qatar begs the question of who's really isolated in the Gulf. The attack on Qatar is part of Saudi Arabia’s aggressive new foreign policy that is being led by Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman. As Saudi Arabia’s “monarch in waiting,” Mohammed has launched a disastrous war in Yemen that’s killed more than 10,000 civilians and sparked a country-wide cholera epidemic there.

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Egyptian Regime Responds to Economic Crisis by Repressing Workers

Pino Dragoni il Manifesto
In the past 11 months, 151 workers and trade unionists have been arrested in Egypt and at least 2,691 have been fired taking legal strike actions. Repression of conflicts in the workplace has increased dramatically within the last few months, together with the worsening economic crisis. Recent economic and monetary policies have caused a dramatic deterioration in the living conditions of workers and the middle classes.
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