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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)
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