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Global Left Midweek - October 31, 2018

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Walden Bello on Brazil, India Farmers Fightback, Cuba's Constitutional Moment, Qu├ębec Solidaire Breaks Out, Mexican Labor Realigns, Scots Women Workers Hit the Streets

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French Workers Are Being Steamrolled by Macron, but They Could Learn a Thing or Two From India's Farmers

Vijay Prashad AlterNet
Indian farmers - carrying the Red Flag of the Kisan Sabha and the Communist movement - used the technique of the mahapadav (sit in) to stop local governments from operating and to paralyze the state. This forced the neoliberal government to negotiate. Perhaps if the French workers hear about this struggle and its victory, it might inspire them in their own battles against anti-labor laws.
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