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Can the Yellow Vests Speak?

Édouard Louis Translation by David Broder Jacobin
France's elites were quick to condemn the gilets jaunes protesters as stupid and backward. But as novelist Édouard Louis writes, they're just standing up for their rights.

Global Left Midweek - October 17, 2018

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Youth for Africa, MST Leader on Brazil Elections, Prashad on China, French Communists Debate, Movements Meet in Colombia, Indonesia Cops Bust Anti-World Bank Meeting

Global Left Midweek - October 10, 2018

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Brazil Election: Landless Workers, Chomsky Meets Lula, French Left Leader, El Salvador Left vs Right, Transforming the UK, South Asia Women's Movements, Weekly Protest in Austria

Global Left Midweek - August 29, 2018

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Three Women, French Reds, Students and Workers in China, Swaziland Democracy, Guatemalans Fight Privatized Energy, Philippines Youth Rage Against Marcos Family

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Simone Weil, Meditations on a Corpse: Sketch for an Article

Simone Weil New Left Review
A pungent and exhaustive evaluation of the short-lived, pre-war popular front government of France, written on the heels of its demise by the brilliant French writer Simone Weil, with an introduction by the NLR editors.
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