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Global Left Midweek - November 14, 2018

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Crackdown in China, German Greens Surprise Vote, Domestic Workers to Congregate in Cape Town, UK Demos Hit Brexit and Fascists, Chile National Strike, Migrants Fill Rome Streets

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.

German History and Trump's Enablers

Richard E. Frankel History News Network
One of the most important lessons that German history has to offer is less about Hitler than about those around him, many of whom were not even Nazis. The enablers also bear responsibility.

Germany: Resisting the Nazis on the Shop Floor

Frederik Blauwhof Morning Star
Social deprivation following neoliberal austerity economics have fed the rise of the extreme right – a development which fascist elements in Germany are keen to exploit. The right-wing Afd won 15% of the union vote in the last elections.
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