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Defender and Spearheads

Victor Grossman Berlin Bulletin 172
“If you want peace you must prepare for war," - despite its history, support for a growing and aggressive military finds many such rationalizations in today's Germany. Meanwhile, the peace movement continues to demand base closures.

Global Left Midweek - Left Parties Sort It Out

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Labour Party * Sinn Féin * Die Linke * Podemos * India Parties Unite Against CAB * Italian Dilemma * MAS, Bolivia * Iraqi CP * Québec Solidaire * Israel's Joint List * ... and Remembering Comrade Ben Turok

Global Left Midweek - December 4, 2019

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On this 50th anniversary of the assassination of proletarian internationalist Fred Hampton, a new radical student movement in Pakistan takes inspiration. News and analysis in the spirit of Chairman Fred: "I am a revolutionary."

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Fascism in Multiple Translations

Yuliya Komska Boston Review
Far-rightists glorify one nation united under one language, yet are adept at using translation to spread their politics. E-commerce behemoths like Amazon allow fascism in translation the reach and veneer of a successful global business venture.

Tidbits - Nov.14, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment Hearings Start; Bolivian Coup; Jack O'Dell Remembered; Greensboro Massacre; Berlin Wall; Take Action- Stop Rodney Reed Execution; Puerto Rico; Newsrooms Today; Next Climate Strike - Dec. 6

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Reader Comments: Impeachment Hearings Start; Bolivian Coup; Jack O'Dell Remembered; Greensboro Massacre; Berlin Wall; Cuba Solidarity with Africa; Take Action- Stop Rodney Reed Execution; Puerto Rico; Newsrooms Today; Next Climate Strike - Dec. 6...

Global Left Midweek - 1968 in 2019

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Worldwide Uprising! Election News from Bolivia, Canada and Germany! Reports from Hong Kong, Chile, Iraq, Kurdistan! And a Long Distance Runner Makes Her Stand for Historical Truth

Tidbits - Oct. 24, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment; AOC, Bernie; Young Voters, Democratic Socialism; Nuclear Weapons; Kurds; Peter Handke; Zuckerberg; Girls' Soccer; Lynchings map; Future of Warehouse Jobs; World Social Forum; more ...

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Reader Comments: Impeachment; AOC, Bernie; Young Voters Choosing Democratic Socialism; Nuclear Weapons; Kurds; Zuckerberg defense; Girls' Soccer Team Penalized; American Lynchings map; Future of Warehouse Jobs; World Social Forum; announcements ...

When German Unions Built Housing for the People

David O'Connell Jacobin
In postwar Germany, a cooperative run by trade unionists created Europe’s largest housing company. Building over 400,000 homes, “Neue Heimat” showed we don’t have to live on the terms dictated by landlords — we can take control for ourselves.

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

Tidbits - Sept. 19, 2019 - Reader Comments: Climate Strike demands; Immigrant detention; Labor movement - responses to Portside posts; Germany; Venezuela; China; Cuba; Lebanon; Russiagate; How to Help the Bahamas; Resources; Announcements; and more...

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Reader Comments: Climate Strike demands; Immigrant detention; Labor movement - responses to multiple Portside posts; Germany; Venezuela; China; Trade War; Cuba; Lebanon; Russiagate; How to Help the Bahamas; Resources; Announcements; and more...
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