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Can We Demilitarize U.S. Policy in Africa?

Elizabeth Schmidt, William Minter Responsible Statecraft
The House passed a bill that sounds good, but doesn’t end Washington's failed, militarized approach or get to root problems.

Global Left Midweek - August 26, 2020

Portside
Argentinians across political lines issue anti-IMF manifesto, and reports from Canada, Germany, Greece, India, Philippines, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, and Zambia

China & the US: 21st Century's "Great Game"

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
For China, the global war for influence is about trading partners. For the U.S., it could mean something more volatile. China recently softened its language toward the U.S., stressing peaceful co-existence.

Arab Workers And The Struggle For Democracy

Joel Beinin Jacobin
Since 2011, Arab labor organizations and left parties have been central to movements for democracy and social justice in the Middle East. Frequently overlooked in Western media coverage...they’ve carried on this fight against tremendous odds.

“I Was Fired for Helping Julian Assange, and I Have No Regrets”

An interview with Fidel Narvaez Jacobin
Jacobin talks to Fidel Narvaez, the ousted Ecuadorian diplomat who handled Julian Assange’s case about why Lenín Moreno caved to international pressure, broke his promises, and gave Assange up to British authorities.

Global Left Midweek - October 17, 2018

Portside
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 - August 1, 2018

Portside
Total Shutdown in South Africa; Euro Left and Migration; Activism Under Duterte; Argentina vs IMF; Reproductive Rights Victories; Young Activists Go Electoral

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A Modern Greek Tragedy Foretold

Bennet Baumer The Indypendent
Greece's former finance minister under the radical Syriza government offers a revealing tell-all about modern capitalism through his battles over Greece’s debt with the “Troika”: the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB), and eventually with his own prime minister.

The New Global Financial Cold War

Michael Hudson / Bonnie Faulkner CounterPunch
The world is being split into two halves: the U.S. dollar orbit, and countries that the U.S. cannot control and whose officials are not on the U.S. payroll, so to speak.
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