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Global Left Midweek - April 17, 2019

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Sudan * Algeria * Indonesia * Islam and the Left * Cuba and Venezuela * UK Labour Leader Remembered * Turkey * Auto Strike Wins in Hungary * Showdown for the Amazon * Global Bern

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

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Indonesia's Textile Workers Face a Tough Battle for Severance Pay

Laura Villadiego Equal Times
Big brands have refused for decades to take responsibility for the payment of workers’ settlements when their suppliers close, even though they are often directly responsible for the sustainability of the factories.

Tidbits - November 2, 2017 - Reader Comments: U.S. Troops in Africa; Indonesian Slaughter; Puerto Rico Recovery; NAACP: Avoid Flying American Airlines; Stevie Wonder; Japanese Internment - Exhibit, Film, Lessons for Today; and more...

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Reader Comments: U.S. Armed Forces in Africa - Why?; 1965 Indonesia Slaughter; Puerto Rico Recovery, by Puerto Ricans; Whitefish Energy Scandal; NAACP Urges Black Passengers to Avoid Flying American Airlines; Stevie Wonder Sang the National Anthem on His Knees; Lost Mural by Secret Communist Unearthed; Abortion Resources; Then They Came For Me - Chicago exhibit until November 19; Join George Takei for premiere of "And Then They Came for Us"; and more.....

Tidbits - October 26, 2017 - Reader Comments: Superstorm Sandy - March for Climate Action Now; Institutions Financing White Nationalism; Che Guevara; Balfour Declaration; Harvey Weinstein; Indonesian Slaughter; announcements; and more...

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Reader Comments: 5th Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy-March for Climate Action Now; I Hate When They Say "He gave his life for his country"-Adm Gene Larocque; Che Guevara; Harvey Weinstein’s Crimes; Solidarity with Striking Workers at Charter/Spectrum

Files Expose U.S. Role in 1965 Indonesia Slaughter

Morning Star
Newly declassified documents reveal the extent of US government knowledge and support of Indonesia's 1965 anti-Communist massacre. Estimates of the number executed range from between 100,00 to 1,000,000.

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Indonesia: Global tTade Unions and NGOs back PepsiCo-linked Palm Oil Workers

Nithin Coca Equal Times
The Indonesian union OPPUK (Organisasi Penguatan dan Pengembangan Usaha-Usaha Kerakyatan) representing palm oil workers indirectly employed by PepsiCo and the Teamsters in the United States representing about 200,000 PepsiCo workers in North America reaffirmed their solidarity in a shared fight for global labor and human rights.

Organizers Say Quaint Baltimore Seafood Business Masks Shocking Labor Abuses

Bruce Vail In These Times
The signature dish at its restaurants is the famed Maryland-style crab cake, and its dining rooms feature models of antique fishing boats and romanticized images of the bay watermen culture that is fading fast. But organizers say it’s mostly fake—a cover story for a rapacious, globalized business that preys on poor Indonesian women to extract rich profits for its U.S. owners.

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Organizers Say Quaint Baltimore Seafood Business Masks Shocking Labor Abuses

Bruce Vail Working In These Times
Phillips Seafood is a Baltimore-based company famous for its crabs. Global and US unions want to make it infamous for its treatment of low-paid women workers. Phillips moved its Indonesian production from urban to rural mini-plants in order to inhibit access to labor law protections and unionization efforts. Closer to home, the company is a major opponent of attempts to raise the minimum wage.

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A Life Beyond Boundaries

Joshua Kurlantzick The Guardian
This memoir is last book written by the late Benedict Anderson, whose Imagined Communities (1983) was a major contribution to the modern understanding of the nation-state and of nationalism. As Joshua Kurlantzick shows, Anderson's life was as rich as his scholarship was provocative.
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