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Global Left Midweek - December 19, 2018

Budapest Fills the Streets, Disability Rights in NZ, Belgian Workers Party, Uruguay's Ex-President Reflects, NGOs and Women's Rights in Africa, Québec Solidaire On the Move

Interview: From Freedom Fighter to President

José (Pepe) Mujica was President of Uruguay from 2010 to 2015. A former Tupamaros freedom fighter, he was detained by the dictatorship between 1973 and 1985. Mujica discusses his philosophy of life, politics and justice.

10 Disruptors: People Who Really Shook Up the System in 2013

Don Hazen AlterNet
In a bleak year filled with bad news, people from Edward Snowden to Elizabeth Warren were brave enough to shake up the establishment. "Fighting the power," as people used to say, is no easy task. Victories are hard to come by and can quickly slide away because the power establishment of money, lobbying, lawyers, PR machines and out-and-out corruption are like Neil Young's rust: they never sleep.
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