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Eduardo Galeano: Not So Elementary, My Dear Watson

Eduardo Galeano tomdispatch.com
The Life and Death of Words, People, and Even Nature: From Walking Libraries and a God Named “Word” to What Sherlock Holmes Never Said. Passages excerpted from Eduardo Galeano’s new book, Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History (Nation Books).

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Walking the Tightrope: Latin America’s Pink Tide

Frederick B. Mills New Politics
The lessons of the Pink Tide of leftist and leftish governments in Latin America that marked much of the period following 1998 but were undone by rightist movements, US meddling, world economic crisis and internal weaknesses are aptly told....

Global Left Midweek - July 29, 2020

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EU confronted on climate justice! Two takes on the Nicaraguan government! Bolivia! Bulgaria! The power of protest music... and more

On Sovereignties and Solidarities

Julio César Guanche Zaldívar and Sara Kozameh NACLA
slogan painted on wall in Cuba The United States must abandon Cold War-era foreign policies and accept that Cuba is a sovereign nation free to define its political future— even if that means continuing socialism.

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Populism of the Left?

Federico Finchelstein Critique & Praxis
A prominent scholarly critic of the Far Right and its populist pretensions weighs in on an equally problematic stance: the unfortunate valorization of a left populist orientation.

Whoever Wins this Election, All of Guyana Loses

Moses Bhagwan and Eusi Kwayana National Workers Union
Ten days after the Guyanese election, returns have still not been released; and today the head of Guyana's Supreme Court has ordered a partial recount of votes. Two veteran Guyanese politicians call for the creation of a government of national unity.
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