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33 Zimbabwean Trade Unionists Arrested Ahead of Nation-wide Protests

People's Dispatch
Police assaulted union members before arresting the president and general secretary of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions. Unionists have accused current President Mnangagwa of trying to implement neoliberal policies in favour of big business.

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12 Rules for Spitting on the Poor

Noah Berlatsky Dollars & Sense
A survey of a dozen self-help books reveals a genre with an ideological axe to grind: it’s not the system that needs changing, it’s you.

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The Evolution of Neoliberalism in Tunisia 1980-2017

Edna Bonhomme New Socialist
While the Arab uprisings of 2011 have been in a lull, the tentacles of capitalism continue to mutate in Tunisia. The Arab Spring was a mass movement to topple a dictator but it was strengthened by the self-activity of labour. Not only did they directly challenge capital but they helped to convert the decades of lethargy and state domination of the UGTT into a more active union.

Jeremy Corbyn's Geneva Speech in Full

Jeremy Corbyn Morning Star
British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking in Geneva in honor of International Human RIghts Day cited the need to: Build a new social and economic system with human rights and justice at its core. Deliver climate justice and a better way to live together on this planet. Recognise the humanity of refugees and offer them a place of safety. Work for peace, security and understanding. The survival of our common humanity requires nothing less.

Honduras in Flames

Aaron Schneider and Rafael R. Ioris NACLA
The chaos surrounding last week’s presidential elections in Honduras reflects a rightwing consolidation of power in the country, abetted by the United States.

Reading "Politics in a Time of Crisis" - A View from the Left

Duane Campbell Democratic Left
Podemos has created a new form of struggle based in large part on the ideas of people working in the tradition of Gramsci. Iglesias argued that as the broad mass of people were not engaging in politics through the existing parties, the left had to go where the people were. This was a war of ideology and of position.
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