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Global Left Midweek - December 4, 2019

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On this 50th anniversary of the assassination of proletarian internationalist Fred Hampton, a new radical student movement in Pakistan takes inspiration. News and analysis in the spirit of Chairman Fred: "I am a revolutionary."

Israeli Spyware Targeted Americans

Asa Winstanley The Electronic Intifada
An Israeli company enabled the hacking of American citizens’ phones – possibly including some belonging to government officials.

Kashmir on the Edge of the Abyss

Tariq Ali The New York Review of Books
Modi has said that what he is doing is the only rational “Kashmir solution.” For him, it is the final political solution, and if the Muslims of Kashmir object, they will simply be crushed.

The Rise of Global Authoritarianism

Mario Candeias Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung
Democracy is in crisis around the world, while authoritarianism is on the rise in a growing number of countries. Existing democratic institutions are hollowed out and increasingly unable to respond to the authoritarian wave.

There is Reason to Fear for the Safety of Every Kashmiri in India

Ather Zia Al Jazeera
Revoking Article 370 is the latest step in the BJP's plan to transform India into an unapologetically Hindu-only nation in which no other identity is welcomed. With that decree, India's president signed the death warrant of India's democracy.

Weaponizing Water in South Asia: World Needs a Water Treaty

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
The world has enough water for 7 billion people, but not if countries waste, hoard, or weaponize it. Ongoing tensions over Kashmir have transformed water into a national security issue for both India and Pakistan.

Global Left Midweek - June 19, 2019

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Marta Harnecker: Life and Work * Hong Kong x2 * Switzerland * Brazil * Nigeria * Barcelona* Pakistan's Revolutionary Rhythms

Indian Elections | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

Hasan analyzes the current state of politics in India and what it means to him as an Indian-American, with a focus on the country’s upcoming elections. Hasan discusses how recent conflicts with Pakistan, widespread economic issues under current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a resurgence of Hindu nationalism, and corruption scandals amongst major political parties in the country will play a role in determining the future, and the identity, of India.

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