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Global Left Midweek - August 1, 2018

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Total Shutdown in South Africa; Euro Left and Migration; Activism Under Duterte; Argentina vs IMF; Reproductive Rights Victories; Young Activists Go Electoral

America’s Indefensible Alliance With The Philippines

Rhonda Ramiro and Azadeh Shahshahani Huffington Post
Trump and Duterte The burgeoning alliance between President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appears destined to become the 21st century version of the Ronald Reagan-Ferdinand Marcos alliance.

Operation Pacific Eagle in the Philippines: Washington’s New Colonial War

Elliott Gabriel Minit Press News
Critics contend that Operation Pacific Eagle Philippines is aimed at strengthening Washington’s grip on the long-subjugated people of the Philippines, defeating a half-century leftist insurgency, and securing the country for the interests of U.S. multinational corporations.

How Duterte Sabotaged the Philippines Peace Process

Professor Jose Maria Sison teleSUR
Professor Jose Maria Sison, chief political consultant with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, questions whether President Rodrigo Duterte is still fit for office.
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