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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.

A New Political Party in Poland Wants to 'Re-Christianize' Europe

Lidia Kurasinska openDemocracy
Father Tadeusz Rydzyk (left) Father Tadeusz Rydzyk, the ultra-rightist Catholic priest and entrepreneur, is seen as the driving force behind the new Polish party intent on rebuilding “Christian thought in Europe” and winning seats in the European parliament elections in May.

Global Left Midweek - September 26, 2018

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Brazilian Women Represent, Corbyn and Antisemitism, Cuba and Racism, Québec Solidaire, Left Unity in India, Poland's Rising Star, South African Workers Divided

Global Left Saturday - July 28, 2018

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Pakistan's Marxist MP, SE Asians vs. RCEP, Polish Amazon Workers, Open Letter from Mideast Women, So Africa Workers Summit, Post-Election Turkey

What Happened to Europe’s Left?

Jan Rovny The London School of Economics and Political Science Blog
Only a handful of European states are currently governed by left-wing governments, and several of the traditionally largest left-wing parties, such as the Socialist Party in France, have experienced substantial drops in support. Jan Rovny argues that while many commentators have linked the left’s decline to the late-2000s financial crisis, the weakening of Europe’s left reflects deep structural and technological changes that have reshaped European society, leaving left-wing parties out in the cold.
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