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Global Left Midweek - November 7, 2018

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Google Walkout, Revolutionary Rojava, Brazil Left Unites, Italy's Dilemma, Left Populist Path in Canada, Africa's Marxist Era, Latin Pink Tide Aftermath

Tidbits - Oct. 25, 2018 - Reader Comments: GOTV Phonebanks, Voter Suppression, 2018 elections; Trump Conspiracy with Saudis; Migrant Caravan; Syria; Marx in Music; Solidarity with Cuba; Announcements - NYC, Berkeley; and more ....

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Reader Comments: GOTV Phonebanks for People of Color Voters; Voter Suppression, 2018 elections; Trump Conspiracy with Saudis; Migrant Caravan; Syrian Civil War; Marx in Music; Solidarity with Cuba; Announcements - New York and Berkeley; and more ...

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Seymour Hersh: He Got the Story

Michael Hirsch Jacobin
Veteran journalist Seymour Hersh has gotten a few things wrong over his career. But his memoir shows a reporter with broad and brave consistency, exposing one atrocity and cover-up by the forces of American imperial power after another.

Syria’s Long War Will Be Decided in These Three Theaters

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy In Focus
As a bloody siege looms over Idlib, the U.S. is digging into the east, and conflict between Iran and Israel may put Syria in the crosshairs. Turkey will have to eventually withdraw from Syria; Israel will eventually have to come to terms with Iran...

US Military Document Reveals How the West Opposed a Democratic Syria

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed Le Monde diplomatique
US documents reveal that although wanting a Syrian regime change, officials thought it was highly unlikely to actually happen — and hoped that if President Bashar al-Assad was overthrown, he would not be replaced by an opposition-led Syrian democracy

Making Sense of U.S. Moves in the Middle East

Rebecca Gordon Tom Dispatch
There is a new ménage-à-quatre in the region, bringing Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the United States ever closer. And...an unexpected fifth player lurking in the shadows: Russia.

Rojava, a Socialist-Feminist Bastion in Syria, is Under Siege

Meredith Tax The Indypendent
In the middle of a war zone, despite constant attack and a Turkish and Iraqi-Kurdish economic blockade which has cut off access to sufficient food, medical supplies, and electricity, the four million people of Rojava are trying to build a new kind of feminist democratic politics.

Amid Missiles and Bombs in Damascus

Jeff Klein Consortium News
walls painted with bombs in Syria Not so far back, those who opposed the Iraq War were smeared as supporters of Saddam Hussein, a charge that honest anti-war activists easily dismissed. Defending Syria from foreign aggression and advocating the right of Syrians to choose their own future apparently makes one an “Assad apologist"...
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