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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.

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Supporting Dictators is NOT Anti-Imperialism

Meredith Tax ROAR
Fed -up with the imperial adventures of their own western capitalist governments, some radicals wrongly side with foreign dictators in the name of anti-imperialism. The book under review aims to move beyond a disabling “the West and the rest” binary.

Global Left Midweek - March 20, 2019

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Worldwide Climate Protest, Algiers Upsurge, Stédile on Venezuela, Philippines Strike, Yellow Vests, Remembering Marielle, Ukraine Elections, Pakistani Women's Movement Under Attack

Neo-Nazis Are Gaining Power In Ukraine?

Michael Colborne The Bullet
Ukraine’s far-right is like a hydra, with ugly heads that pop-up far too frequently. Just within the last few weeks, an American-born cabinet minister thanked a group of violent neo-Nazi “activists” for their services.

Manafort Plea Fail Is Good News for Oligarchs

David Corn and Dan Friedman Mother Jones
Oleg Deripaska and Dmytro Firtash—and maybe other players in Russia and Ukraine—probably ought to be relieved that Manafort is talking to Mueller no more.

Tidbits - Aug. 9, 2018 - Reader Comments: Ron Dellums; What Trump Knew, When; Spike Lee; Boots Riley; Religious Freedom; Jewish Voice for Peace on Jeremy Corbyn; Nuclear Free Future Month; Resources; Announcements; and more...

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Reader Comments: Ron Dellums Remembered; What Trump Knew and When; Spike Lee; Boots Riley; Religious Freedom Under Trump; Israel-Ukraine; NATO; Jewish Voice for Peace on Jeremy Corbyn; Nuclear Free Future Month; Resources; Announcements; and more...

Israel is Arming Neo-Nazis in Ukraine

Asa Winstanley The Electronic Intifada
Ukrainian Nazis group leaders Israeli arms are being sent to a heavily armed neo-Nazi militia in Ukraine, The Electronic Intifada has learned.

Fire and Riddles at Hamburg G-20 Conference

Victor Grossman Portside
Victor Grossman reports from Germany, giving a European left perspective on the recently concluded G20 Summit in Hamburg. Was anything accomplished in polished conference rooms and luxurious hotel suites carefully protected from the wild, fiery street scenes? Was it worth hundreds of injured police officers and arrests and millions in damage? His answer: maybe.
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