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Global Left Midweek - Election News

Labor unrest, European elections, signs of a people's war in Myanmar, and a left perspective on vaxxing

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Massive protests demand democracy in Myanmar. Credit, Getty Images
  1. Center-Left Sweeps Norway
  2. More Euro Election News
  3. Protesting Afghan Women Face Taliban Violence
  4. Anti-Junta War Declared in Myanmar
  5. Xis Economic Course
  6. Labor Battlefronts
  7. Brazil-Wide Resistance
  8. Mobilizing Workers for Climate Justice
  9. A Left Perspective on Vaccine Passports
  10. Talking Union and Revolution in Sudan

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Center-Left Sweeps Norway

Blow By Blow  Frazer Norwell / The Local (Stockholm)

Socialist Left Party’s Plans  Camilla Einem / Norway Today (Oslo)

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The Left in Upcoming Euro Elections

Germany  Stefan Liebich interviewed by Andreas Günther / Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Berlin)

Russia  Dmitry Sidorov / openDemocracy (London)

Ireland  Céimin Burke / The Journal (Dublin)

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Protesting Afghan Women Face Taliban Violence

dpa / Deutsche Welle (Berlin)

Local media have reported the Taliban fired tear gas and used batons to break up the second day of protests demanding that women’s rights be protected.

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Anti-Junta War Declared in Myanmar

Shadow Government, People’s Defense Forces / Al Jazeera (Doha)

Junta Troops Killed / The Irrawaddy (Yangon)

Global Union Support / National Union of Public and General Employees (Nepean, Ontario)

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Xi’s Economic Course: Common Prosperity

The Basics Explained  Frank Tang / South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Party’s Overview  Yang Sheng and Cao Siqi / Global Times (Beijing)

Getting Tough With the Private Sector  Manoj Joshi / Observer Research Foundation (New Delhi)

Planning Without Democracy  Michael Roberts / The Next Recession (London)

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Labor Battlefronts

South Korea  Kap Seol / Jacobin (New York)

Guatemala  Giovanni Batz / NACLA Report (New York)

South Africa  Magnificent Mndebele / New Frame (Johannesburg)

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Brazil-Wide Resistance

Vinícius Segalla / Brasil de Fato (São Paulo)

On September 7, protests against the government of Jair Bolsonaro joined the well-known movement The Cry of the Excluded, which, for 27 years, has been a popular counterpoint to the official celebrations of Brazil’s Independence Day.

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Mobilizing Workers for Climate Justice

Jeremy Anderson / Global Labour Column (Johannesburg)

Mobilising the global labour movement for climate justice and just transition is one of the defining challenges of our times. However, for workers in many sectors, it is unclear how climate issues will affect them specifically, and how they should respond. 

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A Left Perspective on Vaccine Passports

John Clarke / Canadian Dimension (Winnipeg)

As the present global outbreak has spread through populations, it has followed the fault lines of social, racial and global inequality laid out for it by neoliberal capitalism. If coercive measures are taken by the state to try and increase levels of vaccination, what approach should the left take?

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Talking Union and Revolution in Sudan

Radio Dabanga (Amsterdam)

We interviewed Awadia Abbas, trade unionist and revolutionary activist. She spoke to us about her early political trade union activism, the start of the women’s union for food and beverage sellers, and her participation in the revolution.