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Insular, Controversial Picks for Nobel Literature Laureates

Jennifer Wilson The Nation
Next year, says the reviewer, the Nobel Committee for Literature should look beyond Europe. Despite the differences between awardees Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke, they both reflect a divided Europe as viewed only from within its borders.

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Convergence On the Right

Cathy Nugent Workers' Liberty
As the far right grows world-wide through the confluence of traditional conservatives, authoritarian elements, white nationalists and previously marginal fascists, its sway makes struggles against capital problematic. A new book charts alternatives.

German Elections: Mixed Joy and Great Sorrow

Victor Grossman Portside
With many, it was less joy than sighs of relief; neither Saxon nor Brandenburg voters gave the far-right, fascist-leaning Alternative for Germany (AfD) the Number One position it had hungered for.

We Need to Win Our People Back - Lessons from the French Left

Interview with Elsa Faucillon and Éric Coquerel; b Fabien Escalona and Pauline Graulle; Translation by David Broder Jacobin
French workers' top electoral choice isn't Marine Le Pen, but abstention. To mobilize their support, the Left needs to look beyond the workplace alone - and answer a deeper mood of alienation.

Tidbits - July 25, 2019 - Reader Comments: GOP Destroying Democracy; Puerto Rico Rises and WINS; Jackie Robinson, Paul Robeson and Colin Kaepernick; Iran; Europe's Right; Citizens United; What to Do When ICE Shows Up; Angela Davis and Black Lawyers; more

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Reader Comments: GOP Destroying Democracy; Puerto Rico Rises and WINS; Jackie Robinson, Paul Robeson and Colin Kaepernick; Iran; Europe's Right; Citizens United; What to Do When ICE Shows Up; Angela Davis and Black Lawyers; and more ...

Barcelona's Occupy Mayor Wins a Second Term

Elia Gran The Indypendent
Three weeks after appearing to lose her re-election bid, Barcelona's leftist mayor Ada Colau won another four-year term Saturday. Barcelona was not the only city that had elected a "municipalist" government.

Global Left Midweek - May 29 2019

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Post-Election Pandemonium! EU, India, South Africa, Israel, Iraq - and national strike in Sudan, suppression of Marxists in China, climate kids call on adults, Yellow Vests' inside baseball, and the workers of the world!

Global Left Midweek - May Day 2019

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Opposing rallies in Venezuela, May Day in Europe, unions send a message to Spanish Socialist Party, reports from all over.
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