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Global Left Midweek - August 26, 2020

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Argentinians across political lines issue anti-IMF manifesto, and reports from Canada, Germany, Greece, India, Philippines, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, and Zambia

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Walking the Tightrope: Latin America’s Pink Tide

Frederick B. Mills New Politics
The lessons of the Pink Tide of leftist and leftish governments in Latin America that marked much of the period following 1998 but were undone by rightist movements, US meddling, world economic crisis and internal weaknesses are aptly told....

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How to Save the World from Financialization

Gregory N. Heires Portside
Long before the 2008 financial collapse rocketing, debt and financial wizardry masked the deep underlying fragility of finance-led growth, with wages and productivity stagnating, inequality exploding and ecological systems teetering.

Guns? Yes. Masks? No. And Gestapo in Portland.

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
Only in the U.S.A. does a large section of the population think owning an assault weapon is a sacred right, but wearing a mask in a pandemic is a restriction on liberty.

How Palestine Advocates Can Support Black Struggle

Kristian Davis Bailey The Electronic Intifada
demonstration protsting police murder of George Floyd and other Black people Recent Black Lives Matter protests have sparked conversations about how to act in better solidarity with the Black struggle. How to move beyond rhetorical statements? How to address anti-Blackness among non-Black Arab communities?

Behind the Covid Numbers in Haiti

Jane Regan NACLA Report on the Americas
Making masks in Haiti The struggle to work with the people to protect everyone from the coronavirus cannot be done without linking it to the political struggle to get rid of the government and to work to change the country,

Black America: Beyond 1968 This Time

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
NYPD at recent demonstrations Loot the labor and very being of people of African descent. When they rise in response, resist, and give as little as possible. Then wait for things to “calm down” and take back as much as possible.
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