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 		 [Pakistans Marxist MP, SE Asians vs. RCEP, Polish Amazon Workers,
Open Letter from Mideast Women, So Africa Workers Summit,
Post-Election Turkey] [https://portside.org/] 

 GLOBAL LEFT SATURDAY - JULY 28, 2018  
[https://portside.org/2018-07-28/global-left-saturday-july-28-2018] 

 

 July 28, 2018
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 _ Pakistan's Marxist MP, SE Asians vs. RCEP, Polish Amazon Workers,
Open Letter from Mideast Women, So Africa Workers Summit,
Post-Election Turkey _ 

 Planning session in progress at Working Class Summit, / SAFTU 

 

	* A MARXIST IN THE PAKISTAN PARLIAMENT
 	* SE ASIANS UNITING AGAINST RCEP
 	* POLISH AMAZON WORKERS RESIST
 	* MIDEAST WOMEN TARGET VIOLENCE
 	* SOUTH AFRICA WORKING CLASS SUMMIT
 	* POST-ELECTION TURKEY

ELECTIONS IN PAKISTAN: ALI WAZEER, A MARXIST IN THE PARLIAMENT
DOMINATED BY FEUDAL AND CAPITALISTS

_Farooq Tariq _/ Europe Solidaire Sans Frontières
[https://www.europe-solidaire.org/spip.php?article45454](Montreuil)

A central committee member of the Pakistani Marxist group The Struggle
has won a seat in the national parliament with 23,530 votes. His
closest rival from the religious alliance MMA got 7,515. The group has
joined Lahore Left Front, a united platform of several Left groups and
parties.

SOUTHEAST ASIA: ORGANIZATIONS OPPOSE SECRETIVE NEGOTIATIONS AROUND
RCEP TRADE AGREEMENT

_Pavan Kulkarni _/ Newsclick.in (New Delhi)
[https://newsclick.in/organizations-oppose-secretive-negotiations-around-rcep-trade-agreement]

Representatives of nearly 80 civil society organizations, trade
unions, peasant organizations, indigenous rights movements and
academicians from different countries gathered in Bangkok to oppose
the provisions in the mega free trade agreement – Regional
Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

‘STOP TREATING US LIKE DOGS!’ WORKER RESISTANCE AT AMAZON IN
POLAND

_Amazon Workers and Supporters_ / Pluto Press
[https://www.plutobooks.com/blog/worker-resistance-amazon-poland/](London)

When Amazon arrived in Poland, it was attracted by cheap labour costs
and strict union laws. Little did it know that the high-pressure
working conditions it institutes would produce wildcat strikes and
cross-border solidarities amongst its Polish workforce.

MIDEAST: OPEN LETTER ON HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AGAINST WOMEN

_Feminist and Human Rights Organizations and Human Rights Defenders_ /
Equality Now [https://www.equalitynow.org/open_letter_whrd] (London)

We, the undersigned, women human rights organization, activists and
human right defenders from the Arab region and Maghreb, would like to
express our concern and fear over the recent crackdown in Saudi Arabia
and Egypt.

SOUTH AFRICA: WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT MUST BE INDEPENDENT – SAFTU

_Patrick Craven _/ Politicsweb
[http://politicsweb.co.za/documents/working-class-movement-must-be-independent--saftu]
(Johannesburg)

Representatives from over 147 South African working-class formations
represented by 1,000 delegates assembled to unite workplace and
community struggles.

TURKISH ELECTIONS, LOOMING FASCISM AND LEFT POLITICS

_Baris Karaagac _/ Socialist Project
[https://socialistproject.ca/2018/07/turkish-elections-looming-fascism-and-left-politics/](Toronto)

The failure of a reinvigorated opposition to dethrone Erdogan and a
likely more authoritarian – or worse – fascist future have exposed
the necessity for a different kind of politics on the left.

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