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 GLOBAL LEFT MIDWEEK - DECEMBER 26, 2018  
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 December 26, 2018
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 _ Rovaja and US Troops, New South Africa Party, Brexit Blues,
Albanian Students, Sudan Insurgency, Repression in Colombia and Brazil
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 Sudan: Demonstrations erupted on December 19 following a hike in the
price of bread and shortages of fuel , AP Photo 

 

	* Syria: The Rojava Revolution Was Made By a Struggling People
 	* South Africa: NUMSA Launches Party
 	* UK: Making Sense of Brexit's Deep Divisions
 	* Albania: Escalation of Students’ Protests
 	* Sudan Insurgency
 	* Killing Fields of Colombia and Brazil

Syria: The Rojava Revolution Was Made By a Struggling People
[https://www.redpepper.org.uk/the-rojava-revolution-was-made-by-a-struggling-people-not-american-bombs/?fbclid=IwAR123SlzzPqIM-wqPZOui2ZKH9qbBhSm45diudgY3LclcgbB1awP-alTj-A]

_Matt Broomfield_ / Red Pepper (London)

Many Western and international leftists are crowing over peace as
though peace will now come or sneering at the Kurds for “refusing to
learn from their mistakes” and accepting American air cover in their
death-struggle against Daesh. 

 

 

South Africa: NUMSA Launches Party
[https://www.iol.co.za/mercury/opinion/opinion-real-choices-for-the-electorate-in-2019-18576016]

_Imraan Buccus_ / The Mercury (Durban)

The Socialist Revolutionary Workers’ Party (SRWP) is now in
business. In South African left circles, miners’ leader Irvin Jim is
now the center of gravity.

 

 

UK: Making Sense of Brexit's Deep Divisions
[https://www.transform-network.net/blog/article/a-kind-of-blue/]

_Vasilios Ioakimidis _/ transform! Europe (Vienna)

While political passions run extraordinarily high, the shape and scope
of UK’s leave from the EU seems to be more uncertain than ever.

Albania: Escalation of Students’ Protests
[https://www.balcanicaucaso.org/eng/Areas/Albania/Escalation-of-students-protests-in-Albania-191722]

_Gentiola Madhi_ / Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - Transeuropa
(Rovereto, Italy)

The Albanian government refuses to abolish the law on higher
education, after two weeks of peaceful demonstrations.

Sudan Insurgency
[https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/sudan-trade-unions-call-march-presidency-protests-grow-181224180823180.html]

_Arwa Ibrahim_ / Al Jazeera (Doha, Qatar)

Opposition groups claim that at least 22 people have been killed in
the unrest that has swept across the north African country.

Killing Fields of Colombia and Brazil
[https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/12/20/colombias-killing-fields/]

_Eric Draitser_ / CounterPunch (Petrolia CA)

At least ten indigenous people were murdered in Colombia just in the
last week. In Brazil, Bolsonaro represents a unique threat to
activists from all spheres, especially indigenous and peasant
communities.

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