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Reds Electoral Blues, Crackdown in Zimbabwe, Podemos Splitting, Japans
Feminist Unions, Land Defenders in Canada] [https://portside.org/] 

 GLOBAL LEFT MIDWEEK - JANUARY 23, 2019  
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 January 23, 2019
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 _ Greece's SYRIZA Takes On Rightists, Palestine Left Regroups, India
Reds' Electoral Blues, Crackdown in Zimbabwe, Podemos Splitting,
Japan's Feminist Unions, Land Defenders in Canada _ 

 CPI(M) Leader Brinda Karat, Photo: Amit, hillpost.in 

 

	* Greece: The Looming Threat to Democracy
 	* Palestinian Left Regroups
 	* India's Communists and the 2019 Elections
 	* Zimbabwe: Union Leader Charged With Subversion
 	* Spain: The Trouble With Podemos
 	* Japan's Feminist Unions
 	* Land Defenders in Canada

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Greece: The Looming Threat to Democracy
[https://www.redpepper.org.uk/the-rights-looming-challenge-to-democracy-in-greece/]

_Dionysia Pitsili-Chatzi, Aris Spourdalakis, Jodi Dean, Leo
Panitch, and Hilary Wainwright_ / Red Pepper (London)

The New Democracy party now amplifies social tensions amidst a toxic
mixture of neoliberal and reactionary policies and outlandish
conspiracy claims. SYRIZA is the only force in the country with the
political capacity to overmatch the far right that has been coming to
power elsewhere. 

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Palestinian Left Regroups
[http://imemc.org/article/leftist-factions-unite-to-form-the-palestinian-national-democratic-assembly/]

IMEMC News (West Bank)

The newly established  Palestinian National Democratic Assembly is
composed of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP),
the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), the
Palestinian National Initiative (PNI), the Palestinian People’s
Party (PPP), the Palestinian Democratic Union (FIDA), and several
independent political leaders.

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India's Communists and the 2019 Elections
[https://www.thetricontinental.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/190107_Dossier_12_EN_Final_Web.pdf]

_Brinda Karat_ / Tricontinental (New Delhi)

People’s mobilisations and the growing unity among a range of
organisations working among the kisans [farmers] and workers that have
forced political parties to recognise the discontent brewing across
the country and all have now started speaking about the issues raised
by these mobilisations.

 

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Zimbabwe: Union Leader Charged With Subversion
[https://www.zimlive.com/2019/01/zctu-secretary-general-japhet-moyo-arrested-charged-with-subversion/]

_Reuters_ / ZimLive (Harare)

Japhet Moyo was seized exactly a week after the Zimbabwe Congress of
Trade Unions called for a stay-at-home strike to protest a
“provocative” 150 percent fuel price increase.

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Spain: The Trouble With Podemos
[https://jacobinmag.com/2019/01/podemos-iglesias-errejon-split-elections?fbclid=IwAR2WEEIqSErxGpFXsvgqjYP-tzzXndAMQWp_1V6Sh3tIBVvJRSXFggwt3Ls]

_Eoghan Gilmartin interviews Antonio Maestre_ / Jacobin (New York) 

While focusing on the concrete questions that define the material
welfare of the working class: labor struggles, increasing the minimum
wage, energy poverty, rent controls, etc., Podemos also seems to have
put to one side all the rhetorical and symbolic strategies associated
with populism, which at one time defined the party. 

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Japan's Feminist Unions
[https://unionist.com/blogs/unionist/the-rise-of-feminist-labor-unions-in-japan?fbclid=IwAR1UZS2B5Q1bk-19XxZoV2ipCyCpj0vi4c3PNVnqir1jGB3BnOuHG3iajQg]

_Shaun Richman_ / Unionist (Rochester)

Starting in the 1990’s, a group of activists started new women-only
unions to compete with the official unions and advocate for their
members’ rights at work and in society.

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Land Defenders in Canada
[https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2019/01/10/Not-What-Reconciliation-Looks-Like/]

_Zoë Ducklow_ / The Tyee (Vancouver)

RCMP raids in Wet’suwet’en territory can’t bring justice,
reconciliation or a better future, Neskonlith chief Judy Wilson says.

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