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Subject Global Left Midweek - Storm Centers!
Date October 24, 2019 12:00 AM
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GLOBAL LEFT MIDWEEK - STORM CENTERS!  
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October 23, 2019
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_ Furious mass protests in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe,
election news with left parties in play, and more! _

Protesters throw projectiles at police during the fifth night of
unrest in Santiago, Chile’s capital, Photograph: Pedro
Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images

 

* Haiti: from Truthout
* Lebanon: Video from Peoples Dispatch
* Chile: from AFP
* Guinea: from Deutsche Welle
* Rojava: from Middle East Eye
* Ecuador: from Slate
* Catalonia: from Green Left Weekly
* Sudan: from Reuters
* Elections: Bolivia, Quebec, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay
* Two New Left Journals for Africa

 

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Haiti: Pro-Democracy Movement Swells
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_Frances Madeson_ / Truthout (Sacramento)

A movement birthed in the shantytowns of Port-au-Prince has now
swelled to broad swaths of the populace in all 10 of Haiti’s
geographical departments. 

 

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Video: Lebanon Uprising
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Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)

Jana Nakhal of the Lebanese Communist Party talks about the resilience
and steadfastness of the people of Lebanon, the history of organizing
that led to the current protests, and the way forward.

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Chile: From the Streets to the Workplaces
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AFP (Paris)

The protest violence -- widespread looting, arson and clashes with the
20,000 security forces deployed on the streets -- is the worst to hit
Chile since the country's return to democracy after the 1973-1990
rightwing dictatorship led by General Augusto Pinochet. (NOTE: _More
details on strikes and protests in Chile are HERE
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Guinea: Protests and Repression
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_Karim Kamara_ / Deutsche Welle (Berlin)

Police opened fire on demonstrators opposing a new constitution that
could allow President Alpha Conde to run for a third term.

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Rojava Defends Its Project
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_Direnc Balik and Heba Nasser_ / Middle East Eye (London)

The Kurdish YPG's battle with Islamic State, with men and women from a
multitude of different religious and ethnic groups fighting side by
side, made them highly popular around the world.

(NOTE: _Russia and Turkey have announced an agreement whereby the
Syrian border guard will remove and replace YPG forces on Syria's
northeast border. See more details HERE
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Ecuador's Unlikely Revolution
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_Stephen K. Hirst_ / Slate (New York)

Indigenous communities and social movements stood up to the president
and the IMF—and won.

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Catalonia: Tsunami of Protest
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_Dick Nichols_ / Green Left Weekly (Sydney)

They occupied Barcelona airport, imposed road blocks on major
highways, demonstrated in huge numbers outside Spanish government
offices and began “Marches for Freedom” on Barcelona from five
provincial cities.

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Sudan: Tens of Thousands Rally
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_Khalid Abdelaziz_ / Reuters (London)

Demonstrators in Khartoum and other cities called for the former
ruling party to be dissolved and for ex-officials to be put on trial.

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Election News

BOLIVIA
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NewsClick (New Delhi)

QUEBEC
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_Daniel LeBlanc_ / The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

CANADA
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Slaughter / _CTV News (Toronto)

ARGENTINA
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_Dacil Lanza _/ Il Manifesto Global (Rome)

URUGUAY
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/ teleSUR (Caracas)

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Welcome Two New Left Journals in Africa

A RADICAL JOURNAL AND INSTITUTE FOR SWAZILAND
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Nxumalo_ / Review of African Political Economy (London)

INTRODUCING THE KENYA SOCIALIST
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Stiftung East Africa Office (Dar es Salaam)

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