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Latin America: The Conservative Offensive and the Return of Class War: Interview with Franck Gaudichaud

[PDF][Print]Originally published in VientoSur 
English translation by Héctor A. Rivera for No Border News and PuntoRojo magazine
Several countries in Latin America are currently . . .

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The undying revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa

[PDF][Print]Gilbert Achcar is a Professor of Development Studies and International Relations at SOAS University of London. He is the author of numerous books on the Middle East, including The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising and Morbid . . .

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Explaining the 2019 Social Rebellion in Chile

[PDF][Print]The roots of the current social explosion in Chile can be found in the 17-year dictatorship headed by General Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990), who took power after a bloody military coup backed by Washington. The armed forces . . .

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“Letter Against US Imperialism” Damages Left by Supporting Iranian Regime Against a Popular Uprising

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A “Letter Against U.S. Imperialism” has been circulating in leftist circles. It views the protests in Iran in a reductionist manner and unequivocally rejects them.
The Letter has been signed globally by well-known leftist organizations, activists and . . .

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Book Review: Paradoxical Politics of Protest in China

[PDF][Print]Teresa Wright, Popular Protest in China, Polity Press, Cambridge, UK, 2018
and
Jessica Chen Weiss, Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations, Oxford University Press, 2014.
Teresa Wright’s concise but comprehensive overview, Popular Protest in China, has only become . . .

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Who’s Who in Latin America’s Upheaval

[PDF][Print]Latin America is experiencing an abrupt change generated by enormous confrontations between the dispossessed and the privileged. This confrontation includes both revolts by the people and reactions by the oppressors.
The October Revolts
The uprising in Chile is . . .

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Stand by the Protesters in Iran!

[PDF][Print]“We are protesting against problems in the whole system in general. We reached a crisis where we noticed that the system cannot handle it anymore.”
— a protester in Chile.
Our world is on fire. Not only forests . . .

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The Politics of Citizenship Registration in India from the Perspective of a Bengali Refugee

[PDF][Print]Human beings have been repeatedly subjected to mass displacement and migration due to war, strife and conflict originating on the grounds of religion, race or ethnicity. If a “sneak peak” is taken into the pages of . . .

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French Unions, Yellow Vests Converge, Launch General Strike Today

[PDF][Print](Montpellier, France) On the eve of an “unlimited” (open-ended) General Strike called for Dec. 5, more and more unions and protest groups are pledging join in.
Two things are unusual about this strike. The first is that . . .

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Filling in the Rank-and-File Strategy

[PDF][Print]The rank-and-file strategy continues to be a topic of both debate and practice. This is enormously encouraging news. When I encountered the rank-and-file strategy as a young labor activist, the fact that activists were even talking . . .

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Warren’s Plan to Address White Nationalism is an Expression of Neoliberalism: We Can Do Better

[PDF][Print]Last week, Senator Elizabeth Warren released her plan to address white nationalism as part of her Democratic primary campaign. The recent spate of terror attacks accompanied by a manifesto or . . .

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“Joker” and the Crisis of Capitalism

[PDF][Print]The idea of the Batman franchise being associated with expressions of popular discontent is something which has already become familiar to us, thanks to Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises and the responses it generated, including . . .

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“Agreement for Social Peace,” an Agreement for the Few: Towards an Agreement for the Many

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The Set-Up
Last week Piñera’s government went from receiving the lowest public approval of any government in Chile’s modern history to a breath of fresh air with the passing of the controversial “El ACUERDO DE . . .

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French Yellow Vests Celebrate First Birthday, Converge With Planned Labor Strikes

[PDF][Print]Montpellier, France, Nov. 18, 2019
 
This weekend the Yellow Vests celebrated their first birthday, with convivial barbeques on traffic circles (roundabouts) all over France followed by direct actions like liberating tollbooths. Although number of protestors has declined . . .

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Chiaroscuro of Political Panels: Marji and Munnu Come of Age

[PDF][Print]Sabrina, a graphic novel by Nick Drnaso, is the first graphic novel to be long listed for the Man Booker Prize in the award’s long history. It came as a surprise to many of the loyalists . . .

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Unrest in West Papua

[PDF][Print]Resistance to the Indonesian government continues in West Papua, and it has a history.
Shortly after declaring independence in 1961, following the departure of the Dutch (who controlled the region), West Papua was invaded by Indonesian forces—Indonesia . . .

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Thirty Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

[PDF][Print]Remember when the Berlin Wall came down? I do.
Glued to TVs in DeKalb, Illinois, my college friends and I watched in envy and amazement as the young Berliners on our screens swarmed all over that unholy . . .

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Frank Gaudichaud: “We are at the beginning of the end of neoliberalism in Chile”

Franck Gaudichaud is a specialist of contemporary Chile, president of the association France Amerique Latine and member of the editorial board of Contretemps. He is a political scientist and teaches Latin American history at the University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France. Here he develops several hypothesis bout Chile and the development of the current mobilization which has been ongoing since mid-October.

Bolivia: Evo’s Fall, the Fascist Right, and the Power of Memory

[PDF][Print]After nearly 14 years in power, the government of Evo Morales fell in a little less than a month, due to allegations of fraud and the desire to remain in power. Previously, Morales was a campesino . . .

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Members of the Professional Staff Congress should vote no on the proposed agreement with City University of NY

[PDF][Print]Editor’s note: Members of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), the union representing professional staff and faculty at City University of New York (CUNY), are voting on a proposed agreement, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)  with CUNY.   . . .

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In support of the Professional Staff Congress/City University of NY tentative agreement: Vote yes

[PDF][Print]Editor’s note: Members of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), the union representing professional staff and faculty at City University of New York (CUNY), are voting on a proposed agreement, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)  with CUNY.   . . .

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