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Signs of Hope – A continuing series August 29, 2019

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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Gewerkschaftler suggested this recently:

I suggest this blog should have a regular (weekly) slot where people can post happenings at the personal or political level that gives them hope that we’re perhaps not going to hell in a handbasket as quickly as we thought. Or as the phlegmatic Germans put it “hope dies last”.

Any contributions this week?

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1. Tomboktu - August 30, 2019

Does this count: “Tory grandee Ken Clarke: I’d be prepared to back Jeremy Corbyn as caretaker PM”?

(The headline is from Sky News, though.)

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Alibaba - August 30, 2019

Quite so. And ‘John Major joins legal fight to block Johnson suspending UK parliament’ according to Irish Times headline, though legal challenges can easily go amiss.

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2. tafkaGW - August 30, 2019

Great antifa demo (#unteilbar = unsplittable) took place in Dresden, home of Pegida last Saturday.

About 40k people attended, from trades unionists to a large Fridays for Future block (system change not climate change!).

Just as the AfD or similar racist / xenophobic blocks are likely to be with us for some time, the antifascist alliance is diverse and solid.

One trades unionist banner had a picture of Berlin after the liberation in 1945 with a slogan “Failed Monoculture”.

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