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Signs of Hope – A continuing series November 15, 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. tafkaGW - November 15, 2019

That the Spanish elections convinced the PSOE and Podemos Unidos to form the core of a coalition PDQ.

Leftish governments in the whole of the Iberian peninsula could be vital in the coming battles over fiscal policy and green government spending within the EU.

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2. FergusD - November 15, 2019

But will that be a ‘leftish coalition’? Pro-austerity and supporting the terrible treatment of Catalan nationalists.

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3. yourcousin - November 21, 2019
CL - November 21, 2019

“The activist Scott Warren has been acquitted on charges he illegally harbored two Central American migrants, after facing two trials over what he insisted was simply helping people in need.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/20/arizona-activist-migrants-trial-scott-warren

“The group Border Angels estimates that since 1994, about 10,000 people have died in their attempt to cross border.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Migrant_deaths_along_the_Mexico%E2%80%93United_States_border

“Four Fine Gael’s MEPs – Mairead McGuinness, Maria Walsh, Frances Fitzgerald and Sean Kelly,….voted against a resolution which called on EU member states ‘to enhance proactive search and rescue operation by providing sufficient vessels and equipment’ for migrants who were drowning in the Mediterranean sea.”
https://www.pbp.ie/protest-today-at-fine-gael-hq-no-more-migrant-deaths/

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