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Signs of Hope – A continuing series October 30, 2020

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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. EWI - October 31, 2020

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Aonrud ⚘ - October 31, 2020

The Village site got bombarded, but should anyone be looking for it, they’ve put the article up here: https://villagemagazineireland2020.medium.com/leo-varadkar-lawbreaker-t%C3%A1naiste-leaked-confidential-document-to-friend-efdd1f14cfcb

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Alibaba - October 31, 2020

However this controversy pans out, the posts by EWI and Aonrud show clearly the ugly workings of the system. Well got!

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2. benmadigan - October 31, 2020

here’s an archived copy – just in case!
https://archive.is/fLNyq

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3. gregtimo - November 2, 2020

Bolivian Election and Chilean Referendum were 2 rare close ones (with the usual sectarian downplays specially on Bolivia). Jacobin Mag would have their various Op pieces . Telesur the basic reporting
https://www.telesurenglish.net/
Bolivia specific , related to the MAS (Landslide election winning) movement .

There is a sort of radical Green major downplay (promoted by one Bolivian LASC member) than people can find for themselves . I dont trust the motives there as it involves a sort of class snobbery combined with strategic naivety imo . Of course damned complicated when looked into in detail . Tribune has maybe the most balanced shortish overview
https://tribunemag.co.uk/2020/10/evos-legacy
As for Chile specifically a couple of the writers contribute a lot to Jacobin (a situation way too much to try to overview in a comment, but hopefully the long dark night of extreme neo-liberalism is coming to and end for them) . The english service is very limited, you have to try to translate the Spanish to get anything recent
https://www.elciudadano.com/en/

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4. gregtimo - November 2, 2020
5. roddy - November 2, 2020

An RTE poll asked how would Ireland vote .82% of Irish people would vote Biden and only 10% Trump. Surely a sign of hope (no matter what you think of Biden) that fascism has no traction here.I would hazard a guess Trump would fare much better on our neighbouring island.

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Paul Culloty - November 2, 2020

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6. roddy - November 3, 2020

NOT a sign of hope.Free state Labour party says an apology from Leo will be enough!

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