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“Red Spring” for the left in India’s Kerala state

What were the issues culminating in this victory? The Left Democratic Front fought for the wages and living conditions of Kerala's workers and peasants.

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Continued political instability challenges Spain’s left to unite

A failure by the left to unite will open the door for Europe's resurgent far right, whose xenophobia and racism have gained ground all over the continent.

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Peruvian presidential runoff: A squeaker

A broad left coalition in the Andean nation asked supporters to help defeat a right-wing extremist.

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Growth of far right party cause for alarm in Germany

Most alarming, since Germany is the strongest, most central European country, is the strength of its far-right Alternative for Germany.

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Cyprus legislative elections bring challenges for the left and unification

Elections have just concluded after a campaign dominated by the issue of reunification between the island's Greek and Turkish communities.

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Philippines elects “Trump of the East” as new president

He claims to be a "socialist" while threatening to kill trade unionists and courting big investors at the expense of the poor in his home city.

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"There is hope": Asamblea Morena reaffirms its social movement roots

In its May 10 assembly in Seattle, Mexican left political movement Morena came together to form a plan for unity and solidarity with the immigrants' rights movement.

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UK: Corbyn’s Labour Party wilts in local races; London elects first Muslim mayor

Sadiq Khan beat back a Conservative campaign of Islamophobia to win London's mayoralty.

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Left shut out in Peru presidential runoff; only right-wing candidates remain

The April vote was held under conditions of instability and confusion. 

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Iranian regime keeps progressive women off the ballot

Smoke and mirrors regarding elections must not be allowed to divert activists from the reality of life in the Islamic Republic.

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