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What Happened to the Pink Tide?

by JBB — last modified Jul 27, 2016 12:03 PM
by Kyla Sankey | Jacobin | Latin America’s “pink tide” governments challenge neoliberalism and US hegemony, but leave the basic structures of capitalism intact.

Labour figures call for probe into 'shadowy' anti-Corbyn backer

by JBB — last modified Jul 27, 2016 11:56 AM
SENIOR figures within Labour are calling on the Electoral Commission to investigate a controversial group set up to oust Jeremy Corbyn as party leader. Prominent critics have labelled Saving Labour as a shadowy and anonymous organisation whose source of funding is unknown.

Sanders is reduced to tears as his emotional brother Larry votes for him during historic delegate roll call | Daily Mail

by Faiz Ahmed — last modified Jul 27, 2016 10:38 AM
"Larry Sanders also started to cry as he spoke to the crowd in Philadelphia, telling them their late parents would have been immensely proud of their son's achievements. The emotional 82-year-old said he wanted to mention the pair's mother and father, Dorothy Glassberg and Eli Sanders, who 'did not have easy lives and died young'. 'They would be immensely proud of their son and his accomplishments,' he added. 'They loved the New Deal and Franklin Roosevelt, and would be especially proud that Bernard is renewing that vision. 'It is with enormous pride that I cast my vote for Bernie Sanders.'"

Labour leadership: Legal action against Corbyn ballot vote | BBC

by Faiz Ahmed — last modified Jul 27, 2016 10:32 AM
"At the end of the hearing, the judge, Mr Justice Foskett, said that he hoped to hand down his judgment on Thursday, when he will also consider any application for permission to appeal. The outcome of the leadership election is due to be announced on 24 September. It emerged on Monday that Labour is facing legal action from people who have joined the party since the EU referendum after the NEC decided that only those who signed up on or before 12 January could automatically vote."
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