While the far left in the west is doing its best to create maximum fracture within the coalition to defeat ethnocentrism, nationalism, and white supremacy, people on the other side of the world are mapping a path of unity to keep the far right at bay.
Over April, four states in India held elections for their state legislatures. Polls had indicated that the Hindu nationalist party of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in a strong position to take over power in what would have been the last frontier and bastion of secularism: the Indian state of West Bengal. But the results have Modi’s party going down in an embarrassing defeat.
How did they do it? In order to fight Hindu supremacy, they put unity first, and put aside the ideological bickering common in a multiparty democracy, and coalesced behind the only other party - a center-left party that had previously routed Bengal’s Communist party from power - with the ability to put together a governing majority.