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in politics, the more radically progressive wing in any legislative body or party. The designation apparently originated in the French National Assembly of 1789, where the radicals were seated to the left of the presiding officer.

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the supporters or advocates of varying degrees of social, political, or economic change, reform, or revolution designed to promote the greater freedom, power, welfare, or comfort of the common people
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Judging by American: The Bill Hicks Story, a 2010 documentary available on DVD, Hicks had at least this much in common with Bruce: His "truth telling" was not all that funny, sacrificing humor for the sake of leftish social commentary.
Amidst a fog of vitriol from the left decrying the crosshairs on the Palin site (which have since disappeared), more vitriol has flowed from the right toward the liberal web site Daily Kos which up until shortly after the shooting, had included a post from a "BoyBlue" claiming that Gabrielle Giffords was "dead to me" because her votes were not leftish enough to suit him.
Here he pits himself against some of the leftish enthusiasts for psychoanalysis who then attempt to find in the framework an implicit warrant for some form of 'democratic' vision of society.
Those talks involve Simon Hughes, the Lib-Dems' leftish deputy leader, who also chairs the party's backbench committee watching over local government policy.
Canada's best leftish think tank is the Centre for Policy Alternatives.
To be sure, the challenges are not always to the Leftish world view but also some well established views of the Right as well.
Yu, addressing foreign ministry officials, said some leftish groups were "recklessly" echoing the North's claims over the sinking.
The crucial fact here is that leftish voters have become very savvy about tactical voting between Lib and Lab.
But I detected a leftish swing amongst the book's editors.
Now, there aren't very many MPs for whom I have enormous respect, but Flynn is one of them - free-thinking, leftish, not afraid to say the unpopular thing, fundamentally decent.
Ozomatli has long been active on behalf of striking workers, pro-peace demonstrations and other leftish causes, and its music frequently delivers exhortations to political action.
Subtitled "why we need a green revolution", it makes a leftish call to arms regarding the future of the planet.