Global Left Midweek - August 8, 2018
- Lula or Nothing? The Dilemmas of the Brazilian Left
- UK: 'I Hope Your Shop Burns Down'
- Jordan’s June 2018 Rising
- Venezuela: The Rumble of the Campesinos - Will It Break the Silence?
- Iraq’s Oil Union Defends Protesters
- #MeToo in China: Movement Gathers Pace Amid Wave of Accusations
With two months to the elections, the political landscape may change quickly and in unexpected ways.
A left-wing London bookshop was vandalised by a mob of 'mask-wearing fascists' chanting Donald Trump's name who invaded the store and abused staff.
What had started as protests over a taxation draft law and an increase in gas prices quickly led to a popular rising against the neoliberal path on which the state has embarked.
A National Constituent Assembly member suggests that the Admirable Campesino March should inspire Venezuelans from all walks of life to exercise popular power and rescue the revolution.
Throughout July, Iraq was rocked by demonstrations, road blockades, tent occupations, and the invasion of oil fields by thousands of people, especially in the country’s oil-rich south. Trade unions, especially the oil workers, have played a central role in organizing the demonstrations.
Discussion of #MeToo inevitably leads to debates about rights, organising among the public, and protests – all things Chinese authorities quickly clamp down on.