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Global Left Midweek - October 24, 2018

Mexican President-Elect Defends Caravan, Demos in Haiti, Belgian Vote Breaks Green and Left, Korean Women's Movement, People's Power in Uganda, Rising Right Threatens Americas, Euro Parliament: Gysi Speaks

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Belgian Workers' Party on the march in May 2017, Photo Solidaire
  1. Mexico: AMLO Speaks Up For Rights of Honduran Migrants Caravan
  2. Haiti: Tens of Thousands Denounce President Moïse
  3. Belgium: Traditional Parties Hammered in Local Election
  4. Korea: A Move Forward for the Women’s Movement
  5. Uganda: "People Power" an Emergent Political Movement
  6. Antiprogressivism: A Specter Haunting the Americas
  7. European Left Leader: All Leftwing and Progressive Parties Must Oppose Rise of Far-Right

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Mexico: AMLO Speaks Up For Rights of Honduran Migrants Caravan

teleSUR (Caracas)

The President-elect of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) will ask the governments of the United States and Canada to allocate resources to boost development in Central America which he says would help control migratory crises.

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Haiti: Tens of Thousands Denounce President Moïse

Alcides García and Lautaro Rivara / Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)

Massive protests denounced the embezzlement of Petrocaribe funds, illegally appropriated by Jovenel Moïse and previous governments.

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Belgium: Traditional Parties Hammered in Local Election

Frédéric Simon / EURACTIV (Brussels)

In Brussels, the Ecolo/Groen party registered historical gains, coming first or second in several local councils, including Ixelles and Forest, where it displaced the ruling socialist party. The leftist PTB (Workers' Party) was the other big winner.

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Korea: A Move Forward for the Women’s Movement

So Yun Alysha Park / Verso (London)

The past year has seen a snowballing women's movement in the traditionally conservative Korean society.

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Uganda: "People Power" an Emergent Political Movement

Samuel Kasirye / Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Berlin)

Musician turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu (popularly known as Bobi Wine) and his team are quickly becoming the new political kingmakers with massive appeal across the political divide.

 

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Antiprogressivism: A Specter Haunting the Americas

Pablo Stefanoni / NACLA Report (New York)

The fascistic values of Jair Bolsonaro go far beyond Brazil, and it is up to the Left to devise new alternatives. 

 

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European Left Leader: All Leftwing and Progressive Parties Must Oppose Rise of Far-Right

Beatriz Rios / EURACTIV (Brussels)

Party of the European Left leader Gregor Gysi says that the conservatives in Europe are in crisis and social democrats have “largely faded into insignificance” and it was time to offer Europeans “common economic, social, democratic and peaceful future”.