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Global Left Midweek - January 9, 2019

India and Zimbabwe: National Strikes, Germany and Nepal: The Fate of the Left, Sudan and Bangladesh: Showdowns With Power

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Bam Gonotantrik Jote (Left Democratic Alliance) organises countrywide protests against “vote rigging” in the Bangladeshi election, Photo: The Daily Star
  1. All India Strike Mobilizes Millions
  2. Germany: Talking About Power
  3. Sudan: Protesters and President at Loggerheads
  4. Nepal: Two Communist Parties Unite
  5. National Strikes in Zimbabwe
  6. Bangladesh: Left Front Rejects Vote


Bharat Bandh! All India Strike Mobilizes Millions

Firstpost (Mumbai)

Most parts of India faced a shutdown due to the government workers, trade unions, and bankers associations protests against anti-labour policies and unilateral watering down of labourers' rights by the BJP-led NDA government.

Germany: Talking About Power

Ingar Solty interviewed by Jerko Bakotin / Novosti (Moscow) and Jacobin (New York)

It's uphill for all the left opposition parties.

Sudan: Protesters and President at Loggerheads

Arwa Ibrahim / Al Jazeera (Doha, Qatar)

Anti-government protests continue across Sudan, as President Omar al-Bashir refuses to step down.

Nepal: Two Communist Parties Unite

Khagendra Prasai / Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Berlin)

Despite the popularity of the left, even the unification of the largest parties leaves big problems to resolve.

First Doctors, Then Teachers Launch Nationwide Strike in Zimbabwe

Pavan Kulkarni / Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)

Teachers and doctors in Zimbabwe have among the lowest pay rates in the world for their professions.

Bangladesh: Left Front Rejects Vote

The Daily Star (Dhaka)

Voting was meaningless in the 11th national election, well-orchestrated by Awami League to get its desired outcome, according to Left Democratic Alliance, comprised of eight left-leaning parties.