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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

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.