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Global Left Midweek - March 6, 2019

Montréal Urban Left, Eastern Europeans on Venezuela Crisis, France: Police vs. Yellow Vests, Algeria's Mass Protest Movement, El Salvador’s Backslide, Swaziland Youth Congress, Class Struggle in Iran

Yellow Vests pose during the New Year's celebrations on the Champs Elysees. A slogan on a vest reads: "Go Macron, president of the rich, slayer of the poors" as a placard reads: "Welcome free hugs",Photo: Reuters
  1. Montréal Urban Left
  2. Eastern Europeans on Venezuela Crisis 
  3. France: Police vs. Yellow Vests
  4. Algeria's Mass Protest Movement
  5. El Salvador’s Backslide
  6. Swaziland Youth Congress Calls for Democracy
  7. Iran: Class Struggle and Neoliberal Capital Accumulation

Montréal Urban Left

Matthew Brett / Socialist Project (Toronto)

Project Montréal is a liberal democratic to social democratic municipal party formed in 2004, rising in prominence to win the majority of council seats for the first time in 2017 under the leadership of mayor Valérie Plante, Montreal’s first woman mayor.

Left Perspectives on Venezuela from Eastern Europe

LeftEast (Budapest)

LeftEast presents different perspectives on the Venezuelan crisis from Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Israel, Macedonia, Serbia, and Turkey.

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France: Police vs. Yellow Vests

Oliver Haynes / New Internationalist (Oxford)

Riot police using flashballs and rubber bullets in France have caused severe harm. Now, a movement is growing to disarm them. 

Algeria's Mass Protest Movement

Brahim Oumansour / Middle East Eye (London)

President Bouteflika's decision to run for fifth term is only one cause of widespread public anger.

El Salvador: FMLN's Backslide

Hilary Goodfriend / NACLA Report (New York)

With its loss of the presidency in El Salvador’s recent elections, the gains of the revolutionary project launched by the FMLN in 1980 are in serious jeopardy.

Swaziland Youth Congress Calls for Democracy

Peter Kenworthy / Green Left Weekly (Sydney)

The Swaziland Youth Congress (SWAYOCO) held its 12th National Congress in South Africa, because of political repression in Swaziland. The main theme of the congress — the first held since 2013 — was democracy and “reawakening youth zeal for liberation”.

Iran: Class Struggle and Neoliberal Capital Accumulation

Minna Langeberg / Links (Sydney)

Protests that had started with demands over unpaid wages and working conditions have turned into protests against capitalism, neo-liberal privatisation and the deregulation of the labour market.