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Global Left Midweek - April 3, 2019

Gaza, SE Europe, Algeria, Italy: Sexist International Protested, Haiti, Sudan, Turkey, Thailand

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Israeli forces shoot multiple tear gas canisters at a Palestinian woman with during the anniversary march of the "Great March of Return" and "Palestinian Land Day" protests at Israel-Gaza borderon March 30, Credit: Hassan Jedi / Anadolu Agency
  1. Video: Land Day in Gaza 2019
  2. eDossier: Southeast Europe's Old Left, New Right
  3. Algeria: Bouteflika Ousted
  4. Verona: Tens of Thousands March Against Sexist Conference
  5. Haiti at the Crossroads
  6. Women-Led Protests are Shaking Up Sudan
  7. Communist Party of Turkey Wins Dersim Province
  8. The Future Thailand's Junta Fears the Most

Video: Land Day in Gaza 2019

Aaya Al-Shamahi / Middle East Eye (London)

Thousands attacked as they called for the right of return to homes from which their families fled in 1948, and an end to a gruelling 11-year-old siege.

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eDossier: Southeast Europe's Old Left, New Right

Anja Vladisavljević (editor) / transform! Europe (Zagreb)

The long-term weakening of traditional left parties opened space for the extreme right to present itself as the true defender of disadvantaged parts of the population.

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Algeria: Bouteflika Ousted

Giuliana Sgrena / Il Manifesto Global (Roma)

Journalist Mustapha Hammoune spoke about the protest movement that has helped to strip Abdelaziz Bouteflika of power. ‘After the country won its independence, the army has always chosen the presidents and made the political decisions.’

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Verona: Tens of Thousands March Against Sexist Conference

Maya Oppenheim / The Independent (London)

An estimated 50,000 took on the 13th international conference of the World Congress of Families – which critics have branded “medieval”. A researcher said the conferences are "where the far right mix with ultra-conservative Catholics and use the seemingly innocent guise of caring about the ‘family’ to pursue oppressive policies on women."

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Haiti at the Crossroads

Greg Beckett / NACLA Report (New York)

The current wave of protests represents something unprecedented: a widespread crisis of faith in democracy and the neoliberal state.

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Women-Led Protests are Shaking Up Sudan

Zainab Mohammed Salih and Tom Wilson / OZY (Mountain View CA)

Women are leading the charge to replace Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir. 

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Communist Party of Turkey Wins Dersim Province

Liberation News (San Francisco)

For the first time in the history of Turkey, communists will be administering the municipality of a province.

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The Future Thailand's Junta Fears the Most

Ken Lohatepanont / Asia Times (Hong Kong)

Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is running on a staunch anti-military ticket, a campaign junta authorities are trying to squash.