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Global Left Midweek - April 10, 2019

Cuba survives, Yellow Vests meet, South Africa's new left party, Germans demands nationalized housing, New ferment in Mideast, Anti-Modi unity, New unions in UK, Slovenia's left

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Yellow Vests assemble and vote, credit: Révolution Permanente
  1. Cuba After the ‘Pink Tide’
  2. France: Yellow Vests Assembly
  3. Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party Launched in South Africa
  4. Germany: Protesters Rally Against 'Rental Insanity'
  5. Algeria, Sudan, and the Arab Spring
  6. India: Unity Around Jan Sarokar, the 'People's Agenda'
  7. UK: A New Unionism for the Twenty-First Century
  8. Building the Slovenian Left

 

Cuba After the ‘Pink Tide’

Sujatha Fernandes / Green Left Weekly (Sydney)

Cuban society has been undergoing a much-needed transformation from within, as local neighbourhood associations, cultural groups, and anti-racist movements are challenging old dogmas and introducing new means of participation.

France: Statement from the Yellow Vests Assembly

Socialist Worker (London)

Faced with the charade of [Macron’s] “great debate”, in the face of a non-representative government which serves a privileged minority, we are setting up new forms of direct democracy.

Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party Launched in South Africa

Rafael Stedile and Zoe PC / Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)

More than a thousand gathered in Johannesburg to attend the Launch Congress.

 

Germany: Protesters Rally Against 'Rental Insanity'

Deutsche Welle (Berlin)

If the housing activists gather 20,000 signatures, Berlin's government would be required to consider taking over nearly 250,000 apartments from big rental companies. 

Algeria, Sudan, and the Arab Spring

Yousef Khalil / Africa is a Country (New York)

The mass of people in North Africa are still a force to be reckoned with and the region is still far away from a return to authoritarian stagnation.

 

India: Unity Around Jan Sarokar, the 'People's Agenda'

NewsClick (New Delhi)

With the watershed Lok Sabha elections just around the corner, over 200 civil society and people’s movements organisations from across the country gathered in Delhi on April 6 to present a ‘People’s Agenda’ as well as a “chargesheet” recounting the PM Modi-led NDA government’s failures.

 

UK: A New Unionism for the Twenty-First Century

Steven Parfitt / MR Online (New York)

Henry Chango Lopez, President of the IWGB, and Petros Elia, former General Secretary of the UVW, talk about how their alternative works, and what we can learn from it.

 

Building the Slovenian Left

Luka Mesec / Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Berlin)

Successes and challenges in Eastern Europe’s most promising New Left project.