Global Left Midweek - July 17, 2019
- Puerto Rico
- Greek Election x 3
- Bastille Day: Black and Yellow
- Frontline Feminists
Deanna Paul / Washington Post
Protests demanding the immediate resignation of Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló erupted for a third day Monday night, with police in riot gear creating a human barricade outside of the governor’s mansion and launching tear gas and pepper spray into the crowd.
Three Takes on the Greek Election
Gary Younge / Guardian (London)
Panagiotis Sotiris / Historical Materialism (London)
Costas Lapavitsas / Jacobin (New York)
Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)
Inspired by the Gilets Jaunes, the black vest movement is highlighting the plight of undocumented migrants in France and taking forward the fight for their rights.
As Paris authorities had banned all "yellow vest" demonstrations near the parade, many protesters did not wear the high-visibility jackets that give their movement its name.
Red Pepper (London)
Across the world, feminists are fighting the far right and fascism.
Solomon Teka’s death provoked days of outrage and protests in Israel, with the nation’s main highways blocked by angry demonstrators that resulted in a few violent incidents.
New protests to follow the June 7 action, when thousands of demonstrators against corruption descended on Liberia’s capital.
China Labour Bulletin (Hong Kong)
The large-scale strikes and protests by factory workers that highlighted labour activism five years ago, are becoming less and less visible today. Labour activism is now far more fluid and transitory.