Global Left Midweek - November 20, 2019
- Bolivia Past and Present
- The Bigger Picture: Walden Bello on Counterrevolution and China
- Patrick Bond on BRICS and Brazil
- Marta Harnecker on Social Movements and Progressive Governments
- General Strike in Iraq
- A Pink Tide in the North?
- Yellow Vests Still Fighting
- Hong Kong Protests Six Months In
Bolivia Past and Present
Origins of the Crisis Robert Cavooris / Viewpoint Magazine (Brooklyn)
The Eighteenth Brumaire of Macho Camacho Jeffery R. Webber and Forrest Hylton / Verso Books (New York)
Bolivia’s Tragic Turmoil Linda Farthing and Olivia Arigho-Stiles / NACLA Report (New York)
Fighting Back Zoe PC / Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)
Counterrevolution and China Walden Bello / Jacobin (New York)
Lessons from Brazil’s Workers Party Patrick Bond / CounterPunch (Petrolia CA)
Notes from the First Pink Tide Marta Harnecker (2015) / Monthly Review (New York)
General Strike in Iraq
Striking Iraqis sealed off key bridges and avenues in Baghdad and across the south Sunday, boosting a weeks-long street movement that is demanding a government overhaul.
A Pink Tide in the North?
Derek Royden / Nation of Change (Costa Mesa CA)
Yellow Vests’ Year of Insurgency
Benjamin Dodman / France 24
November 17 marks the first anniversary of France’s Yellow Vest movement, a potent, unconventional insurgency that has been widely caricatured and misunderstood, and is set to leave a lasting imprint on French society and politics.
Hong Kong Protests Six Months In
Cannix Yau / South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
Protesters have escalated their actions, blocking thoroughfares across the city, disrupting train services and engaging in intense clashes with police. Government supporters find the situation increasingly unacceptable.