Global Left Midweek - Think Pieces
- Eco-Socialist Revolution
- Far Right Violence Surfaces in Canada
- Elections: Ireland and UK
- From Arab Uprisings to Revolution
- African Eco-Socialist Alternatives
- Hong Kong
- UK Student Movement
Michael Löwy / Global Ecosocialist Network
Ecosocialist civilisation breaks with productivism and consumerism, in favour of shorter working time, thus more free time devoted to social, political, recreational, artistic, erotic etc activities. Marx referred to this goal by the term ‘Realm of freedom’.
Far Right Violence Surfaces in Canada
Land defenders face a dual threat of formal state repression and criminalization by police and informal vigilante violence, specifically by far Right and neofascist elements.
Ireland: Their Day Has Come Breandán Ó Conchúir / LeftEast (Bucharest)
The Defeat of Corbynism Phil Hearse / Mutiny (London)
From Arab Uprisings to Revolution
Across the region, popular movements for change have reached an impasse against the oligarchy. Where do they go from here?
Tasks for Chavistas
Gerardo Rojas / Venezuelanalysis (Caracas)
The Venezuelan process has been deeply polarised, leading to the defence of two antagonistic projects which are in dispute: that of the poor against the oligarchy; of the patriots against the empire; of participatory and protagonist democracy and socialism against representation and the handing over of power.
Protests Transform India
It is a movement without precedent in the journey of the republic. But many wonder if the movement will succeed, whether it will weary and whimper out, whether it will be crushed, and where it will finally lead.
While continuing Chile’s rich history of popular resistance, the demonstrations since October also mark a new era of social struggle defined by broad-based participation, youth involvement, and new forms and symbols of autonomous mobilization.
African Eco-Socialist Alternatives
The scientific evidence on the link between more carbon capitalism and climate shocks is overwhelming. The time has come to intensify the struggle for a Democratic Eco-Socialist Africa. This is the frontier of a new radical Pan-Africanism.
Hong Kong: The Divided God
Gazing upon the reality of the god of the global economy leads us to conclude that neither China nor America can win, and if Hong Kong bets on either one it is betting on failure.
UK Student Movement
Gareth Brown and David Harvie / Plan C (Manchester)
There has been a small explosion of militancy on British university campuses. We do not believe the energy unlocked in this explosion will quickly dissipate. But nor do we think it will scale up much further without a broader cultural shift.