Global Left Midweek - April 8, 2020
- We Should All Be Cuba
- For a Feminist Covid-19 Policy
- Latin American Peoples’ Call
- South African Shack Dwellers
- Unions Respond
- Workers Striking Back
- End the War with Nature
- News Reports
- US War Ships Threaten Venezuela
We Should All Be Cuba
The pandemic has exposed wealthy states’ neglect of healthcare. A new medical internationalism is needed.
For a Feminist Covid-19 Policy
Feminist Alliance for Rights (New Brunswick NJ)
This statement was endorsed by nearly 1300 individuals and women’s networks and organizations globally, from more than 100 countries, to demand States to adopt a feminist policy to address the COVID-19 pandemic in a manner consistent with human rights standards and principles.
Latin American Peoples’ Call
Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt (Liège, Belgium)
We are organizations representing the people, workers, peasants, indigenous peoples, feminists, Afro-descendants, piqueteras/ros and neighbours. All are putting their bodies, heads and hearts to work out immediate responses, and to project a way out of this crisis towards a better society.
South African Shack Dwellers
Abahlali baseMjondolo (Durban)
We are calling for all South Africans to be united in the fight against this pandemic. However, this can only be done when the poor and the working class are also considered and included when decisions are made and strategies for the way forward developed.
Workers’ representatives at local, national, sectoral and international levels are already preparing for a full-blown economic crisis.
Workers Striking Back
Recent worker resistance to the wanton disregard of their health and lives by employers is widespread, often spontaneous and organised from below.
End the War with Nature
With the coronavirus, we are really trying to mitigate the revenge blow from nature. It’s a moment to be humble and realise our finitude in a wondrous and infinite natural order.
Morocco Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)
India Ziya Us Salam / Frontline (Mumbai)
Philippines Susan Price / Green Left (Sydney)
Venezuela Cira Pascual Marquina / Venezuelanalisis (Caracas)
Australia Tim Kennedy / Jacobin (New York)
Tunisia Peoples Dispatch
Israel/Gaza Yaara Benger Alaluf, Hadas Pe'ery, Adi Golan Bikhnafo and Guy Shalev / +972 (Tel Aviv)
US Threatens Venezuela
Venezuela has a substantial population that will resist any invasion or coup.
Mel Watkins (Canada, 1932-2020) Andrew Jackson / Canadian Dimension (Winnipeg)
Martin Khor (Malaysia, 1951-2020) Jomo Kwame Sundaram / Inter Press Service (New York)
Helin Bölek (Turkey, 1992-2020) S Gopalakrishnan / The Indian Express (Noida, India)