Global Left Midweek - July 8, 2020
- Walden Bello: We Can Beat the Far Right
- Hard Lessons From Europe
- India: Envisioning Care as a Society
- Global Palestinian Protest
- Brazil: Workers Party Leader Speaks
- Rift in Nepal’s Governing Communist Party
- Možemo! Big Win in Croatian Election
- Labor in Vietnam’s Covid Fight
- Nigeria’s Left
Bello: We Can Beat the Far Right
Steps can be taken by the left in both the global South and the global North to challenge, compete with, and, in the end, vanquish the right.
Hard Lessons From Europe
The divided left should acknowledge the European Union as the terrain on which they are fighting, and commit themselves to that fight knowing full well that its rules are rigged against them.
India: Envisioning Care as a Society
‘We need to uncouple protectiveness from restrictions on women’s rights.’ The secretary of the All India Progressive Women's Association speaks at length.
Global Palestinian Protest
The anticipated annexation and Trump's broader plan have drawn sharp critiques from the international community, which considers all existing Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal.
Brazil: Workers Party Leader Speaks
José “Zé” Dirceu / Jacobin (New York)
Workers are actually struggling right now, as we speak, the same way women spontaneously rose up against hunger in the neighborhoods of the major urban areas in the 1970s. The problem for the Left is this: Where are we while they are fighting? Are we fighting alongside them?
PTI / New Indian Express (Chennai)
Možemo! Big Win in Croatia
Josip Jagić / Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Berlin)
The Croatian public agrees that there are two winners of these elections. One is the conservatives around the HDZ, while the other is the emerging New Left gathered around a broad green-left coalition.
Labor in Vietnam’s Covid Fight
Grassroots pressure from workers has played an important role in Vietnam’s coronavirus response.
Adam Mayer / Jacobin
Nigeria has a powerful tradition of socialist theory and practice that deserves to be better understood by the international left.