Global Left Midweek - August 12, 2020
- The China Debate Continues
- Lebanon Explodes
- Bolivia: Will the Coup Regime Prevail?
- Save India Day
- Women’s Movements and South African Democracy
- Kurdish Leader Abdullah Öcalan Speaks
- Guatemala: Xinka Take On Covid-19
- Poland: LGBTQ Resistance
The China Debate Continues
The Manufactured Threat Atul Bhardwaj / Economic and Political Weekly (Mumbai)
Hong Kong, China, and International Solidarity Andi W. and Promise Li / Tempest
Against Denouncing ‘Both Sides’ / Qiao Collective
Stand With the Uighurs Ben Towse / Novara Media (London)
From Shock to Rage Kareem Chehayeb / Middle East Eye (London)
“We Need New Blood” / Al Jazeera (Doha)
Citizens in a State Paula Naoufal / An-Nahar (Beirut)
National Strike and Roadblocks / Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)
The Ongoing Coup Anton Flaig and Denis Rogatyuk / Jacobin (New York)
Save India Day
Ten million turned out across the country against the Modi government’s “anti-people” policies being pushed under the pretext of pandemic.
Short-term alliances that intensely mobilise around specific issues or pieces of legislation engage the state, and then disappear after reaching their goals.
Kurdish leader Öcalan, a prisoner in Turkey for 20+ years, calls for a “democratic nation project” able to unite citizens of different ethnic backgrounds and cultural traditions.
Guatemala: Xinka Take On Covid-19
Valerie Croft / CounterPunch (Petrolia CA)
Indigenous peoples, such as the Xinka in Guatemala, are finding ways to organize and care for each other, while firmly rooting their response in ancestral practices that have sustained them throughout time.
Poland: LGBTQ Resistance
Marianna Szczygielska / LeftEast (Bucharest)
In Warsaw, the queer collective “Stop Bzdurom” (Stop the Bullshit) uses direct action to counter the persistent disinformation campaign targeting the LGBTQ community, sexual education, and reproductive justice.