Global Left Midweek - August 19, 2020
- Think Pieces
- Reports from Belarus
- Thai Rebels Take on the Monarchy
- Bolivia Stalemate
- Sudan: The Fire Still Burns
- Anti-Corruption Protests in Israel
- Covid in Palestine
- Brazil: Attack on MST Encampment
- Situating the Hong Kong Left
- Voices from Bulgaria
Transforming Economics Jayati Ghosh / IDEAs (New Delhi)
A New Manifesto for World Social Forum Frei Beto et al. / Critical Legal Thinking (Oxford)
Reports from Belarus
The Left Ksenia Kunitskaya and Vitaly Shkurin / Jacobin (New York)
Partisans or Workers? Volodymyr Artiukh / LeftEast (Bucharest)
Striking Workers at Belaruskali / People and Nature (London)
Thai Rebels Take on the Monarchy
Helen Regan and Kocha Olarn / CNN (Atlanta)
Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)
The main organizers of the national strike against the postponement of general elections, the Bolivian Workers’ Center and the Pact of Unity (a national alliance of social movements and grassroots organizations), announced that they will suspend the protest until October 18.
Sudan: The Fire Still Burns
Al Jazeera (Doha)
Anti-Corruption Protests in Israel
Anti-occupation and pro-Palestinian groups are joining protests which began with the demand for Netanyahu’s resignation over corruption charges.
Covid in Palestine
Raja Khalidi / IDEAs
If de-jure sovereignty is still a distant prospect, then instead can we conceive a path that builds on the de-facto social, economic and administrative autonomous practices of the different levels of the State, and which materially sets the scene for sovereignty and development?
Brazil: Attack on MST Encampment
Lu Sudré / Brasil De Fato (São Paulo)
The land repossession of the Quilombo Campo Grande camp in Minas Gerais was carried out after the Military Police committed violent actions against the families that resisted the eviction for almost 60 hours.
Situating the Hong Kong Left
An interview with a Hong Kong leftist organizer on how to build power despite antagonisms with the mainstream movement and the right.
Voices from Bulgaria
Anna Krasteva / openDemocracy (London)
This has been a hot political summer – for more than a month thousands of angry citizens have poured into streets and squares in Sofia and the big cities, calling for ‘resignation’ and ‘prison.’