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Global Left Midweek - February 10, 2021

Elections turn the tide in Ecuador and Haiti, and reports from Russia, Vietnam, India, and Google workers of the world!

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Anti-coup demonstrators in Yangon, Myanmar give the three-finger “Mockingjay” salute. Credit, AFP photo
  1. Ecuador: A Hinge Election for Latin America
  2. Haiti: Uphill Fight for Democracy
  3. Myanmar Streets Filled With Anti-Coup Protesters
  4. Russia: State Repression, Popular Unrest, and No Good Guys
  5. A Deeper Look at Vietnam Party Congress
  6. Two EU Left Alliances Comment on the Capitol Putsch
  7. India: More Lessons From Historic Farmers’ Strike
  8. Google Workers Unions Unite
  9. Western Saharan Leader Takes Case to Nigeria

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Ecuador

The Latest: Andrés Aráuz Leads, Faces Runoff  / Al Jazeera (Doha)

A Hinge Election for Latin America  Javier Tolcachier / Pressenza (Quito)

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Haiti

The Latest: Opposition Names Replacement for President Moise  Andre Paultre / Reuters (London)

Uphill Fight for Democracy  Mark Schuller / NACLA Report (New York)

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Myanmar Streets Filled With Anti-Coup Protesters

Hunger Games  For Real  Heather Chen / Vice (Brooklyn)

Inflamed by Poverty and Coronavirus  Rodion Ebbighausen / Deutsche Welle (Berlin)

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Russia: State Repression, Popular Unrest, and No Good Guys

Hari Kumar / The Left Berlin

The Putin class of ‘Siloviki’ (the so-called ‘strong-men’) oligarchs is pitted against Navalny, a flag bearer of Western capitalism. Sad to say, there are no simple heroes here. But Navalny has roused a large portion of people to see through Putinism.

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Vietnam: A Deeper Look at the Communist Party Congress

Philip Degenhardt / Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Berlin)

Nguyen Phu Trong’s re-election as the party chief will ensure the continuation of the ongoing anti-corruption campaign, one aim of which is to reorganize the party through building a socialist state based on the rule of law, with top-to-bottom reforms. 

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Two EU Left Alliances Comment on the Capitol Putsch

The Left in the European Parliament (Brussels)

Party of the European Left (Brussels)

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India: More Lessons From Historic Farmers’ Strike

Vaibhav Walunj / Indie Journal (Pune)

The farmers’ protest has turned a new page in the history of people’s movements. The supporting and opposing arguments about the protest are pivotal for upcoming discourses, for and against the government. 

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Google Workers’ Unions Unite

Zoe Schiffer / The Verge (New York)

The newly formed coalition, called Alpha Global, is comprised of 13 different unions representing workers in 10 countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Switzerland.

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Western Saharan Leader Takes Case to Nigeria

Owei Lakemfa / Vanguard (Lagos)

What does Morocco’s attack on Western Sahara mean for the future of the African Union?  Can countries like Nigeria, Egypt and Algeria allow an African country to be colonised?