Global Left Midweek - Parties and Politics in Ebb and Flow
- Elections in the Andes
- Puerto Rico
- Book Review: Global Police State
Elections in the Andes
[Note: Bolivia’s ruling MAS party lost four governors’ races on April 11.]
Bolivia: A Talk With Álvaro García Linera / Jacobin (New York)
Ecuador and Peru: Divided Electorates / The Guardian (London)
Meet Peru Frontrunner Pedro Castillo / Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)
Greenland: Inuit Party Takes the Lead
Inuit Ataqatigiit, or “Community of the People,” had campaigned against the Kvanefjeld project, which was granted preliminary approval under Prime Minister Kim Kielsen's Siumut party government.
UK Labour: Starmer Against the Left
A year in, the British Labour leader is giving the Tories an easy ride while investing his energy in an all-out war on the party’s left.
Kerala, India: Can the LDF Do It Again?
The ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF)’s candidates in Kerala look strong as the campaign for the Assembly elections 2021 enters its last lap.
Canada: 2021 NDP Convention
Christo Aivalis / Canadian Dimension (Winnipeg)
While the format of this convention didn’t fully facilitate member participation, their energy still shined though. The NDP adopted a progressive policy on Palestine, endorsing sanctions on Israel, including a ban on trade with Israeli settlements and an arms embargo on Israel.
Natalia Renta / Jacobin (New York)
President Samia Suluhu has already reversed some of her predecessor’s stances. Now, many would like to see Tanzania’s first female president break with the late John Magufuli’s legacy on gender issues.
A Philosopher’s Thoughts Wilder Pérez Varona / OnCubaNews (Havana)
End of the Castro Era? Bert Hoffman / BTI Transformation Index (Gütersloh, Germany)
Video: Kenya’s Communists
Booker Ngesa Omole / Peoples Dispatch
The vice-chairperson of the Communist Party of Kenya talks about the recent arrest and legal proceedings against their members, the unscientific approach to the COVID-19 pandemic by the Uhuru Kenyatta government, and the trajectory of the communist movement in the country.
Book Review: Global Police State
Dawn Marie Paley / Roar (Amsterdam)
A global police state is emerging in response to poor and working class uprisings around the world. William I. Robinson’s new book reveals its architecture.