Skip to main content

Global Left Midweek - May 12, 2021

Violence and defiance in Palestine, the return of Austro-Marxism, and more reports and analysis from five continents

Hundreds of Jewish settlers who approached the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem withdrew from the area early Monday upon encountering a large group of Palestinian youths, according to an Anadolu Agency reporter. Credit, A News Television
  1. Palestine
  2. Asia
  3. Africa
  4. Focus on UK
  5. Europe
  6. Latin America
  7. Debate: Universal Basic Income
  8. The Return of Austro-Marxism


Defiance Brings Hope  Ziad al-Qattan / The Guardian (London)

Memory, Resistance, and Nakba Day 2021  Benay Blend / Palestine Chronicle (Mountlake Terrace WA)

The Women of Sheikh Jarrah  Aseel Jundi / Middle East Eye (London)


India’s Left: Federal Front?  / The Asian Age (New Delhi)

Japan: Youth Rediscover Marxism  / Kyodo News (Tokyo)

Myanmar: Rohingya and the Resistance  Myo Min / Tea Circle (Toronto)

If you like this article, please sign up for Snapshot, Portside's daily summary.

(One summary e-mail a day, you can change anytime, and Portside is always free.)


Solidarity with Mqapheli Bonono and Siniko Miya  / Abahlali baseMjondolo (Durban)

Climate Justice Movements  Roland Ngam and Franza Drechsel / Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Berlin)

New Struggle Against Apartheid  Imani Countess and William Minter / Africa is a Country (New York)

Focus on UK

Confronting Police Power  Annie Levin / Jacobin (New York)

Sinn Fein/Scotland: Spectre of Independence  Padraic Halpin / Reuters (London)

Wales: Why Labour Won  Mick Antoniw / Tribune (London)


Spain: Podemos Quits Government  Eoghan Gilmartin and Tommy Greene / Jacobin

Russia: Feminist Projects  Maria Koltsova / openDemocracy (London)

Germany: Die Linke’s New Leaders  Loren Balhorn / Jacobin

Portugal: Celebrate the 1974 Carnation Revolution David Broder and Raquel Varela / Jacobin

Latin America

Colombia Fires Keep Burning  Christina Noriega / The Nation (New York)

Chile: CP’s Daniel Jadue  W.T. Whitney / CounterPunch (Petrolia CA)

Debate: Universal Basic Income

Pro  Leah Gazan / Canadian Dimension (Winnipeg)

Con  John Clarke / Canadian Dimension

The Return of Austro-Marxism

Webinar May 20-30  / transform! Europe (Vienna)

Otto Bauer and Democratic Socialism  Walter Baier / transform! Europe