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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)

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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