Global Left Midweek - November 10, 2021
- COP26 Protests
- Nigeria: What #EndSARS Accomplished (and Didn’t)
- Ireland: Sinn Fein Calls for the End of Partition
- A Rock, Nicaragua, and a Hard Place
- Thai Resisters
- Socialists Win in Greenland
- Sudan Resistance Solidifies
- Venezuela’s Upcoming Election
- Sheila Rowbotham’s Contributions
- From Neoliberalism to Neo-Statism?
Five Takeaways Euronews (Lyon)
Cities Besieged BBC News (London)
Indigenous, Colonialism, and Climate Deniss Martinez and Ans Irfan / Environmental Health News (Bozeman MT)
Nigeria: What #EndSARS Accomplished (and Didn’t)
Women Wait for Justice Makua Adimora / Al Jazeera (Doha)
Activists Reflect Akindare Okunola / Global Citizen (New York)
From the Streets to the Polls Titilope Anifowoshe / The Cable (Lagos)
Fiona Audley / Irish Post (London)
Mary Lou McDonald called on governments on both sides of the Irish Sea to “plan and prepare” for a united Ireland. Speaking at Sinn Féin’s Ard Fheis congress, the party leader underscored her challenge: “Every big step change in Irish life has been made by ordinary people seizing the day”.
A Rock, Nicaragua, and a Hard Place
Ortega’s Win William I. Robinson / NACLA Report (New York)
Imprisoned Opposition Includes Revolutionaries Dánae Vílchez / openDemocracy (London)
Fresh Sanctions Imposed by DC Matt Spetalnick and Trevor Hunnicutt / Reuters (London)
FSLN Has Popular Support John Perry, Patricia Ruiz, Winnie Narvaez, and Yorlis Luna / NACLA Report
Protesters express growing frustration with a law that leaves them unable to talk about the impact of monarchy-related issues on their lives. In the recent past, people have been charged for questioning the Kingdom’s vaccination rollout, mocking the royal dog, and even reciting part of a poem.
Socialists Win in Greenland
Christian Juhl / Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Brussels)
Greenland’s socialist party, Inuit Ataqatigiit (Community of the People) won a landslide victory, taking no less than 37 percent of the vote and 12 of the 31 seats in the Greenlandic parliament. The party’s 34-year-old chairperson Múte B. Egede is now the youngest-ever head of Greenland’s government.
Civil Disobedience Continues Mossaad Mohamed Ali / African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (New York)
Resistance Committees Raga Makawi / MENA Solidarity Network (London)
Venezuela’s Upcoming Election
Analyst Clodovaldo Hernández discusses the fate of political gridlock in Venezuela, and talks about self-proclaimed “Interim President” Juan Guaidó’s demise as a political actor.
Sheila Rowbotham’s Contributions
In her new memoir, Sheila Rowbotham writes about the radical aspirations of feminism and socialism in the 1970s – and how many of the decade’s struggles remain to be won today.
Verso (New York)
Paolo Gerbaudo’s new book, The Great Recoil: Politics after Populism and Pandemic, argues that we are entering a new era of neo-statist intervention and offers a blueprint for how the Left should respond to this moment. Here are some responses.