Global Left Midweek - January 26, 2022
- Three Takes on Ukraine
- UK: Against the Clampdown on the Right to Protest
- Sudan Updates
- Argentina: Left Unity Elusive
- Crackdown on Morocco’s Democratic Way
- Xiomara Castro Fights Rightist Sabotage
- Xinjiang, Uyghurs and Human Rights
- Indigenous Solidarity with Palestine
- Myanmar’s Rebellion Crosses National Borders
- PAIGC Women Recall the Independence War
Three Takes on Ukraine
Time For International Anti-War Solidarity Соціальний Рух / Ukraine Solidarity Campaign (London)
Proposal For De-Escalation Taras Bilous / Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Berlin)
Three Crises – Not One Joseph Gerson / Pressenza (Milan)
Brendan Montague / The Ecologist (London)
We need to think seriously about the effectiveness of protest, and how else we can defend our rights.
Thousands Demand Retribution Wad Madani / Dabanga (Amsterdam)
A New Stage Wini Omer / openDemocracy (London)
Video: Women’s Rights Leader Held Khalid Abdelaziz / Reuters (London)
Activists Speak Kribsoo Diallo / Toward Freedom (Burlington VT)
Argentina: Left Unity Elusive
Martina Rodriguez / Labour Hub (London)
In Argentina’s national legislative elections, the two main parties, right and center-left, were the main contenders. But in the City of Buenos Aires district, the Trotskyist left won seats after 20 years of Parliamentary inactivity, and became the third national political force, and the far right Libertarian Party got its first MPs in history.
Crackdown on Morocco’s Democratic Way
The left-wing Democratic Way of Morocco has been prevented from holding a crucial Congress. This is only the latest chapter in a long campaign of repression and intimidation waged against the movement by the state.
Xiomara Castro Fights Rightist Sabotage
EFE / Havana Times
Before her election as President, Castro agreed to recognize Congressman Luis Redondo (Salvador Party of Honduras) as the president of the National Congress. While Redondo was sworn in as head of Congress, a simultaneous session of opposition legislators swore in Jorge Cálix, a renegade from Castro’s LIBRE party, as Congress president.
Why We Should Care Murtaza Hussain / The Intercept (New York)
Why Beijing Worries John P. Ruehl / New Europe (Brussels)
Indigenous Solidarity with Palestine
Chandni Desai / Roar (Amsterdam)
Indigenous struggles highlight the importance of developing meaningful principled solidarity by building constellations of connections by either supporting one another’s actions, establishing joint campaigns and developing relationships, as well as cultural production that can sustain our spirits.
Shwe Zin / The Irrawaddy (Rangoon)
There are tens of thousands of Myanmar migrants across Thailand who voluntarily contribute to Myanmar’s democracy movement, known locally as the Spring Revolution against the junta. Every month they typically donate 200-1,500 baht from their salaries, which vary from 6,000 to 10,000 baht.
PAIGC Women Recall the Independence War
Ricci Shryock / Africa is a Country (New York)
During Guinea-Bissau’s war of liberation (1963-74), women filled key positions on the frontline. That is often forgotten in the mythology of the struggle for independence.