Global Left Midweek - February 16, 2022
- Protests Everywhere
- Keir Starmer Hunts Peace Group
- China and the Asian Left
- Burkina Faso: Trade Unionists Against the Coup
- Chavismo’s Fate
- Sudan Democracy Proposal
- The Fierce Urgency of Alaa Abd el-Fattah
- Portuguese Left on the Wane?
- Algeria’s Political Prisoners Go on Hunger Strike
- LGBTQ Students Fight Repression in East Africa
Argentina La Prensa Latina (Memphis)
Brazil Al Jazeera (Doha)
Puerto Rico Manuel de J Gonzalez / Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)
Bristol, UK Ben Bloch / Bristol Live
Sudan Al Jazeera
Syria Paul McLoughlin / The New Arab (London)
Tunisia Deutsche Welle (Berlin)
Turkey Bianet (Istanbul)
Keir Starmer Hunts Peace Group
Heather Stewart / The Guardian (London)
The Labour Party leader has launched an outspoken attack on the Stop the War coalition, in which former leader Jeremy Corbyn is a leading figure, effectively accusing the campaign group of siding with Russia against Nato.
China and the Asian Left
Myanmar Khin Oo / The Irawaddy (Rangoon)
CP (Marxist) of India Shaju Philip / The Indian Express (Noida)
Burkina Faso: Trade Unionists Against the Coup
Unité d’action syndicale / Review of African Political Economy (London)
Six trade union centers and 17 autonomous unions have taken a stand against the recent coup in Ouagadougou.
Reinaldo Iturriza / New Left Review (London)
Venezuela’s former culture minister discusses the rise of ‘Constituent Power’ and the implications for the Bolivarian Revolution.
Sudan Democracy Proposal
Hussein Saad / Dabanga (Amsterdam)
On January 15, the resistance committees in Wad Madani, capital of El Gezira, published a joint position paper about their demands of a democratic Sudan.
The Fierce Urgency of Alaa Abd el-Fattah
Hamid Dabashi / Middle East Eye (London)
With his newly released You Have Not Yet Been Defeated, a collection of the English translations of his prison writings, the Egyptian revolutionary activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah has followed the hallowed tradition and joined the pantheon of critical thinkers casting the web of their involuntary incarceration widely to think the character of our defiant soul in palpable prose.
Portuguese Left on the Wane?
The Elections Víctor Honorato / Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Brussels)
The Communists João Madeira / Jacobin (New York)
Algeria’s Political Prisoners Go on Hunger Strike
Peter Rossman / openDemocracy (London)
Trade unionists in the country, who are already ceaselessly persecuted, are being targeted for their role in the Hirak pro-democracy movement.
LGBTQ Students Fight Repression in East Africa
Khatondi Soita Wepukhulu / openDemocracy
Homophobia, religion and the legacy of colonialism are hurting gay and lesbian school students in Kenya and Uganda – but they won’t be defeated.
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