Global Left Midweek - February 23, 2022
- Accomplishments of Brazil’s Landless
- T. Ali: The Warmongers and the Peace Movement
- Labor Moves the Needle in India and Indonesia
- New South Wales Nurses Hit the Bricks Hard
- The Left and State Censorship Powers
- New Pink Tide Struggling Into Life
- Labor in Egypt
- Strikes in Vietnam
- Fighting Fascism Down Under
- Revolutionary Lives
Brazil’s MST have achieved something even Gandhi never could: the combination of constructive alternatives with broad-based resistance.
The Warmongers and the Peace Movement
Tariq Ali / New Left Review (London)
Labour leader Keir Starmer has launched an attack on the UK peace movement. Starmer rails that Stop the War is ‘giving succour to authoritarian leaders’ and ‘showing solidarity with the aggressor’. This tired old slogan was raised against the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in the 1950s and the Vietnam Solidarity Campaign in the 60s.
At the end of 2021 in Asia, two hard-fought movements saw their efforts bear fruit as workers saw victories in India and Indonesia against government moves to reduce labour rights in the name of economic growth.
New South Wales Nurses Hit the Bricks Hard
Just the Beginning Newcastle Herald (Newcastle NSW)
White-Hot Anger April Holcombe / Red Flag (Sydney)
Photos Pip Hinman and Viv Miley / Green Left (Sydney)
The Left and State Censorship Powers
Dimitri Lascaris / Canadian Dimension (Winnipeg)
Leftists must oppose the suppression of dissent—even when we disagree with the dissenters.
New Pink Tide Struggling Into Life
Social Movements from ALBA Countries Zoe Alexandra / Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)
Honduras’s Castro Nili Blanck / Foreign Policy (Washington DC)
Chile: Boric’s Challenge Ricardo Martner / Al Jazeera (Doha)
Bolivia: Thick as Thieves Forrest Hylton / London Review of Books
Labor in Egypt
The Egyptian labour movement has a long history of resistance, but the current repressive regime is coming down hard on independent trade union organising.
Strikes in Vietnam
Workers disagree with the wage payment format and salary raises, which is the main reason for striking work and labor conflicts, according to Phan Van Anh, a leader of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour.
Fighting Fascism Down Under
Far-right organizing in Australia is nothing new. But time and again, coalitions of anti-fascists, union militants, and community organizations have stymied the far right’s rise. That history stands as a resource for the Left to draw from today.
Resistance Leader Mildred Harnack Rebecca Donner / HistoryNet (Arlington VA)
Martyred Organizer María Elena Moyano Néstor David Pastor / NACLA Report (New York)
Scholar Mahdi Amel Gilbert Achcar / Haymarket Books (Chicago)
An Innovator, Jenny Marx Harrison Fluss and Sam Miller / Tribune (London)
Forebear Ashfaqulla Khan Harshvardhan / National Herald (New Delhi)
Philosopher Karl Korsch Darren Roso / Spectre (Brooklyn)
Initiator Patrice Lumumba Okello Oculi / THISDAY (Lagos)