Global Left Midweek – October 5, 2022
- Women in Iran Stand Up, Women of the World Respond
- Brazil Election
- Europe: Mass Protests Demand Life Security
- Haiti Turmoil
- Swedish Left Party’s Socialist Handbook for Intra-Party Feminism
- Latin America at the General Assembly
- Trading Hegemons
- Tanzania: Court Defends Evictions of Indigenous Maasai
- The Japanese Communist Party in Perspective
- Luis Arce’s Fourteen Proposals
Women in Iran Stand Up, Women of the World Respond
- The Features of a Revolution Chiara Cruciati and Fariborz Kamkari / il manifesto Global (Rome)
- The Ideological Battleground Hamid Dabashi / Middle East Eye (London)
- Imperialism and International Solidarity Soheil Asefi / LeftEast
- Afghan Support Modaser Islami / Arab News (Riyadh)
- Sudanese Support No to the Oppression of Women (La liqahr al-nisa’a) / MENA Solidarity Network (London)
- Solidarity Across Europe / Euronews (Lyon)
Brazil Election: Lula Faces Runoff
- Lula lá? Pablo Stefanoni / NACLA Reports (New York)
- Into the Second Round Benjamin Fogel / Daily Maverick (Johannesburg)
- The Debate Continues Coletivo Desmedida do Possível / LeftEast
- Indigenous Candidacies Gabriela Moncau / Brasil de Fato (São Paulo)
- Trans Winners Brett Wilkins / Common Dreams (Portland ME)
Europe: Mass Protests Demand Life Security
- UK Julia Conley / Common Dreams
- France Caroline Pailliez and Dominique Vidalon / US News and World Report (Washington DC)
- Belgium Méabh Mc Mahon / Euronews
- At the Breaking Point Evens Sanon and Dánica Coto / Associated Press (New York)
- Dechoukaj (Uprooting)! Vijay Prashad / The Real News (Baltimore)
- The Unions Fight On Milo Milfort / Equal Times (Brussels)
Vänsterpartiet / Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Berlin)
Sexual harassment and violence directed primarily against women is an omnipresent part of our society and, unfortunately, also crops up repeatedly on the Left. The handbook on feminism within the Vänsterpartiet, or Swedish Left Party, which was designed to facilitate the fair participation of women in the party by setting out clear rules of communication and conduct.
Latin America at the General Assembly
Chase Harrison, Carin Zissis and Jon Orbach / Americas Society (New York)
Three ‘New Pink Tide’ Latin American leaders addressed the body for the first time: Chile’s Gabriel Boric, Colombia’s Gustavo Petro, and Honduras’ Xiomara Castro. Castro denounced attacks on Honduras' sovereignty; underscored local plans to de-privatize healthcare, drinking water, electrical energy, and internet; and called for an end to embargoes on Cuba and Venezuela.
Walden Bello / IDEAs (Oxford)
A hegemonic stalemate or a hegemonic vacuum, opens up the path to a world where there could be greater freedom of political and economic maneuver for smaller, traditionally less privileged actors from the global South, where a truly multilateral order could be constructed through cooperation rather than be imposed through either unilateral or liberal hegemony.
Al Jazeera (Doha)
The regional East African Court of Justice has ruled that Tanzania’s decision to cordon off land for wildlife protection was legal, dealing a blow to the Maasai Indigenous group who had protested against the move, accusing the government of trying to force them off their ancestral land to promote tourism.
Tanida Kuniichi and Nakakita Kōji / Nippon.com (Tokyo)
In July 2022, the Japanese Communist Party commemorated the hundredth anniversary of its founding. In the prewar era and for a time after World War II, the party urged violent revolution and was a target of harsh repression, but it increased its influence thereafter, and recently has cooperated with other parties to present a united opposition.
Andrés Figueroa Cornejo / Pressenza (Milan)
Listen to a simultaneous English translation of Arce’s UN speech on September 20, 2022, in full, here.