Global Left Midweek - October 24, 2018
- Mexico: AMLO Speaks Up For Rights of Honduran Migrants Caravan
- Haiti: Tens of Thousands Denounce President Moïse
- Belgium: Traditional Parties Hammered in Local Election
- Korea: A Move Forward for the Women’s Movement
- Uganda: "People Power" an Emergent Political Movement
- Antiprogressivism: A Specter Haunting the Americas
- European Left Leader: All Leftwing and Progressive Parties Must Oppose Rise of Far-Right
The President-elect of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) will ask the governments of the United States and Canada to allocate resources to boost development in Central America which he says would help control migratory crises.
Alcides García and Lautaro Rivara / Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)
Frédéric Simon / EURACTIV (Brussels)
In Brussels, the Ecolo/Groen party registered historical gains, coming first or second in several local councils, including Ixelles and Forest, where it displaced the ruling socialist party. The leftist PTB (Workers' Party) was the other big winner.
So Yun Alysha Park / Verso (London)
Samuel Kasirye / Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Berlin)
Pablo Stefanoni / NACLA Report (New York)
Beatriz Rios / EURACTIV (Brussels)
Party of the European Left leader Gregor Gysi says that the conservatives in Europe are in crisis and social democrats have “largely faded into insignificance” and it was time to offer Europeans “common economic, social, democratic and peaceful future”.