Global Left Midweek - January 2, 2019
- AMLO’s Inauguration and the Future of Mexico
- Oaxaca Mayor Shot Dead After Inauguration
- Serbia: Thousands Protest President
- Seasons Greetings from France’s Yellow Vests: “We Are Not Tired”
- Cuba's New Constitution Takes Shape
- South Korea: ‘Migrant Workers are Not Consumables, We are Humans!’
- Iran: New Wave of Strikes / Protests Need Solidarity
- The Battle Continues Against Neoliberalism and the Global Right
Laura Carlsen / NACLA Report (New York)
At least six authorities elected in the July 1 general elections were killed before taking office. Four of them belonged to Morena, one to the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) and one to the Ecologist Green Party of Mexico (PVEM).
Daniel McLaughlin / The Irish Times (Dublin)
Richard Greeman / ZNet (Woods Hole MA)
Roberto Livi / Il Manifesto Global (Rome)
Jo He-rim / The Korea Herald (Seoul)
Marking International Migrants Day, labor unions and human rights groups took to the streets to demand the Korean government revise the labor policy to a “Work Permit System” to protect the labor rights of foreign workers.
Frieda Afary / Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists
Ongoing protests and strikes in Iran have gained a new intensity. The oil-producing and industrial province of Khuzestan in southern Iran continues to be the most active site of labor, environmental and human rights struggles.
Anish R and Muhammed Shabeer / Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)
The year witnessed struggles across the world, most often led by trade unions, against neoliberalism and the related rise of the right-wing.