Global Left Midweek - Focus on Political Parties
- Solid MAS Win in Bolivia! Voters Reject Coup
- Labour/Greens Rewarded in New Zealand, Māori Party Secures Seat
- Left Parties Support Thai Democracy Movement
- Cuban Communists Initiate Monetary Reform
- Pakistan Democratic Movement: Elite Opposition Unifies
- Bangladesh: Party Leaders Injured at Protest
- Australia: Socialist Alliance Manifesto
- Nigeria At the Brink
- Corbyn Reflects
Solid MAS Win in Bolivia! Voters Reject Coup
Linda Farthing / NACLA Report (New York)
The landslide MAS victory comes as a sigh of relief after signs of voter intimidation and a year of democratic rollbacks and human rights abuses.
Labour/Greens Rewarded in New Zealand, Māori Party Secures Seat
A Righteous Crimson Tsunami! Martyn Bradbury / The Daily Blog (Auckland)
The Māori Party Defied the Odds Leigh-Marama McLachlan / The Guardian (London)
Left Parties Support Thai Democracy Movement
The Party of the European Left and 23 other left parties call for solidarity with the mass democracy movement in Thailand, as government suppression intensifies.
Cuban Communists Initiate Monetary Reform
Towards a Single Currency Marc Frank / Reuters (London)
The Cuban Party Describes Itself Iroel Sánchez / Granma (Havana)
Pakistan Democratic Movement: Elite Opposition Unifies
Jyoti Malhotra / ThePrint (New Delhi)
The Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance of 11 opposition parties, held its first major public demonstration after being formed last month.
Turkey: PKK, HDP and the Kurdish Movement
Guney Yildiz / MERIP (Chicago)
The Kurdish movement includes the third largest opposition party in Turkey, the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), which is a coalition between Kurdish activists, some Turkish leftist groups and certain prominent Turkish liberals.
Bangladesh: Party Leaders Injured at Protest
New Age (Dhaka)
Police arrested 12 labour leaders and jute mill workers after a clash during a demonstration over reopening of the state-owned jute mills in Khulna left at least 50 injured.
Australia: Socialist Alliance Manifesto
Green Left (Sydney)
Political consciousness can develop rapidly in the process of sustained collective struggle. Mass movements act as schools of direct democracy. They can also give birth to new institutions of popular democracy.
Nigeria At the Brink
The Root of #EndSARS Fadumo Abiodun Paul / Premium Times (Lagos)
The Moment Has Arrived Dele Momodu / This Day (Lagos)
Ronan Burtenshaw / Tribune (London)
‘The Labour Party cannot win in the long run if all it does is play a media game and pursue a Westminster strategy. It has to be a real presence in the community.’