Global Left Midweek - April 29, 2020
- Virtual May Day International!
- New Insights Into the Triple Crisis
- Physical Protest Reemerging: India, Lebanon, South Africa, Canada
- Mutual Aid Dispatches: India, Iran
- Fighting Slavery in Mali
- Chile: A Communist Mayor At Work
- Lenin at 150
Virtual May Day International!
Featuring videos from trade unions around the world -- speeches, music and stories from workers' struggles on every continent.
New Insights Into the Triple Crisis
The Crisis and Social Reproduction Alessandra Mezzadri / Developing Economics
Climate Justice and the Pandemic Tetet Lauro and Nadja Charaby / Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Berlin)
Charting the Way Forward for Malaysia Jeyakumar Devaraj / Links (Sydney)
Do It Now. Right Away Serge Halimi / Le Monde diplomatique (Paris)
Organizing Under Lockdown Bernd Bonfert / Roar (Amsterdam)
Physical Protest Reemerging
India: Violence in West Bengal Suhrid Sankar Chattopadhyay / Frontline (Mumbai)
Lebanon: Fury at Currency Crisis Timour Azhari / Al Jazeera (Doha)
South Africa: Protesting Under Lockdown Fiona Anciano, SJ Cooper-Knock, Mmeli Dube, Mfundo Majola and Boitumelo M. Papane / OpenDemocracy (London)
Canada: Homeless Advocates Occupy School Stephanie Ip / The Province (Vancouver)
India: Protesters Turn Life Savers Kashif Kakvi / NewsClick (New Delhi)
Mutual Aid in Iran Maziyar Ghiabi / MERIP (Takoma)
Fighting Slavery in Mali
Edward Rackley / African Arguments (London)
Under the banner of an organisation called Gambana (“equality” in Soninké), a network of activists encourage hereditary slaves to declare independence from their masters. Since 2017, over two thousand people have heeded their call before being forced to flee the area fearing retaliation.
Chile: A Communist Mayor At Work
Alexander Panez Pinto / OpenDemocracy (London)
The local government of Recoleta, a commune in the metropolitan region of Santiago, Chile, has developed several programs in the areas of health, housing, cleaning, and education that have public ownership at their core.
Lenin at 150
Ingar Solty / Socialist Project (Toronto)
Michael Brie / Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung
Vijay Prashad / LeftWord (New Delhi)