Global Left Midweek - May 6, 2020
- Venezuela: Army Thwarts Invasion
- Pandemic Era Analysis
- Poland: History on Trial
- Sudan Bans Female Genital Mutilation
- Brazil: Opposition Alignment
- Party of the Euro Left Takes Stock
- Panama Protests Demand Government Aid
- Report From Kurdish Syria
Venezuela: Army Thwarts Invasion
Interview with Miguel Tinker Salas / Democracy Now! (New York)
[Note: On May 6, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared “We will start the process of trying to figure a way, if in fact these are Americans that are there, that we can figure out a path forward. We want to get every American back. If the Maduro regime decides to hold them, we will use every tool that we have available to try and get them back.”]
Pandemic Era Analysis
Global Solidarity maldekstra international / Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (Berlin)
Rethinking the Way We Organize LevFem, Bulgaria / LeftEast (Bucharest)
State Interventions, Good and Bad James Meadway / Novara Media (London)
SE Asia May Day Joint Statement / Green Left (Sydney)
Poland: History on Trial
Jacek C. Kamiński / transform! Europe (Brussels)
Each of the defendants has been accused of "being on the editorial team of the magazine Brzask, the content published on its pages referring directly to the ideas of a communist state system and Marxism and Leninism."
Sudan Bans Female Genital Mutilation
Yuti Joshi / CBS News (New York)
A estimated 9 out of 10 women between the ages of 15 to 49 have been subjected to the practice. But some activists warn the practice could be hard to eradicate in a country where it is so entrenched in the culture.
Brazil: Opposition Alignment
Online Show of Unity / Explica (Austin)
Party Leaders Demand President's Resignation Ciro Gomes, Fernando Haddad, Guilherme Boulos,and Flávio Dino / Brasil Wire
Party of the Euro Left Takes Stock
The Party of the European Left unites completely different parties that have different functions in their respective countries, and correspondingly different expectations.
Panama Protests Demand Government Aid
Hundreds of residents of four towns in the Guna Yala region blocked the Pan-American highway at Loma Cová, in Arraiján district, for several hours. The protesters demanded the delivery of solidarity vouchers, food bags and other aid promised by the national government.
Report From Kurdish Syria
Ivan Hassib / Al-Monitor (Washington)
For the first time since Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commander Mazlum Abdi announced an initiative to resolve inter-Kurdish differences, the Kurdish National Council (KNC) and the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) kick-started secret, direct talks.
Dennis Goldberg Jason Burke / The Guardian (London)
Arif Wazir Dilawar Khan / teleSUR (Caracas)
Adelaida Macusang Ken E. Cagula / Davao Today