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Global Left Midweek - May 20, 2020

Parties and movement groups, Cuba and Vietnam, and African scholar activists face the Corona crisis

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Pham Trung Ha, an acclaimed painter, joined forces with the ministry of health and Vietnam Stamp Company to work on two designs, Credit: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Vietnam
  1. New Analyses on the Crisis
  2. UK Dispatches
  3. More Government Responses to Covid
  4. Parties and Movement Groups
  5. Webinar: Covid in Africa
  6. Legacies

New Analyses on the Crisis

Replacing Neoliberalism Walden Bello / Foreign Policy in Focus (Washington)

Political Pandemonium Radhika Desai / Canadian Dimension (Winnipeg)

International Call to Democratize Work / Il Manifesto Global (Rome)

UK Dispatches

Taking On the Party Machine  Lewis Bassett / Jacobin (New York)

New Directions for Momentum  Sienna Rodgers / LabourList (London)

Mutual Aid Frictions and Promises  Amardeep Singh Dhillon / Red Pepper (London)

More Government Responses to Covid

Vietnam Peter Boyle / Left Green (Sydney)

Cuba  Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan / Truthout (Sacramento)

Parties and Movement Groups

Sinn Féin, Ireland Julien Mercille / Le Monde diplomatique (Paris)

MST, Brazil  Lu Sudré / Brasil de Fato (São Paulo)

Parti communiste, France  Adrien Welsh / People's Voice (Vancouver)

Women’s Party, South Korea  Seulki Lee / Reuters (London)

India Joint Opposition Statement: Free Them All / NewsClick (New Delhi)

A New Solidarity Pact for Palestinian Youth / Peoples Dispatch (New Delhi)

Haiti Community Groups Reject Gold Mining Projects  Ellie Happel / Earthworks (Washington)

Webinar: Covid in Africa

Tafadzwa Choto, Femi Aborisade, Gacheke Gachihi, Lena Anyuolo, Gyekye Tanoh and Heike Becker / Review of African Political Economy (London)

Activists and researchers from around the continent discussed the impact of the measures taken against the coronavirus by the ruling classes. 


Neil Davidson  George Kerevan / Bella Caledonia (Edinburgh)

On Eric Hobsbawm's Bio  Neil Davidson / Jacobin (New York)

Ramona Medina  / Peoples Dispatch