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Left on The Move Newsletter – 04.29

Left on The Move Newsletter – 04.29

In this issue of the Left On The Move Newsletter, we continue to highlight the rebellions in Algeria and Sudan, which have put old political regimes that survived the Arab Spring of 2011 at risk. We share a communiqué from the Parti Socialiste des Travailleurs (PST-Algeria) and an analysis by professor and revolutionary Gilbert Achcar.

In Latin America, we selected an analysis by Tito Prado and Bernardo Corrêa on the suicide of former Peruvian President Alan García. In addition, we translated Roberto Robaina’s commentary on the latest interview with Lula da Silva, who even in prison continues to lead a large portion of the Brazilian left.

About Bernie Sanders’ performance at the start of the U.S. presidential race, we shared a Meagan Day analysis published in Jacobin Magazine. We also highlight the campaign for the Freedom of Julian Assange, persecuted by the Empire.

Finally, we published analyses of the elections that took place in Israel, Spain and Ukraine.

We wish all our followers an excellent reading and until the next edition!

Editorial Board of Left On The Move


Algerian Rebellion

STATEMENT OF THE SOCIALIST WORKERS PARTY | by National Secretariat of the PST

The PST vigorously denounces the repression of the citizens, and demands that all the light be shed on the numerous abuses committed by the security forces against the children of the people, including the suspicious death of the martyr Ramzi Yettou following his arrest on April 12, 2019.

DEMOCRACY, THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY AND THE CHALLENGE OF TRANSITION | by Nadir Djermoune

It is the political question that is now structuring the actions and debates in the popular protest movement known as “Hirak”. Since 22 February 2019, the date of the emergence of the movement that occupies the street and Algerian public space, the demand has quickly passed from its ethical dimension, the rejection of the candidacy of an old and sick president for his fifth term, towards the political issues that underpinned this candidacy and its corollaries relating to the organization and democratic exercise of Algerian government.

Rebellion in Sudan

AN ARAB SPRING REDUX? THE FALL OF SUDAN’S “MORSISI” | by Gilbert Achcar

 In Sudan as in Algeria — and likewise in all the region’s countries — the fate of the revolutionary process hinges upon the emergence of progressive leaderships able to steer the mass movement across the dire waves of the regional counterrevolutionary forces (the old regimes and their Islamic fundamentalist contenders or supporters) and toward radical social and political democratization. There is no other way out of the destabilization that has been rocking the region since 2011.

Suicide of the Alan García

THE FIRST FATAL VICTIM OF LAVA JATO | by Tito Prado and Bernardo Corrêa

Victim of himself, former President Alan Garcia Perez killed himself with a bullet in the head. Just the opposite of what the national press and the neoliberal right in the country maintains, García Pérez is neither a martyr for democracy nor his last gesture can be identified as an act of honor.

Comment on Lula’s interview

INTERVIEW SHOWS LULA WITH THE SAME OLD STRATEGY | by Roberto Robaina

Class collaboration only matters strategically for the ruling class. This is a strategy that, in the end, only prepares defeats for the people. It causes confusion, illusion, demoralization. It demolishes the bases and corrupts the leaders. This is what happened in Brazil. We do not need a path that has already been trodden and that has resulted in an important defeat, for which we are all paying with the Bolsonaro’s government.

Bernie Sanders

BERNIE 1, FOX 0 | by Meagan Day

In the United States, no political party exists explicitly to represent the interests of the working class against those of the capitalist class. What we have instead are two parties that split the allegiances of the business elite, with industries like tech, entertainment, and health care favoring Democrats and real estate, finance, and fossil fuels favoring Republicans.

Free Assange

ASSANGE HELPED TEACH THE PEOPLE ABOUT OUR TARNISHED FREEDOM – NOW WE ARE ALL HE HAS LEFT TO DEFEND HIM | by Slavoj Zizek

Wikileaks is just the beginning, and our motto should be a Maoist one: Let a hundred Wikileaks blossom. The panic and fury with which those in power –those who control our digital commons – reacted to Assange, is proof that such activity hits a nerve.

Elections in Israel

SIX REMARKS ABOUT THE ELECTIONS IN ISRAEL | by Michel Warschaski

One cannot deny it anymore: a clear majority of the Israeli-Jewish community shares right wing, chauvinistic and racist values. Their vote for the Likud is not anymore a “protest vote” but a political and ideological choice. The fact that the leader of the right is suspected of several charges of corruption, didn’t harm his massive support.

Elections in Ukraine

UKRAINIAN ELECTIONS: THE CRISIS OF REPRESENTATION AND RECONFIGURATION OF OLIGARCHIC POWER | by Ukraine Solidarity Campaign

There is a serious crisis of representation in the country. There were no meaningfully progressive, systemically different candidates in terms of their programme on the ballot.

Elections in Spain

FIRST REFLECTIONS OF SPANISH ELECTIONS | by Raúl Camargo

Unidas Podemos get a better result than the polls predicted but suffers a major setback and loses all the deputies in the interior Spain. The good performance of Pablo Iglesias in the debates and the impressive mobilization of the social left to go to vote have saved the furniture.

 

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  • Bernardo Corrêa
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