Monday, December 30, 2019

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- December 30, 2019

From left, protests in 2019 in Paris, France, in Baghdad, Iraq, and in Hong Kong. Stephane de Sakutin, AFP; Khalid al-Mousily, REUTERS; Danish Siddiqui, REUTERS

Tamar Shiloh Vidon, France 24: A year of discontent: Protests of 2019 toppled world leaders from Bolivia to Sudan

Street demonstrations rocked cities around the world in 2019, with some leading to the downfall of longtime leaders who once appeared invulnerable while others put their governments on notice in a year that proved to be one of widespread discontent.

Protesters are demanding the removal of corrupt governments, better living standards, greater freedoms and more rights.

The leaders of Bolivia, Algeria, Lebanon, Iraq and Sudan have been pushed out as a consequence. Elsewhere, such as in Chile and Ecuador, protesters have won concessions from their governments.

FRANCE 24 takes a look at some of the popular movements that have successfully led to the ouster of political leaders in 2019 – some of them after decades in power.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- December 30, 2019

Are the US and Iran heading for a confrontation on Iraqi soil? -- Ali Younes, Al Jazeera

Erdogan eyes early poll as time not on his side -- Ömer Taşpınar, Asia Times

US isolationism leaves Middle East on edge as new decade dawns -- Martin Chulov, The Guardian

China’s sea claims to face stiff test in 2020 -- Richard Javad Heydarian, Asia Times

Trying To Form The World's Newest Country, Bougainville Has A Road Ahead -- Ashley Westerma, NPR

Central Asia’s seething Uighurs -- Alexander Kruglov, Asia Times

Xenophobia threatens to undermine Sudan's revolution -- Magdi el-Gizouli & Abraham T Zere, Al Jazeera

Putin weighs future options as he marks 20 years in power -- Vladimir Isachenkov, AP

Russia Rubs Its Hands At The Prospect Of Profit From Climate Change -- Michael Scollon, RFE

Angela Merkel and her view of the world -- Christoph Hasselbach, Michaela Küfner, Maximiliane Koschyk, Kay-Alexander Scholz, DW

30 Years After Romania's Revolution, Questions Remain -- Carmen Paun, Politico EU

The US is to blame for its foreign policy paralysis over the past decade -- Hussein Ibish, The National

Ignore the So-Called Experts; They Keep Getting It Wrong. -- Adriana Cohen, RCP

Crowdfunding and solidarity: How French rail workers sustain a record-long strike -- Camille Nedelec, France 24

1 comment:

Young Communist said...

Morales was not ousted by protester, but by a military coup directed from Washington in order to assure the lithium reserves of the country to the battery market for new electric motors industry.

Peoples revolting against corruption is a sign of inequality in the system uncovered until is too late.