Peoples Dispatch
Syria COVID death War-ravaged Syria records its first COVID-19 death

Most of the medical facilities in the country have been affected due to the decade-long war. Conditions in areas controlled by anti-government forces and in the overcrowded refugee camps are especially bad

US troops withdraw from base in Iraq US troops vacate K1 base in Iraq’s Kirkuk province

The K1 base in northern Iraq is the third base vacated by the US and NATO coalition forces this month. The troops will now be deployed at bases in Baghdad and the nearby Ain al-Asad air base

Spain workers COVID Spain prohibits firing of workers amid COVID-19 crisis

Spain has been reeling under the COVID-19 crisis and has now become the worst affected country in Europe after Italy. As of March 30, over 80,000 people had contracted COVID-19 in Spain, with over 6,800 deaths

Dispatches from India Ep 3: Lockdown: Migrant workers’ struggle to survive #COVID19 Dispatches from India Ep 3: Lockdown: Migrant workers’ struggle to survive

We also take a look at the issues faced by disabled people during the lockdown and how journalists are facing the ‘double lockdown’ in Kashmir.

Dakota Access Pipeline is cancelled in an important victory for Standing Rock Sioux tribe

The judge observed that the Army Corps of Engineers violated the National Environmental Protection Act when granting approval for the pipeline.

Plea to lift sanctions amid COVID-19 outbreak taken to the UN

Human rights reports indicate that sanctions are impeding the access to essential medicines and medical equipment in the sanctions-hit countries

German communists-COVID-19 German communists call to end sanctions hindering fight against COVID-19 pandemic

The German Communist Party (DKP) initiated a petition on March 26, Thursday, calling for the end of sanctions against Russia, Venezuela and Cuba, to strengthen the fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus

Israel government formation In a surprise U-turn, Benny Gantz partners with arch rival Netanyahu to form national government

Benny Gantz broke his Blue and White alliance and reached an agreement with Benjamin Netanyahu which will see the latter become the prime minister for the first three years in a national unity government

US relief package is a giveaway to big business

Chris Caruso, education director The People’s Forum in New York, talks about the skewed priorities of the ruling class in the US as shown by the provisions of the financial package passed in the Senate

Brazilians reject Bolsonaro’s response to COVID-19

In response to Bolsonaro’s callousness towards dealing with the crisis, fresh cacerolazos took place in many cities. Talks of his impeachment have also begun to gain strength.

In times of pandemic, movements and organizations defend the right to a dignified life

People’s organizations, movements, political parties and international platforms have come together to strengthen the struggle against imperialism and defend the people amid an intensified global crisis

Venezuela denounces US charges against Maduro as another coup d’état attempt

The US Department of Justice announced charges related to narcotrafficking against Maduro and offered $15 million for his arrest, showing that it will use all possible measures to attack the Venezuela, even amid a global health crisis

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