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Food crisis Sri Lanka Sri Lanka nears complete economic meltdown as food shortage worsens

After its foreign currency reserves dropped to USD 1.6 billion in November last year, Sri Lanka’s economic crisis has snowballed at an alarming rate with acute shortage of essential commodities, food and fuel

Israeli displacement of Palestinians Palestinians hold protests in solidarity with Bedouins forcefully displaced by Israel in al-Naqab 

Hundreds of Bedouins living in villages such as al-Atrash, al-Sawa, al-Zarnouq, al-Ruwais, Khirbet Watan and Beir Haddaj in al-Naqab are facing imminent demolition of their houses

Are COVID-19 cases plateauing in major Indian cities?

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha review the COVID-19 situation in India, and also talk about the possibilities of the Corbevax vaccine

Saudi airstrikes in Yemen Saudi Arabia-led coalition continues airstrikes in civilian areas in Yemen

UAE, a partner in the Saudi coalition waging a war in Yemen, has demanded the US to redesignate the Houthis as a terrorist orgnization 

Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes European countries ask Israel to stop demolitions and settlement construction in occupied East Jerusalem

A joint statement issued by the foreign ministries of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and some other European countries has called Israeli construction a hurdle in achieving a “two-state solution”. It also raised concerns over the demolition of Palestinian houses in Sheikh Jarrah

The smearing of Emma Watson

The smearing of critics of Israel as anti-Semitic serves to deflect attention away from the crimes against Palestinians. But it may also make real anti-Semitism (the right-wing fascist variety) more respectable and legitimate—and thus even more deadly.

Palestinian home demolished in Sheikh Jarrah Israeli forces demolish Palestinian house in Sheikh Jarrah, arrest family members

The Salhiya family house was demolished early in the morning of Wednesday by Israeli security forces who also took over 20 people into custody. On Monday, the family members had thwarted a similar attempt by climbing on the roof and threatening to burn it down

Political prisoners in Bahrain 27 rights groups issue letter demanding release of political prisoners in Bahrain

The open letter urges Western governments with close ties to Bahrain to demand the release of prominent activist-academic Dr. Abduljalil al-Singace and other political prisoners. It also calls for improving the general human rights situation in the Gulf monarchy

Looking back at the first all-India general strike of 1982

Every year, trade unions commemorate the all-India strike of 1982 which was also supported by farmers’ movements. This year’s events will be especially significant as they seek to cement worker-farmer unity ahead of a major strike in February

Saudi attacks in Yemen Following Houthis’ strike on UAE, Saudi-led coalition bombs Yemen killing 12

The Houthis had used drones and ballistic missiles to launch attacks inside the UAE. The UAE is a partner in the Saudi-led coalition which has been waging a war inside Yemen for the past seven years

Over 70 Jewish groups and individuals endorse calls to boycott Sydney festival over Israeli funding

Several artists and performers have pulled out of their scheduled events at the acclaimed Sydney festival citing Israeli sponsorship 

Bank privatization isn’t conducive for financial markets under capitalism

State ownership of banks not only provides for wider reach of institutional credit but also for stability of the financial system of capitalism itself

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