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COVID-19 vaccine: Who holds intellectual property rights?

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talk about the recent debates on the intellectual property rights on vaccines and the possibilities of mass immunization

From Grenfell to Iraq to Chile: Lowkey on the necro-politics of neoliberalism

Vijay Prashad talks to rapper and activist Lowkey about the different aspects of neoliberalism that led to the Grenfell tower fire in London in June 2017 which killed 72 people.

The world stands with Palestine

Amid the bombing siege of the Gaza Strip and the brutal repression of worshipers in al-Aqsa Mosque, protests against Israeli aggression and in solidarity of the Palestinian struggle have been organized globally

G7 and the US bid to reassert hegemony

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the latest G7 Foreign Ministers’ meeting, the relevance and implications of the statements of the group and their approach to China and Russia

G7 or failed colonial powers telling the world what to do

G7 are a bunch of western countries—the US, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada—who believe that they have the “civilizational” mandate to tell the world how it should be run

Bill Gates’ Stand on Intellectual Property Is Facing a Pushback

Alexander Zaitchik discuss Bill Gates’ recent comments on intellectual property rights in the context of COVID-19 vaccines, his long history as a spokesperson for Big Pharma, and the various struggles across the world for a fairer IPR regime and health for all

Majority in G7 countries wants COVID-19 vaccine know-how to be shared, says poll

The findings of the survey shared by the the People’s Vaccine Alliance shows that the vast number of respondents want governments to intervene and ensure the knowledge is shared with others. Most G7 countries are opposed to patent waivers on vaccines

Why do we need global vaccination?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha and immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discuss the politics, economics and technical aspects of the global vaccine scenario in light of Bill Gates’ recent statement on technology transfer

The ruling class is murdering you: Roger Waters on shouting from the rooftops

Musician Roger Waters and Globetrotter Chief Correspondent Vijay Prashad discuss the brutality of the ruling class and the need for relentless resistance to those who would destroy the world for profits

SIPRI global military expenditure 2020 Despite the horrors of COVID-19, global defense spending rises led by the US

The US military budget in 2020 alone was around USD 778 billion, which is almost 39% of the total global military expenditure and marked an increase by 4.4% from the previous year

US sets gold standards of selfishness on vaccine

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the controversy over the US restrictions on sending raw materials for vaccines to India. He also analyzes what went wrong with India’s vaccine strategy

Ibero-American Summit in Andorra concluded with call for equitable access to anti-COVID-19 vaccines and cooperation for sustainable development

The 27th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government was focused on formulating common responses to the economic, social and health issues generated by the pandemic as well as solutions to global problems such as climate change

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