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15% tax on Corporates: Moral victory for developing countries but little else

Professor Biswajit Dhar of India’s Jawaharlal Nehru University talks about the recent agreement among close to 150 countries to impose a minimum of 15% tax on big corporates

Hunger in the world

Launch of the Hunger in the World PDF by seven independent media projects which features stories of hunger and the response of people’s movements in countries across the world

Molnupiravir: A welcome development but accessibility still a question

Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about key aspects of the new drug, Molnupiravir, and points out that a lot that needs attention to make sure the drug becomes accessible to the poorer nations

Moon mission Moon rocks brought to Earth by Chinese mission shed new light on solar system’s history

Scientists have reported their findings of the rock samples collected from the moon surface, which have filled the knowledge gaps about some of its essential aspects

The fate of EU and NATO in times of US-China rivalry

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the strategic choices ahead of NATO and the European Union as the US intensifies its encirclement of China

Humans without rights: Refugees and access to COVID-19 vaccines

Although the 1951 Refugee Convention grants refugees equal health rights as host populations, this has not translated into practice when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines

Equitable access to Covid-19 diagnostics and therapeutics is key to ending the pandemic

One year has passed since the TRIPS waiver proposal was first tabled at the World Trade Organization, and rich countries persevere in opposing it. This has affected the availability of vaccines, and is having effect on access to diagnostics and therapeutics too

How Facebook algorithms promote hate and toxic content

Whistleblower Frances Haugen has revealed hard evidence—internal Facebook documents—that show it knew its algorithms promote dangerous content but did nothing about it so that it could maximize its advertising revenue.

AUKUS, Quad and India’s losing the plot internationally

Australia has joined the US and UK’s plans to contain China, leaving India unsure in the Quad and isolated in Asia. Tied to a waning imperial power, the US, India is gradually losing strategic autonomy

Imperialism then and now: [3] Capital relocation, inequality, encroachment and protracted crisis

Prabhat Patnaik shows that as capital is relocated, real wages do not rise, inequality widens, and global demand is suppressed

Origin of COVID-19 Close relative of SARS-CoV-2 virus found in bats in Laos

Three bat species had viruses that are more than 95% identical with the one that causes COVID-19, a study found. This further boosts the argument that the SARS-CoV-2 virus had a natural origin

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