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Chomsky and Prashad: Why neoliberal leaders who failed to protect their countries from COVID-19 must be investigated

Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad deem the inaction of neoliberal and far-right governments to contain the pandemic and thus save tens of thousands of lives, as criminal

French students protest government apathy in education sector

The call for the mobilisation was given by students’ unions including the Union of Communist Students (UEC), National Union of Students of France (UNEF), Students Solidarity etc.

North Waziristan targeted killing protest In Pakistan’s North Waziristan, residents take to the streets against murder of doctor

Dr. Waliullah Dawar was killed last week by unknown assailants. On Wednesday, led by Pashtun Tahafuz Movement leader Mohsin Dawar, protesters demanded legal action against the perpetrators and immediate release of all political prisoners

China sanctions US officials China sanctions Trump administration officials including Pompeo, Bolton and Bannon

28 officials of the Donald Trump administration were sanctioned for having “seriously violated China’s sovereignty” and being “mainly responsible for such US moves on China-related issues.”

Plans to liquidate Egyptian Iron and Steel Company draw protest

The decision by the management of the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company to liquidate the company has led to protests with unions saying that up to 8,000 employees will lose their jobs

PSL Statement: Biden in office, capitalists in power

What does the victory of Joe Biden mean for the left? Whose interests will be represented and fought for in the Biden-Harris administration.

China urges US to rejoin JCPOA China urges US to rejoin Iran nuclear deal

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying urged the incoming Biden administration to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) “as early as possible” and without any preconditions

Trump pardons Bannon Steve Bannon and corrupt officials given last-minute pardon by Trump

In the last few hours of his presidency, Donald Trump chose to pardon a whole array of corrupt officials and rich felons, while overlooking calls for pardoning whistleblowers and journalists

“Women will continue to lead the struggle against farm laws”

January 18 is celebrated each year as Mahila Kisan Diwas, or Women Farmers’ Day, in India. This year, women farmers in the thick of struggles against the farm laws expressed their determination to continue the fight

Fake encounter Kashmir Families of youth killed in fake encounter hold protest in Kashmir 

Ather Mushtaq, Ajaz Maqbool Ganai and Zubair Lone were killed in an encounter on December 30. Their bodies have not been handed over to the families yet

Brazilians celebrate arrival of Venezuelan oxygen supplies to struggling Manaus

Following the collapse of the healthcare system in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, Venezuela has sent 130,000 liters of oxygen and a brigade of 107 doctors to help combat the pandemic

South Africa: Strike action against retrenchment of workers in Macsteel continues into third day

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) alleges that the company dismissed 99 workers on December 11, the first day of holiday season, to prevent the union from taking action against it.

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