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Definition of COVID-19 death and its importance from a public health standpoint

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talk about how a clear definition of a COVID-19-related death is essential for good public health policy

Across the world, progressive sections observe Nakba

According to UN agencies, there are 6,293,390 Palestinian refugees in the Arab world alone which includes refugees living in occupied Gaza and West Bank.

Ola Bini’s trial resumes. What has happened so far?

The trial against Ola Bini, Swedish software developer and digital rights activist, resumed on May 16. His trial only began in January this year after years of delays

Mayor of Medellin removed from office in Colombia

In addition to Quintero, many other representatives including the Mayor of Ibagué, Andrés Hurtado were also suspended from their positions for their political participation.

Attacks against shack dwellers’ movement Abahlali baseMjondolo continue in South Africa

On May 5, Nokuthula Mabaso, a militant land rights activist of Abahlali baseMjondolo in South Africa was assassinated.

Murder of Palestinian journalist by Israeli forces receives international condemnation

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), at least 18 journalists have been killed in Israel/Palestine since 1992.

Sri Lanka’s crisis reaches tipping point

Sri Lanka has been dealing with an economic crisis for months, characterized by a foreign exchange shortage which has led to a scarcity of essentials such as food, fuel and medicines.

Teaching staff at University of Sydney walks off the job demanding better working conditions

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) issued the call for this strike demanding secure jobs for the staff and better working conditions.

The black hole that is military spending

Amid a pandemic and dire economic crises across the world, military spending has continued relentlessly. The US has been the biggest spender by a huge margin

What is happening in the global currency market?

Former Managing Director-General of the Asian Development Bank, Dr Rajat M Nag talks about the ongoing currency war in the world and the role of the United States in it

Abortion rights under attack in the United States

Roe v Wade is the only federal protection for abortion rights for women across the United States. Without it, millions of women in conservative states would be at the mercy of right-wing politicians who have expressed a desire to eliminate abortion altogether.

ALBA Movements vow to strengthen work against capitalism and imperialism

260 delegates from 23 countries participated in the 3rd Continental Assembly of the ALBA Movements in Buenos Aires and addressed the platforms 6 key principles of work and unity.

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