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Tunisia protest Protests erupts in Tunisia over rise in prices of essential commodities 

The protests add to the ongoing political uncertainty in the country, as major opposition parties have announced a boycott of the upcoming legislative elections in December 

IMF bailout for Zambia Zambia’s debt crisis a warning for what looms ahead for Global South

Zambia is heading toward critical negotiations to restructure its mounting debts. The IMF has approved a $1.3 billion bailout plan for the country, which will impose cruel austerity measures on the Zambian people

Ghana IMF bailout Ghana’s unions and left reject bailout talks with the IMF as economic crisis spirals 

Ghana has initiated talks with the International Monetary Fund to seek a potential bailout amid a major economic crisis. This has been rejected by the Socialist Movement of Ghana and trade unions who argue that this will do nothing to alleviate the structural problems in the economy

Ecuador national strike National strike in Ecuador completes 15 days, struggle continues

Ecuadorian peasant, Indigenous and Afro-descendant organizations have vowed to continue fighting against poverty and deep inequalities in the country, despite persecution, criminalization and repression by the state

RMT Strike - UK (1) British rail workers lead fight against cost of living crisis and anti-worker policies

Rail workers across the UK are unhappy with the rail authorities’ insensitivity towards their demand for an increase in wages, as well as plans to implement austerity measures that will lead to forced redundancies

IMF loans to Africa IMF loans continue to undermine health in Africa

The International Monetary Fund has a long history of insisting on loan conditionalities which are harmful to public services. This practice did not change even during the pandemic, with African countries being some of the worst affected

Is this the end of the French project in Africa’s Sahel?

Mali recently announced that it would no longer be part of the G5 Sahel. From the beginning, it was clear that the formation of the G5 Sahel was encouraged by France, and that the real focus was to be security.

Tunisian parliament Tunisia’s suspended parliament fights against president’s coup

Just hours after the suspended parliament passed the symbolic vote by a majority, the president dissolved the body

Working class in UK bear the brunt of rising energy costs

In the UK, more than 14.5 million people live in poverty, including 4.3 million children and the soaring energy costs are expected to affect them the most.

“It’s time for Our America”: ALBA Movements to hold third Continental Assembly in Argentina

Argentina will host the third assembly of the platform of Latin American people’s movements amid the shifting political panorama in the region

Police repress workers’ protest for living wages in Port au Prince and other stories

Today we look at protests by textile workers in Port au Prince, Wet’suwet’en activists’ report to the UN on rights violations by Canada, and more

Teachers in Puerto Rico strike for wages, benefits

After the government failed to deliver on salary increases and cut pensions, teachers have called a national strike