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‘The ax always falls on the most vulnerable’: Pakistan demands debt cancellation and climate justice

More than 1,700 people have been killed in floods that continue to submerge parts of Pakistan. Amid this crisis, activists are demanding debt cancellation and climate reparations.

Mapping Faultlines: At COP27, Loss and Damage Fund is a positive but equity takes a back seat

NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recently-concluded COP27 summit in Egypt and its outcomes. He analyzes how equity is increasingly taking a back set in these negotiations

COP27 What did COP27 achieve? 

The 27th UN climate change conference ended in Egypt on November 20 with a major outcome – a Loss and Damage fund. However, the cover text does not contain any new commitments on emission cuts or the comprehensive phase down of all fossil fuels 

Daily Round-up | Turkish airstrikes in Syria kill 6, wound 80 & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories of the Turkish strikes in Syria and Iraq, protests by health workers in Spain, the agreements in COP27, and marches for racial justice in Brazil

Egypt’s repressive regime is enabled by US and allies

Rania Khalek of BreakThrough News explains how Egypt acts as a US proxy in the region and how the backing of western powers and Israel enables its government to continue repressive policies domestically

“South Africa’s ‘Just’ Transition climate deal with the west is a betrayal of the working class”

South Africa is set to implement an $8.5bn plan funded by western countries to transition from coal-based energy to renewables. The country’s biggest union NUMSA has warned this plan will only intensify privatization while burdening South Africans with debt and poverty.

Daily Round-up | Lula vows to protect Amazon in COP27 speech & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories of Lula’s speech at COP27, Peru’s opposition campaign against President Castillo, the latest from the US elections, and Israel’s plan to extend the apartheid wall

“Brazil is back”: Lula’s speech at COP27

“Brazil is back. Brazil is coming out of that cocoon to which it has been subjected to for the last four years,” Lula stated. 

Alaa Abdel Fattah’s life hangs in balance as al-Sisi govt. remains stubborn

Concerns remain about the life of Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah who had escalated his hunger strike 10 days ago. His family on Monday received a letter indicating he was alive

Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah Alaa is alive: Family receives letter from Egyptian activist

Egyptian authorities have repeatedly denied visits to Alaa’s family members even as reports of him being force-fed have emerged, raising concerns about his life. Alaa is incarcerated in the Wadi al-Notrun prison near Cairo

Real challenge at COP27 is private greed versus devastation of all

In the hands of capital, ‘clean’ natural gas is worse than ‘dirty’ coal. But rich nations have devised an elaborate system to conceal facts and shift blame to poorer nations

COP27 Loss and damage As COP27 proceeds, global South calls on North to get serious about climate funding 

As the “technical” week of the UN climate conference in Egypt draws to a close, poorer countries have reiterated their expectations that COP27 will end with a dedicated finance facility for Loss and Damage, something which has been blocked at previous COPs