COVID-19 crisis
Lockdown parties, tax dodging and war mongering: Tory blitz on British working class continues

People in the UK are facing a severe cost of living crisis marked by skyrocketing energy and food prices, along with a crisis of governance marked by cronyism, incompetence and duplicity

Teachers protest - Belgium - 1 Educators up in arms in Belgium demanding pay rise, smaller classrooms 

Schools teachers across Belgium are suffering due to the combined effect of the COVID-19 crisis, harsh workloads, crippling infrastructure, inconsistent sectoral agreements and the insensitivity of the government. Now, the worsening cost of living crisis marked by higher energy prices has pushed teachers to the brink

Tube workers strike - London London Tube workers continue protests against mass layoffs

Transport for London has decided to make cuts worth millions in the transport sector in London, including in the underground rail network (Tube) where it has decided to cut 600 jobs

Belgium protest against high energy prices Workers Party of Belgium holds massive protest against high energy costs

The Workers Party of Belgium has been campaigning to reduce the value added tax (VAT) on energy prices in the country from 21% to 6%

Workers Rally - Turkey 1 Massive workers’ mobilization in Turkey demands fair minimum wage

In a massive rally in Istanbul called by the Confederation of Revolutionary Trade Unions (DiSK), workers demanded an increase in the minimum wage in the country to at least 5,200 Turkish Lira (USD 358.80) in order to meet their basic needs

Housing Action Day-Europe Housing for people, not for profit: Rights groups demand action across Europe

Rights groups organized two days of action for housing rights across major cities in Europe. The demands included affordable housing, an end to profiteering from rents and putting a stop to evictions

Dispatches from India: One year since Delhi riots

In this episode, we look at the plight of the victims of the religious violence that took place in Delhi in February 2020. We also take a look at some stark revelations regarding the unemployment situation in the country, and the latest in the COVID-19 pandemic

Central America remains on high alert as Hurricane Eta wreaks havoc and kills dozens

Reports state that the devastating storm has claimed more than 70 lives, forced the evacuation of thousands of people and caused significant damage to infrastructure and homes throughout Central America

South African health workers demand safe working conditions

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union of South Africa warned that its 200,000 public workers will strike on Sept. 10 if their concerns are not addressed.

The impact of COVID-19 on education

The coronavirus pandemic forced schools to shut abruptly, exposing the huge inequality between impoverished and privileged pupils as learning moved online and schoolgirls faced exploitation.

COVID-19: deceased patients’ autopsies show remarkable immune failure

Recent studies have found that the deceased patients lack germinal centers in the spleen and lymph nodes. Germinal centers are where mature B cells can proliferate, and undergo mutations so that become long-standing fighters against a pathogen

Governments need to boost economies with large fiscal stimulus

This is not the time for fiscal conservatism. To get out of economic crisis, governments must undertake fiscal boosts which increase purchasing power of the poor

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