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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

US postmaster general reverses changes made until election, after widespread criticism

Louis Dejoy, US postmaster general, has been criticized of electoral manipulation as many operational changes were set to delay the delivery of millions of postal ballots

COVID-19: Indian govt. failed to effectively use lockdown period

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the trajectory of COVID-19 in India where there has been a steady increase is the number of cases.

The EURO Arrangement Is Faulty

Professor Heiner Flassbeck shows it defies macroeconomic logic to promote surpluses for Germany, prohibit government deficits everywhere else and forbid the central bank from acting as the central bank of each and every EURO member.

Healthy people, a healthy planet and a healthy economy

Richard Kozul-Wright explains why these challenges need to be addressed at once in a transformative agenda

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