COVID-19 in Brazil
Senate probe seeks to charge Jair Bolsonaro as COVID deaths cross 600k and other stories

Today we look at an upcoming senate report on the Brazilian government’s COVID-19 response, the trial of Egyptian officers in the murder of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni, and more

Kellogg’s cereal plant workers go on strike for fair pay and benefits and other stories

Today we look at the strike for pay and benefits by workers across Kellogg’s cereal plants in the US; a protest march against mining expansion by tribal communities in Chhattisgarh, India; and more

Brazilian private healthcare network under investigation for malpractice during pandemic

According to an official investigation underway by the government of São Paulo, the private healthcare network Prevent Senior used patients as test subjects for COVID treatment and then hid the real number of deaths

‘Brazilians are hungry because they have no income, not because of a lack of production’: João Pedro Stedile

For Stedile, large sections of the bourgeoisie have already manifested their deep dissatisfaction with the Bolsonaro government but have not reached a consensus about an alternative

On Brazil’s independence day, hundreds of thousands defended democracy

The ‘Cry of the Excluded’ also mobilized people in defense of national sovereignty and against the favoring of the interests of the ruling class, companies and banks over the well-being of the people.

Protestors launch Global Week of Action for Democracy in Swaziland and other stories

Today we look at renewed protests for democracy in Swaziland, the new government announced by the Taliban in Afghanistan, and more

Bolsonaro marches against democracy in Brazil

Far-right Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has called on his supporters to participate in mass mobilizations on September 7, Brazilian Independence Day, amid a continued drop in approval ratings and increased scrutiny from both the legislative and judiciary over his government’s actions.

Eating with hope: Solidarity initiatives are the alternative for Brazil’s hungry

Over the past few years, an about-turn in policies saw a massive increase in hunger in Brazil. As the pandemic wreaked havoc, solidarity initiatives and donations, which feed close to 30% of the population, were all that stood between people and starvation.

Thousands displaced across Afghanistan as Taliban seizes 18 cities and other stories

Today we look at the ongoing rapid advance of the Taliban across Afghanistan, the presidential and general elections in Zambia, and more

Mass protests against Bolsonaro continue in Brazil

Organizers of the international action estimate that more than 600,000 people mobilized in 509 cities.

COVID-19 in Brazil: Over half a million deaths and a tale of political incompetence

The inadequate approach of Jair Bolsonaro’s administration has strongly contributed to the horrific death toll in Brazil due to COVID-19. Support for his policies has hit a record low, as he faces an inquiry for deliberately spreading the virus

Mobilizations against Bolsonaro gain strength and mobilize around 750 thousand people

Actions for “Vaccine in the arm, food on the plate and get out Bolsonaro” were organized in at least 400 cities across Brazil and saw the participation of 750 thousand people

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