Today we look at a walkout staged by Amazon workers in Chicago, the Biden administration’s decision to restore aid to UNRWA, protests in Iraq for job opportunities, record surges in Covid-19 cases in India, and the sentencing of an aid worker to 20 years in prison by a Saudi Court
It has been one year since the Narendra Modi government in India imposed a nationwide lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today we take a look at recent reports of the killing of civilians in the Tigray region, custodial deaths of Indigenous people in Australia, police repression against a protest in Jordan, and the key lessons learned as India marks 1 year of the Covid-19 lockdown
While domestic workers number in the tens of millions—constituting a major proportion of India’s workforce—their labor is not formally recognized, and they lack essential rights and guarantees.
Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talk about the new variants of COVID-19 that are emerging and the possibilities of developing a single vaccine for the disease
In the three months from September 2020 alone, 9 million people lost their jobs. A breakdown of job losses shows that younger people and women have borne the brunt
Timidity vis-à-vis international finance capital, callousness toward people, and cynicism in manipulating the electorate and legislators, have made the Modi government one of the most ultra-Right governments in the world
The recent regulatory clearance given to an indigenous developed vaccine candidate in India is an example of vaccine nationalism at its worst and jettisoning of all the principles of an evidence-based, scientific approach
The right-wing Narendra Modi government used the pandemic and the lockdown to foist more exploitative policies. But the sustained resistance by people has shaken its hubris
India’s mass vaccination plans may fail if it does not hold open discussions on its plans with health professionals and the people
The COVID-19 crisis was an opportunity for the public systems to recapture their rightful position as the predominant health care providers in the country. But the public systems were unprepared for the task