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Inflation in the US: Causes and consequences

High inflation rates have caused great difficulty for the working people of the US for months now. In November, as inflation soared yet again, Eugene Puryear analyzed the reasons for the crisis in the country

Global decline in mortality rate: Is the pandemic petering out

Dr. Satyajit Rath discusses COVID-19 mortality rates in the United States, infections in Kerala and the efficacy of the Sputnik vaccine

Biden’s corporate tax rate plan signals return to social democratic agenda

The final outcome of the post-COVID massive wealth redistributive program remains to be seen, but what is clearly being seen is the end of the neoliberal phase of world capitalism

Why Big Pharma shouldn’t have any control over COVID-19 vaccines

While a public desperate for protection against COVID-19 is quick to shame “vaccine hunters,” the real culprits are the companies refusing to share their publicly funded intellectual property and the governments allowing them to get away with it.

Around the World in 8 minutes: Mumia Abu-Jamal’s struggle for justice and more

In this episode of Around the World in 8 Minutes, we look at the struggle of Mumia Abu-Jamal for his rights and health, the development of various vaccine candidates in Cuba and the global mobilizations and preparations ahead of International Women’s Day

Why are hate crimes against Asian Americans on the rise?

This wave of attacks has caused panic and confusion among Asian Americans and forces us to question: What is motivating these cruel and cowardly assaults? Are they purely an organic and spontaneous response to current events?

Trillions for Wall Street, pittance for the people

Compared to the scale of the crisis, the stimulus package will be far from enough to give people the kind of relief they need.

US COVID relief package: Too little, too late

After much wrangling, the US Congress managed to pass the a COVID-19 relief package. However, it offers only a pittance at a time when large sections of the population are facing an unprecedented economic crisis

US taxi drivers’ caravan demands a “people’s stimulus”

Dozens of taxi workers from the States of New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland traveled to Washington DC on Thursday, demanding assistance for the taxi industry and better pandemic relief plans

Vaccine rollout battle: First past the post may win major market share

India’s mass vaccination plans may fail if it does not hold open discussions on its plans with health professionals and the people

The US elections: What lies ahead?

Claudia de La Cruz of The People’s Forum and The Popular Education Project talks about the broken US political system, the implications of the support for Trump and the path ahead for people’s movements

2020 Elections: Tale of two Americas

Ben Becker of Breakthrough News discusses the deep social and economic issues affecting millions of Americans in the context of the upcoming elections

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