COVID-19 lockdown
COVID-19 crisis in India: A complete systemic collapse

Reports are coming from different states all over the country of oxygen running out in hospitals, no hospital beds, no medicines, and bodies piling up as families wait for their turn outside crematoriums.

The COVID-19 Catastrophe in India keeps growing

The central government’s failure to act and years of privatization of healthcare has put India at the epicenter of the pandemic

MSF reports civilians killed by Ethiopian soldiers in Tigray and other stories

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

Protests demanding resignation of Paraguayan president and his cabinet continue

Since March 5, thousands of Paraguayans have been mobilizing in different cities of the country in rejection of the national government’s mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the deepening of economic crisis and social inequality

One year of COVID-19 in Brazil: from a little flu to a foreseen tragedy

The fight against the pandemic was dominated by political controversies and a lack of commitment to the lives of the population

Chomsky and Prashad: Why neoliberal leaders who failed to protect their countries from COVID-19 must be investigated

Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad deem the inaction of neoliberal and far-right governments to contain the pandemic and thus save tens of thousands of lives, as criminal

Under the cover of the pandemic, states cracked down even harder

Despite promises to focus all efforts towards combating the pandemic, many states used the pretext of the lockdown to intensify repression of people’s movements and dissenting voices

2020: Unprecedented struggles, renewed hope for victories

2020 was a year of tremendous suffering, but in adversity, people across the globe rose up to fight for the most vulnerable and to demand change

Indigenous movements and the struggle in defense of land in 2020

On top of the existing violence and institutional impediments, this year was particularly taxing for the defenders of land and environment as they had to face double whammy of COVID-19 pandemic and the intensification of neoliberalism under it

Lockdown in Germany Germany goes for a stricter semi-lockdown amid alarming COVID-19 spike

According to the new regulations, schools and non-essential shops will remain closed across Germany from December 16 till January 10. As of December 14, around 1,348,851 COVID-19 cases had been reported in Germany, with 22,607 deaths

Greek health workers observe national protests

The Federation of Greek Hospital Doctors’ Associations, the key organiser put forth a set of demands to fight the pandemic. These include mass recruitment and appointment to permanent positions for all doctors

West European countries see unprecedented surge in new COVID-19 cases

Spain has become the first European country to record more than one million cases with France set to follow suit. Italy, Germany and the UK are badly affected too

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