COVID-19
Citing dismal pay, teachers to boycott classes in Zimbabwe

The average salary of a public school teacher has dropped to the equivalent of USD 30-35 a month. The Zimbabwe Teachers’ Association says they cannot afford to work until salaries are restored to the equivalent of USD 50

United Nations celebrates 75th anniversary amidst rising concerns of unilateralism

Formed after the second world war, the UN as a multilateral forum to preserve world peace and security is facing the growing challenge of US unilateralism and its complete disregard for international laws

French unions hit the streets against anti-worker policies

CGT has also condemned the latest reforms in unemployment insurance at a time when unemployment is at the highest in 37 years.

COVID-19: Why do some patients suffer brain damage?

A debate continues to rage about whether the brain damage due to COVID-19 in some patients is because of the attack of the virus, or due to an immune response

Six months of pandemic: Why India lost the battle

A brief timeline of the Narendra Modi Government’s action (and inaction) in India from the time World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 a ‘pandemic’ on March 11

To Succeed, Struggles Have to Be Connected, Not Localized: Fayrouz Sharqawi

Vijay Prashad talks to Fayrouz Sharqawi of Grassroots Al-Quds on the impact of Israeli occupation of the people of Palestine and the kind of resistance that exists on the ground

jordan-explosion Two killed in explosions near military base in Jordan

A Jordanian minister said that preliminary investigations show the explosions to be caused by an electric short circuit at an army depot used for storing unusable and old mortar bombs

Palestinian prisoners' rights Israeli prison authorities confiscate fans of Palestinian prisoners for protests

Israeli forces stormed the cells of the approximately 850 prisoners who were part of the protest against the death of Daud Al-Khatib. They confiscated fans and electrical devices

Michigan University students seek safe working conditions

The strike which began on Tuesday will go on for four days and will culminate in a walkout over the weekend.

India’s COVID-19 Crisis Explodes

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes both the global trajectory of COVID-19, as well as the spread of the disease in India

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.

COVID-19 vaccine: Emergency use authorization?

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about the decision of the US Food and Drug Administration to declare September 3 as the potential target date for the release of a vaccine for COVID-19

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