Economic crisis
Afghanistan economy UN warns of economic collapse in Afghanistan

Several agencies including the UNDP have noted that if the current situation continues, all basic services will collapse and almost all Afghans will fall below the poverty line by next year

Oman protest Protests over struggling economy and unemployment in Oman enter fourth day

The police crackdown on protesters using British-manufactured tear gas has led a UK-based campaign group to demand the review of sale of arms and riot/crowd control equipment to the Gulf state by the British government

India marks day of resistance as farmers’ struggle continues and other stories

Today we look at the day of resistance observed by farmers and workers in India, the crackdown on protestors in Iraq, and more

Tunisia political crisis Tunisia’s largest party calls for joint dialogue to resolve growing political crisis

Last week, thousands of protesters and Ennahda supporters participated in a rally expressing support for prime minister Hichem Mechichi in his dispute with the president over a recent cabinet reshuffle and new ministerial appointments announced earlier this year

Legislative and municipal elections in El Salvador this Sunday

The upcoming elections are crucial for the strengthening of democracy, which has suffered various setbacks under the rule of far-right President Nayib Bukele

Austrian Crisis “The burdens of the pandemic must not be passed on to the working class”

The pandemic has exposed the inadequacy of the Austrian public health system, the failure of the federal government, and led to the acceleration of the economic crisis, writes Tibor Zenker, chairman of the Party of Labor of Austria

Iraq protests Iraqis protest government’s 2021 employment policy, demand public sector jobs

Protests in capital Baghdad saw thousands mobilize outside the prime minister’s office even as the Iraqi parliament continues to debate the 2021 budget for over a month. Protesters in the oil-rich southern region also forcefully shut down an oil field

COVID-19: It’s not over yet in India

The pandemic is still raging, with the second highest number of daily cases in the world and an ominous plateauing in the last fortnight, after weeks of fall in cases

Why America’s economic war on China is failing

Trump faces negative legal judgments about his “trade war,” and the US economy slips into negative territory. Meanwhile, China has emerged as the major driver of the global economy

Zimbabwe crisis Zimbabwe’s left and progressive forces face a quandary

The government in Zimbabwe is relying on large scale deployment of security forces to quell the protests sweeping the country, which may turn into a mass uprising. Left forces have however warned that the protests could be hijacked  

Governments need to boost economies with large fiscal stimulus

This is not the time for fiscal conservatism. To get out of economic crisis, governments must undertake fiscal boosts which increase purchasing power of the poor

Government under finance: There is no easy exit

Noted economist professor Prabhat Patnaik talks about the economic crises triggered by COVID-19 and the various possibilities that emerge and their respective implications

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