fuel crisis
‘Famines are not caused by shortages, they are caused by lack of democracy’

This crisis is being called the worst since the country’s independence in 1948. It has led to severe shortages of food, fuel, medicines and even water. What has led to this crisis?

How can Sri Lanka’s economy be turned around?

In the second part of this interview, Ahilan Kadirgamar, senior lecturer at the University of Jaffna, explains how strengthening the public distribution system, a wealth tax, and focusing on agriculture, the rural economy and the food system are vital.

Sri Lanka’s economic crisis is decades in the making

Ahilan Kadirgamar, senior lecturer at the University of Jaffna, explains the roots of Sri Lanka’s economic crisis.

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet resigns amid crisis, 2-month ceasefire in Yemen, and other stories

Today we look at ongoing protests in Sri Lanka as the economic crisis grows, the 2-month mutual ceasefire declared in Yemen, and more

Sri Lanka protests Protests intensify in Sri Lanka as economy goes off the rails

Protests continued in Sri Lanka on Monday, including in front of the residence of the prime minister. The entire cabinet quit on Sunday amid the agitations and a massive economic crisis

People’s insurrection against government continues in Haiti

Amid a fuel shortage crisis and continuing corruption allegations, the popular classes in Haiti have been on the streets daily to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse

Was the ‘fuel shortage’ in Haiti an excuse to increase the price?

On the second day of the protests over shortage of fuel in the country, Haitian government announced an increase in the price of diesel.