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COP 26 marked by massive people’s mobilizations

The conference began just a day after the G20 economies failed to commit to a 2050 target to halt net-carbon emissions to prevent the most extreme global warming.

Millions head to the polls amid socio-economic crisis in South Africa and other stories

Today we look at the local elections in South Africa, renewed protests against the lese majeste laws in Thailand, and more

COP26 COP26 starts in Glasgow amid protests and disappointment

The landmark United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties or COP26 began on Sunday amid disappointment over G20 countries failing to make concrete commitments to combat climate change. The issue of climate financing and historical responsibility are expected to figure prominently in the talks

US in talks to compensate migrant families separated at the border and other stories

Today we look at a 4,000 member migrant caravan in Mexico and conditions at the border, Julian Assange’s extradition hearing in the UK, and more

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

Our lives, their profits: Against the G20 Global Health Summit!

Organizations in Italy have called for a mobilization at the same time as the G20 Health Summit to call on global leaders to prioritize public health over profits and guarantee equal vaccine access

The agony of Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, who has been in jail for over 900 days and faced physical and psychological torture, is now set to be tried in a terrorism court

Problem of external debt in the third world

The collapse in commodity prices has forced these countries into greater external borrowing to manage their balance of payments

Third world debt restructuring UN UN calls for debt relief as world reels under economic impact of COVID-19

As the crisis in the global economy deepens, international bodies and agencies are proposing debt restructuring plans for the developing economies. However, many creditors have been reluctant to accept the possibility

Pandemic exposes cracks in world order

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha looks at the failure of the G20 leadership to arrive at any concrete plan to address the COVID-19 crisis.

Anti-Beijing protesters turn violent on Handover Day

Protesters broke into the Legislative Council and raised the flag of colonized Hong Kong, as the city was in the middle of celebrating the independence day commemoration

Leftist and progressive leaders address crisis of neoliberalism in Buenos Aires

Left-wing academics and politicians from across the world spoke at the forum, which served as the official opening to the 8th edition of the Latin American and Caribbean Conference of Social Sciences (CLACSO)