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Cancel the debt Leftist leaders call for cancellation of debts owed by developing countries

A statement signed by former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff and Indian Kerala State’s finance minister Thomas Isaac, among others, highlights the inadequacy of the measures announced recently by the G20 and IMF to postpone debt repayment 

Lebanon protests resume Anti-government protests resume in Lebanon

According to the Lebanese Red Cross, 48 protesters suffered injuries during Sunday’s protests and 11 were hospitalized

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

Haiti on the precipice as coronavirus and US-imposed leadership take their toll

While Haiti’s widely despised, US-backed government officially promotes social distancing to suppress Covid-19, the stark reality is that most of the population is likely heading toward herd immunity, where many must get infected in the street rather than die by hunger at home.

US blocks IMF loan to Iran United States set to block IMF’s emergency loan to Iran

Iran had requested a USD 5 billion emergency loan from the IMF last month to help its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The US claims the money will be used to fund terrorism in the region

Tunisia Workers protest COVID Tunisian workers protest lack of government support COVID-19 shutdown

Workers demanded adequate support from the government and protection from the economic distress caused by the lockdown. The countrywide shutdown has left a large number of people in the country without work

Argentine Senate approves law to renegotiate external debt

The law authorizes the Minister of Economy to renegotiate the conditions of the payment of the foreign debt taken during the administration of former president Mauricio Macri

Pakistan health workers Health workers in Pakistan challenge government’s privatization drive

Pakistan’s healthcare system is suffering from chronic under investment, worsened by the current privatization drive imposed by the IMF and carried out by the government of Imran Khan

Nigerian elections postponed hours before voting

The outcome of the election, now scheduled on February 23, has a lot on stakes, including the state’s control over Nigeria’s oil.

Argentines protest for fourth straight week against hike in rates of services

The marches against the austerity policies of the Mauricio Macri began on January 10 under the banner of the Trade Union Front for the National Model. Water, electricity and gas rates are in the process of being massively hiked in order to meet IMF requirements on deficit

People's Protests against right wing regime and neoliberalism The battle continues against neoliberalism and the global right

The year witnessed struggles across the world, most often led by trade unions, against neoliberalism and the related rise of the right-wing

People's Movements in 2018 A glimpse of people’s movements in 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, at People’s Dispatch, we take a look into various people’s movements and resistances across the globe.

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