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Red Books Day celebrated internationally to mark 173 years since the publication of ‘The Communist Manifesto’

On February 21, 1948 the Manifesto of the Communist Party written by Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels was first published in the UK. The book is recognized as one of the most influential in the history of humankind and it has been translated in almost all languages in the world.

Peruvian healthcare workers strike for rights

This week’s episode looks at healthcare workers on strike in Peru, the farmers protest in India, and we have a special segment from Brazil on the vaccine

Patriarchy and the pandemic: Disentangling the web of oppression

We discuss Coronashock and Patriarchy, a study done by Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, with Renata Porto Bugni to understand the impact of the pandemic on women and the LGBTQIA+ community.

COVID-19: Concerns Around Airborne Transmission

Prabir Purkayastha talks to Dr. Satyajit Rath on the concerns raised by scientists regarding COVID-19 being airborne. They also talk about why India’s strict lockdown failed to meet it goals

COVID-19 relief packages The politics and economics of COVID-19 relief packages

Most governments worldwide have announced relief packages to deal with the economic distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, though big in numbers, these packages have very little to offer to those most affected by the crisis

COVID threat in prison Incarcerated people among the most vulnerable to Coronavirus infection

There is a growing demand for releasing prisoners worldwide as prison facilities in most countries are overcrowded and lack basic hygienic conditions, jeopardizing the implementation of preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19

Oil price war Turmoil in international oil markets after Saudi Arabia launches ‘price war’

The fall in the international prices of oil may be good news for oil-importing countries such as India. However, economies of most of the oil producing countries will suffer massively if the prices remain at this level

The “spectre of communism” haunts the world: 172 years of the Communist Manifesto

Tens of thousands of people in Asia, Africa, Latin America and North America publicly read the Communist Manifesto to commemorate the 172nd year since its first publication in 1848.

Tax havens US and UK are among the safest tax havens in the world

According to the Financial Secrecy Index 2020 published by the Tax Justice Network, the US has emerged as the second safest tax haven. The British overseas territory of the Cayman Islands is the “safest tax haven” in the world

Peoples’ BRICS Summit closing statement: “We demand changes so we can have a future”

Two-day event was held in Brasília before the BRICS Summit where heads of governments will meet

Peoples’ BRICS Seminar seeks unity of the people amid global crisis

Representatives from trade unions, political parties, social movements, and universities of the BRICS countries gathered in Brasilia for the Peoples’ BRICS Summit

Punnapra-Vayalar Uprising Kerala India A Tribute: Punnapra-Vayalar uprising of October 1946

Workers’ agitations led by communist trade unions for labour rights during that period had culminated in a massive rebellion against the tyrannical rule of the King and his Diwan (Prime Minister), C. P. Ramaswami Iyer.

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