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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.

Hybrid wars are destroying democracies, historian Vijay Prashad says

The Indian researcher also spoke with Brasil de Fato about BRICS, fascism, and working-class organization

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 41

Peoples Dispatch takes a look at the protests related to the Unnao rape case, the deportation of Syrian refugees from Turkey and the protests against labor reform bills in Costa Rica

Crackdown in Kashmir after Indian forces kill militant

State authorities blocked internet access, imposed curfew-like restrictions and closed down the major schools, colleges and universities for two days to prevent street protests

Feminist Strike 2019: A glimpse at mobilisations across the world

Mobilizations were held across the world as part of the Feminist Strike to reject patriarchal and capitalist violence and show the power and force of women, travestis, transgender and gender diverse people

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