Inequality
Activists expect multiple obstacles during health discussions at COP28

While health is on the agenda at the COP28 summit in the UAE, activists fear significant progress on climate and health will not be achieved due to a number of factors such as the presence of lobbyists from the fossil fuel sector

When we speak about humanity we speak about socialism, says leader of South African shack dwellers’ movement

Thapelo Mohapi, General Secretary of Abahlali baseMjondolo, speaks to Peoples Dispatch on the eve of the International Dilemmas of Humanity conference

IMF pushes world’s poorest countries into “starvation diet” as debt burdens spiral

As the IMF and World Bank commence their annual meetings, an Oxfam report shows how their failed policies of austerity will force the world’s poorest countries to cut USD 229 billion in public spending while hemorrhaging billions in debt payments.

Tens of thousands mobilize on the streets of Rome against far-right Meloni’s policies

Italy’s trade unions organized a mass protest in Rome, standing up to the anti-people policies of Giorgia Meloni’s administration

Heatwaves impact on women Heat waves pose disproportionate threat to female workforce, claims study

The report titled “The Scorching Divide” suggests that women from marginalized and poor backgrounds will be the worst affected by intensifying heat waves

Maui wildfire devastation exposes the legacy of colonialism

The worst natural disaster in Hawaiian history is still blazing, where Indigenous residents are being pushed out of their homes

BlackRock is a “modern day Dutch East India Company” say activists

US-based organizations gather in front of the BlackRock headquarters in New York City to demand the asset holder cancel USD 220 million of Zambia’s debt

US-based organizations demand BlackRock cancel it’s share of Zambia’s debt

Western institutions own 70% of Zambia’s debt. It’s time for the largest private owner of such debt to cancel it entirely, say activists

India ineuqality The trajectory of inequality in India

In 1981, India’s government under Indira Gandhi approached the IMF for a loan. The conditionalities that were part of the loan set the stage for decades of ‘reform’ which would lead to a massive rise in inequality

Inequality must be “priority” in climate change discussion, says Lula in Paris

The Brazilian President says there is no point in having a “very good climate” while people die of hunger

NUMSA South Africa May Day On May Day, NUMSA calls for a national economic agenda for the working class 

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has called for ending neoliberal policies and is pushing for greater state intervention in the economy, the nationalization of key sectors, and an expansionary budget to alleviate the economic crisis in the country

Former US President Trump incited a right-wing insurrection. But that’s not why he’s being indicted

A Manhattan grand jury has indicted Trump in connection to hush money that he allegedly paid to cover up an affair. This does not even scratch the surface of his many crimes