Sri Lanka food insecurity (2) One-third of school students in Sri Lanka go without an adequate breakfast

Sri Lanka has been grappling with an acute economic crisis since last year. This has aggravated the problem of food insecurity in the country

Kenya finance bill Kenya’s ‘anti-people’ Finance Bill met with widespread opposition as cost of living soars 

Amid rising debt payments the Kenyan government has proposed new tax and levy regimes in the Finance Bill 2023. Unions and left forces, especially the Communist Party of Kenya, have argued that the measures will further burden workers while they are already struggling under an economic crisis 

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

Agitation by teachers forces Latvian government to increase wages

Against the backdrop of soaring inflation, school teachers in Latvia have been protesting the decrease in real wages and heavy workload

24-04 Austrian State Election Austrian communists enter Salzburg State Assembly for the first time since 1949

The alliance led by KPÖ performed particularly well in the city of Salzburg, securing 21.8% of the votes and emerging as the second largest force. The regional election saw the incumbent Christian Democrat-Green-Liberal coalition lose its majority

Czech government’s plan to raise retirement age faces intense protests

The Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM) as well as trade unions have launched petitions to reject the conservative government’s plan to increase the retirement age in the Czech Republic to 68 years

A new leader’s big banking opportunity to improve global development

Will the New Development Bank and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement be able to fulfill their original mission with the arrival of the new bank president Dilma Rousseff?

OPEC + OPEC: Saudis aren’t afraid of US anymore

The surprise OPEC+ reduction consolidates the Saudi-Russian energy alliance, by aligning their production levels and placing them on equal footing. It is a slap in the face for the US

Latin American and Caribbean governments agree to join forces against inflation

The leaders agreed to unite efforts to allow the exchange of basic food products and essential goods under better conditions, with the priority of lowering the costs

Bangladesh market fire Massive fire devastates popular clothing market in Bangladesh capital Dhaka 

The fire at Banga Bazar damaged thousands of shops and covered the surrounding neighborhoods with black smoke. The cause of the fire has not yet been ascertained and no casualty has been reported

Massive rally of farmers and workers in Indian capital New Delhi

The rally was jointly organized by three of India’s biggest organizations representing workers, farmers, and agricultural laborers

Kenya protests Between elite infighting and state violence, Kenyan masses forge their own struggle 

Thousands of people took to the streets in Nairobi again this week to protest the government of President William Ruto. The protests have been called for by opposition leader Raila Odinga, who has tapped into public anger against rising costs of living