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END SARS: The police force in Nigeria remains essentially colonial

Nigerian journalist and writer Chido Onumah talks about the END SARS protests, the atrocities of the security establishment, and the policy framework of the state over the past few decades

Argentina’s veteran ambassador makes a stand for the sovereignty of Latin America

For veteran Argentine ambassador Alicia Castro, resigning over her government’s vote against Venezuela at the UN Human Rights Council was not a difficult decision, for as she wrote in her letter, “Anti-colonialism is… an ethical imperative”

Protests against government’s economic plan continue in Costa Rica

Since September 30, Costa Ricans have been mobilizing in rejection of the government’s possible deal with the IMF, which will force the government to implement a number of austerity measures

Why America’s economic war on China is failing

Trump faces negative legal judgments about his “trade war,” and the US economy slips into negative territory. Meanwhile, China has emerged as the major driver of the global economy

Lebanon struggles to rebuild after Beirut blasts

Lebanon has a new prime minister in Mustapha Adib but to many, he is part of the same corrupt and inefficient old leadership that created the crisis in the country

The explosion in Beirut

The explosion in Beirut on 4 August was not an accident. The authorities were aware of the possibility of an explosion. They did nothing.

Beirut blasts intensify economic and political crisis in Lebanon

Decades of neoliberal policies have made Lebanon among the most unequal societies in the world, and social and economic discontent is expected to grow following the blasts

How the US failed at its foreign policy toward Venezuela

US Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Venezuela confirmed this week the overt efforts over the last year of the US government to carry out a coup d’état against president Nicolás Maduro

Iran COVID Iran faces twin challenges of COVID-19 and American sanctions

The worst hit country in West Asia, Iran has had a tough time coping with the pandemic amid US sanctions. It has resorted to strengthening links with countries such as Russia and China towards this end

What could be wrong with a fiscal deficit?

If wealth inequality is to be prevented from becoming worse than the horrendous level it has already attained, then the only way this can be done is by larger government spending that is financed by a tax on the rich, either a profit tax or a wealth tax

Decline in global poverty is a farce perpetuated by World Bank’s poverty line

The real problem with the World Bank’s poverty estimates, is that its International Poverty Line is set at an impossibly low level, which greatly underestimates world poverty

Vice-president of Ecuador Otto Sonnenholzner resigns

Sonnenholzner was the third vice president of Lenín Moreno during his four years in office

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