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Explained: How Intellectual Property Rights are blocking vaccine production

What is standing in the way of expanding production and carrying out mass vaccination campaigns across the world?

Lack of political will and IPR rules stand in the way of mass vaccination for COVID-19

A proposal made by India and South Africa in October last year to waive certain Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of COVID vaccines has gained massive support across the world. Despite its potential to prevent millions of avoidable deaths, the US and its allies continue to block the proposal at the WTO.

What can India learn from its response to the pandemic?

It has been one year since the Narendra Modi government in India imposed a nationwide lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

MSF reports civilians killed by Ethiopian soldiers in Tigray and other stories

Today we take a look at recent reports of the killing of civilians in the Tigray region, custodial deaths of Indigenous people in Australia, police repression against a protest in Jordan, and the key lessons learned as India marks 1 year of the Covid-19 lockdown

Public sector employees across India strike against govt’s privatization plans

Trade unions and farmers unions also protested in solidarity against the Modi-led govt’s plans of large scale disinvestment.

How India’s farmers’ protests could upend the political landscape

With elections coming up in several Indian states, Vijay Prashad explores the impact that the farmer’s protest and the government’s response to them could have on the correlation of forces

A year after the anti-Muslim pogrom in Delhi, justice remains elusive for victims

Victims and survivors of the five-days long violence by mobs led allegedly by the far-right leaders of the BJP recollected their horrors at a press conference organized by the Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Bombay Court grants bail to intellectual Varavara Rao on medical grounds

After spending nearly 31 months in jail, the 82-year-old intellectual has been granted six months bail on medical grounds while the bench asked him to remain within the jurisdiction of the special National Investigation Agency court

Indian farmers block trains in continuing protests against farm laws

On February 18, farmers across India responded to the nationwide ‘rail roko’ (stop the trains) call.

Social movements and organizations condemn arrest of 21-year-old Indian climate activist

21-year-old Disha Ravi was arrested on charges of sedition and criminal conspiracy for her involvement with a ‘toolkit’ which contained campaign material in support of the the ongoing farmers’ agitation in the country. Two other activists also face arrest

Indian Government’s crackdown on media continues amidst the growing farmers protests

The Enforcement Directorate’s raid on the office of Newsclick and on the residences of its editors came in the backdrop of sedition charges filed against several veteran journalists whose reporting on the farmers’ protests had been critical of the government.

Farmers block roads across India in protest against farm laws

This was part of their continuing struggle against the three farm laws that were passed by the Narendra Modi led govt in September last year.

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