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Daily Round-up | Talks resume between Venezuelan government and opposition & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories of talks between the Venezuelan government and the opposition, a report by Oxfam on the declining number of working women due to the pandemic, and threats to tuition-free medical courses in Greece

‘Loss and Damage’ is officially on the agenda as COP27 kicks off in Egypt

After a years-long push by the global South, the UN climate conference will discuss funding for loss and damage related to the climate crisis. Over a 100 heads of state are set to address the summit being held in the wake of severe climate disasters from Pakistan to Somalia

Daily Round-up | Cuba reports 154 billion dollars loss due to US embargo & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories of the impact of the US blockade on Cuba, the hunger strike of Alaa Abdel Fattah, a report on rich countries overstating their contributions to climate change mitigation, and talks in Ecuador

Latin American and Caribbean movements call for united struggle and other stories

Today we look at the 3rd Assembly of ALBA Movimientos, the ongoing boycott of Israeli courts by Palestinian administrative detainees, and more

Health workers in Africa Health workers in South Africa protest as post-pandemic austerity looms

Workers in health institutions in several provinces of South Africa have organized protests and industrial action as they face threats of job loss and reorganization of services

G-7 offers crumbs from its table to ‘developing’ countries

As of now, the total unvaccinated population in the world numbers 6.8 billion. The one billion doses promised by the G-7 countries can meet the needs of only 7.4% of this number

IMF’s double standards on pandemic packages

While supporting fiscal stimulus by rich nations, the International Monetary Fund’s imposition of fiscal austerity on Third World may aggravate economic crisis and hit the poor most

World’s richest have recovered from COVID crisis, poorest will take a decade more

Oxfam’s latest report says it took just nine months for the top 1,000 billionaires’ fortunes to return to their prepandemic highs, but for the world’s poorest people recovery could take 14 times longer

Houthi terrorist designation Human rights groups urge new US administration to reverse Houthi ‘terrorist’ tag

The groups warn that the decision could have serious negative consequences, such as affecting the import and supply of humanitarian goods, medicines, fuel, and other essential items to Houthi-controlled areas in Yemen

Taxing large fortunes, a tool of social justice

Many countries who have seen their economies hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic are considering levying a tax on large fortunes to help their struggling economies

Oxfam report Halting conflict globally is the only way to effectively tackle COVID-19, says report

According to the report published by international NGO, Oxfam, global military expenditure in 2019 stood at USD 1.9 trillion – an amount several times over what is required to pay for the UN-led efforts to fight the COVID-19 crisis in developing countries

ILO report COVID ILO: Nearly half of all world’s workers may lose their jobs due to COVID-19 pandemic

In the absence of strong support measures by governments across the world, the estimated loss of mostly informal jobs would result in rising poverty, starvation and inequality, an ILO report says