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Afghanistan cold wave A severe cold wave is freezing the already starving people of Afghanistan

Over the past two weeks, the freezing cold has reportedly killed at least 70 Afghans and over 70,000 livestock. The freezing temperatures have worsened the plight of Afghans who are already facing an economic crisis

Oxfam’s report exposes the staggering growth in extreme wealth and poverty

Oxfam has called for the systemic and wide-ranging taxation of the super rich. This includes the introduction of a one-off solidarity tax as well as windfall taxes

The poor are bearing the brunt of California’s storms

As the West Coast of the US faces torrential rains and harsh wind, California’s 172,000 homeless people face two storms: natural disaster and state indifference

Lula must save Brazil from savage capitalism, says Federal Deputy Juliana Cardoso

Bolsonaro had accelerated a project that Cardoso says was an “avalanche of savage capitalism. It is a capitalism that kills, that destroys, that makes a lot of money for a few people”

Rishi Sunak UK Under Rishi Sunak, Britishers are set to face more austerity, fewer rights

The former chancellor from the ruling Conservative Party is the UK’s third prime minister this year. Sunak’s policy history and present cabinet appointments have raised fears of even more austerity and a drastic curtailing of basic rights

Progressive forces in Morocco demand dignity for the working class

Protests were held in over 30 cities across Morocco on October 17 to demand an increase in wages, a reduction in prices of basic necessities, and the release of all political prisoners.

UNHRC adopts resolution on Sri Lanka as economic crisis deepens

Humanitarian activists and members of civil society organizations are raising concern that food insecurity on the island is likely to get much worse as the crisis deepens

IMF bailout for Zambia Zambia’s debt crisis a warning for what looms ahead for Global South

Zambia is heading toward critical negotiations to restructure its mounting debts. The IMF has approved a $1.3 billion bailout plan for the country, which will impose cruel austerity measures on the Zambian people

1 year after Taliban takeover, the US still hasn’t given Afghanistan’s money back

In 2021, the US froze $7 billion in Afghanistan’s reserves after the Taliban seized control, precipitating the “world’s largest humanitarian crisis”

Afghanistan food crisis 20 million Afghans experiencing acute food shortage: IPC

“With 38% of the population targeted for humanitarian food assistance, nearly 20 million people – representing half the country’s population – is still experiencing high and critical levels of acute food insecurity,” IPC’s findings note

Latin American and Caribbean leaders convene Escazú accord meeting and other stories

Today we look at the first meeting of the Escazu environmental agreement in Chile, renewed Israeli air attacks on besieged Gaza, and more

Oxfam: COVID-19, inequality, rising food prices driving severe poverty and other stories

Today we look at an Oxfam report on global extreme poverty rates, rising deaths among unhoused people across the US, and more