Privatization
Filipinos in the US protest far-right President Marcos at his UN-debut

US-based Filipino organizations confront the dictatorial leadership of the Philippines, as President Marcos Jr. encourages US investors to exploit his nation

Visakhapatnam steel plant India How Visakhapatnam’s steel was tempered

The dossier, The People’s Steel Plant and the Fight Against Privatisation in Visakhapatnam, published by Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, details the inspiring struggle of a people for a steel plant, livelihood, and dignity

New UK PM Liz Truss UK’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss all set to carry forward the Conservative agenda

Hardline conservative Liz Truss emerged victorious over Rishi Sunak to replace Boris Johnson as leader of the Conservative Party

Ghana IMF bailout Ghana’s unions and left reject bailout talks with the IMF as economic crisis spirals 

Ghana has initiated talks with the International Monetary Fund to seek a potential bailout amid a major economic crisis. This has been rejected by the Socialist Movement of Ghana and trade unions who argue that this will do nothing to alleviate the structural problems in the economy

IMF loans to Africa IMF loans continue to undermine health in Africa

The International Monetary Fund has a long history of insisting on loan conditionalities which are harmful to public services. This practice did not change even during the pandemic, with African countries being some of the worst affected

ASHA workers India Lauded by WHO, India’s frontline health workers are still fighting for basic rights

Over one million Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers have been awarded the WHO’s Global Health Leaders Award, recognizing their role in ensuring access to care in a health system that is still widely inaccessible, and increasingly privatized

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

India’s rich keep getting richer

Journalist Aunindyo Chakravarty explains the dichotomy of two Indians finding a place among the top ten billionaires of the world while billions struggle for a livelihood. He explains the policy paradigm that led to this moment

Greece healthcare privatization A “New NHS” or another way to degrade public health in Greece?

In Greece, a reform of the public health system that benefits the private sector has been met with resistance from health workers and progressive groups

Health workers in Greece mobilize against pro-privatization reform

Health workers in Greece stopped working for three hours and took to the streets to protest new pro-privatization legislation promoted by the government

Millions across India protest Modi government’s anti-worker policies and other stories

Today we look at the landmark 2-day general strike by Indian workers; a 2nd failed vacancy motion against Peru’s President Castillo, and more

Strident opposition builds up to Tory government’s Health and Care Bill

The Conservative government’ Health and Care Bill 2021-22 is currently undergoing deliberations at the committee stage in the House of Lords. Critics say it will lead to greater private control over the National Health Service