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Israel B’Tselem B’Tselem head defies ban, addresses students

Education minister had announced a ban on members of organizations that called “Israel false and derogatory names.” The ban came shortly after human rights group B’Tselem termed Israel an apartheid state

Covid -19 in South Africa COVID-19 cases in Africa exceed 3.1 million

With around 1.26 million cases, South Africa has the highest concentration of COVID-19 infections on the continent, followed by Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt

Israel an “apartheid regime” according to B’Tselem report

Israeli human rights group B’Tselem published a position paper in which it details various laws and policies implemented by the Israeli government which are designed to further Jewish supremacy vis-à-vis Palestinians

Patriarchy and the pandemic: Disentangling the web of oppression

We discuss Coronashock and Patriarchy, a study done by Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, with Renata Porto Bugni to understand the impact of the pandemic on women and the LGBTQIA+ community.

South African workers strike against govt corruption, COVID-19 failures, job losses

A historic general strike was held in numerous cities and towns across South Africa on October 7 against corruption, job losses, govt failures during the pandemic, and its refusal to honor the wage agreement it had signed with public servants.

Historic general strike in South Africa sees workers raise issues of corruption, job loss

The strike was called by the Congress of South African Trade Unions and was joined by the South African Federation of Trade Unions and other organizations. It may set the stage for a new phase of working class unity

What does South Africa’s general strike mean for ANC-COSATU alliance?

COSATU, which has called for a national strike on October 7, is a traditional ally of the ruling African National Congress. The strike raises questions about the future of this alliance

COVID Africa These African countries brace for potential COVID-19 cases

A few countries in Africa which have not recorded any cases of COVID-19 are preparing for the impact. These include Lesotho, South Sudan, Comoros and Sao Tome and Principe

Nigeria COVID lockdown 3 Nigerian States are on lockdown amid suspicions of under-testing

With a population of over 200 million, Nigeria had only screened 846 people by March 26. In comparison, South Africa, which confirmed its first case a week after Nigeria, had tested a total of 20,471 people by the same time

Peoples’ BRICS Summit closing statement: “We demand changes so we can have a future”

Two-day event was held in Brasília before the BRICS Summit where heads of governments will meet

Peoples’ BRICS Seminar seeks unity of the people amid global crisis

Representatives from trade unions, political parties, social movements, and universities of the BRICS countries gathered in Brasilia for the Peoples’ BRICS Summit

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