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South Africa accounts for a third of Africa’s total COVID-19 cases

Since 65% of all testing in South Africa has been conducted in costly private hospitals, questions are being raised if the most vulnerable sections of the population, which includes the majority of South Africans, are being tested sufficiently for COVID-19?

Revert to full employment to overcome neoliberalism and COVID-19 jobs crisis

Economist Robert Pollin advocates a macroeconomic agenda centred on full employment to deal with the rapidly unfolding jobs crisis.

US freezes visas until 2021 Immigration groups slam US decision to suspend immigration visas

The Trump administration on Monday decided to suspend a variety of immigration visas until the end of the year. The National Immigration Forum has decried the order as an attempt to divide communities.

COVID-19 relief packages The politics and economics of COVID-19 relief packages

Most governments worldwide have announced relief packages to deal with the economic distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, though big in numbers, these packages have very little to offer to those most affected by the crisis

Workers demonstrations-Spain Working class demonstrates in Spain for a social emergency plan

The demonstrators demanded the protection of workers’ rights and for an urgent social emergency plan to tackle the COVID-19 crisis

Pakistan workers COVID 19 Lockdown due to COVID-19 hits garment and textile sector in Pakistan

Since March, nearly half a million textile and garment industry workers have been dismissed in Punjab province alone, as per the Pakistan Workers’ Federation

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Workers fight COVID-19, Capitalist oppression

Employers have bee firing workers, cutting salaries and exploiting them citing the COVID-19 crisis. In response, workers globally are waging a determined resistance.

“Women are at the heart of struggles in Morocco”

In the lead-up to International Women’s Day, Azlaf Zahra of the Democratic Way in Morocco reflects on the importance of women’s struggles in the country and the world

capitalism isn't working Capitalism, socialism and over-production crises

Unlike capitalism, socialism avoids any waste or slack, such as is caused by an over-production crisis, by raising the consumption of workers appropriately to avert it

India workers strike Jan 8 Strike: With 73 million jobless in India, it’s a fight for survival

Workers are striking for more jobs while the Narendra Modi government is busy implementing the far-right wing agenda, refusing to see the huge army of unemployed

Why is the Indian IT sector in crisis?

We look at the nature of the crisis in the Indian IT sector, the duplicity of big corporates, and the advances made in organizing in the industry.

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