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To find out if ExxonMobil really supports a carbon tax, just follow the money

Despite claiming to endorse a carbon tax, ExxonMobil has funneled millions of dollars to lawmakers who oppose the idea. The company’s PAC also funded 16 of the climate science deniers in the Senate and 81 in the House

Workers in India go on strike for living wages and social protection and other stories

Today we look at a strike by government scheme workers in India, a violent eviction drive by police in the Indian state of Assam, and more

Millions threatened with evictions in the US, who is to blame?

Millions of tenants across the United States are at risk of being evicted over the next two months, as the 11-month long eviction ban by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) expired on July 31

Sheikh Jarrah families refuse deal with settlers, court defers ruling and other stories

Today we look at the Israeli Supreme Court hearing on the case of 4 families from Sheikh Jarrah, a referendum held in Mexico to decide if former presidents should be investigated, and more

Relief for millions as US apex court keeps eviction bans in place

In a step that brings relief for millions of low-income families across the United States, the Supreme Court decided against a stay on a federally-imposed eviction moratorium

How a US Congressman took on the US blockade against Venezuela

After a sustained campaign carried out by local activists, US member of Congress Jim McGovern publicly condemned the current US policy towards Venezuela, particularly the regime of sanctions which have caused ‘needless death’

Opposition mounts to US arms sales to Israel

Several US congresspersons and rights groups have objected to the Joe Biden government’s decision to sell weapons worth USD 735 million to Israel, citing continued violations of human rights in Gaza and other occupied Palestinian territories

Biden’s stimulus plan falls short of addressing deep economic inequality in the US

The plan which was supposed to include major changes like hiking the minimum wage and a USD 2000 stimulus checks, both of which did not make it to the final deal

Deciphering Biden’s excuse to abandon the fight for $15

Walter Smolarek argues that Joe Biden used the promise of $15 minimum wage to win constituents but has showed no political will to pass it

After fascist riot, Congress certifies Biden’s victory

Trump has been strongly condemned for his role in instigating the rioters, with his unproven claims of a “stolen” election and his refusal to concede. Questions have also been raised about the lax treatment of the rioters and the space afforded to them

US stimulus package Trump signs $900 bn stimulus plan, but millions remain in limbo for next few weeks

The new plan was signed by the president a day after millions of US citizens saw their federal unemployment benefits expire. While the new plan extends these benefits, there is uncertainty about the processing of payments under the schemes

Trillions for Wall Street, pittance for the people

Compared to the scale of the crisis, the stimulus package will be far from enough to give people the kind of relief they need.

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