vaccine inequality
Compromised TRIPS Waiver will prolong pandemic inequalities

As the COVID-19 pandemic turns two, access to medicines movements warn that a recent compromise deal on the TRIPS waiver allegedly outlined by the US, the EU, India and South Africa will not be enough to address existing inequities

Twist in TRIPS waiver negotiations raises eyebrows

A small group of WTO members has been discussing a watered-down version of the TRIPS waiver, which would leave most of the Global South’s production capacities unused

The many faces of travel bans

After the discovery of omicron, several rich countries blocked air traffic to southern Africa, stalling the delivery of supplies needed for the pandemic response and showing their racist bias towards the Global South

The pandemic response in Martinique and Guadeloupe: the looming shadow of colonialism

Trade unions in the Antille islands have been calling for independence in creating their public health strategies and measures

Global nurses coalition demands investigation against COVID-19 criminals

Nurses from 28 countries have filed a complaint in the UN alleging human rights violations by EU, UK, Norway, Switzerland, and Singapore for ‘the loss of countless lives’ in the pandemic.

G-7 offers crumbs from its table to ‘developing’ countries

As of now, the total unvaccinated population in the world numbers 6.8 billion. The one billion doses promised by the G-7 countries can meet the needs of only 7.4% of this number

Israeli forces attack Palestinians during far-right Flag March and other stories

Today we look at the far-right Flag March held in Jerusalem, the release of NSA whistleblower Reality Winner from prison, and more

Vaccinations against COVID: How much progress have we made?

Almost 85% of all COVID vaccines administered till date have been in high income and upper-middle income countries. The poorest countries meanwhile have still only received 0.3% of all vaccine doses.

Massive protests against Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil

Over 420,000 people across 213 Brazilian cities participated in the protests against President Jair Bolsonaro over his mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic among other things

Israeli forces detain Palestinians, anti-Netanyahu coalition forms and other stories

Today we look at the ongoing mass arrest campaign against Palestinians, charges against Kenyan labour activist Malcolm Bidali in Qatar, and more

Herero and Nama people reject Germany’s “Reconciliation Agreement” and other stories

Today we look at opposition to Germany’s reconciliation deal for the Herero Nama Genocide, police violence and the uprising in Colombia, and more

Under mounting pressure, US agrees to support limited IP waiver for COVID-19 vaccine; others follow

Shortly after the US announced that it will support a limited TRIPS waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, the European Union announced that it was open to discussions. However, the approval of the proposal at the World Trade Organization might take longer

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