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Vaccine covid 19 Inequities in access to COVID-19 medical products continue as power of corporations expands

A recent report on COVID-19-related crises points to links between the growing power of transnational corporations in shaping the pandemic response and reduced access to key medical products

South Africa’s energy crisis escalates

Behind rolling power cuts in South Africa loom deep-seated socioeconomic issues worsened by the rich countries of the world

India has a key role to play in a possible new world order

For India and other countries in the Global South, this moment offers challenges and provides glimpses of a possibility of a new world

Journalist killed in firing at garment workers’ protest in Haiti and other stories

Today we look at the violent repression of garment workers’ protests in Haiti, a report on Israel’s illegal practice of withholding bodies of Palestinians, and more

The terrible fate facing the Afghan people

Despite repeated warnings from UN bodies about the impending humanitarian disaster underway in Afghanistan, the US government and others have decided to deny the government life-saving funds

Thousands protest in Buenos Aires amid government-IMF debt talks and other stories

Today we look at a debt restructuring talks between Argentina and the IMF, a workers’ protest against rising costs and poverty in Turkey, and more

Impact of COVID-19 COVID-19-related health care expenditure pushed over half billion people into poverty in 2020, say WHO, World Bank   

The numbers are still rising as governments across the world have failed to create vibrant public health care systems and have left the poor and vulnerable to fend for themselves 

U.S. appeal to extradite Julian Assange upheld by UK High Court and other stories

Today we look at the UK High Court ruling allowing Julian Assange’s extradition to the US, the re-establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Nicaragua, and more

Seun Kuti: “The oppressed people of the world need to organize themselves for political power”

Seun Kuti talks to Vijay Prashad about the EndSARS movement in Nigeria, the need for broadening the movement and building popular resistance in the country, and more.

Global, moral, strategic leadership is urgent says PM of Barbados

During the final days of the UN General Assembly last weekend, Mia Amor Mottley, the prime minister of Barbados, made an impassioned appeal to the world’s leaders to take the multiple global crises seriously and work together for the well being of the people of the world

Afghanistan economy UN warns of economic collapse in Afghanistan

Several agencies including the UNDP have noted that if the current situation continues, all basic services will collapse and almost all Afghans will fall below the poverty line by next year

Real independence would mean people getting their purchasing power back: Prabhat Patnaik

Noted economist Prabhat Patnaik and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talk about state of India’s economy on the 75th anniversary and the government’s insistence on sticking to fiscal deficits at the cost of spending