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‘Anti-encroachment’ demolitions target Karachi’s working class and other stories

Today we look at the demolition drives in poor and working class communities in Pakistan, the joint communique presented by NATO leaders, and more

Biden’s corporate tax rate plan signals return to social democratic agenda

The final outcome of the post-COVID massive wealth redistributive program remains to be seen, but what is clearly being seen is the end of the neoliberal phase of world capitalism

Court hearing of Communist Party of Kenya members postponed to Monday

The court hearing of 12 members of the Communist Party of Kenya who were detained on Wednesday has been postponed. The police action against them came as the party was organizing a movement against the skewed COVID-19 strategy of the government

No matter who wins Dec. 7 elections, Ghana will continue on a neoliberal path

Kwesi Pratt Jnr. of Pan African Television analyzes the political situation in Ghana ahead of the national elections of December 7. He talks about essential continuity between the two leading parties that dominate the country’s politics

END SARS: The police force in Nigeria remains essentially colonial

Nigerian journalist and writer Chido Onumah talks about the END SARS protests, the atrocities of the security establishment, and the policy framework of the state over the past few decades

G20 Debt suspension G20 criticized for extending debt payment suspension by only six months

Research groups and activists argue that a six-month suspension is not enough for poorer countries. They have demanded the cancellation of all external debt to enable countries to tackle the COVID-19 crisis

What could be wrong with a fiscal deficit?

If wealth inequality is to be prevented from becoming worse than the horrendous level it has already attained, then the only way this can be done is by larger government spending that is financed by a tax on the rich, either a profit tax or a wealth tax

Cancel the debt Leftist leaders call for cancellation of debts owed by developing countries

A statement signed by former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff and Indian Kerala State’s finance minister Thomas Isaac, among others, highlights the inadequacy of the measures announced recently by the G20 and IMF to postpone debt repayment 

Decline in global poverty is a farce perpetuated by World Bank’s poverty line

The real problem with the World Bank’s poverty estimates, is that its International Poverty Line is set at an impossibly low level, which greatly underestimates world poverty

Crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean will deepen in coming months, experts claim

Several reports by international and regional organizations on the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic on Latin America and the Caribbean indicate that the economic, health and social crisis is going to aggravate in the region in the coming months

In Colombia, the pandemic is widening inequality in access to education

Popular educator, professor and militant Harold García discusses how the pandemic has put stress on the public education system of Colombia and made access to education even less equal

The clarion call of African Liberation Day

May 25 is celebrated as African Liberation Day, marking the formation of the Organisation of African Unity in 1963. We look at the history and legacy of the day

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