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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

African Liberation Day: The enduring struggle against colonialism and capitalism

What is African liberation? How did our ancestors fight for it? How far have we come to realise it today? These are some of the questions that loom on 25 May each year for the African people, and its diaspora. 

Protests in Lebanon continue, physical distancing style

A large number of protesters gathered and shouted slogans from inside cars in order to maintain physical distancing in light of COVID-19

Lebanon protests Lebanese protest government failure to check rising unemployment and hunger

The financial crisis in Lebanon – a country with one of the world’s worst debt-to-GDP ratios – has deepened sharply due to the impact of the COVID-19 emergency. Protesters on Tuesday used cars to maintain social distancing norms

Latin America and the Caribbean in the eye of the COVID-19 storm

Several reports by international and regional organizations have been published on the economic and social impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic on the region

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