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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

Dispatches from The Congo: The devastating record of the IMF and WB

In this episode of Dispatches from the Congo, Kambale Musavuli talks about the appointment of Malangu Kabedi-Mbuyi as the governor of the central bank and examines the record of the Bretton Woods institutions in the country

Protests break out in Lebanon over reduction in fuel subsidy and hike in prices

The end of fuel subsidies in Lebanon is expected to have a catastrophic impact. People already suffering from rising poverty and prices of essential commodities see it as yet another assault on their living conditions

‘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

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