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Lebanon protests Mass protests in Lebanon enter second week

A general strike called for by trade unions in the country entered its fourth day on October 24. All the major financial, commercial and educational institutions have been closed

Migrants from Africa Who’s behind the growing racism against African migrants?

It’s Europe’s greedy lending to Africa that is driving the migration wave which is fueling the European Union’s xenophobic politics

Thomas Sankara assassination When the people stand up, imperialism trembles: Thomas Sankara

On October 15, 1987, Burkinabé revolutionary; Thomas Sankara was brutally assassinated by in Ouagadougou, at the age of 37.

Pakistan WAPDA Privatization of state water and power authority triggers protests in Pakistan

Unions are opposing the federal government’s decision to privatize the Water and Power Development Authority of Pakistan, claiming that it will result in an increase in power tariffs

The IMF and World Bank: Partners in Backwardness

Bonnie Faulkner speaks to Dr. Michael Hudson, a financial economist and historian about the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank on her podcast Guns and Butter

Nigerian elections postponed hours before voting

The outcome of the election, now scheduled on February 23, has a lot on stakes, including the state’s control over Nigeria’s oil.

Why Universal Basic Income is Fraught With Serious Problems

Income support should not lead to the state washing its hands of the poor after handing them a certain sum of money whose real value too would dwindle over time.

Tunisian civil servants take to the streets against austerity regime

The strike call was made after negotiations between the government and the Tunisian General Labour Union over wage hikes failed. The country has been rocked by protests following the government implementing IMF-ordered austerity measures

Protest against IMF WB People’s movements demand an end to neoliberal policies at IMF-WB meeting in Bali

The World Bank, in it’s report, wants the countries to move towards deregulation of labour laws as a solution to accommodate this changing nature of work, and financing of social security measures through levying taxes such as VAT (value added tax) and cutting subsidies.

US China trade war sputniknews Urging US and China to halt trade war, IMF admits no culpability

Instead of seeking to alter the “free-trade regime” to address the grievances of American workers, Trump, singling out China as the enemy, has declared an economic war which will hurt workers in the US, China and in the developing world

Environmental pollution by corporations is a political act: Nnimmo Bassey

He also talks about how international financial institutions paved way for the corporations to grab people’s land and resources.

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