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Splits at top over India’s Covid crisis

Splits at top over India’s Covid crisis India’s hard right prime minister Narendra Modi is finally feeling the heat after weeks of Covid-19 devastating the country.

Hospitals in India near collapse as new wave hits and cases rise

Hospitals in India near collapse as new wave hits and cases rise As world Covid-19 deaths pass three million, India is in the grip of a terrible new wave of the virus. Other countries governed by the hard right face a similar situation, says Yuri Prasad

Capitalism allows global Covid-19 cases to soar

Capitalism allows global Covid-19 cases to soar Global coronavirus cases have escalated over the past seven weeks and deaths have risen for the past three weeks. More than 136 million people have been infected, and almost three million have died.

Global Covid-19 cases surge as Brazil faces health collapse

Global Covid-19 cases surge as Brazil faces health collapse Far from being steadily eliminated, Covid-19 is increasing in most regions of the world

Lula returns as crisis deepens in Brazil

Lula returns as crisis deepens in Brazil Brazil suffers from a double affliction. With 270,000 Covid‑19 deaths it is second only to the US—although per head mortality is higher in Britain and other European countries.

Folklore and forest fires in Brazilian fantasy Invisible City

Folklore and forest fires in Brazilian fantasy Invisible City Netflix’s newest fantasy series blends Brazilian folklore with environmental issues to bring an enchanting fable

A year since the first Covid-19 death, global rulers have failed to contain coronavirus

12 January 2021
Monday marked one year since the first Covid-19 death in Wuhan, China.

Global spread of coronavirus is a warning of the threat from reckless Tory policies

25 July 2020
Coronavirus continues to sweep across the globe, with underfunded and understaffed health services struggling to provide care. 

Virus grows as world leaders prioritise profits

23 June 2020
Coronavirus is set to reach a horrifying new milestone this week—10 million cases and a death toll of 500,000.

Virus tears through poorer countries as fears of a ‘second wave’ grip China

16 June 2020
The global coronavirus crisis is far from over.

Brazil’s murderous cops add to toll of coronavirus

06 June 2020
Police in Rio de Janeiro killed 177 people in April alone

Jair Bolsonaro caught up in coronavirus and corruption crisis

24 May 2020
Brazil’s soaring cases of coronavirus, and growing splits in Jair Bolsonaro’s government, are shaking the foundations of the far right president’s rule.

Misery after Brazil landslides

10 March 2020
 

Crisis after floods and landslides in Brazil

28 January 2020
Over 50 people have been killed and tens of thousands displaced from their homes after floods and landslides hit Brazil. The country has recorded its heaviest rainfall in 110 years.

We can’t rely on the rich to save the planet

02 September 2019
Even the rich are waking up to the scale of the threat—or so it seems. But the logic of capitalism—to always maximise profits—means we can’t trust them.

Amazon fire shows cost of burning the planet

27 August 2019
The blaze in the Amazon rainforest has been met by worldwide anger on the streets

Rage on the streets as the Amazon rainforest burns

23 August 2019
Hundreds of people turned their despair at the burning of the Amazonian rainforest in to fury at Brazil’s government and big agribusiness on Friday. 

Bolsonaro wages war on the Amazon rainforest to boost business interests

18 August 2019
The deforestation unleashed by Brazil’s far right president is a big threat to the environment. But, Gabby Thorpe argues, we can’t trust those world leaders who have attacked him either

Violence in society is driven by our rulers

06 August 2019
Horrific shootings in the US last weekend showed where our rulers’ racism can lead.

Millions of workers join walkouts against Bolsonaro in Brazil

18 June 2019
Millions of workers struck in Brazil on Friday of last week against bigoted president Jair Bolsonaro’s pension reforms.

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