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Covid-19 vaccine—who will be to blame if the poor are again left to die?

23 January 2021
The rollout of Covid-19 vaccination programmes helps governments claim they are in control of the coronavirus pandemic. But the vaccine isn’t for everyone—the poorest are being left behind. And ultimately the scheming of powerful states and pharmaceutical firms put everyone at risk

Indian government’s attempts to sow division fail to stop farmers’ protests

13 January 2021
India’s highest court has decided to suspend temporarily the implementation of new farming laws that led to a huge, weeks-long protest movement.

Letters—Union wrong to counterpose saving jobs to saving planet 

05 January 2021
Scarborough police broke up our socially-distanced anti‑offshore gas field demo this week.

International round-up: Millions of workers could add to Indian farmers’ protests

05 January 2021
Protests by hundreds of thousands of farmers in India continue to grow despite cold and heavy rain in the capital New Delhi. 

Farmers’ protests in India pile on pressure

15 December 2020
Farmers’ protests in India continue to put the hard right government of Narendra Modi under extreme pressure.

Indian farmers join mass action after Modi government attacks 

05 December 2020
Tens of thousands of farmers are confronting measures pushed through by Narendra Modi’s government.

Indian general strike shows workers’ power to take on hard right Modi government

27 November 2020
A stunning general strike by 250 million Indian workers on Thursday shut down most of the country’s main cities and towns.

Woman’s rape and murder sees mass revulsion across India

05 October 2020
A wave of anger at police, politicians and caste violence has spread across India after four upper-caste men allegedly raped and murdered a low-caste Dalit woman. 

Udham Singh—revolutionary who took revenge for empire

29 September 2020
As Sir Michael O’Dwyer left the speakers’ table after his lecture for the East India Association in London 80 years ago, an Asian man rushed from the audience as if to greet him.

Pritilata Waddedar - demanding equality in the struggle for Indian freedom

18 August 2020
She said, 'Today if our brothers can enlist in the war of independence, we too the women should be allowed to do the same'

Heatwaves show need for action on climate

11 August 2020
People are paying with their lives as extreme weather hits across the world, reports Sarah Bates

All-female health staff group stages a two-day strike across India

11 August 2020
Hundreds of thousands of workers held a two-day walkout last week as confirmed coronavirus cases in India passed two million

Governments’ failures mean coronavirus accelerates across the world

02 August 2020
The World Health Organisation recorded the highest daily number of new cases globally on Saturday. 

Millions in danger as Covid-19 sweeps through India's slums

30 July 2020
A new report reveals that Covid-19 is tightening its grip on India, and that millions of the world’s poorest people are in grave danger.

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. 

India-China battles warn of rising tension

22 June 2020
High in the barren mountains of Ladakh, just downwind from the Himalayas, a seemingly bizarre series of fights took place last week.

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

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

‘Everything is destroyed’ in wake of Cyclone Amphan

21 May 2020
Millions of people in India, Bangladesh and Bhutan have been forced to flee from “super cyclone” Amphan that swept inland from the Indian Ocean on Wednesday. 

Millions fear starvation after shutdown imposed in India

29 March 2020
The Indian government’s attempts to lockdown over a billion people are collapsing after only a few days.

Blood on Modi’s hands as riots sweep India’s capital

27 February 2020
Anti-Muslim attacks have hit New Delhi - but there is also resistance

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