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Right from the start, agreements and plans for the development of COVID-19 vaccines were going to privilege a profit-generating and market-based approach, writes Dale McKinley.

In the first round of Ecuador’s presidential elections held on February 7, Alliance for Hope's candidate Andrés Arauz won the largest number of votes but fell just short winning the elections outright, write Vijay Prashad and Pilar Troya

Following Catalonia's February 14 election, writes Dick Nichols, pro-independence parties will need to find an agreed path to force the Spanish government to meet the demands of Catalans for amnesty and an independence referendum.

Yoweri Museveni, Uganda’s 76-year-old leader who has been in power since 1986, won another five-year term in the January 14 presidential election, writes Yanis Iqbal.

For now, the Republican Party remains Trump’s party. A mass response is the only way to stop neo-fascist, ultra-nationalist forces, argue Malik Miah and Barry Sheppard.

The Turkish state has escalated its war on the Kurds, attacking Garê in Iraqi Kurdistan with airstrikes, writes Sarah Glynn

Last month's protests in Russia may have been sparked by the arrest of opposition figure Aleksey Navalny, writes Aleksandr Buzgalin, but they were mostly a mass response to the social and economic suffering of the people.

Turkey has opened a new front in its ongoing war of annihilation against the Kurdish liberation movement, writes Marcel Cartier.

Vaccinations must reach all the peoples of the world, or COVID-19 will continue to spread, with the threat of more dangerous variants emerging, writes Barry Sheppard.

As protests grow against the military coup in Myanmar, Australian mining companies are carrying on as if nothing happened, writes Allen Jennings.

Brazil's failure to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic arises from a combination of neoliberalism, crippling debt and anti-science virus denialism, writes Yanis Iqbal.

In a landmark decision, the International Criminal Court has affirmed its jurisdiction over war crimes committed in Palestine, opening the door to possible criminal charges against Israel, writes Susan Price.

Physician Susan Moore died of COVID-19 in December, after making a video from her bed describing the racism she experienced from a white doctor when she presented for treatment, writes Malik Miah.

Under new COVID-19 regulations, it is now a criminal offence — for the first time in South Africa’s history — to hold any kind of political gathering, writes Dale McKinley

A military coup took place in Burma/Myanmar, reversing the country's ostensible shift toward civilian government. Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma's Debbie Stothard discusses its significance with Green Left.

Haitian president Jovenel Moïse is clinging to power, after a February 7 constitutional deadline that stipulated he must step down. Kim Ives explains the background to Haiti’s latest political crisis.

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