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Failure born of neoliberal greed is apparent at the COP27 Climate Change Conference in Egypt. Gideon Polya reports.

Tsunami

An inflationary tsunami is passing through the world economy, creating economic disorder — in some cases acute political crisis — in every country it touches, writes John Ross.

As some of the world’s wealthiest countries move closer towards fully vaccinating their populations against COVID-19, there could not be a starker contrast when looking at countries in the Global South, writes Ben Radford.

Many countries are living the worst wave of the pandemic at the moment, even though effective vaccines already exist. Fatima Hassan and Vijay Prashad take a look at what is behind the vaccination apartheid.

Egyptian-French Marxist academic Samir Amin passed away aged 86 on August 12. The man who introduced the concept of “Eurocentrism” was, writes Nick Dearden, one of the world’s greatest radical thinkers.

“The world’s poorest countries, those with the lowest greenhouse gas emissions, will be the most severely affected by extreme temperatures brought on by global warming.”

Statements such as that appear in virtually every report and article on climate change. A feature of most such statements is use of the future tense: the poorest countries will be worse-hit than the rich ones.

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