India's response to COVID-19's second wave must prioritise the needs of the most marginalised, says Sion Kongari.
Meraj Khan and David Shoebridge discuss vaccine nationalism and the ban on travel from India into Australia.
Alex Bainbridge, Sarah Hathway and Sam Wainwright put the case for a health and justice-focussed response to the devestating outbreak of COVID-19 in India.
Activists rallied in solidarity with the people of Kashmir in Sydney on August 9 and 11. The protest was organised by the Pakistan Association of Australia.
An Imperial Disaster: The Bengal Cyclone of 1876
256 pp, $45
In the early hours of October 31, 1876, there was a terrible convergence of storm, tide and full moon in the Bay of Bengal. Its immediate effect was to send a giant wave, 12 metres high, over the low lying islands and coastal areas.
At least 215,000 people drowned.
It was followed by famine as shocked communities tried to scrounge what food they could. Then at least a further 100,000 died in a cholera epidemic.
A United Nations report has called for an investigation of human rights violations in the divided South Asian territory of Kashmir.
The term “Green Revolution” refers to the introduction of high-yielding varieties of staple food crops, particularly wheat and rice, into Third World countries, starting in the 1960s. The stated aim was to raise food production to end hunger and prevent revolution.
An unstated secondary aim was to raise the penetration of agribusiness into the Third World. Profits could be made by selling the new varieties of seed and the fertilisers, pesticides and equipment that were indispensable to their success.
Help celebrate Green Left's 30th anniversary
Sat March 27, 7pm AEDT
(7pm NSW, Vic, ACT, Tas; 6:30pm SA; 6pm Qld; 5:30pm NT; 4pm WA)
Online celebration featuring supporters from around the world, how you can get involved in Green Left and guest speaker Kavita Krishnan, feminist and CPI-ML (Liberation) leader.
India is on the move for the rights of farmers and against privatisation and corporate monopolies.
The mass movement, which started in 2020, is generating solidarity from people across India as well as around the world, including Australia.