Economy

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.

It may seem a surprise to learn that Australia’s sustainable development is currently ranked very low compared to other OECD countries, writes Patrick McDonald.

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons became international law on January 22 for the 122 states who signed the agreement in July 2017, writes Vijay Prashad.

Santiago Rising takes viewers to the streets of Chile’s capital city as the 2019-20 protests unfolded, introducing them to the social movements, protesters and people behind the rebellion, writes Federico Fuentes.

Indian farmers, who have been protesting for the past two months, have again made a stand against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agenda to privatise and corporatise the agricultural sector, reports Gauri Gandbhir.

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is very upbeat about the economy, despite an official unemployment rate of 6.6% and a growing wealth divide. Peter Boyle investigates.

Pressures from the pandemic mean that the long-running Alfalfa House Community Food Cooperative is facing the prospect of having to close at the end of January, reports Pip Hinman.

To increase the “ease of business”, India's government has committed to liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation, effectively throwing Indian workers and farmers under a bus, writes Gauri Gandbhir.

Covid-19 and Third World debt

Rather than provide debt relief to developing countries struggling to bring COVID-19 under control, global financial institutions are continuing to impose neoliberal structural adjustment measures, write Eric Toussaint, Emilie Paumard, Milan Rivié.

John Pilger describes how class remains the most virulent disease in Britain, resulting in record levels of child poverty.

The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party/Unidas Podemos coalition government has launched its 2021 draft budget to great fanfare, writes Dick Nichols.

The Australian Financial Review Rich List 2020 reveals that the pandemic and associated economic crisis hasn’t impacted the 1%. Jim McIlroy reports.

The jury is still out on how the #EndSARS rebellion will pan out, writes Baba Aye. But whichever way it goes, Nigeria will not be the same again.

Yanis Iqbal writes that the debate over Venezuela's anti blockade law reveals the contradictions thrown up by efforts to implement a new economic model within a pre-existing bourgeois state.

Richard D Wolff argues that regardless of the United States election outcome, the challenge remains  to coalesce a broad, new socialist party that can overcome the disorganisation of the left and become a voice for economic democracy.

Venezuela has an anti-blockade law the government says will help circumvent US sanctions. But some argue it is a departure from the socialist policies of former president Hugo Chávez, writes Federico Fuentes.

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