On April 21 India registered 315,000 cases in a 24-hour period. Hospitals are running out of beds and of oxygen. Vaccines are not available at the pace necessary. This is because there has been a total failure of the Indian government, led by Modi, to take the pandemic seriously.
Vaccine apartheid and support for Big Pharma are driving the policies of the rich countries. These policies will perpetuate the continuation of the global pandemic, the emergence of new variants, along with the economic crisis faced by most nations.
President Biden is hosting 40 international leaders for a climate summit on 22-23 April. The US needs to significantly increase its commitment to climate action, increase funding to deliver Green New Deal and support developing countries to pursue sustainable development.
A Feminist Lens podcast interview with Abortion Rights Chair Kerry Abel.
On22 April the House of Commons will vote on the claim that China is carrying out a genocide against Uyghurs in Xinjiang. There is no genocide and the truth will come out, just as the lies used to justify the disastrous US wars on Iraq and Vietnam were exposed.
The controversial CRED report is a right wing ideological attempt to shift the narrative on racism away from discussing how to address institutional racism to questioning its very existence – a cynical attempt to blow the dog whistle by a Tory government.