As anger over incoming tax hikes boils over in Kenya, African Stream takes a deep dive into the role the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has played in ramming austerity down Africans’ throats. It boils down to neocolonial debt slavery, a system designed to oppress Africans, while oiling the wheels of otherwise faltering Western economies. African Stream’s Kenneth Kaigua breaks down this complex issue.
The number of people below the poverty line in Afghanistan has increased from 19 million in 2020 to 34 million today, reports Peoples Dispatch/Globetrotter News Service.
After being displaced more than 60 years ago to make way for damming the Zambezi River, the basilwizi people—now known as either the BaTonga or the Korekore—have neither water to drink nor with which to grow crops. Further, they have no easy access to the dam known as Lake Kariba, so they can fish. Thulani Mpofu reports from Zimbabwe.
Activists and the affected said current demolitions are part of preparations for the Group of Twenty (G20) Summit that the capital city of New Delhi is preparing to host in September. Past G20 summits had been met with protests from both anti-globalization movements and groups opposing the displacement of society’s poorest to make way for a summit venue. Parva Dubey reports from Delhi.
Dozens of Bronx public school parents, teachers, students and community activists gathered on March 20, the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, to oppose a military recruitment fair, hosted by U.S. House Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and Adriano Espaillat, at Renaissance High School in the Bronx. The grassroots Bronx Anti-War Coalition organized the demonstration. Workers World newspaper reports.
Climate change impacts and an epidemic of Lumpy skin disease killing cattle have forced many rural Indians to flee their homes in search of another source of income and take on loans for living expenses. Sanket Jain reports from the countryside of the western Indian state of Maharashtra.