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Newsclick is a New Delhi-based independent media organization that focuses on covering people's movements, struggles and a host of issues that corporate media chooses to ignore.

China Resents US Presence in Afghanistan

How far China’s hardening stance vis-a-vis the prospect of long-term US military presence along Xinjiang’s border is going to impact the Afghan peace process remains to be seen. M.K. Bhadrakumar The “hidden agenda” of the war on terror in Afghanistan…

India Should Hold the Line on Myanmar

A chaotic situation in Myanmar ensuing from the geopolitical struggle would have serious consequences for the security of India’s North Eastern region. The Indian government has done the right thing by sending an advisory to the four northeastern states — Mizoram, Nagaland,…

5 Years Since her Assassination, Movements Across Globe Demand Justice for Berta Cáceres

Berta’s organization, COPINH, has called for a series of global actions to intensify the struggle demanding justice in her case Five years have passed since Berta Cáceres was assassinated in her home in La Esperanza, Honduras. Berta was the co-founder and…

Setting Aside 2013 Riots, Farmers Protest Reviving Jat-Muslim Political Alliance

The 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots led to the break-up of a crucial political alliance of Jats and Muslims forged by Chaudhary Charan Singh; the current farmers protest is uniting them again. Tarique Anwar “Is aandolan men Hindustan hai; Hindustani bane raho;…

COVID-19: Criticised for Early Roll-Out, Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine Registers 92% Efficacy

The vaccine, which needs to be stored between two and eight degrees Celsius, also scores over Pfizer and Moderna’s efforts which require extremely low temperatures. Sandipan Talukdar The COVID-19 vaccine developed in Russia – Sputnik V – has an efficacy…

IMF and Big Business for Universal Vaccination: Better Red than Dead

The me-first policy on vaccine sharing will bring losses of $203 billion to $5 trillion to rich countries, while the returns are the highest if they support global universal vaccination. Prabir Purkayastha The world seems to have turned topsy turvy…

Why Neoliberal Leaders Who Failed to Protect Their Countries From COVID-19 Must Be Investigated

Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad deem the inaction of neoliberal and far-right governments to contain the pandemic and thus save tens of thousands of lives, as criminal Noam Chomsky, Vijay Prashad Warnings that the oxygen supply was running out in…

Around the World in 8 minutes: Argentina’s Moment of Reckoning

In this episode, we first go to Argentina where after decades of struggle, feminists have achieved a historic victory. The lower house of Argentine parliament has passed a bill decriminalizing abortion. Next, we take a look at the various demonstrations…

Venezuela Wins Simply By Holding an Election

By Vijay Prashad / Carlos Ron Venezuela’s National Assembly has been stalled ever since it was made an instrument for regime change by Washington. Now, with this election, it is hoped that the legislative process can resume. On December 6,…

NIA Raids Show Govt’s Determination to Suppress Dissenting Voices in J&K: Amnesty International

By directly attacking and failing to protect civil society organisations, India stands in a clear violation of its human rights obligations, the international human rights defender noted in a report. Following multiple raids in Kashmir’s Srinagar and Bandipora by the…

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