In a guest post from India, Pramod Ranjan of Assam Central University reflects on the new annual budget of the Indian government and how it ignores the plight of the country's poor in the wake of Covid-19.
Why are medical supplies in such short supply? This study explains the main reasons and presents three case studies: respiratory face masks, ventilators, and vaccines.
Can a Green New Deal within capitalism resolve the climate crisis? The author of this article, reproduced from the journal Internationalist Perspective, argues that any such program would be either inadequate or incompatible with the capitalist drive for growth.
In fighting to survive as a species in a bearable climate, we are up against a broad range of capitalist interests. Ultimately we shall need to halt the endlessly expanding 'growth machine' of capitalism.