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Sudan: Revolutionary struggle can end military rule

President Amdala Hamdok, the face of the civilian component of a military-run government in Sudan, who has falsely promised to guide the country's “transition to democracy”, resigned on 2 January. He claims the ongoing political stalemate between the civilian and military components of the government since the military coup of October 25, 2021, led to his decision.
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World Economy: Where is the Recovery Going?

There is much to say about the so-called “post-pandemic” economic rebound. The figures look impressive, but warnings are manifold. New heights in inequality between rich and poor are pouring petrol on existing social tensions, and producing new ones. Spiraling food prices are provoking further social explosions. Capitalism’s disastrously slow, uneven and inefficient vaccine rollout leads to more contagious and vaccine-resistant brands of the virus. Inflationary pressures could force central banks to tighten monetary policy and plunge the economy back into recession. Moreover, there are the many challenges which already existed before the pandemic and have become bigger, more imminent, and more urgent: ecological tipping points, the new Cold War, the accumulation of debt, lack of investment in productive capacity etc.
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Forward into the 2020s: Revolts, Struggles and Their Political Effects

The new wave of revolts and mass movements of 2019 continued in 2020 — despite the severe restrictions due to the pandemic and economic depression. From Thailand to Bolivia and Nigeria to Belarus, mass movements and protests have taken to the streets, challenging the ruling elites. What are lessons from these movements and what are the effects on consciousness?

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Chile: Neoliberalism, the 2019 Revolt and the Plebiscite

For years Chile was seen as a regional success story of the neoliberal economic model. As the country with the highest Human Development Index (HDI) in Latin America, it has always been considered by advocates of neoliberalism as an example to follow. However, behind the positive economic indicators there was hidden a hard truth: Chile was also one of the countries with the largest inequality gap in the region.

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India: Massive Protest Puts Modi Under Fire

The protest against the Hindu nationalist regime of Nahendra Modi of the BJP is growing to phenomenal proportions. A well-organised farmers’ protest keeps the capital Delhi in its grip. At the same time, on 26 November, there was a colossal general strike with 250 million participants.