South Africa will not move into the light until the social value of access to electricity is affirmed.
Former president Lula is in the lead in the polls ahead of the first round of elections in Brazil to be held on October 2. These elections will be transformative for Brazil and will have ramifications across the globe.
With no national force with the vision and power to offer an emancipatory alternative to politics that turns neighbors against each other, the country is on a knife edge.
The health of all people is being sacrificed to Big Pharma profits and rich countries’ saber-rattling sanctions. Meanwhile, other countries are capable of meeting the world’s vaccine needs.
Behind rolling power cuts loom deep-seated socioeconomic issues worsened by the rich countries of the world.
By the middle of the last century, the West had shrunk so much that several newly independent countries made the decision to align themselves neither with the West nor the Soviet bloc.