It’s not often that you can celebrate an outright, global triumph for the advocacy efforts of a movement. But for tax justice, this is one of those days, writes Alex Cobham for the Tax Justice Network.
Ahead of critical talks at the World Trade Organization, civil society and trade unions from the Global South are calling on rich countries’ leaders to stop blocking a proposal to waive certain intellectual property rights on COVID-19 vaccines and other medical products.
Refusal to temporarily suspend several World Trade Organization intellectual property provisions to enable much faster and broader progress in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic should be grounds for International Criminal Court prosecution for genocide.
As billionaire wealth soars during the pandemic, we may have seen the greatest ever single-year redistribution of wealth to the already wealthy. Influencers worldwide need to be sounding the alarm, writes Sam Pizzigati.