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The 2020 economic recession came out of an already troubled pre-pandemic world economy marked by dominance of corporate giants and banks, ultra-wealthy capital-owners, Southern resource drain, unequal relations in trade and investment, growing debt, a climate emergency, and a resulting dire state of people’s economic and social rights. While militarism intensifies because of increasing geopolitical competition and alliances among world powers.
The year 2019 and the early months of 2020 saw an upsurge in people’s assertions around the world against the neoliberal global order and political repression, which continued in different ways even with the pandemic.
Economy - From the multiple crises of 2020 to where?
Politics and Militarism - What would current tensions and right-wing regimes mean for people's sovereignty?
Resistance - What are the possibilities for stronger people's movements?
Conclusion - A genuine, people's "better normal" is at stake
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