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Police officers carry out a deadly raid at the Jacarezinho favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 6, 2021. News
'This Was a Massacre': Brazilian Police Kill Two Dozen in Deadliest Favela Raid in Rio's History
"It's extermination—there's no other way to describe it," said one Brazilian researcher.
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President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen talks during a press briefing on Covid-19 vaccination developments on April 14, 2021 in Brussels. (Photo: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images) News
After US Reversal, EU 'Ready to Discuss' Covid-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver
Growing pressure to waive IP protections comes as a new study estimates the pandemic has actually killed 6.93 million people, more than double the reported number of global deaths.
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A gas flare is seen at an oil well site on July 26, 2013 outside Williston, North Dakota. Gas flares are created when excess flammable gases are released by pressure release valves during the drilling for oil and natural gas. (Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images) News
New UN Report Highlights 'Absolutely Critical' Need to Dramatically Slash Global Methane Emissions
"Reducing human-caused methane emissions is one of the most cost-effective strategies to rapidly reduce the rate of warming and contribute significantly to global efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C."
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A demonstrator holds a banner that reads "The IMF's abuse destroys Argentina" during a protest against the International Monetary Fund on February 12, 2020 in Buenos Aires. (Photo: Patrick Haar via Getty Images) News
$152 Trillion. That's How Much Wealthy Countries 'Drained' From the Global South Since 1960
"Poor countries are developing rich countries, not the other way around."
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Former Maldivian president and presidential candidate Mohamed Nasheed speaks to the press in Male on November 10, 2013. News
'True Climate Hero' Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives Injured in Suspected Bomb Attack
"Cowardly attacks like these have no place in our society," said Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid.
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CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin interrupted a General Dynamics shareholder meeting in Reston, Virginia on May 5, 2021. (Photo: Medea Benjamin) News
Peace Activist Interrupts General Dynamics Shareholder Meeting to Blast the Business of War
CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin took CEO Phebe Novakovic to task for "personally making $21 million a year through a business model that thrives on conflict, death, and destruction."
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Protesters hold bees killed by pesticides prior to the annual shareholders meeting of German chemicals and pharmaceuticals conglomerate Bayer AG on April 26, 2019 in Bonn, Germany. (Photo: Maja Hitij via Getty Images) News
Rejecting Bayer Appeal, Top EU Court Upholds Ban on Bee-Killing Pesticides
"The Court of Justice has reaffirmed that protecting nature and people's health takes precedence over the narrow economic interests of powerful multinationals," said Greenpeace.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson departs from the G7 foreign ministers' meeting on May 5, 2021 in London, England. News
'No More Excuses': With US Behind Patent Waiver, Canada, UK, and EU Urged to Immediately Follow Suit
"We urge all world leaders to see the writing on the wall and put peoples' lives ahead of corporate profit."
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Demonstrators hold a rally in Washington, D.C. urging the U.S. to commit to a global coronavirus vaccination plan that includes sharing vaccine formulas with the world on May 5, 2021. News
'Cry No Tears for These Death Profiteers': Pharma Stocks Plunge as Biden Backs Vaccine Patent Waiver
"It's almost as if the financial interests of the pharmaceutical industry are diametrically opposed to the health and well-being of the planet."
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Workers handle Covid-19 vaccines at a distribution center in Chandigarh, India on May 4, 2021. (Photo: Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) News
Global Health Leaders Hail 'Monumental Moment' in Covid-19 Fight as US Supports Vaccine Waiver
"Countries that continue to oppose the WTO waiver—such as European Union countries, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, Norway, Japan, and Brazil—must now take action, too."
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