Daily Archives: May 21, 2018

IMF conditionality: still undermining healthcare & social protection?

by Jesse Griffiths , Gino Brunswijck

The IMF tried last year to counter long-running accusations that its lending and advice programmes damage health outcomes in developing countries, but the independent evidence points in the opposite direction. The question is whether the IMF will use this year’s reviews of its conditionality and of lending facilities for low-income countries (LICs) to switch approach and start helping Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) three to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.”

Phillippines | March for Human Rights and Democracy in the Philippines

MALAYA US Movement Against Killings and Dictatorship and for Democracy in the Philippines invites Americans to join them in on the March for Human Rights and Democracy in the Philippines. The movement states:

“This march aims to register our opposition to and rejection of the brutal Duterte administration and our affirmation of human rights and democracy in the Philippines.

Ukraine | Donbas war escalation at Gorlovka

As many sources report mutual shelling of Kiev regime forces and Donetsk republic rapidly increased in East Ukraine. The center of new military clashes is a western suburb of Gorlovka, a city under Donetsk republic’s control. Ukrainian army tried to take new positions and change a front line in its favour. That attempts have led to new clashes.