The incidents still happening in the Oromia region. Why is the government not fulfilling its responsibilities? This webinar comes at a critical period in world history where the unfolding of a shifting balance of forces between the western industrialized states and the overwhelming world majority of the Global South has created social and political tensions which are being manifested in numerous ways on the international scene. There is the upcoming COP27 United Nations Climate Conference in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt during November once again providing a forum for the ever-intensifying debates over the necessity of addressing problems of atmospheric and land pollution which have resulted in extreme weather events impacting the supply of water, food and quality housing for several billion people throughout the world. The COVID-19 pandemic beginning in early 2020, worsened the already unequal distribution of economic resources in both developing and western capitalist countries. Workplace closures, the lack of adequate healthcare personnel, and the failure of the United States to act rapidly early on in the pandemic have had a devastating impact on the people of various geopolitical regions. Even in the U.S., the largest capitalist economy in the world, millions of workers were idled or forced to shift to a new employment paradigm. Hundreds of thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises were forced to go out of operation due to a lack of demand as well as disruptions in the availability of employees.