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09.04.2020

Ending the Unthinkable Injustice of Human Chaining

Ending the Unthinkable Injustice of Human Chaining

By Emina Ćerimović and Kim Samuel When Akanni’s mother died in early 2018, she stopped eating for three weeks. Her mood became unpredictable; she was often shouting or sulking angrily. Medicine from a local pharmacist didn’t help. At a… »

08.04.2020

COVID-19: The Wrath of the gods?

COVID-19: The Wrath of the gods?

Mythological stories are rich with narratives referring to the grave sins of man, heaping down the wrath of the gods upon them in the form of floods, plague, fire and famine. Sometimes these crimes were perpetrated against the natural order of the world and other times against the divine authority… »

08.04.2020

First Person: ‘Fate’ of Italian nurse, and countless other health workers, depends on protective clothing

First Person: ‘Fate’ of Italian nurse, and countless other health workers, depends on protective clothing

A 24-year-old nurse in Italy who is treating patients with the deadly COVID-19 virus has been describing how her “fate” on any given day is dependent on how well she dresses in her protective clothing. Laura Lupi works at a COVID-19 hospital… »

08.04.2020

The State of the World’s Nursing 2020 Report – An In-Depth Look at the Largest Component of the Health Workforce

The State of the World’s Nursing 2020 Report – An In-Depth Look at the Largest Component of the Health Workforce

GENEVA, 7 April 2020 (WHO)* — The Covid-19 pandemic underscores the urgent need to strengthen the global health workforce. A new report, The State of the World’s Nursing 2020, provides an in-depth look at the largest component of the health workforce. Findings identify important gaps in the nursing workforce and… »

07.04.2020

The U.S. Should Fight COVID, Not Venezuela

The U.S. Should Fight COVID, Not Venezuela

By Leonardo Flores On April 1, the Trump administration hijacked a COVID-19 press conference to announce the deployment of U.S. Navy vessels and other military assets towards Venezuela. According to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, “included in this force package are Navy destroyers and littoral combat ships, Coast Guard Cutters,… »

07.04.2020

10 years ago today WikiLeaks released ‘Collateral Murder’

10 years ago today WikiLeaks released ‘Collateral Murder’

DiEM25 Communications Exactly 10 years ago WikiLeaks released a US military video depicting the slaying of over a dozen people in Iraq. Today is April 5. Exactly 10 years ago WikiLeaks released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in Iraq – including… »

05.04.2020

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Global Humanity

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Global Humanity

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. Has civilization taught us to be more friendly towards one another? Asked Bertrand Russell, the British philosopher and intellectual and explains further: …Within the herd we are more friendly to each other than are many species of animals, but in our attitude towards those outside… »

04.04.2020

Measures against COVID-19 need to include refugees and migrants

Measures against COVID-19 need to include refugees and migrants

WHO Regional Office for Europe A new publication highlights the importance of addressing the needs of refugees and migrants when preparing for or responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Refugees and migrants, particularly those who are displaced and/or living in camps and camp-like settings, are faced with specific challenges and vulnerabilities… »

04.04.2020

The Corona – An opportunity to replace militarist security with common and human security. Part 1

The Corona – An opportunity to replace militarist security with common and human security. Part 1

Governments have spent trillions on preparing for military threats created by their own policies. No one prioritised human and societal security. The unique over-reaction to COVID-19 should worry us much more than the virus itself. It can be seen as a panicky attempt to cover-up the failure of an outdated… »

03.04.2020

In a Pandemic, The Bomb Looks Different

In a Pandemic, The Bomb Looks Different

Everything looks different through the lens of Covid-19. by Vicki Elson and Timmon Wallis.* If we can suddenly mobilize trillions of dollars to prop up the economy, why can’t we mobilize trillions to provide better food, shelter, and health care for our children? If we can stop polluting China’s air… »

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