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07.04.2020

#NiñasNoMadres: Argentines protest against the forced pregnancy of young girls

#NiñasNoMadres: Argentines protest against the forced pregnancy of young girls

‘A pregnant girl is a raped girl’ Written by Romina Navarro The only jurisdictions in Latin America where abortion is legal on request are Cuba, Uruguay, and a few states in Mexico. In Argentina, abortion is legal… »

06.04.2020

Bringing communities together through film: community cinema responses to COVID-19

Bringing communities together through film: community cinema responses to COVID-19

Community cinemas across the UK play a valuable role in bringing communities together to engage with film, build relationships, combat loneliness, to educate. In times of physical distancing they, and their representative body Cinema For All have found new ways to continue this. The current Coronavirus pandemic is affecting us… »

06.04.2020

Thoughts about the current crisis on Qing Ming Jié´s Day

Thoughts about the current crisis on Qing Ming Jié´s Day

It is Qing Ming Jié (清明节) in China today or Day of the Dead, roughly equivalent to Spain´s El Día de Todos los Santos (All Saints Day). On this date Chinese families pay homage to their dead and ancestors by visiting their tombs and taking food to their loved ones… »

06.04.2020

Is racism and bigotry in our DNA?

Is racism and bigotry in our DNA?

The Conversation Tom Oliver Is bigotry in our DNA, a remnant of our fear of “the other” way back when that was necessary? If so, why do some battle with their instincts while others embrace them? Peter, 71, Darlington I, Pencil, simple… »

05.04.2020

How Did We End Up Here?

How Did We End Up Here?

Every day, all day long, we are bombarded with updates and analyses about COVID-19, a virus that has stopped our one and only planet from “turning.” The whole world is on lockdown and almost everything has been shut down: businesses, cultural centers, religious institutions, etc. In the early 80s, I… »

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… »

05.04.2020

Covid-19: Independent Media is Antidote to Chaos, Don’t Censor it

Covid-19: Independent Media is Antidote to Chaos, Don’t Censor it

by Gautam Navlakha  An independent media and alert citizenry should not be suppressed, abused or slighted. The Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin West in Delhi in March has emerged as the biggest viral spreader of Covid-19 and highlights the failure of the central government and the Delhi government. That the… »

04.04.2020

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The U.S. Prison Pandemic

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: The U.S. Prison Pandemic

Stay at home. Shelter in place. Maintain social distance. We now know how to slow the COVID-19 pandemic. Containment of the novel coronavirus requires that we act together, as a global community. But not everyone has the freedom to take these steps. The United States is the greatest jailer in… »

04.04.2020

Capitalism Has Failed in Fighting Coronavirus

Capitalism Has Failed in Fighting Coronavirus

By Richard D. Wolff The desperate policies of panic-driven governments involve throwing huge amounts of money at the economies collapsed in response to the coronavirus threat. Monetary authorities create money and lend it at extremely low interest rates to the major corporations and especially big banks “to get them through… »

04.04.2020

A Department of Actual Defense in a Time of Coronavirus

A Department of Actual Defense in a Time of Coronavirus

When a few thousand people were murdered on September 11, 2001, I was actually stupid enough – I kid you not – to imagine that the general public would conclude that because massive military forces, nuclear arsenals, and foreign bases had done nothing to prevent and much to provoke those… »

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