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30.03.2020

ETFO members committed to supporting students during this uncertain period

ETFO members committed to supporting students during this uncertain period

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) understands the need for a plan and process for continuous learning for students in Ontario’s public education system during the temporary situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The ongoing well-being and success of students and that of our public education system is paramount,”… »

29.03.2020

Call to the G20: invest in Healthcare instead of further Militarisation

Call to the G20: invest in Healthcare instead of further Militarisation

IPB is calling for a dramatic reduction of military spending in favour of healthcare and meeting social needs The world’s oldest peace NGO, the Nobel Prize-winning IPB has called on G20 world leaders who are gathering via virtual means this coming week to send a message of peace and solidarity… »

29.03.2020

DiEM25 presents 3-point plan for dealing with COVID-19 depression

DiEM25 presents 3-point plan for dealing with COVID-19 depression

DiEM25’s 3-Point Plan for the COVID-19 Pandemic Step 1: Issue €1 trillion in ECB-Eurobonds Step 2: Inject a €2000 European Solidarity Cash Payment Step 3: Introduce a European Green Recovery & Investment Program Introduction: Lives, Livelihoods and the Union on the brink The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest test… »

28.03.2020

“Stop Air Base Ramstein“ Protest Days Postponed until September

“Stop Air Base Ramstein“ Protest Days Postponed until September

The Stop Air Base Ramstein campaign week from July 5th to the 12th has been canceled as all events in the Rhineland-Palatinate, and thus in Kaiserslautern and Ramstein-Miesenbach, are canceled at least until July 10th, 2020. Instead, the Ramstein protest will come to Berlin from the 25th to the 27th… »

27.03.2020

Japanese American Activists Hold National Day of Action to Release All Immigrants in Detention Facing Threat of Covid-19

Japanese American Activists Hold National Day of Action to Release All Immigrants in Detention Facing Threat of Covid-19

Tsuru For Solidarity is joining Detention Watch Network’s #FreeThemAll campaign to release immigrants in ICE detention to prevent migrant jails from becoming epicenters of COVID-19 spread. In doing so, Tsuru For Solidarity will share stories of how illness and disease in the WWII camps impacted Japanese Americans, and why this… »

26.03.2020

ETFO to donate $100,000 to Feed Ontario food banks to help mitigate hunger during COVID-19 crisis

ETFO to donate $100,000 to Feed Ontario food banks to help mitigate hunger during COVID-19 crisis

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has made a donation of $75,000 to Feed Ontario and a matching donation of another $25,000 for ETFO locals who are donating to community food banks in their areas. “We are living in unprecedented, uncertain and challenging times” said ETFO President Sam Hammond. »

24.03.2020

A Unique Opportunity to Reevaluate our Values and the Ways that we Live

A Unique Opportunity to Reevaluate our Values and the Ways that we Live

We are in the midst of a global pandemic the likes of which we have never seen before. While up to 30% of the American population might soon be out of work and everyday people are struggling to afford basic necessities like food and rent, Boeing has the audacity to… »

22.03.2020

COVID-19: Several members of La Via Campesina highlight the vulnerability of peasants and workers

COVID-19: Several members of La Via Campesina highlight the vulnerability of peasants and workers

La Via Campesina As Coronavirus spreads across countries and continents, several members of La Via Campesina have issued statements highlighting the precarious situation of peasants and migrant workers around the world. Here is a compilation of different Statements issued by the members. “Coronavirus hit the Migrant Farm Workers” Border… »

17.03.2020

European Humanist Forum postponed

European Humanist Forum postponed

Due to the spread of Covid-19 throughout Europe and, in particular, as a result of the severe measures taken in Italy to contain the contagion and the restrictions on travel to Italy by other countries, the organizing team, together with several leaders of the working groups, has decided to suspend… »

15.03.2020

Social Development Network Advocates for Clearer Directives and Comprehensive Plan Involving the Poorest Sectors and Frontline Health Workers

Social Development Network Advocates for Clearer Directives and Comprehensive Plan Involving the Poorest Sectors and Frontline Health Workers

PMPI Press Release  Rather than be enlightened and feel safe, people have become more frustrated and confused, following President Rodrigo Duterte’s press conference last 12 March 2020 as indicated in many social media postings. The press conference was most awaited given the prior announcement by the… »

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