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07.05.2020

Interview with Professor Zhang, regarding the Chinese care of COVID-19

Interview with Professor Zhang, regarding the Chinese care of COVID-19

We had the chance to interview Professor Zhang, who is working in Infection Department at the Health System in the city of Chongqing, China, in order to consult him, as an expert and part of the team helping Hubei Province, about the most important measures that were implemented in China… »

07.05.2020

Top UN Official Calls for Universal Basic Income to Tackle Growing Inequality

Top UN Official Calls for Universal Basic Income to Tackle Growing Inequality

The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a health crisis, but it is also proving to be an economic disaster for huge numbers of people worldwide. A senior UN official with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) is calling for countries to provide citizens with a universal basic income, to help the… »

26.04.2020

A Shift in Values Thanks to the Corona Virus Pandemic

A Shift in Values Thanks to the Corona Virus Pandemic

“Next year I don’t want to hear anything about the ABS-CBN ball, FAMAS awards and those expensive glittery parties and events. I don’t want to see a single actor, actress, celebrity, sports star or politician on any red carpet trying to push their BS political agenda on us all!  Next… »

25.04.2020

Stay, Protect and Work with our Mother Earth

Stay, Protect and Work with our Mother Earth

PMPI STATEMENT ON EARTH DAY This is no ordinary Earth Day to celebrate. We are now both in a climate and health crisis. Each crisis threatens humanity’s existence. WE are being asked to STAY. In the context of the health pandemic, we are being asked to limit movements… »

19.04.2020

The Pandemic of Fear, a View from Moscow

The Pandemic of Fear, a View from Moscow

by Lyubov Sharkova In just a short period of time, the world in Russia has changed for everyone. I’ve started to notice how people around me are going mad. They’ve started blaming and avoiding other people, making social distance the priority of their lives. These people are well-educated, well-off, with… »

10.04.2020

Exit Global Wars, Enter Coronavirus

Exit Global Wars, Enter Coronavirus

by Achala Moulik  For now, political and ideological differences are being sunk to outwit a common enemy. Will it last? The war against Coronavirus, paradoxically, has made friends out of foes while waging war on the now common and powerful enemy. Russia has sent urgent medical supplies to a besieged… »

08.04.2020

The Philippines Moving to Active Middle Power Diplomacy

The Philippines Moving to Active Middle Power Diplomacy

Viewpoint by Aileen S P Baviera* Professor Aileen Baveira died of COVID-19 in Manila on 21 March 2020. MANILA (IDN) — The Philippines was first a colony and then a formal treaty ally of the United States for so long that many Filipinos tend to take the… »

08.04.2020

Day of National Fasting On Friday, April  10, 2020

Day of National Fasting On Friday, April  10, 2020

Samaj Sevaks, constructive organizations and Gandhians from across the country have strongly felt the need to atone, at the time of this Corona Crisis, for the sins that we have committed against migrant workers. We are all jointly responsible for the utter neglect of the village poor during the last… »

06.04.2020

COVID-19: What about the transgender community?

COVID-19: What about the transgender community?

By Shawn Sebastian Only the Kerala government announced temporary housing and food facilities for transgenders in the state so far. The 21-day nationwide lockdown to control the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has spelt trouble for the transgender community in India. With little savings and social security benefits, many have… »

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… »

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