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14.03.2020

To Help Stem Coronavirus, Lift Sanctions on Iran

To Help Stem Coronavirus, Lift Sanctions on Iran

Co-Written by Ariel Gold and Medea Benjamin The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is far from the first proof of how intertwined we are as a global community. The climate crisis and the refugee crisis have long been glaring examples that the wars or CO2 emissions on one continent risk the lives… »

14.03.2020

Meet the 17-Year-Old Behind a Website Tracking Coronavirus Cases That Is Now a Vital Global Resource

Meet the 17-Year-Old Behind a Website Tracking Coronavirus Cases That Is Now a Vital Global Resource

A teenager’s website tracking coronavirus has become one of the most vital resources for people seeking accurate and updated numbers on the pandemic. The URL is nCoV2019.live. We speak with 17-year-old Avi Schiffmann, a high school junior from Mercer Island outside Seattle, who started the site in late December, when coronavirus… »

11.03.2020

Could the Coronavirus Change our Civilization Forever?

Could the Coronavirus Change our Civilization Forever?

Everything’s changing very rapidly in the last few weeks — economically, ecologically, technologically, and socially. Different from other large scale disruptions, this one has no end in sight. Hurricanes, earthquakes, and blackouts have a short life span; everyone waits for the problem to pass and then starts reconstruction and a… »

11.03.2020

Did you know this about Iran and the coronavirus?

Did you know this about Iran and the coronavirus?

This is bad. Since February 19, when the first coronavirus cases were identified in Iran, at least 6,566 people—about one in every 12,000 Iranians—have been infected. At least 237 people have died. Iran is third, behind China and South Korea, in cases of coronavirus per population. Due to U.S. sanctions,… »

09.03.2020

Ban Parades Now

Ban Parades Now

As I proposed before the CPAC meeting and will again now, there is a danger in large gatherings and a precedent of ignoring that danger to great detriment. The steps China has taken against the coronavirus (rapidly building new hospitals, testing huge numbers of people, quarantining people swiftly and effectively)… »

09.03.2020

Breathe: A Mask Wouldn’t Protect You Against Medical Bills

Breathe: A Mask Wouldn’t Protect You Against Medical Bills

Why would someone be afraid to be in quarantine? I asked myself as I read the following question in Quora. But there are reasons to be afraid. First of all, the medical bills. The twenty-seven million uninsured Americans cause uncertainty to the ability of the government to control the… »

08.03.2020

When a Weapons Show Is Canceled By Coronavirus

When a Weapons Show Is Canceled By Coronavirus

Imagine a weapons show canceled because of coronavirus. It may already have happened. It’s certainly imaginable. But now try to imagine a coronavirus show canceled by a bomb threat. Can you picture a fossil fuel lobbyists’ retreat canceled by coronavirus? Of course you can. It may have happened already. But… »

08.03.2020

Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario. No bargaining dates set by government, ETFO take action Monday

Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario. No bargaining dates set by government, ETFO take action Monday

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will hold a media conference on Monday March 9 at 2:30 p.m. to announce its next phase of strike action. President Sam Hammond will discuss the fact that ETFO is still waiting for Ford’s Minister of Education Stephen Lecce to send his team… »

08.03.2020

Sanders Unveils Plan to Address GOP Attacks on Reproductive Rights and the Black Maternal Mortality Crisis

Sanders Unveils Plan to Address GOP Attacks on Reproductive Rights and the Black Maternal Mortality Crisis

“There has been no time in the history of this country when women, especially Black women, have had the reproductive freedom and justice that they deserve. In my administration, that will finally change.” By Jessica Corbett, staff writer – Common Dreams While campaigning in the Midwest on Saturday ahead of a… »

07.03.2020

Make Your Choice: Medicare, or Coronavirus, For All

Make Your Choice: Medicare, or Coronavirus, For All

“My co-workers make impossible choices daily because a lot of us don’t have access to affordable health insurance,” Vladimir Clairjeune, a passenger service representative at JFK airport, said at a training session Wednesday, learning to deal with the coronavirus/COVID-19 epidemic. “[We] choose not to see a doctor for a health… »

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