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02.04.2020

Belarusian women turn to self-defence in battle against domestic violence

Belarusian women turn to self-defence in battle against domestic violence

Written by Hanna Liubakova Wen-Do, the women’s self-defence technique, has a growing following in Minsk On an early Saturday morning some 15 women gather in one of the ubiquitous, grey, three-story buildings in the outskirts of Minsk, capital of Belarus. There are coffee and snacks… »

02.04.2020

Coronavirus: What are the lockdown measures across Europe?

Coronavirus: What are the lockdown measures across Europe?

Countries across Europe have significantly curbed public life in order to halt the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. DW breaks down what life in lockdown means and how long the measures are expected to last. Italy Restrictions in place until April 13, could extend to July 31 Italy issued a nationwide… »

02.04.2020

Stop Coronavirus: The Pandemic Where There is a Lack of Water

Stop Coronavirus: The Pandemic Where There is a Lack of Water

Energia per i Diritti Umani Onlus started the “Stop Coronavirus” campaign in Senegal and Gambia in order to raise awareness among the population on the real risks of the global pandemic and give free equipment to prevent the transmission of pathogens. »

01.04.2020

Could COVID-19 Reshape Global Leadership?

Could COVID-19 Reshape Global Leadership?

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies As U.S. COVID-19 cases double every few days and the death toll mounts, the U.S. seems to be caught in a “worst of both worlds” predicament: daily life and much of the U.S. economy is shut down, but no real progress has… »

31.03.2020

Hungary: Emergency Law gives carte blanche powers to government – free media and human rights defenders needed more than ever

Hungary: Emergency Law gives carte blanche powers to government – free media and human rights defenders needed more than ever

The Hungarian Parliament adopted the so-called “Authorization Act”,  allowing indefinite government rule by decree. The role of free media and a strong civil society is now more vital than ever to ensure government accountability. Fully aware of its increased responsibility, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee is reorganising its activities and intensifying… »

31.03.2020

Civilized, Barbarians, Savages

Civilized, Barbarians, Savages

Antonio C. S. Rosa | Editor – TRANSCEND Media Service A civilization or culture is defined as a set of customs, traditions, ethics, values, language, music, dance, gastronomy, clothing, religion, and social and political organization of a people, ethnic group, tribe, or nation. British scholars of… »

31.03.2020

When Economists Try to Solve Health Crises, the Results Can Often Be Disastrous

When Economists Try to Solve Health Crises, the Results Can Often Be Disastrous

Classical economics helped kill millions in the British Empire’s famines—following economic orthodoxy today could be just as deadly. By Justin Podur I’m writing this at 585,000 worldwide active cases, 26,000 deaths, and with only China and Korea seemingly under some sort of control (using a social metric tool, Worldometer). The… »

30.03.2020

New York Prisons Called ‘Death Camps’ in the Making

New York Prisons Called ‘Death Camps’ in the Making

By Frances Madeson Every day, says Donna Robinson, a bucket of bleachy water is delivered to a ward in Bedford Hills to be used by the sixty women housed there, her own daughter among them. That’s the extent of the supplies they receive to keep their area sanitized from… »

30.03.2020

‘A Harrowing Warning’ to All as Hungary Hands Far-Right Leader Dictatorial Powers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

‘A Harrowing Warning’ to All as Hungary Hands Far-Right Leader Dictatorial Powers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

“We could have a parallel epidemic of authoritarian and repressive measures following close if not on the heels of a health epidemic.” By Jake Johnson, staff writer Human rights groups and activists issued dire warnings about the state of democracy in Hungary—and the rest of the world—after the nation’s parliament… »

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,”… »

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