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24.03.2020

An Often Overlooked Region of India Is a Beacon to the World for Taking on the Coronavirus

An Often Overlooked Region of India Is a Beacon to the World for Taking on the Coronavirus

By Vijay Prashad and Subin Dennis K.K. Shailaja is the health minister in the Left Democratic Front government in Kerala, the state in the southwest of India that has a population of 35 million people. On January 25, 2020, she convened a high-level meeting to discuss the outbreak of COVID-19… »

23.03.2020

Xi Calls for Building a Common Health Community for Humanity

Xi Calls for Building a Common Health Community for Humanity

Chinese President Xi Jinping said China is ready to work with France to enhance the central role of the United Nations and the World Health Organisation in improving global public health governance and building a common health community for humanity. Xi made these statements in a recent message of solidarity… »

23.03.2020

The UBI After the Coronavirus

The UBI After the Coronavirus

By Jhon Sánchez Before the Coronavirus outbreak, the first reaction I heard from people when I explained to them about the Universal Basic Income was, “Is this communism?” My listeners seemed to enter in a trance-like state as if they were watching live a congressional hearing during the McCarthy era. »

23.03.2020

Petition for Emergency Basic Income for the EU

Petition for Emergency Basic Income for the EU

All of Europe is now in a state of emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic, and each state taking urgent measures to address it. At present, the European Commission has announced some initial measures, which include loosening the financial stability rules, funds for research and support for the most vulnerable… »

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… »

22.03.2020

Women’s rights, traditional knowledge and biodiversity

Women’s rights, traditional knowledge and biodiversity

Women’s organising in Kyrgyzstan serves as an example of the inseparable linkages between gender, environmental and economic justice. The sheer scale of the challenges faced by our planet is difficult to comprehend, but there is now at least recognition of the fact that ecological and social crises must be tackled… »

22.03.2020

UN welcomes response by Libyan parties to calls for humanitarian pause

UN welcomes response by Libyan parties to calls for humanitarian pause

The United Nations on Saturday welcomed the “positive responses” of Libya’s Tripoli-based government and the Libyan National Army (LNA) to calls for a pause to stop the fighting, in the hopes that this would allow humanitarian access throughout the crisis-torn country and head off the potential threat… »

21.03.2020

Trump’s Pandemic Response: Pander to CEOs, Abandon Workers

Trump’s Pandemic Response: Pander to CEOs, Abandon Workers

“No, I don’t take responsibility at all,” President Donald Trump declared, blaming his deadly, delayed response to the coronavirus pandemic on everyone from China to Obama to the Democrats. Meanwhile, Trump is pushing a taxpayer-funded stimulus package that will redistribute wealth…to the rich. Hundreds of thousands have already lost their… »

21.03.2020

“We need different priorities in the field of pharmaceutical innovation”

“We need different priorities in the field of pharmaceutical innovation”

Following the threat of legal action against the Italian open source researchers Fracassi and Ramaioli from the company contracted to provide respiratory devices for a hospital in the Italian city of Chiari, we spoke with Panos Papadopoulos, lawyer and social anthropologist, who served as Director… »

21.03.2020

Coronavirus. Wet’suwet’en heraditary chiefs activities slow down and Export Development Canada consider a loan to Coastal GasLink

Coronavirus. Wet’suwet’en heraditary chiefs activities slow down and Export Development Canada consider a loan to Coastal GasLink

The solidarity movement activities with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs has slow down in recent days because of coronavirus in Canada. Earlier in March a federal Crown corporation, Export Development Canada (EDC) has consider a loan to Coastal GasLink. If Export Development Canada (EDC) issues the loan, it will in effect… »

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