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21.03.2020

ETFO teachers in Ontario. Tentative Agreements at Central Bargaining Tables

ETFO teachers in Ontario. Tentative Agreements at Central Bargaining Tables

“This has been a very prolonged and difficult bargaining process. We are very grateful for the support and unwavering solidarity of our members, and the public who have continued to stand up for public education and the supports that our students and educators need now and in the future,” said ETFO… »

21.03.2020

Do You Support the Health Workers?

Do You Support the Health Workers?

By David Swanson U.S. politics has for three-quarters of a century been shaped by the question “Do you support the troops?” The understood meaning of the question has been “Do you want members of the military to live or do you wish them dead?” The effective meaning of the question… »

21.03.2020

Covering the Needs of Massive Production of Masks with 3D Low Cost Printing

Covering the Needs of Massive Production of Masks with 3D Low Cost Printing

In the battle to meet the needs in consumables and especially masks and stethoscopes, various scientists around the world are involved. Their weapon is 3D printing which seems to help in many areas, as we saw in a previous article on valves in Italy. This time, researchers who have gained… »

19.03.2020

Millions of Brazilians Protest from Windows and Balconies Demanding President’s Ouster

Millions of Brazilians Protest from Windows and Balconies Demanding President’s Ouster

In Brazil, the president of the Senate has tested positive for COVID-19, along with two Cabinet ministers and 16 members of President Bolsonaro’s entourage on a recent trip to the U.S. to meet with President Trump. Over the weekend, Bolsonaro — who should have self-quarantined under guidelines suggested by his… »

19.03.2020

‘We Cannot Test. We Cannot Test’: As Coronavirus Cases in US Spike 40% in One Day, Medical Workers Plea for Key Supplies

‘We Cannot Test. We Cannot Test’: As Coronavirus Cases in US Spike 40% in One Day, Medical Workers Plea for Key Supplies

“Testing is central because that leads to early detection, it minimizes further spread, and it quickly treats those found with the virus.” By Jessica Corbett, staff writer Common Dreams As it was reported Thursday that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States rose by over 40% in just… »

19.03.2020

St Petersburg firm creates online bar for self-isolating Russians

St Petersburg firm creates online bar for self-isolating Russians

As the country registers its first death, more Russians are staying indoors Written by Maxim Edwards A resourceful Russian firm has launched a bar to allow lonely extroverts some relief from self-isolation — online. Increasing numbers of Russians are opting for self-isolation after confirmed coronavirus cases rise steeply. At… »

18.03.2020

Chronicle from Coronaland 14 March

Chronicle from Coronaland 14 March

In the end, when living under extraordinary conditions, with intense worry excluding no one, causing suffering for many, we discover a profound reality: I exist because you exist. What we are experiencing nullifies everything that we were taught and have believed in since we were born. It’s like a gigantic… »

18.03.2020

12 Ways the U.S. Invasion of Iraq Lives On In Infamy

12 Ways the U.S. Invasion of Iraq Lives On In Infamy

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies While the world is consumed with the terrifying coronavirus pandemic, on March 19 the Trump administration will be marking the 17th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq by ramping up the conflict there. After an Iran-aligned militia allegedly struck a… »

18.03.2020

March 8: The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence ends its journey in Madrid

March 8: The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence ends its journey in Madrid

After 159 days travelling the planet with activities in 51 countries and 122 cities, overcoming multiple difficulties and unforeseen events, the World March team concluded its trip in Madrid on March 8, a date chosen as a tribute and a sign of support for women’s struggle. This arrival was celebrated… »

18.03.2020

The largest US-led military exercise in Europe scales down but COVID-19 doesn’t stop it!

The largest US-led military exercise in Europe scales down but COVID-19 doesn’t stop it!

By Jan Oberg Defender Europe 20 is a huge, basically US military exercise, on European soil between February and May this year. It has already started. In the midst of a closed-down coronavirus Europe. And it is war-preparing, not peace- or confidence-building. The diagram above from the British Army… »

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