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19.04.2020

The Power of Art in A Time of Coronavirus Crisis

The Power of Art in A Time of Coronavirus Crisis

By Jaya Ramachandran PARIS (IDN) – As billions of people find themselves either in lockdown or on the front lines combating the COVID-19 pandemic, the first celebration of World Art Day on April 15 is a timely reminder that “art has the power to unite and connect in times of… »

17.04.2020

What’s the Matter With Science?

What’s the Matter With Science?

By David Swanson What’s the matter with science? By that, do I mean, why don’t we turn away from corrupt politics and religion and follow the way of science? Or do I mean, why have we allowed science to so corrupt our politics and our culture? I mean, of course,… »

15.04.2020

Millions Watch Andrea Bocelli Sing in Empty Milan Cathedral

Millions Watch Andrea Bocelli Sing in Empty Milan Cathedral

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performed a solo Easter concert from an empty Milan Cathedral streamed live to millions of people around the world in coronavirus lockdown. The “Music for Hope” performance, which was streamed on YouTube from Milan’s Duomo cathedral, has been watched more than 22 million times so far. »

14.04.2020

Can Democracy Survive the Coronavirus?

Can Democracy Survive the Coronavirus?

By Sonali Kolhatkar The COVID-19 global pandemic has prompted a major question about leadership in a time of crisis: how to balance the importance of public health with the respecting of individual liberty? The virus respects no borders. It cares little for how nations are run, whether through democratic governance… »

12.04.2020

Inside the Beatles’ messy breakup, 50 years ago

Inside the Beatles’ messy breakup, 50 years ago

By Tim Riley -The Conversation Fifty years ago, when Paul McCartney announced he had left the Beatles, the news dashed the hopes of millions of fans, while fueling false reunion rumors that persisted well into the new decade. In a press release on April 10, 1970… »

12.04.2020

Preventing an Internet Crash: Conserving Precious Bandwidth

Preventing an Internet Crash: Conserving Precious Bandwidth

By Hazel Henderson*  Now everyone and every organization on the planet is going virtual, we can observe some simple rules and etiquette in all our online communications, so as to preserve our internet and ensure priority access for our children trying to learn online and all our first responders, health… »

10.04.2020

UNESCO condemns theft of masterpieces during quarantine

UNESCO condemns theft of masterpieces during quarantine

The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) condemned this Thursday recent thefts of masterpieces, carried out by criminals who took advantage of the measures decreed to fight against Covid-19 pandemic. While most people are at home, criminals have been taking advantage of confinement to commit their misdeeds,… »

07.04.2020

10 years ago today WikiLeaks released ‘Collateral Murder’

10 years ago today WikiLeaks released ‘Collateral Murder’

DiEM25 Communications Exactly 10 years ago WikiLeaks released a US military video depicting the slaying of over a dozen people in Iraq. Today is April 5. Exactly 10 years ago WikiLeaks released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in Iraq – including… »

07.04.2020

Hungary: Law to fight coronavirus creates ‘uncertainty’ for journalists

Hungary: Law to fight coronavirus creates ‘uncertainty’ for journalists

A law that holds a prison sentence of up to five years for spreading “false information” is part of new measures against COVID-19. As Fanny Facsar reports, journalists fear it could make it even harder to report news. These are turbulent times in Hungary, with a single political decision receiving massive international attention. It’s… »

06.04.2020

Bringing communities together through film: community cinema responses to COVID-19

Bringing communities together through film: community cinema responses to COVID-19

Community cinemas across the UK play a valuable role in bringing communities together to engage with film, build relationships, combat loneliness, to educate. In times of physical distancing they, and their representative body Cinema For All have found new ways to continue this. The current Coronavirus pandemic is affecting us… »

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