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29.03.2020

#LeaveNoOneBehind: Prevent the Corona catastrophe now – also at the external borders!

#LeaveNoOneBehind: Prevent the Corona catastrophe now – also at the external borders!

If you want to help with donations, you can do so here: www.leavenoonebehind2020.org/funds To meet this Coronavirus crisis, we need solidarity. Coronavirus will hit especially hard for those who already have difficulties. That includes refugees at Europe’s external borders, as well as the homeless,… »

27.03.2020

Cardinal denounces: “We in Europe give money to Turkey so refugees don’t annoy us”

Cardinal denounces: “We in Europe give money to Turkey so refugees don’t annoy us”

In Europe “we give money to Turkey so refugees don’t annoy us”, a cardinal has denounced. By Cameron Doody Key points – “I don’t see much difference with the wall Trump is building on the border with Mexico” – “People criticise Turkey’s use of refugees as a… »

26.03.2020

A Lesson Coronavirus is About to Teach the World

A Lesson Coronavirus is About to Teach the World

By Jonathan Cook If a disease can teach wisdom beyond our understanding of how precarious and precious life is, the coronavirus has offered two lessons. The first is that in a globalized world our lives are so intertwined that the idea of viewing ourselves as islands – whether as… »

25.03.2020

Why the Coronavirus Pandemic Poses Fundamental Challenges to All Societies

Why the Coronavirus Pandemic Poses Fundamental Challenges to All Societies

Quick and widespread testing and quarantine will help tackle the spread of COVID-19, not ultra-nationalism or hyper-capitalism. By Prabir Purkayastha The COVID-19 pandemic is now moving at a speed that the world had not anticipated a few weeks back. It reached its first 100,000 infected in 67 days, then doubled… »

25.03.2020

An Opportunity to Twist Human History

An Opportunity to Twist Human History

By Natalia Sierra Humanity is experiencing exceptional times, not only because of the difficult health situation we face as a global society, but also because of the abrupt changes in our way of life – more modern for some, less so for most – that this health emergency has brought… »

24.03.2020

COVID-19: UN chief calls for global ceasefire to focus on ‘the true fight of our lives’

COVID-19: UN chief calls for global ceasefire to focus on ‘the true fight of our lives’

In an appeal issued on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged warring parties across the world to lay down their weapons in support of the bigger battle against COVID-19: the common enemy that is now threatening all of humankind. “The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war”, he… »

19.03.2020

Dysfunctionality in a Coronavirus Winter

Dysfunctionality in a Coronavirus Winter

By Alastair Crooke – Strategic Culture Foundation Dr. Michael Osterholm of the Centre for Infectious Disease Research at University of Minnesota warned this week that the U.S. was unprepared for a Covid-19, and that the health crisis will get much worse in the weeks ahead: “Right now, we’re approaching this like… »

19.03.2020

Coronavirus pandemic: China and Cuba send medical teams, equipment and medicine to countries

Coronavirus pandemic: China and Cuba send medical teams, equipment and medicine to countries

By Countercurrents Collective China and Cuba have stepped in with practical measures at international level amidst the near-collapse health care situation in a number of capitalist countries in the face of coronavirus pandemic. China sending million masks & gloves to France China is shipping one million surgical masks and gloves… »

16.03.2020

Facing Two Pandemics: Coronavirus and Global Capital

Facing Two Pandemics: Coronavirus and Global Capital

On Sunday, Time magazine published a brilliant article, “In the Battle Against Coronavirus, Humanity Lacks Leadership” by Yuval Noah Harari. It’s a must-read piece that gives us an overview of pandemics throughout human history and shows the progress we have made, thanks to science. Mr Harari concludes… »

15.03.2020

WWIII: A 21st Century Enemy

WWIII: A 21st Century Enemy

The whole world is at war with an almost unknown enemy, one with a sophistication that challenges our 21st century technology. And it looks like the coronavirus is currently winning. The consequences of the pandemic will be disastrous for millions of people all over the world, but as opposed to… »

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