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21.04.2020

50th Anniversary of Earth Day

50th Anniversary of Earth Day

This week, on Wednesday, is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. While we may not be able to come together in the streets this year, that doesn’t mean we can’t take powerful, collective action online. From April 22 to 24, people across the world will come… »

21.04.2020

The Covid-19 Pandemic Evidences the Need to Cooperate Despite Political Differences

The Covid-19 Pandemic Evidences the Need to Cooperate Despite Political Differences

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba The impact of COVID19 can already be measured and will be assessed in the future by the striking numbers of people infected, the unacceptable numbers of deaths, the unquestionable damages to the world economy, production, trade, employment and personal income of… »

18.04.2020

China and France Support UN Ceasefire Resolution Still The Hope of Peace Lies on US

China and France Support UN Ceasefire Resolution Still The Hope of Peace Lies on US

By Jhon Sánchez Last month, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres called for a ceasefire to address the pandemic properly. “I am calling for an immediate ceasefire in all corners of the world. It is time to put armed conflict on… »

17.04.2020

U.S. Assault on WHO

U.S. Assault on WHO

The United States is unleashing a war against the World Health organization (WHO) as U.S. cuts funding to probe its ‘China ties’. However, the UN Chief has said: “Now is not the time!” The UN chief says WHO is “critical” in global war against Covid-19. As the pandemic rages on… »

16.04.2020

“Peace is Everybody’s Business”: U.S. Peace Council

“Peace is Everybody’s Business”: U.S. Peace Council

An Open Letter to the United States Government and The United Nations The U.S. Peace Council https://uspeacecouncil.org/ is a multi-racial, pro-working class, anti-imperialist organization committed to peace, economic and social justice and to international solidarity with the peoples of the world. The U.S. Peace Council was founded in 1979… »

12.04.2020

Now Is the Time to Dismantle Our Deportation Machine

Now Is the Time to Dismantle Our Deportation Machine

By Alina Das* – The Nation Covid-19 makes it clear that our fates are intertwined As our public health infrastructure buckles under the pressure of Covid-19, billions of federal dollars are flowing to the Department of Homeland Security for civil immigration enforcement. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border… »

10.04.2020

UN Ceasefire Defines War As a Non-Essential Activity

UN Ceasefire Defines War As a Non-Essential Activity

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies At least 70 countries have signed on to the March 23 call by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for a worldwide ceasefire during the Covid-19 pandemic. Like non-essential business and spectator sports, war is a luxury… »

10.04.2020

Air Quality Improves under Coronavirus Quarantines

Air Quality Improves under Coronavirus Quarantines

by Roee Ruttenberg Images from the European Space Agency show how pollution levels in China dropped between December 2019 and March 2020, as much of the country responded to COVID-19 and went into lockdown. Production halted, so emissions halted. It was a similar story in Italy’s industrial north, Europe’s first… »

05.04.2020

How Did We End Up Here?

How Did We End Up Here?

Every day, all day long, we are bombarded with updates and analyses about COVID-19, a virus that has stopped our one and only planet from “turning.” The whole world is on lockdown and almost everything has been shut down: businesses, cultural centers, religious institutions, etc. In the early 80s, I… »

05.04.2020

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Global Humanity

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Global Humanity

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, PhD. Has civilization taught us to be more friendly towards one another? Asked Bertrand Russell, the British philosopher and intellectual and explains further: …Within the herd we are more friendly to each other than are many species of animals, but in our attitude towards those outside… »

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