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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… »

14.03.2020

Meet the 17-Year-Old Behind a Website Tracking Coronavirus Cases That Is Now a Vital Global Resource

Meet the 17-Year-Old Behind a Website Tracking Coronavirus Cases That Is Now a Vital Global Resource

A teenager’s website tracking coronavirus has become one of the most vital resources for people seeking accurate and updated numbers on the pandemic. The URL is nCoV2019.live. We speak with 17-year-old Avi Schiffmann, a high school junior from Mercer Island outside Seattle, who started the site in late December, when coronavirus… »

09.03.2020

Corporations are Human Creations. We Can’t Let Them Threaten Our Survival

Corporations are Human Creations. We Can’t Let Them Threaten Our Survival

By David Korten We live in a world in extreme crisis. By the estimates of the Global Footprint Network, the human species currently consumes at a rate 1.7 times what Earth’s regenerative systems can sustain. Yet billions of people face a daily struggle for survival that strips them of happiness… »

08.03.2020

This is not just a gender gap: It’s a power gap

This is not just a gender gap: It’s a power gap

By Naba Kishor Pujari 25 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action set out a clear path on how to achieve gender equality, the world has witnessed remarkable progress. However, the Report of the UN Secretary-General on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action points out that violence… »

06.03.2020

Coronavirus: Countries are not grasping reality of threat, warns WHO chief as 300 million students sent home worldwide

Coronavirus: Countries are not grasping reality of threat, warns WHO chief as 300 million students sent home worldwide

By Countercurrents Collective World Health Organization (WHO) officials have warned that some countries are not taking the coronavirus crisis seriously enough, as outbreaks surged across Europe and in the U.S. where medical workers sounded warnings over a “disturbing” lack of hospital preparedness. The epidemic has wreaked havoc on international business,… »

05.03.2020

Tropical forests are now carbon source, not carbon sinks

Tropical forests are now carbon source, not carbon sinks

By Countercurrents Collective The world’s tropical forests are no longer carbon sinks because of human activity, and these forests now emit more carbon than these are able to absorb from the atmosphere as a result of the dual effects of deforestation and land degradation, finds a new study. The study… »

03.03.2020

Stop the Extradition of Julian Assange-Defend Freedom of the Press

Stop the Extradition of Julian Assange-Defend Freedom of the Press

By Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate I would like to thank Eamon McMahon and the Organizers of this event for giving us the opportunity to discuss what I consider to be one of the most important issues of our time, namely, War and Peace and the right for public to… »

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