Health

30.03.2020

New York Prisons Called ‘Death Camps’ in the Making

New York Prisons Called ‘Death Camps’ in the Making

By Frances Madeson Every day, says Donna Robinson, a bucket of bleachy water is delivered to a ward in Bedford Hills to be used by the sixty women housed there, her own daughter among them. That’s the extent of the supplies they receive to keep their area sanitized from… »

30.03.2020

Coronavirus emergency: Health is a universal right above profit

Coronavirus emergency: Health is a universal right above profit

From different parts of the world, a number of humanists have reflected on the present moment and prepared this declaration and campaign which Pressenza is happy to endorse. Health is a universal right. Above market economics and financial speculation. With this appeal we are responding to the responsibility that… »

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,… »

28.03.2020

Testing, Triage and Tragedy: The Trump Pandemic

Testing, Triage and Tragedy: The Trump Pandemic

An eerie silence pervades the city, punctuated by the wail of ambulance sirens. Streets and sidewalks, which normally would be crowded with New Yorkers heading to restaurants, theaters and work, are now vacant. This is the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States. There are over 65,000 confirmed… »

28.03.2020

Coronavirus: Treating European patients in Germany

Coronavirus: Treating European patients in Germany

A small group of patients from Lombardy in Italy and the border region of Alsace in France are receiving treatment in German clinics. The symbolic value of the gesture is clear, but could it prove a useful strategy too? Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, most of Europe’s borders were closed… »

28.03.2020

“Stop Air Base Ramstein“ Protest Days Postponed until September

“Stop Air Base Ramstein“ Protest Days Postponed until September

The Stop Air Base Ramstein campaign week from July 5th to the 12th has been canceled as all events in the Rhineland-Palatinate, and thus in Kaiserslautern and Ramstein-Miesenbach, are canceled at least until July 10th, 2020. Instead, the Ramstein protest will come to Berlin from the 25th to the 27th… »

28.03.2020

Why is the U.S. So Exceptionally Vulnerable to Covid-19?

Why is the U.S. So Exceptionally Vulnerable to Covid-19?

By Nicolas J S Davies The United States has become the new center of the global coronavirus pandemic, with over 86,000 cases, more than China or Italy. More than a thousand Americans have already died, but this is surely only the very beginning of this… »

27.03.2020

Bernie Sanders Fights for Laid-off Worker Protections in $2 Trillion Stimulus with Corporate Bailout

Bernie Sanders Fights for Laid-off Worker Protections in $2 Trillion Stimulus with Corporate Bailout

The Senate unanimously approved a historic $2.2 trillion emergency relief package late Wednesday night to battle the unprecedented economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The House will consider the bill Friday before it goes to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law. 

The bill would massively expand unemployment benefits,… »

27.03.2020

British PM Boris Johnson Sickened with COVID-19; Ireland to Nationalize Hospitals

British PM Boris Johnson Sickened with COVID-19; Ireland to Nationalize Hospitals

In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced in a video posted on Twitter today he’s tested positive for COVID 19 and will work from home in self-isolation. And Ireland will nationalize its entire healthcare system for the duration of the pandemic. This is Irish Health Minister Simon Harris. “Patients with this… »

27.03.2020

Concerted Crisis Efforts: Hands of The Workers

Concerted Crisis Efforts: Hands of The Workers

The evident message of COVID-19 to many who have recognized it before, remains how connected we all are. As the world watches and absorbs mixed messages, reality for society’s fabric – the people – becomes one of questions and a search for answers, leadership. When the only sounds heard are… »

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